Latest Update - 1-17-13

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2011
Latest Update - 1-17-13
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Thu, 01-17-2013 - 10:52am

Hi, everyone!

December was an interesting month around iVillage -- change of leadership, re-focusing of goals, re-prioritizing projects. The most important thing we have to do with message boards right now is improve their performance (and by that, I'm talking about the slow page load times, and the way we're found in Google) relative to all of ivillage.com.

As you know, the amount of data we imported from Lithium was staggering. This huge database is slowing everything down -- not just the boards, but the whole site, at times. So the call has been made to lighten the load. We'll be removing older and inactive THREADS from the boards, starting (probably) next week. 

Here's the list of what we're KEEPING:
·         All threads created since the move to Drupal last October
·         All of the Food channel (we already did a big purge there last year)
·         Any thread with a reply on or after 1-1-2011 (So if a thread was created in 2003, if it had a reply in 2011, it stays.)
·         About 1000 other threads that don't fall into any of the above 3 categories, but we've identified them as having value in Google (most are in Love and Sex)

Again, this only impacts threads.

Right now, the team is doing a test run on the data in QA. If that goes smoothly, we'll get to work on the live site. I'll post an update here when that starts. It will take about 2-3 weeks, moving threads in batches, to get through them all. Our long-term plan is to have old threads available in a read-only archive, but that's a huge project in and of itself, and unfortunately I don't even have a time estimate for that.

After this database project is finished, I can get back to requesting fixes to the features of the boards. ;)

Stay tuned!

...keep going!

Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 11:28am

Thanks for the update, crossing my fingers that the clean sweep will make a big improvement.

Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 12:09pm

I'm looking at old posts on my board to see if there are any that ought to be saved as active instead of being allowed to go to the Archives. 

I've noticed that in one of the folders, on some threads the Latest Post column lists the date that the thread was started, not the date of the most recent post. I added a reply to one of those threads and the date did not change in the Latest Post column.

This makes me wonder if, when the tech team searches for pre-2011 threads, the correct dates will be coming up?

This is the folder I am referring to: http://www.ivillage.com/forums/pregnancy-parenting/moms-you/50ish-beyond-parents/recipe-sharing

This is the thread that I added to and the Latest Post date did not change (on my computer anyway): http://www.ivillage.com/forums/node/14739003

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 12:38pm
I checked the thread, and I see the latest post date change. There may have just been a delay for it to appear. As long as there's a recent reply in there, the thread should be safe.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2004
Sat, 01-19-2013 - 9:26am

Here from a food board.  What about all the recipes we have posted over the years that may not have gotten a reply?  poof...gone?  I think that ridiculous and unfair.

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Avatar for islaywhisky
Community Leader
Registered: 01-06-2002
Sat, 01-19-2013 - 9:18pm

I have practised a habit for many years of saving links or simply a passage of iimportant information to use in threads, to my bookmarks (Firefox) or favourites (Internet Explorer) - or simply to my IE clipboard. That way they are preserved for as long as I need. Websites come and go, change and re-change, but info important to me for future use is safe. Copy and Paste!

Christopher

"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant


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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-10-2003
Sat, 01-19-2013 - 10:42pm

>>>I checked the thread, and I see the latest post date change. There may have just been a delay for it to appear. As long as there's a recent reply in there, the thread should be safe. <<<

KEY WORDS HERE --   "should be safe"

What a joke....

Avatar for CMEvelyn
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2012
Sun, 01-20-2013 - 1:58am

nattlesmom wrote:
Here from a food board.  What about all the recipes we have posted over the years that may not have gotten a reply?  poof...gone?

The Food Channel won't be affected. Everything on the Food boards will remain.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002
Sun, 01-20-2013 - 6:49pm
Our recipes are saved? You have no idea the relief we are feeling. Now if we can get the content of them returned we'll be set. Still too many are blank when you open them. This is a good start.... I mean new start.

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Avatar for jmetz09
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-28-2010
Mon, 01-21-2013 - 8:32pm

Thanks for the update <3

~Jessica~

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-23-2009
Mon, 01-28-2013 - 2:21pm

Becca,  how did  you get your randam signature to work?  I have a CGYspy account and it worked great with the old message boards.


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