Update Message Board information 12/17/12

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Update Message Board information 12/17/12
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 3:04pm

I thought I would share with you all the latest information regarding our message boards.  Here is what was said:


Hi Everyone,
First I want to wish you all Happy Holidays! I know many of you will be out over the next few weeks so please stay safe and have a great time.

As you all know, we are still experiencing technical issues on the boards. Thank you all for your continued support while we work through our problems! I've told many of you that I will update you with information concerning our message boards as soon as I get it and here is the latest information from our Community Director, Jessica Dukes:

Hi, everyone.
I want to give you an update on the meeting I had with my bosses last Wednesday.
The first important thing that happened was that I and some others here in the office got to tell our new GM the whole history of our community -- historical traffic trends, the Mizinga > Lithium move and the lessons learned there, the relationship we had with Lithium & the reasons we left, and much more. It was good for him to hear, and to put our current situation into a richer context.
The second important thing that happened was that we had long discussions about all of the options for improving the community experience at iVillage. There were some fearless, soul-searching questions, like "Does anyone think we should close the boards?" (Everyone in the room answered NO) and "Does anyone think we should move -- again -- to another platform?" (After due diligence, the answer is NO).
So the plan is to fix what we have, andjust. make. it. work. 
Now, obviously, the holidays are next week and many people in the office are leaving in the next few days. One thing I'm working on this week, however, is to re-establish a list of priorities for the tech team, so that once the holidays are over we have a starting point.
This week, the tech team is still working on the database performance issues we've seen on the boards.