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October 18th, 2013, 03:30 PM
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The PR is so slow at this point, that we are considering a merger. Kristen and I have really tried to get things back up to speed here, but it's just not happening. I just got a PM from one of our members asking us to consider merging it again. Thoughts?
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October 18th, 2013, 04:01 PM
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I believe we should. I am on her and FB and the last time we did the vote majority was the ones who are only on FB. I seriously believe we should. The other PR group are really friendly folks too. Please don't get me wrong I love people here that are not on fb. But it is not fair to them to not be able to talk to the other ladies who never travel here at all.
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October 18th, 2013, 04:15 PM
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I really hoped we could get things back up to speed, but it's just not happening. I really wanted to avoid a merger. I'm not even sure the merged forum is very active.
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October 18th, 2013, 06:15 PM
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Sadly, I think JM as a whole is very inactive. I'm dipping my toes in the TTC forum since we're TTC again and it's dead there, too. I remember when TTC Sean I could barely keep up in there and spent most of my time in TTCAL and TTC#1. Now the TTC forum is slower than those subforums were! JM really needs an app and not just Forum Runner. I digress. I'm sad at the idea of a merger but I think it makes sense.
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October 18th, 2013, 06:44 PM
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Im fine with whatever!
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October 18th, 2013, 08:09 PM
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I'll do whatever you all want. I don't think there is hope for this board.
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October 18th, 2013, 08:24 PM
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If it's slow everywhere, I'm not sure a merger will even help. It's up to all of you. Do we need a poll?
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October 18th, 2013, 08:29 PM
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I think we need a poll, yes. And keep it up for a good amount of time so everyone has a chance to see it.
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October 18th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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I think we need a poll, yes. And keep it up for a good amount of time so everyone has a chance to see it.
Okay, I made a very basic poll. Yes or no response, and it's open indefinitely.
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October 18th, 2013, 08:42 PM
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The merged PR might be kinda slow, also. What do you think?
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October 19th, 2013, 03:49 AM
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They've been really active, it's just I think with most bdays and holidays a brewing it's been slow I noticed
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October 19th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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I just relooked in there, they're active as of yesterday. So I think it'll be good for us, but who knows. I just don't really think it's fair for the ones that always post and noone else from the org. PR does.
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October 19th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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So here is the top 50 list from September.


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  1. Due Date Club of November 2013
  2. Due Date Club of May 2014
  3. Due Date Club of October 2013
  4. Due Date Club of February 2014
  5. Trying to Conceive
  6. Due Date Club of January 2014
  7. Due Date Club of April 2014
  8. Due Date Club of December 2013
  9. Due Date Club of March 2014
  10. June 2013 Playroom
  11. Trying to Conceive after Loss
  12. Trying to Conceive Your First Child
  13. Mommy Weightloss and Fitness
  14. Am I Pregnant
  15. Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss
  16. May 2013 Playroom
  17. Trying to Conceive with Medical Assistance
  18. July, August & September 2012 Playroom
  19. October 2012 Playroom
  20. Stay At Home Mommies
  21. Moms of Gradeschoolers
  22. April 2013 Playroom
  23. Spiritual Living
  24. Waiting to Try to Conceive
  25. Attachment Parenting
  26. **NEW** Due Date Club of June 2014
  27. July 2013 Playroom
  28. Paper Scrapbooking
  29. Due Date Club of September 2013
  30. Baby Names
  31. Siggy Makers' Lounge
  32. Canadian Mommies
  33. Trying to Conceive Older Members
  34. Blended Families
  35. Forty Something (and Plus) Mommies
  36. **NEW** August 2013 Playroom
  37. UK and Ireland Mummies
  38. May 2012 Playroom
  39. Breastfeeding
  40. November 2012 Playroom
  41. Christian Parenting
  42. Fertility Charting
  43. Unplanned Pregnancy
  44. Pregnancy Questions
  45. Military Mommies
  46. Moms of Boys
  47. Trying to Conceive a Specific Gender
  48. Moms of Preschoolers
  49. Pregnancy Over 35
  50. Readers and Writers
The merged playroom was only slightly more active than we were last month, and we have been higher on the list than them in the preceding months. My guess is that at first we will be more active, and then it will die down again. If we merge, Jinnah and I will no longer be your hosts. So our incentive to keep things moving won't be there as much anymore. So I'm guessing that board will look identical to how it looks now as far as the frequency of new topics is concerned. Meaning, not much different than what it is here now.
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October 19th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Kristen, that is what I noticed. They aren't really active. Zukin, you say they were active, yesterday, but so were we. I think they are about as slow as we are. If we merge, it would probably boost things a bit (as Kristen said). I think it would be a little more active with both combined... BUT, the atmosphere will be different, also. New people. That could be a good thing or a bad thing. I see both the positives and negatives. I'm totally on the fence on this one. If you guys want to do it, fine. If not, fine. At the same time, it's difficult to keep an extremely slow room moving if no one really posts. If we do keep it as is, I'm hoping everyone can post more.
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October 19th, 2013, 09:45 AM
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I also think Jm needs to get with it and come out with an app! I hate that it seems like it's dying...
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October 19th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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I also think Jm needs to get with it and come out with an app! I hate that it seems like it's dying...
I agree and honestly think the whole website is dying. On the other hand, I guess I don't understand why it's so hard to post from different devices. I post from an iPad, at times, and it works just fine.
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October 19th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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I post from my iPhone, PC and my laptop.. I don't see a major difference except the "easy" part of it all. It's not hard honestly, but to each their own.

I do see that it's been slow, but they just merged in sept i think, not even 1 mo ago.

I REALLY dont want to merge, but half the people like I said refuse to come on here and state they cannot join because of X device... It really saddens m e because most spoke on the forum with the same devices they used in the DDC.

Whatever we chose, I hope nothing loses touch. I'm always here, now that I'm not working I can definitely post more lol
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October 19th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Honestly, I think people tend to become addicted to Facebook. If they can have this experience over there at the same time as candy crush and all their other friends updates, it's a no brainer. I don't think it has anything to do with JM not having a convenient app. I think the real reason is people just like spending time on Facebook.
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October 19th, 2013, 05:22 PM
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If we merge, Kristen needs to come back to the FB group!

Honestly, I'm sad that JM is so slow. I means a lot to me ... but in order to keep up with people, I'm on FB. If I had my choice, we'd all still be over here.
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October 19th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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I can't can't can't understand why with all the government control watching and LURKING over Facebook and stealing their buddy lists and all else why people feel they must post every little thing on Facebook. Many people have stopped posting there to make a statement to the NSA.. (My politics for the day! )
Anyway as for the board merging????? Not sure. It is dead all over the JM website.
I like it just us gals but I don't know if it would e a good thing or not to merge. I love having the two hosts we have.
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