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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:51 PM

I hate seeing the threads about tortured and murdered children

and animals. I know that they are topics of general discussion but bumping into one of these while looking for an interesting thread is excruciatingly painful. Being a mom and grandmother, I suppose I am just terribly sensitive to these subjects. I wish there was another forum for the posting of these types of horrors.

I guess there is no real point to this thread other than posting an issue that I've never seen on DU before.

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Reply I hate seeing the threads about tortured and murdered children (Original post)
tavernier Feb 2013 OP
Number23 Feb 2013 #1
tavernier Feb 2013 #2
MadrasT Feb 2013 #3
MelungeonWoman Feb 2013 #4
quinnox Feb 2013 #5
MelungeonWoman Feb 2013 #10
tavernier Feb 2013 #6
William769 Feb 2013 #7
LisaLynne Feb 2013 #8
RZM Feb 2013 #9

Response to tavernier (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:55 PM

1. I agree. And even the titles seem to be as graphic as possible

The one about the Saudi cleric raping and killing his 5-year old daughter made me almost sick to my stomach. I avoided GD until it was no longer on the front page of the forum.

I am also a mother, of a 6 year old and a toddler so that may explain some of it.

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Response to Number23 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:21 PM

2. Thanks for acknowledging your discomfort, 23.

I've also avoided the forum on occasion for similar reasons, and I wondered if I was the only one with this problem. But in all honesty, I have to mute the tv as well when these topics come up, or I'll be depressed for hours. I sometimes wonder how the news people handle these horror stories day in and day out.

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:04 AM

3. I trash every tortured animal thread as soon as I see the title

I work in animal rescue and I see enough of that shit in the real world

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:17 AM

4. I just trashed one myself.

I wish there was a way to trash a thread without having to click on it.

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:20 AM

5. some duers like to post ghoulish news stories

 

I used to call these threads the "bloody killing of the week thread". You can either trash the threads by clicking the X by them, or, if you notice a duer who has a pattern of posting these type of stories, put them on ignore. Often, these type of "blood and guts" news stories come from a handful of the same duers who seem to take delight in posting them.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:27 PM

10. Thank you!

I didn't notice the tiny x before, that info answers my comment above. Thanks for posting it.

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:09 AM

6. Thanks, guys...

I was quite certain I would be pounded and told to "man up and live in the real world". I'm grateful for all the advice and sensitive replies.

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:29 AM

7. Right there with you.

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:32 AM

8. I'm not a mother, but I also can't stand those threads.

I mean, if there was something we could do, fine, but usually, there isn't and we're just left feeling sick and powerless. I know there are horrible people out there doing horrible things. I do what I can locally, but I don't need to be confronted with it every day, you know?

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:10 AM

9. You couldn't have paid me to open the one about the father

 

And all that. That said, if people want to post them, that's their biz. I don't have to read. And I'm not going to.

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