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post #1 of 165
Thread Starter 
For the past few months, spurred by your suggestions, we have been formulating a plan to better organize the Diapering forum and to suit all of your needs. We have taken input for those of you who wanted to give it and have decided that the best way to do this would be to have the main Diapering forum as a place to discuss general Diapering subjects. There is a new subforum that we have placed that has been initially titled "Stocking and Show Off." The Diapering Archives will be sifted through, the most helpful threads will be moved to the FAQ subforums and the rest will be merged into Diapering. All of the other subforums will remain as is at this time but we are hoping to make a couple of other useful changes in the coming months, including creating a central review forum for Diapering, Babywearing, and all other WAHM products that really do not have a place to be reviewed right now.

We would like to poll the users of this forum for thier suggestions in forum naming. We were thinking of changing Diapering to something like Diapering Basics or Diapering 101. We would also like input as to a final name for the new Stocking and Show Off forum. After we have received your request we will create a poll to select the names.
post #2 of 165
nak

Diapering 101 for main forum
Diapering Chat for sub-forum

i don't think newbies would have any problem figuring out what to post where.
post #3 of 165
So one forum would be for "diapering 101" threads and the other forum would be for stockings & show-offs? Where would all the other threads go?

I think it would be much better to have the main forum be for diapering chat (including stockings & show-offs & everything else that isn't "Diapering 101") and have a Diapering 101 sub-forum for newbie questions or whatever.
post #4 of 165
Thread Starter 
The sub forum will be for showing off and stocking tpye threads. Everything else will fall under the main forum.
post #5 of 165
Yay!!

I like Diapering Basics


I'm not sure about the subforum, but am not wild about the term "show off". just has some negative connotations for me.
post #6 of 165
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Originally Posted by wolfmama
but am not wild about the term "show off". just has some negative connotations for me.
agreed. just call it fluffymail or whatever...
post #7 of 165
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Originally Posted by trishshack
The sub forum will be for showing off and stocking tpye threads. Everything else will fall under the main forum.
In that case I don't think the main forum should be called "diapering 101" or anything similar. I think it should just be "diapering chat" or something broad like that. I would also like to go on record as being opposed to segregating stocking threads.
post #8 of 165
I don't like the term "show-off" either, but I wanted to say that those types of threads (along with the stocking threads) tend to take over the regular diaper chat, and then people's real problems & questions don't get answered or are ignored. So I think a separate sub-forum for the "show-off" threads & stockings is a good one.
post #9 of 165
I have to strongly disagree that questions aren't answered and problems are ignored. This is a very helpful board and I have seen SO many questions get answered and SO many problems get addressed or solved.
post #10 of 165
I am so happy about this- thanks for all the time and thought that went into the split, as well as for soliciting our suggestions and opinions!
post #11 of 165
Oh how cool! Thank you mods and thank you Cynthia for listening to our thoughts & concerns and for implementing a solution to benefit everyone.
post #12 of 165
Oops so excited that everything will be that much easier to find, that I forgot to say I like a name like Diapering 101, or Everything You Wanted to Know About Diapers for the larger forum. Maybe something like She Shops. She Stalks. She Scores! for the stocking and showing forum? :LOL
post #13 of 165
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Originally Posted by fullofgrace
Oops so excited that everything will be that much easier to find, that I forgot to say I like a name like Diapering 101, or Everything You Wanted to Know About Diapers for the larger forum. Maybe something like She Shops. She Stalks. She Scores! for the stocking and showing forum? :LOL
:LOL I like those names!

I personally can not decide whether it is more organized to have all the categories, or just more confusing. I guess it depends on how you are using the board. For those who come for info, this will be a good move. For those who come just to hang out as a community, this will make it more difficult.
post #14 of 165
I liked everything the way it was
post #15 of 165
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Originally Posted by MissSugarKane
I liked everything the way it was
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I agree w/Sustainer, questions ALWAYS get answered on this board, usually by many people. I don't see a problem with having a different show-off subforum, but could you please put the stockings back in the main diapering forum?
post #16 of 165
Maybe it's just me that gets ignored then.

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Originally Posted by fullofgrace
Oops so excited that everything will be that much easier to find, that I forgot to say I like a name like Diapering 101, or Everything You Wanted to Know About Diapers for the larger forum. Maybe something like She Shops. She Stalks. She Scores! for the stocking and showing forum? :LOL
I like these names!
post #17 of 165
On the rare occasion that a post doesn't get replied to, it's almost always simply because no one who's on the board at the moment happens to have an answer to the question. If that happens, just wait until a later time when there are different people on the board, and bump your thread.

I have to say, though, I'm starting to feel like it's supposed to be our purpose in life or something to answer the questions. There seems to be an attitude that people have a "right" to have their questions answered.

We all answer questions all the time here and we are happy to do it, but I for one am afraid that I might start feeling a little less happy about it if I feel like I am *obligated* to do it, or like I'm being *forced* to focus on the questions.
post #18 of 165
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Originally Posted by teddybearmom
I don't like the term "show-off" either, but I wanted to say that those types of threads (along with the stocking threads) tend to take over the regular diaper chat, and then people's real problems & questions don't get answered or are ignored. So I think a separate sub-forum for the "show-off" threads & stockings is a good one.
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post #19 of 165
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Originally Posted by Sustainer
There seems to be an attitude that people have a "right" to have their questions answered.
I thought that was sort of the purpose of having a "discussion" board?

Newbies have questions, so unless you want the board to become a clique for experienced CD'ers only, questions are kind of a fact of life. And even the experienced CD'ers have occasional questions.

I'm a newbie, and I'm very thankful for all the questions that get posted and answered on this board. And if questions were to go unanswered, it would make the newbies feel like we're not wanted - we're not part of the clique. I would hate to see that happen on this board, because it's such a friendly and helpful board. And isn't the ultimate goal to have more babies successfully CD'd, regardless of if it's in a flat or a super duper hyena diaper?

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Originally Posted by Sustainer
I might start feeling a little less happy about it if I feel like I am *obligated* to do it, or like I'm being *forced* to focus on the questions.
I haven't seen any mention of requiring people to answer questions in order to be allowed to post? If you don't want to answer questions, you don't have to. No one is forcing you to post in question threads. The types of posts you do shouldn't change due to the addition of subforums.
post #20 of 165
I like the idea of dividing the info!

I agree with PP about not giving any kind of name to the forum that is going to have a mix of info in it. If you name it Diapering 101 and someone who is not new to diapering asks a question, how will they know it is OK to post it there? Sometimes a quite experienced diaperer can have problems and questions, too.
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