Happy Holidays!

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Registered: 04-16-2001
Happy Holidays!
Wed, 12-25-2013 - 9:02am

Merry Christmas to that that celebrate and Happy 2014 to you and yours!  Hope 2014 brings all good things - college choices for Turtletime's dd and Miranda's ds and any others applying and great educational opportunities for all - young and old. 

I still enjoy the commardarie and discussions we have here, but seems like ivillage is slowly fading out as none of the boards are very active.   I hope that ivillage continues and that we can all keep in touch.  I am sure your kids will all be going interesting things in the future! 


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Registered: 09-13-1999
Fri, 01-03-2014 - 3:08pm

Happy 2014 to all!  I am sorry to see these boards fading too.  It's hard to believe but I've "known" many of you since our children were babies and have watched these children grow into young adults.  I have enjoyed our discussions over the years and do wish that the boards were more active. 

Is it true that message forums aren't widely used anymore?  What's taken their place?  I'm not an active facebook or twitter user so I can't speak with any authority at all as to what's current.  I also have to admit that I don't really enjoy most of the new social media platforms and am a lot more wary of them than I am of a simple message forum, even a public one like this one.   (I make an exception for goodreads Cool .)  I also agree that message boards still fulfill a need for a special interest subgroup where discussion is valued.  I suppose that's why there are some that continue to thrive: take a look at collegeconfidential sometime!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2002
Sat, 12-28-2013 - 10:28pm

Best wishes of the season to you too. I agree about iVillage, though I think it's a combination of things. There are newer social media formats with more immediacy, more cross-platform integration and greater mobile ease, so that the glitches with re-builds of message forums have been triggers for steep declines in use but the longer-term decline was probably inevitable. Message forums are really a fairly ancient format by 2013 standards. I don't know very many that are standing up against the tides of change. I think they are still a good format for special interest subgroups that might not otherwise be socially connected. Like parents of gifted kids!


in rural BC, Canada
mom to three great kids and one great grown-up
unschooler, violist, runner, doc 

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Registered: 05-13-1998
Sat, 12-28-2013 - 11:47am

Haooy New Year to you! It is sad these boards are dying. One reformat too many I guess. Love to everyone though. Hope this coming year is the best ever.