[quote=“Maoman”] I think a Parenting Forum would/could be very valuable, but I’d like somebody to show me (in one post) the dozens of threads that could be moved there. That would be all the proof I’d need.
There’s your challenge![/quote]
The other problem is similar to when the womens forum was set up for women only. Not only will it have a tendancy to be private information made public but those that are being written about will have access to it.
Example I ran out a thread for a while about my daughter being in the USA and worrying about drugs. I got great feedback and it helped.
But…if the mentioned party got on the site and found that thread there could be hell to pay (my hell) for talking about her in a public forum.
But…I really do not like the idea of all these private rooms on Forumosa and divisions. Seems to be a recipe for fragmenting the site into groups that can go them against us in the more public forums with back up from the private forums.
So, maybe a good idea and keep it public. Private issues could be discussed by PM with like minded people. These links being established through the general discussion on the parents forum.
Maybe that could have worked with the women? I understand that the problem was men coming in and making smart comments. Well, if the same was happening on the parents forum people could be warned that it is outside the rules. Again, similar problem with a solution.