I also learned my lesson about ebaby community and how effective words, post and comments can be and how they actually can have a tremendous affect on real life. Like mahtab I thought about closing the chapter of English, baby a while ago. I think everyone has to be aware that ebaby isn’t just a community to practice the language but for a lot it became a “second life” on a virtual playground. We have to learn to consider who is worth to trust, who to connect with,who is worth to express oneself freely with and who is just a fly-by-night creature ;) Lesya...you are right..we ought to take it easy and learn again to play around without taking everything too serious
I don’t think “close” online friends deserve to be left behind without any warning. It’s selfish and disrespectful. Therefore, think twice before you hit the delete button...do your friends really deserve to be left in the dark with doubts and big question marks on their faces ….
Dear Mahtab, this topic is really important for those who have hearts and can feel. On Ebaby people send many comment to each other saying sweet words and all of sudden they can leave without any regrets. I know that those people who were real friends keep friendship any way independently if they are on Ebaby or not. But it’s preferably to say goodbye before leaving. Still they have a right to behave as they like. We just become wiser and realize the price of all comments and loud words thrown to the wind.
I canceled my account a year ago, and I kept only 2-3 of my friends informed about my desicion. I did not tell everyone because I do not really like saying goodbye to people. It feels like I will never see them again and the worst part is my eyes get welled and tears fall down my cheeks. :) I had significant reasons to leave Ebaby, though. I had to concentrate on my studies with a focused mind, because internet is rather distractive at times and Ebaby is addictive, just like my coffee habit. :) Every day that I spent away from Ebaby and my friends whom I did not inform of my disappearance, I felt truly guilty, because what I did was not fair. They got concerned about me (not the close ones, I mailed them all the time.)
Furthermore, I bridle at those whose accounts are still activated but they do not check their profiles, and their excuse is “Oh, I was too busy. You know life keeps us all busy…” Yeah, that is right, but it takes only 5 minutes to drop a few lines and a sign of life, and I can spend an hour to make my friends happy. It is not a waste of time to me. Instead, it is a time of merriment to me. :) I do not see Ebaby as a virtual world, to be honest, because as an active member dedicating 5 years of my life to Ebaby, I have built up great friendships. I am so glad to have my valuable friends. :)