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  #1  
September 9th, 2010, 01:37 PM
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I was until I was "asked to leave". Anyway I found JM when I was looking for a forum for single mommies. I'm so glad to have found the natural childbirth board within JM.
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September 9th, 2010, 02:17 PM
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September 9th, 2010, 02:23 PM
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It's a forum for natural family living. I didn't say the website's name in full since I think I read of we promote other forums here we can get into trouble with JM.
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September 9th, 2010, 04:05 PM
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I've lurked from time to time but don't think I've ever even registered. Do you mind me asking why you were asked to leave?
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September 9th, 2010, 04:41 PM
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Well IMO they are moderate that board way to much and are to harsh on some people at times. I was a long time member and really enjoyed the forum. When I became pregnant I was more active and I posted in the single parents forum about my complicated situation with the babies father and stuff and so many of the women there told me NOT to tell my FOB about the baby and I all ready knew I wanted to tell him. One woman accused me of getting pregnant on purpose,though she didn't so so in so many words. I posted in the forum for her to back off and I got a warning. I then posted a couple posts toward someone who also gave the same advice to another woman about not telling the FOB. I said "shame on you for telling this woman that advice and it may be against the law to not tell him or to keep the child away from the FOB". She'd actually advised her to tell some lies that could have gotten her into trouble. Of course I got another warning. In another section of the forum I posted something about a roommate problem and mentioned my roommie was from China and I was accused of being racist. I tried to explain that I only mentioned it to get better help with the issue we were having may have a cultural difference.

I'd get warnings a lot after that and was suspended for a short time as well. I tried to get back on the board but to no avail. It was so hard when I was first banned. I really missed having a nice natural family living forum to visit but didn't like the way that I was feeling attacked my last couple months there.
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September 9th, 2010, 04:47 PM
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wow! I have been on some heavily moderated forums and it is just ridiculous. Glad you found your way here
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September 9th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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The more I tired to explain myself the worse it got for me. When I left I found another forum with some ladies who also liked natural family living and it turns out that a few of them were also from MDC. They also thought MDC was over moderated in some ways.

I have gotten a few warnings here though as well b/c not everyone here understands me or the way that I post and I guess I've offended a couple people. Oh well. That's who I am,I tell it like it is and don't sugar coat the truth but I do try and be respectful.
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September 9th, 2010, 05:08 PM
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I am but I only post on the Massachusetts tribe, and that is occasionally. I did spend a little time in the July DDC this past pregnancy but it is too hard to get to know people on there I feel. No pictures or anything in siggies, I can't tell who is who.

I do tend to use the board for specific questions I have that are naturally geared. Also I have met a few local mommies through the MA board.

I recommend the local tribes all the time on here for women looking for NCB friendly caregivers and such, have never been spoken to for it.
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September 9th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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I think the promoting other boards thing is just if you're spamming and advertising. Talking about one (especially saying it's over moderated LOL) shouldn't get you in trouble.
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September 9th, 2010, 05:23 PM
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I just signed up to try to find suggestions about NCB friendly practitioners, I was sad because I can't seem to find a *tribe* for my city...
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September 9th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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I thought I read something about not posting any forum address that would be competition for JM in these boards or in a PM. I thought I read it in the TOS when I first joined.
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September 9th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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^^ it doesn't go by city but states or provinces, usually grouped together. In my case Massachusetts is grouped with CT and RI.
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September 9th, 2010, 05:55 PM
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I don't think they listed provinces for Canada though. All I could find was Canada and clocked that and found threads to different areas and some didn't say where they were until I opened the thread.
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September 9th, 2010, 07:05 PM
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you're right, my bad, sorry!
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September 9th, 2010, 07:43 PM
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I am there sometimes, but much prefer it here. I, too, have been warned. It is waaay overmoderated... I feel like a parent is constantly looking over my shoulder and I can't feel comfortable there... thus, I am here more.
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September 10th, 2010, 08:32 AM
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I love MDC. I've been on there for over 5 years.
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September 10th, 2010, 08:43 AM
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I remember seeing your name over there. I recognize a few names here actually. Thankfully none of the people who I felt were attacking me are here though so that's good. I do like the forum in some ways,but at the end it was so tough when no one was understanding me and assuming things about me.
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September 10th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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I remember seeing your name over there. I recognize a few names here actually. Thankfully none of the people who I felt were attacking me are here though so that's good. I do like the forum in some ways,but at the end it was so tough when no one was understanding me and assuming things about me.
I had the same issue with a different forum I was on. I thought it was all great until in a post that asked about what choices you were making during pregnancy about interventions I got flamed and called names. Then I had a few select people calling me out on ANYTHING I posted that wasn't in the herd mentality. I just pretty much stopped posting and started looking for a new forum family. They would moderate everything else but wouldn't delete the attacks on members that were for NCB/ homebirth/ no interventions.
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September 10th, 2010, 01:07 PM
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I checked out kellymom and had some problems there as well. There was a thread about cry it out. I said that as a nanny I sometimes had to let the child cry even though I knew what they wanted since what they wanted was the parents who were at work and I couldn't get the parents for them. The women there pretty much called me a bad nanny. I never actually let the child cry it out,I did my best to comfort them but these women made me feel bad.
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September 10th, 2010, 02:54 PM
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I have an account there, but I don't post often. I'm mostly on the UC board and now I've been lurking heavily in the birth professionals board since I'm going to start mw school sometime in the next few months.

I think JM definitely has every other forum I've ever been on (more than 5, less than 10) beat for hospitality. Some rooms here have snootiness, but you can always find a room that welcomes you. And of course, just like IRL, you're going to have craptaculous people, but I just do my best to ignore the ones that only ever say snippy things.
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