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31/07/2014 at 16:37
But come on, this place is tumbleweed central!! Even I'm not coming on now, there's posts from about 3 days ago on page 2. I remember on hitched where you could have 3 pages to catch up on in an afternoon.
I don't know what to say!
31/07/2014 at 17:42
31/07/2014 at 17:47
It's just so hard to post quickly on here!
31/07/2014 at 18:02
I am about, but I don't feel like I've got much to contribute.
We're trying to conceive number 2 and it'scompletely different to how it was back when I was trying for the 1st time. It's almost as if the first load of us who frequented the boards have gone on to have babies and don't have the same time as before.
31/07/2014 at 18:10
I agree....something needs to be done to drive traffic back in. I know we've had an influx of BAs recently so lots are tied up with newborns too, but I know for a fact a lot of people have just given up trying. I know I font check as much as I used to, and I've given up starting 3rd tri threads as on the whole it's just so quiet ( and difficult with a 2 year old trying to mug me for my phone ;-) ) if things carry on like this I can't see me posting much post baby :-(
31/07/2014 at 18:12
I'm around but I don't have much to add at the moment.
I do wish there was more threads to post on but I suppose I'm as guilty at not starting threads.
31/07/2014 at 18:17
I know people are busy and will have their hands full with new babies, but as imp says there's nothing to post on. I had less time to check on MD when I was working all day but when I did come on there were always a good few posts so if I was short on time I would reply to those that I could contribute to or that I was perhaps going to post something similar and then catch up reading posts on my way home or at night.
The board doesn't move from morning to night now and that means I don't bother checking as there will be nothing to read. I tried with a MiA post, I've tried with my million questions but even I'm getting to the point I cba :(
31/07/2014 at 18:34
I don't really know what the answer is. We don't get anyone new joining really and I'm sure those that do don't stick around long when they see how dead it is.
I didn't get chance to start a 3rd Tri thread this morning and when I checked earlier no one else had either so I did wonder what's the point if I'm honest.
I'm not sure that people being tied up with newborns, etc is the problem as that would've been the same on Hitched BT and that was always busy.
31/07/2014 at 18:42
I'm another guilty of not posting much, even on the tri threads. I know it was suggested before but would it be worth, posting OT threads here too? The OT board is even more dead but those of us who have posted here, would you post a bit more often if we had OT threads too?
Just a thought.
31/07/2014 at 19:03
The thing is here it seems people just generally seem to post, havd their babies and hen disappear. The beauty if hitched was all threads were on BT whether OT or not...and there were people about with older kids too so you had variety to questions and threads, and generally someone always answered. I am at the stage I cba...I see why others have jumped ship!!
31/07/2014 at 19:19
I try to look at the combined board thing but I always forget and just quickly check BT.
I'll just start posting anything I even think of posting on here then, although I won't hold out for many prompt replies!
31/07/2014 at 19:20
Actually, what's the BT equivalent of a money poem post!? That always got a thousand replies and everyone talking on hitched WP!! Hahaha!
31/07/2014 at 19:37
Haha, money poems and dove releases! How about a dove release for a BA?!
31/07/2014 at 19:51
Oh DD, I forgot about the dove releases!! Plus there was always a good troll on WP to add to the amusement!
Congratulations btw, I saw you post of the Tri thread and had a nosy in, I didn't know you were expecting again, lovely news xx
31/07/2014 at 19:59
I'm guilty of not posting much, but will answer any threads I feel I can contribute too. I look everyday but nothin seems to change!
31/07/2014 at 20:06
Thanks MDD, I didn't do a BFP post, went straight to tri threads. I'm due on Boxing Day, so Christmas/New Year should be interesting this year!
31/07/2014 at 20:39
I have tried and tried and tried to keep MD going but it became very hard work with so little from others and actually people like me don't actually feel like we have a place here anymore
31/07/2014 at 20:53
I do miss Hitched BT, though it did get quiet on there, it was never as quiet as it was on here. I feel like I don't have anything to contribute.
31/07/2014 at 22:34
I miss hitched BT it was better IMO, it covered a better breath and depth of topic. I rarely post on here as feel like mostly it is geared towards little babies and there isn't much for toddlers.
OT on MD died a while back as far as I can tell.
I miss the debates that could be pages long by lunch time.
01/08/2014 at 09:28
I agree, not only have a lot of people left/migrated to others sites but I really feel that BT is now a baby site (and yes I am having a baby!) and there i no where to post toddler/older cfhild/mummy/general questions.....I did make the suggestion of joining all the boards back together (maybe just keep the TTC board as I know they specifically requested this) as I think OT and babytalk all joined would have at least got the board moving but I was told it was not an option.
I would say though that we could all just post in babytalk and get the board going, it's not as iffwe can be dictated to where we post but I wouldn't bother if it was just me doing it - does that make sense?
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