Post # 1
–have a stupid title that tells you nothing about what the post is about, and after you click on it, you think either “wow, I just wasted 5 seconds of my life reading that,” or else, “wow, this poster could get WAY more useful information from people who know what she’s talking about by having a more specific title!”
–have a really vague question like “how should I decorate this room?” or “find me some jewelery.” um, ok, it’s your wedding. I don’t mind being asked a more specific question like “which shoes look better,” but if you want a personal wedding planner, hire one! This planning stuff is supposed to be FUN! Clearly, since you are on here, you have internet access. That is a place to start…
–really long, complicated relationship questions like “should I invite this person” with way too many details, or especially without any helpful paragraph spacing or summaries!
(and then people complain that no one responds
Post # 3
I actually dislike when people write posts about other posts, not as in spin-offs, but just to complain about something in another post. It’s very passive aggressive.
Post # 4
I think you’re going to stir up a lot of angry bees with this post.
Post # 5
really? I actually wasn’t even thinking about any specific posts. I haven’t even been on here very long, but these are just a few things that seem really obvious to me that aren’t going to get helpful responses to peoples’ posts, but I’m surprised at by how often people do.
Post # 8
@red_rose: people do it often because we’re human and we’re not going to be exactly how everyone else wants us to be. We all find different information helpful, and they’re probably doing their best. Or they’re just having fun which is fine too.
Although, I have to agree with the other PP’s, this thread isn’t going to go over well.
Post # 9
Nope, I think thats what makes wedding bee so awesome. I’ve done so much searching for myself that I’ve come across a lot thats useless to me but may be helpful to others. Are you searching for a specific necklace? Just so happens I was too, changed my mind but you decribed exactly what I have already searched for! My 3 days of google searching is your one min. weddingbee post 🙂
Post # 10
You’re definitely going to get some *fun* responses to this post ….
Post # 11
@red_rose: Sometimes “I hate it” posts work on WB. Sometimes they don’t. I guess once you’ve been around long enough you’ll understand which ones people like to answer, and which ones people think are rude.
@elliestan: I’m eating my popcorn too 🙂
Post # 12
@.twist.:I guess I’m thinking that people could often get more helpful information if they did three things: better titles, more specific questions (less vague questions,) and shorter posts (unless it’s just a rant that you don’t really care if anyone responds to)
Post # 13
@elliestan: is it smartfood? i really prefer smartfood
Post # 14
@red_rose: Maybe then when you see someone not being specific ask them for more details of what they like. Some brides are kind of clueless as to what they want specifically and are looking for general ideas. I know when I first started looking at wedding stuff I was overwhelmed. I’m still clueless as to jewelry, make-up and girly stuff. Even a general ‘you want to mix more flowers with lace, than satin accents’ helps a ton to those who don’t know much about styling. Same goes for the titles.
As for the really long complicated, ‘should I invite’ I can see why they would ask, and why theyre giving so much detail. It’s difficult to make decisions sometimes when you’re ‘involved’ in the issue. A lot of the time they’re looking for outside perspective and how to better the situation witout going bridezilla. I really commend brides who do that. They’re looking for solutions, not problems.
Post # 16
Ehh..I’ll admit sometimes I think a title doesn’t really describe the posting and that the poster would have recieved more responses had she worded her title better And sometimes, I see posts that are long, rambling, and hard to read….and I skip answering.
But does it bother me? Does it make me feel I’ve wasted five seconds on my life by clicking on posts like that? Nah. I already realize I am going to be wasting a ton of time just by signing on to the Bee. If I click on a few threads here and there that aren’t quite what I expected, it’s no big deal. I get so much out of the Bee that that is a small price to pay to participate here.