Question about Boards Home page

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Question about Boards Home page
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Mon, 01-20-2014 - 8:21pm

This is regarding the listing of the various boards in each channel, and the number in parenthesis that follows each board name: what does that number signify? Its not the number of boards or even number of replies. For instance, under Home and Garden there is a Pets category followed by (17). There are 5 boards in that category. Under Health and Fitness there is a Weight Loss category followed by (30). There are only 2 boards in that category and there haven't been 30 messages in the last 6 weeks! 

While we're on the topic of the boards, any news about the future of the boards under Today.com?

Avatar for cmerin
Administrator
Registered: 01-20-2004
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 10:48am

Hi,

It's a glitch back from when we switched over. I actually believe it's the original number of boards (the system sees boards as what we call folders) and it's just stuck at that figure. We've merged/closed boards and the number remains.

We have not been told anything about the boards as of this moment other than it's business as usual. I wish I had something to share, but when I do I'll definitely let everyone know.

Thanks!

Erin
Community Technical Assistant | Community Moderator
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Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 1:23pm

Wow, so there used to be 30 boards related to weight loss? Was that figure from the time of the changes made in 10/12, or some previous change? I know that there were more than 2 weight loss boards as recently as a few months ago but didn't remember that there had been so many at one time. So sad.

Thanks for the explanation Erin

Avatar for cmerin
Administrator
Registered: 01-20-2004
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 2:11pm

Hi! It would be folders, not boards. I know there were quite a few weight loss boards, but never 30. :) This system counts folders as boards. Boards — say Losing Weight — would be a topic, with the folders being 'boards'.  Some boards had 10 folders. So yes, it's fair to say that Weight Loss could have had 30 folders between all the boards or as this system calls it - 30 boards between all the topics. I know, it's confusing. Just know that that number in parenthesis is referring to folders. :)

Hope this helps!!

Erin
Community Technical Assistant | Community Moderator
iVillage.com

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 8:06pm

Folders, not boards---duh, now I get it. I do remember how many boards used to have multiple folders. Thanks.