Some links that you may find helpful: What do all of those abbreviations mean? How to add a signature How to GIF
-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
-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!
- Weekly Randoms
- Meal Plan Monday
- Man Crush Monday (MCM)
- PGAL Check-In
- Due Date Week Groups:
- Group 1: July 1-8
- Group 2: July 9-16
- Group 3: July 17-24
- Group 4: July 25-31
- TW Tuesday
- Plus-size Mom Check-In
- Ten Things Tuesday
- HDBD (Hump Day, Bump Day)
- WTF Wednesday
- Woman Crush Wednesday (WCW)
- Wellness Wednesday
- TTGP Grad Check-In
- Thankful Thursday
- Unpopular Opinion (UO)
- Flame Free Friday Confession (FFFC)
- Product Spotlight: __________ (e.g., strollers, car seats, etc.) Looks like previous BMBs made a spreadsheet for product spotlight schedule with an item for each week
- Fit Friday
- Symptoms Thread
- Appointments Thread
- FTM Check-In
- STM+ Check-In
- AMA Check-In
- GTKY Threads
- High Risk
- Milestone Threads (specific appointments/weeks gestation, etc)
- PGAIF (Pregnant After Infertility)
- Single Moms
- Moms of Multiples
Once we all get farther along, we will also have pinned threads for things like ultrasounds, sex announcements and birth announcements.
Important board organization notes on spotting/bleeding/losses
If you are spotting or bleeding & would like support, please post to the Spotting/Bleeding Support Thread (TW). This thread comes with a general trigger warning.
If you are a contributing member with a confirmed loss, please create a New Discussion titled something like “Confirmed Loss (TW)”. Threads like these come with a general trigger warning. Consider before posting: Will you feel like any replies/support during this time will help you get through what you are going through? Or will it feel like you are announcing your loss to a roomful of strangers? Most importantly, consider what’s best for YOU during this time, and proceed from there. Feel free to copy and paste the language below if it helps you during this difficult time to not have to write as much.
This is a post indicting a confirmed loss, and therefore please do not provide direct questions or lengthy replies during this difficult time. Use the "Love It" button to show your support, a quick “sorry for your loss,” or something similarly short and sweet. Please try to avoid tagging me in replies to this thread or anywhere else on this board moving forward.
Here is my loss story:
Your story portion can be as brief or as long as you would like or can be omitted entirely. Know that the board organizers have provided the above for your benefit. We felt it was important for anyone going through one to know it's okay to post a New Discussion and also important for anyone in that situation to have something easy to turn to in case they had to announce something so difficult.
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 Mar.). 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.
*Edited to change dates!