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Instagram Tag Nightmare
April 22, 2014
2:06 pm
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BrittaPerry
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Meows: 317
Snarking Since:
January 17, 2014

I came back because I have the option to edit all previous posts and totally wanted to delete this fiasco but decided the internet is forever and I should have to deal with my absurdness. 

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So I decided on a #hashtag for our wedding (don't judge me, I know its silly, but I like it). I went through and tagged some of the stuff I had been posting (flower trials, invite envelopes, etc) When I clicked on the tag I noticed there were three other posts from random people, not a big deal, but one of them was a "ghetto (I know I hate the word) fortune cookie" and it had a lot of swear words and the n word and just all around not exactly what I want grouped in with my wedding photos. I stewed over it and decided I would just post a comment on there, and since the photo was from like 23 weeks ago maybe it wouldn't matter. I commented and said "Ok this is hilarious @herhandle but I'm wondering if there is anyway I can get you to remove it or remove the _blank_ hashtag? I'm going to use that tag for my wedding this weekend and would love if my guests didn't stumble across this too! I obviously don't own this hashtag and you can do whatever the heck you like since it's your Instagram, but I thought I would ask! Have a good day!" 

 

Well I should have known that it would backfire, but I really hoped she would just remove it, no big deal. The girl freaking screen shotted my comment, posted it as a photo, said something along the lines of the infranet (yes, infranet) is a cruel place and her and all her friends started tagging random gross stuff to the tag. 

 

Wedding is this weekend, thank God I waited to print my programs that had the tag in them. 

 

I had to vent it out, planning has been pretty painless but this really got to me. 

 

Anyone else ever run into this? Obviously the internet is mean, and I'm all about snark (I mean I'm here aren't I) but I just thought this was way rude.

April 22, 2014
2:14 pm
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Shrug B***h
Feline Porklord
Meows: 3452
Snarking Since:
June 6, 2011

Not only was the photo 6 months old, you can't edit Instagram comments/descriptions so you were basically asking her to delete the photo. TBH, I probably would have done the same thing if somebody asked…

April 22, 2014
2:17 pm
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BrittaPerry
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Meows: 317
Snarking Since:
January 17, 2014

I moved this over to bridal hams since I clearly posted in the wrong spot. You can delete your caption though. She literally could have deleted her caption and recaptioned it without losing the photo. 

April 22, 2014
4:52 pm
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Taco
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Meows: 181
Snarking Since:
October 26, 2011

It's pretty rude and childish, I agree. Obviously you don't own the hashtag but you were polite about it and all it would take is removing the caption (or simply saying no). The other person didn't have to be an immature asshole about it, but that's internet for ya.

April 22, 2014
5:35 pm
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Our Lady of the Cardigans
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Meows: 469
Snarking Since:
March 30, 2012

Why didn't you just check the tag before you used it? That could have saved some drama.

April 22, 2014
10:01 pm
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fightclub
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November 11, 2011

I dunno… I think of all the things that could be classified as a "nightmare," this is using the term pretty f**king liberally. Sorry your hashtag wasn't perfect but asking someone to change a caption from months back when your guests probably won't go that far back is a little absurd. I went back on ours in twitter and found some random tweets but didn't even give it a second thought because, who cares? Guests are going to look at it for pics from the weekend and that's it. And I'm pretty sure if I saw something from six months ago that looked unrelated to the wedding, I'd be like, heh, it's a free internet.

Print the damn thing on your programs and keep moving.

April 22, 2014
10:09 pm
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fightclub
Hamcat
Meows: 82
Snarking Since:
November 11, 2011

I just realized your wedding is this weekend and felt bad for my rude reply so I came here to edit it but I don't know if I can? The internet never forgets.

 

Anyhow, I apologize for the aggression in my response and best wishes on a beautiful, drama-free wedding and a very happy marriage! drink

April 23, 2014
10:56 am
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BrittaPerry
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Meows: 317
Snarking Since:
January 17, 2014

@fightclub Agreed Nightmare was the wrong term. It had just happened when I needed to vent so it was a super over reaction.

This conversation has been moved over to Bridal hams but I'll follow up over here too.

The girl ended up deleting the photo that she took of my comment, one of her friends called her out on it saying something about "geez she asked really nicely, and now she's being ridiculed" and I commented on the photo saying "a simple no would have been fine, have a good day" I'm assuming she started to feel bad about being so terrible about it (maybe? probably not).

Other hams mentioned why didn't I just add some numbers to it and then I felt super silly. I'm changing it now, it was #TEAMnewlastname and now its just #TEAMmadeupmixourournames

I did check the tag before and like I said there were three other photos and two of them were harmless. I was going to just leave it alone but someone made a comment about it and then someone said why don't you just ask and I stupidly thought that was a good idea… I don't know, I like to believe I would have removed it, or just ignored the request if I didn't want to..

Thanks for the well wishes! 

April 24, 2014
11:05 am
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MormonTrollBridge
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Meows: 164
Snarking Since:
July 29, 2013

This happened to a girlfriend of mine too.

 

She and her fiance had a hashtag (in general, it wasn't wedding specific) that they had been using since they got together. They built themselves a website and included the photos that contained the hashtag and noticed that their tag was one letter off from a popular porn site… and that some people had misspelled the porn site and used their hashtag instead, so included in their photo stream were some raunchy shots of porn stars.

 

They considered asking her to remove the caption or the photo, but ultimately, just had a good laugh, and let it go.  

April 25, 2014
1:36 pm
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littledog
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 399
Snarking Since:
May 25, 2012

This is a made-up, not real problem and you should be embarrassed about your behavior. No 1 curr about your speshul snowflake hashtag, get over yourself.

April 25, 2014
3:44 pm
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Not the crazy bird lady
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1454
Snarking Since:
July 16, 2013

littledog said
This is a made-up, not real problem and you should be embarrassed about your behavior. No 1 curr about your speshul snowflake hashtag, get over yourself.

sha_clap2This is the funniest thread. OP, I wish you the best with your wedding (if it didn't already happen) but I think you're letting the pre-nuptial jitters cloud your judgement. 

May 6, 2014
3:46 am
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Urethra Franklin

"Nightmare"? Are you in a Syrian refugee camp? 

This is one of the most applicable examples of #firstworldproblems I've ever seen on the internet. 

You sound like an entitled asshole.  finger

April 27, 2015
9:20 pm
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ytweddingalbums
Kitten
Meows: 2
Snarking Since:
March 25, 2015

I have attended weddings nowadays and almost all of them has their own hashtag that you should include on your facebook, twitter and instagram post. What I suggest for your hashtag, include your both name and also add your wedding date. In that case, you are the only one with that hashtag.



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