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***READ FIRST*** Board Organization

elle-0409elle-0409 member
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edited January 30 in October 2019 Moms
Stolen from previous BMBs.  We can always modify or update as we see fit. :)

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For the sake of board organization, here are some simple guidelines for posting threads: 
 DO: 
         -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 

 DON'T: 
        -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. 

** MONDAY 
Weekly Randoms 
Meal Plan Monday
Due Date Week Groups:
- Group 1: October 1st-8th
- Group 2: October 9th-16th
- Group 3: October 17th-24th
- Group 4: October 25th-31st

**TUESDAY  
TW Tuesday 
Plus Size Mom Check-In

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

**THURSDAY 
TTGP Grad Check-In 
Thankful Thursday
Unpopular Opinion

**FRIDAY 
Flame Free Friday Confession (FFFC)   
Fit Friday
Product Spotlights

**SATURDAY 
Weekend Workout Warriors  

**SUNDAY 
Insomniac Randoms

**MONTHLY
Symptoms Thread
Appointments Thread
FTM Check-In
STM+ Check-In
AMA Check-In

**OTHER THREADS
GTKY Threads
High Risk 
Milestone Threads (specific appointments/weeks gestation, etc)
Breastfeeding Discussion

*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.
Me: 34 DH: 49 Married October 2015
TTC #1 since July 2018
marbellieannierose3nnaelilak

Re: ***READ FIRST*** Board Organization

  • @BumpAdmin Could we get a sticky, please? :)
    Me: 34 DH: 49 Married October 2015
    TTC #1 since July 2018
  • cmbt2cmbt2 member
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    I vote ticker change threads, but that’s only because that’s what i‘m used to and I don’t like change 🤣
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19 
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
  • @b_1029 Oooopppsss!!! Thank you! And yes, get your butt over here ASAP! :D
    @cmbt2 LOL! I'm definitely down for ticker change threads, too. Do we want to post one thread a week and then everyone can post on their individual ticker change day?
    Me: 34 DH: 49 Married October 2015
    TTC #1 since July 2018
    b_1029cdnrunning
  • cmbt2cmbt2 member
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    edited January 30
    elle-0409 said:
    @b_1029 Oooopppsss!!! Thank you! And yes, get your butt over here ASAP! :D
    @cmbt2 LOL! I'm definitely down for ticker change threads, too. Do we want to post one thread a week and then everyone can post on their individual ticker change day?
    I’ve always seen it as one each day and then you post on your day? If that makes sense. 

    Eta- I admit, this method only makes sense if we have large group. 
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19 
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
  • @cmbt2 That works for me! Whenever things slow down, we can change it over to a weekly thread like I've seen some boards do.
    Me: 34 DH: 49 Married October 2015
    TTC #1 since July 2018
  • What is a ticker change thread?
  • ceclarlinetloceclarlinetlo member
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    edited January 31
    What is a ticker change thread?
    Its a weekly check in based on what day your weeks change over. For example, Everyone who changes to the next week on a monday would check in on a monday ticker change thread. 

    Edit: typos. I am a glutton for punishment using mobile bump and its a hot mess lol. 
    TW: MMC
    BFP1 12/24/14 - EDD 09/07/15 (D/C 8w1d)
    BFP2 6/12/15 - EDD 2/22/16 (D/C 10w3d)
    ———
    Diagnoses and Treatments
    PCOS (myo-inositol, excercize)
    Indeterminant levels of APS IgM antibodies (baby aspirin)
    Sub-septate uterus (hysteroscopic septoplasty 12/18/15)
    ———
    BFP3 05/02/16 EDD 01/09/17 DS born 01/05/17
    BFP4 01/28/19 EDD 10/?/19 🤞🙏

    elle-0409sorarose
  • @annierose3 It’s exactly what @ceclarlinetlo said. A ticker change simply means that you have started a new week of pregnancy.  For example, I go from 5 weeks to 6 weeks on Tuesday, February 5th,  so my “ticker” changes on Tuesdays. It is our way of marking a milestone. 😊
    Me: 34 DH: 49 Married October 2015
    TTC #1 since July 2018
  • @elle-0409 @ceclarlinetlo thank you so much for the explanation! I also use the app, and I feel like there is a lot that I can’t do on the app! 
    ceclarlinetlo
  • Maybe I'm misunderstanding what the ticker change threads would be, but they seem like they'd be redundant to the week EDD check-ins. Wouldn't both threads have basically the same info? 
    soralette
  • cmbt2cmbt2 member
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    edited January 31
    galentine said:
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what the ticker change threads would be, but they seem like they'd be redundant to the week EDD check-ins. Wouldn't both threads have basically the same info? 
    No, we would do one over the other. 

