Also, I just want to say, I recognize nearly all of the people that have posted in this thread. I'm a regular on the board (except on weekends :cough cough:) and don't think there's really a need for the majority of people interacting on this thread to even be concerned about 'making the cut.'
I just wanted to remind everyone that first wave invites are NOT the only people getting in, nor are those invites somehow a judgement. They are just people who have contributed a lot, and are well known. That's it. No need to be offended if you don't make first wave, it has zero bearing on whether you will eventually make it in unless you have been secretly sending asshole PMs to people. If you have, I guess you should brace yourself not to be included, and I'm not really all that sorry.And as we said, we will almost immediately start voting on letting others in afterwards. In my last group literally hundreds of people were voted in after first wave. So again, don't assume you will never make it, and freak out.
Me (33). DH (37). DD (2.2012). MCs x4. After 4 years & 7 months, due 4.2018!
We have sent out a “first wave” of invites to the Facebook group, so please check your private messages.
The people we intended to reach with first wave invites were those posters we considered to be “active regulars.” If you were someone we thought did not definitively meet that standard, we wanted to leave it up to the entire group to discuss and vote on who else to include. If you did not receive a first wave invite, please do not feel that it was a reflection of anyone’s feelings about you personally, because it honestly was not. We all care about our privacy and security, and there is no way to adequately address those concerns without hurting feelings (in other words, we can’t invite everyone).
If you did not receive an invitation and have any questions or concerns about why you did not receive one, please do not ask them here or on any public thread because they will not be answered publicly. Instead, please private message one of the admins. (Although, fair warning: the response will probably be that we were not sure whether the group would consider you to meet the standard of an active regular and wanted to leave it to the group to discuss and decide).
If you did receive an invite, please do not discuss it with others or post about it here for the reasons mentioned previously - there’s no way to do this without hurting feelings, and we should go to whatever lengths we can to avoid doing that any more than is necessary.
ETA: you can check your private messages by clicking on “Inbox” in the top left corner of The Bump app/page.