Question: CM celebrates it's 4th birthday Nov 15-21. Will you be joining in the group celebration? http://www.cafemom.com/group/112423





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1) What is a troll?

  • A troll is a poster whose objective is to cause drama and strife in the forum with fake posts or inflammatory replies. Often this will be a person with a fake account, which usually deleted quickly. It could also be a regular member who has decided to cause trouble. The best advice is to report any TOS violations to admins and to ignore any trolling for a reaction. 

2) How do I request a signature?

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3)  How do I add a link to my post or signature?

  • For making links with text, highlight the words you want to use, click on the link icon, insert your address into the URL field and click insert


    For linking graphics, copy/paste or upload your picture, graphic or banner.

    Click on your picture, graphic or banner, you will see squares show on the border just like when you first add a photo. Click on the paper clip (link) looking icon in the tool bar Then add your link address in the URL box and click 'Insert".

    The graphic will have a colored border when it is linked.

4) How can I chat with people on my friends list?

You can use the meebo application to IM people on your friends list.

There are also chat rooms in every group. Any member is capable of opening up a group chat. Click Chat in the green links and then Start a chat at the top of the page.  Members should check with the group admins about guidelines they have set for starting chats in the groups. If you click on the Groups Tab and then Active Chats in the blue Groups box, you will see a list of all the current active public chats. You will have to join the groups to join the chat. Newcomers Club has a chat going 24/7.

The other option you have if you don't want  to belong to a group is the Main CafeMom Lobby chat. You can get there from any open chat room or go to this link
It doesn't get much traffic but it is available to every CM member. It's a great way to  chat with your friends who don't belong to the same groups.

5)  What is a bump?

BUMP stands for Bump Up My Post. Posts in the group forums are seen in order of most recent activity. Bumping a post is a good way to keep a post at the top of the forum. There are few other reasons someone may want to bump a post. As a show of support for a post they have nothing to add to. As part of a bumping game. As a way to bookmark an interesting post to come back to later. Bumping a post will add it to your My Replies list under the Groups Tab, allowing to be found easily. You can bump a post by replying with the word "BUMP" or by using the Bump↑ button near the bottom of every open post.

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Nov. 12, 2010 at 3:36 AM

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Nov. 12, 2010 at 3:37 AM

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   CafeMom's 4th Birthday

About CafeMom's 4th Birthday

CafeMom is blowing out the candles on our big kid birthday cake. Come celebrate four fantastic years with us. We'll be partying all week long from Monday, November 15 to Sunday, November 21, 2010.

Join this group today to get a sneak peek at the party plans.

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Nov. 12, 2010 at 3:37 AM

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Join CafeMom's Birthday Celebration!! Win $100 Gift Cards and other PRIZES, too!!

 CafeMom is turning 4 yrs old on November 15th!


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We'd like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of our members for being part of CafeMom!

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To help celebrate, we're playing games and giving away lots of $100 Gift Cards and other prizes!!


If any of these groups are a good fit for you, please feel free to join in:)

The Park Bench - "Birthday Activities!" Win a $100 Gift Card!!

The Cafe - "Birthday Party Fun!" Win a $100 Gift Card!!

Advice for Moms - "Goody Bags!" Win a $100 Gift Card!!

Young Moms 16-25 - "How many words?" Win a $50 Gift Card!!

20 Something Moms - "Birthday Celebration!" Win a $100 Gift Card!!

30 Something Moms - Birthday Pictures! Win a $100 Gift Card!!

40ish and beyond... - "Birthday Party Time!" Win a $100 Gift Card!!

Moms with Adult Kids - "Happy Birthday, CafeMom!" Win a $50 Gift Card!!

Moms with Teens - Let's Go Birthday Shopping! Win a $50 Gift Card!!

Elementary School Kids - Birthday Celebration! Win a $50 Gift Card!!

Toddlers & Preschoolers  - Birthday Party Activities! Win a $50 Gift Card!



We will be adding contests throughout the month - so check back again and again!


Happy Birthday, CafeMom!  ....and many more:)


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Nov. 12, 2010 at 3:38 AM

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Nov. 12, 2010 at 3:44 AM

Make friends and have fun in CafeMom groups

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Thirty Days of Thanks: Join Our Gratitude Challenge!



Did you know gratitude is good for your health? Researchers have found that thinking about the things you are thankful for or writing a thank you note can:

-lower your blood pressure

-help you lose weight

-decrease your risk of developing depression, phobias, bulimia and alcoholism

So let's practice gratitude this month! In honor of Thanksgiving month, join our Thirty Days of Thanks Challenge. We'll be drawing winners once a week throughout the month. One Gratitude Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 'thank you' gift card. Runners-up will receive "A Little Book of Thank Yous," a set of thank you note stationery, and an adorable Thanksgiving apron.

Here's how to play: Every day for the month of November, come back here to tell us what you're grateful for. The more things you list, and the more often you come back, the better your chances of winning.

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The Official Rules
To enter the this contest, reply to this post. Click on the 'reply to post' button at the top (or bottom) of that post. When the text box opens, add your reply. Once you've added your reply, click on the "Add Reply' button.


  • Posts must be made between Monday, November 1 at 2pm EST and Tuesday, November 30 at 11:59 pm EST.  
  • This contest will end on Tuesday, November 30 at 11:59 pm EST. 
  • One winner and two runners-up will be selected randomly.
  •  The winner will be posted on this thread and will be notified via CafeMom PM.
  •  Multiple replies are allowed and will increase  your chances of winning.
  • Prizes are only available to members who live in the US or Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • One grand-prize winner will receive a $50 gift card to Target, Wal-mart, or Amazon. One runner-up will receive the book "A Little Book of Thank Yous." One runner-up will receive a thank you note set. One runner-up will receive a Thanksgiving apron.

Posted by Cafe Becky


Healthy Moms

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Nov. 12, 2010 at 3:47 AM

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Nov. 12, 2010 at 3:48 AM

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Submissions once a day per category till Monday, November 29, 2010

Top 5 per category will advance to finalists round starting December 1, 2010

Good luck to everyone!

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