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#1 jonrennie

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    Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:54 PM

    I love these forums, I think it is a great tool for brides planning their destination wedding. When my cousin planned her destination wedding in Mexico I know she would have found this really helpful and it's too bad she didn't know about it.

    The one thing I have noticed and that kind of bugs me, as well as others I am sure are the robotic responses in the Newbies section.

    I guess the bigger question is are the cut and paste welcome responses helpful? I say this because it seems like so many newbies first posts aren't even read. There are 2 response possibilities (new bride greeting or new vendor greeting). Personally I like to add a little personalization into greetings. I understand that vendors (like myself) want their signature to appear everywhere as it is our method of advertising, but at what cost?

    I am not trying to direct this at one person as there are a few, and I am not trying to rub anyone the wrong way. I just think some personalization in any posting makes for a better place.

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    I was going to post this in the forum suggestion area at first until I read it through and found no suggestions. It turned out to be just a rant.

    #2 boscobel

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      Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:54 PM

      Honestly, I can't say I disagree with you!

      #3 TammyB

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        Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:06 PM

        I totally agree with you, I think it only take a few extra seconds to actually comment on what the person actually wrote, besides I would think that if someone wanted to get noticed as a vendor, "listening" would be a good trait to have. :-)

        #4 Bianca

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          Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:06 PM

          The only thing that bothers me about all the posting in the Newbie forum is that when you click the link to list all the "New Posts" those welcome posts always take over everything and its hard to find the posts that are actually about something.
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          #5 TammyB

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            Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:09 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Bianca
            The only thing that bothers me about all the posting in the Newbie forum is that when you click the link to list all the "New Posts" those welcome posts always take over everything and its hard to find the posts that are actually about something.
            See those don't bother me, only because I can still remember being new to the forum at one time, and how I just wanted to get to know some people and tell everyone how excited I was about getting married.

            #6 TATrisha

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            Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:10 PM

            I actually agree. I feel bad even posting my personalized responses because of my signature, however I hope people look at my stats and realize that I was first a destination bride and only recently became a "vendor." I honestly respond to posts with the intention of making people feel welcomed (like how I felt 2 years ago when I first started) or to answer questions. I think that's the way it should be.

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            #7 *Heather*

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              Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:11 PM

              I totally agree with you Jon! Personalization is nice and not that difficult to do.

              #8 ~Melissa~

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              Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:31 PM

              I honestly think welcoming newbies is important in this forum but the way certain people post the same thing each time to each newbie annoys the crap out of me. Try to be original and sincere people instead of being so automated.

              Bianca you should also take a look at http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t21771 if you don't care for seeing all the newbie threads. It's a super helpful tip.

              #9 Bianca

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                Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:57 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Raeka
                I honestly think welcoming newbies is important in this forum but the way certain people post the same thing each time to each newbie annoys the crap out of me. Try to be original and sincere people instead of being so automated.

                Bianca you should also take a look at http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t21771 if you don't care for seeing all the newbie threads. It's a super helpful tip.
                Its not that big of a deal... Its just when 1 person goes in and greets 20 newbies back to back its a bit overwelming.
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                #10 ACDCDCAC

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                Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:44 PM

                http://bestdestinati....869#post704953

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                oooohhhhh jooooonnnn, looks like you need to heed your own advice j/k haha




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