(Closed) I'm afraid the new Bee is ruining the waiting boards.

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
11642 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

imsandradee:  things are getting back to normal.  A lot of the glitches have been worked out and the hold functionality is coming back.  Hang in there 🙂


ETA: I’m pretty sure the person who used to run the ‘waiting list’ recently got engaged, I’m not sure if anyone took over or not.

Post # 3
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I agree with MsGinkgo:  – things will defenitely work their way back to normal.  The WB team behind the scenes is making pretty quick progress on fixing all the bugs in the system.  Don’t stress, just give it a little while.  A new world order will emerge!

Post # 4
7205 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

imsandradee:  You don’t think your engagment will “matter” because you can’t say you’re “off the list”? I think it might be a good time to take a break from the Bee if the only thing that makes your engagement “matter” is telling a bunch of strangers about it. Seriously- take a deep breath, log off and enjoy your life. I promise you telling your family and actual friends about it will be exciting even if there isn’t a “waiting list”. 

Post # 5
3687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

“But honestly, I’m afraid that in a few months when I’m finally engaged, it won’t matter. It feels like the excitement will be gone to announce my engagement…”

I’m sorry, I don’t get this. Your engagement won’t matter to who? I agree that the updates to the site have overall been the suck, but being a part of the “waiting list” or any other part of this forum shouldn’t play a part in the excitement/interest of your future engagement.

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Post # 6
295 posts
Helper bee

imsandradee:  Agreed. Althought I am not waiting… I think the site is terrible now. 

Post # 9
337 posts
Helper bee

@imsandradee: You’ve probably been reading the boards and decided that you can’t wait to post your story on here too! I totally got what you meant. Apparently some people love to dissect everything and twist it as they like… Maybe they forget how anxious they were before the proposal too. I’ll be here cheering you on!!!! 

Post # 10
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would hope that announcing your engagement and sharing those “milestones” would be infinitely more fun and satisfying with people you actually know and love in real life than strangers on the internet, no? Maybe just focus more on that? But then again I have never even started a thread myself at all so I just don’t understand this sentiment.

You can still do all those same threads as you go through your planning. I think they have a much broader appeal than waiting related threads and would still expect you to get responses.

Agree that the updates to the site were horribly misguided an I too visit a lot less frequently.

Post # 11
295 posts
Helper bee

imsandradee:  I uderstood what you meant 😛    . I thought it was “common knowledge” that clearly it would be exciting, but having been on a message board for 3 years and it all goes to sh*t before YOUR enagement would infuriating to me also! haha

Post # 12
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

imsandradee:  I completely agree with you. I feel the same way. I used to log on all the time (I’ve been on the bee coming on 2 years now), and after the updates I don’t feel like even browsing the site to kill time. It’s just not fun anymore. And I feel like all the bees I used to follow stopped logging on as well, and more people who don’t “get” waiting are signing on. It feels like the site became much more planning oriented than waiting oriented. Maybe the planning is what the site was designed for initially, but I came to know and love it for the waiting community, and I just don’t get the same community feel of it anymore. 

Post # 13
8843 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

You could always volunteer to run the shut it up and waiting lists if it annoys you that much!

Post # 14
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

imsandradee:  Same! You’re not alone…number 7 here. I was excited to see what number I went down to after the clean up, and hopefully marking myself off the list this summer, now it’s just not as exciting (the weddingbee part, not the proposal/engagement part)! It’s just something fun and silly to look forward to, when you’ve been on a site for so long and wonder what number you’ll be at when you’re done waiting.

Post # 15
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

imsandradee:  yes I can relate, the waiting list kept me sane!  My Mondays feel sad without it….  There is a lady that’s taken it over, but she’s in the process of working it all out.  But I think (new layout permitting) it will be revived soon

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