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(Salon)   Parental oversharing is a social-media nightmare, and one woman has declared war on cuteness   (salon.com) divider line 243
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2013-04-05 05:23:51 PM  
Hero tag FTW!

Let the parents vs. childless fight begin!

/grabs popcorn
 
2013-04-05 05:36:16 PM  
I read the linked article, but decided to withhold judgement until I actually checked out her blog.  I mean, funny overcomes a lot of sins.  Problem? She's not funny.  At all.  Even a little bit.

/childless
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent
 
2013-04-05 05:45:15 PM  
Oh it's this thread again.
 
2013-04-05 05:48:23 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Oh it's this thread again.


This thread is nothing compared to being kept up all night by a colicky child. Just you wait....
 
2013-04-05 05:55:06 PM  
Is the article about people who go overboard about posting pics of thier kids and stuff on the facebooks?

because, I'm kinda like.. "this is your child, Not a puppy"

we all worry about our privacy, but these parants are blasting their childerns early, formative years all over the internet like it aint no thang.

there is actually going to be a generation of childern out there, where every bit of thier lives from GESTAITION is going to be a matter of public record
 
2013-04-05 05:55:17 PM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com
 
2013-04-05 05:55:34 PM  

Donnchadha: Nadie_AZ: Oh it's this thread again.

This thread is nothing compared to being kept up all night by a colicky child. Just you wait....


I have 4. They are either teenagers or older. I've been there. You are quite correct.
 
2013-04-05 05:56:01 PM  
I wanted to see if I could build a community.

Aren't you precious.
 
2013-04-05 05:57:55 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Is the article about people who go overboard about posting pics of thier kids and stuff on the facebooks?

because, I'm kinda like.. "this is your child, Not a puppy"

we all worry about our privacy, but these parants are blasting their childerns early, formative years all over the internet like it aint no thang.

there is actually going to be a generation of childern out there, where every bit of thier lives from GESTAITION is going to be a matter of public record


On the bright side, people who have posted those photos along with pics of their house, the kids' schools, and their favorite parks and malls won't have to dig around for photos when all those kids go missing
 
2013-04-05 06:01:35 PM  
Parents lives revolve around their kids, that's what it means to be a parent so here's a helpful hint, don't "friend" people that have kids if you don't wanted to be bombarded with pictures of Little Timmy with tampons up his nose after raiding mom's bathroom.
 
2013-04-05 06:10:09 PM  
smashinghub.com

i228.photobucket.com
www.webmastergrade.com
kassowal.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

/ come at me bro
 
2013-04-05 06:12:42 PM  
God yes. I have a coworker that shares her kids photos with me even though I don't want to see them. My boss has kids and my other coworkers have kids but they don't shove pictures of their kids in my face unless I specifically ask them about it.
 
2013-04-05 06:12:55 PM  
she's about 6 abortions funny...
 
2013-04-05 06:13:48 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-05 06:14:54 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Is the article about people who go overboard about posting pics of thier kids and stuff on the facebooks?


Honestly, if you don't enjoy your friends happiness through their kids, block them.  Or are you so needy as to not ever let your friend count drop?  You can even personalize your feed to avoid people who you think post too much!  OMG, so many options.  Complaining about it should be your last one.
 
2013-04-05 06:15:27 PM  
"...I didn't want to just start another navel gazing-blog."

Translation:I don't really have anything to say, but I'm going to take other peoples' content and repurpose it to make money and get slightly famous.
 
2013-04-05 06:15:40 PM  
graphicdesignjunction.com
smashmaterials.com
3.bp.blogspot.com
www.wallpaperswala.com

www2.hiren.info
shechive.files.wordpress.com

/ i do not entertain
 
2013-04-05 06:15:56 PM  
I get crap for posting more pics of my cats than my kids. Hmmmm
 
2013-04-05 06:16:04 PM  
It's a golden age for pedophiles though. Let's try to stay positive.
 
2013-04-05 06:16:34 PM  
I don't want to see pictures of what your farking kids are doing 6 times a day. I know you are so proud you figured out how to pork and they look just like you but you must keep in mind that 90% of your socialmedia network does not give 2 farks.

/I know I can always unfriend/unfollow and that's what I do.
 
2013-04-05 06:16:34 PM  
I have friends on Facebook who are single-issue posters. More than one of them only post pics of their kids. One only posts dog pictures and there's one who seems to post nothing but pictures of boats. I find them all equally annoying.
 
2013-04-05 06:16:51 PM  
one woman has declared war on cuteness

Apparently, she has done so with her face.

/Woof!
 
2013-04-05 06:17:35 PM  
This just in : many people who dominate social media constantly posting every random thought and massive numbers of pictures of their meals/children/pets/renovations/belongings/poop are very self involved and don't care what you think. More news at 11, when we discuss whether it is acceptable to beat people who don't stop sending us inspirational jpgs with horrible spelling and shiatty photos.
 
2013-04-05 06:18:12 PM  
First they came for the cute people, but I said nothing, because I am an ugly mofo.
 
2013-04-05 06:18:52 PM  
I don't have facebook (you're welcome, children of mine) so I'm not sure how this works. Are you somehow forced to look at pics of other people's kids? Who cares if they plaster their page with potty training pics? Just don't go look at them.
 
2013-04-05 06:19:45 PM  
Pictures of other people's children, pets, or holidays are always very interesting.
 
2013-04-05 06:21:07 PM  
Dear both sides,

You use social media, you pay the consequences. I say, let 'em crash.
 
2013-04-05 06:21:32 PM  
s24.postimg.org
 
2013-04-05 06:21:34 PM  
Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.
 
2013-04-05 06:23:16 PM  
It's pretty rare that I actually use my ignore list, but someone on this thread just got that treatment.

/does love baby animals, though
//have some baby capybaras playing while mama and papa get it on (plays music)
 
2013-04-05 06:24:40 PM  
Hit like if you don't like
 
2013-04-05 06:25:12 PM  

nicoffeine: My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me


Awesome!

nicoffeine: Hate is not a heroic stance.


You've been in the politics tab, right?
 
2013-04-05 06:26:13 PM  

nicoffeine: Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.


You're not too smart, are you?
 
2013-04-05 06:27:11 PM  
Someone whining about something that she knows nothing about...

...move along, nothing to see here, just one among many....
 
2013-04-05 06:28:15 PM  

nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.


It's not babies I hate, it's mindless parents who lack the ability to talk about anything else BUT their fark trophies that I cannot farking stand. I know more than a few of those.
 
2013-04-05 06:29:17 PM  

dennysgod: Parents lives revolve around their kids, that's what it means to be a parent so here's a helpful hint, don't "friend" people that have kids if you don't wanted to be bombarded with pictures of Little Timmy with tampons up his nose after raiding mom's bathroom.


As long as they aren't used tampons.
 
2013-04-05 06:29:30 PM  
I'm a photographer and a proud parent. As my child gets older and wants to start dressing up as his favorite characters from cartoons/movies/comics I intend to take pictures of him as those characters. And I will post them to Facebook AND YOU WILL MOTHERfarkING LIKE IT!
 
2013-04-05 06:29:41 PM  
All I ask of shutterbug parents, as a childless one who does find many offspring cute, please just keep the poo, pee, throwup, dirty diaper and other ickies to yourselves and fellow moms and dads? Other photos are just peachy.

/oblig: crotchfruit, breeders, childfree, hellspawn, etc.
 
2013-04-05 06:30:09 PM  
I'll just leave this here:  http://www.sandmanesq.blogspot.com .  Maybe she'll tell me to STFU up too.
 
2013-04-05 06:30:18 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: nicoffeine: Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

You're not too smart, are you?


Enlighten me with your wisdom. Tell me why hating people who are enamored whith their children is heroic.
 
2013-04-05 06:30:30 PM  
//laughing at all the comments from Farkers who were all little shiats once.
 
2013-04-05 06:31:38 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: All I ask of shutterbug parents, as a childless one who does find many offspring cute, please just keep the poo, pee, throwup, dirty diaper and other ickies to yourselves


Or reserve them for your Christmas cards, like everyone else.
 
2013-04-05 06:32:58 PM  
timujin:
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent


Where the hell did you go?
 
2013-04-05 06:33:05 PM  
nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.
I didn't read the article and am projecting like an IMAX theater.

Fixed.
 
2013-04-05 06:34:39 PM  

nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.


Nice of you to sign your post, Twunt.
 
2013-04-05 06:36:36 PM  

namegoeshere: I don't have facebook (you're welcome, children of mine) so I'm not sure how this works. Are you somehow forced to look at pics of other people's kids? Who cares if they plaster their page with potty training pics? Just don't go look at them.


Your friends recent activities show up on your news feed when you log into Facebook. If they post pics you see a preview of them there. There's probably ways to set who shows up on your news feed though, I deleted my Facebook after 2 months so I don't know for sure.
 
2013-04-05 06:38:21 PM  
farking crotchdropings
 
2013-04-05 06:38:59 PM  

nicoffeine: Enlighten me with your wisdom. Tell me why hating people who are enamored whith their children is heroic.


Not that I am defending this moron, but show me where she said she hates someone's babies, Einstein.

You can't.  You've fabricated it entirely.
 
2013-04-05 06:39:24 PM  
I'm very interested to hear what you made for dinner!!!!
 
2013-04-05 06:39:59 PM  
Read the article, and I am a parent.  Wasn't really offended.  To me the biggest problem with her argument is the same problem she has with the parents: nobody really cares or should care.

If you don't like the prevalence of child sharing, don't be friends with them or don't follow them.  Likewise, if you don't want to be made fun of, stop sharing every little moment of your precious snowflake's life.

In either case, complaining about it is like complaining water is wet or people vote differently or that internet has more cats than people.
 
2013-04-05 06:41:48 PM  
I'd still rather look at a picture of your kid's oddly shaped rash than the gazpacho you had for dinner last night.

And I'd rather do either than go on Twitter, for any reason, ever.

At least in this case, Generation Overshare is being obnoxious about something in the generally right direction.

/My lawn. Off it.
 
2013-04-05 06:42:01 PM  
I've been reading her blog for about a year or so now. I like it. It amuses me. I'm not saying it is the greatest example of comedy that ever comedied, but I still enjoy it.

It isn't so much the parents that post pictures of their kids that she posts about; it's the pictures of things people shouldn't even taking pictures of let alone posting for others to see such as poop, blood, vomit, and births.

She also comments on those parents that can't talk about anything other than their kids to the point where they "mommyjack" someone else's status among other things. "Oh your friend just died, well it is little Susie's 14 month birthday party this weekend, sorry you'll be at a wake and can't attend!"

The blog's motto is "you used to be fun, but then you had a baby."

I love hearing about my friend's kids and seeing pictures of them and such, but I like to be able to know you are still a person.
 
2013-04-05 06:42:32 PM  
War on cuteness?

What does she think she is... Kawaii Five-Oh?
 
2013-04-05 06:43:07 PM  
This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

40 minutes ago:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

2 hours ago:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

4 hours ago:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

4 1/2 hours ago:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

6 hours ago
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.
 
2013-04-05 06:44:02 PM  
I generally don't share pictures of my daughter with others.


crazycrackerz.com


Any wonder?


