(Closed) drama/emotional/long posts

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
2747 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Most people create new accounts to conceal identities.  That’s why many of the long posts are the first posts.

Post # 4
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mrsbruff2b:  That’s what I was going to say.

Post # 5
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve noticed that too lately there’s alot of drama happening on the hive lately. I think it has pushed away many bees away which sucks. 🙁

Post # 7
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think another issue is that people, like myself, are sometimes more lurkers than posters. Then, when advice is needed, you’ve already seen that people give good advice so you come to the boards. I had posted a bit (clearly I don’t have a huge amount of posts), but one of my early ones was advice about something emotional. Just my 2 cents.

Post # 8
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@CaliHoya:  I notice that a lot too.  If you go onto their profile you can see when they’ve been a member since.  Normally they’ve been a member for a long time and just not posted.

Post # 9
5220 posts
Bee Keeper

@CaliHoya:  that’s true…. I go through phases of posting and then lurking…. but I HAVE noticed an influx of newbees posting very deep topics.

Post # 10
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

I guess they just need somewhere to vent and have nowhere else to go… which is essentially what this community was created for.  I don’t think it’s hurting anything.  I’m sure a lot of them lurked here for a while.  Even if they haven’t, they just need to get things off of their chest.

Post # 11
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mrsbruff2b:  That’s what I was going to say as well.

Eh, I don’t always pay attention to those type of posts though unless I really know the person that has been on here or they put that they’re under a bee alias.

Post # 12
1210 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My first ever post here (not under this name) was an emotional post. I’d been reading for months, but was always too shy to respond. But then I hit an issue I really needed to vent about and wanted unbiased thoughts. People were so kind to me that I decided to make a real account. I made a ‘real’ one because I wanted to be able to talk freely and post pictures and give small details without worrying. The internet’s forever and I don’t really want my emotion fueled rants to be connected to me 🙂 

Post # 13
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Like calihoya, I also lurked for awhile, and saw that this was a remarkably nice community for an internet forum. Then when a personal topic came up that I didn’t know anyone that had gone through that experience, I tried WB.

Post # 14
4229 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

When I first found the Hive I definitly needed a place to turn.  Though I’m pretty sure my post didn’t cause drama.  Some of these new posters may never return, like myself on other boards (is that bad etiquette?), because once that issue is dealt with they don’t need the board.  Personally I see WB as a community but I know I’ve seen other boards as a self help / FAQ type place.  You know?

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