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<p>Some of you would be interested in a private Facebook group ?</p>
<p>I've open another DDC by mistake and ended up in a post about their Facebook group, I was so happy to join in and then I realize I was in the wrong place.</p>
<p>The thing is I really like to come to mothering but I find it quite unpleasant from my phone and it would be way easier to share pictures and small chat after the births.</p>
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<p>(I'm in a private Facebook group of mother from my neighborhood, so just to answer those who would have questions about how it works: you have to be invited by a member to join, and if you're not a member you can't even find the group from search, nobody that aren't members can see what you post there, you can't share to your wall something you read there.)</p>
 

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<p>I'm happy to move to a FB group once the babies have arrived ... but until then, I like the MDC forums! It seems once a FB page/group starts, everything falls away from here, and the people here who have been part of the group all along, but don't use FB, miss out on all the baby announcements!</p>
 

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I would love a fb group, esp after we've all had our babies. Its been so nice getting to know you all! I'm on a couple of fb groups and I don't think I've seen an organized way to sort discussions on it. I do like how the threads are handled here.
 

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<p>I would join a FB group, but I agree, I like the Mothering boards for announcements as well. Then after the births we could move to FB? </p>
 

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<p>I'm not pulled to Mothering forums at all, to be honest, and only check in once a week or so. I find them not near as active as they once were, so I'm all for a private FB group. FB groups, IME (I'm part of 2 DDC's) are much more in depth and active. I like that a FB group can be much more private; I sensor myself and intentionally don't share much here. (I honestly didn't truly get to know my past, fellow DDC mates until fb groups were formed...)</p>
 

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<p>My last ddc from mothering is still a very active facebook group and I love it!</p>
 

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<p>I'm not pulled to Mothering forums at all, to be honest, and only check in once a week or so. I find them not near as active as they once were, so I'm all for a private FB group. FB groups, IME (I'm part of 2 DDC's) are much more in depth and active. I like that a FB group can be much more private; I sensor myself and intentionally don't share much here. (I honestly didn't truly get to know my past, fellow DDC mates until fb groups were formed...)</p>
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<p>I could have written this verbatim. MDC is not like it used to be years ago and I have really restricted my activity here due to the lack of privacy settings.</p>
 

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I have a question about FB, groups, & privacy. Lately I've been getting things in my feed advertising groups FB thinks I might want to join. Some of these groups say they are private, but I can still see the profile pictures of the group members. Such as, apparently one of my friends is in a group for parents with kids with thyroid issues. I didn't know this about my friend's child, and it made me feel weird to know it since it supposedly was a private group. Also, why is FB asking me if I want to join? I've never mentioned anything about thyroids on there.<br>
Would this happen with a group we set up for ourselves? I'm not really inclined to trust FB when it comes to privacy.
 

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<p>I figure on here we have no privacy, so on facebook we have a bit more. I think if our group is named something like June mamas it wouldn't really be a big deal. I actually prefer posting on facebook because I know only the group members can see instead of anyone who happens to come to the site.</p>
 
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<p>There are several kinds of FB groups, the kind that are closed/secret, which you must be invited to join, and do not show up in searches -- that's the kind my other MDC DDC moved to. Then there are ones where members are visible, but content is not visible, and the other completely open ones, where everything - members & content is visible to all, but you must be a member to post I think (I'm not in any like that, so I'm not sure how open they are).</p>
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<p>Here's the most recent definitions of the groups, from FB itself.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/help/220336891328465#What-are-the-privacy-options-for-groups" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/help/220336891328465#What-are-the-privacy-options-for-groups</a></p>
 

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Thanks for the info <a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/164269/SynEpona">@SynEpona</a> !
 

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<p>So are we voting on a name, yet?  Volunteers to be the administrators/hosts?<br>
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If we're waiting till babes are here, then I suggest we just *wait*, and let it happen as it will, closer to the end of June/early July, once most/all of the babies have arrived.</p>
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<p>If you go look at some of the other DDC, they turn into ghost towns with just a couple non-FB users posting 'where is everyone' once the the FB page opens, and I'd hate for there to be a couple non-FB users still here, missing all the updates throughout June!</p>
 
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<p>I'm totally OK with waiting closer to june to start the group if people fear that it will take to many people away from mothering.</p>
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<p>I could do the set-up and be one of admins (I think we should be at least 3. If it's a secret group, then somebody have to answer fairly quickly to the invitation requests and we will be quite distracted around the time the group will take place).</p>
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<p>I would vote for the secret group since the only way to know about it would be from this forum, no need to appear in Facebook searches and I like the opportunity to post pictures without second thoughts in a private group.</p>
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<p>But really I would join in any setting.</p>
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<p>You can PM me your Facebook infos and I'll send you a friendship request (my profile pic is the same here and on Facebook), when we'll set-up the group I'll add everyone I'm already friend with.</p>
 

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I would be much more active in a Facebook group. I'm in two local attachment parenting groups as well as a local baby wearing group, I'm a big fan of Facebooks group format. We would want a secret group which is invite only. If rather see it start sooner than later, but I'll jump on board whenever it's started. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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<p>I like the idea to move after babies arrive.</p>
 

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<p>I agreeing about switching to FB once the babies arrive. I will admit, I love to browse the April/May DDC's to see when new babies arrive and read the discussions and baby announcements. Is that weird? It is getting so close for us, I love seeing the journey we are all on just month ahead... When it is a ghost town, it's so anti-climatic, but then there is the element of privacy that I totally understand as well.</p>
 

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I'm also down for a Facebook group- I don't post here that much.. But I can't wait to see all the babies and keep up!
 

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<p><span class="huddler-mention">@</span><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/u/59665/sihaya">Sihaya</a> volunteered to admin the group and she have some admin experience and knowledge about Facebook groups admin settings :)</p>
<p>I still think we could use a third person to help so if one of you is interested you could PM either me or Sihaya.</p>
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<p>For the start date and privacy setting I would say we could give ourselves couple more days to let people share their opinion and make a proposition next week.</p>
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<p>But I'm really happy about the interest of many to participate since for me, the last days of pregnancy / firsts weeks with baby, I not sure I'll be willing to go downstairs and sit to my computer often, so it would be great to be able to share updates and tips easily from my phone. I feel really lucky knowing I'll have support from mothers who will be living comparable experiences at the same time. And since I'm due at the very end of the DDC it will be a great reminder of what to expect, after all my first will be 4 1/2 yr old.</p>
 
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