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 Goodbye WBs...For real

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 2 Oct 2012 10:35 PM
 21 Jul 2008
 Ottawa
LadyK
Addict
2,957
Oh - WB - I will miss you! frown You were my first and only forum until I recently & begrudgingly move to Buzzle...I was lonely on here after the 'change'.

We were together for almost 6 years while I planned my wedding, TTC, had THREE babies and you held my hand though it all.

I made lots of friends and learned so much. Who know you could do THAT with and Easter Cream Egg?

Day is done, gone the sun, from the hills, from the lake, from the sky. I salute you WB and I will miss you. bye
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 2 Oct 2012 10:36 PM
 22 Jul 2004
 Victoria, BC
Alysha
Raving Lunatic
11,351
Just logged in after I heard, I haven't logged in since I had my 2nd baby, just toooooo busy and there are FB groups now. I loved WB, thru the wedding process, TTC, baby #1, TTC #2, baby #2. Met alot of people and I am sad.
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 2 Oct 2012 10:50 PM
 21 Oct 2009
lastone
Postaholic
8,824

Admin/mods thank-you for trying to save WB. I wish more time could have been given to help this board rebuild itself but also understand the business side of things. Why give the buzzards more time to circle and bite away the little bits that were left?

Hopefully in time SMJ will try to rebuild with a new site and new members. People hate change and it is really unfortunate that they were not willing to try and keep Weddingbells together. Instead they broke it apart and have now caused the end of an era.

Notwithstanding the joy my husband (and probably many others who complained about how much time with GF/wives spend on here) will have over this closing this, for me this feels like I am loosing a friend. Becoming one of the buzzards on buzzle is not for me. So when this forum closes I will disappear from many lives and they from mine.

Thank-you for helping me plan my wedding. Thank-you for helping me get ready to have my babies. Thank-you for giving me a place to come to at 2 am when my babies would not sleep and connecting me to people who could relate. Thank-you for being there and giving me a safe non-judgemental place to come to when my son was diagnosed with special needs.

I wish everyone I have met on here great happiness and success. May life be kind to all of you.
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 2 Oct 2012 11:05 PM
 22 Oct 2004
 Winnipeg, MB
waterlily
Addict
4,555
GBWB, thank you for sharing in so many aspects of my life. I truly believe that with out the knowledge I gained here I would not have had the foggiest clue on how to TTC, how to move on after multiple miscarriages and a devestating loss. I would not have know all of the baby stuff that I learned here and have been able to pass on that information.

Thank you for introducing me to many great ladies who have become on-line and IRL friends.
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 2 Oct 2012 11:06 PM
 12 May 2008
 Wisconsin, USA
ruby_wi
Raving Lunatic
14,221
Thanks for letting Americans join, yo. I never would have known about Coffee Crisps without WB.

Very happy that a lot of us are still together in another place though, and yay for FB. But I will always be grateful to WB for getting me through some tough and happy times too.

Sad to see all of the great info and history in here just disappear!!
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 2 Oct 2012 11:56 PM
 19 Jan 2007
 Toronto
Firefly4
Devotee
1,550
Another one who just had to say goodbye, I never posted much but signed in almost daily for 5 years... I made the switch but this still hurts my heart...
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 3 Oct 2012 12:55 AM
 22 Feb 2009
 Surrey, BC
wishfullthinking
Fan
704
I'll join the great Good-Bye, although, like everyone else I migrated months ago.

Thanks for all the help. My entire wedding was a contribution by WB, I cannot even imagine what it would have been like without it. I found my photographer here (back when they had their own section to advertise), my venue was a recommendation from a poster and nearly every craft came from an idea gleaned on WB. For the two years we were waiting to TTC there was so much knowledge and support here, and the long months it took to conceive DD the wealth of support was priceless! I will miss this site, Buzzle is close, but it's not quite the same!
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 3 Oct 2012 9:50 AM
 10 Feb 2004
 Russell (Ottawa area)
_April_
Postaholic
6,996
I want to "like" so many posts in this thread...
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 3 Oct 2012 10:28 AM
 17 Apr 2012
Missingact
New Member
16
Angie,

I was a long-time member on WB. I want to say that you took over after a meteor hit and you did so with grace, humour, and it was much appreciated. I'm sorry that these boards fell apart. I met some of my best friends on this board, and from squirrels to fourm-look changes this really was a great community (but I won't miss the pink-ha!). Thanks for doing your best. I hope you join us at Buzzle and see what a great community we have. smile

And mods, you rock. Thank you for devoting your personal time to maintaining these boards when you were left in the trenches. I know there have been times when you took heat, and that was unfair. Thank you for committing to the cause.

