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June 25th, 2009, 05:48 PM
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Oh my.
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June 25th, 2009, 05:49 PM
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It'll take some getting used to, but it's not terrible...I think...
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June 25th, 2009, 05:52 PM
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I just changed mine back to the classic style. I don't like the advertisements to the right of the thread in Beta mode...it makes the thread TINY.
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June 25th, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Yeah, that's true. For me though, I'd always have to scroll to the side b/c of the browser I'm using so now that it's skinnier I dont' have to do that...we'll see. I may change back too. Ads are just annoying, period!
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June 25th, 2009, 06:50 PM
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Why is it being changed all the time? I had only just got use to the last change.
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June 25th, 2009, 06:53 PM
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I do NOT like the beta version. It hurts my eyes terribly. It's chaotic and then the print is tiny. I can't see tiny on a computer due to my glaucoma issues.
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June 25th, 2009, 06:56 PM
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I just changed mine back to the classic style.
How do you change it back? I am NOT loving this at all!
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June 25th, 2009, 06:57 PM
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The drop down near the bottom left of the page lets you select classic or beta.
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June 25th, 2009, 06:59 PM
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I don't care for it either... it's too narrow IMO..
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June 25th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Thanks Heather, that is much better.
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June 25th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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I don't like it either.Thanks for letting us know how to change it back!
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June 25th, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Am I the only one that doesn't hate it? I didn't think it was so bad.
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June 25th, 2009, 09:31 PM
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I am mnot fond of it AT ALL. But I don't like change...
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June 26th, 2009, 05:38 AM
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I'm glad we can at least change back!
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June 26th, 2009, 06:19 AM
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MUCH better!
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June 26th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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Heather, do you know if we will always be able to choose between classic and Beta, or will there be a time when the Beta version is THE way it is?
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June 26th, 2009, 06:02 PM
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Oh goodness, that was awful! I changed mine back to Classic too.
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June 26th, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Yeah i DON'T like this at all... on my way to change it back.
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June 27th, 2009, 12:12 PM
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Am I the only one that doesn't hate it? I didn't think it was so bad.
I happen to love it! I would also like to answer the question as to why we keep changing. We have only made a couple of changes. I know it might seem like a lot of changes to you all but they really needed to be done. Our old forum software was not secure or stable enough so we really needed to switch. I think vbulletin and invision board are remarkably similar and can barely tell the difference myself but I know change is tough.

As for the site, let me explain. Our site was being managed in an archaic way. Everything was manually updated and we were not in a content management system, meaning any time there was a post added to the home page, it was done manually by someone. We really couldn't continue to operate this way. We are a big site and needed the programming to make the site's content dynamic with less work involved.

We have always made updates to the site and usually we get complaints at first. People don't like change.

As for the new ads on the site, I am going to copy and paste what I have said on other boards.

We have added a few smaller sized ads. We used to have smaller button ads on JM a long time ago that we offered to work at home moms. Because of our limitations in technology it became too much work for us to deal with so we stopped offering advertising directly and really didn’t have much available for smaller advertisers. By not offering advertising to smaller advertisers it really limited the types of ads we had to offer on JM. While I understand a lot of you are here to socialize with other moms and really aren’t interested in advertisements, we wouldn’t be able to offer you such a great place to make friends without the advertising. I think having sponsors with products that you actually might be interested in would make them better. I know that we have mommies on JM that buy things like cloth diapers, baby slings, breastfeeding gear, etc. We would like to be able to have advertising on JM that is relevant to you. For example, I saw one mom promoting a special for JM members on breastfeeding necklaces. These are the types of things we would like to be able to offer our members through our advertising.

Personally, I am looking forward to seeing more mommy-friendly ads on JM and not just the big corporate brands. Right now we are currently offering some free promotion to our WAHMs so the first button sized ads you see on JM will be from mommies you know in the Community. I am very excited about being able to do this for our members. Be on the lookout for some of our mommies’ ads on JM!
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June 27th, 2009, 12:18 PM
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Heather, do you know if we will always be able to choose between classic and Beta, or will there be a time when the Beta version is THE way it is?
We are working on a variable width option that will reduce the size of the blue background making the forums wider on larger monitors. Once we have this completed there will not be a "Classic" option but it will not be removed until we have an alternate option for the gals on wider monitors.
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