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why can't we answer a question from a group we don't belong to when we know we can say something to help. i am in my 50's but i'm to old to join the 30 mom group but could help a mom there?

you see questions everyday on cm and would like to help out somebody, but why do we have to join the group to answer/ help out one person? can't we have like a 5 question min. before having to join?

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nana143

Asked by nana143 at 10:42 AM on Jul. 9, 2010 in About CafeMom

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  • Maybe you can send a personal message to that person instead? I'm sure theyd appreciate your help! :)
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 10:44 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Exactly what Kimberly said. I see that stuff and just pm them. I do the same for really old questions that I find, if I think they may not check back.
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 10:48 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • 1) I didnt know you could see questions from groups you didnt belong to
    2) pm the poster.
    sahlady

    Answer by sahlady at 10:49 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I would just PM the original poster.
    Katt709

    Answer by Katt709 at 10:54 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I was wondering the same thing.
    mamaofficer

    Answer by mamaofficer at 11:04 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I just join the group to answer; most have an automatic boot if you don't post often enough.
    happytexasCM

    Answer by happytexasCM at 11:58 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Yeah, do a "personal message", and why not JOIN? Who cares, this Web site is to help people out!
    MDT09

    Answer by MDT09 at 3:11 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • It all depends on the group and their privacy settings. Some groups allow you to and some don't. =)
    firenicecream

    Answer by firenicecream at 5:37 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • thanks everybody
    nana143

    Comment by nana143 (original poster) at 12:19 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

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