(Closed) I love weddingbee but….

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’ve found on here that every opinion whether its the more popular one or not is always well received….i haven’t seen anything too controversial yet! Ive heard other sites are horrible!

Post # 4
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hmm. Of the wedding boards that I have seen, Weddingbee is the most accepting of diverse opinions. It’s ok to think differently than the rest and you won’t get ripped to shreds for having your own thoughts like you will elsewhere online.

Post # 5
1566 posts
Bumble bee

I understand where you’re coming from. I sometimes feel like there are predetermined opinions on most issues and 99% of posters stick to those. At the same time, I think a well-reasoned post expressing a differing opinion usually won’t be judged. That usually only happens when people get really emotional or snarky in their posts. 

Post # 7
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I think it’s fair to say that people are not always given the warmest response when they express opinions that put others down. But I haven’t seen anyone get bashed for simply disagreeing. I think, for an online message board, this is actually a remarkably accepting community.

Post # 8
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think dissent is awesome (well, in places like this where everyone is brainstorming/looking for opinions)…please post more of your ‘controversial’ opinions! I’d love to hear! 😀

Post # 9
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with leelee and Selene … everything (whether a popular opinion or not) seems to be very well received around here.  I was just commenting to Fiance how when people disagree on here, it’s almost always done so respectfully.  I love that!

Post # 10
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i just try not to say anything too contriversial. there are a few opinions i dont share, but i keep that to myself to keep the peace 🙂

Post # 11
1313 posts
Bumble bee

The reason I love this site is because I DO feel free to express myself, and everyone should!

The immigrant bride, I am sad you don’t feel that way 🙁

I say go for it, say what’s on your mind regardless. It’s a semi-anonymous community (100% anonymous if you choose to stay that way!) so I say you don’t have anything to lose.

Ignore those that make snide comments if that were to happen.

Post # 13
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I have been here quite a while and seen some real conflicts arise. The level of decorum maintained continues to impress me. That said, I think there are some issues that are so inherently contentious that you are never going to resolve them or change someone’s mind on an Internet forum. So it becomes a matter of whether you want to put your two cents out there for their own sake. Whatever your opinions are, I feel certain that there are others in the community who share them—it just can be hard to come out of the woodwork when you feel like you are the only one (as you know). I hope that you continue to feel welcomed on weddingbee. Please pm me or any of the hostesses if you want to talk in more detail.

Post # 14
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@The immigrant bride….I DO sometimes choose not to comment on certain posts, mostly b/c I couldn’t think of way to express my opposing view without the perception of snarkiness. Those topics have been few and far between though.

Post # 15
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Which issues did you feel like a dissenting opinion would be looked down on? I’m really, really sorry you feel that way and I’m sure that if you stick around long enough, you’ll see that us bees all have different styles, attitudes, ways of life, etc! I’ve heard (never experienced it myself) that other boards are much, much worse than we are- I’m really sad that someone gave you the impression that we have a cohesive ideal of our weddings! We try to be really welcoming and open… stick around!

Post # 16
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I think that there are times when your opinion may be very different than the mainstream, but as long as your post isn’t insulting those who don’t agree with you, your opinion won’t be judged or anything here.  We are very careful to protect our members, and snarky commenters are usually very quickly rebutted.  And the great thing about WB is even though you may think you’re the only one with that idea, there are probably lots of girls who would comment on your post saying they agree!

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