Switch-Over Roll Call!

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Switch-Over Roll Call!
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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 12:52pm

I can fix it!All of the page views are saying 0 views - so I have to wonder - did we lose the last few diehard regulars in this latest switchover?

Check in please, so we know you are there - even if you normally just lurk - because I am feeling lonely here all by myself!  Cry

As soon as I figure out how to solve the new problems the latest switch-over has caused - I will post some help posts.

I have noted that all the photos are missing from posts, signatures are missing, avatars are missing, several posts are giving error messages when you try to click on them and the page views are all set to zero.

What problems have you found??

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2008
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 1:02am

I'm having similar problems myself. Here are some of the other problems I have noticed:
* There does not seem to be any way to know if if a thread has new posts or not in the thread list, other then noticing the posts number has gone up from before, if you can remember the old number. I don't know if the new message board software either is missing that feature, it's simply broken, or maybe during the switchover the data on which posts in a thread a person has read didn't transfer.
* Old links are not working I had discover what the new links to the boards I follow are and bookmark them. Hopefully they can redirect the old links to the new links at some point.
* Like you said, no images/photos are showing up in threads as if the image attachments didn't transfer over properly. Also no signatures or avatars either.
* I have also noticed errors trying to look at posts I was able to view previously.

* I could seem to post this post via the Quick Reply feature so I'm going to try using a regular Reply.

Those are the major issues I have found so far. Hopefully they will work out the kinks as soon as possible. Having the message boards in-house could prove to be a boon assuming they can fix the current issues. Hopefully though we won't see too many more people leaving the IV boards like we did with the previous switch to new message board software. People hopefully can understand the since they are trying to replicate the old board as much as possible then simply using out of the box message board software, that requires a lot of extra programming. Drupal, their Content Management System, has the tools to create a message boards but it needed to to be customized for IV by developers-for-hire so that the new message boards look like the old Lithium hosted ones. That meant a lot of custom coding so I'm not surprised problems are cropping up with the switch-over. I trust though the kinks will be worked out so I just going to be patient. It doesn't look like any features from the old board software is missing at this times that I can't live without at first glance but we'll see.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-16-2010
Thu, 10-18-2012 - 8:48am

I just got a new job where ethical rules bar me from taking any public positions on political issues (even with a first name only, it's a little questionable), so that's why I'm not posting.  I'll still be lurking.  :)  I hope things get moving again.

Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 8:22am
I'm here! I think you and Charleen hit all the issues. I'm hanging in there trying to be patient.
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Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 8:22am
Jessica, what does talking about breastfeeding issues have to do with politics?
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 9:25am

Glad you found us again Dietdrpepperfan! I know you were having trouble with your bookmarks and iVillages's new links. I wonder how many people we lost because of that problem??

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 9:27am

Congrats on the new job Jessica! I am glad you are still lurking, even if posting is a problem for you now.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 9:28am

Glad to see you are still here Charleen! Hopefully they get this all straighten out, before we lose those last few lurkers to our board.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-16-2010
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 10:57am

dietdrpepperfan wrote:
Jessica, what does talking about breastfeeding issues have to do with politics?

The debate here touches on politics all the time--what people think of the new NYC government's breastfeeding initiative, whether formula samples in hospitals should be banned by law, what should be required by law to be on formula labels, what role formula lobbyists play in the U.S., whether there should be a "law" that all women should breastfeed, whether there should be a law making formula prescription-only, whether breast pumps should be covered by FSAs, what (if anything) the government should do to promote breastfeeding, what WIC policy should be, whether bans on formula advertising are constitutional, etc., etc.

There are some debates that don't touch on politics, but I don't want to get into a thread and then have to bow out if it trends toward talking about political issues.  I might change my policy if a completely non-political thread that really sparks my interest comes up and I just can't bear to stay silent.  :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 2:42pm

The old bookmarks should be redirecting now. Please let me know if you are having any problems, and I would be happy to help or get the issue escalated. I am so sorry for the frustration, but our wonderful techs are working hard to get everything fixed as soon as possible. You can either private message me or send me an e-mail at pboards@mail.ivillage.com.

Signatures should start trickling in soon. I don't know if they will be your latest signature. When my sig appeared, it was from the spring!

For the latest news on issues and fixes, please visit the iVillage Help board: http://www.ivillage.com/forums/ivillage-women/around-ivillage/ivillage-help Jessica, our Community Director, has several threads going on right now with the latest status of the issues we're working on.

Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Fri, 10-19-2012 - 3:54pm
That's fair enough. Thanks for clarifying, Jessica.
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