Post # 1
After all the recent posts about “snarkiness”, “trolls”, what have you…I am so afraid that something I say is going to be taken as offensive! I’m spending so long re-reading my posts before submitting! Anyone else?
I’m on here to learn and have fun, but I tend to write in a very straightforward manner – definitely not here to argue or preach!
In closing, love WB…am spending countless hours on here everyday to the detriment of the children that I teach (almost)…wish there were boards like this for all of the other parts of my life!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Don’t be afraid!
It really is nice and friendly around here, I promise. 🙂 As with anything, sometimes people have bad days.
(P.S. I was super neurotic when I first joined. I think it took me a month to actually post anything.)
Post # 4
omg seriously don’t worry about it! There are hundreds (I’d guess? seems like a lot) of threads posted every day and I feel like every month or so one has drama and stirs everyone up. Generally, if you’re nice you avoid the drama all together. And there is nothing wrong with disagreeing… but when you single someone out sometimes it can come across weird. 🙂
Post # 5
Haha I reread my posts too! Once I posted here that identical twins don’t think of fraternal twins as “real twins”, and man were people upset (especially fraternal twins). But it’s true! So I was ok with it. 🙂
I bet Siamese twins think that identical twins aren’t real twins! And so the circle of life continues…
Post # 6
nah dont worry about it. everyone has moments.
right now im working on a post about my bridesmaid dresses and then probably another about my mom yelling at me for wanting a day of coordinator LOL
Post # 7
I’m a pretty straight-forward person too. I reread posts sometimes before making them public and often edit them after, lol. I have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I am going to stick my foot in my mouth eventually (I probably already have). Now that doesn’t mean that I don’t try to be sensitive–especially because weddings and relationships get people’s emotions all twisted.
I try to be understanding, but I also want to make sure that if I talk to someone, I give them something they can use rather than just making them feel better (unless the pat on the back is called for, and sometimes it is). Sometimes there isn’t a particularly pretty way to say some things and no matter how well you word it, someone is going to get upset. Just keep in mind that as far as offending people: some things, it’s how you say it; others it’s what is being said.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2010 - Morningside Inn
don’t be afraid! it’s always good to reread, at least for me, to catch grammar mistakes. but for real, all the ‘bees here are awesome- be yourself, be honest, and take things with a grain of salt. we’re all different and sometimes they don’t come across in the way we mean…but it’s all good!
Post # 9
Yes, please don’t worry about your posts! I also used to read and reread and delete my posts worrying about if they sounded okay, etc. People here are all so nice, you shouldn’t have any issue. Even if someone does say something less than nice directed towards you, just don’t worry about it and move on 🙂 The good outweighs the bad here for sure!
Post # 10
I have to admit, after one of the threads I just read and some people’s back and forth on the topic, it made me think twice about adding my opinion. But, doesn’t mean I’m going to stop posting…I just won’t post on THAT thread! lol
Oh, and I re-read my posts often too before submitting. But honestly, everyone here is SO much nicer than on other communities (ie: knot). I once got ‘yelled’ at on another community for posting a question that apparently had been asked in the past (and it was my first and last post on that site!)
Post # 11
@ MrBee – LOL about the twins thing 🙂
@ sarahsd – Totally don’t worry about posting! As a forum, it’s definately the most respectful & friendly one I’ve seen around. You’re safe here.
Post # 12
lol mr bee. i remember that epic uproar!
@sarahsd, i think this is one of the few places online where you really don’t have to worry about posting. this is one of the nicer areas on the internets which is part of the reason why it’s so popular!
Post # 13
Don’t be afraid, this is a NICE place. It reminds me of the bridal boutique I bought my dress at where they all worse shirts that said the name of the bridal shop on the front and “We like NICE brides” on the back. Hilarious and true!
Post # 14
Haha Mr. Bee- I’m a fraternal twin (actually, fraternal triplet, two girls and one boy) and I agree! Physically and genetically, you’re right! 😉
Post # 15
Please don’t be afraid, WB is a very welcoming and nice place to be. Some people will always misconstrue what you say, but that’s life.
Post # 16
Post freely, everyone! You’ll never please everyone all the time, everyone’s entitled to their opinion (and to disagree with yours). But don’t let it ruin your good time – we CAN respectfully agree to disagree!