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post #141 of 227
It's OK ~ I was just attempting (poorly) to be silly! ild

I like this forum the way it is. Heather, I think you and Lala are doing a GREAT JOB!! I like the fluff 'n' stuff being easily reached right here with all our other diaper discussions. If there are ways to make it more appealing to more people, I'm open to that, too.

Like Wendy, I think I'll try and do my part by carving some time into my 'internet time' to branch out here on MDC a bit.
post #142 of 227
Mommykins I thought it was pretty funny! :LOL Even though I think things are fine here just as they are. I see lots of welcomes to newbies and I apologize if I don't join in a welcome, it's not on purpose - I have a bad habit of not going to the second page for thread subjects forgetting this is a busy board wtih three pages devoted to one day's worth of fluff n' stuff, q&a, etc.:

Does this make me OT from the OP> : I'll come back after I nurse the baby with a more "On" reply.

edited because I needed to clarify.
post #143 of 227
Okay...I guess overall I want to know what is the desired outcome? Really, I think things are fine the way they are, I don't see too many posts that are so OT that they don't relate in some way to diapering.

That we stop posting OT on diapering and post to other boards within MDC, correct?

And what about the SOS threads, the Fuz ponderings, Line drying stories, etc.? Are those considered OT? Are we supposed to post them in TAO and hope diapering people read it? I guess that's what I'm really questioning.

And why is it any harder to wade though the posts in "new posts" than it is in each fora? It will be in new posts regardless, right :

post #144 of 227
a whole "fluff n stuff" sub-forum would defeat the purpose - yes you'd be able to look in the diapering forum and see less posts but if you did "view new threads" you would still see the same amount of posts.
I like simonee's idea of making one sticky for chit chat. let it get as long as the mods want it and then unstick it and start a new one. either stop by post count or stop by a certain time period. in there you can post all the fluffy mail you are waiting on, all the neat stuff you are stalking, etc.
post #145 of 227
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Originally posted by flminivanmama
a whole "fluff n stuff" sub-forum would defeat the purpose - yes you'd be able to look in the diapering forum and see less posts but if you did "view new threads" you would still see the same amount of posts.
Yeah, you are right. I just got carried away : It sounded good at the time.

I don't think I understand the sticky idea? Like all the posts would be under one heading? So SOS would be followed by a Fuz post followed by a response to the SOS post? Or would there be a sticky for SOS day, a sticky when one wanted to talk Fuz, etc.?
post #146 of 227
I don't know - I guess we'd have to work it out... I think the best way to see is just to try it. call it fluff'n'stuff or hyena chat or whatever and sticky it and just see how it goes. put all our mail call posts etc in there, I guess.
post #147 of 227
That sounds awful convoluted and confusing to be stuck in all one thread :

nak
post #148 of 227
okay, well then I'm fresh out of ideas
post #149 of 227
i have an idea on decreasing clutter.
what if all the posts on stalking, stocking, missing stockings, what did you buy today, fluffy mail call, current auctions etc. were left up for a set period of time? like 48 hours? because they have a pretty short shelf life, and no real value for archiving purposes.
is that stupid or pointless?
post #150 of 227
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Originally posted by flminivanmama
okay, well then I'm fresh out of ideas
Me too :
post #151 of 227
Ok...so basically the OP is not a "diapering regular" so she hasn o interest in wading through all the diapering posts - ot or not - in the view new posts - so what should we do....

I honestly like things the way they are. Diapering has already changed so much, in good ways of course, since I've started posting here over a year ago. How many subforums are we really going to need? I know we're busy, but it is just not going to take away from the overall effect from MDC and Diapering being busy and growing. I think Diapering is pretty organized, but I dont' want to see organizational overkill.

And I think the supermods have done a tremendous job!! I don't know what Heather was thinking when she took on co-mod, but I think she's gone above the call of duty.

I encourage people to have a gander outside of Diapering, but I don't think they should be shamed into it (Diapering is too busy, go someplace else!) if they are not comfortable. I'm definately a creature of habit , resistant to change, so I can sympathize.

I had a point...I hope you can find it....:LOL

I'd like to re-suggest how I go about surfing mothering. I have my personal MDC User Control Panel bookmarked and I look at what new threads I've already posted to, or started. I also have my favorite forums saved on that page. When I'm done with the threads I started/replied to, I then go to a forum and look at the recent discussions. When I'm done, I go back to user control panel. This way you're not wading through threads you have no interest in.
post #152 of 227
a few more words from the peanut gallery;

Everyone should just be a little more aware and avoid flagrant OTisms.

What makes "that MDC diapering board" what it is, is what it IS. What we all, as a group, make it. People who want to post every two hours about what they have on each of their children on a huge long hard to read board can go to PP. I come to MDC because of the attitude towards cloth and it's peripherals; the humour of the ladies here, the stalking, the deep commitment to cloth diapering and the fluff'n'stuff - it all makes this board what it is, and what it's known for.

Through reading this discussion, I have seen and empathised with all of the sides expressed. I don't want there to be a drastic change to what this forum is. Of course it will evolve, and we can all take part in guiding that evolution; but I don't want it to fundamentally change.

As far as the sticky idea goes...it doesn't even have to be sticky! The first person to get here in the am can put a FLUFFY MAIL 07/05!!! and we can all yap about our fluffies for the day. Or "calling all stalkers 07/05! or fluff'n'suff 07/05 kind of thang...and use these for our fluff. I'm just yakkin. tossing ideas out there. i am gonna go because the direction of the convo has probably changed as I sat here typing
post #153 of 227
As someone who only posts rarely to this forum (especially now that we're putting the diaper sewing posts in sewing & crafts), I must say that I very rarely see OT posts here, at least not blatant ones. I love all the "fluffy" stuff, even though I don't read it all, I think that's what makes the board great and I don't think that's what was meant by OT stuff but I'm not sure. I can totally understand the mommas here feeling attacked thinking that was what the OP meant by OT, but I didn't get the impression that it was what was meant.

