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Care and Uptake of the One Thread (plus an explanation, for the newbies)

post #1 of 369
Thread Starter 
[As a reminder: please try to start the One Thread as early as possible on Sunday the week it is your turn ]

The One Thread is designed for all TTCers on the MDC board. No matter where you are in your cycle, you are welcome to join the One Thread! We are also open to those who are "Waiting to be Ready" for one reason or another. We continue to embrace those of us who have become pregnant as well Feel free to jump in at any time and introduce yourself!

The One Thread is kept by a revolving list of members. We are strictly volunteers who have agreed to take care of the list for one week at a time... Here is the list of those who have volunteered.

Please copy the list from the last post and add yourself, if you would like to be added to the list keepers. (I am on hiatus from the One List, so I am trying to make the list as self sufficent as possible)
post #2 of 369
Thread Starter 
How to Keep the list (a not-so-short tutorial, because I can ramble!).

The list goes alphabetically, unless someone makes a trade, in which case those two people are responsible for letting everyone know who is next up!

It would also be good if the list keeper could come back to this thread and add the asterisk to their name (and remove it from the person in front of them's name).

When it is your turn to keep the list, copy and paste the former list into a new thread on Sunday. Name the new thread some version of "The One Thread: x date to x date" You could also go old-school and name the thread: "OTTRTA" (One thread to rule them all, which is a geeky reference to The Lord of the Rings.)

When cutting and pasting, please clean up anything that needs to be cleaned up. For example, at this point in June, the May BFP list is superfluous, so it should get deleted. (I think keeping it for one or two extra weeks is nice).

[I am also wondering when the ladies who need extra hugs list should be edited. Most of those m/c happened in April... I am going to ask those women if they want to be kept on that list or not, it's up to them. ]

When editing the list, feel free to add smilies, but not too many, since it can slow down loading time...

You can also add to the list whether you feel comfortable changing people's status if they have it in their subject line, or if you require them to PM you. You can do this once a day, or multiple times a day, and if you don't have time, you can do it little less frequently, but then it will pile up and folks might get annoyed!*

Next, cut and paste the url on to a new message on the last week's list. Something like, "It's Sunday! Come over to the new One Thread: {url here]"

The rest of the week, it's up to you to change people's status. I personally write it down on a pad I keep by my computer, but you could also just individialy edit each person.

And that is that! It really is easy: cut and paste the list onto a new thread, edit as needed, notify everyone there's a new list and change people's status' as they occur.



*If you are supposed to keep the list, and you are too busy that week, find someone to trade with you. I think that works out better than making people do two weeks later to compensate, cause so many of us are getting pregnant! Yay!
post #3 of 369
Thread Starter 
A Short History of the One Thread (OT):

Prior to the OT, monthly threads were broken into pre-O and post-O. This seems to be the way of most of the TTC boards you see...

Sometime @ Dec 2003 there were a bunch of us who had such weird, wonky cycles that we didn't know which thread to post in. And the longer we stayed on one thread, the more "new" people we were befriending... Ok, this mostly affected me, cause I was anovulatory, but I do remember Korin having something to do with it!

A vote was called (by me), and the idea of the One Thread to rule them all was inagurated (in February, I believe, or it might have been January...) At first, the idea was to make the One Thread monthly, but that was quickly amended to a weekly schedule, since we are very chatty, and it got hard to keep up!

BTW, the original name of the One Thread was: One Thread to Rule Them All -- a reference to The Return of the King, which had just hit the theaters (I am such a LoTR geek! And yes, I'm the one who named it that...)

It was decided we needed a list at the start of each thread, b/c we all wanted to be able to keep track of who was where... it was also suggested that everyone post their status in the title line of their post, but that is sometimes followed, and sometimes not.

I started and kept the list of the thread the first few weeks/ months and slowly the kinks got worked out... after awhile, I had the brilliant idea to make a list of everyone who would be willing to volunteer to keep the list... and I put together a tutorial to help out the newbies, who wanted an explanation of how to keep the list...

And just today, Erika had the brilliant idea of having me make a master list and get a mod to make it a sticky thread... I decided that having a short history of the OT would also be appropiate!

So far, the OT has been a wonderful experience -- we've cried together, and celebrated many BFPs! I love the OT, and I am proud to have played a role in its inception!
post #4 of 369

New keeper!

Abigail
alexisyael
Elena
Erika
*Jess (Shorin_Mama)
Jodi
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Korin
Rose (weetzie)
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Selissa
Tara (tarablesue)
Trisha (RaggedyAnn)

*Current list keeper
post #5 of 369
It's a new week....

Abigail
alexisyael
Elena
Erika
Jess (Shorin_Mama)
*Jodi (squeakermansmom)
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Korin
Rose (weetzie)
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Selissa
Tara (tarablesue)
Trisha (RaggedyAnn)

*Current list keeper
post #6 of 369

New Week...

