Post # 1
I was considering posting this anonymous, but I decided that I didn’t care if I got flack for this.
There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding the ‘cattyness’ of WeddingBee lately, and I wanted your honest opion.
Do you feel that WB has become more and more like the Knot? Or is it just that people are now over-reacting/too sensitive.
If you feel comfortable, comment. Otherwise just vote so we can see honestly what people think.
Post # 3
I’ve been around for 2.5 years and I have to say YES! But my answer is in regards to Weddingbee as a business and the community on the boards.
I can honestly say this site is starting to attract some really immature people, and I don’t mean just age, who post really ridiculous vents/posts/questions.
As the boards have grown, more sections not related to weddings have been added which allows people to stick around for much longer. Have you noticed how little the boards are focused on wedding planning now? That is what is creating the drama.
Post # 4
I feel like it gets that way (really drama filled), and then subsides. I haven’t been posting much since school is in session, but I have still been reading/ lurking, and in my opinion, since the whole stripper/ bachelor(ette) party topic has died down, I think we’re back to “normal.”
…But maybe I’ve missed something?
Post # 5
@nut9108: Thank you so much for your honesty – I was worried no one would post haha.
@JenniMichele: To be honest I haven’t been around the boards much either since school started, so I don’t really have the best judgment on the drama levels. I think I even missed the whole stripper debaucle.
Post # 6
Yes and no. I think there are a few hateful “trolls” on here, but as long as no one else really plays into it, it is usually fine!
Post # 7
I don’t see the cattyness. I think some folks are a little too sensitive. If I don’t like a thread I either close out or I don’t comment.
Post # 8
I think threads like this create the atmosphere for cattyness. If we all stopped talking about whether or not weddingbee has “gone down hill” we wouldn’t need to worry about it.
I think that if we all just kept discussing things like adults and focused on giving the best advice we can that we wouldn’t need to start threads like that.
Post # 9
I’ve been here 1 1/2 years and it’s definitely more dramatic than it used to be on the boards. But it’s usually a handful of posts that can be easily ignored by those who don’t want the drama.
Post # 10
Ive been on the boards for about 10 months now and I really havent noticed it TOO much but just a little… its definitely nowhere near The Knot though! I think all in all its still pretty supportive, helpful, happy and wholesome 🙂
Post # 11
I haven’t seen any cattyness, this place is NOTHING like theKnot though. Not even remotely.
Post # 12
i havent been around that long… but in the time i have been here i have not really noticed a huge change… i think you just need to take it all in stride. there are always going to be a few bad apples… but for the most part i love weddingbee!
Post # 13
@MsBrooklynA: TOTALLY AGREE!!! If everyone just posted what they normally post and were as supportive and helpful as possible then things would be fine!
Post # 14
@PitBulLover: “I think all in all its still pretty supportive, helpful, happy and wholesome :-)”
I agree– especially for those who are specifically here for wedding planning. I think the “cattyness” comes from other, not specifically wedding planning related, topics.
@ceamoste: Lucky YOU on missing that (in all seriousness)!
Post # 15
agree that if you don’t like what’s being written on the boards, then close out of the thread. if you feel like you have to say something, then that’s a risk you have to be willing to take. i think overall, posters are considerate and kind. it’s just that there have been some controversial threads that elicit certain types of responses.
Post # 16
I see the occasional snotty comment, but I agree that The Knot is SOOOO much worse. You’ll have people like that anywhere, but I closed my account on The Knot because everyone was so dramatic and cynical. I love how everyone tries to help and uplift one another, while being honest, on WB! 🙂