I wanted to drop by and take a moment to explain that we have removed a thread promoting a Facebook group. While I do understand that this can be another fun way for people to connect, the thread is considered a violation of our Community Guidelines as quoted below. In addition to being a drain on participation on your board here, we also consider the safety / privacy aspect involved for our members. While 98+% of those you meet online, (on public or private sites), are who they represent themselves to be, unfortunately at times we have learned that tiny minority can create havoc... something that we try to minimize as much as possible onsite -- particularly as we know the very real and wonderful families involved. We encourage all of our members to practice General Internet Safety and remain protective of anyone's personal contact information... including your own.
Please know that we do respect and appreciate that Facebook is a very popular medium and that it does have value and use. Ultimately though, we do ask that members continue to abide by the Community Guidelines we have in place:
We request that our members refrain from posting on the boards specific events that are alternatives to the normal routine at Pregnancy.org. Some inappropriate examples would include telling members to go elsewhere to meet off-site or purposefully using our site to promote another community/group without permission such as a public or private Facebook group.
Because our community is so open, this behavior affects the site as a whole and can be extremely disruptive. We ask that you respect your community and the other members using it. If we find that a member is purposely attempting to move our members off-site, (whether publicly or privately), it will be dealt with accordingly, including disablement of the account.
Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation! I'll look forward to sharing your journey throughout your pregnancy and beyond! Please feel free to contact me at any time!