Latest Update - 1-17-13

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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!

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Registered: 06-23-2009
Mon, 01-28-2013 - 2:32pm

I just figured it out.  Now, how do I color my fonts in the message pane?


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Tue, 01-29-2013 - 12:18am

 If you copy some words on the page that are in a color, paste them into the posting box, then change those words to your own words, it will turn out that color. I think. Let's see if it works when I click "Post".

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 2:28pm

If you copy some words on the page that are in a color, paste them into the posting box, then change those words to your own words, it will turn out that color. I think. Let's see if it works when I click "Post".

I'm trying your suggestion Donna.. so JUST testing....   interesting.....  let me try this over on the SB too.....

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Registered: 02-25-2000
Sun, 02-03-2013 - 8:59pm

I wonder why your font came out so tiny Suzan??

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Registered: 06-23-2009
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 12:37pm
One thread I started before 2011, I posted over 100 how-to’s in it. This means they will be gone forever. What a waste of time.

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