/ counting the years...
 
2013-04-05 06:44:28 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Is the article about people who go overboard about posting pics of thier kids and stuff on the facebooks?

because, I'm kinda like.. "this is your child, Not a puppy"

we all worry about our privacy, but these parants are blasting their childerns early, formative years all over the internet like it aint no thang.

there is actually going to be a generation of childern out there, where every bit of thier lives from GESTAITION is going to be a matter of public record


Some from conception
 
2013-04-05 06:44:32 PM  

nicoffeine: Soup4Bonnie: nicoffeine: Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

You're not too smart, are you?

Enlighten me with your wisdom. Tell me why hating people who are enamored whith their children is heroic.


It's not the people who are enamored with their children that's the problem. It's the people who post to sociaol media photos of loaded diapers, junior's first poop in a big boy toilet, multicolored post-Easter-candy vomit, and sometimes their own bloody placentas. Verily I saith unto thee, nobody wants to see those things!

/unless you are the kind of parent who posts such abominable photos and as such drives your vitriole towards the blogger, in which case, see above re how no one wants to see those things.
//mother of 2 infants, I would *never* post their loaded diaper photos on Fb. Such jewels are reserved for personal letters.
 
2013-04-05 06:45:37 PM  
sorry haters, but i totally agree with her. I'm tired of this "i made a baby, bow before me, i'm the most important person on earth"
 
2013-04-05 06:45:52 PM  
Jeteupthemiddle:   It isn't so much the parents that post pictures of their kids that she posts about; it's the pictures of things people shouldn't even taking pictures of let alone posting for others to see such as poop, blood, vomit, and births.

Not to mention that the children will be THRILLED when they are in Middle School and all their "friends" have access to all the cool pictures that were posted before Mommy and Daddy figured out that the internet is "forever."
 
2013-04-05 06:45:56 PM  
Is this the thread where douchebags without kids who feel the need to complain about their "friends" who do have kids (and have the audacity to put up status updates about them next to their douchebag cliche pictures of sunsets or lined up empty bottles of alcohol) as if there isn't a menu option to remove those parents from their wall feed so they don't have to be inconvenienced by people taking normal joy from what is now the center of their lives?
 
2013-04-05 06:46:02 PM  

nicoffeine: Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.


See, that's the problem with "people like you."

"People like you" don't have to have children. "People like you" are simpletons who, for whatever reason regarding whatever subject, take a legitimate criticism that's made somewhat in jest, and you turn it into a grandiose, PERSONALIZED issue.

Hopefully, your children don't adopt the same selfish, pitiful traits that have ingrained themselves into your personality.
 
2013-04-05 06:46:18 PM  
So she biatches about social media on her blog?

Anyone else catch that?

I view FB in the same light I view the stickers people put on their cars. You put it out there for me to read, if I don't give a chit about it I go on with my life.
 
2013-04-05 06:47:06 PM  
eh, i say stop biatching about your friends posting pictures of their kids. Look, if you don't like it, don't "friend" them on facebook. If the busy mommy/daddy has a minute or two, spend sometime with the friend. Hell, they prob need a break or breather anyway. They are a parent in addition to being your friend. Don't spend time biatching about them sharing moments that are special to them. To me, that makes you look like a douche.

/not a parent
//planning to be though
 
2013-04-05 06:47:41 PM  

nicoffeine: Tell me why hating people who are enamored whith their children is heroic.


Because "people like you" are nothing but idol worshipers. If someone were to create a religion based on your child, you'd probably turn into James Jones.
 
2013-04-05 06:48:01 PM  

MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.


You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.
 
2013-04-05 06:49:08 PM  

spiderpaz: Is this the thread where douchebags without kids who feel the need to complain about their "friends" who do have kids (and have the audacity to put up status updates about them next to their douchebag cliche pictures of sunsets or lined up empty bottles of alcohol) as if there isn't a menu option to remove those parents from their wall feed so they don't have to be inconvenienced by people taking normal joy from what is now the center of their lives?


No. That thread's over in the "Politics" tab, like usual.
 
2013-04-05 06:49:22 PM  

gittlebass: sorry haters, but i totally agree with her. I'm tired of this "i made a baby, bow before me, i'm the most important person on earth"


How's that inferiority complex working out for you?
 
2013-04-05 06:49:51 PM  

spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.


Was thinking the same thing when I saw that post.
 
2013-04-05 06:50:05 PM  

nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.


Considering you're the one contributing to the overpopulation of the Earth with your stupid kid who will probably do nothing more than sit around smoking weed and drinking with his buddies,
I'd say you're the filth.
 
2013-04-05 06:50:16 PM  

spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.


Agreed.  Scumbag move.
 
2013-04-05 06:51:16 PM  
breathtakingbabies.files.wordpress.com
crazycrackerz.com
dybiz.com
 
2013-04-05 06:51:27 PM  
There at least 2 filters you can employ.

1. It's a voluntary service you sign up for.
2. You can choose to block specific users.

I know not everyone who has beseiged me with friend requests wants to see pictures of the kid. But my parents, aunts, uncles, etc. sure do. Facebook is a good way to do that. Deal with it.

You could always jump to google+ and make circles, I guess.
 
2013-04-05 06:52:01 PM  

spiderpaz: Is this the thread where douchebags without kids who feel the need to complain about their "friends" who do have kids (and have the audacity to put up status updates about them next to their douchebag cliche pictures of sunsets or lined up empty bottles of alcohol) as if there isn't a menu option to remove those parents from their wall feed so they don't have to be inconvenienced by people taking normal joy from what is now the center of their lives?


You realize this happens in face-to-face conversations, not just on facebook, right? Might want to take some time away from the computer.
 
2013-04-05 06:53:00 PM  

gittlebass: sorry haters, but i totally agree with her. I'm tired of this "i made a baby, bow before me, i'm the most important person on earth"


But they're so proud of themselves. How could we not bow to their ability to plow and post pictures of the results.?
 
2013-04-05 06:53:16 PM  
Nobody gives a chit that you're at the gym

Nobody gives a chit about what you're eating

Nobody gives a chit about your kids.

Nobody gives a chit about your pets.

Nobody gives a chit about anything you post on FB.

That bout cover it?
 
2013-04-05 06:53:31 PM  

spiderpaz: gittlebass: sorry haters, but i totally agree with her. I'm tired of this "i made a baby, bow before me, i'm the most important person on earth"

How's that inferiority complex working out for you?


pretty good actually!

Not as bad as the superiority complex everyone with a kid has
 
2013-04-05 06:54:00 PM  

spiderpaz: You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.


Actually, all but one (whoops) are shared as "public" - so yeah, they are putting them out there for the entire internet. And frankly, I don't think they'd mind - they're the ones broadcasting their child's life hourly, ala The Truman Show.
 
2013-04-05 06:54:19 PM  

miketbj2: spiderpaz: Is this the thread where douchebags without kids who feel the need to complain about their "friends" who do have kids (and have the audacity to put up status updates about them next to their douchebag cliche pictures of sunsets or lined up empty bottles of alcohol) as if there isn't a menu option to remove those parents from their wall feed so they don't have to be inconvenienced by people taking normal joy from what is now the center of their lives?

You realize this happens in face-to-face conversations, not just on facebook, right? Might want to take some time away from the computer.


OMG you poor baby!  You were talking to your buddy about how hungover/jet-lagged/excited because something in YOUR life, and they had the nerve to talk about their kids (which now constitute 90% of their free time)?  Wow, you're such a good friend.
 
2013-04-05 06:54:58 PM  
Also, all babies are ugly. Every one. Not trolling.
 
2013-04-05 06:55:08 PM  

gittlebass: sorry haters, but i totally agree with her. I'm tired of this "i made a baby, bow before me, i'm the most important person on earth"


"Waaaaaa there are pictures on my Facebook feed that I don't want to look at.  Bow before my entertainment preferences."
 
2013-04-05 06:55:12 PM  
www.troll.me
 
2013-04-05 06:55:21 PM  
Cerebral Knievel: Is the article about people who go overboard about posting pics of thier kids and stuff on the facebooks?

because, I'm kinda like.. "this is your child, Not a puppy"

we all worry about our privacy, but these parants are blasting their childerns early, formative years all over the internet like it aint no thang.

there is actually going to be a generation of childern out there, where every bit of thier lives from GESTAITION is going to be a matter of public record


What of it? What exactly is it going to affect?
 
2013-04-05 06:55:40 PM  

spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.


More like Fark's biggest hero.
 
2013-04-05 06:56:03 PM  

spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.


No shiat. Like I wanted to see more random crotchfruit.
 
2013-04-05 06:56:38 PM  

spiderpaz: OMG you poor baby! You were talking to your buddy about how hungover/jet-lagged/excited because something in YOUR life, and they had the nerve to talk about their kids (which now constitute 90% of their free time)? Wow, you're such a good friend.


I think the point, that you're making clearly, is that everything should be about you, your children, and the difficult-yet-rewarding life that is parenthood.
 
2013-04-05 06:56:49 PM  

spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.


Honest question: can you hotlink pics from Facebook servers if their permissions are set to "only friends" or "friends of friends"? I was thinking that these must have been set to "public," but I could be wrong.
 
2013-04-05 06:57:54 PM  

Donnchadha: Nadie_AZ: Oh it's this thread again.

This thread is nothing compared to being kept up all night by a colicky child. Just you wait....


Unlike this thread society frowns upon turning children off for the night.
 
2013-04-05 06:58:06 PM  

ccundiff: gittlebass: sorry haters, but i totally agree with her. I'm tired of this "i made a baby, bow before me, i'm the most important person on earth"

"Waaaaaa there are pictures on my Facebook feed that I don't want to look at.  Bow before my entertainment preferences."


yeah there are, i dont want to look at pictures of baby shiat with the caption "LOL another mess for mommy and daddy, love our baby shes 13 months, 23 hours and 49 seconds old, and we count from conception!"
 
2013-04-05 06:58:16 PM  
crazycrackerz.com
.t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-05 06:58:37 PM  
HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.
 
2013-04-05 06:59:31 PM  
I have put three oversharers into "Hide" mode.

One updates no less than 20 times a day, always on her childrens' mundane daily activities, often accompanied by a picture.  I upset her and her friends when I told her that the fact that her and her husband had not been on a date in two years was not a good thing, and they should take one night a month just for the two of them.

One chronicles her child's never ending trips to the doctor for unknown maladies.  I am really starting to think there's a Munchausen by Proxy thing going on here.

The third one posts pictures of her kid's sporting events twice a week.  By posting pictures, I mean she posts at least 100 pictures every time.  There are 400 pictures of one game.   There are multiple comments about how the refs were biased, how the other team behaved in an unsportsman like way, etc etc.

Personally, I limit my pics and bragging on my child to the milestones and actual achievements.  Prom pictures, and congratulating her on winning a couple of musical competitions were the about all I crowed on in the last couple of years.   The main reason being I don't want to embarass her.  Which is also the reason I rarely post or comment on her FB page.

Oh, and some of you really didn't read the article, did you?
 