Perhaps the OP and any others who agreed with her could clarify what OT posts you were referring to and all of us could promise to be better about posting things like that in the appropriate forums.

I do think it was a uncalled for and even mean and rude to attack this board for not being comfortable posting on other boards. That really isn't the best way to make the other boards seem inviting, IMO, and just makes everyone feel more defensive. I see nothing wrong with wanting to hang out where you're comfortable, though I can also vouch for a lot of other boards around here, there's lots of nice mommas all over MDC
post #154 of 227
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Originally posted by rubelin
Perhaps the OP and any others who agreed with her could clarify what OT posts you were referring to and all of us could promise to be better about posting things like that in the appropriate forums.
Okay, one more time: posting specific examples of OT threads is in violation of the User Rules. If you don't want this thread shut down, then please, stop asking for the examples.

If anyone wants examples of OT threads in Diapering or anywhere else, a simple browsing of a forum should be sufficient. You will see 'MOVED:' and the post that was moved.

No amount of OTs will be agreed upon as 'too much' or 'not that many'.

The mods will continue to move posts that do not belong in the forum they are originally posted. Much more so now that so many are aware of this issue.

Life will go on. My posts will be moved again if needed, other's posts will be moved, some will respond, some will PM, some won't respond.

It will all be okay.
post #155 of 227
Isn't this really just about the age-old bb problem of "you don't want to read about it? don't click on it!"?

Seriously - isn't this WAY out of hand considering the people complaining aren't regulars on the diapering board?
post #156 of 227
Um, some vauge and non-specific examples of OT posts would include posts that are general announcements -- births, etc. Or questions about household cleaning products. Or disscussions about CIO, breastfeeding, or nightwaking. Questions about sick babies, new pets, etc.

I have to say that I don't understand why this thread is being met with such outrage. It has to be at least every couple months that Heather or LaLa posts a sticky asking that threads be kept on topic. All we are doing is reiterating an already existing rule, and pointing out that there are valid reasons for it.
post #157 of 227
quote: Originally posted by mamaduck
Can I just say, that I don't think it is only a matter of annoyance. SO many times I have gone through the most recent new posts, spotted interesting topics, read them, and wanted to jump in -- only to realize the WHOOPS, this is an off-topic post in diapering, and since I'm not a CDing mama, and these posts are CLEARLY not open to me, but only the select group of mamas who have gotten to know each other here -- and then well, I feel out in the cold.

If you put your posts in the appropriate forums, then I will feel welcome to respond to them and to get to know you all. The feeling I get though, is that you are not too interested in my responses, or in getting to know me.
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The eloquent mamaduck said it better than I could have.
Peace,
alsoSarah
post #158 of 227
Yes, Sandra Dee, it is way out of hand for us non-regulars to be participating like this! Can you imagine? Sheesh. The gall.

I believe Heather Sanders is considered a 'regular', yes? Maybe her words can be helpful in this time.

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Thank you for this thread - I am definitely taking this to heart as I think that I 'forget' at times that I need to move OT threads. Heck, I'm sure I've started a few in my moderating time as irresponsible as that sounds.
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It is understandable that this would irritate those that might not post to Diapering (as in, they no longer have diaper aged children and therefore, it is not a need of theirs), but are looking for other threads of interest. And I can definitely see how it would frustrate a momma that would like to respond to a thread, but recognize it is out of its appropriate forum.
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Think of it this way - would you not find it odd to respond to a Diapering Thread in . . . say . . . Healthy Home or Personal Growth? Instead you'd wonder, "What in the world?" See what I mean? In this case I think it would be better to not respond and just PM a moderator to move it to the appropriate forum and then possibly respond there - or respond and then add the peaceful suggestion that it would receive more attention in the appropriate forum as was suggested by mama2kyla above.
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I agree that appropriate posts need to be in their appropriate forums.
(emphasis added)
post #159 of 227
ITA Sandra Dee!!! I love coming here and i would like the board to stay exactly how it is. I feel like were all a bunch of friends who happen to share the same obsession I like hearing about whats going on with you guys. I like being able to get on hear and complain about how fat my baby is or how my dh is gonna kill me for all the money i've spent. I mean come on people, this is a COMMUNITY!
post #160 of 227
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Originally posted by mamaduck
Um, some vauge and non-specific examples of OT posts would include posts that are general announcements -- births, etc. Or questions about household cleaning products. Or disscussions about CIO, breastfeeding, or nightwaking. Questions about sick babies, new pets, etc.

I just don't see a lot of these, and I am here a lot (I post other places). Often in a thread about TTO, for example- it has to do with diapers rinse cycle, or a pet has to do with how it peed in the diaper bag. Or how to fit PJs over a giant cloth diaper butt. It seems diapering moms would have the most info on this. It seems like most of them are on topic to me.

Heather or LaLa moves them otherwise. I just don't see the problem. And why can't you post to something about diapers, remembering when you diapered? I post in homebirth about other people's homebirths, remembering my own even though I am not having any more kids. I post in pregnancy also, because I was pregnat even though I will not be again. If you diapered, you can talk about diapers! There are even moms here who have yet to conceive who want to cloth diaper!
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