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    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    What Would Make It Better?
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    Emma_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Hi members!

    I'll start by saying that I know everyone would like the old boards back, but they are no longer available. And honestly, they were not working well anymore, which was why we needed to implement something new.

    We want to make the reading and interacting on the new forums less confusing, and in order to do that we need you to tell us exactly what you find the hardest to do. Give us as many concrete details as you can.

    • Is it hard to read because your board/conversations move too fast?
    • Is it because the What's Happening Now feed only shows what's new?
    • Is it because you can only see 15 posts at a time on the What's Happening Now page?
    • Is the page too cluttered?

    Tell us exactly what makes it hard or confusing and how you'd like it to behave.

    We will pass all of your comments and suggestions along to our engineering and management teams and keep you informed about what changes are coming.

    Take care,
    Emma
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    FloralMom responded:
    Honestly, right now, I think that it shows TOO MUCH information. It was much easier to read down the list and see the title, the poster's name and how many replies. I don't have all day to sit and browse the boards, and with the format now, I can't tell what I've read and what I haven't. I preferred it when there wasn't the avatar pix with the list... again, just clutters and takes up space. I much preferred it when they were just in the body of the posts. Perhaps there could be a way that it's just a list again and if you WANT to see all of that other stuff, like a avatar, teaser line and so on, just click on a " "?

    It also seems like all of the helpful "aids" take up the whole screen now. The whole right margin seems to be taking over! LOL! I think that it could be 1/2 the size and still keep the info in there.

    I miss the sig lines too.

    I hope this helps!
     
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    Emma_WebMD_Staff replied to FloralMom's response:
    Thanks FloralMom, I have copied this and sent it up.

    Take care,
    Emma


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