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  1. #6
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    Thanks Linda if we can fix this problem I am sure it would help us all.

    rollo
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  2. #8
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    Jul 2012
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    I wanted to chime in and say a couple from our church had quads a few years ago and there was no coverage at all, not even local coverage in our small town. I don't think quads are that newsworthy. That being said, I like the idea of trying to authenticate, but have no idea how that would realistically be done. When I see announcements from new people, (regardless if singletons, twins, or octuplets,) I very rarely comment. I'm just too suspicious of potential trolls and the few times I have been duped have left a bad taste in my mouth! I generally congratulate members who have been on for a while because they seem more likely to be genuine. Hate to be that way, but I don't want to support a troll!
    One Beloved Son - Raphael David
    Saved for Later:
    Rosemary, Phaedra, Lorena, Georgia, Theodora
    Ignatius, Lionel, Thaddeus, Laszlo, Caspian

  3. #10
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    Jul 2012
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    Um... the supposed mothers could post a picture of their babies' feet with a sock on the left foot and no sock on the right foot? Write the baby's name on the bottom of the sock.

    (Yeah, I don't know either.)
    Emily, 18, Southeastern US.
    College student and avid name nerd.
    ♂ | Samuel Edward George Arthur Ezra Gideon James
    ♀ | Jane Helen Anne Cora Phoebe Gwen Catherine

  4. #12
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    Feb 2013
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    I think the easiest thing would be if people just didn't automatically assume someone was a troll or at least if they're suspicious, ignore them. Their post will die quickly enough and there's little to be gained from sparking a fight.
    I know it's annoying to see the quarterly roundup full of unrealistic multiples, but requiring someone to "prove" their babies are real doesn't seem very realistic, friendly, or beneficial.


    Laura & Derek
    05.25.13


    Beatrix - Camille/a - Eleanor (Lena) - Isla - Lila - Leonie - Margot
    Arthur - Clark - Gabriel - Graham - Locke/Lachlan - Shepherd

    Guilty Pleasures:
    Andromeda - Lúthien - Vesper - Zephyr


  5. #14
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    In my experience, when people want to prove something online, they'll hold up a piece of paper with their username, the date, and sometimes a cute message written on it and take a picture. I don't think anyone here would be opposed to seeing a bunch of babies with a little name tag. Of course, it shouldn't be required for congratulations and support and many people are weary about posting pictures of their children online. Maybe, if absolutely necessary, they could send a picture or record of some sort to Pam or Linda and they can verify the thread?

    I know most of them are trolls, but I always worry about the (unlikely) new mama of multiples in a fragile state of bliss being told her children aren't real and that she's doing something wrong. I'm not referring to any post in particular, just the idea.
    Last edited by pistachio; July 18th, 2013 at 02:05 AM.
    Mommy to Mr. Ivan Eli

    Hoping a little too hard for Otis Alfie . Angus Rex . Chester Malcolm . Remy Wolfram . Wren Winter . Fae Sylvana . Thora Violet . Starling Delilah

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