2.23.2010

The boards

Has anyone been keeping up with the changes We.bM.D is making to the message boards this week/weekend? I've been lurking a bit on the 12+mo board, and saw this from By.ron.ey today: http://boards.webmd.com/webx?THDX@@.89f0887d!thdchild+.89f0887d

I think the option to set up your own message boards ("exchanges") is such a great idea. I kinda miss the ease of communication they provided when many of us were on the 12+mo board. Blogs are great for keeping up with each other one on one, but the boards made it easy to keep up with everyone at once, and made it easier to kind of "chat" with each other as well.

I've been thinking of setting up one or more exchanges, once the option is available. They can be public or private (by invitation), and I can think of reasons to use both. For example, an idea for a public exchange could be "Coping with IF" or something, and then have an invitation-only exchange just for people we know to chit chat or whatever. Really anyone could set up anything they want.

The 12+mo board doesn't "do it" for many of us still TTC, but is everyone over the idea of boards in general? Or would you visit a public or private board again if it was more suited to your needs/wants? Am I the only one who thinks it's a cool idea? :)

7 comments:

elephantscanremember said...

I like it. The nay-sayers can't crash our party! I would love to have a room with you ladies. Perhaps we can get it done. :)

Misty Dawn said...

Thanks for the heads up girl!! I went on webmd 12+mo board to put a post up about the delay. When I joined the board in 2007 they did one of these updates, and it took forever. So I put up a mssg for the other girls to contact us bloggers by comments if they need anything. Just post a reply if you want to help out. Afterall, they can read the board, they just cant post on the board.

I do think its a great idea. I actually IM with a few of the girls I met on webmd daily. It would be nice to have our own chat board, instead of just having posts. Can't wait to see the new and exciting changes!

Tanya said...

I like it too. The only reason I don't go on the boards anymore is the drama, with private one, hopefully that would be eliminated.

Lila said...

I haven't been on the WebMD boards in ages. I think I might try it again once they make the changes.

Steph O. said...

I agree, I miss "chatting" with you ladies, but I was getting sick of new ones coming & going while we were still thare. (sorry if that sounds mean) Oh & I can totally do w/o the drama! I really don't understand the people who have to go on those boards just to start trouble.

Sweet Pea said...

I guess I am the only one who doesn't really belong there anymore :(

Kitty said...

Noooo Dot!! I'm sorry if I made it sound like anyone that has moved on to CF (or adoption for that matter) doesn't belong. I would definitely want to involve EVERYONE. I'm just saying what's there now isn't working for most of us, and very soon we'll have the ability to create what works for us. Just throwing out some ideas :) I'm sure everyone will agree with me that we want to create a place where we can all feel like we fit in, and that most definitely includes you!