How do I get more people to reply?

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

As long as you post it in the right place you will be fine. Like in your case, you will more than likely put yours in “emotional.” Or if you are having dress regret, you put it in dress. Etc.

We try to help as quickly as possible. I would just make sure if you are venting that you aren’t looking for validation only becuase you may or may not get it on the Bee boards. If you ask for honest opinions they will give it 🙂

Welcome and have fun. This truly is a very supportive community when you use it right!

Post # 4
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3934 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@cheerUP:   I’ve found the replies are quick but the next thing you know your post is on page three and it has been forgotten!! LOL.  So I guess just keep asking….

 

Best of luck, and welcome!!

 

Post # 5
Member
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My opinion – make the title as sensational as possible.

Simple Ex.

Normal: Hair piece arrived

Sensational: OMG, my hair piece arrived, do you think it looks _____ ?

And I second the advice to put it in the right board!

Post # 6
Member
867 posts
Busy bee

@cheerUP:  I also think it depends WHEN you decide to post on the amount of traffic you will receive. Ie I find around 3-9pm is busier on the bee. That being said you win some and you lose some! 🙂 

Post # 9
Member
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Stay engaged in your original posts. Reply to the posters and try not to omit anyone (people remember if you forget them…) if you decide to respond to everyone. Your responses automatically bump up your thread so it’s back to page 1. I do know that original posters not following up on their threads is a small pet peeve on these boards.

Also, try to keep one topic on one thread (i.e. you don’t need multiple threads for the same topic). If that topic becomes too long/too many pages to shift through, then open up a new thread. Some bees are like “Wth” when there are three threads on the same topic and less likely to respond. These are just my observations from being on the Bee since February 2013.

Post # 10
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Peachytalk:  I was thinking that, too!

And if you post on a Sunday, like 4 threads get posted the whole day and your thread will stay up longer!

Post # 11
Member
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Almost never post on a weekend – I find my threads posted on weekends are pretty much DOA.

Post # 12
Hostess
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Another tip is to make sure that you check back on your threads.  There is nothing more frustrating to me is when a bunch of people post on a thread and the original poster never returns!

Welcome to Weddingbee, it takes a little while to get the hang of it here but you will love it!

Post # 14
Member
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t make your original post too wordy, it drives people off. And put some work into your question or post. Meaning, add pictures, or a poll with your options. Don’t just post a stock dress photo and say “what veil looks good with this?” 

 

Briefly, describe your wedding location, time of year, your favorite options or inspiration. Or say “where can i find a veil like this?”  Or just a “show me your birdcage veils!” But go back and make sure there isn’t another thread asking the exact same thing. 

 

People won’t take the time to respond if they’ve got no info or if they have seen 3 other of the same threads floating around. The Bee can definitely be helpful, but people aren’t going to do all the legwork for you.  So help them out, those posts get much better responses.

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