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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
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pyrateprincess
by on Jul. 13, 2010 at 3:16 PM

is it possible to get an email notification if someone has quoted me in a post?

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Jul. 14, 2010 at 10:55 AM

 

Quoting pyrateprincess:

is it possible to get an email notification if someone has quoted me in a post?

 Hi,

Unfortunately, it is not possible at this time to get a notification when someone has quoted you in a post.

This is on our list of things that we'd like added to the site, too!  It would be a great feature!

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Thank you for being a member of the group!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

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paganbaby
by Ruby Member on Jul. 15, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Hi! I`ve sent messages but haven`t gotten a reply back. I forgot this is the best way to talk to you guys ;-)

I made a post with a "naked" picture in it. The whole picture is an illusion, no one is actually naked. The "butt" is actually just the camera girl`s arm.

Unfortunately my post was deleted :-( I`d like to know If I could re-post it again since it`s not really breaking TOS.

Cafe Robin
by Group Owner on Jul. 15, 2010 at 2:44 PM

 

Quoting paganbaby:

Hi! I`ve sent messages but haven`t gotten a reply back. I forgot this is the best way to talk to you guys ;-)

I made a post with a "naked" picture in it. The whole picture is an illusion, no one is actually naked. The "butt" is actually just the camera girl`s arm.

Unfortunately my post was deleted :-( I`d like to know If I could re-post it again since it`s not really breaking TOS.

Hi paganbaby,

Very funny!  I checked into your deleted post and can see where the mistake was made - it took me a little bit to get it...lol.

Your post has been returned to the group:
Ha, ha, I can show naked pitures! Lol

Thank you for the laugh and for being a great member of CafeMom!

Robin

paganbaby
by Ruby Member on Jul. 15, 2010 at 3:21 PM

thank you

Quoting Cafe Robin:


Quoting paganbaby:

Hi! I`ve sent messages but haven`t gotten a reply back. I forgot this is the best way to talk to you guys ;-)

I made a post with a "naked" picture in it. The whole picture is an illusion, no one is actually naked. The "butt" is actually just the camera girl`s arm.

Unfortunately my post was deleted :-( I`d like to know If I could re-post it again since it`s not really breaking TOS.

Hi paganbaby,

Very funny!  I checked into your deleted post and can see where the mistake was made - it took me a little bit to get it...lol.

Your post has been returned to the group:
Ha, ha, I can show naked pitures! Lol

Thank you for the laugh and for being a great member of CafeMom!

Robin



smarker72
by on Jul. 22, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Ok, so what do the abbreviations mean?

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Jul. 23, 2010 at 10:45 AM

 

Quoting smarker72:

Ok, so what do the abbreviations mean?

Hi smarker72,

This list can always be found on the 1st page of The Newcomers Club in the The CafeMom Help Desk - Getting started on CafeMom post.

Some Common Abbreviations


WRITING IN ALL CAPITALS - SHOUTING

BUMP - Bring Up My Post!  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.  The posts on the group are in order of when the last reply was added.

AC = Adopted Child
AF = Aunt Flo
AP= Attachment Parenting
ATM = At the Moment
AYT = Are You There
BBL = Be Back Later
BF = Boy Friend (also sometimes best friend, breast-feeding or breakfast, depending on context!!)
BFN = Big Fat Negative
BFP = Big Fat Positive
BIL = Brother-In-Law
BL = Belly Laugh
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By The Way
 
CIO = Crying It Out
CM = CafeMom
CYL = Catch Ya' Later
DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etc
DF = Dear/Darling Fiance'
DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband), Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc
DIKU = Do I Know You
DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc (can also mean Direct Sales)
DSA = Direct Selling Association
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To Add
F2F = Face To Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FC = Foster Child
FIL = Father-In-Law
FTW = For The Win
FWIW = For What It's Worth
GF = Girl Friend
HTH = Hope That Helps
IKWYM = I Know What You Mean
IM = Instant Message
IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IRL = In Real Life
ISO = In Search Of
ITA = I Totally Agree
JK = Just Kidding
JMO = Just My Opinion/Observation
JUD = Jumping Up And Down
KWIM = Know What I Mean
LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off
LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
LO = Little One
LOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs
MB = Message Board
MD = Meltdown
MIL = Mother-In-Law
MIS/DS = Mom's In Sales Direct Selling
NAD = Nursing At Desk
NAK = Nursing At Keyboard
OIC = Oh I See
OMG = Oh My Gosh
OP = Original Poster
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On The Other Hand
PIOG = Posted In Other Groups
PITA = Pain In The Acronyms
PM = Private Message
POV = Point Of View
PP = Previous Poster
PTMM = Please Tell Me More
RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of Kindness
RE = Rolling Eyes
ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off
SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)
SD = Step Daughter
SIL = Sister-In-Law
SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other
SS = Step Son
STBX = Soon To Be Ex
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TMI = Too Much Information
TOM = Time Of The Month
TTC = Trying To Conceive
TTYL = Talk To You Later
TY = Thank You
WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)
WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)
WB = Welcome Back
WTG = Way To Go

WTH = What The Heck

Have a great day!

\\ 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    

lizardpig63
by on Jul. 24, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Thanks Robin' I have actually found someonewho lives close to me'

Cafe Robin
by Group Owner on Jul. 29, 2010 at 4:40 PM

 

Quoting lizardpig63:

Thanks Robin' I have actually found someonewho lives close to me'

 That's great!  I hope you're enjoying the site!!

group hug

shortcake120
by on Aug. 3, 2010 at 1:45 PM

confused

How can you send someone a tickle when they haven't added a Tickle Box widget to their profile?

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