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Hello everyone :)

I've been a long time member for several years, but mostly lurker, in the LJ cup community. I love how complete this LJ has become for anything cup related and it is my go-to source when I am searching for information. It's because of members & admins like you that it has done so well. That being said, it's clear to see that cup usage is gaining popularity and spreading like wild-fire, which is a GREAT thing! I often send friends to this community when they have questions that need answering, but it's very common to hear that they wish there was an easier way to use this "site", and they aren't LJ users (and don't care to be), or look for a related group on FB and I can't point them to one, so I was hoping to get your help to solve all problems...

I have started a group on facebook called "Menstrual Cups USAWorldwide" and I'd LOVE to see some of you there, to share your wisdom or ask questions or post links to cool stuff you see, or even relevant links back to this LJ community... anything cup related! I am not affiliated with any company, I'm just a regular cup user who loves my cups! But as more and more friends jump on-board the awesome cup-train (that funny imagery made me giggle) I wish I could point them to an easier-to-use "every day" place to chat about cups.

Now, I'm not great at self-promotion, it's definitely not my strong suit so please be kind if you hate this idea. I'd love to hear your *constructive* feedback if you've got ideas or suggestions, and I'd *really* love it if you would join the FB group and have some fun with it. Thanks!

Here's the URL if you want to copy/paste: https://www.facebook.com/groups/135522973313456/

P.s: I've already posted this to the admins (3 times and waited a month) for their blessing/thoughts/suggestions but received no reply, so I figure this was the logical next-best-step and hope I haven't overstepped any boundaries by posting this.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on July 27th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
cool but why only usa?
donnamatr1xdonnamatr1x on July 27th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, good question! Well, I guess it doesn't have to be USA, I just figured that some regions would want to have their own groups to chat in the languages they prefer, but I guess if it works here fine, then it should work there fine too ;)

If I were to change it, what should be the new name of the group?
"Menstrual Cups International"?
just "Menstrual Cups"?

etc... would love suggestions!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on July 27th, 2013 10:55 pm (UTC)
especially small countries/languages already have these groups/non-facebook communities. well, unless there are too few individual enthusiasts.

my suggestion would be menstrual cups worldwide :) but really it doesn't matter to me :D

and haha i read your post more attentively and i'm totally giggling about "on board the cup-train" :D
donnamatr1xdonnamatr1x on July 28th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
hehe, I kind of want to set up my cups in a row with a train engine in the front and take a pic now X-D
Kathausares_girl on July 28th, 2013 01:08 am (UTC)
I like the sound of calling it Menstrual Cups Worldwide.

(The US is not the only English speaking country in the world... ;P )
Luceafaraluceafara on July 28th, 2013 02:40 am (UTC)
I agree. Calling it USA would automatically signal exclusion to non US users.
One word of caution: this site is a great resource, and an additional FB page may bring about a split in the information available.
donnamatr1xdonnamatr1x on July 28th, 2013 03:19 am (UTC)
"Menstrual Cups Worldwide" seems to be the popular name, so I changed it to that ;)

My main worry was anyone thinking that I was trying to split up this community at all, which is why I contacted the admins first. I wanted to run it by them, give them a heads up, and see if they had any feedback first before I posted it for everyone to see, but alas they didn't reply so I figured maybe having an open discussion about it with the members would be good too. Ok ok, maaaaybe I was kind of hoping they'd let the FB group be somewhat tied in to this community officially so that they'd work together more harmoniously, but that was probably sort of far fetched, really I just hoped to get their blessing <3

I definitely don't want to *replace* this community with my one small FB group, in any way, and frankly that could never happen, this is menstrual cup MECCA! Such a complete repository of all things MC, I honestly don't think ANYONE could replace it, if they tried!

Like I mentioned before, I envision a lot of users having the ease of posting in a FB group for light discussions and quick questions, but being pointed *back* here for reference and in-depth conversations.

I hope that makes sense? If you have any other ideas for helping shape the group, I'd love to hear them! :)
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on July 28th, 2013 02:42 pm (UTC)
To be honest, I probably won't be joining any cup-related FB groups because of the privacy issue. I have a huge number of friends/colleagues on my FB and they'd be able to see which groups I'm in, etc--and in my male-dominated field this would be kind of awkward. I prefer the intimacy and privacy controls available on LJ. Best of luck, though!
Carriecarrieb on July 28th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
Great idea! I have friends who I wouldn't necessarily want to refer to LJ, just b/c they then might realize I have an LJ! Or they don't have a clue what it is. I did make a mistake when I tried to join b/c I was signed into my son's account (Erik Possum. . . we play stupid FB games together). I think I cancelled that request, though.