(Closed) Mini Rant- When Bees Don't Follow Up on Their Own Posts!

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s very annoying, but it happens and we can’t all be on here all the time.

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I totally agree. I’m always wary of posting on new users’ threads for just that reason. if you’ve had 1-5 posts and every one is just starting a new thread asking a question then never following up? Yea, no. not wasting my time. 

Post # 6
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It is tough sometimes when you don’t get any acknowledgment of the work you did. But you can’t control what other people do. If the research itself is not rewarding to you, don’t do it so often. Because there’s no guarantee that Bee will ever respond.

However, it might help to remember that even if that Bee doesn’t get back to you, in the future some Bee may do a search and come across your post and maybe what you say will help her!

Post # 7
7557 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Haha I agree, I need to know! 

I kind of wish the OP in a post was highlighted a different color so we could quickly scroll down to see see if they had responded. 

Post # 9
6226 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@AlwaysSunny:  Good idea! Especially for the ones with no avatars.

Post # 11
10032 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bunnyharriet:  LOL.  I always want to know how things turned out for the OP, especially on the emotional posts.  🙂

Post # 12
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wonder sometimes if new Bees start some of these emotional posts and then get overwhelmed by the responses and just bow out. But I want to know the follow up too! 

Post # 14
11435 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Sunfire:  I agree.  I wonder that, too.

@bunnyharriet:  Sometimes I’ve felt that way as well.  At other times, I think, “Oops. I guess I killed THAT thread.” LOL

Post # 15
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Honestly, I’ve never thought to go back and look! I only help if I’m at a loose end and don’t mind so what’s the harm?

Post # 16
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I know it’s frustrating. It’s just as frustrating when you have a legit question (and searched for similar posts in previous threads) and no one responds. I hate feeling like I started a dead end thread but it happens!

Regardless, even if the OP doesn’t acknowledge or even use your research, I guarantee someone benefits. It may happen 10 months down the road, but your research is worthwhile (especially to Bees who use the search bar) I promise! 🙂 

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