(Closed) Has WB gone downhill?

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Has WB become more catty than it used to be?
    Yes - What happened? The drama on here is ridiculous! : (36 votes)
    39 %
    No - Nothing's changed. I have no idea what all the hype is about... : (51 votes)
    55 %
    Other - I'll post below. : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    169 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
    Member
    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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 # 6
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    Member
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    Member
    2790 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    Member
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    Member
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I haven’t seen any cattyness, this place is NOTHING like theKnot though. Not even remotely.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @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
    Member
    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @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
    Member
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    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
    Member
    3254 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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! 🙂

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