Post # 1
Hello everyone. I was just wondering if you could help me out. I just recently starting commenting on people’s post but am a bit confused.
Today is the first time I heard of a troll, A girl got pissy because I gave my opinion, another person’s comments were removed, and now I find out about messaging people with hate mail.
Then someone commented on another about changing subject. What is a bump? and what does SO stand for?
Any feedback to make my life her as enjoyable as possible on this board is appreciated.
Post # 3
A bump just moves the message up higher on the board, for more views.
SO = Significant other 🙂
Post # 4
the wb “rules” are pretty subjective. you can’t deliver a personal attack or spam. everything else is determined by the mods. look at mr. bee’s latest post on this issue.
eta: forgot add the link. mr. bee’s post is here.
Post # 5
Just be polite in whatever you say. Dont attack anyone personally. Dont make any directly rude remarks to someone. Dont bash others. Its not that hard to follow. Basically – treat people here the way you want to be treated and the way you would treat people in real life.
Post # 6
also, don’t make up fake posts. =)
Post # 7
Weddingbee is awesome. I thought I would leave once I got married but I love it as a forum. I love the advice I get here and a lot of the topics.
Unfortunately, more recently I think, there have been some trolls passing through (or staying). A troll is someone who makes an account and posts a controversial topic/subject/question that almost always gets the Bees all riled up. 🙂 Maybe because they are bored? Or just like to see the heat?
You are entitled to your opinion obviously but the consensus (and rules) is to make sure it isn’t a personal attack or snarky. i.e. Your wedding is going to suck because you have a circus as your entertainment vs. I don’t think I would go for the circus but your recaps will be interesting! Or just plain don’t comment. One of my favorite posts recently was this one http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/obligation-to-provide-a-college-education with 3 pages of opinions and not one personal attack or judgement. Everyone just said how they feel and no one started a personal fight for why what someone else was doing is wrong.
It reminds me of a discussion of politics with my coworker. What started as a little discussion turned heated (her side only because I didn’t care) where she didn’t let it go until she felt my opinion was changed. Just remember, everyone is different. Sometimes you agree with the majority and sometimes you don’t.
Sometimes a thread can get off topic by accident and someone might remind the commenters to not threadjack or to keep on topic. That’s just to keep threads organized.
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