(Closed) Significant decline in activity since the new Bee was introduced?

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: How has your participation been affected since the new Bee?

    Declined

    Increased

    Stayed the same

    I am not sure

    Holding onto the hope that it will get fixed!

    About to give up! Peace!

  • Post # 31
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    blushbliss:  I think activity has declined hugely. I also find that posts generally get WAY fewer replies and vanish into oblivion very quickly. I’m quite unhappy with the new site, but I’ve been trying to give it a chance. Truthfully I gave up on it for about a week (both because of the site’s new dysfunctionality/non-userfriendliness and because of finding that people were getting nastier) but came back a little more lately because I’ve been lonely. 

    In general I don’t feel like Weddingbee is an exciting/fun part of my life as it used to be. I’m really about ready to give it up entirely but there are a few bees who I have nice connections with, so I still come back to chat with them.

    Post # 32
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    2554 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    There is for sure a decline in activity. There used to always be new posts to check out, and now I’ll come on, scroll through and see the exact same thing a few hours later. I’m not sure how they thought this would be any better than the old site. Yes, a fresher look was probably in order but the functionality was great. My only complaint on the old site was for big threads, there was no way to jump pages easily. And I wouldn’t exactly call this a fresh look. All white, with a dark font and a small Wedding Bee logo at the top. It’s terrible. 

    Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    babeba:  I agree! I’m one of the bees who I thin people generally find nice, and part of the reason I’ve practically given up on it (other than the site just being obnoxious and much less active now) is because there has been such an uptick in meanness and rudeness. 

    Post # 34
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

    It’s very disappointing.  I used to spend so much time on here because there was always a lot of interesting threads and constant activity.  Now I feel like it’s hard to see what’s new and there just isn’t half the activity as before.  I really miss the old Bee.  Now I feel like the site is just a bunch of ads.  I wish this happened after my wedding was over and not when I’m finally actually planning and not waiting.

    Post # 35
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    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    catwoman1701:  Completely agree. It used to be my favourite way to send a few hours in the evening. Now I just come on every few days to see if they’ve listened and changed it back. 

     

    I am a psychiatrist, and there’s a saying that if you listen, you’ll find out the problem. 

     

     

    Nobody seems to be listening. 

    Post # 36
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have not been on nearly as much. It’s no longer user friendly.

    Post # 37
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    3245 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    MrsPhilly:  I agree withe verything you said. We’ve both been on the bee for a long time and now it’s just annoying to use. Even using emoticons is aggravating– they automatically turn into stupid looking emoji things!

    Post # 38
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    Newbee

    I was literally thinking the exact same thing the other day. There seem to be fewer posts and fewer responses since the change.

    Post # 39
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    5217 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    babeba:  I noticed this as well. It seems like there is just so much negativity on every board now!

    Post # 40
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

    Much less. I keep on coming on to see if there has been any changes but not so much anymore. I am not even sure I go on once a day even now. I also used to post much more. I just find the layout is not overly friendly to navigating between boards anymore, whereas before I could just click at the top to get to another board. With that being said, I couldn’t say if things have become more mean or not on the boards … Perhaps the mods find it difficult to navigate as well …

    Post # 41
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    Bee Keeper

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    Creiddylad:  I’m glad I’m not the only une annoyed with the emoticon thing! Its silly, but I want to able to just use the brackets to make a face and not have my sentences split up by a yellow smiley!

    Post # 42
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    3212 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

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    blushbliss:  sorry, I didn’t catch all the autocorrect blips in my post! I meant there seems to be more snark now than before. It’s something I had kind of noticed.

     

    I’ve also seen the new “helpful” button get used on posts where people have just snarked at another bee – and it really bugs me that since they called it a “helpful” button not a like button, they don’t give a chance for a dissenting voice of someone finding it ‘unhelpful.’ Oh, well – there have been a few good tweaks. I’m not holding my breath for the phone version getting fixed, though. 🙁

    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    Yea I’ve noticed a decrease in activity on WB but an increase of productivity for me! lol

    Post # 44
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    2085 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    Creiddylad:  it’s just disappointing.  It actually bothers me lol – I loved this site and seeing posts from familiar bees and lively discussions.  I always peruse the dress boards for new photos of ladies in their gowns and now there’s hardly ever new posts…and its just such a pain to navigate.  I feel like moving throughout the site requires so much more work and is more complicated.  The old bee did have an older look to it, but it was easy and functional.  It had a few things I would’ve improved, but I would take it a thousand times over this site

    Post # 45
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    2505 posts
    Sugar bee

    Definitely a decline…it’s sad. And I’ve noticed and have mentioned before the increase in snark and negativity since the new bee. I chalk it up to bees already being frustrated with navigating the site by the time they get the chance to comment 😉

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