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To wonder why there are so many pregnancy test posts in chat?

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BerniceBroadside Sat 15-Feb-14 08:32:31

Is it just attention seeking? (I suspect in many cases it is.)

Are they unable to find the appropriate forums?

Should there be an entire forum devoted to 'look at this piece of piss-soaked plastic'?

HungryHorace Sat 15-Feb-14 08:37:42

There's more traffic in Chat so they get more opinions / responses.

I quite like the POAS threads. You could always hide or ignore them.

BerniceBroadside Sat 15-Feb-14 08:43:24

Ah, more traffic. Definitely attention seeking then. ;)

maras2 Sat 15-Feb-14 08:56:06

That's rather mean Bernice. Who pissed on your cornflakes ?

HungryHorace Sat 15-Feb-14 08:56:15

I don't think it's attention seeking as such, just that if you want answers, posting something in a topic with very few active posters won't get you (m)any.

HungryHorace Sat 15-Feb-14 08:56:46

Oh, and you can't post images in the Conception threads either.

Sparklingbrook Sat 15-Feb-14 08:57:47

Cheer up Bernice. Use the 'Hide this thread' if they are offending you. Every single thread started on MN is attention seeking isn't it?

BerniceBroadside Sat 15-Feb-14 09:02:05

Maras2, clearly one of the poas posters did!

I do have sympathy for some. I just think it's odd to post in chat when you're clearly pregnant. Probably because fertility is such an emotive subject and I always though that it was considered good forum etiquette to keep pregnancy chat to the appropriate forum, if one exists.

Sparklingbrook Sat 15-Feb-14 09:03:36

I think they just want a quick second opinion TBH.

Redpriestandmozart Sat 15-Feb-14 09:07:21

ashamed to say but I love a good POAS thread blush I never go to the pregnancy boards and all my friends like myself are passed that stage. So a POAS thread is as close as l get to the excitement these days.

Sparklingbrook Sat 15-Feb-14 09:11:37

I prefer them to the 'I am going to POAS some time in the next 24 hours/when DH gets back from the shop 20 miles away type ones. Instant yes/no. grin

BerniceBroadside Sat 15-Feb-14 09:13:55

Redpriest, there are many types of home test out there. Would you like me to do a live cholesterol or chlamydia test for your entertainment?

Sparkling, in some cases I agree, but some people really like to drag out the drama.

Do you think I'm pregnant?

I can't buy a test because a yeti ate the pharmacy.

Finally have a test!

Oh, it didn't work. Bad test!


Sparklingbrook Sat 15-Feb-14 09:18:52

Yes there are those ones Bernice. grin I think the 'thread etiquette' should be to actually have a test in your hand before your OP in those cases.
And no 'I have a 3 year old test from Poundland it will have to do'. grin

IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Sat 15-Feb-14 09:23:38

More traffic and why not this is a chatty forum?

MoveYourArmsLikeHenry Sat 15-Feb-14 09:51:33

I posted a POAS thread not long ago here. Just like the one you described. It was because I like this forum and have come to know posters in it, I feel supported in this forum. The people who replied back to me were very helpful and I appreciated their responses. Yes the result was negative, and I was secretly very disappointed, so yes "bad test" as you so charmingly put it.

themaltesefalcon Sat 15-Feb-14 09:58:16

They are popular threads. I don't get it myself but each to their own.

LST Sat 15-Feb-14 09:58:25

Just hide the thread op.. this is afterall a parenting site..

BerniceBroadside Sat 15-Feb-14 09:59:29

I meant bad test as in it didn't work properly, therefore prolonging the drama, not as in not the preferred result.

I've taken enough (negative) tests in my time to sympathise, but the drama llamas do get on my wick. Sparkling is right, it should be compulsory to have a test in hand before posting.

Sparklingbrook Sat 15-Feb-14 10:00:37

YY every 'should I go and buy a test?' will be accompanied by 'YES!!' so get one first. grin

HungryHorace Sat 15-Feb-14 10:30:00

God, yes, those are annoying.

Am I pregnant?

Have you had sex? If yes, go and but a bloody stick to piss on and find out.

The threads with pictures of sticks already pissed on are far preferable!

Coumarin Sat 15-Feb-14 10:46:50

I think they're my most hidden threads. 'Am I pregnant?' How the fuck would we know? hmm

Back2Basics Sat 15-Feb-14 10:50:24

Argh YANKS it's so annoying. Those threads are the most annoying on MY I would prefer to read anything but POAS threads.

They are all the same, I'm due on soon and my boobs hurt, I've snapped at dp and feel sick. Do you think I'm pregnant.

Ffs go and get a test and deal with it.

Back2Basics Sat 15-Feb-14 10:50:45

Argh spell check I meant YANBU

candycoatedwaterdrops Sat 15-Feb-14 10:56:12

They're annoying because like a PP said, how the fuck would we know if you're pregnant?

sebsmummy1 Sat 15-Feb-14 11:02:52

Hmmm I'm on the fence here. Currently I'm possibly a little a lot more sensitive to POAS threads because if my personal circumstances. But having been in a situation where I wanted opinions on whether anyone else could see a squinter of a line, I was grateful of responses. Didn't post in chat though.

I feel more aggrieved by those people who write emotive thread titles re. being pregnant and not wanting to be, usually with a few Aaaargh, FFSs thrown in when there are so many women on here who are so desperate and would do anything to be pregnant and go to term.

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