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Fri, 12-07-2012 - 1:07pm

Do people still have problems with the boards?  When i type in something in the search box, it says that the form is outdated or something to the effect.  I'm assuming these boards don't work properly yet?  sheesh.  I miss the old boards...the really old ones from 10 years back, when you could see the subject, then the different replies.

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Registered: 07-30-1997
In reply to: conmama
Fri, 12-07-2012 - 4:58pm

I'm still having trouble. I use IE and Firefox at work, on an old laptop that uses XP.  I can limp along but have a heck of a time seeing, in either format, which topics have updates.  At home we have Vista and I can't see the subpages so I don't even see those bubbles to know what I've read or not; I've just had to guess based on date of last update.  Very inconvenient and difficult to navigate.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: conmama
Fri, 12-07-2012 - 7:19pm

Yes I'm still having trouble--the 1st 2 times I tried to sign in I got a message "you are not authorized to post comments."  What?  The little part on the right keeps switching by itself from signed in to signed out.  Plus someone told me that they have indications of new messages and I can't see those.  I also have to guess by the time of the last comment.  I use IE at home & Google Chrome at work but neither one seems to work that well.  It's so frustrating.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
In reply to: conmama
Sat, 12-08-2012 - 12:00pm

They're working 'ok' for me but I don't like the format as well as the older formats. I liked it when a thread that had an update popped to the top. Now it seems that it goes strictly by when the original thread was posted. I'm afraid some people have given up - it's been SO slow lately!

Pam
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Registered: 08-08-2009
In reply to: kimmybabe2009
Sat, 12-08-2012 - 5:29pm

[quote=musiclover12]<p>Yes I'm still having trouble--the 1st 2 times I tried to sign in I got a message "you are not authorized to post comments."  What? 

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FWIW, I had this problem about a week ago and again just now.

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Registered: 02-12-1998
In reply to: conmama
Sun, 12-09-2012 - 7:45am

That happens to me to, the "Not authorized to post" but not always.  Pam, I d idn't realize the new "posts" from a thread don't allow the thread to be pushed to the top.  What a bummer?  Who MAKES these decisions?

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Registered: 09-30-2011
In reply to: conmama
Mon, 12-10-2012 - 12:50pm

I came by to let ya'll know that a new update had been posted on the Help Board and got the "you are not authorized to post" message as well. However, a few seconds later, the page refreshesed and I was good to go. Here's the link to the thread :

http://www.ivillage.com/forums/node/119788174

Lisa 

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Registered: 11-21-2004
In reply to: conmama
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 7:32pm

hey conmama, how in the heck are you?  How is your son and your other son doing?

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Registered: 11-21-2004
In reply to: conmama
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 7:32pm

hey conmama, how in the heck are you?  How is your son and your other son doing?

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Registered: 02-12-1998
In reply to: conmama
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 12:38pm

Hey Fullmom!  Haven't checked in for awhile.  Thanks for asking. Wish I could tell you good news, but I can't.  He's on academic probation...a 1.0 GPA...and that includes making him withdraw from 2 out of 5 classes midterm due to failing.  The only reason we let him go back is so he can't blame us for his failure when they kick him out....and also, we just didn't know what to do with him, trying to make this big of a decision during the holidays and lastly....we don't want to live with him.  It is worth the $10K this semester to not have him home and let us wrap our heads around this.

However, we are helicoptering this semester.  We let him alone last semester, which I'm glad we did.  He needed to see what it's really like out there.  Now, we made him send us his syllabus', we made him put together an assignment/test/etc calendar (he never knew what he had do, was missing quizzes, tests, not handing in stuff).  We've been emailing, texting phoning on a regular basis.  We hate doing it, but we are.  He doesn't fight us on it.

Xmas wasn't good.  Over Thanksgiving he did something really stupid, and I'm not going to get into it here, but it has long term reprecussions.    Because of this, and because DH can't sleep when the house isn't locked up, DS had a curfew of 11:00 on the weekdays.  Well, he snuck out of the house one night, we caught him and locked the window.  We've been waiting to catch him since the summer.  Well, he texted at 2:30 or so, apologizing profusely and told us he was next door.  (I suspected as such).  DH didn't reply.  We didn't see him before we left for work the next Morning..he hadn't come home yet (couldn't the door was locked).

So, he sent an email to both of us the next day, here is part of it below.  Anyway, alot of stress.  He's not ready for academia, he's going to have to get a job if he has to come home, and I'm even wondering if I want him to live here (even if it means helping him with an apartment for awhile).  I do see some signs of maturity.  No more angry outbursts.  the problem with people with Executive Dysfunction is wanting to do something and being capable of doing it are two different things.  I can see where my son really wants to (you will see below, but I know he just  CAN'T)  My other son is doing well and works hard at his studies.  Wish I had better news.  So...how are you and your son?  Thanks for the opportunity to vent.  Con

I do I do not smoke as much as you probably think I do, but I finally do realize it is time for a drastic change in my life. I am going to cut out smoking and drinking completely from my lifestyle. I am so done with it getting me in trouble and it just isn’t worth it anymore. It is truly time for me to grow up. I am going to do this for myself. Not only will it impact my academics, it will lead me to living a much better and healthier lifestyle than I am accustomed to.  

·     I I know you are so mad at me and upset with me for my actions last night. I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart for what I did. I feel so stupid and immature. I’m sorry that I left you all in danger by leaving the house. I went next door to Peters to play video games. It wasn’t worth it at all. Nothing is worth not going back to school and getting my education because I am finally ready to be serious about it. I know I’m probably the last person you want to talk to and I know you are probably thinking there is no way we let him go back to school, but I think it would be in the best interest of all of us that I do. You guys don’t have to pay for it anymore. I don’t deserve for you to pay for me. Ill take out a loan or something. But I know that it is time for me to change and I’m ready for it. I want to prove to myself that I can do it and im excited to prove it. I want to prove it to you guys too.  

·     I I know I’ve done absolutely nothing but cause trouble for you guys and this family for the past few years and I’m sorry for that. Especially recently with me ________, not making grades, and sneaking out of the house. I just sound like an awful kid. And I don’t want to be the awful kid anymore. I want to be the good kid that you guys can brag about and make you proud. I know you guys don’t have one ounce of trust in me anymore and I understand that, I wouldn’t either. All I’m asking for is one chance to go back there and prove to us that I can do it and I can do it well. I promise I won’t let you down.  I will do anything to go back and prove myself.  

·     I I feel so bad for my actions last night. I am so sorry again for that. I wasn’t thinking and I made a stupid mistake. I should’ve just gone upstairs and went to bed. I deserve any punishment that you have for me. Im not sorry because I got caught, I’m sorry because I am truly disappointed in myself and I feel awful about it.

 ·     Anyway, this is all I have to say about this second semester plan and my apology right now. I don’t have enough words to express how sorry I am. I’ll be thinking of more and more things to add to the plan. I just thought I should send you this before I saw you guys since I am not very good at expressing my feelings in person.