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#21 foxytv

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    Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:44 AM

    awesome post Glenda! Hopefully our Newbies will read it and take note!

    #22 LCBride2007

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      Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:19 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Just Martha
      Question: What about the ongoing threads? Like the ones for the brides getting married at X Resort....are we allowed to keep those alive?

      I know some where even started with the intentions of keeping topics all in one place instead of starting a new thread each time a question needed to be asked....Do the long ass threads take up a lot of bandwith too?

      Like our Gran Bahia thread is a few pages long. Is it cool to keep using it for questions we have?

      I hope I am making sense,....I am sleeeeeeeepy.
      I think I understand, and good question. But honestly, I don't think the importance of using the search before asking a question that may have already been asked is as critical for the server performance as it is for 1) keeping the forum organized - it's so much nicer to have only a couple main threads on a topic rather than having a bunch that all say the same thing and 2) keeping the sanity of the existing members and moderators - like others have said, it's frustrating to work so hard to keep this forum running and organized like we all do (I am constantly moving threads to their proper location, etc.) just to have someone come in and ignore the simple layout of this forum, and the fairly intuitive search feature and want us to do their work for them. and it's a tad annoying to have to answer the same question 10 times a week when a simple search would find the answer.

      So in short, if there's already a thread out there on the topic you'd like to discuss - absolutely revive it!

      #23 mrsmark08

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        Posted 01 February 2008 - 02:55 AM

        Thanks Glenda! Hopefully this helps. Some of us that have been here for a while need to feed our addiction for new info. I get so excited to see how many unread posts i have when I log, only to get let down because so many of them are questions that are already answered...but I still love it here! :)

        #24 starchild

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          Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:19 AM

          Well done Glenda! I think old and new members alike will benefit from this info :o)

          #25 Sarah

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            Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:52 AM

            AWESOME post Glenda... sooo much time is spent cleaning up this forum. I don't think people realize how much "housekeeping" the moderators have to do around here. Organized searching will really help...

            #26 becks

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            Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:28 AM

            Well done, Glenda. I'm sure we're all guilty to some extent for not using the search, or starting a thread that could be tacked on somewhere (me, too). But this is a good reminder, and something that we should immediately make sticky - and have all newbies read as a matter of course; same as an inital post.

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            #27 TammyB

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              Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:51 AM

              Glenda, great post.. Maybe we should make it a sticky if it isn't already..

              #28 amandalovesryan

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                Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:14 AM

                i was just thinking what becks said, if the newbies were required to read this, they would not make the same mistakes we did when we were new.
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                #29 rodent

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                  Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:19 AM

                  What if you make new invitations? Do you tag them on the end of another thread or start a new one?

                  Also, if people just have something silly to post, is it fine to put it in the chit chat thread? That one can easily be wiped out periodically right?

                  Is the goal not to limit the number of threads posted, but to limit the number of threads that say the exact same thing?

                  I think it has been fun to see old threads revivied after this post. I can see how there really were just a few brides in the beginning.

                  #30 lambert13

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                    Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:47 AM

                    Wait a minute..... I am still confused..... Is my marriage in Mexico legal? It was done at an all-inclusive. Does that matter? Also we might be going to Mexico in July for our anniversary. Does anyone know what the weather will be like that week?

                    Ahh, fuck it, I'll just start a new thread in the wrong section and ask a bunch of random crap all at once.

                    P.S. Thanks for getting that out there Glenda. I hope it helps a lot of people on here to use the forum mo' better. Are beach weddings legal? What if we bring our own silk flowers. That might help right? I am sooooo confused.




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