Lost another one

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Lost another one
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Tue, 06-04-2013 - 10:07am

I have about 4 or 5 ladies that have held out and worked through all the issues over the last year, but I have lost another one this week, I am honestly down to about 3 ladies now including me that post on my 10-14 board, 1 that does only when she can get logged on.  I know there isn't much we can do about it, there is only so much complaining we can do, its just so sad, when I took over the board 4 years ago I think it was, we easily had a least a dozen regulars plus another dozen that were on and off and could easily post 1000 posts of actual talking in the DYK thread a day.  This weekend, I was gone from the board for 4 days for my daughter's graduation and there were a total of 2 posts other than my starting the daily thread. Cry

http://www.ivillage.com/forums/pregnancy-parenting/gradeschoolers-tweens-and-teens/ten-fourteen-year-olds/parenting-chat/unacceptable-service#new

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Tue, 06-04-2013 - 10:56am

Hi Tracy -

Thanks for sharing this. I've passed it along.

Thanks,

Erin
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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-15-2008
Tue, 06-04-2013 - 12:00pm

Tracy - I feel your pain.  My board had a bunch of regulars, then after the change over about 4 regulars and 3-4 that popped in from time to time.  But in April we had only 9 posts (counting mine), last month there were only 2 other than mine!  So far this month - nothing but mine.  I've even sent PMs to some of the regulars - but I don't think they know that since there don't appear to be any email notifications for those anymore.

Another board that I'm just a member of (not a CL) hasn't had any traffic but me for over 2 months.  The CL hasn't even been by in months.  So sad.


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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 06-04-2013 - 12:05pm
I've tried to get out onto more boards than I used to, but I still feel like I am talking to myself, people will start a thread with a question, and I'll reply, or someone else will also, and the original poster never comes back at all, or they can't get on to reply or whatever, but its frustrating. I often wonder why I bother to talk to myself or try and reply with helpful info if the person looking for help can't get back to it!!
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Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 06-04-2013 - 12:48pm

Most of the time I can't even log in - it tells me I am not allowed.

But when I do, there is so few posts on my breastmilk vs. formula debate board that it doesn't seem worth the effort. I think I have two regulars left - from a board that used to product 600-1,000 posts long threads!

I have also been branching out, trying to post on boards I don't usually frequent. I almost never even get a welcome for the CL - and rarely does anyone post after me to the thread.

I keep trying... but there are more and more days that I wonder why?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 06-04-2013 - 2:00pm
I try and post over with you on occasion Catherine!! LOL! Funny how that thread got posted and I've had 2 ladies come out of lurkdom to comment. 1 I see on FB often and the other one I communicate through email with, but I think it continues to reinforcement the discontent of members!!
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Tue, 06-04-2013 - 4:14pm

And I really appreciate it!

Even my grandson is almost 15 - or I would come post on your board too.

Maybe I will drop by and see if there isn't something I can comment on anyhow. Lately I have been trying out the other debate boards - it's getting harder to find boards I can think of something to say, with my boys all grown up...

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 06-04-2013 - 8:22pm
I agree that this is so sad. I Feel like the few of us who remain should just move to one board and talk about whatever...in Massachusetts we have towns that were evacuated and flooded to make a water reservoir,,wiped off the map...only memories remain. IVillage is getting like that...
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2002
Wed, 06-05-2013 - 7:39am

I am jumping in here to commiserate with you.   I have been a CL on Quick and Easy Recipes for 9 years.   We used to be a super active board.   100+ posts a day was the norm.   We had a core group of about 20 regulars.   Software changes, and the issues they brought, cut that down to about 10.   But we still perservered through everything.   Until this latest change and the "not authorized" issues.  

My board is gone.   I posted once last week, no responses.   I posted Monday.   No responses.   The group left for the greener pastures on a message board (social network site) that works.

It breaks my heart.   I'd still post on my board but there is no one to talk to. 

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Wed, 06-05-2013 - 11:38am

[[ I Feel like the few of us who remain should just move to one board and talk about whatever.]]

I've had the same thought!

Arryl - you don't have a clickable link in your signature - I had to go looking for your board, and it took me a bit to find it. Now to think of something to say that doesn't look like I am just barging in!

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 06-05-2013 - 12:03pm
Ya, I can't adjust my siggie or anything, part of that "no email address" issue, the siggie that is currently showing is from almost 2 years ago! Feel free to pop right in, our daily chat is the easier to break into as its just chit chat about any and everything.
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