Post # 1
sometimes I want to post information that is venting or ranting, and I get nervous since the site is public, and when you do google searches it comes up. then you can click on my user name and see other links i have posted in. which makes me nervous as I have posted pictures and given details and sometimes i just want to vent! anyway to make them more private, or bee’s only access?
Post # 3
Unfortunately no. I would go on the Ideas forum and post the idea though!
Post # 4
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Who is the Queen bee on the wedding bee? The one with the most posts?
@live laugh love: I agree that would be a great idea!
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
@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
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?
Post # 11
thanks for all the great info! 🙂 I agree its more the emotional threads that I think should be “bee only”.