The Garden

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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 7:55am

Have the Ladybugs gone to another garden or to a social media site? 

I've had a feeling that this was going to happen.  It's a shame because not all like the other sites.  This has been such a supportive group.  I've appreciated all the help I've received. 

I'll keep all my mementos and memories of all of the special people I've met.

Thank you for what you and all the CM's have done.  I know it takes a lot of your time.

Karen

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Registered: 09-18-2004
In reply to: kreader
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 8:48am

Karen, the other 'garden' not really a garden and doesn't really feel like one. I do miss this one, but must admit that I do go on FaceBook to see my DIL, as well as to see the others. If this garden does disappear, I will have many memories of all the good and bad times - the support has been overwhelming. I will miss it badly - it has been there for me for many years.

I am sorry to see that you are still having eye pain, and that ellie-mite is still having yet more tests. I have been rather ill for most of this year, but it finally seems that there may be light at the end of the tunnel.

Best wishes and love and hugs to all LadyBugs, jenni  

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Registered: 05-25-1999
In reply to: kreader
Fri, 08-03-2012 - 6:07pm

A lot of people have gone to Facebook, but I have heard that people are leaving there more and more....I don't really like it I find that this is where I went to have coffee with friends and my family didn't bother me here. You know there are times when you want your own group....Some don't understand what I mean but some of you do...

I rarely do more than post once in a while on FB and rarely go to someone elses page....

I agree with you I miss this.......here....

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Registered: 09-18-2004
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 1:25am

Hi Janet, I think I do know what you mean about wanting your own group - the Garden always felt like that, and it has for many years. I went to FaceBook when access to iVillage became more and more difficult for me. Funnily enough this does not seem to happen any more. I spend much less time online these days because it is too uncomfortable to sit for long. I really do not have much to suggest. If you would like to join the gang on FB, it would be good to contact Blu, BB, Kt or Shari. All the best, Jenni 

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Registered: 06-15-2002
In reply to: kreader
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 10:20am

I am also sorry that this group is dwindling, but the fact remains that too many people got very frustrated when trying to post here and that is why they have gone over to Facebook. For those of you feel that your family and non Ladybug friends can read what the Ladybug group on Facebook say, you are evidently not understanding the concept of having a private group. The Ladybug group on Facebook can be read by Ladybugs only.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: kreader
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 12:32pm

Karen, I'm sorry the majority of the Ladybugs have moved over to FB.  I was not willing to let the freindships I've made here dwindle into the sunset so tried to figure out a way for us to all stay in touch.  No, it's not like the old days here in the garden but things change...that's just life.  If you don't change with the times you get left behind.  I just didn't want that to happen.  We have established a private group on FB and only those in the group can see our posts.  Our posts are not open for viewing by the entire universe, if that's what you are worried about.

iVillage would not listen to us when they started shooting themselves in the foot and changing things for the worse.  I don't know what their thinking was but it wasn't for the good of the people.  They had a great thing going here and totally blew it themselves.

We've posted here quite a few times about the private group on FB and just wish the remaining few would join us.  You can stay in touch with your friends from the garden so easily.  FB is quick and easy.  I'm loving having the chatter back between us, sharing our photos and staying in touch with everyone daily.  It's better than losing all the friends we've had since 1999...IMHO.

If you miss your garden friends, come join us...we miss you too.

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In reply to: emty_nstr
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 12:42pm

Hey, I am old but I know that the whole internet is like a post card....there is nothing you can't get into if you want. I just mean that here I felt like there probably wouldn't be an 8 year old reading our posts mainly because it would be to boring....lol

Yup, there are kids that young on FB, myself I can name probably at least 30... which might be one of the reasons that it is losing favor lately....I am getting close to finding the back door there too...I find it boring even with young people there.....lol...we will see.....

For here I will always wish for about 2000 it was such a good time here.

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Registered: 10-19-2000
In reply to: klrambo
Sun, 08-05-2012 - 12:07am

I have visited a few times at the page you set up for the Ladybugs on FB, but to be very honest, Blu, I do NOT like the format there as much as I like it here still. I am not exactly computer illiterate yet I find it difficult to follow the conversations at FB. I know things got bad for many of the Ladybugs in trying to post here.  But to those I ask......did you bother to try any browser other than Internet Explorer?  There are several that are much faster and to be truthful much safer.

I do not know the answer but, personally, I just do NOT feel comfortable on FB even though I know you think it is a totally secure site, and it may be.

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Registered: 09-16-1999
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 3:56pm

The site on Facebook IS a secure site, Katie, there's no way someone can read what we put there unless they are in the group.  I don't know how many times that has to be said!  That's one of the things I love about the FB group.  I feel so much more comfortable putting pictures there, as well as personal information.  Here, what I write ANYBODY can read, and that is very scary to me.

And to answer your question, Yes I did "bother" to use another browser.   I am now using Firefox, have been for many months, and my "issues" with this board have not been resolved, not one iota.   They are just as bad, sometimes worse, with Firefox than they were when I was using IE.   So it's not a browser problem, at least for me, it's an iVillage problem.  They have loaded up the board with so many ads and such,  and things jumping and popping up all the time......most times I try and post here, I end up having to do a hard shutdown because my computer freezes.  That never happens on the FB site.  

Amazingly, it looks like I'm going to make it through this post with not problems, but most times that's not the case.

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In reply to: klrambo
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 6:58pm

BB, I didn't say I feel unsafe at the Ladybugs' FB site....I said I feel uncomfortable. Uncomfortable because I do not care for the format.  That is true of anyplace on FB.  I know that I am "safe" there.  At least as safe as one can be when using the internet, and maybe more so than many places - including iVillage.

I was not being hostile when I asked if anyone had bothered to try any browser besides IE.  Sorry if it sounded that way to you. 

I enjoy being able to use my 'special' siggies here at iVillage.  Don't know that I could do that at FB.  Doubt there is anything anyone can ever say to me that will make me *like* FB.

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Registered: 09-16-1999
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 9:22pm

Katie, I owe you an apology, didn't mean to sound so grumpy, I just whipped out that response after reading your post, as well as some others who DID indicate (in so many words) that they felt unsafe or unsure about coming to the private page on FB.  It just seems no matter how many times we say it, some feel that what we say there can be seen by everyone, which isn't the case at all.  I guess I was just feeling frustrated when I said what I did, sorry.

I did take offense to your question about "have any of you bothered," etc, because I have indeed bothered,  and I have said so in the not too distant past that I have switched to another browser.   But again, that was a gut reaction of mine, sorry.   It's not been a good day for me.....day 3 with a broken A/C (it will finally be fixed tomorrow morning, TG!) in 90* heat, plus mega hip pain today.  Just not a good day all the way around, sorry.

I do miss "talking" with you (and Janet and Karen) on a daily basis, but everyone has to do what they feel is best for them, so I understand.

Hugs....

 

PS -- I had to write this 3 times and do a hard shutdown twice before this would post.  Grrrr.....let's see if it works this time....

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