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|Thu, 06-19-2003 - 7:38pm|
Love and (((hugs))),
19 June, 2003.
It is with regret that I tender my resignation from all my boards (the Heart Problems and Stroke Board, the Lung Cancer Board, the Living With Cancer Board, the Multiple Sclerosis Board, and the Schizophrenia Board) and my Friday night Mental Health Support Chat effective on July 1, 2003. This should give you some time to let other cl's know that these boards will be needing hosts, and will let you get a new chat host for the Friday night chat.
As you know, I've had problems reading the boards since they changed...and the text hasn't become any easier to read as the time has gone on. As a matter of fact, I find it increasingly difficult. With my on-going vision problems due to multiple sclerosis, and other health problems I'm sure you're aware of, accessing the boards easily has become very difficult and extremely time-consuming! That, plus the fact that my boards (with the exception of one board) are basically ghost-towns now, prompts me to make this decision....regretfully.
I am hoping that you and ivillage will allow me to post occasionally as a regular member....I've made many good friends here at ivillage, and really don't want to lose track of them! I'd like to retain my "old" (pre cl-) name of themummy2001.
But, at this point in time, the stress of trying to read the boards with my failing eyesight, plus the requirement of posting a minimum of three times a week (this has become extremely difficult, as although many people may lurk on my boards, I have very few posting members now), plus my medical issues, finds me unable to do my boards or my chat the justice I once felt I could give them - before the change to the board's current format. I feel very constrained at ivillage now, and what was once the ONE place I happily logged onto ALL the time and every day, has become a place where (although I DO log on to ivillage every day.....several times!.....and DO try to meet my commitments to ivillage) I feel like I'm being pressured to read page after page of posts (the threads are not really "connected", and I find that looking for that one post I need to respond to is not only time-consuming, but arduous) - and I find this difficult. There is no way to have a "real" conversation with friends on the new board format (the way we used to be able to converse with our friends), and I find that a shame. I find that I'm getting more emails than posts from the members who have, over the years, become my friends. The constant pop-ups are "wearing" too - I have two pop-up blockers, but I still "X"-out far too many pop-ups when I am trying to access my boards. This is not only time-consuming, but also annoying and in my opinion counter-productive to ANY cl- who is trying her hardest to access her boards! Having to get through three or four pop-ups before you can even GET to your board is more than anyone should have to deal with, in my opinion. Hard on the eyes, and aggrevating to no end.
I have loved ivillage for years, and it's with heavy heart and much sadness that I resign being a cl....a job I've loved! I am sincerely hoping that ivillage WILL allow me to post with my "original" ivillage name. As I've not violated any terms of service and I believe my "record" with ivillage is clean, I shouldn't think that there would be a problem with that.
Thank you, Cindi, for all you do for ivillage. Please know that this decision took a very long time, and much soul-searching, for me to make. It is with MUCH sadness that I send you this email.
Signing off in my usual way - love and (((hugs))),