****read this first**** board organization — The Bump
July 2019 Moms

****read this first**** board organization

I stole this from previous BMBs.  Full of great info! We can update down the road if we want!

Some links that you may find helpful: 
What do all of those abbreviations mean? 
How to add a signature 
How to GIF 

How-To Guides: 
-How to quote: Hit the "quote" at the bottom of the post you want to quote. You will be taken to the reply box with the quote set up already. 
-How to tag: Add an "@" in front of the username of the person you are talking to. 
-How to change your username: log in to TheKnot, hover over My Knot, and click Account Settings. Be sure to log out and log back in after changing your username. If you are having issues doing it that way, you can email [email protected] and ask them to change your username. Give them a few suggestions just in case your top choice is taken. It may take up to 24 hours for the name to update. 
-How to insert a spoiler box: click the drop down list arrow next to the paragraph symbol (sixth from the left, next to the emoji button) and choose spoiler. It will insert a grey box, and everything that you type in there will go into the spoiler. 

For the sake of board organization, here are some simple guidelines for posting threads: 
         -Introduce yourself in the "Introductions" thread 
        -Feel free to start one of the weekly posts listed below if you don't see it started yet
        -Check to see if a thread has already been started on your topic or question so we can avoid too many threads of the same topic
        -Post a thread that would apply to the entire community and doesn't fall into one of the categories for daily threads listed below (Ex: what to pack in your hospital bag, baby gear, etc) 
        -Comment, share advice and show support for your fellow bumpies; this is a two-way street, to get support, you must show it as well 

        -Ask the community if you are pregnant, it is against TOU 
        -Post pictures of your pregnancy test, this is also against TOU (there is a thread on the open 1st tri page for this)
        -Post a thread that asks a question only applying to yourself unless you suspect you may be going through a MC 
        -Get bent out of shape if someone calls you out for not following these guidelines; if you expect to be part of a supportive board (which we are), you need to be able to take the time to learn the ins and outs of the board.

Here are some weekly/monthly ideas that may be good to start with. We can always add to best suit our boards needs, so please let me know if you have any other ideas! Per this BMB's decision, anyone can start any thread on the day. 

Weekly Randoms 
Meal Plan Monday

Ten Things Tuesday 
TW Tuesday 
Plus Size Mom Check-In

HDBD (Hump Day, Bump Day) 
PGAL Check-In  

TTGP Grad Check-In 
Thankful Thursday
Unpopular Opinion

Flame Free Friday Confession (FFFC)   
Fit Friday

Weekend Randoms  

Weekly Questions 
Due Date Week Groups:
- Group 1: July 1st-7th
- Group 2: July 8th-14th
- Group 3: July 15th-23rd
- Group 4: July 24th-31st

Symptoms Thread 
Appointments Thread
FTM Check-In
STM+ Check-In

High Risk Check-In
GTKY Threads
Product Spotlights

*We can also look into getting a spreadsheet going down the road when everyone gets more comfortable. 

Once we all get farther along, we will also have pinned threads for things like ultrasounds, sex announcements and birth announcements. I've copy/pasted this from previous boards, and it seems to be the way that they are all organized, but of course we should feel free to tweak for our needs! For example, some boards do weekly ticker changes while others do weekly due date check-ins (ex, DD 1st week of Nov.). If anyone has a suggestion for other threads, please feel free to comment a suggestion. PLEASE keep in mind that there will eventually be a lot of us on this board, and an organized board will be much easier for everyone to use. If we can all keep the one-off posts to a minimum the board won't be too cluttered to navigate, and hopefully we won't end up answering the same question 2,000 times.
TTC #1 V. 2.0 since April 2018
Me: 35; PCOS w/regular cycles since losing 100+ lbs
BFP - 10/25/18 - EDD 7/8/19


Re: ****read this first**** board organization

  • I think we can totally vote on daily/weekly/monthly threads that we either don't want or that aren't included above but we want to add. This board is OURS to make however WE want!! :smile:
    TTC #1 V. 2.0 since April 2018
    Me: 35; PCOS w/regular cycles since losing 100+ lbs
    BFP - 10/25/18 - EDD 7/8/19

  • Thank you for posting this @literatureandink!! @BumpAdmin can you please sticky this so it stays at the top?

    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • TTC #1 V. 2.0 since April 2018
    Me: 35; PCOS w/regular cycles since losing 100+ lbs
    BFP - 10/25/18 - EDD 7/8/19

  • @mamanbebe YES!! I NEED a calm mama checkin board! 