    ETA- right now, i’d say we are small enough to just do one board wide check in each week. Ticker changes and by week due date (which ever we decide) really only work with large BMBs, IMO. Granted, we’re only halfway through Oct due dates.
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19 
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
  • How do we feel about special interest threads - fitness, cooking/baking, crafting, etc.
    TW: MMC
    BFP1 12/24/14 - EDD 09/07/15 (D/C 8w1d)
    BFP2 6/12/15 - EDD 2/22/16 (D/C 10w3d)
    ———
    Diagnoses and Treatments
    PCOS (myo-inositol, excercize)
    Indeterminant levels of APS IgM antibodies (baby aspirin)
    Sub-septate uterus (hysteroscopic septoplasty 12/18/15)
    ———
    BFP3 05/02/16 EDD 01/09/17 DS born 01/05/17
    BFP4 01/28/19 EDD 10/?/19 🤞🙏

  • @ceclarlinetlo I like it. As of right now, we have "Fit Friday" and "Weekend Workout Warriors" threads scheduled (see above), but I'm okay with just doing one or the other. Then, we can throw in a monthly baking/crafting thread. Mondays are "Meal Plan Monday" so we can do recipes in there, too. The goal of having a schedule for threads is so that we don't have a million one-off posts and then the board is disorganized and hard to navigate.
    Me: 34 DH: 49 Married October 2015
    TTC #1 since July 2018
    ceclarlinetlogalentine
  • My previous BMB did ticker changes, which was nice but I remember some days of the week were pretty dead compared to others. Might work better to do the weekly check-ins (once we get more people), IMO.

    Me: 30 Him: 35
    Married: Oct 2015
    Baby G born June 2017
    TTC#2: July 2018
    BFP #2: 2/6/19

        Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
    galentineelle-0409
  • My last BMB (S14... which was five years ago so take it with a grain of salt) did weekly check-in, not ticker-change. I agree with @manillabar.
    TTC #1: September 2013, BFP 01/01/14, DS 09/17/14
    TTC #2: October 2018, BFP 02/02/19, EDD 10/14/19



    galentinemanillabar
  • My previous BMB did ticker changes, which was nice but I remember some days of the week were pretty dead compared to others. Might work better to do the weekly check-ins (once we get more people), IMO.
    We did the ticker changes too, but I love the idea of grouping by weeks instead. 
    TW: MMC
    BFP1 12/24/14 - EDD 09/07/15 (D/C 8w1d)
    BFP2 6/12/15 - EDD 2/22/16 (D/C 10w3d)
    ———
    Diagnoses and Treatments
    PCOS (myo-inositol, excercize)
    Indeterminant levels of APS IgM antibodies (baby aspirin)
    Sub-septate uterus (hysteroscopic septoplasty 12/18/15)
    ———
    BFP3 05/02/16 EDD 01/09/17 DS born 01/05/17
    BFP4 01/28/19 EDD 10/?/19 🤞🙏

    galentinemanillabar
  • @manillabar You read my mind!! We can start one this coming Monday and then people can post on their day, if that works. 😊
    Me: 34 DH: 49 Married October 2015
    TTC #1 since July 2018
    galentinestephanie123456manillabar
  • cmbt2cmbt2 member
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    elle-0409 said:
    @manillabar You read my mind!! We can start one this coming Monday and then people can post on their day, if that works. 😊
    Seeing the board over the past 1-2 weeks makes me agree with you all ☺️ Ticker changes only work when there’s a rather large board 😞

    i think we’re actually small enough to do a board wide check in each week 😞
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19 
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
  • cmbt2 said:
    elle-0409 said:
    @manillabar You read my mind!! We can start one this coming Monday and then people can post on their day, if that works. 😊
    Seeing the board over the past 1-2 weeks makes me agree with you all ☺️ Ticker changes only work when there’s a rather large board 😞

