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post #21 of 644
Quite frankly, I don't go to diapering anymore. Its too split up and I can't figure out where to post what, or where to look for info. I came here as a newbie, specifically for the diapering forum, and never got confused, was able to find answers to my q's and quite honestly, had a TON of fun over there. I don't go past the frontpage anymore. It is no longer a forum. It is too fragmented to be considered that.
post #22 of 644
Well then I hope the optional view that I've placed will help you feel more comfortable

Please have a look at the homepage now. You'll find Diapering: Classic View as an optional view that combines the subforums threads into one list.
post #23 of 644
As one who was a cloth diapering newbie, I recall having to post a question several times in order to get a response, and it often seemed that most of the threads were about stalking stockings, or a discussion between a few people about one particular style of diaper. It was hard to use the forum, and I usually just went elsewhere and answered my questions myself. I would search the archives, I would bump my post, but would find that I wasn't getting my questions answered.

Anyway, that's just my perspective, and I don't actually use the forum now because most of my questions about diapering have been answered, other than, where do I sell my old used diapers and covers, since I never get replies on the trading post.
post #24 of 644
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I don't actually use the forum now because most of my questions about diapering have been answered, other than, where do I sell my old used diapers and covers, since I never get replies on the trading post.
One of the things we were just discussing on another thread is that the sales from the trading post might pick up if the show and tell threads were allowed on the main board. People used to read about diapers and see pictures of them and then go to the trading post and buy them.
post #25 of 644
I can tell you that I left Diapering and post much less at MDC in general as a direct result of the split, and I know of many others like me.

Pookietooth, could you post links to your newbie threads that you're talking about?
post #26 of 644
I took the liberty of searching for Pookietooth's threads in Diapering. There were 9. Only one of them received no responces (a question about certain laundry products causing buildup on certain fabrics). The rest received multiple responces, sometimes as many as 10 or even 20 or more. None of the threads were bumped by the OP before they received responses.
post #27 of 644
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Originally Posted by Jennisee
I can tell you that I left Diapering and post much less at MDC in general as a direct result of the split, and I know of many others like me.
D-I-T-T-O

Being controlled and left with no voice is a total turn off. Especially to us crunchies.
post #28 of 644
Well you know how I feel about the split I know I made it pretty clear. Totally against it, completely upset over how the diapering regulars' opinions were COMPLETELY discounted and p!$$ed because some people who called for the split acted like hyenas were snotty pampered rich kids who paraded around in Hummers.

I don't even go to the main forum anymore to answer newbie questions. I have to admit I was pretty upset over the fact that TPTB didn't give a rat's ass about our opinions.
post #29 of 644
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Originally Posted by Jennisee
I can tell you that I left Diapering and post much less at MDC in general as a direct result of the split, and I know of many others like me.
: My thoughts exactly.
post #30 of 644
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Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher
Well then I hope the optional view that I've placed will help you feel more comfortable

Please have a look at the homepage now. You'll find Diapering: Classic View as an optional view that combines the subforums threads into one list.
where?
post #31 of 644
I think the split is no good.To put it simply I mean, sure, the idea is nice-but doesn't play out well. And honestly, if I first came to the boards now, instead of a year and a half ago, I would be confused. Like-hyena wha??? Show and Tell? I mean, it was confusing at first to see everything all clumped together as a newbie, but I learned SO much all at once. If the main reason people want the split is to try and get some peace between frugal diapering mammas and hyenas, it's a silly reason.
post #32 of 644
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Originally Posted by averymybaby
where?

If you are on the main forums page (you know, the http://www.mothering.com/discussions/index.php one), scroll down to the section of forums under Natural Family Living where the diapering forum is. At Diapering there are two links to view the diaper forums now. The are labeled as Diapering and Diapering: Classic View

If you click on Diapering: Classic View, it shows all the threads from all the diapering subforums together, instead of separated by forum. If you click the link I just made (hopefully the link worked!) you'll see it.
post #33 of 644
I dont like it. I really dont like it. I remember there were SOOO many posts months back...it was great...and now..I can go 2 or 3 days without checking and come back and there is half a page MAYBE of posts.

I dont like the classic view because you cannot post in CV Then if you go ina thread to post once you post you have to go completely out of diapering into the subject NFL then go back into diapering...you cant just do a quick click and be back to the board.

I dont like it and i want it back the way it was. There is my .02
post #34 of 644
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Originally Posted by Sustainer
One of the things we were just discussing on another thread is that the sales from the trading post might pick up if the show and tell threads were allowed on the main board. People used to read about diapers and see pictures of them and then go to the trading post and buy them.
I know this is true for me - I loved seeing what was hot, even tho a lot of the time it was out of my reach, and it's a bother hitting several different dipe related forums when I have limited time, and frequent other MDC forums now as well. Now I need newborn dipes and am just not motivated to go looking for them. Reading about what the hyena/"in the know" moms were liking got me to go try out new dipes and I usually hit the TP for them. Now, I also have nice dipes to sell, and since the TP is so slow they are sitting in DS' bedroom gathering dust. I keep hoping it's going to pick up over there so I don't have to lose a lot of money. (If anyone knows where else I can go to sell these besides ebay, please PM me! )

I also agree that this switch is in some way adversely affecting the WAHM's. Less "buzz" about what's out there translates to less business for them.

I went to the diapering forums this week for the first time in ages... and now probably won't go back again for awhile. Not much goin' on over there. It used to be my first and often only stop at MDC.

I MUCH preferred it the "old way" and don't understand what the big deal is regarding putting it back - I think the users' needs should really be given more emphasis in this. It's plain old marketing, folks, meet the users' needs or they will ditch. It's only a matter of time til someone starts up a new board and we'll all be gone.
post #35 of 644
Just another little plea to put it back the way it was. I don't have time to go and read in a bunch of little forums. I do appreciate how MDC is organized so every-single-topic doesn't end up in the same overloaded forum, but I think sometimes it has been taken too far and this is one of those cases.
post #36 of 644
Another plea to put it back the way it was. No one who actually posted in diapering asked for this. This used to be the first board I looked at and now I hardly come here. The split has allowed for those who do post in Show and Tell to be targets and that is not a comfortable feeling. I've let my subscriptions lapse so you're losing my financial support as well as my input.
post #37 of 644
I used to post a lot in diapering, and now I don't post there at all. The split changed everything. I don't even go in there but once or twice a week, and only for a minute, rarely even open threads. Just sad.
post #38 of 644
please put it back. I know I'm probably just talking to myself over here, but the split sent a message to many of us Diapering regulars. While I'm complaining...is it possible we could be allowed to discuss where diapering choices fit into NFL? Could we be allowed to hash out the issue once and for all?
post #39 of 644
I really don't get why it's so hard to

1) check out show and tell

then

2) check out regular diapering

it's just a matter of drag point click
post #40 of 644
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Originally Posted by stacey0402
.is it possible we could be allowed to discuss where diapering choices fit into NFL? Could we be allowed to hash out the issue once and for all?
there are a few threads on the regular diapering forum about just this subject right now!
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