Chuck, you come to Buzzle too. We wonder about you and hope you are well.

Peace out!
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 3 Oct 2012 12:22 PM
 29 Mar 2006
 Toronto, ON
jennypea
Postaholic
5,235
I'm so sad about this, like many here this forum was my rock though my wedding, TTC struggles, pregnancies, parenting, PPD and so many other areas of my life. I know things have changed and clearly some people are aggressively upset with the powers that be over this forum. But for me it provided a free easily accessible support network at some of my best and worst times. and for that I will always and truly be grateful

thank you everyone from the bottom of my misty-eyed heart
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 3 Oct 2012 4:25 PM
 3 Jun 2012
kerrs
New Member
1
Wow, I haven't been on WB for sometime but I felt the need to say goodbye!

WB was there for me through an engagement, marriage, divorce, loss of a job, death of a parent, moving, falling in love again and getting pregnant. What a ride it has been. I won't foget it!
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 3 Oct 2012 4:57 PM
 28 Jun 2011
marieal
Devotee
1,497
God, haven't posted here in ages. Goodbye, WB's...it's beena slice!

-Mojomama
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 3 Oct 2012 7:45 PM
 14 Mar 2009
T&C
Duchess of the Forum
20,838
It's really the end of a era.

I've met some amazing ladies on this site and had so much help in planning our wedding. It's very unfortunate that new brides won't have the same community to fall back on.

Good bye for real, WB. It's been a slice.
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 3 Oct 2012 8:19 PM
 21 Sep 2007
AppleBlossom
Devotee
2,245
I'm sad to see it go.. spent many wasted yet entertaining hours on this forum and met some friends along the way smile
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 3 Oct 2012 11:13 PM
 23 Jun 2006
 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
kathleen86
Postaholic
6,506
Goodbye, WB! You were here when I needed you and I'm very sad to see you go. <3
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 4 Oct 2012 11:47 AM
 24 Apr 2007
 New Brunswick
Moexx
Postaholic
6,760
I'm surprised at how emotional I am that the forum is shutting down.
I've learned so much from the members of the community and am happy to keep chatting with them on Buzzle but it's still a bummer to see it go.
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 4 Oct 2012 11:51 AM
 2 Jan 2009
 Nunavut
MillyHa
Postaholic
6,666
Thanks for the memories and amazing friends, WB.

It's so sad that this is what it's come to.
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 4 Oct 2012 2:37 PM
 11 Jun 2002
 Ottawa, Ontario
Nat&Phil
Addict
4,685
I've been here for over 10 years, so I'm sad to see it come to this... my husband, on the other hand, is happy (silly man)!

From planning a wedding to a bunch of kids - I've met tons of great ladies and made some wonderful friends.

Perhaps I'll move on to Buzzle, I miss my mommy groups.

It was a slice while it lasted.

Thank you to my fellow mod-squad members, especially Ruth. You guys rock.
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 4 Oct 2012 11:22 PM
 31 Jul 2010
omaki
Devotee
1,941
Nat&Phil - you should totally come on over! I haven't bugged you about it because I didn't want to push you over here, but...since you opened the door. wink

***

And just a little clarification - Buzzle started AFTER WB blew up. It wasn't the cause of it - it was a reaction to it. Some people seem a little confused on the timeline. wink

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 4 Oct 2012 11:23 PM
 15 Jun 2008
 Calgary : )
Nire
Postaholic
5,130
Nat&Phil - please come over. (and your husband can yell at us later for sucking you back into the addiction)
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 6 Oct 2012 1:55 AM
 19 Mar 2012
Thisgirl
New Member
33
Man, I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't been introduced to wb 6 years ago. I met one of my best friends, who travelled to be here with my for the birth of ydd on here. I lost a child and had people in this community grieving with me and actually having their own celebrations of life for her. I then got to share twice, my pregnancies with my healthy girls

I have felt so much love and support from the members here. It hasn't always been sunshine and roses and I did attempt to leave once but man, this place has done so much for me and I am so grateful to have found it.

goodbye wb, it's a shame it had to end this way frown
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 8 Oct 2012 2:39 AM
 19 Aug 2001
 Calgary
sonyan
Fan
555
Wow! I'm so sad to see this. I am a lurker but have been here for a long time checking in every week or so.

