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View Poll Results: What's your opinion on a board merger?
yes 12 54.55%
no 6 27.27%
we aren't at that point yet, but let's re-evaluate in the future 4 18.18%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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June 26th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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I have been contacted by another host about the possibility of merging our playroom with July, August and September playrooms. They have been experiencing less activity on their boards because of Facebook much like us. The reasoning behind merging would be to maintain a support group for moms of babies of similar ages who prefer JM over FB.

If you intend to still be fairly active on JM please vote and/or post opinions. Nothing is going to happen without your input. As I said, I have been contacted by another host and I told her I would present it to you as an option.

I'll leave the poll open for 2 weeks so that the infrequent members can still vote.
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June 26th, 2013, 09:54 PM
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I just had this thought. The goof thing is that it would increase the activity, the bad thing would be if we don't like each other. I guess we could try it.
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June 27th, 2013, 02:19 AM
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I voted. I don't think I would mind merging. It's hard to visit JM because its so quiet here. If we merge there will be more mommas to talk to which will make it easier for me to visit more often.
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June 27th, 2013, 01:48 PM
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I am completely against it. We did something similar with my older son's PR, and it was a huge mistake. There wasn't the level of trust between members that comes with having been through pregnancy and birth together, and there was a lot of drama. It officially killed our board, which had already slowed down considerably. I know it CAN work, but my last experience was so terrible, that I am super wary of voluntarily merging.
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June 27th, 2013, 01:59 PM
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I hate the 2008 PR now that we've all merged... It was so much better when I could visit just the Nov '08 boards and know my people and their kids and such. Now it's just one big mess... so I say: NO!
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June 27th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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I don't like the idea of merging, but it is SO SLOW here I will have to sleep on this one...
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June 27th, 2013, 08:54 PM
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I would be cool with it if it were done by quarters becuse it whould be oct (you guys) nov (my original ddc) and dec (who i stalked becuse thats the due date i was accidently given) so id be comfy with everyone but the months you listed I know absolutely no one what if we hate them what if it gets all catty im not sure
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June 28th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Yeah, I am worried about not knowing them and how it could go wrong. It could also be a good thing, though.
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June 28th, 2013, 04:13 PM
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On one hand, I feel like if we don't do SOMETHING, this board will die like my old one. Plus I can relate to the Aug. and Sept. ladies since my babies were born early and are ahead of a lot of the other Oct. babies.

On the other hand, I agree that throwing us in with a bunch of strangers is a little scary since we won't know each other and have that trust that we have developed here. I wouldn't feel as comfortable, at least for a while.

I guess since I think this board will die if we don't do something, I vote to merge. At least then we'll have a chance to survive?
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June 28th, 2013, 04:34 PM
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after thinking some i think im going to agree to merge to..... if I can open up to a whole new DDC it cant be that hard to open up to ladys who are already well established on the boards.
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June 29th, 2013, 05:15 AM
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I'm not sure. I feel so guilty for not being as active on JM. I open up my laptop maybe once a week, and that's when I check in here =( I'm not sure that I should vote since I am not on here as much, however I wouldn't feel as comfortable sharing with new people.
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June 29th, 2013, 06:05 AM
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NO! I have to say I'm super against it!! I wouldn't know these people at all and wouldn't feel comfortable sharing and opening up.
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June 29th, 2013, 11:07 AM
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I keep thinking about this. I feel like our board is dying. I have tried to post new topics, but then I got too busy when Elijah got RSV. I will keep trying, though. I guess I'm okay with whatever the rest of you decide.
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June 29th, 2013, 11:12 AM
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I say no but I need another cohost. I can't keep this board moving on my own. At a point its like if there are no members posting, whats the point.
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June 29th, 2013, 11:47 PM
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I'm sorry I ditched you, Kristen I just ran out of steam. I hope somebody else steps up soon, because I know how hard it is to do it all on your own!! I'll try to post more often- life has been busy, and I'm trying to spend less time on the computer and more time with the boys.
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June 30th, 2013, 06:37 AM
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its ok sarah!
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I am completely against it. We did something similar with my older son's PR, and it was a huge mistake. There wasn't the level of trust between members that comes with having been through pregnancy and birth together, and there was a lot of drama. It officially killed our board, which had already slowed down considerably. I know it CAN work, but my last experience was so terrible, that I am super wary of voluntarily merging.

I 100% agree. Sarah and I were in the same PR for our almost 5 year olds. Within weeks of merging, our whole PR fell apart. It was sad. I never visit there anymore.
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July 2nd, 2013, 06:51 AM
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It would be awesome if everyone just posted more here and then a merger wouldn't be necessary
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Agreed. I personally think facebook is TOO convenient that the quality of things people in general share is not so high. I like JM despite the fact that it's harder to find time to use because once you do, you can actually engage in more thoughtful and intentional conversation, imo.
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July 2nd, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Really good point, Kristen!
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