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Combined boards

Hi all!

As you have noticed we are in the process of combining several of our inactive boards. I know that there are several members around from each board but it is our hope that by bringing everyone together that it will give you a place to connect for more support with others experiencing similar ages/stages!

For those boards that were combined, we have moved the most current threads over. The birth stories, spaces, and other important to the group threads have been moved to our "Keepers" board (located in our journals category) for safekeeping.

Enjoy! Hosts for this board will be appointed soon!

~Missy

Joined: 01/25/02
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I know that this happens, but a little warning would have been nice. There are things I would like to have saved. Sad And I checked, they did not make it in the transfer.

I know that it is impossible to maintain every board, but how do you decide which boards are active enough? And I hate to say it... but it really does make it so less people come post here at pregnancy.org . I have nothing against the ladies here, but... Jan 2010 is at a completely different stage than even Aug 2010, etc. I could see when they are 3 or 4, but at 2 or not even 2, yeah, different stuff going on to chat about.

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I agree--a little warning would definitely have been nice. There are several boards that were much less active than ours that don't seem to have been cut...it's confusing! I don't mind talking with other 2010 mamas, but just getting dumped together with no warning is a little bit off-putting Sad

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"rachelrazzle" wrote:

I know that this happens, but a little warning would have been nice. There are things I would like to have saved. Sad And I checked, they did not make it in the transfer.

I know that it is impossible to maintain every board, but how do you decide which boards are active enough? And I hate to say it... but it really does make it so less people come post here at pregnancy.org . I have nothing against the ladies here, but... Jan 2010 is at a completely different stage than even Aug 2010, etc. I could see when they are 3 or 4, but at 2 or not even 2, yeah, different stuff going on to chat about.

Rachel, I am sorry you lost some things you wanted to keep. Before you feel all is lost, though... the keepers board puts things in chronological order. I encourage you to go back and do a double look! chances are your sticky threads are there, just tucked a few pages back.

Let us know if you found what are looking for.

As far as the traffic on the ORG is concerned, we know there has been so many changes this last year. It has been difficult for everyone involved, none more so than Missy I am sure. I know she will have a reply as well, but I wanted to say that no decision made about the changes has been an easy one.

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I agree that a warning would have been nice. I'm not sure that some of the fairly active ladies from our board will find their way over here.

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Joee, where is this keepers section? lol

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"rachelrazzle" wrote:

Joee, where is this keepers section? lol

Here is the KEEPERS forum, where our sticky and important threads go to be saved

And here is the Birth Story/Lodges forum, where the stated go to rest Smile

We try to make sure that important sticky threads do not get pruned. IF YOU LADIES HAVE MORE THREADS YOU WANT SAVED

I suggest opening a master thread that has the links to the moved threads! that way it all stays in one safe place, easily accessible, and nothing gets misplaced.

I will be happy to help you ladies if you want to do this!

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I did find a few that we were looking for.. but we had one stickied that did not make it.. a ttc/pg/done etc list, and it is gone. Sad

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Hi all,

Thanks for checking in!

I am sorry for those that feel blindsided. Those of you that are/were hosts realize this is an ongoing process to remove or revamp inactive groups. Agreed that we do still have work to do.

As I shared in my OP, it is our hope that this will provide a gathering place for support and sharing for those members that remain. Unfortunately, those boards that were cut had fallen inactive with days, weeks, and months between threads/posts. While perhaps people were lurking, they weren't posting -- and those threads that were on the boards often mentioned how slow / dead it was. I do know that this is an adjustment but my hope is that each of YOU will help enable it to succeed. While I placed this board at the top of the 2010 boards, if you are concerned about others making the transition, drop them the link!

Yes, there is a difference between kids that were born in January vs. October (example)... but again, my hope is that we can still share this board and those with younger kiddos will be able to gauge how the older ones are doing and perhaps both sides can gain support and encouragement from one another vs. waiting for weeks for a response... kwim? As the kids continue to grow the differences tend to blur even more. Those with older kids know it definitely goes by too fast! *sigh*

If there is something specific that you are looking for, please do let Joee, Marla, or I know! We can take a look and try to help locate for you. I have not pruned and deleted these completely yet for just this reason. Please DO be aware though that they will be deleted around May 1st.

Ultimately, the success (or failure) of this group is going to fall on each of you. Please do try and give it a fair chance!

~Missy (missyj@pregnancy.org)

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Are you going to do away with the May 10 board entirely? The chat thread was almost dead but I didn't see it get moved over here and may 10 is still showing up, the board itself is pretty dead though. Confused.

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"Potter75" wrote:

Are you going to do away with the May 10 board entirely? The chat thread was almost dead but I didn't see it get moved over here and may 10 is still showing up, the board itself is pretty dead though. Confused.