Thanks I am thankful for the ladies that offered wedding advice, supported me in times of grief and helped convince me of finding help for my depression. Most of my posts have been bumped off because they are so old but the sense of community has stayed with me.

Thanks to the mods and admin. You have all done such hard work and have not always been appreciate for it.

I have learned lots over the years and will miss popping in to say hi and see what is going on.

Best of luck everyone.

:*(
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 8 Oct 2012 2:40 AM
 19 Aug 2001
 Calgary
sonyan
Fan
555
Gotta say I'm also going to miss my ticker telling me how long I've been married. Now I am going to have to remember!
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 8 Oct 2012 9:53 PM
 21 Apr 2010
Red_
Addict
3,474
GBWB - and thank you...
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 9 Oct 2012 11:08 AM
 24 May 2009
 Durham Region, ON
DayDreamer
Devotee
1,638
I've not been around through many of the life-changing events that many of the members have been through. While I remember certain iconic posts (and indeed, the original GBWB thread is among them), I know there were a lot of other stories that were alluded to that I'll never be able to know. That doesn't sadden me as much as the final, definite knowledge that there will be stories by potential members old and new that will never get to be shared due to the forums closing down.

At least I'll have my memories of the place. Goodbye, WB. You'll be missed.

And, also, a shout-out to the mods (past AND current) for pouring so much of their blood, sweat and tears into this place. You truly did make it an enjoyable place for so many women (and a few men!) to gather and chatter, to laugh and joke, to cry and lend their support, to share and create the drama. It was a wonderful community made a million times better by the team of volunteers willing to keep things in check. Seriously, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
buzzle
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 10 Oct 2012 3:58 PM
 21 Apr 2007
 Ontario
MyGeek
Devotee
2,263
I'm sad to see it go, but it just hasn't been the same. I had a lot of good memories and fun on these boards, and got to meet some great people smile

Goodbye WB....
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 11 Oct 2012 9:16 PM
 11 Mar 2009
 the Centre of the Universe
siorhona
Postaholic
7,643
Boo. I'm so sad, even though I haven't been around much since the split. I'll miss y'all.
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 13 Oct 2012 8:35 PM
 25 Feb 2008
 St. John's, NL
nl_bella
Fan
557
WB you have been apart of my life for 6 Years!!! Other than my family you have been the longest relationship I've ever had.

I know I haven't been on the site in a while but I'm kind of sad to be seeing it go. The forum got me through the planning stages of my wedding, through the trauma of my miscarriage, the worry/ stress of being pregnant, and the joy in having my son....

Just want to say my thanks for having been there for my joys and sorrows smile
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 13 Oct 2012 8:49 PM
 26 Apr 2002
 Toronto
PeeJay
Fan
986
Wow I just found out about this today. I have been a member for a decade (like FF) and although my post count is not too high, I have certainly done my fair share of post reading. I will truly miss the stories, the banter, the drama and the knowing that I could always come back, login and stay awhile. Good luck to everyone. smile
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 14 Oct 2012 6:31 PM
 20 Oct 2007
 Vancouver
blueskies
Devotee
1,316
I'm sad to hear about this, although I haven't been on the forum posting regularly at all recently...I was still reading!

I joined 7 years ago, and even though wedding planning was the reason, it was all the stuff that followed from TTC to M/C to raising a toddler, to figuring out how to best balance work & being a mom, that made me stay.

I loved having this cyber-community, and although I was too shy to ever make it to a GTG, I still felt connected.

So, thank you WB for coming up in my google search all those years ago, thank you to the mods/admin and everyone who made the forum work, and thank you to everyone for sharing a piece of advice, a story, a photo over the years.

All the best!
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 16 Oct 2012 9:53 PM
 9 Sep 2007
 Niagara Region
MuskokaRoots
Devotee
1,898
Good Bye WBs! You were really helpful with planning my wedding and then baby related stuff!
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 16 Oct 2012 10:00 PM
 30 Oct 2006
ClareBear
Devotee
2,408
One last post... Later WB! Thanks for the memories!
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 18 Oct 2012 6:36 PM
 25 Aug 2006
 Calgary
JMaddy
Devotee
1,915
I didn't think I'd be getting so emotional reading all the posts. I haven't been on here in months- even before The Split, I'd felt like things were different. It wasn't the board that I'd joined years before, and that made me sad, so I just avoided it.

