Post # 1
I’d like to make a suggestion here to my fellow Bees…
Please, PLEASE check the post date on a thread you’re reading before commenting… there’s nothing worse than seeing some long, emotional thread resurrected with a fresh “well I think you should do THIS” comment, when it’s been months, or YEARS since the OP wrote it! Like… I’m pretty sure she decided whether or not to break up with the guy already! Or, even something as innocuous as a “which dress” thread. If the thread is from more than 2 months ago, she’s probably already picked her dress. If her WEDDING DATE was 2 years ago, she’s DEFINITELY already picked her dress!
Also, I know we sometimes jump into reaction mode, and don’t always want to read through pages and pages of replies on a dramatic subject, but it really bothers me when I read “well I didn’t read any replies, but I think …” when frequently that opinion had been expressed numerous times, or worse still, the situation has already been resolved with an update from OP and the new reply is just dragging the drama up again.
TL;DR please don’t reply to old threads as if they were written yesterday; please take the time to read through previous replies before making your own comment.
Post # 3
Thank you! I can’t believe how many zombie threads have been popping up lately.
Post # 4
I’m totally guilty of this.
Post # 5
@MissNoodles: I’m SO going to go back and bump all your old threads now. Muhahahaha!
Post # 6
LOL. I would also like to add: Please don’t post a wall of text in one huge block. Put paragraphs in when possible (I know posting from some devices cause this). It’s so hard to read when it’s posted like that.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
@MissNoodles: Well said! I’ve been guilty of commenting and saying “I didn’t read all the posts” lol.
Post # 10
BTW, I’m all for resurrecting old threads when it makes sense to, like a ” show me your red wedding shoes” or “post photos of your cats”, or asking for additional information on a subject that has been covered like “what kind of w-band should I wear with my halo” or “moissanite pros and cons”
Post # 12
There just aren’t enough recent threads on a particular topic for some certain posters though. Especially ones who live under bridges.
Post # 13
@MissNoodles: Oh my gosh. Thank you. This is so true.
People have to learn by making mistakes though (aka me. I commented to a “which dress” post that was made in 2010 and the bride got married like in 2011 – *facepalm*).
But yes. Amen.
Your post should be one of the top ones in green.
Post # 15
Ugh, yes. I saw this the other day… a Bee had written that her husband was dying of cancer and had updated a couple months later to say that he had died. One person I guess just saw that the thread was bumped, didn’t notice the OP’s update or any of the “I’m sorry for your loss” comments and said she hoped the doctors had good news. It was gut-wrenching.
Post # 16
@Mimoza: THANKS 🙂
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