Finally had a chance to read this discussion. WHOA!
Anyhoooo, I say "NAY" on subdividing the forums. That's a sure-fire way to create a clique (or two
I love this forum. Before I found MDC, I just happily made my own super cute diapers for dd, and showed them off to my family and friends (who thought they were 'nice' but "it's going to get poop on it, why bother with the cute fabric?" :LOL ). I showed them off to some online friends who cloth diapered & thought they were pretty cute, and encouraged me to sell them; i sold a whack to my first client and then didn't sell any more for a year until I found MDC Diapering (well, one batch of plain white prefolds I made for an IRL acquaintance).
This forum was/is wonderful! I couldn't believe there were so many women as nutty for bum coverings as me! I had no clue about the variety of stuff available until I joined here. Seeing the active interest in the couture side of diapering gave me the confidence to pursue my diaper making (even beyond dd's potty learning). I enjoy the comraderie here, the constant spring of creativity displayed by the latest hyena offerings, the wealth of knowledge and time-tested expertise. I'm not visiting or posting as much, because I currently have no-one to diaper
but I come back for the juice on the hyena stuff; I love checking out what's new and being challenged by my peers
. And I try to offer help when I can.
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i gotta get some dishes done. Just wanna say before I go... I
MDC Diapering. Even though sometimes we may feel the actions of the moderators seem heavy-handed and perhaps even unfair, I totally appreciate the reason they try to keep things clean here. It's a fast-moving forum, lots to moderate, and everyone's perceptions are different. (That reminds me, Cynthia, I never responded to your last pm, I will do that today
It's a wonderful place for a cloth diapering nut to be.