Post # 1
I posted this in response on another thread but then thought that new Bees might not wade through the responses if they didn’t feel welcome.
I just want you all to know that you are wanted and welcomed.
I forgot to say to the new Bees. Please don’t take offense at any comments about “where are the old Bees?” I am 100% sure that no one means to slight the new Bees. As a matter of fact, the site couldn’t go on without you. It’s just that people have formed relationships, even if they are only online. Having this site change implemented with no warning, with so many features of the old site missing, with so many bugs, with no ability of the mods to do almost anything, and that lack of ability leading to an increase in snarking, has driven away the Bees in hordes, and they are missed. There is relatively little action on the Boards, compared to the old site. Have patience. Post any questions you may have and I know Bees will welcome you with open arms and help any way they can.
Post # 2
Thank you, Julies. I take it you’re the welcome wagon?
Post # 3
Not really. That job belongs to someone who recently left WedddingBee.
This site is just such a mess right now and people are upset. It might be a difficult time to be new.
Post # 4
Ahh, gotcha. Well thanks for the tips.
Post # 5
great post Julies! You summed up what I was thinking this morning. I read some posts and kinda felt bad for the new bees. Not a truly seasoned bee here but been here a little longer. I was thinking that in our frustration over losing some of our favorite posters and the ones we’ve gotten “close” to, we might post some things that can be interpreted by the poor new bees as not welcoming of them. I am SO sad we’ve lost our welcoming bee 🙁 .Loved her posts, her energy and her thoughtful posts. A real shame she’s gone but I hope she is ok and having fun wherever she is spending her time.
Welcome! As Julies said, this is kind of a rough transition period and we are still trying to understand how this works now and in some cases, because we were able to experience the “old weddingbee” some bees are just not liking it at all and leaving as you might have noticed in some posts. It’s a shame the new bees have to not only miss out on the great community we had but in all honestly, put up with the rest of us flooding the post section with complaints and frustrated posts mostly just venting our inability to wrap our heads around such a drastic change on something that was pretty awesome! I hope in time, the new bees bring back some fresh blood to the community and…. That our bees that are gone come baaack!!! :-/