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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.

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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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Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:21 PM

 

Quoting jpoveda2000:

What does Dh mean? I've seen this a few times... Can I get a code list?

Hi,

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 (can also mean Cervical Mucous)
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
DW = Dear/Darling Wife
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To Add
F2F = Face To Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FC = Foster Child
FIL = Father-In-Law
FF = Formula Feed or Forward Facing (car seat)
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
SFAG = Stolen From Another Group
SIL = Sister-In-Law
SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other
S/O = Spin-off
SD = Sep Dad
SM = Step Mom
SS = Step Son
STBX = Soon To Be Ex
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TFS = Thanks for Sharing
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

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Nov. 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

 

Quoting daizeyweeds:

Hello all...mother of 1 daughter age 16..good kid...education has been the most important thing since pre-k.

Hi,

welcome to cafemom

That's great to hear!

We hope you are enjoying the site so far.

Let us know if you have any questions, we are always happy to help!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

Siobhan.Atomica
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:35 PM

 where are the tos? apparently i need to read them :(

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Hi,

You can find the CafeMom Terms of Service and Community Guidelines at the bottom of every page.

You can also find each Groups Guidelines in the "More" tab above and clicking on Guidelines.

Let us know if you have any other questions, we are always happy to help!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

Quoting Siobhan.Atomica:

 where are the tos? apparently i need to read them :(

 

Ms.Levis12
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:08 PM

How do i delte my profile so i can make a new one??

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:31 PM

 

Quoting Ms.Levis12:

How do i delte my profile so i can make a new one??

Hi,

Here is how to cancel your account:

Click the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of any CafeMom page.
Under 'Self-Service', click the link that says 'Cancel my CafeMom Account'.
Let us know why you're leaving (optional).
Click the 'Submit' button.

We will process your request and you will receive a cancellation confirmation once your account has been canceled.  There is an area on the cancellation request for you to give feedback (optional) about why you're canceling your account.

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

Maisy08
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM

How do I post

momof3boys1110
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM

What are siggys? What are they for? How do you get them? Sorry, I'm kinda new but not and I keep seeing these and I have no clue what they are!

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:58 PM

 

Quoting Maisy08:

How do I post

 Hi,

This info can always be found in the CafeMom FAQs:

How do I add a post or reply in a group?


On the group's homepage, there is an blue button above all of the posts that says "Add a Post". Click that button to post a new topic.

If you would like to reply to a post, click the orange "Reply to Post" button on the actual post you want to reply to.



Let us know if you have any other questions. We're always happy to help!

Thank you for being a member of CafeMom!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Nov. 21, 2012 at 7:59 PM
1 mom liked this

 

Quoting momof3boys1110:

What are siggys? What are they for? How do you get them? Sorry, I'm kinda new but not and I keep seeing these and I have no clue what they are!

 Hi,

All around CafeMom, moms are using signatures (or, siggies for short) in their posts. Signatures are a great way to show off your personality, promote a group you own or belong to, or simply add some color to your post or message.

You can add a signature to your CafeMom profile. Your signature will appear on CafeMom group posts and messages.

Heres how to add a signature to your account:

1. Click on "My Other Stuff" at the top of the page in gray.
2. Click on 'My Account Settings".
3. Click on "Fonts & Signatures".
4. Scroll down to "Signatures".
5. This will give you details on adding a signature. You will see two options: "Add a Rich Text Signature" (with links, colors, SweetPeas, etc.) or "Add a Plain Text Signature" (no links or colors).
6. Decide which kind of signature you would like to create and click the appropriate button.

Follow the instructions on that page to create your signature.

Be sure to give your signature a name. That way you can keep track of the different signatures if you create more than one.

Once you've created your signature, be sure to set it as your default if you want to use it every time you post or send a message on CafeMom.

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

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