(Closed) is there anyway to make a thread viewable to Bee’s only?

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Unfortunately no.  I would go on the Ideas forum and post the idea though!

Post # 5
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

One downfall of this idea is it would lower traffic and new members to Weddingbee. I, like many, found Weddingbee because I was doing a Google search one of the results was a Weddingbee topic.  I’ve been here ever since. Many of us would have never heard of this site without it showing up on searches.

I’m a web developer, and searches are hugely important. People rarely go directly to sites, especially first-time visitors, by the URL anymore, it’s mostly via search. Web developers go through various steps and do certain things setting up websites to get them to better show up (higher in the results and more frequently) on searches. Not being on searches is a nail in the coffin for websites.

Post # 6
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know a lot of people don’t like this idea, but I’ve seen a lot of others do it on here.   You can make up an anonymous account and post your rant.

Post # 7
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

this is exactly why I make sure to never give too much identifying information on the bee. I don’t think anybody could figure out who I am. I never told any of my friends I’m on WB. when I talk about it to my husband, I just refer to it as “the forum”. there are several wedding related ones so he doesn’t know which one. 

so anyway, I feel free to say quite a few things about myself on the bee. I suppose a detective could figure out who I am if they were really trying, but I seriously doubt anybody is doing an in-depth online search about me for any reason.

Post # 8
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

unfortunately, I don’t see the powers that be ever doing that. But I think it would be nice if the ’emotional’ thread could be made private – I would imagine most of the searches that lead here are for the DIY, photog, dresses, or similar threads and not rants over in-laws or bridesmaids anyway 🙂

Post # 9
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@live laugh love:  You can always start another WB account.  Then post a rant/vent.  No one or even other bees will know or connect it to your original WB account.  I’ve seen some posts from others bees who have done that.  They always start out with the fact that they are regular bees, but was to afraid to post under their original bee account.  Honestly, you don’t even have to tell us you are a regular bee either.  Just post your rant/vent.  Either way, it will not be traced back to this bee account.

Post # 10
1268 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m a member of a New Zealand wedding website and any of the wedding-related message boards are open to the public but the more specific boards such as TTC are member only.  Maybe that could be a solution? That way people could still search for the wedding stuff? Or would it be possible for member info (posts etc) to be only available to other members?

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