The boards are in the process of being merged... you will still see some threads/boards there for a few more weeks.

Missy will come back with more later...

ETA: And I am not sure if May will go away or not... sorry I am not sure of her "master plan"

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Missy.. I am looking for our Jan 2010 "where are we" may be the title, but it has ttc/toc/done/pg, new siblings etc. It was fairly new within the last few months.

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I agree some sort of warning would have been helpful---I have been on vacation for the past week and came back to this. Though I have nothing against posting with other 2010 moms, I don't know them, they don't know me or my girl's, and having to re-explain things will probably keep me away more than here.

I know it's never an easy decision to make changes, but I'd recommend in the future at least give a warning.

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"rachelrazzle" wrote:

Missy.. I am looking for our Jan 2010 "where are we" may be the title, but it has ttc/toc/done/pg, new siblings etc. It was fairly new within the last few months.

http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?684182-Sticky-Where-We-Are-%28PG-TTC-Done-etc%29

Is this it?

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That is it, was it there yesterday? Because I looked and looked for it! Thank you!!!

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"rachelrazzle" wrote:

That is it, was it there yesterday? Because I looked and looked for it! Thank you!!!

Your welcome! We moved it yesterday... now, once you get it bookmarked, or saved let me know and I will remove the sticky and let it fall into chronological order on the keepers forum.

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I saved it. Thank you again!

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"rachelrazzle" wrote:

I saved it. Thank you again!

You are so welcome!!! Holla if you need anything else!

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Yea some warning would have been good, i can understand tho why they wld do it. Im glad to see not all is lost, i thought the board had disappeared completely.

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"rachelrazzle" wrote:

I know that this happens, but a little warning would have been nice. There are things I would like to have saved. Sad And I checked, they did not make it in the transfer.

I know that it is impossible to maintain every board, but how do you decide which boards are active enough? And I hate to say it... but it really does make it so less people come post here at pregnancy.org . I have nothing against the ladies here, but... Jan 2010 is at a completely different stage than even Aug 2010, etc. I could see when they are 3 or 4, but at 2 or not even 2, yeah, different stuff going on to chat about.

I agree! A little warning would be nice! I have seen less active boards than my feb 10 board still up also. I am glad I have other ways to be in contact with my heartbreaker mom's....which means alot to me as they are my final and last board I will ever be apart of. I find it hard to believe if you throw a bunch of "Strangers." in one room that it will all be okiedookie and all supportive like! I know only a few ppl on here why would I post? Also if your going to ban me because of me saying I have other ways to chat with my fellow feb 10 moms at least let me know before you ban me unlike a few other members ppl choose to ban on the feb 10 boards with out so much as a warning! This board really has changed...if your not battling the pop ups and noisy adds your having issues being able to post any post at all...I have been on here about 6 yrs and it has changed for the worst in my worthless oppion I am saddened!:(

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Hi Stef,

I'm very sorry that this caught you off guard. I know that it can take time adjusting to get to a place of feeling comfortable but I do really hope that you (and anyone else still around from your group) will give this a fair trial. As I shared above, it is my hope that this board will provide a place where you can still gather together with your old friends and have it be a more active form of support with *both* old and new alike!

In taking a peek at the February 2010 board, there was one thread made in February (the Birthday thread) which got 3 replies in one month. In March, there was also only one thread which I moved over to this board for anyone else from your fellow Feb '10 members to have an opportunity to comment on.

While I am sorry that participation on your board slowed to this point, I hope you can understand why the decision was made. (As Joee pointed out this process is still ongoing.) If you know of any members that are having problems with posting, please have them drop me an email to [email]missyj@pregnancy.org[/email]. Most likely it is a simple fix of having an incomplete profile or an invalid email address that got blocked. For Ads -- If you are getting pop-ups, please send me a screenshot and note any other ad on the page. There shouldn't be any but occasionally one may slip by. The sooner those are reported, the faster we can remove.

Finally, I'm glad that you continue to value those friendships made at Pregnancy.org on your board. I hope that they are among those treasured for years to come!

~Missy

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I aprreciate your understanding...I will give it a try...the pop ups only happen if I am on the google crome and I get on this board to go to a forum it pops up another window which is similar in interests to the board I am going on like I did a search but I didnt...plus it wont let me add tet to the body of a response...I have to use internet explorer. I have updated all my info and stuff.

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That is strange Stef. I am using google chrome, its all I use and have never had any of those problems. Hope you can get it figured out.

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maybe its my computer?! donno!

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board is fun so far~~~
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agreed, I wasn't too sure, but it is nice to see a little more activity here. Smile

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Stef, get AdBlock. It's available at the Chrome store (it's free!).