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to think that this is oversharing and unnecessary?

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PeggyCarter Mon 05-Nov-12 16:48:36

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Twiddles Mon 05-Nov-12 16:51:29

Yawn !
If u dont like FB, then don't look !!

MyLastDuchess Mon 05-Nov-12 16:52:19

Oh a friend of mine posted regularly about the state of her son's nappies. I had to block her in the end. Quite a few friends posted not-very-subtle hints that we did not need to hear the gory details but she didn't take them. I have a son the same age as hers and didn't want to hear about dirty nappies either! (Son is now 2 and I have never posted a nappy-related update on Facebook, nor anything about my own toilet habits thanks very much grin)

pictish Mon 05-Nov-12 16:52:29

It's up to them innit?

If you think it's excessive then you don't have to post about it. They can if they like.


EnglishGirlApproximately Mon 05-Nov-12 16:53:02

YANBU - one of the main reasons I gave up on baby groups is because the intimate details of other peoples children just aren't interesting. I just don't feel the need to share every tiny piece of information about DS with everyone I know.

quesadilla Mon 05-Nov-12 16:55:41

I agree with you. I can talk until the cows come home with my DH about such things but I have never thought it fair to inflict that on the world at large. There is a spectrum: some go to the opposite extreme and think its bad taste to post anything about kids at all on FB which I think is excessive in the other direction. But there is a line to be drawn and I would draw it at sharing details about my potty training activities. Its just self-indulgent.

PeggyCarter Mon 05-Nov-12 16:55:48

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pictish Mon 05-Nov-12 16:57:52

Nope - I am not an offender in the least. I find that sort of stuff yawnsville - but anyone else can post whatever they see fit. Even those people who post endless photos of their pets.

FatimaLovesBread Mon 05-Nov-12 16:58:39

I have a friend who once posted about her infected fanjo stiches still troubling her 2 months after giving birth [vomit smiley]
She also posted a status about her husband farting in bed and following through confused
Why we need to know that I don't know. Adds some entertainment to facebook browsing i suppose amongst all the 'I have just hoovered', 'I've just cooked fish fingers and chips for my gorgus hubby' posts

OnwardBound Mon 05-Nov-12 16:59:47

Yep it's dull.

But I just skim over the boring posts and they don't really register anyway.

Twiddles Mon 05-Nov-12 17:01:25

Yawnsville, like that word !!
Ok, so U like FB, but dont like poo posts,
Yep, i get it, poo posts are a bit crap :0
i would just block their news feed ?i

PeggyCarter Mon 05-Nov-12 17:01:43

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Sunnywithachanceofshowers Mon 05-Nov-12 17:02:36

YANBU at all.

A colleague once interrupted a meeting to tell me that his baby had just done his first poo on a potty. Um, thanks for sharing...

PeggyCarter Mon 05-Nov-12 17:03:06

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Justforlaughs Mon 05-Nov-12 17:03:26

I love facebook, but seriously don't get some people's need to go into the gory details or even the plain boring ones about their lives. I just use it to chat to people, but each to their own. It doesn't bother me what people post as I never read any of it, if it worries you then block them.

ornellaia Mon 05-Nov-12 17:04:27

Nothing wrong with endless photo's of pets pictish shock. I don't post the DC's poo updates but I don't care if other people do. I find most FB updates are terribly dull though, I only really look at the ones from my funny/witty friends.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Mon 05-Nov-12 17:05:29

One of the many reasons I don't 'do' facebook grin

I do think though, that if you are going to 'do' facebook, then you have to accept it's full of people who over share...

akaemmafrost Mon 05-Nov-12 17:05:29

I wouldn't have got past the first two words. My internal alarm goes off by then. I am not interested in the day to day minutiae of the life of a two year old. They can post if they like though, someone will be interested I am sure.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Mon 05-Nov-12 17:07:42

Sounds like typical facebook twaddle.

Zzzzmarchhare Mon 05-Nov-12 17:47:35

Someone I went to school with puts up pictures of poo-nappy explosions, results of nappy free time etc. I deleted her.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Mon 05-Nov-12 18:29:33

Now was it just a status? Because my colleague out an actual photograph of said poo in said potty! Now hidden from my FB feed!

ZillionChocolate Mon 05-Nov-12 18:50:47

Send them to STFU Parents

CuriousMama Mon 05-Nov-12 18:54:51

I really feel sorry for people who feel the need to write stuff like that. I can't believe what people share with random strangers or acquaintances?
I have a friend who kept a poo book, writing down every stool movement, texture and colour of her pfb. Nice hmm Thank God they didn't have FB in those days!

PeggyCarter Mon 05-Nov-12 19:04:12

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lljkk Mon 05-Nov-12 19:36:07

it must be the class of folk you know on FB, the worst I get exposed to is too many pictures of cute kittens.

On FB all I do is mostly "Like" pictures of babies. Especially cousin who has 2 of the blighters all of 5 weeks old. Nice to admire from a distance without dealing with their bottoms.

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