Post # 1
It seems lately there’s been a lot of discussion about the creation of new boards to suit different lifestyle choices here on WB. This is definitely something Weddingbee likes to have feedback on, so when you come up with ideas for new boards or ways we can improve the site for our members, please post them in the Ideas section for the Hive to vote on.
The mod and hostess teams been talking, and we’d like to discuss a bit of the general environment here. We all love that WB is a supportive, all inclusive environment, where we all feel safe to discuss, vent, and share the happenings in our life. That being said, we feel like as of late, there’s a bit of an “us vs them” mentality on a few topics. This is not a competition, there is no right or wrong. We all make different choices, have different viewpoints and choose what suits us in life. We’d like to ask that we’re all respectful of each other and those choices.
Out on the street, you wouldn’t yell at someone who was wearing a blue hat because you don’t like the colour blue or the style of her hat. Perhaps blue is that lady’s favourite colour, or it was a gift from a friend. In any case, there’s nothing offensive about her hat and it really doesn’t impact your life in any way. You can agree to disagree about blue hats and leave it at that. Heck, you can walk right on by her, nod and politely smile, and keep on going! The same goes here. We all have different choices, but we have to respect each other and coexist in the same bubble. Disharmony between different groups spills over onto the rest of the boards and creates a toxic environment for everyone.
So the point of all this is, please, let’s be respectful, supportive, and careful with our words. Weddingbee is an all inclusive community, not a war zone.
Thank you for keeping Weddingbee a great place for us all 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Love the fact that this community is well-known for peaceful discussions, but always good to remember to stay polite and respectful when voicing opinions.
Post # 4
Clicking the imaginary WB “Like Button”! Keep up the great work, happy to be a member, and value the opinions and advice I get here!
Post # 5
Thank you for the kind reminder! I recently realized how fabulous this community is when visiting the “Married Life” boards on The Knot. I felt that a large population of the posters were unwelcoming and ridiculously catty. Let’s follow Bakerella’s suggestion and maintain this wonderful and supportive community!
Post # 6
I completey agree! I stopped coming on here as much when I realized how tempermental and snarky some women can be when asking questions. However, the at didn’t make me forget how great some others may be! I can’t help but revist the site and see what else was going on! I honestly love what this site is about <3
Post # 7
@bakerella: *LIKE* You are doing a fab job as Hostess! 🙂
I totally agree with this being such a great community for everyone, it’s supportive and helpful. I came from the Knot and I am soooo glad I found the Bee, haven’t looked back since I joined.
Post # 8
I agree, but I do also like the knot, so it aggravates me to no end that four comments in we’re already dissing them when the rules of weddingbee specifically say not to. Doesn’t the knot vs weddingbee count as an us vs them mentality? Why can’t I like both boards without them trashing eachother?
Post # 9
I don’t think anyone was trying to trash them, I think we were just commenting on how peaceful the enviroment is here.
Post # 10
I think the atmosphere is very different between the Knot & like, and the Bee. So it make sense that not everyone will like both boards.
back to the topic…….lol
Post # 11
Guys really? I post a thread about getting along and coexisting and it’s turned into an argument? No one’s blue hat is better than anyone else’s. Everyone has different shapes and sizes and styles, let’s all respect each other and leave it be please.
Post # 12
Thanks for the friendly reminder. =)
I love how the Weddingbee community is so vibrant and diverse. But it never hurts to be reminded of the community rules every once in a while.
Post # 13
@bakerella: I just had the same thought
Post # 14
@bakerella: You’re a smart lady. I tip my blue hat to you (which of course is no better or worse than other respective blue or non-blue hats)!
Post # 15
@Juliepants: <– What she said, except my hat is purple. 😉
Post # 16
Thanks all! The sticky was a collaborative effort from the whole team, I don’t want to take all the credit here 😉
PS – I enjoy all your hats. Very lovely, each and every one of you 🙂