(Closed) A Question About The Board – Possibly Controversial…

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know there’s a way to filter a specific section you WANT to see, but is there a way to filter OUT things you don’t want to see? I.e., if you wanted to see everything but the baby section (which I would actually be all over, OP), is there a way to deselect something?

It’s not a big deal to me, I just skip those posts, but it would be a cool feature.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee

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@Zhabeego:  I’m sorry you took it that way but my statement was honestly not meant to be absolute.  I was simply trying to answer your question that to me, this is a wedding website but I think that there are the different stages of getting married, from waiting to be engaged to having kids and being married.  I’m sorry that I wrote it according to my personal plan but I honestly did not mean to offend anyone so I’m sorry for that!!

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

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@MrsWrangler:  You can submit ideas about the filter in the upper left hand corner of the website by selecing ‘ideas’.  That is a great idea and currently you have to drill down to you filter.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

I read all of them. I’m a mom of 2, been through pregnancies, raising 2 kids. Sometimes my experiences can be helpful to others.  

Post # 37
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wow, everyone is being nasty.  She didn’t say…I only want WEDDING stuff.  She said, I want to see everything BUT baby stuff.  There should be a way to filter out the different topics.  For example, if I want to see posts in The Lounge AND in Dress…I should be able to choose two.  

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

The only thing I wished (and I put it in ideas quite some time ago) is to be able to look at the nesting separate from the parenting.  They are already subcategories, but it would be nice to see home, married-life and cooking posts on one page when the baby-related boards are busy.

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper

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@Zhabeego:  TBF I didn’t read 
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@veryberry13: ‘s post that way; and I’m the first to jump on someone if they imply that having kids is a given. I think she was just making the same point I was: that a lot of people DO start TTC after marriage, and that for a lot of people, the two are connected; marriage, and then children. There are a lot of people who, say, might be preparing to TTC straight after marriage, and I see no issue with them being able to come to one community for advice.

There are several sub-sections I’m not interested in, inc, for example, fitness. I just skip past those threads if they don’t interest me.

Post # 40
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@peachacid:  Everyone?

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@MrsWrangler:  +1 – you and the OP are not alone in this.  It would be a cool feature and I’ve had that thought myself.  I’m interested in non-wedding posts, and a lot of things like dresses and random planning questions end up in beehive so clicking “wedding only,” I can miss out on posts I’d otherwise be interested in.  So, it would be nice to be able to screen out the baby/TTC/pregnancy part of the boards.  That said, it’s a free site and there’s lots of stuff I like here so I am OK with dealing with its limitations and just skipping the threads that don’t interest me, even if sometimes it feels like the whole first page of “latest comments” is all baby related posts 🙂

Post # 43
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Doesn’t really bother me that much. There are lots of posts on other non wedding related topics as well – politics, religion, what are you eating for dinner?, yoga pants, etc.

I guess I think of WB as being more of a community for women in general rather than only women planning their weddings (though yes, it is called WeddingBee). I just don’t click the threads I don’t have interest in.

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Zhabeego:  I thought this way too until I was TTC.  You develop such a relationship with the Bee that it’s only natural that they guide you throug the next step, too.  

You’d be sad if you had to completely say goodbye after you got married!

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper

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@Zhabeego:  I get what you’re saying, and for the most part, TTC/pregnancy/parenting threads don’t interest me; I guess I just don’t find it too hard to skip past them; same with any other thread.

I’d say that over 90% of the threads on here don’t interest me; it’s the odd one or two that spark my interest. So for me, skipping past TTC threads is no different to skipping past any other thread.

What PPs have suggested (being able to deselect specific boards that have zero interest) is a reasonable idea; but getting rid of those sections completely? I don’t see why that’s necessary.

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think filters to filter topics OUT would be very useful. 

I do like that Weddingbee has so many topics though.  I personally have no desire to sign up to multiple sites to discuss all these topics.  It’s nice to have them all in one place.

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