********Read First************* Board organisation — The Bump
August 2019 Moms

********Read First************* Board organisation

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edited December 5 in August 2019 Moms
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: August 1st-7th
- Group 2: August 8th-14th
- Group 3: August 15th-23rd
- Group 4: August 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.

Re: ********Read First************* Board organisation

  • Thanks for starting this up! @BumpAdmin, can we get this pinned?
    Me: 31  DH:35
    Started TTC in June 2014
    Started seeing RE in June 2015
    HSG in July 2015 = normal, started Clomid/Ovidrel/IUI cycle in August 2015
    Cycle #3 in October afforded 1st month of mature follicles - underwent IUI
    BFP on 10/27/15
    Maggie Noelle born on 07/01/16

    TTC #2 in September 2018
    BFP on 12/2/18 - EDD 8/10/19
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Looks great! Thanks for starting this! @lokibear89 can you change the month listed for the weekly groups to August? 
  • I know this is Wayyy down the road.. but I am wondering if we could do AW Birth Announcements if ppl are comfortable? like each birth gets it's own thread.  I'd hate to miss a birth, and loved seeing them pop up in my first BMB. 

    Me 32 <3 H 32
    TTC#1 January 2016  BFP 5/16/2016  DD Born 1/27/17

    TFAS: BFP 11/26/2018 Estimated due date: 8/2/2019

  • Just as an alternative, my previous BMB did not do individual birth announcement posts. We had one thread, and I found that to be easier to follow than trying to scroll through pages of birth posts (our group was ~100 people by third tri). Might want to see how many regular posters we’re dealing with before we decide. 

    We did do individual posts in the Facebook group though, which was a better platform for it anyways. 
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • My previous BMB did one official announcement thread, but one-off birth story posts where each person could share the full story & get individual comments. I liked that format a lot, as it gave an outlet for individual support, while still keeping all announcements together so none were missed!
    Rainbow baby Dean is due 2/17/17!
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