These are, quite possibly, the worst boards ever.
posted at 7/10/2008 10:34 AM EDT
I just posted this to their feedback site:
You've ruined one of my favorite pasttimes, relating to my bridal buddies on Weddings. I only have 4 months 'til the wedding, and I'm stressed out enough with work and wedding planning and all the money I'm spending. Why did you go and ruin the place it was FUN TO BE A BRIDE??
I can post successfully about 1/2 the time. The other half, it just sits there, not even trying to post.
I make mistakes and want to edit my posts. Can't.
I make BIG mistakes and post things I wish I hadn't and want to delete them altogether. Can't.
When you choose a topic so you can add a thread, it would be nice if the default topic was the one you chose, not Dresses.
I do not have time or patience to remember what threads I'm currently expecting personal responses to. What happened to "Someone posted a response to you" emails?
How is it possible that your message board server takes upwards of 5 minutes to update the latest posting?
Has BDC ever considered Beta testing big overhauls like this?
What happened to the count of views to a board?
What happened to search? It's impossible to find anything, and we are repeating WHOLE THREADS when newer users post things we've already covered. Although, I suppose the newer people won't stick around too long with the boards this hard to manage.
What is up with the spacing of the text editor? Have you used it? If you hit the space bar, nothing seems to happen. It does print the next character a space away from the last one, but it doesn't look like it will so you are constantly hitting space and backspace and overcorrecting. Same with line return. Hitting return doesn't seem to add a line until you start typing so you end up adding extra lines. It's not how a text editor is supposed to work. We've had them around for 20 years; it didn't occur to me that there would be one put out that doesn't have the basics covered like how to handle the space bar or line return.
What else? I'm sure I'm missing 100 other annoying "features" of the new boards. Please put the old ones back and let us enjoy one little part of being a bride. Did you test run this format? Did anyone give you feedback before you ruined the whole feature for everyone?
I've never complained so bitterly about any service in my entire life.