Post # 1
Has anyone else noticed there has been a significant decline in overall activity on the bee since its new layout was introduced? It’s pretty disappointing since this was a nice outlet to talk all things wedding leading up to my wedding (see as no one in real life cares to talk about weddings as much lol). I think this decline is due to multiple factors, but my biggest pet peeves re: the new layout is the poor navigation in general, the fact that I can’t control my photos and the fact that the “most recent” replies don’t seem to be the most recent at all. I really hope these items get cleared up soon. I am close to giving up 🙁 Thoughts?
Post # 2
I was just noticing this the other day. Threads are much less active on this site than on the old one. It takes away from why weddingbee was always so fun in my opinion.
I definitely have not been as active since the new layout because of what I just said.
Post # 3
blushbliss: There are so many similar posts. The weekly updates don’t really tell us anything except “we’re working on it”.
It’s really hard to understand how so called professionals could roll out the new site with so many issues.
Post # 4
Yeah… I noticed it was not so interesting. I really do miss the old bee. It is more than just getting used to this – I really still dislike it.
Post # 5
I love the bee! I’m praying all issues will get resolved soon as many of my favorite bees have left and the waiting list is on hold because of this issue! I’m getting engaged in the next 3 months, who will help me plan if all the bees are gone??
Post # 6
Has anyone else. Optics the general level of snark going up in here, as well? It’s like a ton of the nice, polite, sweet bees threw their hands up in the air and said, ‘I can’t deal with this!’ Leaving all the bees with axes to grind And all the rest of us, too.
Post # 7
Did they inform anyone they were doing a completely site overhaul?
If this was just someone’s blog, obviously that would have been unnecessary… but on most message boards/websites that are functions, they give you a heads-up and at least say “We’re going to be redesigning the site,” and then most of the time, they’ll even go ahead and ask, “what’s something you’d like to see on the new site?”
But WB just went ahead and flipped this upside down and THEN asked for critiques. Bad website planning. I definitely don’t use it as much… it’s not terribly awful, but it’s annoying enough to where I don’t enjoy spending time browsing anymore. I used to go back 4-5 pages on boards… now I just look at the first page, and then move onto another site all together.
Post # 8
babeba: do you mean its more snark since the new bee? Or more snark before? Sorry, just not sure I interpretted your comment properly. I personally haven’t been as interested in reading through comments with the new bee because it is so hard to navigate through pages, to understand who is replying to who and, to figure out who is the OP, so I haven’t noticed a rising level of snark. There will always be those sassy bees lol.
Post # 9
LadyMoriarty: I 100% agree. I was shocked when I woke up to find the bee completely changed. I reopened the page 3 times hoping it was just experiencing technical difficulties… It really would have been nice to have been informed. I also read the first page or maybe two and move on. The whole “last comment 7 hours ago” is driving me nuts.
Post # 10
blushbliss: Sadly I don’t use the bee near as much anymore. Before the change I used to spend from the time I got home to the time I went to bed on here. Now I only come on once every 3 or 4 days – mainly to see if it has gone back to being user friendly. I really miss the bee and all the lovely people I met. 🙁
Post # 11
I definitely miss all of the activity here.
Unfortunatley, considering how much time was spent on the new Bee, I highly doubt that all of our complaining will do much of anything.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we all woke up tomorrow and the old green bee was back?!
Post # 12
I think its because you cant see as many thread topics at a time. So just a handful stay up while the majority die. There used to be 30ish topics you could read and pic from with out any scrolling!
MAKE THE FONT SMALLER, WITH LESS LINES OF PREVIEW MODS. MAKE IT DENSER!
Post # 13
I can live with the hiccups because, at the end of the day, it’s a free website. If I had to pay for the access, I’d feel differently. But right now, eh. I visit the site just as much as I used to before the new rollout.
Post # 14
The same. I have been coming on here a bit less since getting my ring. I don’t really need any wedding planning help since we’ve had a rough draft for a while and it will be small.
Post # 15
I don’t think there’s more snark on the site. Just more bees willing to be open and honest, and more bees who don’t want to hear the opinions of others and just want to be validated.
Activity has definitely declined though, a lot of bees stopped posting or simply deactivated after the site changed. Not that I blame them. I’ve considered doing the same several times, but I would miss the ring boards too much lol.