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Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs

There have been a lot of "lurkers" coming out lately expressing their thanks to the regs on the excellent advice that is given on these boards.

I just wanted to say to the newbies- Bad ideas will not be validated by the regs, and the advice that is given is always proper and good.  If your idea is not validated, please try very hard to avoid the whole "everyone is mean", "no good advice is given" entitled foot stomp bit. 

And to the regs, you guys always give excellent advice.  I know there are a lot of these newbies that do the whole "i'm leaving" foot stomp bit, however it seems like there are a LOT more lurkers out there that are coming out and expressing their heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the advice you all give.  So I just wanted to say keep up the excellent advice and you ALL are appreciated!

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Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs

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    So because someone has a higher post count, they are automatically give great advice? You guys take your "Reg" status way to serious.
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    I'm a lurker, who likes to occassionally post, and  I totally appreciate the honest opinions. I can see the whole "Regs are being mean" just because people don't like their ideas being poo poo'd on, and being told they are being rude, or that what they are planning to do break etiquette.

    I totally got told that what I was doing in regards to not inviting a specific guest was rude last week. I didn't like it. But the girls are CORRECT! I appreciate the no BS here.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lurkers-newbies-and-regs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:9ddfe2ff-bc1f-4bb4-8b04-ac16797ab918Post:4ed483a2-0139-4b80-80a2-63513bc80254">Re:Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs</a>:
    [QUOTE]So because someone has a higher post count, they are automatically give great advice? You guys take your "Reg" status way to serious.
    Posted by FLANYTATOOGURL[/QUOTE]

    No one has mentioned a higher post count and OP has a low post count. Not sure what your point is.
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    Flany, what kind of tattoos do you have?
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    <div align="left">In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lurkers-newbies-and-regs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:9ddfe2ff-bc1f-4bb4-8b04-ac16797ab918Post:50dbf33c-dc2c-4830-9c81-6f9b3ab073ed">Re:Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re:Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs : No one has mentioned a higher post count and OP has a low post count. Not sure what your point is.
    Posted by MuppetFan[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I don't get what the point is either.  </div>
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    edited April 2013
    I think that's why it's a great idea to lurk for awhile - if possible - before posting. Newbies might not be used to the blunt answers of some regs. And they might get some background on why their honeymoon registries, B lists, partial open bars, and replacing people in wedding parties might get shot down!

    ETA: I've learned A LOT from lurking on these boards and regs give fantastic advice.
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    Lurking is great, I did it for a long time but... Please, lurkers, start posting too! =) 
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    I really haven't begun too much planning yet but I've lurked quite a bit.  I've learned a lot about what not to do as I begin planning.

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    What's the matter Flany, got kicked off the WW board?
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    Hahaha. I lurked the entire time I was planning my wedding and only started posting now that I'm married. (Which I think makes puts me in the married hag/feel bad for my husband category?)

    There seem to be people who post here because they care about etiquette and people who post to get their ideas validated. The ladies here giving advice will gladly offer to both categories and offer really good advice, too. Some just take it better than others...
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    I lurk a lot and find the posts very educating. Don't have much to post as I can usually get on the site and see what is what and have question answered.
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    edited April 2013
    Aw Flany, I wuv you for your obvious trolling.  It's kind of like bird watching.  See if you can spot the randomly overaggressive post in it's natural environment.  Behold nature's true glory!

    And Antibride, thanks for posting this :).  I went through the whole 'newbie flouncing off in a huff, then coming back and lurking' phase.  I wish I had seen things like this when I was new.
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    I don't have much to post about, but I've learned a lot from the Regs on this board by lurking!
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    <div align="left">In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lurkers-newbies-and-regs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:9ddfe2ff-bc1f-4bb4-8b04-ac16797ab918Post:8dfffdf3-b63a-4d66-a193-7e4acae01b6b">Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs</a>:
    [QUOTE]Aw Flany, I wuv you for your obvious trolling.  It's kind of like bird watching.  See if you can spot the randomly overaggressive post in it's natural environment.  Behold nature's true glory! <strong>And Antibride, thanks for posting this :).  I went through the whole 'newbie flouncing off in a huff, then coming back and lurking' phase.  I wish I had seen things like this when I was new.
    </strong>Posted by Peledreamsofrain[/QUOTE]
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    Thanks Pele-I always believe that when someone does a good job, they should be commended.  And the Regs definitely never hear enough positive words.
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    I am mostly a lurker, I do post every once in a while but I have to say that the regs do give great advice. I appreciate the time they taken answering some of the crazy crap people ask on here as well as the legit questions.
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    I lurked on a different user name for over a year and didn't post till I became an old married hag
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    edited April 2013
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lurkers-newbies-and-regs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:9ddfe2ff-bc1f-4bb4-8b04-ac16797ab918Post:3096c02c-c07b-47d7-a43a-903290d37ae6">Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hahaha. I lurked the entire time I was planning my wedding and only started posting now that I'm married.
    Posted by Djinxs[/QUOTE]
    This was me as well. Lurking is the single greatest piece of advice newbs can get. <div>
    </div><div>Why won't Flany talk to me?</div><div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lurkers-newbies-and-regs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:9ddfe2ff-bc1f-4bb4-8b04-ac16797ab918Post:7dbb3bcf-81f5-4561-bb68-a7922f566737">Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs : This was me as well. Lurking is the single greatest piece of advice newbs can get.  Why won't Flany talk to me?
    Posted by AddieL73[/QUOTE]

