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    Default Let's get this board moving!

    To all the lurkers out there - and those who post now and then - and those who are new but too shy to jump in... or to everyone really...

    Let's get this board moving again!

    It seems a lot of people who are TTCing are Birth Board hopping - which is fine for some, but for others (like me!) it's just not the right fit!

    So... what can we do to get THIS board a little more active? What would you like to see here, that you don't currently find? chat threads? testing threads?

    I can see that a lot of people lurk - the posts have lots of 'readings' but not many replies...

    So... come on out of lurkdom.. post away.. ask and answer questions.. and let's get this place hopping!

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    It seems like a lot of people are saying this board needs to be more active. I wasn't quite sure what "lurker" meant until now. I guess I'm kind of a lurker (?), but I tend to be more prone to read posts rather than post something myself, although this may change since I'm fairly new here. I haven't started TTC quite yet, so I just enjoy reading about different women's experiences.

    I have checked out a few other message board sites, and so far I like this one the best. I like the format here---it's not all cluttery, and it's easy to follow.

    I know I've seen the reoccurring theme of women asking about what happens when they come off different types of contraceptives. I wouldn't mind seeing that as a category in itself on here.

    At any rate, I think this is a great site, and people here seem supportive, positive, and down-to-earth.
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    It's nice to see things picking up here. It goes in fits and bursts generally, but it seems like the birth boards (and hopping them) has been the busiest part of this place since I've been hanging around here. After a year of hopping them, it just gotten to be a little overwhelming to have to keep moving on. This is much better!
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    I am in the same spot as Jodi, not quite at TTC, but have been reading about others' experiences. We want a summer baby so we won't officially be trying until September, but I have gotten a lot of good advise by reading.

    I also agree that we should start a Birth Control thread. I had a bunch of questions about when I should stop, what will happen when I did stop. Turns out I decided to discontinue after May so that I would have three cycles before we start trying.

    I hope we will just get lucky, but I'm sure everyone on this site has thought that. We'll see soon enough what works. Anyways, I will try to post more replies and get all the fancy stuff like the tickers and smileys soon.

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    I haven't really been a BB hopper until now that I'm officially TTC. So I'm glad this one is picking up......I don't want to commit to a BB until I get the BFP. But even after BFP I'm afraid to join one until the 12 week mark. With one Chemical Pregnancy and one miscarraige, it was really hard to get to know the ladies and then drop out. So I'm calling this my home until then. (Doesn't mean I won't linger to the BB's every know and then).

    As for what we should add to this forum............

    I think we should do TTC spaces, like the Birth Boards do. An opportunity to tell about ourselves and SO and display pictures.

    And I think a testing thread would be great!

    Look forward to it picking up around here!
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    I am really glad that this board is starting to pick up as well. It is an awesome feeling to be able to connect with all of these wonderful, understanding women that really know how stressful it is to try to conceive. I love the input that I receive here, and am definitely making this board my home until I get that BFP!
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    You called out all of us lurkers
    Im not ttc but i want to. We arent because i still havent got af. Still nursing my 9 month old. Dh and i always wanted our children close in age but with no af what can we do? I love reading about everyones experiences. Good luck to everyone!

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    I think a QOTD would be a great way to get the board moving. It's one of my favorite things about some boards!
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    awesome! so glad to see some replies!

    Erin... I feel the exact same way you do about the BBs - after joining one almost 3 years ago and having to leave following my m/c - I didn't join my next one until I was 13 weeks along!

    a TTC 'Space' is a great idea!

    QOTD... also good

    A testing thread... also good...

    now I'm not a mod, so I can't do 'stickies' and stuff like that.. but I think Anna is? so I'll start a TTC Space thread.. and see what can be done about 'stickying' it.....

    ok... off to start some threads!
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    I agree! QOTD is a great way to get this board moving! I do agree with a lot of you ladies. I lurk around the BB's but have hesitated to join bc of not ending up being there in the end.
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