2013-04-05 06:59:34 PM  

gittlebass: ccundiff: gittlebass: sorry haters, but i totally agree with her. I'm tired of this "i made a baby, bow before me, i'm the most important person on earth"

"Waaaaaa there are pictures on my Facebook feed that I don't want to look at.  Bow before my entertainment preferences."

yeah there are, i dont want to look at pictures of baby shiat with the caption "LOL another mess for mommy and daddy, love our baby shes 13 months, 23 hours and 49 seconds old, and we count from conception!"


Or at least Daddy likes to think so.
 
2013-04-05 06:59:55 PM  
STFU, bloggers.

I don't have kids, and I haven't really noticed the phenomenon being referred to here.  I'm pretty sure, though, that blogging about blogging is worse than blogging about parenting.
 
2013-04-05 06:59:57 PM  
I work with engineers, so they sometimes talk so little that I don't even know they HAVE kids, let alone see photos of them. I have a photo OF MY DOG on my desk (and several family photos), so it weird me out a little when the people who have worked there for 20 years don't have a single photo of their kids.

On Facebook, I am MOSTLY FRIENDS with these people just to see pictures of their kids/or their life goings-on. What I can't stand is that half my friends will spam my feed with recipes or 'LIKE if you think this kitten is cute' or straight up scams (Bill Gates is giving a dollar for every person who shares this). I have tried clicking 'ONLY IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM THIS PERSON' but that seems to do nothing as far as I can tell. Yes, I have unfriended the worst offenders but some of my best friends in real life are REALLY STUPID on the internet.
 
2013-04-05 07:00:08 PM  

ReapTheChaos: namegoeshere: I don't have facebook (you're welcome, children of mine) so I'm not sure how this works. Are you somehow forced to look at pics of other people's kids? Who cares if they plaster their page with potty training pics? Just don't go look at them.

Your friends recent activities show up on your news feed when you log into Facebook. If they post pics you see a preview of them there. There's probably ways to set who shows up on your news feed though, I deleted my Facebook after 2 months so I don't know for sure.


Oh, thank you. So if you're one of the people who collects as many "friends" as possible, all their stuff shown up for you? *shudder* that sounds horrible, if you are anything but a teenage girl.
 
2013-04-05 07:00:34 PM  

timujin: I read the linked article, but decided to withhold judgement until I actually checked out her blog.  I mean, funny overcomes a lot of sins.  Problem? She's not funny.  At all.  Even a little bit.

/childless
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent


This. Mine was $25 with a hell of a good return on my investment.
 
2013-04-05 07:01:34 PM  
Don't understand. I'm your stereotypical kid hater and most of my friends have kids. Yet, I'm almost never annoyed by them or their kids. Hmm, it's like they KNOW I'm not interested in the cutesy kid stuff and they act accordingly. This isn't hard, people.
 
2013-04-05 07:01:45 PM  
I like kids and dogs.  They're not selling anything.  Some of their parents could use a swift boot in the ass, but little kids are cute, folks.  Easily as much so as cats.
 
2013-04-05 07:02:05 PM  

spiderpaz: Is this the thread where douchebags without kids who feel the need to complain about their "friends" who do have kids (and have the audacity to put up status updates about them next to their douchebag cliche pictures of sunsets or lined up empty bottles of alcohol) as if there isn't a menu option to remove those parents from their wall feed so they don't have to be inconvenienced by people taking normal joy from what is now the center of their lives?


No, this isn't that thread.
 
2013-04-05 07:02:49 PM  

megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.


Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10
 
2013-04-05 07:03:10 PM  
He's my world, but I know the boundaries when talking about him to others.

farm9.staticflickr.com

/Hint. Most people don't give a shiat about your baby, and get annoyed after the second picture.
 
2013-04-05 07:03:41 PM  

leonel: God yes. I have a coworker that shares her kids photos with me even though I don't want to see them. My boss has kids and my other coworkers have kids but they don't shove pictures of their kids in my face unless I specifically ask them about it.


Using your kid's picture as your avatar is the women's version of guys posting pictures of themselves standing in front of their cars.
 
2013-04-05 07:04:40 PM  
For the two whole days I bothered with facebook, the thing I found most annoying was jesus.  Now here's a guy I used to be cool with, but add just a little social media and I can't stand the farker because he's always in my face with his love.  Hey, J?  You and your love can back the fark off.  When I lock myself out of the house or bark my shin on the coffee table, I'll call.  Until then just STFU.
 
2013-04-05 07:05:14 PM  

nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.


Want to know how I know you DNRTA?
 
2013-04-05 07:05:17 PM  

JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10


Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.
 
2013-04-05 07:08:03 PM  

spiderpaz: miketbj2: spiderpaz: Is this the thread where douchebags without kids who feel the need to complain about their "friends" who do have kids (and have the audacity to put up status updates about them next to their douchebag cliche pictures of sunsets or lined up empty bottles of alcohol) as if there isn't a menu option to remove those parents from their wall feed so they don't have to be inconvenienced by people taking normal joy from what is now the center of their lives?

You realize this happens in face-to-face conversations, not just on facebook, right? Might want to take some time away from the computer.

OMG you poor baby!  You were talking to your buddy about how hungover/jet-lagged/excited because something in YOUR life, and they had the nerve to talk about their kids (which now constitute 90% of their free time)?  Wow, you're such a good friend.


Well, let's see... not talking about how hungover, jet-lagged, or how excited about anything I am, and I wasn't talking to my buddy. Zero, well done. My pet peeve is a coworker, who when I need to talk about WORK in order to get something done so I can go home, insists on derailing the conversation to talk about her kids. I'm not friends with her, I don't want to be friends with her, and I'd like to keep it professional so I can get done and go home. It's similar to Sports Guy who always wants to go on about sports I'm not interested in, but it's easy to say "I really don't care about hockey."

It's annoying to make any subject the absolute center of every conversation, it just mostly happens with people obsessed with their kids. Also, it's one of that hardest topics to say you don't care about.
 
2013-04-05 07:13:20 PM  
dennysgod:
Parents lives revolve around their kids, that's what it means to be a parent so here's a helpful hint, don't "friend" people that have kids if you don't wanted to be bombarded with pictures of Little Timmy with tampons up his nose after raiding mom's bathroom.

Um yeah, part of being a well-socialized human being is recognizing that YOUR favorite topic isn't necessarily everyone else's.  You shouldn't drone on and on about plot discrepancies in Star Trek, and you shouldn't derail every conversation on and off-line with anecdotes about your children.  Some people literally can talk about nothing else.  And yeah, I'm a parent myself.

MrSteve007:
Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza

Ironically... they only imposed those on people they at least vaguely know.  YOU imposed them on total strangers across multiple continents.  You win... cock punches over TCP/IP and piping hot sewage.
 
2013-04-05 07:14:45 PM  
It's easy to ignore the flood of baby pics.

What annoys me is that my friends list looks like I'm slowly replacing my actual friends with babies.  Please people, if your profile picture has any people in it at all, one of them should be you.
 
2013-04-05 07:15:27 PM  
It's so awful that people love their kids and are happy they have kids and want to express their happiness to their friends.  So, so awful.

Please, return to posting your:
- picture of current meal
- workout of the day
- picture of political figure with ironic caption
- creepy picture of you sleeping under covers with your dog
- inspirational quote by Paulo Coelho or Thoreau
- picture of you getting plastered with friends too old to be wearing that
- picture of your Harley or Mustang
- strangely ambiguous 3 word sentence fragment designed to elicit response
- song you are listening to right now
- picture of naked woman from website that posted on your behalf
- a state that doesn't contain an 'E'... (hint: it's not as easy as you think!)
- link to banana slicer
- pinterest that you'll never do
- current reason why you hate Facebook OR how to fix Facebook security settings

But whatever you do... don't show your happiness to be a parent.
 
2013-04-05 07:15:30 PM  
She needs to get over her choice to have an abortion already
 
2013-04-05 07:17:56 PM  
Yes. I read the article.

So much hatred.

You don't want people telling you about your kids. OMG HERO!

Stop following/friending people you don't want to read from.

It's that damn simple.
 
2013-04-05 07:18:06 PM  
"Whenever single people complain about anything, I really want them to shut the fark up. First of all, if you're single, your life has no consequence on the earth. Even if you're helping people aggressively, which you're farking not, nobody gives a shiat what happens to you. You can die, and it actually doesn't matter. It doesn't. Your mother will cry or whatever, but otherwise, nobody gives a shiat."
 
2013-04-05 07:22:00 PM  
Sweet blog, babe!
 
2013-04-05 07:22:10 PM  

dusty15893: "Whenever single people complain about anything, I really want them to shut the fark up. First of all, if you're single, your life has no consequence on the earth. Even if you're helping people aggressively, which you're farking not, nobody gives a shiat what happens to you. You can die, and it actually doesn't matter. It doesn't. Your mother will cry or whatever, but otherwise, nobody gives a shiat."


I didn't see you all the way up there at first.
 
2013-04-05 07:22:18 PM  

nicoffeine: Yes. I read the article.

So much hatred.

You don't want people telling you about your kids. OMG HERO!

Stop following/friending people you don't want to read from.

It's that damn simple.


This thread is now about how I said "your," instead of "their," thus rendering my argument and identity invalid.

You win, heroes.
 
2013-04-05 07:23:13 PM  

nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.


Except she never said she hates anyone....


You be crazy.
 
2013-04-05 07:23:16 PM  

megarian: JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10

Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.


Reading this crap makes me physically ill. I'm so glad the people I know can all use actual English. Fark.
 
2013-04-05 07:24:12 PM  
SBinRR:
I upset her and her friends when I told her that the fact that her and her husband had not been on a date in two years was not a good thing

Some people take astonishing amounts of pride in these self-imposed* sufferings.  I can't imagine why, as all you need to do is get a babysitter and go out for dinner once in a while.  There's no accomplishment in being glued to your child 24/7, any idiot can do that.

* and self-imposed they usually are.  Lots of babies and toddlers handle being babysat just fine.
 
2013-04-05 07:24:41 PM  

LavenderWolf: nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.

Except she never said she hates anyone....


You be crazy.


You're an idiot.
Hey, I didn't say I hated you.
 
2013-04-05 07:27:05 PM  
I have one friend who keeps posting his pics of his toddler.   That kids is farking ugly, but who can tell him?
 
2013-04-05 07:27:31 PM  
I was too wrapped up in my baby son to give a shiat what anyone else thought of him.
 
2013-04-05 07:27:47 PM  
Ya know what?

Just unfriend them now.

Childless people and parents will only have less and less in common as time goes on, so rip the band-aid off now and end the relationship, rather than sound off like a joyless, child hating harpie.
 
2013-04-05 07:28:00 PM  

lewismarktwo: I have one friend who keeps posting his pics of his toddler.   That kids is farking ugly, but who can tell him?


Block his posts?
 
2013-04-05 07:29:07 PM  

lewismarktwo: I have one friend who keeps posting his pics of his toddler.   That kids is farking ugly, but who can tell him?


You and Mr. Jack Daniels can tell him together.
 
2013-04-05 07:30:31 PM  

spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.


I thought the same thing!
 
2013-04-05 07:33:35 PM  
In the great words of Thornton Melon...."the best part about kids is making them."
 
2013-04-05 07:34:00 PM  

nicoffeine: Yes. I read the article.

So much hatred.

You don't want people telling you about your kids. OMG HERO!

