(Closed) Weddingbee–Is this a discussion or praise website? (Closed)

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: The weddingbee is....
    Just for praise, support and loving one another : (13 votes)
    25 %
    A site for meaningful discussion and discourse : (31 votes)
    61 %
    A site I cannot figure out..... :( : (6 votes)
    12 %
    I just agree with everyone and everything, so I am checking this option! : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @curious2bee:  I think that sometimes what people mean to say gets misinterpreted because this is the Internet and it’s hard to read emotions. And other times the OP is just wanting everyone to agree with a decision she has already made and gets upset when not everyone sees it their way.

    ETA: That being said, this site is a great community of people who most of the time helps in a civilized and constructive way with issues that other members are struggling with. It has been really helpful with me being a waiting bee, a young bride, and a bride on a budget.

    Post # 4
    4028 posts
    Honey bee

    @MissComicBook:  100% agree.

    OP, I just got a not so nice response when I didn’t do anything to spark confrontation….I was actually trying to help end a small arguement. Unfortunately, some people are afraid of others disagreeing with them or just want to post their opinion and not engage in discussion.

    Don’t be fearful to post though! You may not always like what others have to say to you, but most Bees are very nice, welcoming and have the best intentions in mind.

    Post # 5
    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @bmo88:  +1 Don’t be afraid to post! Even those that get “attacked” for not agreeing with the crowd have supporters.

    Post # 7
    85 posts
    Worker bee

    I think this is a discussion site. I’m not interested in being in a community of “yes” people. What’s the point? I would much rather people talk honestly to me. How am I going to make my wedding better of people feel like they can’t say “Well, X looks a bit weird there, how about Y?”


    I think people are way too quick to say people are “confrontational” or “rude” when they’re merely offering an opinion that is different to the masses. And that annoys me, because I would love for this to be a place where people feel welcome to post regardless of whether their opinion is the same as the 50 posters before them or not.

    Post # 8
    13766 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Honestly, there are a lot of people who just agree for the sake of agreeing, and I find that less helpful than anything else.  I do my best to voice my opinion, even when it’s dissenting, in a polite way.  I don’t really care if people find my comment of “the dress isn’t my style” as offensive or attacking.  If you post on an anonymous web forum, you need to be prepared for answers that don’t necessarily line up with what you want.

    I also think tone doesn’t come across well in posts, so people read too much into things to find an argument when there isn’t one there.

    Post # 9
    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yeah I think it is a little bit of both. I think it really depends on the topic. If it is someones personal post about their dress, ring, style ect it tends to be more praise. If it is a more controversal topic (cheating, abortion, religion, ect) then you know there are going to be some heated responses. Some with good back and forth debates and some just with claws out with no good ending. I do see a trend a lot where the first few comments tend to always set the tone for the other people who comment. It’s interesting.

    Over all I love this site and think it is made up with a ton of sweet, supportive, intelligent women. Have you ever read comments  on other internet sites? I don’t participate in any other forums but read comments  on news articles and there  far too many truely heinous people in this world..

    Post # 10
    38 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m so glad this site is the way it is because I honestly had such a terrible experience with other wedding sites/communities that I thought all brides were evil witches.  Sometimes you just need a little support and I think you do get honest answers around here.

    Post # 11
    4028 posts
    Honey bee


    @mrs.stormylove:  I agree about how mean posters are on other sites.

    I started on another wedding site….it starts with a K and has four letters. And they were so cruel, condescending and sometimes outright mean on just about any topic. They even told me to come to the Bee if I wanted “rainbows and unicorns.”
    While I am open to feedback and discussion, I did not like the generally mean vibe I got from the other site. I am actually very thankful they mentioned Weddingbee because I wouldn’t have found it otherwise!

    Post # 12
    13563 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Thanks for all the WB love, everyone! I’m going to go ahead and close this thread now. Have a great day!

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