Newstand folder gone?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2008
Newstand folder gone?
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 1:38pm

I just noticed that Newstand folder has been removed and the non-debate folder's title was changed to "No Debate Cafe". Is there a particuler reason IV decided to remove the Newstand folder? Was it combined with the main debate folder, archived, or are all the older news article discussion/debate threads simply gone forever? It doesn't appear to have been combined with the main folder at first glance so I was just wondering since I didn't see any mention of this change on the board. Did this change just happen or did I really somehow miss it untill today.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 3:24pm

I was wondering how long it would take for anyone to notice! :D

Yes, the change actually happened on January 20th, and I requested it. I felt we needed to liven up the board, and made a unilateral decision to make the changes. Conversations have been so slow this past year, and keeping all the folders populated and not let them get stale looking is a lot of work. So I thought nice and trim, makes the boards easier to check each day, and everything will look more fresh to newcomers.

The Newstand folder has been combined with The Debate folder. At first I didn't see the news articles myself, but then I started to notice them. There just aren't as many news articles as debates, and they weren't that active, so they tend to be further back.

A good idea is to add tags to your favourite posts, to make them easier to search for. I have been trying to do that with all my new posts.

Our Community Mod, Jen, had to move the news articles manually, so it is possible she may have missed your favourite news article thread. If so, just let me know, the threads are all still there, just hidden from view. I can get her to move any that might have been missed.

I made the change to the Non-debate folder to freshen it up and broaden it's use - anything that is not debatable can be shared there.

Let me know if you hate it, or if there are any other changes you would like - I'd love to get us back to one of the busiest boards on iVillage!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2005
Sat, 02-04-2012 - 7:27pm
I always thought having 2 debate folders was redundant, so I approve of the change. I noticed a couple of weeks ago and gave a silent thumbs up ;)

 


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Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 02-05-2012 - 9:04am
gespenst wrote:
I always thought having 2 debate folders was redundant, so I approve of the change. I noticed a couple of weeks ago and gave a silent thumbs up ;)

Thanks Spencer - I appreciate the thumbs up! :D

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2008
Sun, 02-05-2012 - 9:03pm
I think having just one folder could work so long as we carefully mark news articles with the prefix "News:" before the title. So I'll give you a tentative thumbs up regarding the change.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 02-05-2012 - 11:10pm
charleen2008 wrote:
I think having just one folder could work so long as we carefully mark news articles with the prefix "News:" before the title. So I'll give you a tentative thumbs up regarding the change.

That's a good idea - I am going to do that myself.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 4:16am

Yes, we have sometimes seen here that less frequent posters/visitors tot he board actually assume that we personally agree with the content of news and other items posted elsewhere on the internet. Without realising that they have been poosted here as fodder for debate, regadless of our own viewpoint.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 9:40am
teresagem wrote:

Yes, we have sometimes seen here that less frequent posters/visitors tot he board actually assume that we personally agree with the content of news and other items posted elsewhere on the internet. Without realising that they have been poosted here as fodder for debate, regadless of our own viewpoint.

I think a few of them even thought I wrote the articles. It makes me wonder sometimes how confused they must be if they think I agree with the articles I post, when I post for both sides - even on the same day! LOL

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 4:23pm

I agree, I have seen posts that indicate they believe those were your personal views. You must be one contradictory, changeable lady.