Stop following/friending people you don't want to read from.

It's that damn simple.


FTFA:
"Blair Koenig is not the enemy, parents."

"I don't want people to think it's me vs. moms."

"Somebody asked me the other day where most of my submissions come from, and I'd say it's probably parents, because they come across this stuff more often."

"This joke has been running for a long time. Years ago, you used to go to parties and see people break out the wallet stuffed with photos. But now the parents who are like that have this global audience."

"I'm not saying you should only post one cute picture of your kid a year or that I only want to hear about the milestones. I don't think it's entertaining to post a bunch of pictures of your food either."

"I'm trying to put my opinion out there, but I'm not trying to be antagonistic."

So, maybe you read the article, but you didn't comprehend it. It's that damn obvious.
 
2013-04-05 07:34:04 PM  
Sometimes I wish I had an ugly baby so I could give it a t-shirt that said "I may be ugly but you're OLD." There's a lot of things you can do with an ugly baby. Dress it like an organ grinder's monkey, for instance.
 
2013-04-05 07:35:54 PM  

nicoffeine: You're an idiot.
Hey, I didn't say I hated you.


So can you show us where she said people with babies are idiots since you couldn't come up with an example of her saying she hates babies?

Soup4Bonnie: You can't.  You've fabricated it entirely.

 
2013-04-05 07:36:16 PM  

megarian: JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10

Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.


I don't know if I love you or hate you.

/it's making me cra-cra
 
2013-04-05 07:37:32 PM  

Oerath: megarian: JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10

Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.

Reading this crap makes me physically ill. I'm so glad the people I know can all use actual English. Fark.


I can't go on Facebook for too long. I become entirely disillusioned with....I just get...gah, angry tunnel vision.

And seriously...the "your" and "you're" issue is overwhelming on Facebook. I am going to blame my first form on cancer on social media.
 
2013-04-05 07:38:13 PM  
Social Media:If you aren't flirting with me or making me laugh, shut up.
 
2013-04-05 07:38:26 PM  

lewismarktwo: I have one friend who keeps posting his pics of his toddler.   That kids is farking ugly, but who can tell him?


Depending on his privacy settings, "friends," "friends of friends" or "anyone" can tell him his kid is farking ugly.
 
2013-04-05 07:38:32 PM  

FunkOut: Sometimes I wish I had an ugly baby so I could give it a t-shirt that said "I may be ugly but you're OLD." There's a lot of things you can do with an ugly baby. Dress it like an organ grinder's monkey, for instance.


You could get a baby harness and reenact scenes from Total Recall
 
2013-04-05 07:39:22 PM  
And again, I am not childless.  I am child-FREE.  I find "childless" presumptuous, as if the person using that phrase thinks that something is MISSING in my life because I am free of children.
 
2013-04-05 07:40:08 PM  
Is anyone else concered about the level of overall child worship that happens in the world today?
 
2013-04-05 07:40:55 PM  

Cytokine Storm: megarian: JakeStone: megarian: HAY GUISE! Im postin this cuz I just got my lazy butt to the GYM lol! But heers pics of brkfast this morning cuz I no isaid id post one pic a day of MY ANGEL lol! Remember b urself lol! Lol I h8 fake ppl lol B TRU 2 URSELF lol!

Herz a pic of ME at the GYM #6am #gym #missinmybabyalready

lol.

Didn't put in a YOLO.  6.5/10

Dood. Only immature a$$h***s put YOLO on NE thing. Im so ovr highschool.

#movinup #beautyschool #youngmaturemama

Plz.

I don't know if I love you or hate you.

/it's making me cra-cra


You probably hate me. I'm probably batshiat cra-cra.

Word.
 
2013-04-05 07:43:48 PM  

Cytokine Storm: FunkOut: Sometimes I wish I had an ugly baby so I could give it a t-shirt that said "I may be ugly but you're OLD." There's a lot of things you can do with an ugly baby. Dress it like an organ grinder's monkey, for instance.

You could get a baby harness and reenact scenes from Total Recall


OMG, great new Halloween costume idea! Or John Hurt from "Alien"!!!
 
2013-04-05 07:43:59 PM  
Jesus Christ, childless people biatching about being called childless is exactly what I'd expect of some childless child whose parents likely wish they were childless.

Anyone wanna rent a kid? Strictly looky, no touchy.
 
2013-04-05 07:45:17 PM  

Name_Omitted: timujin:
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent

Where the hell did you go?


They kicked his sister in the jaw
 
2013-04-05 07:45:42 PM  

timujin: I read the linked article, but decided to withhold judgement until I actually checked out her blog.  I mean, funny overcomes a lot of sins.  Problem? She's not funny.  At all.  Even a little bit.

/childless
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent


You are correct. I did same, including wasting a few minutes of my life watching her video clip on some morning show. Not funny at all. I wouldn't even find her funny if I was a smug childless coont, which I'm not.
 
2013-04-05 07:46:27 PM  

JasonGriffee: Is anyone else concered about the level of overall child worship that happens in the world today?


I'm more concerned about the overall level of child neglect. People who worship their children are probably taking care of them.
 
2013-04-05 07:48:13 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: there is actually going to be a generation of childern out there, where every bit of thier lives from GESTAITION is going to be a matter of public record


Do you not have a Facebook account? They're already here.
 
2013-04-05 07:51:36 PM  
that's just the dead eggs talking. a glass of pinot and she'll be back to her bloggy self.
 
2013-04-05 07:52:31 PM  
She has a face like an anvil.
 
2013-04-05 07:53:02 PM  
I'm pretty comfortable with my gut instinct that people who use terms like "breeders" and "crotchfruit" to show their contempt of people who have kids should never reproduce, because they are to self-centered to care about anybody but themselves and anyone who will go down on them.
 
2013-04-05 07:58:22 PM  

KittyGlitterSparkles: dusty15893: "Whenever single people complain about anything, I really want them to shut the fark up. First of all, if you're single, your life has no consequence on the earth. Even if you're helping people aggressively, which you're farking not, nobody gives a shiat what happens to you. You can die, and it actually doesn't matter. It doesn't. Your mother will cry or whatever, but otherwise, nobody gives a shiat."

I didn't see you all the way up there at first.


Wut?
 
2013-04-05 07:58:36 PM  

TehFark: spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.

I thought the same thing!


Why? They put the pictures up on facebook. Nothing on Facebook is private.
 
2013-04-05 07:59:00 PM  
So use the ignore button, assholes.

Eat shiat, by the way.
 
2013-04-05 08:01:23 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: So use the ignore button, assholes.

Eat shiat, by the way.


*internet fistbump*
 
2013-04-05 08:02:18 PM  

lostcat: I'm pretty comfortable with my gut instinct that people who use terms like "breeders" and "crotchfruit" to show their contempt of people who have kids should never reproduce, because they are to self-centered to care about anybody but themselves and anyone who will go down on them.


The important thing for them is to find a way to look down on everyone else.  If it wasn't other people's kids that annoy them, it would be something else.  Either that or it's just a spoiled brat reaction like "damnit, everyone around me is growing up, and they keep talking about it, and I want to just keep going on talking about the same shiat I did when I was 22 forever!"
 
2013-04-05 08:05:10 PM  

spiderpaz: lostcat: I'm pretty comfortable with my gut instinct that people who use terms like "breeders" and "crotchfruit" to show their contempt of people who have kids should never reproduce, because they are to self-centered to care about anybody but themselves and anyone who will go down on them.

The important thing for them is to find a way to look down on everyone else.  If it wasn't other people's kids that annoy them, it would be something else.  Either that or it's just a spoiled brat reaction like "damnit, everyone around me is growing up, and they keep talking about it, and I want to just keep going on talking about the same shiat I did when I was 22 forever!"


Either way, it gives you an excuse to look down on them.
 
2013-04-05 08:06:06 PM  
pfft, some parents are insufferable, then again my children are a hell of a lot better than other peoples children

Although, I do leave my children tied to the fence while my dog chills in the house...is that wrong, should I not do that?
 
2013-04-05 08:13:22 PM  

j__z:  my children are a hell of a lot better than other peoples children


EVERY parent's child is better and smarter than other children.
 
2013-04-05 08:15:46 PM  

HalfOffOffer: [breathtakingbabies.files.wordpress.com image 300x300]
[crazycrackerz.com image 300x300]
[dybiz.com image 400x300]


I have a FB friend with an ugly baby.  Every photo posted makes me giggle and feel guilty afterwards.

Also, I just lost 3 hours to that STFU Parents site.  Funny, sad, pathetic and scary all at once.
 
2013-04-05 08:16:09 PM  
This thread is amusing. As is her site. For many of the same reasons.

As for me, I am happy to get cute kid pictures. In fact, I don't get as many as I'd like.

Operative word is "cute," not "horrifying." I don't want to see pictures of anything that came out of the kid. Just the kid. So far, so good on that, I guess I don't know anyone who's so goddam dumb that they think I want to see pictures of their kid's doody/snot/etc.
 
2013-04-05 08:16:44 PM  
posting it on Facebook? meh. At least I can not log in. Derailing work conversations with stories about your kid? Much harder to get away from.
 
2013-04-05 08:20:22 PM  
All these people who will never know someone who is attracted to them enough to share their children.

It's like when you here "chicken in the straw" in the neighborhood.
 
2013-04-05 08:23:11 PM  
Why do people care about this? Other than breeders take taxpayer dollars from non-breeders, which is a problem.

You want to have kids? Fine. Just don't let the government make your neighbor pay for them.
 
2013-04-05 08:24:17 PM  

nicoffeine: All these people who will never know someone who is attracted to them enough to share their children.


All these people who are so unsure of themselves that they have to have offspring to prove that someone finds them attractive.

(Sounds just as idiotic, doesn't it?)
 
2013-04-05 08:25:50 PM  

j__z: pfft, some parents are insufferable, then again my children are a hell of a lot better than other peoples children

Although, I do leave my children tied to the fence while my dog chills in the house...is that wrong, should I not do that?


As long as you own a pooper-scooper and some sunscreen, it's all good.
 
2013-04-05 08:26:05 PM  
I need to get to work, but... keep telling me how heroic this woman is. Slather her in you drooling admiration and reverence. Slobber all over that bitterness.

Meanwhile, people are saving others from fire and calamity. They aren't heroic because... you know... kids and stuff.

Night.
 
2013-04-05 08:28:15 PM  

nicoffeine: I need to get to work, but... keep telling me how heroic this woman is. Slather her in you drooling admiration and reverence. Slobber all over that bitterness.

Meanwhile, people are saving others from fire and calamity. They aren't heroic because... you know... kids and stuff.

Night.


Get over yourself.  Being a parent doesn't automatically make you better than everyone.
 
2013-04-05 08:29:02 PM  

MyRandomName: Cerebral Knievel: Is the article about people who go overboard about posting pics of thier kids and stuff on the facebooks?

Honestly, if you don't enjoy your friends happiness through their kids, block them.  Or are you so needy as to not ever let your friend count drop?  You can even personalize your feed to avoid people who you think post too much!  OMG, so many options.  Complaining about it should be your last one.


