Jump to content

Top 10 threads of 2012
Bridezilla is there!


  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#1 #LG

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

What do you think of the list?
http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/photogalle...1229-2c0x0.html

Did they get it right? It is based on the threads with the most replies apparently but I suspect some selective prerogative has also been applied.

If a quality was a factor which threads would you include as best of 2012?

#2 SeaPrincess

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

I think I only actually read 2 of those, and I would only have considered the Bridezilla one.

#3 Pretz

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

That list is complete sh*te.

I really don;t see that debating the yellow wiggles was really earth shatteringly popular....

The fascinator obsessed bride deserves to be there, but the remaining inclusions are hideous.

What should have made the list is the embarrassing yum cha companion and follow up thread where the same person is unbelievably
rude about her birthday gift of dinner.

Edited by Pretz, 02 January 2013 - 08:10 AM.


#4 Ireckon

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

Yeah, most of those were pretty ordinary. I agree with the PP, the bridezilla one deserves to be there, but all the others had me going 'huh? Really?'

#5 Mianta

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

I don't know why, but EB seems obsessed with plugging Chrissie Swan. I know she is probably on their pay roll but I don't find her the least bit interesting. I don't even remember the threads that were written about her "subjects".

#6 rosiebird

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

That's a bit too much publicity for those OPs - I'd go back and delete all my posts in a "screw you Fairfax" manner if they had picked one of my threads.

Which wouldn't happen 'cause my threads aren't that interesting.

#7 #LG

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

QUOTE (Pretz @ 02/01/2013, 09:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What should have made the list is the embarrassing yum cha companion and follow up thread where the same person is unbelievably rude about her birthday gift of dinner.

Agreed.

#8 LEGs-R-US

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

Was the thread about the neighbor buying everyone a letterbox to make the street more stylish this year?  I think the crazy neighbor did other things too?


#9 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Most of those threads I don't recall at all! The bridezilla one definitely.....I can't believe that a baby naming thread made the list... But then again I don't get the whole concept of a "sibset".. I mean just choose a name you like and run with it...why does it matter if it doesn't "match" or gel with your older child's name....?

#10 casime

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

I don't think I've ever read a Chrissie Swan article, and I've never seen any discussion of it, so not sure how she made the list twice.   huh.gif    I don't even remember a thread about the wiggles.  

Bridezilla is the only one really worthy of inclusion out of all the ones on that list.

#11 domestically~challenged

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

Not a memorable list at all.

#12 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

Bridezilla was the stand out winner of the year.

All the drama, all the suspense, and the finale?!!! Amazing.

#13 mumofenergiserbuny

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

how did my vent end up in the top 10???? not worth a mention at all....
i agree on the bridezilla thread but thats it....

#14 Daisy Goat

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE
I totally agree OP.

Unfortunately something will only be done (ie no longer on sale) when we have a number of drownings. Isn't it usually the way?? Something tragic has to happen & some poor family/families loose little ones before anything is done.


I have actually done this. When a thread is used as a money spinner and advertising.

#15 No-pants Agnodice

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

I'd be worried if I was Livsh, that her (totally justified) vent about a family member was being used in publicity (with the potential of attracting her new SIL to the boards).

#16 Feral Mozzie

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

19 year olds at daycare will always be my personal favourite for 2012.

#17 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

There was a LOT of debate, spin-offs etc about Jill Maher, but I notice none of that made the list.  

I wonder if any of the OPs were advised that their threads would be used in this "article".  In particular, the OP whose children's names were listed in the article.

Edited by Alacritous~Andy, 02 January 2013 - 09:49 AM.


#18 BetteBoop

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

QUOTE (LifesGood @ 02/01/2013, 07:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is based on the threads with the most replies apparently but I suspect some selective prerogative has also been applied.


EB's list was based on the threads that met the following criteria:

1. with the most replies
2. not on controversial issues
3. that didn't derail or crash and burn
4. that didn't involve massive snark fests

So that narrowed down all of the thousands of threads on EB for 2012 to the only ones provided in the list  wink.gif

#19 Chelli

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

The Bridezilla thread has just been updated so the saga continues there. Who knows, it may end up one of 2013's most popular threads as well.

#20 #LG

Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

QUOTE (LEGs-R-US @ 02/01/2013, 09:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Was the thread about the neighbor buying everyone a letterbox to make the street more stylish this year?  I think the crazy neighbor did other things too?

I can't recall if that was 2012 or 2011 but it was a brilliant thread

#21 casime

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

What about howdo's rescue cat and kittens?  That was an epic thread.  Was it in 2011 or 2012?

#22 anotherid

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

The sex during pregnancy thread was actually from 2008. Admin admit during the thread that they refreshed it in 2012 to link in with one of their articles. Seriously?

To be honest, seeing that list advertised on the SMH website has made me realise how public this forum has become. I honestly feel sorry for those whose threads have been published so widely. Particularly the easily identifiable people.

#23 mumofenergiserbuny

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE (Alacritous~Andy @ 02/01/2013, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder if any of the OPs were advised that their threads would be used in this "article".  In particular, the OP whose children's names were listed in the article.


we definatly were not notified or anything of the sort, but i believe that as its on a Public internet forum they dont need to.

#24 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Can someone list of the top 10 please?
My phone dont like the photo gallery and I cant see it sad.gif

#25 BetteBoop

Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

QUOTE (anotherid @ 02/01/2013, 10:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The sex during pregnancy thread was actually from 2008. Admin admit during the thread that they refreshed it in 2012 to link in with one of their articles. Seriously?

To be honest, seeing that list advertised on the SMH website has made me realise how public this forum has become. I honestly feel sorry for those whose threads have been published so widely. Particularly the easily identifiable people.


There are almost a quarter of a million members on EB. Probably double that many people access the site as guests who come across via links in Fairfax news stories.

I think people need to realise this is a public and very high profile forum. TBH, I am always surprised at how much highly personal information people willingly provide about themselves on EB.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Teaching our son to say no to violence against women

Today, on White Ribbon Day - and every other day - we're teaching our son to say no to violence against women.

Mothers told to breastfeed in 'spacious' toilet

If there is one thing the owners of Tillings Cafe can be certain of, it is that the eatery won't win the award for Britain's best baby-friendly coffee shop any time soon.

Mother gives name to son dumped down drain

A woman who admitted to dumping her newborn baby down a Sydney drain has reportedly been allowed to give him a name.

Taking small steps to reduce stress

Are you feeling used up by life's stress, family problems and a demanding job you can't turn off? Many people are way beyond work-life exhaustion. They are functioning as robots.

Bad news: we're running out of chocolate

The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate.

Born at 23 weeks, 'Chopstick Baby' survives first week

A baby who was born at 23 weeks has survived her first week of life outside the womb.

Manic stations: the nesting instinct in pregnancy

It might sound like temporary insanity, but almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn’t uncommon – even if you’re not usually a particularly clean person.

How a baby can survive alone for days on end

The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Italian doctors questioned over formula bribes

Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding.

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Those special moments of sibling bonding

Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Baby monitor footage posted online

Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.

Did this new dad really hit on his wife's midwife?

Was there really a man who was actually there by his wife’s side as she laboured and gave birth to his child, all while he was making what he perceived to be meaningful eye contact with a midwife?

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

What Mark Latham needs to know about depression and motherhood

Love has nothing to do with mental illness. But love may drive a mother to do something about it.

'We're just trying to keep our child alive': life with FPIES

We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong'

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

Twin brothers have become dads on the same day ? with their partners giving birth in the same hospital, and even the same birthing pool.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.