Awful

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Awful
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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.

Jabberwocka

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2003
In reply to: jabberwocka
Sat, 10-20-2012 - 5:43pm

That's exactly what I said. I was a member of a birth club 2 years ago and when they changed the boards we moved our club to FB and have been a happy group ever since. This time is even more ridiculous and since I'm still only in a pregnancy club and haven't developed any close ties really I'll probably just move on and not come back. I really don't understand how things have gotten worse in 2 years. Aren't you supposed to get better with time?

Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-27-2001
In reply to: jabberwocka
Sat, 10-20-2012 - 9:01pm
I usually try to be patient, but I can't even get on the Current Debates board. They should've just shut down for a week until they got it working.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
In reply to: ohearto
Sun, 10-21-2012 - 9:12am

I have to sign in every single time.   Now it's saying I'm not authorized to sign in.   I wish they'd get rid of that reward stuff.   It's a hassel to sign in every single time.    I'm also getting a lot of ERROR signs on a lot of post.    

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2006
In reply to: jabberwocka
Mon, 10-22-2012 - 9:33am
I still have only the OP showing up on my netbook (running Windows 7)...I can't see the thread in either IE or Firefox and can't do anything else either, like navigate elsewhere on the board. I can post a response to the OP but not see it. I have to log into my work computer to read threads! ivillage is the ONLY website that doesn't work on my netbook...and I run other software (like pgadmin and a Python interpreter and other stuff) with no problems. On the plus side, threads seem to load a lot faster (if you're running a computer that can see them), and it looks like eventually there will be more functionality than before from the menus, etc.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
In reply to: cmjenas
Tue, 10-23-2012 - 1:42am

Hi, everyone.  I just wanted to post to let you know I'm going through and contacting everyone who has posted that they're having issues.  

If you need assistance, please e-mail me at pboards@mail.ivillage.com with ATTN: JEN in the subject line.  You can also send me a private message if that would be easier.