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31 Aug 2008, 7:34 pm

I just went to a yahoo chat room for parenting.
this is the first time I went to one of those on yahoo.
I thought perhaps I would hear some good chat and advice and personal experiences on parenting,
when I got there most everyone was talking like a dating chat room.
I asked if there was ANY parents at all in the chat room.
next thing I know this man replied in a personal PM,
he wanted to know what kind of activities I enjoyed with my son,
I said ya we go to the park and all kinds of fun activities.
then I asked him what he done with his son,
he started in on all kinds of sex crap, god I was so appalled and sick I got furious.
I was about to start in on giving this person a piece of my mind and then my son came
in wanting attention and turned off my computer.
I am still fuming. grrrrrrrr.



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31 Aug 2008, 9:57 pm

I'd be fuming, too.

I suggest reporting the group to Yahoo.

Some groups do get taken over by perverts when the original founders basically abandon them. Really a shame, and totally a trap for the unwary.


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01 Sep 2008, 11:03 am

This is why I stopped even trying chat rooms years ago. I found that often, these rooms where full of people who weren't there for the original intention of the group -- they were there to either do what this man did with you, or to rant, or to be obscene. I rarely was ever in a chat room where people were there to have discussions based on the original premise.



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01 Sep 2008, 11:07 am

I personally hate chatrooms, and I even have my own opinions about the groups through yahoo. There are plenty of other places where you could get good advice on parenting a child under the spectrum. You may want to do a good search on "autism parent support" or something, you may find some good and useful things.


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01 Sep 2008, 11:10 am

this is really the only site i go to for advice.



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01 Sep 2008, 12:00 pm

Actually I got dozens of bookmarks to forums on and about parenting.
I was just wanting to see if I could find something a little more interactive.



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02 Sep 2008, 11:57 am

Adrenaline,

Given your avatar, your rant is kind of ironic! The group might have been taken over, highjacked, or created to do things such as you experienced. Chatrooms are RARELY worthwhile.



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02 Sep 2008, 9:12 pm

I've found that just about every yahoo chatroom is like that now.

I prefer meeting my chat friends on site likes these rather than chat rooms



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25 Sep 2018, 1:10 pm

ster wrote:
this is really the only site i go to for advice.

R U CRAZY????? 8O



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25 Sep 2018, 10:09 pm

RightGalaxy wrote:
ster wrote:
this is really the only site i go to for advice.

R U CRAZY????? 8O


Things were different 10 years ago when that response was written.



It drives me nuts how these old threads resurface. It comes from a "what are people talking about now" type page, is that correct? I never come in that way, but that is what I've been told.


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11 Oct 2018, 8:02 pm

NOOOO!! ! Stay here on "Parent's Discussion Forum". That would have made me literally crap myself. Very scary!! ! 8O