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#1 of 25 Old 03-24-2008, 10:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know it's a bit early for this, but seeing as how some of us will probably start having our babies in a few weeks ( and life is going to get hectic, I thought maybe we should open the discussion now. Me starting this thread is in NO WAY me volunteering to take this on or be the decision maker . I am not technically savvy when it comes to this kind of stuff. I'm just throwing it out there and hoping those of you who know more will pipe up and take over the process .

According to the DDC guidelines, our DDC will close one month after the due date month, so I assume that means around the end of June. With my old DDC, we just migrated over to Life With a Babe (and now Toddlers), and kept a monthly thread going and everyone just posted to that one thread. But we were a small group that got even smaller since many people were just too busy to keep up. It's nice because it stayed on MDC, but sometimes it's annoying to have everything on one thread, yk? I know some of the other DDCs go to an outside hosting site (Yahoo groups, etc.) and just keep their DDC going as its own forum. The downside to this is someone has to set it up and manage it (hopefully we would never need a moderator!), and it means one more place on the internet to "go". FWIW, I was lurking in one of the DDCs a while back while they were going through this and there were a lot of people against Yahoo groups (for poor usability, etc.). They ended up choosing someplace else, although I can't remember where .

I can see it going either way. Frankly, I fear that once I have two kids on my hands, I will not be nearly as active here as I am now. OTOH, my time on MDC is a sanity saver for me, and provides me with much needed adult "conversation" that is otherwise lacking in my day-to-day life (I have great friends, but who sees their friends every day?). So I don't necessarily have a preference one way or another, but I'm guessing some of you will!

So ... what do you guys think?

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I'm still very new here but I would like to continue past the one month point. I don't have ideas other than Yahoo Groups.
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I'm another voter for at least trying to keep the group together, wherever it is. I'm up for anything, MDC or Yahoo or whatever. I could also be convinced to be a co-moderator if it comes to it.

Have you considered Google Groups? It's more e-mail based, I believe, but there are lots of options.

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I'm pretty bad at keeping up with things that aren't at either one of my two stomping grounds (here included).
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I'd rather stay at MDC, but if the majority want to move to yahoogroups I could help with setup. I've got a bunch of yahoogroups I run already.

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I would love to have our own little place. I feel like we'd get way more separated on the babies board. Of course I would still post here but I would love to stay together in a way.

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I am definitely horrible already about posting on here on a regular basis. I READ almost every post written, but responding is sporadic at best for me and this will be baby #3. :

I'd love to stay here somewhere, but I know things can get crazy trying to just FIND threads on here sometimes.

Anyone out there know how to set up php bulletin boards? we could make one for May 2008 mamas and rule the entire place!!
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I would love to have our own group or board or something, Shanana was it january you where thinking about? this is a thread here where they link to their new board http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=851637
so we can see what they have done, it seems like it would be easier to keep in touch if we were all together somewhere.
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My DDC from my son in 2005 migrated to a site called deadfrog. Now, it is run by one of the ladies that was in that DDC. The upside is that you can be a ton more candid than you can be here. Very few things are user violations. And it is more private. We have to log in to access our specific group. Most of the girls have stayed, and we are super close, even those that post just once a day or so.
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I am up for either ideas.

My DDC (Feb 2004) for my son is still together on a private board. We weren't on MDC though. A private board is what we wanted so we were free to say whatever we want without restrictions.

But whatever. I would like to stay together.

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I want to stay together too! It doesn't matter to matter to me where, I'm on MDC a lot and I can also go elsewhere.

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I would prefer bulletin or something similar to Yahoo or a one thread group over in babies. We're a darn chatty group and that thread would get out of control! I know nothing about setting up those, btw, but I don't think it's hard.
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I run a Google Group for something else and would be happy to admin one for our DDC. I've been very pleased with the user interface, etc.

The only hassle is setting it up, and after that it's pretty low maintenance for the admin(s). So if we do this, I vote to get everyone registered now while the baby's still inside me.

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I run a Google Group for something else and would be happy to admin one for our DDC. I've been very pleased with the user interface, etc.

The only hassle is setting it up, and after that it's pretty low maintenance for the admin(s). So if we do this, I vote to get everyone registered now while the baby's still inside me.

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I'll be a second vote for that one.

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So who's gonna set up the poll to decide?

Not many folks usually respond to me but it would be fun to keep a group of same time mommies...

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In another DDC I belong to that started on baby center, they started their own board.
BUT I can guarantee that if this group moves to a separate venue, I won't be visiting because it's just one more site to visit.

Also e-mail based groups are a no-go for me, they take way too much time to read. I'm on one yahoogroup and it's a struggle to read there as well as here, a UC board and check my e-mail.

So I guess I'm saying, I'd rather just stick with something on MDC.

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I would prefer bulletin or something similar to Yahoo or a one thread group over in babies. We're a darn chatty group and that thread would get out of control! I know nothing about setting up those, btw, but I don't think it's hard.
We ARE a chatty group. I've noticed that too!

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So I guess I'm saying, I'd rather just stick with something on MDC.
Is there any way we could approach MDC about setting up Baby Clubs similar to DDC and see if they'd be willing to make the new forums?
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Is there any way we could approach MDC about setting up Baby Clubs similar to DDC and see if they'd be willing to make the new forums?
I was thinking along the same lines, soemthing like a sub-forum.

I don't want to leave anyone out

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Is there any way we could approach MDC about setting up Baby Clubs similar to DDC and see if they'd be willing to make the new forums?
I like this idea. I've already joined two yahoogroups (a local AP and a local VBAC) and my inbox is out of control. I like the idea of staying at MDC if we can but the one thread thing would get out of control.

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Is there any way we could approach MDC about setting up Baby Clubs similar to DDC and see if they'd be willing to make the new forums?
I love this idea.

If it doesn't work, then I think a good compromise/solution might be to do a thread in Life with a Babe and have a separate board for those who are interested. I doubt I will have the time to join another message board, so my activity would be limited to MDC, but if there are mamas who wish to do a separate board, by all means, you should feel free to do so. I think keeping us in LWAB is a good call though, since a lot of us will be checking out that board anyway when our little ones arrive.
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Is there any way we could approach MDC about setting up Baby Clubs similar to DDC and see if they'd be willing to make the new forums?
I would love this! I'm sure other DDCs have wanted this too.

Who wants to ask? How? Puppyfluffer? Or someone who already has a relationship w/ MDC? Would you be willing to propose this to them?
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We could ask... but I pretty much promise they'll say no. Groups have asked for years for specific sub-forums for topics before they happen. It's just too big of a board to have a thousand sub-forums.

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I will go along with whatever, but I can tell you that I feel far more comfortable sharing things like pictures, names, details, ect on the private board than here. This is just too public of a forum. I think that is why most of the groups end up leaving to go somewhere else. More privacy.
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I'm fine with whatever everyone decides!

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