(Closed) New Bee Orientation Sticky?

posted 9 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Do you think a Weddingbee Welcome Page/Introduction/Orientation would be usefule?
    Yes : (37 votes)
    79 %
    No : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Maybe So : (8 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    160 posts
    Blushing bee

    As a fairly new bee, I think it would have been very helpful! Maybe a page that says how to post, where exactly to post certain topics, how to add tags, pictures, or threads, etc. You slowly find this stuff out and it would be great if the site offered a crash course as you put it for the newbees! I am slowly learning there is MUCH more to this site than blogging!

    Post # 4
    Member
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I was actually thinking that myself, especially when I first found this site. I actually found the boards before the blogs, and was kind of confused on the user names.  Wasn’t sure if I was supposed to be a "miss something" or what. I didn’t know what was going on! I still am not always sure where I should post certain questions. And I think if I wasn’t here when the "encore" board was created, I probably wouldn’t realize what that means. Just my random thoughts.

    Post # 5
    Member
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I think its a great idea! Have a glossary, site map, welcome/how to’s and even acronym definitions!

    Post # 6
    Member
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    There is a FAQ place and such on the board.  However, it is really hard to find.  It took me forever to figure out somethings "everyday" things about the board. Things such as the abbreviations, origination of the names, how to search, and who to contact if I have a problem have been (and sometimes still are) issues.

    As far as posting links to old threads.. well.. I think that’s going to be a necessary evil in order to keep the board young and active.  Anytime you start chastising / expecting users to not repost things that have already been talked about you run the risk of the board becoming stale.  The longer you’ve been on here the more you’re going to see things rehashed.  There is a limited amount of things to talk about.  Theoretically, in approx 2 years there will essentially be all new users on here.  In order for the board to stay alive they are going to have to reask the questions that have been asked before.  Otherwise this becomes an archive and not a community.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    As a fairly new bee, I think that’s a great idea rosychicklet!

    Post # 9
    Member
    742 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think its also a great idea!! It can show the different status’s you can gain, how it all works, maybe even an automated announcement that a new bee joined!

    Post # 10
    Member
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Yes! I’ve been on here a month and I’m still trying to figure it some things out.

    Post # 11
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    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i def think its good idea…. i just figured out the different "status" of bee you can gain, and a glossary would be very helpful! i still don’t know what DH means! great suggestion!

    Post # 12
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    742 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It would be nice to have an advanced search engine where you can be more specific.  Like sometimes when I search I find all blogs when I want to find message boards on a topic of vice-versus. 

    Krissybee– I also don’t know what DH means! lol I’ve figured out some of the other lingo like FH and MOH cause they are obvious but there are others like DH that I still haven’t figured out! 

    Post # 13
    Member
    15 posts
    Newbee

    DH=dear husband

    Post # 14
    Member
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I agree that there seems to be a lot of repetition in regards to the board postings.  Maybe it would be helpful to have a sort option to sort by subject, date, last reply posted, etc, instead of just flipping through the pages of posts and searching. 

     I know I probably don’t agree with the majority and hope this is not in any way offensive, but a lot of the posts that are being posted lately aren’t as helpful as ones posted in the past.  I am just as excited as the next bride about the "show me" posts, and I have contributed to them. After a million and one posts just asking about wedding details, maybe the goal is to get to a certain bee level by posting as much as possible? 

    Post # 15
    Member
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’m more of a learn by exploring type of person. I would rather start clicking on buttons and fumble my way around.

    Post # 16
    Member
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I third the glossary of acronyms!!!!!!!!!! as a newbee (finally understood the different types ) I had a HARD time understanding what all of the acronyms meant…i think there definitely needs to be a terms list for that…other than that i’m like betabride…I don’t mind similar posts…I like to explore different posts and see how two people did the same things differently…

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