    <div>Because you spelled "tattoo" correctly and now she doesn't know what it means</div>
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    I'm mostly a lurker but do post from time to time...I've learned a TON from lurking and am totally grateful for the great advice i've read from regs...I was totally clueless about things before so i'm glad I avoided a lot of faux pas that couldve been made!
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    AddieCakeAddieCake member
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    edited April 2013
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lurkers-newbies-and-regs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:9ddfe2ff-bc1f-4bb4-8b04-ac16797ab918Post:38d6817e-0119-4948-b3bb-c0a06594167c">Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs : Because you spelled "tattoo" correctly and now she doesn't know what it means
    Posted by CourtaniaLynn[/QUOTE]
    Well, fluck. Let me try again. <div>
    </div><div>Flany!  What kinda tatz u got?!</div><div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lurkers-newbies-and-regs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:9ddfe2ff-bc1f-4bb4-8b04-ac16797ab918Post:f171e6ce-51af-4bc8-a930-a8f649cdf90d">Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs : Well, fluck. Let me try again.  Flany!  What kinda tatz u got?!
    Posted by AddieL73[/QUOTE]

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    I've been a raging lurker for a long time.  I jump in and post when I can, but usually things are over and done before I get to them.

    I got a lot of great advice from the Regs, I also got my arse handed to me a couple times in the early days before I knew what I was doing.

    Now I'm just an old married hag who lurks.

     

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lurkers-newbies-and-regs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:9ddfe2ff-bc1f-4bb4-8b04-ac16797ab918Post:7fed2e1b-0460-4d51-b5dd-7be00f2858b2">Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs : That's what you just made me do.
    Posted by kmbryant2413[/QUOTE]
    Noice!<div>
    </div><div>I really want Flany to come back. What a random thread for her to pop herself into. </div>
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    Oh! I hadn't gone back to that one!
    What did you think would happen if you walked up to a group of internet strangers and told them to get shoehorned by their lady doc?~StageManager14
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    In Response to Re:Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs:[QUOTE]Usually good advice, typically poor delivery. Posted by Sleeper2013[/QUOTE]..........I agree with this!
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    I used to be a fairly regular poster until I was forced into ending my engagement last fall (LONG, tough story...), but I've come back to lurking in the past month or so as part of my healing journey. I've been reminded about what great advice, camaraderie (sp?), and reminders this board gives, as well as the 'I've got your back even if you don't realize it' vibe there is around here.  I really appreciate the reg's willingness to shoot a big old fat hole in some people's overinflated senses of entitlement, and I appreciate even more those who take that in stride and figure out that listening is better than arguing.

    Would anyone mind if I started posting again sometimes?  It makes me sad to think of my wedding that isn't going to be now, but I've missed this place.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_lurkers-newbies-and-regs?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:9ddfe2ff-bc1f-4bb4-8b04-ac16797ab918Post:2192ceaf-995e-4cdb-9725-96345c2cd193">Re: Lurkers, Newbies, and Regs</a>:
    [QUOTE]Would anyone mind if I started posting again sometimes?  It makes me sad to think of my wedding that isn't going to be now, but I've missed this place.
    Posted by RebeccaB88[/QUOTE]
    Why would anyone mind? The more the merrier!
    What did you think would happen if you walked up to a group of internet strangers and told them to get shoehorned by their lady doc?~StageManager14
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    Okay, what is a troll??!!  Also, I'm trying to move from lurker to part-time blipper.  I'm on my journey toward reg Laughing I really do love this board!!!
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