Abigail
alexisyael
Elena
Erika
Jess (Shorin_Mama)
Jodi (squeakermansmom)
Joi (angstmommy)
*Kash (Patchfire)
Korin
Rose (weetzie)
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Selissa
Tara (tarablesue)
Trisha (RaggedyAnn)

*Current list keeper
post #7 of 369
I'd like to volunteer to manage the thread for any week before Aug 29th if possible. I'll be going back to work and I'll be super busy but I'd like to help out.
Let me know!
post #8 of 369
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetTeach
I'd like to volunteer to manage the thread for any week before Aug 29th if possible. I'll be going back to work and I'll be super busy but I'd like to help out.
Let me know!
I'll put you in... it's alphabetical, but sometimes people jump ahead (like this week). You'll definitely be getting a turn in August, though, if this schedule holds And you can always ask the next person if they'll let you take their turn
post #9 of 369

New Week...

Abigail
alexisyael
*Anna (annakiss)
Elena
Erika
Jess (Shorin_Mama)
Jodi (squeakermansmom)
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Korin
Rose (weetzie)
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Selissa
Tara (tarablesue)
Trisha (RaggedyAnn)

*Current list keeper
post #10 of 369
Thread Starter 
Updated list (please notice a few people have been taken off, including myself --though I will still help with list management) :


Abigail
*Annakiss
Elena
Erika
Jess (Shorin_Mama)
Jodi
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Selissa
Sweet Teach
Tara (tarablesue)
Trisha (RaggedyAnn)

*Current list keeper (this week Anna got all excited and jumped ahead -- next week we'll go back to schedule with Sara)
post #11 of 369
Thanks Alexis!
post #12 of 369
Thread Starter 
Abigail
Annakiss
Elena
Erika
Jamie (djs_girl517)
Jess (Shorin_Mama)
Jodi
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Sara (Mamaharsh)
*Sweet Teach
Tara (tarablesue)
Trisha (RaggedyAnn)
post #13 of 369

New Keeper

Abigail
Annakiss
Elena
Erika
Jamie (djs_girl517)
Jess (Shorin_Mama)
Jodi
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Sweet Teach
Tara (tarablesue)
*Trisha (RaggedyAnn)
post #14 of 369
i thought we should probably update the *sticky* on who takes care of *the one thread* list each week. i think a few women on the list are now pregnant, no longer ttc or are no longer visiting the One Thread. i'm pretty sure i saw a recent post by Abigail saying that she is no longer coming here regularly (and she would be our next threadkeeper).

so i thought we might want to review the list and perhaps put an asterik at the end of our name if we are interested in continuing to keep the one thread or if not just remove your name. anyone else not on the list that is interested in helping to keep the list could add their name. it goes in alphabetical order. it's relatively easy to keep the list - just post a new thread on sunday morning and then update the list as needed throughout the week. read the sticky - it gives you more info.
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Abigail
Annakiss
Elena
Erika
Jamie (djs_girl517)
Jess (Shorin_Mama)
Jodi (squeakermansmom) *
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Sweet Teach
Tara (tarablesue)
*Trisha (RaggedyAnn)
post #15 of 369
I removed Abigail.. and added myself.

Annakiss
Elena
Erika
Jamie (djs_girl517)
Jess (Shorin_Mama)
Jodi (squeakermansmom) *
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Korin (chiromama) *
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Sweet Teach
Tara (tarablesue)
*Trisha (RaggedyAnn)
post #16 of 369
Annakiss
Elena
Erika
Jamie (djs_girl517)
Jodi (squeakermansmom) *
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Korin (chiromama) *
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Sweet Teach
Tara (tarablesue)
*Trisha (RaggedyAnn)

Sorry guys, had to remove myself. The whole TTC issue is still an emotional quagmire here Chez Shorin. Until I can work something out with Matt about our plans, it's just too hard to take part in the thread. I'll keep lurking, though.

Jess
post #17 of 369
I guess I'm next.

Annakiss*
Elena
Erika
Jamie (djs_girl517)
Jodi (squeakermansmom) *
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Korin (chiromama) *
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Sweet Teach
Tara (tarablesue)
*Trisha (RaggedyAnn)
post #18 of 369
I'll jump in! May have to hand off responsibilities to someone if my week falls during the upcoming cross-country move (last wk of Sept/first week of Oct) but that doesn't look likely with 7 ahead of me just now.

Annakiss*
Elena
Erika
Jamie (djs_girl517)
Jodi (squeakermansmom) *
Joi (angstmommy)
Kash (Patchfire)
Kate (Elowyn) *
Korin (chiromama) *
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Sweet Teach
Tara (tarablesue)
*Trisha (RaggedyAnn)
post #19 of 369
hey ladies.... i am removing Elena, Kash (patchfire) and Tara (tarablesue) since they are all pregnant now......

Annakiss*
Erika
Jamie (djs_girl517)
Jodi (squeakermansmom) *
Joi (angstmommy)
Kate (Elowyn) *
Korin (chiromama) *
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Sweet Teach
*Trisha (RaggedyAnn)
post #20 of 369
I'm still here for the time-being....
(also updated asterisk denoting who's in charge of current thread)

*Annakiss*
Erika
Jamie (djs_girl517)*
Jodi (squeakermansmom) *
Joi (angstmommy)
Kate (Elowyn) *
Korin (chiromama) *
Sara (Mamaharsh)
Sweet Teach
Trisha (RaggedyAnn)
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