Its an observation Francis, lighten up
 
2013-04-05 08:29:36 PM  
Wow I didn't know there was a way I could beam baby pictures directly into someone's brain and there isn't a thing they could do to stop it.

Neat.
 
2013-04-05 08:30:12 PM  

Dragonflew: nicoffeine: I need to get to work, but... keep telling me how heroic this woman is. Slather her in you drooling admiration and reverence. Slobber all over that bitterness.

Meanwhile, people are saving others from fire and calamity. They aren't heroic because... you know... kids and stuff.

Night.

Get over yourself.  Being a parent doesn't automatically make you better than everyone.


Dragonflew: nicoffeine: All these people who will never know someone who is attracted to them enough to share their children.

All these people who are so unsure of themselves that they have to have offspring to prove that someone finds them attractive.

(Sounds just as idiotic, doesn't it?)

uncrate.com
 
2013-04-05 08:30:31 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: JasonGriffee: Is anyone else concerned about the level of overall child worship that happens in the world today?

I'm more concerned about the overall level of child neglect. People who worship their children are probably taking care of them.


While that is a issue, it's stands beside the point. What I'm concerned is the growing mentality that the child is the only thing in existence, and should be effectively worshipped by their parents. Kids today are taught their "special", and that the world should conform to them. Has any farker heard of a "IEP"? Guess what, the kid's future boss hasn't, so don't ask me why little Jonny can't hold a job when he grows up.

What this women in the article is talking about is the extremism of my point. We are growing into a culture that revolves around catering to children. Then they grow up, and society couldn't care less about them. They will have no tools to cope with the lack of "all about me" that they've come accustom to. I weep for the next generation, reality is going to hit them like a shovel. To me, this this is not just child abuse, it is outright ASININE.
 
2013-04-05 08:30:52 PM  
I have two kids and I rarely post pictures of them on any social media site, and when I do, it's probably for some reason (birthday party, etc).  But I also don't share my facebook with anyone other than family who would want to see the pictures- and I always mark them private so no one else can see them.
 
2013-04-05 08:31:32 PM  
All of you failures telling me to reread the article. I read the article. And they're all you. And you're slobbering and bowing and scraping and...

I guess she is your hero.


Pot... meet kettle!

Yes, she is a hero in my book.... and you are not, and that hurts your widdle mommy-feelings, doesn't it?

You think everyone who hasn't re-produced is a "failure"..... .and that makes you a sad person. I feel sorry for your child.
 
2013-04-05 08:34:41 PM  

Summa cum loudly: All of you failures telling me to reread the article. I read the article. And they're all you. And you're slobbering and bowing and scraping and...

I guess she is your hero.

Pot... meet kettle!

Yes, she is a hero in my book.... and you are not, and that hurts your widdle mommy-feelings, doesn't it?

You think everyone who hasn't re-produced is a "failure"..... .and that makes you a sad person. I feel sorry for your child.


In the psychological field this is called "projection".  Sorry you feel like a failure, but it's not the fault of people raising children.
 
2013-04-05 08:34:44 PM  

nicoffeine: I need to get to work, but... keep telling me how heroic this woman is. Slather her in you drooling admiration and reverence. Slobber all over that bitterness.

Meanwhile, people are saving others from fire and calamity. They aren't heroic because... you know... kids and stuff.

Night.


Not all too familiar with the hero tag, eh?

Really though, this blogger isn't railing against children...she's railing against parents who decide that everyone they know is just as interested in their kids as they are. Much like many people might find Apple stuff to be pretty cool but can't stand overevangelizing fanboys, or might like certain religious teachings but hate that religion's fundies.
 
2013-04-05 08:38:46 PM  

JasonGriffee: Mitch Taylor's Bro: JasonGriffee: Is anyone else concerned about the level of overall child worship that happens in the world today?

I'm more concerned about the overall level of child neglect. People who worship their children are probably taking care of them.

While that is a issue, it's stands beside the point. What I'm concerned is the growing mentality that the child is the only thing in existence, and should be effectively worshipped by their parents. Kids today are taught their "special", and that the world should conform to them. Has any farker heard of a "IEP"? Guess what, the kid's future boss hasn't, so don't ask me why little Jonny can't hold a job when he grows up.

What this women in the article is talking about is the extremism of my point. We are growing into a culture that revolves around catering to children. Then they grow up, and society couldn't care less about them. They will have no tools to cope with the lack of "all about me" that they've come accustom to. I weep for the next generation, reality is going to hit them like a shovel. To me, this this is not just child abuse, it is outright ASININE.


Well, have kids, raise 'em right and they'll have a huge advantage over their coddled peers. That ship has sailed for me, so all I can do is hope that other people will do a good job of raising their kids to keep humanity going.
 
2013-04-05 08:41:08 PM  

spiderpaz: Summa cum loudly: All of you failures telling me to reread the article. I read the article. And they're all you. And you're slobbering and bowing and scraping and...

I guess she is your hero.

Pot... meet kettle!

Yes, she is a hero in my book.... and you are not, and that hurts your widdle mommy-feelings, doesn't it?

You think everyone who hasn't re-produced is a "failure"..... .and that makes you a sad person. I feel sorry for your child.

In the psychological field this is called "projection".  Sorry you feel like a failure, but it's not the fault of people raising children.


Ummmm.... can you read? She called people who defended the Blogger in the article failures....where do you get that I am making that up?

I can think of a few choice psychological terms for you if you can't realize that is not projection, but thanks for playing!
 
2013-04-05 08:47:22 PM  
So... how much would you pay for a browser plug-in that would detect baby-faces and remove those posts?
 
2013-04-05 08:47:54 PM  

Summa cum loudly: spiderpaz: Summa cum loudly: All of you failures telling me to reread the article. I read the article. And they're all you. And you're slobbering and bowing and scraping and...

I guess she is your hero.

Pot... meet kettle!

Yes, she is a hero in my book.... and you are not, and that hurts your widdle mommy-feelings, doesn't it?

You think everyone who hasn't re-produced is a "failure"..... .and that makes you a sad person. I feel sorry for your child.

In the psychological field this is called "projection".  Sorry you feel like a failure, but it's not the fault of people raising children.

Ummmm.... can you read? She called people who defended the Blogger in the article failures....where do you get that I am making that up?

I can think of a few choice psychological terms for you if you can't realize that is not projection, but thanks for playing!



You're actually saying this as you defend a blog centered around being a bitter little biatch about other people's facebook profiles.  I'm not a psychologist, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't say very many good things about your mental state.  If they were all deliberately sending you pics in emails every morning that would be another story, but when someone updates their profile they're probably just putting it up there for their family or for people that really do want to see, and they assume if you didn't want to look, you wouldn't or would just remove them from your feed.  Your experience probably doesn't even cross their minds, because you are not the center of their universe.
 
2013-04-05 08:48:40 PM  

nharrisphoto: I'm a photographer and a proud parent. As my child gets older and wants to start dressing up as his favorite characters from cartoons/movies/comics I intend to take pictures of him as those characters. And I will post them to Facebook AND YOU WILL MOTHERfarkING LIKE IT!


Well, she's got a point in that anyone out there (I don't know any but I can easily imagine there are some) who is posting pictures of their kids' dirty diapers or products of a long night of food poisoning with a proud comment of "See what little Johnny did today!" has gone a little too far. We'll be hearing about Johnny in a few more years, when he rapes, eats and murders half his class, I'll bet. And the bit about the mom who posted a pic of her kid's burns after he fell asleep on the radiator is downright scary.

That said, do post pics of your child being Batman. Those are just priceless.
 
2013-04-05 08:48:57 PM  

cptrios: Much like many people might find Apple stuff to be pretty cool but can't stand overevangelizing fanboys, or might like certain religious teachings but hate that religion's fundies.


There's a STFU, Believers, too. I haven't looked for an Applevangelist one, though.
 
2013-04-05 08:49:26 PM  
I still believe that we, as a society, were much happier beings before the world "Got So Small".

/ or it could be I'm a grumpy old fark
 
2013-04-05 08:50:35 PM  

Name_Omitted: timujin:
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent

Where the hell did you go?


In 1999 I had great insurance, that was my co-pay
 
2013-04-05 08:50:44 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Well, have kids, raise 'em right and they'll have a huge advantage over their coddled peers. That ship has sailed for me, so all I can do is hope that other people will do a good job of raising their kids to keep humanity going.


The problem come in when the state meddles with how children are raised. Any child that exerts any sign of brightness or advanced placement is branded as "hyper-active". You either drug them hard with ADHD medication, or the school reports you to CPS for neglect. You either comply, or they take your kids away and demonize you for doing the right thing.

I used to think that I wanted kids someday, but I don't think it's worth having the state breath down my neck for 18 years.
 
2013-04-05 08:53:57 PM  
Then I tried to read the article and... meh... couldn't be bothered.
 
2013-04-05 08:54:14 PM  

Gyrfalcon: nharrisphoto: I'm a photographer and a proud parent. As my child gets older and wants to start dressing up as his favorite characters from cartoons/movies/comics I intend to take pictures of him as those characters. And I will post them to Facebook AND YOU WILL MOTHERfarkING LIKE IT!

Well, she's got a point in that anyone out there (I don't know any but I can easily imagine there are some) who is posting pictures of their kids' dirty diapers or products of a long night of food poisoning with a proud comment of "See what little Johnny did today!" has gone a little too far. We'll be hearing about Johnny in a few more years, when he rapes, eats and murders half his class, I'll bet. And the bit about the mom who posted a pic of her kid's burns after he fell asleep on the radiator is downright scary.

That said, do post pics of your child being Batman. Those are just priceless.


This. It's not a matter of having to look at kids or what not. It's a matter of living in an age where even though it's extremely easy to share, some folks just haven't been able to develop that filter of, "wait, just because this interests ME, maybe it won't interest even a minority of the people I know." It's a matter of decency in maintaining a reasonable SNR for what you throw at you friends.
 
2013-04-05 08:58:41 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Gyrfalcon: nharrisphoto: I'm a photographer and a proud parent. As my child gets older and wants to start dressing up as his favorite characters from cartoons/movies/comics I intend to take pictures of him as those characters. And I will post them to Facebook AND YOU WILL MOTHERfarkING LIKE IT!

Well, she's got a point in that anyone out there (I don't know any but I can easily imagine there are some) who is posting pictures of their kids' dirty diapers or products of a long night of food poisoning with a proud comment of "See what little Johnny did today!" has gone a little too far. We'll be hearing about Johnny in a few more years, when he rapes, eats and murders half his class, I'll bet. And the bit about the mom who posted a pic of her kid's burns after he fell asleep on the radiator is downright scary.

That said, do post pics of your child being Batman. Those are just priceless.

This. It's not a matter of having to look at kids or what not. It's a matter of living in an age where even though it's extremely easy to share, some folks just haven't been able to develop that filter of, "wait, just because this interests ME, maybe it won't interest even a minority of the people I know." It's a matter of decency in maintaining a reasonable SNR for what you throw at you friends.


What does that have to do with children specifically though?  Doesn't that go for ANYTHING that anyone might be doing in their lives, that might not be as interesting to all their friends?
 
2013-04-05 09:11:58 PM  

spiderpaz: What does that have to do with children specifically though?  Doesn't that go for ANYTHING that anyone might be doing in their lives, that might not be as interesting to all their friends?


