Post # 1
Hey guys. Thanks for all the feedback on this earlier thread about a private snarky board.
I mentioned at the time that we were granting a one-time amnesty to members of the snarky board who did not participate in snark and troll attacks:
“There are a number of Weddingbee members who participated on the snarky board, but did not participate in the snark attacks and troll attacks on the site. We have decided to grant a one-time amnesty to these members.”
I had hoped that by granting a one-time amnesty, we could put this all behind us and move on. I am disappointed that despite our previous warnings, some snarky board members have continued to participate in the private snarky board.
As such, these members have had their one-time amnesty revoked and have been banned from Weddingbee.
Post # 3
Sad that people won’t improve when given a second chance…thanks Mr. Bee for making Wedding Bee a snark-free zone!
Post # 4
Thanks for all you are doing, Mr. Bee! You all have had to deal with so much drama, lately.
Post # 5
Good riddance and thank you!
Post # 6
I had a dream last night that a mod PM’d me and said she could connect me to a troll account and I was like BUT I’M NOT A TROLL! Then I woke up and couldn’t believe I ACTUALLY had a dream about this.
Post # 7
I just read the original thread. I remember someone posting a link to said site a long time ago. It’s so weird what some people do for ‘fun’! Thanks to you and the other moderators for taking care of this stuff. Hopefully the drama dies down for you now.
Post # 8
@ohheavenlyday: Wow, that’s the first time I have ever heard of that dream!!
Post # 9
Thanks for all of your hard work Mr Bee! I can’t believe what is wrong with some people in this world. I honestly cannot fathom how grown women can find pleasure in other people’s pain. It feels like any moment a Mean Girls scene is about to break out. Haha.
Thanks again to you and everyone else who has been working hard to stay on top of this.
Post # 10
This is arenyth, and this morning I was banned without warning, along with many well known and loved posters. I joined that board 3 days ago with the intent to see what it was all about. I’ve made all of 40 posts over there, mostly about creating funny avatars and food. I was open about who I was over there because I didn’t think I had anything to hide, I’m a nice person and I’ve never been anything but nice and helpful and constructive to every single person on weddingbee. I’ve conducted myself in a peaceful and polite manner, even in the most heated of threads. No matter what the other site is about, I’ve never participated in any snarkiness and I’ve never even been warned for any of my posts.
Your one time amnesty deal was so that people didn’t create any drama on this board. After I signed up on the other board I went back to business as usual here, posting outfits I was picking out and being friendly with other bees. None of us that signed up knew that your “one time deal” meant to deactivate our account on that board. That is not what you said.
I am now going to lose etsy business because I’ve been banned, when I didn’t do anything wrong, and neither did any of the other girls that just signed up. I would have liked a PM about this, and I would have liked a chance to stand up for myself. I’ve spent the last year on here planning my wedding, sharing my progress, and making friends. I LOVED this website. And you just threw that banhammer down without even talking to me.
I appreciated all the girls here who have given me advice and taken mine, who have helped me with my family problems and started to forge a real friendship with me, thank you. Banning me has done nothing to curb your drama problem, Mr. Bee, because I never participated in any of it.
Post # 11
Wait … where did arenyth’s post go? I was just reading it and refreshed to see if there were new posts and her’s was gone.
Honestly – based on her post, I’d like a little more clarification on why these users are being banned. Just posting to another forum shouldn’t lead to someone being banned if they personally aren’t doing anything to stir up drama here.
Post # 12
Two posts deleted thus far! It sounds like the whole board was created so the members would have a place to be bitchy and say mean things about people from the Bee. What juvenile crap.
Post # 13
@arenyth1: ARENYTH!!! :'(
I’m positive that I’m not the only member who thinks the mass banning has gone too far. Some of my favorite bees are now gone simply because they wanted to see what the other board was about and MAKE THEIR OWN JUDGMENTS about it.
I’m afraid to post any further criticisms for fear that I’ll get lumped into this witch hunt and get banned myself.
Post # 14
@Mrs.KMM: I saved it if you want to see it. I saved it immediately, then read it.
I also am confused. Her post upset me, to tell you the truth. I think this is all a little too much (my opinion).
Edit: Her post upset me, meaning I’m upset she was banned.
Post # 15
Oi vey. This whole thing is a trainwreck. I don’t understand why arenyth was banned for going to see what was on the other site? I went to look too, but I didn’t bother registering when I saw that it was private. I was just curious what all the fuss was about.
Post # 16
I was able to read arenyth’s post and I highly doubt that that’s the only reason she was banned. I don’t think the moderators are banning people for silly stuff, we have to remember they are volunteers, why would they waste thier time? We are probably not getting the whole story from either side.