I HATE this new format

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2008
I HATE this new format
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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 8:43pm

Hate it.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2008
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 10:58am

Hi,

I'm sorry your frustrated with the new format.

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Registered: 02-02-2004
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 11:12am
Ivillage is never going to be able to fix it to people's satisfaction. It is the nature of the new format. Ivillage has created multiple ad boxes that have to fetch ads from various providers. The page doesn't load until the last ad is done. So Ivillage is at the mercy of whichever ad server is slowest that day. That pretty much guarantees Ivillage will be the slowest site we visit. No matter how much you work with partners to speed up their ads, this forum will always load at the slowest speed any of us experience from various web sites. Which will drive traffic away.

I don't know if the new format was based on (i) Ivillage is failing financially and we have to try something new or we will go bankrupt, or (ii) we have a successful format but if we increase ad revenues we will make more money. If the former, then making the change was unavoidable and let's hope the tweaks make it less painful over time. If it was the latter, they should admit it was a fiasco, admit defeat, and reduce the number of ad boxes per page.

When you see it coming, duck!

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Registered: 02-02-2004
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 5:20pm
Anyone else hear the chirping crickets of no new messages? It couldn't have anything to do with the new format? Could it?

When you see it coming, duck!

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 6:20pm

I too hate this format.

dragowoman

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2010
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 6:28pm

IT is and the British edition is as frustrating.

I see not many discussions anymore and finding the debate or discussion too difficult afyer the clean quick lists.

dragowoman

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Registered: 02-03-2009
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 5:25am

...well...if you open the individual folders, there are plenty of lookers, just not a lot of posters...it doesn't bother me...I've figured out how to reply to the person I want to reply to and who each post is meant for and, when I do open individual folders, I can see the latest post, who started it, how many views, and who last responded....but, you know what...I am a born and bred Army brat/wife (31 years) so me and change are good friends...you would not believe the money I've put into papering and painting and moving/buying furniture so that my house looks different every 36 months...oh wait, you Hold, might believe the amount....ahahhahahaa...sorry, cheap joke at your expense...sorry, I am...

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2008
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 8:17am

Hi all,

I'm sorry that you're finding the new format frustrating.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-04-2006
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 8:42am
I am coming here less often. It's not only the new format, I'm just making some changes and going through some things, it happens sometimes that I don't get here like I used to. It used to be when that happened, lots of discussion had transpired in my absence, but now, well not so much.
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Registered: 02-03-2009
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 9:15am

...well, this thread has had 294 views since it was posted...but, maybe 10 replies...so, people are opening and reading...but, not responding...they're finding it and the "reply" button is easily found...so, they just don't want to reply...I think a lot of people are put off with change and when something doesn't flow as easy as it did, they give up...they're finding it, though...

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-02-2004
Tue, 01-11-2011 - 9:25am

Are we sure that those 294 views are different people? Or is it the same 6 of us looking again and again to remind ourselves where we left the discussion?

Ivillage can tweak all they want.

When you see it coming, duck!

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