Not necessarily.  For instance, I like Porcupine Tree.  A lot.  But I don't post 100+ pictures a day of Steven Wilson with the exact same facial expression. Since I discovered Porcupine Tree, I have also held on to the ability to talk about other things.
 
2013-04-05 09:11:59 PM  

spiderpaz: ProfessorOhki: Gyrfalcon: nharrisphoto: I'm a photographer and a proud parent. As my child gets older and wants to start dressing up as his favorite characters from cartoons/movies/comics I intend to take pictures of him as those characters. And I will post them to Facebook AND YOU WILL MOTHERfarkING LIKE IT!

Well, she's got a point in that anyone out there (I don't know any but I can easily imagine there are some) who is posting pictures of their kids' dirty diapers or products of a long night of food poisoning with a proud comment of "See what little Johnny did today!" has gone a little too far. We'll be hearing about Johnny in a few more years, when he rapes, eats and murders half his class, I'll bet. And the bit about the mom who posted a pic of her kid's burns after he fell asleep on the radiator is downright scary.

That said, do post pics of your child being Batman. Those are just priceless.

This. It's not a matter of having to look at kids or what not. It's a matter of living in an age where even though it's extremely easy to share, some folks just haven't been able to develop that filter of, "wait, just because this interests ME, maybe it won't interest even a minority of the people I know." It's a matter of decency in maintaining a reasonable SNR for what you throw at you friends.

What does that have to do with children specifically though?  Doesn't that go for ANYTHING that anyone might be doing in their lives, that might not be as interesting to all their friends?


Yes, but you'll notice that this thread is about children.
 
2013-04-05 09:24:14 PM  
funnyasduck.net
 
2013-04-05 09:30:39 PM  
Good.  If there's one thing in this world I can't stand, it is happy people.  Everyone should be as miserable as me, and I see it as my duty in life to make that a reality by anonymously mocking happy people as often as I can on the internet.
 
2013-04-05 09:34:19 PM  
Parental oversharing isn't a problem.

Social media encourages oversharing in general.  Parental is just one aspect of it, and it's pretty damn tame.

That being said, 95% of social media is bullshiat.  It's a waste of everyones' time, but we do it anyway.  To be upset at one part of it while you do the same shiat is just ignorant.
 
2013-04-05 09:37:20 PM  
Oversharing isnt the problem with social media. The problem with social media is that everyone seems to think that everyone's posts are directed at them. With content being delivered to our laps we've become a self absorbed species who thinks the world is directed at us. Pro tip! If youre displeased by what someone else has said or done.. move on.
 
2013-04-05 09:54:35 PM  
My sister has twin infants.  Thankfully, she only posts a couple of times a week.
 
2013-04-05 09:57:17 PM  
She's right, all of these babies are getting in the way of important things, like the state of someone's bowel movements, or what kind of Frappa-Latte-Cino they had THIS time, maybe the fact that the dishes are done, or that they finally got the garage door opener to to work. Then there's the ever-popular 'Like'of WalMart that needs to be posted. Kids take away all of our attention from other people's unimportant bullshiat.

Really, she's just bitter that people quit paying attention to her Starbuck's updates. She needs to buy twist-free panties and STFU herself.
 
2013-04-05 09:57:54 PM  
I respect my childrens' privacy, so I don't post their photos on my Facebook at all.  If THEY choose to do it when they're old enough, that's their decision.  I also don't post about them...again, if they want the world to know about something they've done or thought or accomplished, that's their decision.

What concerns me are the parents who post about their 'disabled' child and his/her 'behavior problems'.  I see a lot of parents biatching about things their young children have done...out of frustration and a need to blow off steam I guess.  I can't help but want to be a fly on the wall when that kid gets to be an adult and goes back through to read all of these embarrassing posts from their parents.

One of my friends in particular spent the first 5 years of her son's life locking him in a room by himself while she and her husband played video games for hours on end.  They never socialized this kid and wonder why he's now diagnosed with 'autism' and has very little ability to control himself when he gets angry.  Her friends list is inundated with daily posts about how badly he behaves and how terrible her life is because of him.

Not to mention the almost daily biatchfest about how lazy her husband is.

I could unfriend them but, man, I love me some trainwrecks.
 
2013-04-05 09:58:26 PM  

timujin: I read the linked article, but decided to withhold judgement until I actually checked out her blog.  I mean, funny overcomes a lot of sins.  Problem? She's not funny.  At all.  Even a little bit.

/childless
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent


$5? Did you go see Dr. Nick, or something?
 
2013-04-05 10:00:20 PM  

HalfOffOffer: It's so awful that people love their kids and are happy they have kids and want to express their happiness to their friends.  So, so awful.

Please, return to posting your:
- picture of current meal
- workout of the day
- picture of political figure with ironic caption
- creepy picture of you sleeping under covers with your dog
- inspirational quote by Paulo Coelho or Thoreau
- picture of you getting plastered with friends too old to be wearing that
- picture of your Harley or Mustang
- strangely ambiguous 3 word sentence fragment designed to elicit response
- song you are listening to right now
- picture of naked woman from website that posted on your behalf
- a state that doesn't contain an 'E'... (hint: it's not as easy as you think!)
- link to banana slicer
- pinterest that you'll never do
- current reason why you hate Facebook OR how to fix Facebook security settings

But whatever you do... don't show your happiness to be a parent.


What I'm getting out of all this is that everyone on FB sucks.
 
2013-04-05 10:01:51 PM  
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

Not mine.
 
2013-04-05 10:19:25 PM  
I've been reading her site for a year or so and I love it. Call me crazy, but I think it's completely inappropriate to post pictures of shiat in a kiddy toilet, or highjack somebody's non-child related  status update to make it about your kid.

I'm also farking sick of everybody looking at me like I've shot somebody when I say I don't want kids.  Or when I say I want to get married but don't want kids I get people asking "what's the point?"

Plenty of us are living happy, child free lives thankyouverymuch.

But that's neither here nor there. I'm happy for a friend who posts a birth announcement or a pregnancy announcement, or a big milestone. But I don't want to hear what your kid had for dinner, or  what's in their diaper, or how they're far superior to every other child on the planet. It's obnoxious.
 
2013-04-05 10:19:42 PM  

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welcome to favorite
 
2013-04-05 10:25:06 PM  

Gyrfalcon: What does that have to do with children specifically though? Doesn't that go for ANYTHING that anyone might be doing in their lives, that might not be as interesting to all their friends?

Yes, but you'll notice that this thread is about children.


Yes, but this thread is nothing but a bunch of whinny douche's that are probably guilty of boring their friends will all the inane shiate that they post, and ....  Actually, I think Mikey already said it pretty decisively:

Mikey1969: She's right, all of these babies are getting in the way of important things, like the state of someone's bowel movements, or what kind of Frappa-Latte-Cino they had THIS time, maybe the fact that the dishes are done, or that they finally got the garage door opener to to work. Then there's the ever-popular 'Like'of WalMart that needs to be posted. Kids take away all of our attention from other people's unimportant bullshiat.

Really, she's just bitter that people quit paying attention to her Starbuck's updates. She needs to buy twist-free panties and STFU herself.


If you don't want to be bothered by what someone else is interested in, WHY are you friends with them on facebook?
 
2013-04-05 10:28:19 PM  

Mikey1969: timujin: I read the linked article, but decided to withhold judgement until I actually checked out her blog.  I mean, funny overcomes a lot of sins.  Problem? She's not funny.  At all.  Even a little bit.

/childless
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent

$5? Did you go see Dr. Nick, or something?


"Hello everybody, I'm Dr. Nick!  Inflammable means flammable, but infertile doesn't mean fertile?  What a country!"
 
2013-04-05 10:38:19 PM  

lewismarktwo: I have one friend who keeps posting his pics of his toddler.   That kids is farking ugly, but who can tell him?


I have a acquaintance who would post pictures of his young son with food all over his face after eating etc. This would be a weekly occurance. I started to get the feeling (after all these pictures he was posting, messy face or not) that his child might be disabled, but that's not something you can ask.
After a few months he posted about a special walker he got for his son and I knew for sure.

Your post reminded me of that in a "what's wrong with your baby?" sort of way.
 
2013-04-05 10:45:42 PM  

spiderpaz: Gyrfalcon: What does that have to do with children specifically though? Doesn't that go for ANYTHING that anyone might be doing in their lives, that might not be as interesting to all their friends?

Yes, but you'll notice that this thread is about children.

Yes, but this thread is nothing but a bunch of whinny douche's that are probably guilty of boring their friends will all the inane shiate that they post, and ....  Actually, I think Mikey already said it pretty decisively:

Mikey1969: She's right, all of these babies are getting in the way of important things, like the state of someone's bowel movements, or what kind of Frappa-Latte-Cino they had THIS time, maybe the fact that the dishes are done, or that they finally got the garage door opener to to work. Then there's the ever-popular 'Like'of WalMart that needs to be posted. Kids take away all of our attention from other people's unimportant bullshiat.

Really, she's just bitter that people quit paying attention to her Starbuck's updates. She needs to buy twist-free panties and STFU herself.

If you don't want to be bothered by what someone else is interested in, WHY are you friends with them on facebook?


Sweet, you got my point about people who biatch about parents posting pics of their kids!

I am SO proud of you, thought it might be too subtle for Fark.
 
2013-04-05 10:47:08 PM  
Just another childless child-hater checking into the thread.

/sterile
//my definition of happiness need not match yours thank you
 
2013-04-05 10:54:17 PM  
They make babies cute so you don't kill them.
 
2013-04-05 10:58:49 PM  

Another Government Employee: They make babies cute so you don't kill them.


And then they made it illegal because some babies just didn't make the grade ;-)

/ friend had a strange-looking baby
// she got cute at about 18 months, but before that...yeesh.
 
2013-04-05 11:01:51 PM  
Parents get awfully defensive when us child free people don't care to see everything that happens with their kid. They like to tell everyone how busy they are, too, constantly. It's almost as if they're jealous of us.
 
2013-04-05 11:10:36 PM  
Whatever. It's their Facebook.
 
2013-04-05 11:30:30 PM  

nicoffeine: Look, if you don't like children, go ahead and don't like them. That's fine. My son is turning 18 this year, and it's a big thing to me. If you don't like me, and the fact that it's a big thing to me... fine.

Subby calling this woman a hero because she hates people is farking ridiculous. Hate is not a heroic stance.

There are people who don't post every god damn thing that happens to their precious baby, and then, there are people whom are astounded by the advances of a human being... their offspring.. that they love unconditionally.

It's amazing. There are people out there telling you, "you don't know, you never have had to go through it." And, they're right.

Telling people you hate their babies makes you look like filth.

To me.

Twunt.


just keep your family stuff, you know, in your family. unless your kid wins the super bowl or teh nobel prize we dont give a  fark, not even once , ever.
 
2013-04-05 11:42:43 PM  

spiderpaz: Gyrfalcon: What does that have to do with children specifically though? Doesn't that go for ANYTHING that anyone might be doing in their lives, that might not be as interesting to all their friends?

Yes, but you'll notice that this thread is about children.

