So I was asked to be a moderator on a cafemom group, and in exchange for my participation I would receive a $25 gift card for a certain number of posts a month. At first it sounded fun, but I found myself posting/replying to things I normally wouldn't just to rack up my number of posts.
Now I wonder when I'm in other groups if that's what other people are doing? Are they really interested in what's going on or is that post just another number?
I left the moderator group, but I still have a bad taste about the whole thing.
I understand what CM is trying to do (to get the group going and to keep it exciting) but I'm wondering if they should leave it to the moms to make a connection that will make a group succeed or fail.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:14 AM on Dec. 17, 2010 in About CafeMom
Answer by kateandjona at 8:23 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by justnancyb at 10:14 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by missingruth at 10:32 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by snivic at 5:23 PM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by Zoeyis at 8:24 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
I used to own a pretty popular group... I took it over b/c the owner had left CM. It was fun for a few months but then became such a chore that I actually didn't even want to sign in any more. I actually left CM for a about 2 weeks b/c of feeling like it was a job. I came back with a different profile and I am not going to moderate or own anything.
Once it stops being fun for you it's time to take a step back and re-evaluate. Do what feels right for you... if you feel like you are forcing conversation to meet a quota then it takes something from the group and your experience in it, not adding to it. Time to retire from moderation. Just IMO any ways. Sounds like you did what's right for you... that's what counts ;o)
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:29 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by -AJ at 6:28 AM on Dec. 18, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 8:18 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by tiddliwinks at 8:32 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
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