Update on the board problems........

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Update on the board problems........
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 9:46am

Hi, everyone.

I wanted to let you know where we are on a few items: the project to delete old threads, and other message board-related fixes coming soon. 

You may have noticed, we’re still waiting on the deletion project to happen. iVillage is in the process of moving hosting companies, and our database guys are focused on that right now. We don't want to run the deletion script without them babysitting it...too risky. I’ve asked our GM and CTO when they expect the deletions to begin (they know it's causing other boards fixes and projects to be delayed) and when they give me a date, I'll give it to you.

In the meantime, I'm making sure that some of our message board fixes get into the workflow. This week, the team is cleaning up a bunch of 404 errors (page not found) coming from message board links promoted around the site. This is important because it impacts our effectiveness in Google. After that, they'll be fixing 2 tools that Mods and Admins require, and they'll be restoring post counts on the Category page. These fixes will take us through the middle of March. We haven't had planning meetings for the two code releases that will happen in April, but I'll definitely be requesting 3-5 additonal fixes there. I'm happy we're still able to move forward with these!

Once I know a) when the deletion project will start or b) which fixes will be worked on in April, I'll post another update.


This isn't sounding like things are going very well or fast.  Maybe by Christmas we will be able to post a bit easier.  Sheesh.



iVillage Member
Registered: 12-01-2003
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:10am

wow,i would think they would feel stupid

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2005
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 12:41pm

Truth be told....that's exactly how i feel......

One of the other posts someone was saying that they think they are trying to get us to leave so they can close down the boards.  Frown

Has anyone said this directly to those in charge??  What do they say when you say that to them??  

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 11:39am

I know it's really frustrating.  Now they are saying April they may have it done.  I wonder how many times they are going to delay it?  A lot of the members are as ticked as we are.

One of the other posts someone was saying that they think they are trying to get us to leave so they can close down the boards.  Frown


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Tue, 03-05-2013 - 11:17am

I can't believe the deletion project that was to be fixed in a couple of weeks ages ago hasn't even started yet. 

I'm thinking Christmas is probably accurate if they still have any members around.

Thanks Leslie for the update.

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