Yes, but this thread is nothing but a bunch of whinny douche's that are probably guilty of boring their friends will all the inane shiate that they post, and ....  Actually, I think Mikey already said it pretty decisively:

Mikey1969: She's right, all of these babies are getting in the way of important things, like the state of someone's bowel movements, or what kind of Frappa-Latte-Cino they had THIS time, maybe the fact that the dishes are done, or that they finally got the garage door opener to to work. Then there's the ever-popular 'Like'of WalMart that needs to be posted. Kids take away all of our attention from other people's unimportant bullshiat.

Really, she's just bitter that people quit paying attention to her Starbuck's updates. She needs to buy twist-free panties and STFU herself.

If you don't want to be bothered by what someone else is interested in, WHY are you friends with them on facebook?


Well, why are you here on Fark? Same thing only without the baby pics, really. Because we like to get all up in other people's business, but we don't have sewing circles, coffee clubs, and corner bars anymore to do it in.
 
2013-04-06 12:15:32 AM  

dennysgod: Parents lives revolve around their kids, that's what it means to be a parent so here's a helpful hint, don't "friend" people that have kids if you don't wanted to be bombarded with pictures of Little Timmy with tampons up his nose after raiding mom's bathroom.


How about I just stick with friending people who don't feel the need to be obnoxious about their kids?  A day at the zoo? fark yeah share those pictures.  Timmy wiped shiat all over himself and your walls?  Put the camera down and clean him up.
 
2013-04-06 12:42:34 AM  
30-something childless blogger from Brooklyn interviewed in Salon. That about sums it up.
 
2013-04-06 12:59:19 AM  

EmmaLou: Parents get awfully defensive when us child free people don't care to see everything that happens with their kid. They like to tell everyone how busy they are, too, constantly. It's almost as if they're jealous of us.


Dunno...if anybody is harboring resentments, I'm going to wager it's those who abuse plain expression in language in order to validate their own worldview.

/English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."
 
2013-04-06 01:10:34 AM  

Bumblefark: EmmaLou: Parents get awfully defensive when us child free people don't care to see everything that happens with their kid. They like to tell everyone how busy they are, too, constantly. It's almost as if they're jealous of us.

Dunno...if anybody is harboring resentments, I'm going to wager it's those who abuse plain expression in language in order to validate their own worldview.

/English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."


Actually it has at least two phrases: but childless and child free.
 
2013-04-06 01:14:52 AM  

Bumblefark: /English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."


That just makes it sound sad, like we're missing out on something. I prefer the term "Unchilded".
 
2013-04-06 01:20:18 AM  
I know someone like that... always complaining about people posting kid pictures, while she can't stop posting pictures of her dog...
 
2013-04-06 01:46:00 AM  
Attention whoring troll with a blog (that sucks).  What is her fark handle?
 
2013-04-06 02:04:04 AM  
I like the way my one pair of college friends do it. The only time we hear about their kids is when the kids did something genuinely funny, are dressed in costumes for our amusement, very clearly enjoying a toy we or some other friend sent or if they have a legit milestone to celebrate, such as first word, first steps or first defeat of an adult at a video game.

My favorite picture of my little goddaughter is the one of her excitedly beating her Dad at Super MarioKart on the NES/SNES/Sega multi-console I sent for her fourth birthday. The look of triumph on her adorable little face, and the look of 'dafuq?!' on her Dad's, followed by the heartfelt and loving death threat he sent me, of such things are family-friendships truly made.
 
2013-04-06 02:10:55 AM  

fusillade762: Bumblefark: /English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."

That just makes it sound sad, like we're missing out on something. I prefer the term "Unchilded".


You're talking to an atheist...someone who is literally, "without God." (Never mind that I am also "without Santa, the Easter Bunny, or Zeus.") I'm sure I could come up with some creative alternative, to talk my way around using the commonly accepted term. But, I just don't care, and it doesn't matter anyway. So, "atheist" is fine by me.

Language is a social construct. Personal preferences are sort of beside the point.
 
2013-04-06 02:17:46 AM  

lewismarktwo: Bumblefark: EmmaLou: Parents get awfully defensive when us child free people don't care to see everything that happens with their kid. They like to tell everyone how busy they are, too, constantly. It's almost as if they're jealous of us.

Dunno...if anybody is harboring resentments, I'm going to wager it's those who abuse plain expression in language in order to validate their own worldview.

/English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."

Actually it has at least two phrases: but childless and child free.


Not entirely sure what the argument here is, but my point was that when you are substituting a phrase for a commonly accepted word, odds are you're doing something sort of dishonest with language...

Of course, if you disagree, we might have to subject you to enhanced interrogation until you concede the point.
 
2013-04-06 02:25:06 AM  

Bumblefark: fusillade762: Bumblefark: /English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."

That just makes it sound sad, like we're missing out on something. I prefer the term "Unchilded".

You're talking to an atheist...someone who is literally, "without God." (Never mind that I am also "without Santa, the Easter Bunny, or Zeus.") I'm sure I could come up with some creative alternative, to talk my way around using the commonly accepted term. But, I just don't care, and it doesn't matter anyway. So, "atheist" is fine by me.

Language is a social construct. Personal preferences are sort of beside the point.


Well, I don't have herpes or cancer. Does that make me herpesless and cancerless?

And I'm an atheist as well, though I'm not sure how that matters since we're talking about English and not Greek.
 
2013-04-06 02:39:55 AM  

fusillade762: Bumblefark: /English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."

That just makes it sound sad, like we're missing out on something. I prefer the term "Unchilded".


"Unchilded" makes it seem as though you once had a child and it left you for a better household, though. Or like you had one and then traded it in.
 
2013-04-06 02:54:56 AM  

Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: Bumblefark: /English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."

That just makes it sound sad, like we're missing out on something. I prefer the term "Unchilded".

"Unchilded" makes it seem as though you once had a child and it left you for a better household, though. Or like you had one and then traded it in.


That's "Dechilded".

;)
 
2013-04-06 03:23:36 AM  

fusillade762: Bumblefark: fusillade762: Bumblefark: /English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."

That just makes it sound sad, like we're missing out on something. I prefer the term "Unchilded".

You're talking to an atheist...someone who is literally, "without God." (Never mind that I am also "without Santa, the Easter Bunny, or Zeus.") I'm sure I could come up with some creative alternative, to talk my way around using the commonly accepted term. But, I just don't care, and it doesn't matter anyway. So, "atheist" is fine by me.

Language is a social construct. Personal preferences are sort of beside the point.

Well, I don't have herpes or cancer. Does that make me herpesless and cancerless?

And I'm an atheist as well, though I'm not sure how that matters since we're talking about English and not Greek.


Well...no, I don't think the average person would use "cancerless." They'd use, "cancer free." Because cancer is a bad thing, so not having it is a good thing (i.e., "freeness").

See, you're irked because being "childless" sounds like a negative. Of course it does. Most people want to have children, and language reflects that. Welcome to humanity.

But, rather than just respecting a linguistic convention that doesn't happen to square with your own lifestyle choice, you instead opt to throw a verbal hissy fit, and use awkward and moronic phrases like, "unchilded"...which, I assure you, achieves nothing more than making most people want to punch you in the larynx....and not because you don't want kids.

No, they want to see you gag on your own tonsils simply because, due to your insecurities, you are actively choosing to make communication *more* difficult, rather than less, which is sort of the opposite aim most people have when they use language.

/And, really, you didn't get the point with the "atheism" example? Reading comprehension not your strong point?
 
2013-04-06 03:43:46 AM  

Bumblefark:  So, "atheist" is fine by me.


Not "godless"?
 
2013-04-06 03:53:52 AM  

Dragonflew: Bumblefark:  So, "atheist" is fine by me.

Not "godless"?


Well, the proper phraseology is "fantasy impaired."
 
2013-04-06 04:33:48 AM  
i63.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-06 05:45:11 AM  

Bumblefark: fusillade762: Bumblefark: fusillade762: Bumblefark: /English has a word for "child free"; it is "childless."

That just makes it sound sad, like we're missing out on something. I prefer the term "Unchilded".

You're talking to an atheist...someone who is literally, "without God." (Never mind that I am also "without Santa, the Easter Bunny, or Zeus.") I'm sure I could come up with some creative alternative, to talk my way around using the commonly accepted term. But, I just don't care, and it doesn't matter anyway. So, "atheist" is fine by me.

Language is a social construct. Personal preferences are sort of beside the point.

Well, I don't have herpes or cancer. Does that make me herpesless and cancerless?

And I'm an atheist as well, though I'm not sure how that matters since we're talking about English and not Greek.

Well...no, I don't think the average person would use "cancerless." They'd use, "cancer free." Because cancer is a bad thing, so not having it is a good thing (i.e., "freeness").

See, you're irked because being "childless" sounds like a negative. Of course it does. Most people want to have children, and language reflects that. Welcome to humanity.

But, rather than just respecting a linguistic convention that doesn't happen to square with your own lifestyle choice, you instead opt to throw a verbal hissy fit, and use awkward and moronic phrases like, "unchilded"...which, I assure you, achieves nothing more than making most people want to punch you in the larynx....and not because you don't want kids.

No, they want to see you gag on your own tonsils simply because, due to your insecurities, you are actively choosing to make communication *more* difficult, rather than less, which is sort of the opposite aim most people have when they use language.

/And, really, you didn't get the point with the "atheism" example? Reading comprehension not your strong point?


So you made me laugh, then had to be a dick about my intelligence.

Reading comprehension not your strong point?

Don't be a dick.
 
2013-04-06 09:57:11 AM  

Bumblefark: Well...no, I don't think the average person would use "cancerless." They'd use, "cancer free." Because cancer is a bad thing, so not having it is a good thing (i.e., "freeness").


Guess how we childfree people see having a kid.
 
2013-04-06 10:18:51 AM  
You know what I hate? People who are incapable of talking about anything except themselves.  Seems as if  they feel like talking about your kids is a trump card that moves the spotlight off of them.  They can be especially uncomfortable in a room full of parents.  Get over yourselves.  The world doesn't revolve around you.  The world doesn't revolve around my kid either but at least he accomplishes new things every day   If you have an actual first in your life, post that.
 
2013-04-06 10:39:58 AM  

machoprogrammer: TehFark: spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
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40 minutes ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 343x480]

2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

4 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 360x480]

4 1/2 hours ago:
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

6 hours ago
[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 638x960]

You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.

I thought the same thing!

Why? They put the pictures up on facebook. Nothing on Facebook is private.


This.
If anything, MrSteve's post illustrates a valuable point. Once you put pics on facebook (and as he says, the settings were set to public on almost all of them) you're putting your crotch-fruit out there for everyone....

... Which is exactly why the parents shouldn't be putting everything out there on facebook. Besides, does anybody here have any way of personally identifying anyone in the picture? no. So it's really very unlikely that there's any way the post on fark can come back to them. Facebook, OTOH, has all your personal information, and for every pic of your kids (who have no choice in the matter) that you post, there are legions of advertisers and unscrupulous data-miners itching to attach that face to the name of the kid, building a repository of information on his face, height, features, etc. for life.


I can't really see any likely way Mrsteve's post could do any harm to the ppl in the pics, but putting that shiat on fB in the first place? the imagination can run wild.