Now, knowing that it will be gone forever in two weeks (less one day!), I'm getting nostalgic....even for the Squirrels.

Gawd, when I joined, I was only 23, and now I'm almost 30. This board got me through planning Wedding #1, Mother-In-Law issues, the cancellation of Wedding #1, more In-Law issues, the planning and cancellation of Wedding #2, DH's drinking, three different job losses, and the eventual planning (and execution!) of Wedding #3. It was where I came when I felt like I was NEVER going to get married, and was sad and depressed. It was where I came to get information on Temping and Charting and TTC. It was where I came for recipe inspiration and decor ideas and advice about money and pets and everything else under the sun. No matter what my question was, I knew that SOMEONE here could point me in the right direction.

The days when I felt like I had no one to talk to- no one that I could tell things to- WB was there for me. It got me through work days when I was staring at the clock, willing it to move, it got me through nights home alone when DH was playing hockey and there was nothing on TV, it got me through the long days at home when I felt completely useless. It's seen me grow up- I am not the person I was when I joined.

I remember people searching for replacement wedding dresses for CJsWedding with 48 hours to go until her big day. I remember dozens of brides sending one or two handmade invites to a bride who had lost all of hers. I remember dozens of ladies offering to help me with my wedding, when I was overwhelmed and panicked. I remember Adopt-A-Soldier care packages being sent overseas at Christmas. I remember howling at the badly-photoshopped "Black Boots" thread. I remember the original GBWB thread that broke the forum and had to be deep-sixed. To all of the new members, I'm sorry that you never experienced the WB forum at it's best, because it was absolutely magical- watching all these women (and a few brave men!) who had never met and didn't know each other, rally around in times of need. Yes, we had our Drama Threads (oh, the Drama Llama was EXTREMELY busy at times!) and the occasional troll, but in general, WB restored my faith in humanity and the Internet on the days when it seemed like it was all just selfishness and snark.

My deepest thanks go out to all the Mods- it's a dirty job, and you all handled it with grace.

So, Goodbye WB. May all your bad parts disappear on October 31, and may all the best parts of your spirit live on with the ladies at Buzzle.
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 25 Oct 2012 11:55 AM
 21 Nov 2006
 Sherwood Park, AB
LoveSweetLove
Addict
3,123
I am so sad to see this forum closing. Even though I have migrated over to another fantastic forum, I appreciated being able to return here to search for answers. What a loss of a wonderful resource and a wealth of information.

I have visited this site at least once a day for almost 6 years. I have met so many wonderful people and learned so many things.

Thanks WB. So sad to see you disappear.
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 25 Oct 2012 11:46 PM
 20 Aug 2002
Lesley
Addict
4,139
Met some great girls on WB and thank you to those that helped me through some of the darkest days of my life. It makes me sad that I will never chat with some of you again and I'm sorry that this isn't a personal thank you, but with only 5 days left, that's the best I can do.

Here's to 10 years of posting! Cheers!
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 26 Oct 2012 3:21 PM
 30 Oct 2002
 Calgary
Gnome
Postaholic
5,089
Goodbye to Weddingbells I suppose it is time to see you go. All the Moderators thank you for your hard and thankless work. Angie you seem like a cool person sorry WB's couldn't have bounced back with new people.

I suppose Lauren B, Annonywife and I have something in common now. I also don't want my information out there either.
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 26 Oct 2012 4:19 PM
 16 Oct 2007
 Calgary, AB
DR_Bride
Chatterbox
409
Wow this is making more sad that I thought it would. WB has been a big part of my life for the last 6 years!
I just wanted to to say goodbye and thanks to the mods who worked so hard to keep us all together.
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 27 Oct 2012 10:51 PM
 22 Jun 2006
RizzoLee
Devotee
1,286
Though I never really found a place here while planning my wedding, planning, conceiving, delivering and raising my little mess-machine here has added so much to my life. I've 'met' and met some of the most wonderful people I know, who I speak to more often than my IRL friends and who know about me than they do in recent years.

The end of an era has come. Thanks to all! Bring on Buzzle!

(Virtual yearbook signature? Perhaps)
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
buzzle
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