    i think we’re actually small enough to do a board wide check in each week 😞
    I had been thinking this board seemed a little small so far. I know we are only halfway through the month but I feel like we had a lot more introductions by this point in my last BMB. 
    TW: MMC
    BFP1 12/24/14 - EDD 09/07/15 (D/C 8w1d)
    BFP2 6/12/15 - EDD 2/22/16 (D/C 10w3d)
    ———
    Diagnoses and Treatments
    PCOS (myo-inositol, excercize)
    Indeterminant levels of APS IgM antibodies (baby aspirin)
    Sub-septate uterus (hysteroscopic septoplasty 12/18/15)
    ———
    BFP3 05/02/16 EDD 01/09/17 DS born 01/05/17
    BFP4 01/28/19 EDD 10/?/19 🤞🙏

  • @ceclarlinetlo I think it feels same because there's a handful of us interacting on the regular, but probably a lot more lurkers who have intro'd but haven't jumped fully into the BMB yet. Also, maybe there might be an influx this weekend?
    TTC #1: September 2013, BFP 01/01/14, DS 09/17/14
    TTC #2: October 2018, BFP 02/02/19, EDD 10/14/19



    manillabar
  • cmbt2cmbt2 member
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    cmbt2 said:
    elle-0409 said:
    @manillabar You read my mind!! We can start one this coming Monday and then people can post on their day, if that works. 😊
    Seeing the board over the past 1-2 weeks makes me agree with you all ☺️ Ticker changes only work when there’s a rather large board 😞

    i think we’re actually small enough to do a board wide check in each week 😞
    I had been thinking this board seemed a little small so far. I know we are only halfway through the month but I feel like we had a lot more introductions by this point in my last BMB. 
    Yeah, Jan’15 was huge, too. 
    BFP #1 3/07, EDD 11/12/07, MMC 5/7/07
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    BFP #2 5/4/14, EDD 1/15/15, DS1 1/19/15
    BFP #3 8/19/16, EDD 4/30/17, DS2 4/25/17
    BFP #4 12/22/18, EDD 9/6/19 - CP 12/29/18
    BFP #5 1/18/19, EDD 10/3/19 
    ~~~  ~~~  ~~~
    High Risk Dx (6/14):  Homozygous MTHFR C677T, protein C & S deficiencies
  • Maybe because it seems that so few people are posting we could just do one group check in Monday? There can't be many people in group 3 yet anyway. 
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • How would people feel about a regular (monthly?) mental health check in? Hormones and the general stress of pregnancy can mess with your head, even if you don’t have a diagnosed mental health condition, and this type of check in was really nice in my last BMB. 
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @greenbean-2 Definitely! I believe we already have one started here:

    https://forums.thebump.com/discussion/12740193/mental-wellness-thread
    TTC #1: September 2013, BFP 01/01/14, DS 09/17/14
    TTC #2: October 2018, BFP 02/02/19, EDD 10/14/19



  • @stephanie123456 oh cool thanks for pointing that out! Can I blame pregnancy brain for not seeing that? ;)
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • @greenbean-2 For sure!! I always do  :D
    TTC #1: September 2013, BFP 01/01/14, DS 09/17/14
    TTC #2: October 2018, BFP 02/02/19, EDD 10/14/19



  • sorarosesorarose member
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    edited February 17
    Are we going to do a ticker change or week pregnant thread? I understand why it wasn't done earlier, but now  we have due dates that run through all of October.

    ETA: Reading is hard. I see it's in the works. Never mind!


    wintersong
  • I think we have enough now to do group check-ins versus the all-EDD weekly thread.
    TTC #1: September 2013, BFP 01/01/14, DS 09/17/14
    TTC #2: October 2018, BFP 02/02/19, EDD 10/14/19



    elle-0409manillabargalentinewintersong
  • I agree on the group check-ins for your birth week
    Me: 34 DH: 47

    HX
    DSS: 20
    DSD: 17
    DS: 4(Nov'14)
    MMC:8/17
    MMC: 1/18
    BFP: 2/7/19 EDD:10/16/18

    Tickers
    BabyGaga
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker


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