What Happened to Us?

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Registered: 10-22-2008
What Happened to Us?
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Thu, 10-28-2010 - 5:46pm

I'm really missing our old message board.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2005
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 6:24pm

It's totally not just here, so many boards are DEAD since the "upgrade".

I'm having a hard time posting because I just despise the new layout and can't seem to get used to it, but I'm trying. Esp with DH deploying really soon I'll need something to do. :(

I don't know what can be done or how to get everyone to post more. At least we're not as bad as Sig Show, that board is BEYOND dead, I wouldn't be surprised if it gets closed.

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 6:55pm
I've noticed a lot of boards are pretty dead too. The only board that seems not dead right now is the EC that I started posting on, but even that's slow sometimes.

I hope things pick up, but I really think there are some people that haven't come back since the upgrade, or they came back, hated it, and immediately left.
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Registered: 11-08-2006
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 10:15pm

Haha. I was just thinking that I need to change my avatar because, as much as I love Baby, I'm getting a little sick of seeing her everywhere!

I'm hoping that eventually we will bounce back. Some of the posts get a lot of views (if you click on the name of one of the folders, you can see a longer list of topics and it shows the view counts for every thread) but it just seems no one wants to say anything.

I know it's been a HUGE change and I know not everyone is happy with the changes but I firmly believe that what made our board so great was the people and we are all still the same! There are a lot of problems that are being worked out slowly so hopefully, once all those glitches get straightened out, we can get back to what this board is here for.

I'm trying to post more topics to get conversations going again. It was really awful timing that I ended up being gone right after the upgrade. I think that on top of all the crazy changes, having a quiet board might have made it easier for people to drift away.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, feel freel to share them. I know that we will get through this and eventually we will adjust to this whole thing but I'd hate to lose more people before we get to that point!

Hang in there, everyone!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2005
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 6:43am

Maybe we can do the Most to Post/Posting Queen thing again (the first is on Monday so this suggestion is well timed ;) )

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Registered: 09-26-2005
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 9:43am

I still come to the boards but not as often due to the new set up,but I still come and still post. I was very surprised to see at how many posts get "viewed" but no one replies. I think with the new set up and lack of response to post can make some people stay away. Im here and will be staying, just wish they would go back to the old board set up.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2006
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 12:01pm
Is there a way to see individual board post counts? I know if you click on your name under your avatar to the left, you can pull up a page that says your post count but I think that's iVillage wide, not just for specific boards like it used to be.

I'd love to do the most to post thing again if we can figure out how to do it!

I'd also love to try to reach our board milestone that we talked about earlier but the post counters are all messed up so it's just stuck on 2000 :(

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 1:51pm
I don't think there is a way to see post counts for individual boards anymore (at least not right now, maybe they'll change that in the future).
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Sat, 10-30-2010 - 10:31am

I'm sorry that the boards have been slow lately.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Sat, 10-30-2010 - 10:34am

Hi, Amy.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2005
Sat, 10-30-2010 - 1:32pm
amermae wrote:
Is there a way to see individual board post counts? I know if you click on your name under your avatar to the left, you can pull up a page that says your post count but I think that's iVillage wide, not just for specific boards like it used to be.

I'd love to do the most to post thing again if we can figure out how to do it!

I'd also love to try to reach our board milestone that we talked about earlier but the post counters are all messed up so it's just stuck on 2000 :(

Oh yeah, I forgot about that... But they did make it stalker friendly with the "upgrade" I can click on your name and view every single post on every single board you've EVER made. Great right? NOT. I wouldn't mind if it was see all my posts on THIS board when checking from here but every post I've EVER made? Not cool.
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