Topic tidy up? Come and tell us your thoughts
We've been having a think about how to make the Chat forum a bit easier for new folks - and regulars - to find their way around.
One of the most obvious things to do seems to be to cut down on all the topics we've got - we've got over 130 of them! That's quite a lot to get your head round.
Some of you have already suggested that we combine some of the more narrow topics into one bigger topic - put all the Weaning at 6 months, Weaning at 7 months, Weaning at 8 months together, for example, in one big Weaning topic, so everyone can help each other, whatever stage of weaning they're at.
Or put all the different birth topics (home birth, C Section etc) into one big Labour & Birth topic.
We also think some of the threads in the Support topics could be moved into other topics quite nicely. After all, BX is all about support - wherever you look; we don't need a special section for it!
There are also some topics at the moment where no one has posted for AGES and it's all a bit tumbleweedy and sad.
And there are other topics where people are posting new threads about something completely unrelated to the topic header. I've just been moving a whole lot of threads about pregnancy worries out of a topic called Chatroom rules, for example. Not much hope of getting an answer there! But people are obviously confused by all the topics available and just choose somewhere, anywhere...
We think, if we have a little spruce up, though, the Chat forum will look a bit tidier and a lot busier - and people will probably get their posts replied to more quickly.
But what do you think? Do you think this is a good idea?
Do let us know. After all, it's your site - and our aim is to make it work better for you.