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    Default How Long Did You Breastfeed! Post Your Total (WBW Event!)

    World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is here again and Pregnancy.org is ready to celebrate -- with YOU!

    World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is here August 1st - August 7th! This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the WBW event. Pregnancy.org is proud to continue our efforts to provide our members and our viewing audience with resources, support,and encouragement needed throughout their breastfeeding relationship with their baby!

    One of our favorite activities throughout this week-long celebration is to celebrate the breastfeeding efforts of our members -- both individually *and* as a community!
    We invite you to join in by visiting our Pregnancy.org Page, locate this post, click "Show Conversation", and post your totals in the comments!

    (**PLEASE NOTE**: You may have to scroll down our wall or page over if later in the week!)


    We need EVERYONE that has even attempted breastfeeding to join in! Add your stats for the number of days, months, or YEARS that you have breastfed your little one. No amount is too small to be included! Have more than one child? You can list them all! Be sure to help us spread the word! Invite your family and friends onsite, via email, on Facebook, and more to join the site and add to the conversation. The more, the better to celebrate! We are hosting the event on our page to have a central spot for members throughout the site -- forums, calendar / charting users, content visitors, mobile app users, Facebook and Twitter friends, and more -- to unite and take part!

    No need to do the math. Just post the time you have spent (either currently or years ago!) breastfeeding! At the end of the week, we will tally all of the posts and announce the total amount of years, months, and days that our Pregnancy.org Community has spent breastfeeding and announce it on our wall and throughout the site!

    Ready to participate? Visit our Pregnancy.org Page Now!! Remember to "friend" us while you are there by clicking the star!

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    It took me forever to figure this out a couple days ago. The "show conversation" thing confused me cause I kept seeing this advertised on the side, but not on the "wall" in the center f the page. It was way less confusing when it was a thread in the Everything Breastfeeding board. And I'm not getting emails when someone adds to it like when someone comments on a thread I'm following...... I am NOT going through all the trouble to find the conversation, especially since they took out the updated totalling. Sad.
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    Janelle,

    Thank you for the feedback! I know this is the first time that it was not held on the Everything Breastfeeding board but our hope is that we can utilize some of the new features onsite and have fun with them. I really appreciate your sharing specifics on what you found missing or frustrating. I believe you brought up some important points that need to be taken into consideration.

    IF you are willing, I would love to see a screenshot of how the "show conversation" appears for you. For me, it is directly under the right bottom of the end of the post (in the center of the page.) Clicking on it then expands to show all of the comments from various members.

    Thanks again for your help and feedback! It is a great help!

    ~Missy

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    The biggest issue was finding the right place in the page. Since this post, the post on the side of the page and the post on the middle of the page all said the same thing, it was difficult for me to understand what was meant by it. Once I found it, it was okay, but then I had issues with not being logged in (despite my name being at the top of the page) and it posted without my picture.. still trying to figure that one out.

    I just had difficulty comprehending the instructions on how to find it. Perhaps a direct link would have been more useful instead of having to find it in the middle. The warning that we might have to scroll was good, but I just had troubles.

    I also have an ad blocker on my chrome, so my view may be different than other peoples' view.

    But I did like being able to keep tabs on the tally. I found it very awesome and uplifting the last two years to see how many YEARS our girls have/had been nursing.

    I completely understand wanting to use all the new features. I'm not very good with change. I'll get over it.

    Thanks for noticing my feedback. I hope it wasn't too much complaining. It kinda made me more sad than anything. But, like I said, I'm not very good with change.
    Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
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    Sorry that I did not get to respond to you yesterday... and absolutely I value your feedback! I think you had a lot of valuable insight on things that we can seek to improve! (Plus -- as a creature of habit my own self -- trust I TOTALLY understand! LOL)

    I am actually creating an analysis on how things went... what we can seek to improve... etc. and as I have already mentioned some of your thoughts thus far, I will be including it within my report.

    While there is one universal login, currently (and probably as long as we use the vBulletin forum software), there are two different "profile" spaces available: 1)for the boards that we have been most familiar with) and 2)now through the homepage that actually is being streamlined further to be directly connected with your personal "member page" / wall. THAT profile is what is linked whenever you comment / interact on your wall, within comments on other member's walls, when engaging on the Pregnancy.org or partner pages as a "friend", adding your thoughts/ideas/comments on articles, etc.

    Just as your participation is needed and important on the boards, it is our hope that we (self included!) can recognize just how extremely valued your engagement is throughout other areas of the site/community. For example, we have tons of content (articles and blogs) being produced daily. With our site being "for parents, by parents", having our additions within the comments (which then feeds others to discuss as we do now on the boards), is truly worthwhile. Know you don't have to agree with the author (I may have been known to dispute a few things )... and even are welcome (and encouraged) to start a discussion within the comments. (Think how this happens on news sites with people feeding into the topic within the comment sections of articles.) My personal thought is that this is something that we can embrace and link back on the boards for others to participate. I can see it as a means to *ADD* more activity to the boards... not take away!

    You mentioned wishing that we could have linked directly to the post on the "wall". Currently, we are unable to do so but I am submitting that as something desired. Your pointing out how that "Comment feed" on the right side of the page can be confusing to someone looking to participate with discussion was great. I am going to point that out along with some suggestions. While I understand that things cannot get improved overnight, perhaps we can at least get that on the "list".

    Please continue to let me hear from you! Either drop me a note via pm, email, or -- post a note to us on the Pregnancy.org wall! HA!

    Thank you again for sharing!
    ~Missy

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    You are awesome, Missy!
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