OT-I'm Sorry, But This New Format Stinks

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Registered: 04-01-2003
OT-I'm Sorry, But This New Format Stinks
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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 12:30pm
How is this an improvement over the prior format, poor as it was and even considered outdated by Internet standards?

Why should I have to toggle back and forth from outline view to the normal view? Why can't I just see a list of posts?

Could IVillage invest a few dollars for a better BB system? You may have lost me as a user. I'll have to think about it.

The Roni

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 12:33pm
We agree on this one. I hate the new format. Half the time I can't tell what post is in response to what. That's why I'm not posting much any more. It takes too much energy to figure out where a thread is going.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 12:40pm
You are a prolific poster, so IV and PS should keep you happy. I'm just an occasional poster.

I hope they don't take offense to my objugatory comments, but I feel very strongly about this.

The Roni

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 12:43pm
Yes, I have to agree. The negatives of this new set-up far outweigh whatever positives they had anticipated. And, there has definitely been a mass exodus from this board. Every once in a while, I think, "I wonder what ever happened to (insert name of former regular poster here)?"

You aren't alone in thinking the format stinks.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 1:33pm
We don't agree on much, but on this we're 100%. I love this board and will put up with the lousy format to participate. I haven't bothered to peak in on the other boards I would use once every so often. It's really not worth it.

Joan

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 2:01pm
One correction. I *was* a prolific poster. And I tried to be at the inception of this format. But I've pretty much given up.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 2:40pm
I completely agree with you. And as difficult as it is to deal with the new format, I think that iVillage's condescending responses to user's concerns are even worse. I don't know what they were trying to achieve with this but no, it is NOT an improvement.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-12-2002
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 5:48pm
After they first started this format, I didn't think I would ever say this, but I really do LOVE this format!!!

The only problem? It is quite time consuming to really get involved in the board, and because I only have so much internet time/energy, I have had to drop the number of IV boards I frequent to where this is really the only one I visit. I might "pop in" on the other boards, but this is the only one I read daily!

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 6:05pm
I like this format better too! For two main reasons .... 1) That the thread I want isn't at the bottom of the damn screen where I have to scroll for two days to get to it ...and 2) I have a SLOOOWWW connection at thome ... and the outline view here loads 10x faster than the old format.

But that means I post/read/lurk more ... oh well.

Hollie

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Registered: 03-23-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 8:30pm
Gee, I thought you of all people would love this format, what with every post to you having a built-in salutation and all.

I originally hated the new format, but I am learning to like some things about it. I actually find it a bit faster to use than the old one, especially when I'm just reading through posts.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 9:28pm
Wouldn't say I love it but I do like it. I like being able to tell when there is new post without having to go from board to board.

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