Important News About Member Websites

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Important News About Member Websites
Mon, 04-12-2004 - 2:14pm
iVillage is planning to make some changes to the iVillage Member Website service in the near future. As you may know, we have experienced problems with member websites. This was because some people abused the service, writing scripts that created thousands of sites that were used for spam. Because of the abuse, it was necessary for us to disable FTP and photo uploading capabilities.

Although some users took advantage of this free service, we also have thousands of wonderful sites that were created by our members. We want to safeguard these sites.

Within the next few months, we will make the following changes to the member website service:

# Members will no longer be able to create new member websites, but all existing member websites will remain accessible.

# We will re-enable FTP and photo uploading capabilities for existing member websites.

# Members will need to make sure their sites receive at least 30 pageviews per month; sites that get under 30 pageviews per month will be deleted.

We know that some people will be disappointed that they will be unable to build new sites, but there are free member website services that use the same site-builder tool that is used at iVillage. We hope that most of our members will understand why these changes were necessary and will be glad that they will now be able to have FTP access and upload their photos.

Thank you for your understanding.


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