Anger Netiquette?

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Anger Netiquette?
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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 12:54pm

I've seen lots of discussions on the boards about having avoid Facebook due to updates you don't want to see, inquiring emails about your TTC status from people that you just don't want to share yet, or the dreaded mass emai

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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 12:46am
I almost always walk away first to regain composure, then I am usually able to go back and respond "appropriately". I have never made a reply that I regretted via facebook around TTC/Pregnancy/etc.

If I get too aggravated I block their posts from showing up on my newsfeed. If I am able I will go to their page to check on their progress or for any updates.

 


 


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Sat, 07-02-2011 - 9:46am
I usually try to respond once I have my emotions in check (or not at all). If it's in regard to someone giving constant pregnancy updates, including ultrasound photos and such, I will block that person from my newsfeed as Courtney indicated, too. But, when someone offers unwanted and unsolicited advice to me either via comment response or private message, I will either ignore (if it's nothing that is too inflammatory), delete their comment from the thread (if it's something that I really don't need other people reading on my wall or if it's something that is causing a huge uproar), or I will occasionally respond however I am feeling if it's via private message. If that person doesn't get the hint to back off, then I will sometimes put that person into a group that cannot see my Facebook wall posts.

But, as far as anger relating to pregnancy and birth of other people's children, while it can sting, I don't usually let it get to the point of anger. I have the ability to choose whose information I want to see on my news feed. I can hide people for a while. I did that with a friend who wrote constant pregnancy updates. Once I found out that she had her baby and she stopped with the incessant talking about delivery and so forth, I was better able to cope. She now rarely posts things that are hurtful, in my mind, but she has started up a blog and she posts all sorts of things about what her kids are doing, what we baby is doing now, etc. I like her approach to that. Then, I just see constant notices that she has a new blog post. But, I can only decide to read them if I'm prepared to read them. Kind of like here - if there are posts that I just can't read right now, I will try to summon up the courage to read them at another point. But, no one will fault me if I choose not to read everything.
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Fri, 07-08-2011 - 12:12pm