Did you all see the announcement about DDC's being social groups from now on and that we're being asked if we want to switch over? It has to have a leader and won't have a moderator I guess. What do you think? I guess I'd prefer to keep it how it is, but maybe I'm missing something great about social groups I'm not getting (other than the fact that it will last past the time they shut down the DDC).
DDC as a Social Group?
I have no idea! Maybe if they'd post a sample group so we could see what it looked like. That would help. I can't tell from the description exactly what the group is. Also, my understanding is that there is a leader, but they are not really a moderator. The leader adds people, etc, but can't moderate posts. The whole thing is a bit confusing...
I think it might be good (?) If I'm understanding it right, it would be a forum like this and we would be able to do threads on different topics just like it is now. That is SO much better than after they close your due date club. I have been through 2 DDCs on mdc, and it gets really hard to keep up with people once they're closed. All you have is one thread to discuss everything, that is if someone remembers to start that thread every month in Life With a Babe or Toddlers or whichever stage you're all at. And also, if you manage to find the thread and it doesn't get buried quickly! As a social group forum, it wouldn't get lost- we'd always know where to go to talk to each other. I'm for it, I think it sounds better. And I nominate you to lead it, Jaimee!
I'm open to just switching. I think that it would be nice to keep our forum open after our babies come. I still have a few ddc friends from my last pregnancy, but we all had to move over to Facebook.
I put in a request to form a group for us! One pro and con of the groups is that while anyone can view the posts, only members of the group can post. So there will be no more DDCC. Often I think DDCC's get in the way of the intimacy of the group and sometimes create drama, but other times there is wisdom to be shared from someone not in the club. So I dunno. We'll see how it works, I guess. As leader I can promote other leaders, which I would really like to do. I think we should have the group require membership approval and it would be nice to have help with member approval. Leaders are NOT moderators in the classic sense as they cannot delete threads or posts, but it is supposedly their job to keep things civil. I would also not like to have this be my sole responsibility (not that I think we'll have a lot of problems or anything) b/c I don't always read all the threads (a surprise I know! ).
Once we name the group I cannot change it without contacting an admin. So do we want to do with just November 2011 Due Date Club? Or do we want something flashier?
Also, we get a thumb nail and group description. Any ideas?