The journey changes over time, emotional needs are different and with the dismal turnout on Infertility Vets, it's hard to find a place to take that energy... that's what this thread is about.
This is exactly what IFV is about and the very reason for it's creation.
It's been discussed many many times and I won't rehash it, but it's really impossible to get to "know" someone if everyone has the same generic bump avatars and same badges in their signatures. I am very anit-badges and TTC checkins because it really ruined the IF board when people only post in the checkins. Its divisive rather than encompassing and not what IFV community is based on originally. I acknowledge that all boards have and will continue to evolve and that's a natural part of things and my opinion won't matter in the end, but there it is, however if things change significantly, I'll probably shut down the FAQ if it proves to be out of date or inaccurate.
If folks want to loosen the 6m guideline to, say 4 months or bronze standing or whatever, to get things moving I'm open to that, however someone has to draw the line and unfortunately that person won't be me this time. Warning: you'll get a lot of grief from people saying how unfair you are.
Keep in mind that the IF board was everyone for a really long time, and IFers rallied together to form IFV for the very reason you stated above. We all have the ability to make things happen.