How to Prepare for the 2017 Women’s March

posted on January 18, 2017 by ybm | 2 comments

Women (and others) are preparing to descend on cities nationwide the day after the inauguration in an effort to have their voices heard by our political leaders. The posters on YouBeMom have many concerns leading up the event and their thoughts and suggestions are summarized here.

Washington DC Women's March Promotional Logo


This is probably the number one question posted on our boards regarding the event. Here is a list of some popular suggestions and, as you’ll see,  some are serious and others not so much. Some of the posts can be found HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Make Your Own Sign

  • Love not hate makes America great
  • The Future is Female
  • Golden Showers brings Loss of Powers
  • We Shall Overcome more »

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posted on February 27, 2015 by ybm | Comments closed.

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Ho Ho Ho!

posted on December 3, 2012 by ybm | 0 comments

We’re happy to announce the launch of the YouBeMom Shop. Based on the recommendations of YBM member posts, we’ve compiled a list of toys, games, books and more to help you find the perfect gift this holiday season.  We hope you find this helpful. If you have any suggestions please let us know. Happy holidays!

In Search of Better Search Results

posted on November 21, 2011 by ybm | 3 comments

As you may have noticed, we’ve made a few additional changes to how site search works.

You can now choose whether to search within posts only, or within both posts and replies. When you click in the search box, a small popup will appear that lets you select the option you want. The default selection is to search just the posts, which I think tends to give more accurate results. For those of you who still prefer to search the old-school way, the second option is available.
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Flag Free Friday

posted on September 14, 2011 by ybm | 80 comments

Ever since we added the ability to flag posts, we’ve gotten many (in fact, nothing but!) complaints from users about being flagged or banned unfairly. Starting Friday, we’re going to temporarily remove the flagging function while we explore other options. In the mean time, we’re wondering if this sentiment is unanimous across the board. We’d love to hear your feedback. Thanks!

Shop at Amazon, Support YouBeMom

posted on June 14, 2011 by ybm | 7 comments

We’ve always disliked the idea of running ads on YBM. Internet advertising tends to be distracting, annoying, decreases site responsiveness, and offers little benefit to the end user. However, running the site does cost money, and it would be great to have a little money coming in to help cover our expenses. After some consideration, we’ve decided to try out the Amazon Affiliates program. more »

YouBeMom is Out of Beta

posted on February 24, 2011 by ybm | 8 comments

We’re excited to announce that the latest version of YouBeMom has moved out of the public beta phase and is live! Thanks to our beta users for the invaluable feedback and testing you’ve provided.  If you didn’t get a chance to try the beta release, here’s a brief recap of some of the notable changes:

Visitor Counter: The visitor counter, located towards the upper right corner of the forum, gives you a rough idea of how many people are on the site.

Most Discussed Posts: The Most Discussed Posts page highlights recent threads that have sparked the most discussion. more »

Say It Like You Mean It

posted on February 22, 2011 by ybm | 3 comments

For those moments when CAPS LOCK just doesn’t quite cut it, we’ve added the ability to bold and italicize the text in your posts. If you frequent other Internet forums, you might already be familiar with the BBCode format that we’re using.  For complete details on how to format your posts, you can read our updated FAQ.  Currently, only the bold, italics and YouTube embed BBCodes are supported, although we may add more if there is enough user demand for it.

Search is No Longer a Big Pile of Suck

posted on January 31, 2011 by ybm | 11 comments

We know that between the intermittent outages, lack of support for multiple keyword searches, and inability to search more than 6 months back, the search function has left a lot to be desired. After a memory upgrade and some tweaks to the search engine over the weekend, we’ve made several much-needed improvements: more »

Mother Flagger!

posted on January 20, 2011 by ybm | 33 comments

We’ve seen a lot of comments about the new flagging system we’re testing on beta, so we wanted to clarify a few things about it. Flagging is intended to be used to identify abusive behavior on the forum. It is not a tool for voicing your disagreement about whether all chaps are, in fact, assless. Examples of abusive behavior include excessive repeat posting, extreme harrassment and trolling, outing the personal information of other users on the forum, spamming 3rd party links, and flooding the boards with general nonsense. more »