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Old 08-17-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:45 PM   #2
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What exactly is making you flaming mad? And to be honest, do many people even read the intros? I would think people are too busy trying to get good deals on diapers than reading the same intro over and over again
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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What exactly is making you flaming mad? And to be honest, do many people even read the intros? I would think people are too busy trying to get good deals on diapers than reading the same intro over and over again
Why is it so hard to post an intro? To say, "Hi, I'm blah ba de blah, from blah ba de blah"

Last time I checked we're not ebay...we're a community.

I check the intros almost everyday and so do many other mamas + we post a friendly hello to welcome a newbie. I'm not here to solely get a good deal. I've met many mamas on here that are my friends IRL.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:49 AM   #4
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Why is it so hard to post an intro? To say, "Hi, I'm blah ba de blah, from blah ba de blah"

Last time I checked we're not ebay...we're a community.

I check the intros almost everyday and so do many other mamas + we post a friendly hello to welcome a newbie. I'm not here to solely get a good deal. I've met many mamas on here that are my friends IRL.
Look at the name of the site. I think most newbies come here to buy and sell diapers, not necessarily to make friends. Sorry, mama.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:04 AM   #5
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You have to remember, too, that a bunch of the newbies are coming here via a real-life friend who turned them on to cloth diapers and said that this is a great place to buy and sell them. Those newbies are probably too excited to buy/sell to think about posting an intro.

While we are a community overall, some people like the chatter areas more and some people couldn't care less about the chatter areas and hang out in the FSOT all day (you can see my post count/feedback ratio and guess which category I fit into, lol). And that's totally fine. We don't want to pressure anyone into "oh wait you have to post an intro, it's the LAW." lol. Newbies should feel welcome to post wherever they want, whether it's in the FSOT or the chatter areas or an intro.
That's how I came here! And I came to learn and buy, only after buying a lot did I need to sell anything. If you're not comfortable buying from a newbie, that's fine, but I don't think it needs to be a rule or protocol to post before you are active in the fsot. Remember people can be shy online too, and even if someone has 4 posts that doesn't mean they haven't read 400.
To be honest, I'm much more active on MDC, and this is my 'second' community. Also, some of us just don't have time or energy to post after a long day, but don't mind looking at diapers.
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Its only a community if you want it to be. Some just buy and sell. When I first came here it was to sell my small stash. I had mentioned online to a few moms I knew who CDed that I was listing them on CL and ebay and they said, "Don't do Ebay - go to this site called Diaperswappers" so I did. I didn't start posting onthe boards until after I'd made my sales. DS is whatever you want it to be but that doesn't always align w/ what others want it to be.
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Its only a community if you want it to be. Some just buy and sell. When I first came here it was to sell my small stash. I had mentioned online to a few moms I knew who CDed that I was listing them on CL and ebay and they said, "Don't do Ebay - go to this site called Diaperswappers" so I did. I didn't start posting onthe boards until after I'd made my sales. DS is whatever you want it to be but that doesn't always align w/ what others want it to be.
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Last time I checked we're not ebay...we're a community.
I'm here for both the community and the good deals

I posted an intro and have tried to get active in the sub-groups. I do have CD to FSOT, but have not posted a listing yet for this reason. Trying to establish myself as a legit mama, etc. and make friends.
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Doesn't bother me in the least. I am not worried about intros either. I never posted one myself. Didn't realize it was even a big deal anyway. I don't have to buy from someone if I don't want to and I didn't come here to make friends, though now that I'm more familiar with DS, I've come to realize it can be a cool place. And, I would love to make friends with anybody, but it's not a prerequisite to me that they have to post an intro first.
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Re: Am I the only one that is fed up w/ newbies posting in FSOT asap?

You have to remember, too, that a bunch of the newbies are coming here via a real-life friend who turned them on to cloth diapers and said that this is a great place to buy and sell them. Those newbies are probably too excited to buy/sell to think about posting an intro.

While we are a community overall, some people like the chatter areas more and some people couldn't care less about the chatter areas and hang out in the FSOT all day (you can see my post count/feedback ratio and guess which category I fit into, lol). And that's totally fine. We don't want to pressure anyone into "oh wait you have to post an intro, it's the LAW." lol. Newbies should feel welcome to post wherever they want, whether it's in the FSOT or the chatter areas or an intro.
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