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Should we switch to a social group or stay as a due date club?

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<p>So, what does everyone think; should we switch to a social group or stay as a due date club? Vote yes for switching & no for staying as a DDC (sorry, I can't edit the poll)</p>
 

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<p>I didn't vote yet - just had a question.</p>
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<p>If we went to a social group that means we would always have an active place to chat, right?  Unlike the DDCs that close after 3ish months post-baby?  My last DDC just started a thread in the baby forum, but it's dead...and I miss hearing about those kids.</p>
 

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<p>yeah, that's how i understand it to be- i guess enough people have lamented the loss of community after the DDCs close.  those LWAB threads rarely work to keep the community vibrant.</p>
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<p>with my last baby, a number of us went and opened a new board off-site after the DDC closed, so that we could continue our relationships post-baby.  we've had numerous meet-ups around the country over the last 3.5 years, and we've been able to remain in close touch with each other.  i liked the privacy of going to another board (versus the public nature of MDC, where anyone on the web can read what you type)- it has allowed us to really grow very close and personal with one another, but it HAS been another board to go to each day.</p>
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<p>i like the idea of the social groups as a solution to the DDC-shutdown issues, but it's still not going to be private, which would be dreamy.  alas.</p>
 

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<p>Sorry if this sounds silly...I'm not really familiar enough with discussion boards to really understand what either entails! <span id="user_yui_3_3_0_8_131441121938415"><img alt="redface.gif" id="user_yui_3_3_0_8_131441121938414" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>also, some interesting thoughts in the original thread on the topic (i never read it before now).</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1327212/social-groups-are-here">http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1327212/social-groups-are-here</a></p>
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<p>i don't think that this DDC would cease to exist if we opened a social group, so it might break apart the conversations that we have already started.  i wonder if it wouldn't make more sense to open a social group once the DDC is ready to close, just so that we keep everyone together in one place until we're all ready to move over there at once.</p>
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<p>i think that for now, there is nothing of much value that a social group would do that we can't do here in the DDC, unless i'm missing something.  i vote to stay put in the DDC for now- we can open a social group later.</p>
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<p>and i reserve the right to change my mind on this question!  <span id="user_yui_3_3_0_8_131441071090516"><img alt="lol.gif" id="user_yui_3_3_0_8_131441071090515" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"></span></p>
 

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I'm in with starting a social group *or* another board post-baby...but I can't start the new board as I'm not tech-y at all.
 

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<p>I agree with HardCoreMom. I would hate to see the conversations in this thread lost during pregnancy, so I would vote for starting a social club after our babies are born.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>demoonunit</strong> <a href="/community/t/1327405/social-group#post_16627290"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I agree with HardCoreMom. I would hate to see the conversations in this thread lost during pregnancy, so I would vote for starting a social club after our babies are born.</p>
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<br><br><p>I agree!</p>
 

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<p>Please vote in the poll up top so it's easier to see what everyone wants to do. Yes for switching to a social club, No for staying a due date club.</p>
 

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<p>I voted no, but just to be clear, I agree... let's stay here for now, and then post-baby let's create a social group to continue the conversations :)</p>
 

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<p>I agree with futuremamaheather. Let's stay here for now and create a social group when this forum would normally close. Yay, best of both worlds. <span id="user_yui_3_3_0_8_131465171274215"><img alt="eat.gif" id="user_yui_3_3_0_8_131465171274214" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eat.gif"></span><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>futuremamaheather</strong> <a href="/community/t/1327405/social-group#post_16628186"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I voted no, but just to be clear, I agree... let's stay here for now, and then post-baby let's create a social group to continue the conversations :)</p>
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