Post # 1
This is my 2nd post on here and I was just curious about what the protocol/best way to get quick responses to your posts are?
I am wondering if this forum will be a place that I can get help quickly – almost like that “best friend who’s just a phone call away” – to help me simmer my marriage worries and woes, before I blow up like a firework! (Hopefully I’m not the only one that uses this website for such a purpose! )
Hope to hear from one of you soon!
Post # 3
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
@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
My opinion – make the title as sensational as possible.
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
@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 # 7
@megz06: This definitely makes sense! And I certainly am looking for people who have honest opinions (maybe not even the exact same as mine always!) and are willing to put their thoughts on the table!! Thank you so much!
Post # 8
@vestirse: This is really helpful! I am learning that this website seems extremely organized! Overwhelming at the moment since this is my first time on here posting… but I should be able to get the hang of it!
Post # 9
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
@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
Almost never post on a weekend – I find my threads posted on weekends are pretty much DOA.
Post # 12
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 # 13
@Astra: Thank you so much!
Post # 14
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.
Post # 15
@MrsNewDay: I can see how that would get annoying when someone is inquiring, then people put their time into helping them out and they just never reply. That’d be no better than hearing silence after “knock knock” “who’s there?” ………………….
Thanks for your reply!
Post # 16
@mrs_pudding_pop: Sorry what is DOA! Newbie to the lingo here!