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A word of advice

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If you have no experience with a situation someone is dealing with, or if you have no real knowledge about the subject, please do not answer someone's question. It's irritating and it wastes people's time. There are people here who are very, very knowledgable about a wide variety of subjects relating to pregnancy and raising children. Let them answer the questions.

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If it were a specific person, I would. But it isn't, it's just a general statement.
wow... what makes your opinion so much more superior to someone else's. in the end its still just a opinion and everyone is trying to help. if you dont agree with something someone says then give your differing opinion, but dont tell them not to speak at all.  you are crushing their confidence in their parenting or future parenting and that is not your place to do. you are a mother and as one you should know better. at this point you are just a over grown bully and this website is just another way for you to put people down, so you feel smarter then them. bully and shameful...
I don't give advice when I have absolutley no idea what I'm talking about and/or no experience in the matter. I don't feel it's out of line to ask that others do the same. You wouldn't tell someone how to fix a car just because you drive one, would you?For the record, I rarely give opinions. I give sound advice that comes from years of experience with kids and babies (20 years, to be exact) and from several years of researching parenting/pregnancy issues of all kinds. If I didn't consistently offer good advice, why would people specifically ask for me to respond to their questions, as has happened multiple times?
Well, someones proud. People do ask you to answer, but not because your better at answering questions, it's because they feel you could help them. Honestly, not many people answer questions anymore, your like the only one left so they really have no choice..Plus, since when is it your place to tell others what to do, you do not own the website, it's america. We are free to answer as much as we want. Now I'm sorry that your being irritated, and that it's wasting your time, but trust me by posting this your doing the same thing.
Oops, I gotta correct myself. It's You're, not your, I'm spelling like an idiot. Hopefully that didn't waste your time, wouldn't wanna get more advice on how to be.
First of all, you do give good advice. There has been many times that you have gave me really good anwers, but that doesn't mean it's any better than when anyone else answers. I have 3 kids, and I have experience with pregnancy and children, but that doesn't mean my opinion is better than yours, or anybodys. You sound very rude, and the way you said it sounded like you thought you knew more than everyone. It really makes people not value or opinion, or more importantly not respect it. I know I feel differently towards you.
V has a fair point, if I do not have first hand experience with something I usually move on. Its simply not fair for me to assume.But if there is something I have experience with I will chime in :)
I don't normally answer questions if I know I can't give a good answer. I think it was just that way she said it that made it sound like she was being bitchy. Kinda like, I'm better than you I know more and my opinions are more important.
my opinion of this website forum has been lowered because of this situation. we are not in high school and we are all parent looking to help one another. im wondering if v is as cruel to her friends when they give their opinions. does she basicly tell them to shut-up or does she only do this when she can hide behind a computer screen.

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