Is this as good as it gets?

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Registered: 08-12-2006
Is this as good as it gets?
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Sat, 02-09-2013 - 8:16am

I just have to say that since iVillage started using their own program to run the Boards, I have been very disappointed.  I have tried to be patient, but how many months has it been now?  I don't get the same joy in going to my favorite Board.  And I don't think that I'm the only one as posts are extremely down.

My main complaint is that I can't tell whether I've read a post; and on the same note, if I have read it, I can't tell how many people have posted since I read it.  That is surprisingly very irritating!  I've also had an issue lately with typing.  The program can't seem to be able to keep up with how fast I can type.  I have to type slowly and very hard, or it doesn't pick up all the letter.  What a pain to have to go back and correct every sentence you type Frown

Please tell me that iVillage is going to fix these problems.  I will hang in there a bit longer, but otherwise I'll have to find Message Boards on other websites about my favorite subject.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 10:56am

Well, Cara, since the "a bit" comment was made 2.5 months ago, it's safe to assume it will be at least 2 and a half months.  Yell

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Wed, 05-01-2013 - 8:03am

caraleas wrote:

My question is, how long is "a bit"?

Hi Cara,

Unfortunately there aren't any specific time frames, but if I hear of any updates that will be appearing for all to see, I'll make sure to let everyone know.

Erin
Community Technical Assistant | Community Moderator
iVillage.com

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Tue, 04-30-2013 - 9:06pm

This was posted 2-11-13

cmdonnab wrote:
<p>Good morning!</p><p>Yes, things are being fixed even though you aren't seeing it right now -- you may not see anything here on the forward-facing side directly for a bit, but they are working on things so the goal is for us to definitely be better than we are now.</p><p>Happy Monday...</p>

My question is, how long is "a bit"? More than six weeks, apparently.

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Registered: 04-18-2001
Mon, 03-04-2013 - 3:04pm
I've used ad blockers for years. I really hate ads and find they not only increase load times, they also clutter up webpages and make them ugly. Ad-blocked pages include a lot of white space and that makes me happy. ;)

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 3:07pm
If you use Firefox (and maybe Chrome) you might want to try downloading the NoScript and AdBlockerPlus add-ons, Emty_nstr. I don't seem to have as many problems as most people with that stuff because of my add-ons, I think. Not that iVillage wants to hear that I have blocked all ads, but maybe a reduction in ad revenue would wake them up!

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 12:44pm
I honestly don't think any effort is being made to fix them. I truly and honestly believe that. If they'd show us some progress, maybe I'd change my mind, but I haven't seen anything fixed beyond the first round of fixes when no one could post or read replies.
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-19-2000
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 12:22pm

I keep coming back - and keep trying to be positive - and keep hoping it will soon be fixed.....

But really, (those of you who know!!), just how long is this going to last?!!  Both boards at which I am CL are next to dead.  Many of our regular members at "Fifty and Up Friends" have moved on to a FaceBook page of their own and vow they'll *never* come back to iVillage.  And the only thing that keeps the "Menopause" board alive is that it is a topic many women need to find out more about!

I know we may never have our "old:fun:easy-to-use" boards back, but it really would be nice to be able to view and respond to posts with some degree of ease!

Co-Community Leader at:
50 & Up Friends | Menopause & Perimenopause
 
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50 & Up Friends | Ladybug’s Recipes | Menopause Oasis

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 5:48pm

It took me about 20 minutes but I did get in after waiting for responce from things like  amch.questionmarket.com and doubleclick.com and being told I have to change my password and that I am not allowed to post here..........oh my........

All I have to say is that I think it is just to late. Most of the people on the boards that I visited have left and there is little or no activity and now even if things were fixed here I don't think they will come back. What a shame, one board 50 and Up at one time could have 200 posts a day, yes that was back in the day but now I don't think they get maybe 2 posts a month or so.

It has been so many months and a lot of "we are working on it" but it is just to hard to get in and when you do try to read posts you have to re login everytime you click. I think you are kicking a dead horse...

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 1:47pm

I don't know what happened Erin....but it just worked correctly.  It's a miracle!!  Let's see how long this stays fixed....

Laura
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Administrator
Registered: 01-20-2004
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 10:35am

Hi Laura,

I've not seen that issue before. Can you grab a screen shot so I can investigate and send it on?

And just so I'm clear, this is while you're already logged in and on any board?

Thanks, Laura, I am sorry that you're seeing this and for so long.

Erin
Community Technical Assistant | Community Moderator
iVillage.com

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