More about the new system... and to be honest, I'm not sure it's very useful

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Registered: 01-03-2001
More about the new system... and to be honest, I'm not sure it's very useful
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Thu, 10-25-2012 - 1:19pm

because more often than not, I'm getting 503 errors when I click on the links but it's worth a try and if any of the workarounds they offer work for you, could you please post them? They don't work for me...

from CM Evelyn:

Hi everyone!
I guess by now you’ve all seen the new message boards. I know there
have been some problems, and the tech team is working non-stop to
get everything fixed. We really appreciate your help in reporting any
issues you have and your patience and understanding while they
resolve them.

Right now they’re focusing on fixing the errors so that everyone is able
to post and see replies on their computers and mobile devices. They’re
also starting to add signatures and avatars back in.

Please visit the Help Board: http//www.ivillage.com/forums/ivillage-women/around-ivillage/ivillage-help often as Jessica is posting updates regularly
on fixes and workarounds as they happen. Erin is also posting helpful
tutorials on things such as adding avatars and email notifications, and
posting using color

Here are some of the important threads posted so far:
⁃ An Important Message about Our Message Boards
⁃ Message Board Fixes - Updates
⁃ Message Board Update - 10/19/12
⁃ The Mobile Site – Fixes
⁃ Can't see replies? Try this.

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998

I got my siggy back today! Hooray! Abby has returned!! Now I need to get my siggy updated. But still no avitar. Maybe I will have to learn how to insert another one.

 

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998

I got my siggy back today! Hooray! Abby has returned!! Now I need to get my siggy updated. But still no avitar. Maybe I will have to learn how to insert another one. Now how I got this message posted twice is beyond me and how to remove it is even firhter beyond me. Sorry for the duplicate postings.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001

I see that mine is back too, but truncated --- it stops at CL for... and doesn't show the boards!

And no avatar here either... Wonder if, becasuse the siggie is back, that means I can edit it now? It kept telling me that my emial was already taken!

P.S. Nope, it won't. I can edit my signature as much as I want and the preview shows it but it isn't taking and it won't let me save and add back in my avatar becasue "the email is already taken" and the signature is too long! AAARGH!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2012

They've started adding the signatures back in. The reason I believe yours is not all showing is because there is a 255 character limit. They will be changing or removing limit that altogether and you signature should show completely then. They're also going to be adding the avatars back in very soon. I think they may come in batches, so they won't all show up at once. They are also working on the problem of not being able to edit your preferences. Hopefully that will get sorted out soon as well.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001

Thanks, Evelyn. I appreicate the complexity of all this... and I'm sure they are working night and day.