    <3 Boden Gray 8-13-16
    <3 Lil Bean Expected 7-9-19 

  • @mamanbebe That's a great idea!! Why don't you get it started for us, whenever you're ready? :smile:

    TTC #1 V. 2.0 since April 2018
    Me: 35; PCOS w/regular cycles since losing 100+ lbs
    BFP - 10/25/18 - EDD 7/8/19

  • Would everyone be okay with an "Ask a STM+" thread? We can do it monthly
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • @BumpAdmin Sticky please??
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

  • @hestia14 thank you for the reminder. I always forget the end! 

  • @BumpAdmin can we get a sticky please!
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • @hestia14 Thanks for the heads up! I went back and edited one of my posts to make it more readable. 

    <3 Boden Gray 8-13-16
    <3 Lil Bean Expected 7-9-19 

  • @bumpadmin Sticky please! :smile:

    TTC #1 V. 2.0 since April 2018
    Me: 35; PCOS w/regular cycles since losing 100+ lbs
    BFP - 10/25/18 - EDD 7/8/19

  • Thank you so much for this! Learning to navigate these boards is making me feel a million years old and guidance is so so welcome.
  • mamanbebemamanbebe member
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    edited November 7
    Anyone else interested in a 35+ checkin [edit] or even just monthly thread? 
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

  • @mamanbebe
    I would be interested. I will be 41 in ten days so...
  • @mamanbebe yup!! I’m 35!
    TTC #1 V. 2.0 since April 2018
    Me: 35; PCOS w/regular cycles since losing 100+ lbs
    BFP - 10/25/18 - EDD 7/8/19

  • Should we vote on whether we break off into due date groups or continue to keep things semi-casual with only interest groups and other checkins? 
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

  • @mamanbebe Should we wait until most of us have had our first OB appt to confirm due dates?

    General question: if we end up going with due date groups, should I join the one that lines up with my full-term EDD or the date of my c-section that will probably be a couple weeks earlier? 
    Lilypie Maternity tickers
  • For now I like the semi casual groups. I feel like specific due date groups would add an unnecessary check in and sort of keep many of us from keeping up with the group as a whole. 
  • @hestia14 I'm ok with waiting, I only recall that June started right away so I wanted to bring it up. Also, I think going with your full-term date probably makes most sense since it's unlikely that most people with deliver on their EDD :) And you would probably be more lined up with your group on appointments and pregnancy changes too. 
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

  • @indulgentgypsy I've been thinking that too -- it seems like a relatively new way of doing things and in the past people seem to have kept up with the board just fine with regular threads. 
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

  • Maybe we can start the weekly due date check ins once we hit the second trimester? I feel like right now we’re all fairly similar in what’s going on in the pregnancies, but as we get further along, different things will come up for different groups. Ex: anatomy scans, glucose tests, NT scan at 12 weeks, etc
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • I agree with @nolemomma14

    I think at some point, probably second tri, I'll be interested in checking in with mamas to be due around the same time as me but I also don't want that to replace any of our bigger group threads. 
    TTC #1 V. 2.0 since April 2018
    Me: 35; PCOS w/regular cycles since losing 100+ lbs
    BFP - 10/25/18 - EDD 7/8/19

  • Sounds good to me @nolemomma14 and @literatureandink -- it's even possible that by that point we won't even want to do due date checkins. I'm definitely on-board of keeping things easy going for now. 
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

  • When should we start an appt and/or an ultrasound thread? 

  • Do we want to do a weekly appt thread, and then an ultrasound thread to be pinned?
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • @nopegoat @nolemomma14 Pinned ultrasound thread would be great. Weekly appt thread sounds cool too, esp for support in what questions to ask, etc. 
    Lilypie Maternity tickers

  • @nolemomma14 that's what my previous board did and it seemed to work well.

  • @mamanbebe sounds good! We can start the ultrasound thread now, I think a few mamas have already had ultrasounds! We can start the appt thread on Sundays? That way if people have appts on Monday, it gives them time to ask any questions. 
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • Started an ultrasound thread! 

  • Any advice on changing username when the above things don’t work? It says it changed on my “The Knot” and “The Bump” account, but every time I post it is my old username. I also tried emailing that address and it was returned back to me. 
  • Never mind - it finally changed it! 😂😂
  • Never mind - it finally changed it! 😂😂
  • Never mind - it finally changed it! 😂😂
  • Never mind - it finally changed it! 😂😂
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