Excellent example of "boards and boards" and why it isn't allowed.

Yes. And once my daughter said she wanted to drive a bulldozer for a living, but I haven't held her to that. How many kids say they want to be president, etc, and don't follow through with it?? Those poor Duggars. Apparently the audience must hang on to and remember every.single.word that they say and beat it into the ground years and years and years later. I bet John David wishes he'd never opened his mouth. I swear, if I hear "ONE time, John David said he wants to be a pilot," or "ONE time Josh said he wants to be a lawyer" one more time on this board I may blow a gasket! Because God knows, all of the posters have ALWAYS done every single thing they declared they wanted to do when they were 15 years old. GEEsh!
By Wash, rinse, and repeat, and repeat and repeat and repeat on Tuesday, March 6, Duggars in Space at 6:03 PM


ennvee said...

Apologies to the mods. I was the one who prattled on about how and why Gothard's laws wouldn't permit the Duggar kids (or any kids whose parents follow his beliefs) to go to real colleges, etc. My bad. :(

FWIW, on the TLC Duggar website, it had "ambitions" for all the kids that were done c. 2005-6. Never for a second, did most people believe 11-12 year old Jinger really wanted to be a chef. Actually, she said on the show (within the last year) that she really doesn't like to cook.

John David becoming a pilot can be a vocation or avocation. Even as an avocation, it takes a lot of training, both on the ground and in the air. Not to mention, I don't think Jim Bob is going to spring for even the smallest Piper glider anytime soon to indulge a hobby.

I base my posts on Duggar PR, vs. what is really happening for comparison. This may concern education, but as we've noticed, the discrepancies exist in just about every other aspect of their lives. And when I say "their" I refer to the adults. I don't criticize the children because they don't know anything else.

Lucy Anne said...

Just clarification to all, why is this not allowed?

Sharla said...

The purpose of the blog is to talk about the Duggars (mainly their TV show), not to talk about ourselves, our families, and above all not to talk about the blog itself or critique other readers and commenters. That is the way of hurt feelings and flame wars.

The bulk of that person's comments were a harangue about something she doesn't like about things other people have said. That is not why this blog is here. Basically it was a rude rant. I put it up as education as I do occasionally for educational purposed.

Sharla said...

In case people don't understand, I did not write the post above. It was a comment that would not be approved.

Sharla said...

Boards on boards is either talking about another blog or website or talking about this blog or other people who comment here. For example, saying all of you believe is boards on boards. Talking about what people say in their comments rather than the Duggars is boards on boards.

You can say I believe the Duggars x, y, z all day long. What is not acceptable is to say some other commenter is crazy, driving you nuts, or has said the same thing 157 times, or similar things.

The comment above could have been made acceptable. As usual it's more how something was said.

If those things happen and you truly have to tell someone, you can send it to me an email.

Sharla said...

Yet another question. It isn't tough really. You can discuss the Duggars. What you can't discuss is the value of someone else's opinion, or make fun of it, or be rude about it, or begin addressing a single person rather the group in general.

You can say I think the Duggars are crazy wackos or walk on water. You can't say Katie and all you people think the Duggars walk on water are wrong. Talk about what you think or feel about the show or the Duggars, but don't critique other people's comments or their opinions.

Alberta Rose said...

You can say I think the Duggars are crazy wackos or walk on water. You can't say Katie and all you people think the Duggars walk on water are wrong. Talk about what you think or feel about the show or the Duggars, but don't critique other people's comments or their opinions.

It's like when someone says female Gothard followers have to be stay at home daughters. If I say "you're wrong because women on my Menopause & Perimenopause board are discussing the trend of Non Christian women who choose to stay at home instead of moving out." I'm doing the "boards on boards" thing. If I say "You're wrong because I personally know some non-Christian women who are stay at home daughters" I'm attacking. If I say "I have some non-Christian co-workers who have opted to be stay at home daughters. Here's a glimpse of what they do", I'm not attacking, I'm sharing my experience in the matter.

At least that's how I see the point the moderators are making.

ennvee said...

Yeah, everything needs to come from YOUR point of view (with a small personal anecdote, if it is directly applicable, ie. when talking about re-tread plots, I mentioned my husband noticing the Josie story was repeated even though he has only seen a handful of shows) on an issue. I state my POV, and do my best to support with evidence either seen on the show or with links to material if it's relevant to the topic.

If I quote, I respond to the post, not the person who posted it; I never personally address a post, but instead say that I agree or disagree with the post and explain why. I also quote if I have something to build on to a prior post, but I never say "Awesome post!" or "You're wrong." Those are remarks addressed to the poster, not the post.

What I've outlined above are the strategies I've found work best to ensure posts are not "boards on boards." Others, please feel free to add anything I may have forgotten, aside from keeping it "clean" on this particular board. I know to save the (mostly) pejorative nicknames and potty mouth for other venues. :)