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The CafeMom Help Desk - Ask Questions Here! FAQs, Tips and Abbreviations...

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We hope you're enjoying your time on CafeMom!

If there is anything that we can do to help you get started, please let us know.

We are always happy to help answer any questions and share tips on using the site.

We can even match you up with a long time CafeMom member to help show you around!

Ask for help!
Reply to this post or send me a message.

1.  Reply to this post  - ask a question or request that a CafeMom mentor contact you.
** To reply to this post, click on the 'reply to post' button at the top (or bottom) of this post. When the text box opens, add your reply. Once you've added your reply, click on the "Add Reply' button.

2. Send me a PM (private message) - let me know how I can help!
** To send me a PM, click here:  Send a Message to Cafe Robin

 

Tips for getting started on CafeMom:

You'll find Moms talking right on our group.  Please feel free to join in!

You may want to ask for advice or bring up a topic for discussion. 
To add a new post to a group, click on the "Add a Post" button at the top of the group. 

You may also want to join some conversations and share your thoughts. 
To add a reply to a post, click on the "Reply to Post' button at the top of the post you're replying to.

If you're not sure where to start, we recommend starting here on the groups:
The Newcomers Club, The Cafe and Advice for Moms

They are large, general discussion groups that always have members chatting - day and night. 
You can feel free to post about specific topics... or whatever's on your mind. 

To find more groups that you may enjoy, click on these links:

  • Popular CafeMom Groups - CafeMom-run groups are public and you're invited to join right in!
  • Find a Group - Some of our member run groups are private and you may need to apply to join. 

For CafeMom FAQs, scroll down to the replies below.

Thank you for being a member of CafeMom!

Enjoy the site!

coffee  Robin and your friends at CafeMom

 

by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Replies (41-50):
Mommawebb61
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Hello

Cafe Robin
by Group Owner on Jun. 26, 2010 at 8:04 PM

 

Quoting hmm..:

Hi!

I'm new and a little lost.
Is there a glossary page?
In the meantime, what is a 'troll'?
What is a 'siggy'? Actually, I Googled it and think I've got that one figured out.
What is a 'sweet pea' and a 'charm'?

Thanks,
Alice

Hi Alice,

It's nice to meet you!

Here are some answers to you questions.

If you'd like a glossary of CafeMom features, click here:
http://www.cafemom.com/about/getting_started.php

A "troll" is someone who posts for the purpose of upsetting and bothering others.

A 'siggy' is an easy way to identify yourself when you post things online. Include your name, a photo, a link to your CafeMom profile page - whatever you want people reading your message to know about you.

If you're looking for some help in creating a siggy or want someone to make a signature for you, visit the Featured Signature & Design Groups listing to find a variety of great groups that can help you with your signature!

SweetPeas are smileys that are only available to CafeMom members  You can add them to any of your posts - just click the "Add a SweetPea" button above the box where you type.

Charms let you quickly react by adding a little ‘Congrats', ‘Funny' or  ‘You Rock' message to the post with one click of your mouse! 

If you have any other questions, please let us know!

We hope you enjoy your time on CafeMom!

wave Robin

 

Cafe Robin
by Group Owner on Jun. 26, 2010 at 8:06 PM

 

Quoting Mommawebb61:

Hello

Welcome to CafeMom!!

If you have any questions or want some tips on getting started, please let us know.  We are happy to help!

Have fun on the site!

Robin

Radarma
by One_Dar on Jun. 26, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Hey Robin, ala baguette...how do I grill asparagus?

Where is the hotlink for that? Hmmm Hmmm?

:P

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Jun. 26, 2010 at 8:47 PM

 

Quoting Radarma:

Hey Robin, ala baguette...how do I grill asparagus?

Where is the hotlink for that? Hmmm Hmmm?

:P

Hi Radarma,

We wrap ours in tin foil and add butter, a little salt and pepper and parmesean cheese!

It's delish!  barbecuing

Thanks for your question!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

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The CafeMom  Newcomers Club The CafeMom Newcomers Club    The Cafe
Current Events & Hot Topics Current Events & Hot Topics          Advice for Moms    

Radarma
by One_Dar on Jun. 26, 2010 at 11:48 PM


Quoting Cafe GroupAdmin:

 

Quoting Radarma:

Hey Robin, ala baguette...how do I grill asparagus?

Where is the hotlink for that? Hmmm Hmmm?

:P

Hi Radarma,

We wrap ours in tin foil and add butter, a little salt and pepper and parmesean cheese!

It's delish!  barbecuing

Thanks for your question!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

I did the same, sans parmesan tonight and voila! It really was nothing short of spectacular!

Who knew it was that easy? BBQ is the heart of summah.

kjoarcik
by Kori on Jun. 29, 2010 at 7:18 PM

 I've seen the abbreviation ERF...what does that mean? Didn't see it above.

 

Thanks!

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Jun. 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM

 

Quoting kjoarcik:

 I've seen the abbreviation ERF...what does that mean? Didn't see it above.

 

Thanks!

 Hi kjoarcik!

Thank you for your question!

ERF means Extended Rear Facing. It is for Extending the time you Rear Face your Children in their carseats!

Hope you have a great day!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

Join us on these CafeMom Groups:
The CafeMom  Newcomers Club The CafeMom Newcomers Club    The Cafe
Current Events & Hot Topics Current Events & Hot Topics          Advice for Moms    

ktzmom107
by on Jul. 9, 2010 at 10:43 AM

When I made one of my first posts, someone responded with a "BUMP."  What does that mean?

Cafe Robin
by Group Owner on Jul. 9, 2010 at 10:52 AM
1 mom liked this

 

Quoting ktzmom107:

When I made one of my first posts, someone responded with a "BUMP."  What does that mean?

 Hello and welcome to the group!!

When someone posts "bump" in a reply to a post, they are bringing the whole thread to the top of the group so more people will see it and reply. 

The posts on the group are in order of when the last reply was added.

BUMP stands for Bring Up My Post!

Any reply to a post will "bump" the whole thread to the top of the group. 

Let me know if you have any other questions or would like some tips on using CafeMom!

Thank you for being a member of The Newcomers Club!

have a nice weekend Robin

 

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