I am concerned about the development of this board. Having been a knot, nest, bump member for about 8 years I have never seen a board run with so many add on rules.
Never have I seen another board require new posters to "get in with the cool kids" before posting. New posters seem to be required to learn how to dress, eat, and talk like the "cool kids" before they are allowed to post. I find this unacceptable. This is a public board with public thoughts and ideas. Yes there are specified community rules but I have seen so many posts being chewed up because of little "errors" in a persons ability to adapt to the said "cool kid" rules.
The day of silence in particular is frustrating to me. There have been SO MANY losses these past 3 months. The day of silence was not held for all of the losses but for 1 member of the board. Not only that, the day of silence was mandated by a few select people. This was not something that was chosen by all of the members of this board or by The Bump gods. Trolling posts making sure people stay "silent" is unreasonable. If you want to be silent out of respect for someone you love that's a noble desire. But you can't expect the entire world to conform to the standards you set for your self.
I am truly sorry for ALL of the losses on this board. I do not think one mama that has lost their baby would think that their loss was any less significant because of the manor that they lost their baby.
I am sure I am not alone in feeling this way.
Please, if you have concerns about these developments speak up. This is your forum to do so.
If you have been someone requiring posters to conform to your rules that were not set by The Bump gods I ask you to reconsider the way you have been doing things. I believe this will contribute to a happier and healthier N14 board.