DoMA - should it be protected, or given the boot?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
DoMA - should it be protected, or given the boot?
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Fri, 02-25-2011 - 7:07pm

Big changes this week as Obama declairs the Defense of Marriage Act

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Registered: 10-04-2004
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 6:41pm

Including gay folk is protecting marriage. DOMA should be toast.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Fri, 03-18-2011 - 9:57am
Hey there! Long time no see. Hope you're doing well. I've changed names several times, but I'm still zz.

And I agree with your post. This kind of prejudice shouldn't exist anymore in America.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2004
Wed, 03-23-2011 - 9:21am

It is good to see you... my gosh, these boards are so quiet, it is like an old western ghost town. Where did everyone go?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Wed, 03-23-2011 - 12:08pm
Some of them went to Facebook.

Not sure where others have gone. The"renovation" of iVillage was not terribly successful. While the post composition options are better, the ability to follow who said what to whom in response to what is just awful. Ditto search options. Pretty much wiped out any debate potential.

Not sure who was behind the last effort but IMHO, they deserve to be given a job elsewhere. IBM maybe.......

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 10-04-2004
Wed, 03-23-2011 - 12:38pm

I checked six boards yesterday, boards that 3 years ago would in collective aggregate have over a thousand posts in a day. There were something like 6 total. That is really sad to see.

I wonder if iV's new business model does not place high importance on boards. It might well be the case, because part of management function is to monitor results of programmes and adjust as needed. A lot of membership has skedaddled with no countermeasures, thus my wonder if this is no longer a vital element to iV.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Wed, 03-23-2011 - 12:54pm
Aside from the boards/forums, what sort of business model does iVillage have? What products does it sell, what services does it provide?

Am thinking that perhaps it's modeled as the purveyor of pap like "hottest celebrity news" or horoscopes. A virtual "National Enquirer" if you will.

Or maybe the intent of the makeover was to take on a role similar to that of a mortician. Make iVillage look gussied up before burying it. If so, seems to be working........

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 10-04-2004
Wed, 03-23-2011 - 6:33pm

Boards are a minor part of what iV puts on its front page, which is one reason I mentioned the deemphasis of boards. Or maybe there is a demphasis of debate boards, who knows?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-10-2006
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 7:55pm
I think Ivillage expected that the changes would not go over well with the regulars at the time of they completed them, simply because people are generally resistant to technological changes, and breaking old habits is hard. The immediate drop in message board usage was probably blammed on this theory... but they probably didn't expect it to last. I'm sure they hoped that newcommers would take to the format easily...... guess they were wrong.

I just find that with a toddler around, I get little time for myself. And by the time I find a thread I want to participate in, it take too long to read (this new format slows my browser- even scrolling takes forever), and as Jabberwocka mentioned: we can't see who is responding to what. And NOW, there is like 1 post per day! no fun in this. I just keep checking back now and then to see if it picks back up.

 


 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2004
Thu, 03-24-2011 - 9:24pm

Laura, if you go to your preferences, go to display, you can change the view in the first section. That will give you an outline.

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