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|Sat, 10-20-2012 - 4:56pm|
I thought the board change two years ago was bad, but compared to the latest move earlier this month, it was efficient, logical, and well-implemented. IOW, the current setup is breathtakingly AWFUL. I have three devices capable of accessing the Web (a smart phone, a tablet, and a laptop; running with Safari and Firefox). Not one of them can display any thread responses. Only the OP is visible. I clicked links in the post announcing the changes and offering an opportunity for input, only to get an error message--over and over again. If the goal of changing truly was "to impact posters "as little as possible", then the goal has not been met, not even near it. Eight months for these results? REALLY?!
Bringing the message boards "inhouse" did nothing but create dead-ends and chaos. The rationale(s) for so doing struck me as totally meaningless from the standpoint of iVillage members. "A real commitment to growing the community"?! I think not! If this is the "control" iVillage sought, then we have escapees from the insane asylum running the shop. So much for "the tech team down the hall"!
Just to put this in perspective: NBC owns iVillage. Can you imagine the outcry that would ensue if viewers tuned in to any of the NBC television channels and got a test pattern or "please stand by" message, day after day? Heads would roll.