Post # 1
Hey Bees! I’m a fairly regular poster here on the bee..I had to go anonymous to have a little mini rant. I haven’t been a member of the bee for several years like a lot out there, but I feel like whenever I post a topic or need help or advice no one helps me out. It’ll be similar to someone else that posts, and they get all this help and advice and I get nothing. I just feel a little left out. I don’t know if I am doing something wrong and not wording stuff right to get people to post back..It just makes me want to leave the bee altogether since I’m not getting the advice/support like a lot of you other girls…I’m just wondering if anyone else feels this way? Or am I totally alone on this one??
Post # 3
Aw! I am sorry you feel this way. I wish I had advice to offer. I’m not sure though, since I can’t really look at past posts of yours to see why people might not respond.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo
heh. you’re not the only one. I posted a thread about my wedding vows a couple of hours ago…something that means a lot to me. I didn’t get any response. but I guess that’s what you get for relying on a bunch of strangers for support!
Why don’t you go back to your other account, bump up your threads, and I’ll see what I can do? 🙂
Post # 5
I feel the same.
I also feel somewhat like a post killer some times!
Post # 6
Thanks guys…I feel silly posting this..but it’s just how I feel.
@lisha_1988: Same here..it’s really strange.
@Adams_bee: Aw..it is disappointing when you take the time to post something like that expecting some kind of feedback..and nothing. 🙁
@urchin: Thanks, I’m sure I’ll get over this feeling. Just needed to get it off my chest.
Post # 7
I understand completely. I always write it off to it gets lost in the forums.
Post # 8
Usually the people that post quick to the point questions get the most responses. I’m not good at readying 8 paragraphs to get the full question.
Sorry you’re feeling this way!!
I also notice that where i live at night is when the most people are online and give the most responses. Dunno if that helps.
Post # 9
I feel like that sometimes too. I try to give the post a specific title so people know what it is before they click it. Honestly, this post title doesn’t tell you what the post is about, which could dissuade people from clicking it.
Post # 10
@browneyes1234: Don’t worry, it’s not just you! It happens to everyone at some point. Sometimes the boards are just moving so fast things get bumped off the main page rather quickly and a lot of people don’t see them.
Here’s some advice too on writing a successful post, hope that helps some! 🙂
Post # 11
I’m sorry that you feel left out. It isn’t intentional, there are thousands of members hear who create hundreds of posts every day. It is possible that your threads got buried under other threads. Also, there is a pretty large US population so if you post on the weekend or late at night, you probably won’t get as much of a response as you would if you posted in the middle of a work day.
Post # 12
It also helps to bump your thread sometimes.
I don’t search out specific forums, I just hit the “Boards” thing at the top of the page so I can see the most recent posts. If a lot of threads get posted at once, yours may get dropped to the bottom quickly.
Post # 13
I think this happens to everyone, no matter who you are. I’ve even started threads that haven’t gone anywhere. But with so many thousands of posts every day, things are bound to get a little buried. Definitely not something to take personally! 🙂
Post # 14
Same thing happens to me so I try to look for threads that have few or no responses and add in a comment or two. I totally understand this feeling but it seems that the bigger threads usually have some sort of controversy or people are downing the OP and if few responses means I am not in that category, then I will take the few responses.
Post # 15
I get where you’re coming from, but without knowing what posts they are, people can’t go back and comment! If you bump them, they’ll come back to the first page! I find that posting things on the weekends or in the middle of the night is the worst time, because the boards are less active!
Post # 16
Sorry you feel that way. I have def hoped from more responses in posts before too but sometimes it depends on the time of day. If tons of people post at the same time yours might get skimmed over. I usually try and post on thing that done have a bigillion responses because I feel like my advise never gets read. Try bumping!