Mitch Taylor's Bro: onest question: can you hotlink pics from Facebook servers if their permissions are set to "only friends" or "friends of friends"? I was thinking that these must have been set to "public," but I could be wrong.


That is, indeed, a good question. Bump?
 
2013-04-06 10:47:20 AM  

Erix: Mikey1969: timujin: I read the linked article, but decided to withhold judgement until I actually checked out her blog.  I mean, funny overcomes a lot of sins.  Problem? She's not funny.  At all.  Even a little bit.

/childless
//vasectomy at 25
///best $5 I ever spent

$5? Did you go see Dr. Nick, or something?

"Hello everybody, I'm Dr. Nick!  Inflammable means flammable, but infertile doesn't mean fertile?  What a country!"


Awesome insurance, $5 co-pay.
 
2013-04-06 11:28:22 AM  
I don't get it. How is sharing something about your children any different than anything else one might share on social media? There is absolutely nothing you could ever share on social media that some part of the "audience" (term used very loosely) will care nothing about. This woman is a stupid, smug biatch - but she's super clever, getting the child-free twits to fork over their cash. Good job.
 
2013-04-06 11:35:11 AM  

HalfOffOffer: It's so awful that people love their kids and are happy they have kids and want to express their happiness to their friends.  So, so awful.

Please, return to posting your:
- picture of current meal
- workout of the day
- picture of political figure with ironic caption
- creepy picture of you sleeping under covers with your dog
- inspirational quote by Paulo Coelho or Thoreau
- picture of you getting plastered with friends too old to be wearing that
- picture of your Harley or Mustang
- strangely ambiguous 3 word sentence fragment designed to elicit response
- song you are listening to right now
- picture of naked woman from website that posted on your behalf
- a state that doesn't contain an 'E'... (hint: it's not as easy as you think!)
- link to banana slicer
- pinterest that you'll never do
- current reason why you hate Facebook OR how to fix Facebook security settings

But whatever you do... don't show your happiness to be a parent.


I would rather see that than:

- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
- baby
 
2013-04-06 11:39:13 AM  

HalfOffOffer: It's so awful that people love their kids and are happy they have kids and want to express their happiness to their friends.  So, so awful.

Please, return to posting your:
- picture of current meal
- workout of the day
- picture of political figure with ironic caption
- creepy picture of you sleeping under covers with your dog
- inspirational quote by Paulo Coelho or Thoreau
- picture of you getting plastered with friends too old to be wearing that
- picture of your Harley or Mustang
- strangely ambiguous 3 word sentence fragment designed to elicit response
- song you are listening to right now
- picture of naked woman from website that posted on your behalf
- a state that doesn't contain an 'E'... (hint: it's not as easy as you think!)
- link to banana slicer
- pinterest that you'll never do
- current reason why you hate Facebook OR how to fix Facebook security settings

But whatever you do... don't show your happiness to be a parent.


I am in fact watching my best friend's son grow up through facebook, because they live in WA and I live in NY, and neither of us can afford plane tickets or 2+ weeks driving coast to coast. I love her kid but I've only been face to face with him a couple of times. If she only ever talked about him though, I'd probably hide her feed or at least cut down on the filter.

Of all my friends who have children, I am only annoyed by the ones who can't apparently discuss anything else. I'm fine with occasional mentions, but I'd rather see ANYTHING from your list than a never-ending stream of child photos and child anecdotes. As others here have said, as long as they are still capable of discussing other topics, whatever.
 
2013-04-06 12:04:24 PM  

Fragzav: I know someone like that... always complaining about people posting kid pictures, while she can't stop posting pictures of her dog...


Hey now, I haven't posted a picture of fluffykins in at LEAST... two days... I think...
 
2013-04-06 12:10:21 PM  

Nexzus: He's my world, but I know the boundaries when talking about him to others.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 320x320]

/Hint. Most people don't give a shiat about your baby, and get annoyed after the second picture.


I don't know, that is a really cute baby. I could probably stand a third picture in the news feed. :)
 
2013-04-06 12:54:05 PM  

noheadphones: spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

20 minutes ago:
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40 minutes ago:
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You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.

Agreed.  Scumbag move.


Like they'll mind.
 
2013-04-06 03:57:31 PM  

daveinsurgent: I don't get it. How is sharing something about your children any different than anything else one might share on social media? There is absolutely nothing you could ever share on social media that some part of the "audience" (term used very loosely) will care nothing about. This woman is a stupid, smug biatch - but she's super clever, getting the child-free twits to fork over their cash. Good job.


It's not the babies, it's the aerial photos of poopy diapers, green vomit after eating spinach, or Junior's First Poop In The Toilet that we can all do without. Heck, I have 2 infants and I would eat broken glass before I would post photos of their poop/vomit, less my own bloody placenta, on Facebook. That stuff is nasty by any definition. Babies are cute.; their poop filled diapers are not. Not wanting to see the latter doesn't mean you hate the former.
 
2013-04-06 05:01:48 PM  

ThighsofGlory: noheadphones: spiderpaz: MrSteve007: This woman has a point. As someone who's in their early 30's, about half of my friends now have toddlers or infants. Hmmmm, lets dig up todays facebook baby photo extravaganza (these are all from different people, some post multiple photos of the same thing)

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You get the idea. Between the childless people posting pictures of their cats or dogs sitting and looking out windows and people with kids posting child updates every hour, it quickly gets over the top.

I understand posting something about a big occasion, like a birthday, first steps, or they're worried about asking friends for advice on XY or Z - but I've had enough of the doting parents and their the hourly updates on today's walk in a park with Jr.

You are officially Farks biggest asshole for taking your friends photos from facebook where they shared them with YOU (not the entire Internet) and posting them on Fark.

Agreed.  Scumbag move.

Like they'll mind.


IF they find out, the next FB update from them will be "OMG! Dakkoda and Baylee have gone viral!  What an amazing gift!  God is good!".

To summarize:  Occasional non-poop pictures are awesome.  Updates about the kids doing something that most people would find funny or cute are great.    Minute by minute updates are frowned upon.  Pictures of something that came out of the child are not appreciated.  The ability to talk about something other than your children, or your role as a parent, is encouraged.

Can we agree that this is a decent basic guideline?
No, because this is Fark.
 
2013-04-06 05:42:13 PM  
this woman has a point. i mean, if someone posts stuff on facebook you dont like, that means you have to look at it. over and over again. when you take out your phone at the restaurant, BOOM there it is. when you take your phone out in a movie theater, BAM pics of babies. there is no way that she can possible avoid reading anything at all on facebook, so they should tailor their content to her.
 
2013-04-06 07:49:13 PM  

stampylives: this woman has a point. i mean, if someone posts stuff on facebook you dont like, that means you have to look at it. over and over again. when you take out your phone at the restaurant, BOOM there it is. when you take your phone out in a movie theater, BAM pics of babies. there is no way that she can possible avoid reading anything at all on facebook, so they should tailor their content to her.


See it's like this: They like their friends and want to keep up with them, but they don't like their friends posting literally everything their children do.  shiat gets old.  No one finds your child as interesting as you do.  Sure, they could block their childed friends or give up facebook altogether, but that's throwing the bathwater out with the baby.
 
2013-04-07 08:58:50 AM  

lewismarktwo: stampylives: this woman has a point. i mean, if someone posts stuff on facebook you dont like, that means you have to look at it. over and over again. when you take out your phone at the restaurant, BOOM there it is. when you take your phone out in a movie theater, BAM pics of babies. there is no way that she can possible avoid reading anything at all on facebook, so they should tailor their content to her.

See it's like this: They like their friends and want to keep up with them, but they don't like their friends posting literally everything their children do.  shiat gets old.  No one finds your child as interesting as you do.  Sure, they could block their childed friends or give up facebook altogether, but that's throwing the bathwater out with the baby.


Exactly.

I like my friend. That doesn't mean I need to hear in excruciating detail every second of the progress of his girlfriend (who he was about to dump before the baby-bomb got dropped) in labor. I don't really need the update every 15 minutes on the condition of her cervix, the status of her foley catheter, how she shat herself while  pushing or details about the episiotomy and how many stitches it took to close and I sure as hell do not need a picture of the placenta.

No, would've been fine with far, far less detail.
 
2013-04-08 05:57:59 PM  

spiderpaz: ProfessorOhki: Gyrfalcon: nharrisphoto: I'm a photographer and a proud parent. As my child gets older and wants to start dressing up as his favorite characters from cartoons/movies/comics I intend to take pictures of him as those characters. And I will post them to Facebook AND YOU WILL MOTHERfarkING LIKE IT!

Well, she's got a point in that anyone out there (I don't know any but I can easily imagine there are some) who is posting pictures of their kids' dirty diapers or products of a long night of food poisoning with a proud comment of "See what little Johnny did today!" has gone a little too far. We'll be hearing about Johnny in a few more years, when he rapes, eats and murders half his class, I'll bet. And the bit about the mom who posted a pic of her kid's burns after he fell asleep on the radiator is downright scary.

That said, do post pics of your child being Batman. Those are just priceless.

This. It's not a matter of having to look at kids or what not. It's a matter of living in an age where even though it's extremely easy to share, some folks just haven't been able to develop that filter of, "wait, just because this interests ME, maybe it won't interest even a minority of the people I know." It's a matter of decency in maintaining a reasonable SNR for what you throw at you friends.

What does that have to do with children specifically though?  Doesn't that go for ANYTHING that anyone might be doing in their lives, that might not be as interesting to all their friends?


Late response, but there's nothing different about them. it does go for anything anyone feels like oversharing. Politics, pet photos, photos of food, etc. It just seems that kids have this unique property where every time they do something for the first time (which is pretty much everything for years) it becomes The Most Important Thing To Ever Happen Ever in the parents' eyes.

For example, some people post a picture of a meal once (or more if they're pushing they're luck) a day. That can be annoying, but I have never seen anyone post an entire gallery of their dinner. People don't order soup and then post, "oooh, here's the first bean" "and here's the first carrot, look at that little carrot, isn't it adorable" "OH MY GOD, A PEA!!!"

I mean, imagine if all your same-aged friends, within a short timeframe, became avid fisherman and then posted nothing for the next 18 years besides pictures of every fish you caught. I don't dislike fish, but I'm going to get tired of hearing about yours pretty quick.
 
2013-04-09 02:44:23 AM  

ProfessorOhki: Late response, but there's nothing different about them. it does go for anything anyone feels like oversharing. Politics, pet photos, photos of food, etc. It just seems that kids have this unique property where every time they do something for the first time (which is pretty much everything for years) it becomes The Most Important Thing To Ever Happen Ever in the parents' eyes.

For example, some people post a picture of a meal once (or more if they're pushing they're luck) a day. That can be annoying, but I have never seen anyone post an entire gallery of their dinner. People don't order soup and then post, "oooh, here's the first bean" "and here's the first carrot, look at that little carrot, isn't it adorable" "OH MY GOD, A PEA!!!"

I mean, imagine if all your same-aged friends, within a short timeframe, became avid fisherman and then posted nothing for the next 18 years besides pictures of every fish you caught. I don't dislike fish, but I'm going to get tired of hearing about yours pretty quick.


Well put. It's the volume that becomes tiresome.
 
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