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#361 Old 06-02-2012, 02:51 PM
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When I click any of the youtube links in this thread https://www.veggieboards.com/t/135490/new-veggieboards/300#post_3165377 it opens a new tab with the thread in it.
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#362 Old 06-02-2012, 03:02 PM
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When I click any of the youtube links in this thread https://www.veggieboards.com/t/135490/new-veggieboards/300#post_3165377 it opens a new tab with the thread in it.

I noticed that happening with a lot of the threads that had videos from before the change. I mentioned it in a new thread specifically about the videos, but I haven't heard anything regarding whether or not the issue is being addressed. undecided.gif

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The only complaint I have is that, apparently, I am subscribing to threads- and I don't know how this is happneing. I don't need to be emailed about such things- I know how to search for threads in which I have posted.

I tried to unsubscribe and almost unfriended someone instead. I added them back... I think...

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The only complaint I have is that, apparently, I am subscribing to threads- and I don't know how this is happneing. I don't need to be emailed about such things- I know how to search for threads in which I have posted.

I tried to unsubscribe and almost unfriended someone instead. I added them back... I think...

I had that problem on the old board, very annoying getting all those emails.

Click on the subscriptions link, then go to Edit Your Subscriptions. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and there is a drop down box on the left with Select All or None. Click on All, then to the right is another drop down box which lets you choose the frequency of the emails. You can select Set to Site Only and that should stop the thread emails.


ETA: Just noticed there is an easier way to change the settings. If you scroll down a little farther there is a Set All Subscriptions to Site Only button.

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#364 Old 06-03-2012, 01:16 AM
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Not really liking what I'm seeing here.   no.gif

 

Thanks for posting those links.

 

 

 

Nor do I.  I haven't been active on here for quite some time and having seen what's happened, I will likely not be returning.


Best wishes to all, and thanks to all of you for all the good times in the past.  Unless you were a jerk to me, then I hope you don't drown in your own vomit.

 

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Nor do I.  I haven't been active on here for quite some time and having seen what's happened, I will likely not be returning.

Best wishes to all, and thanks to all of you for all the good times in the past.  Unless you were a jerk to me, then I hope you don't drown in your own vomit.

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I almost stormed off in a huff.

I guess I really missed my opportunity. undecided.gif
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#367 Old 06-03-2012, 08:46 AM
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Look this is a brand new board and we're all still getting used to it. I don't know anything about Huddler so I don't know what is available to which members. If I thought turning off ads wasn't possible for everyone, I would have said so. I haven't gotten the whole board figured out, myself.
For the record, I don't like the new board, but Michael wanted it because he said he wanted VB to be more than just a message board, and I'm not sure he's willing to go back to vbulletin, even though in my opinion it's the best software for our purposes.
As for having somebody who is already a member becoming an administrator: Am I crazy or did Michael ask for help in that regard, and nobody stepped up to the plate?
All I ask is to have a little patience, please. Don't start jumping ship just yet. The changeover is still new. We are all still adjusting.

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After all that, your signature is really ironic grin.gif

Yeah, really.

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I'm surprised to see so many posts about the ads, though. I didn't realize so many people didn't have ad blockers on their browsers. 

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I know I'm a newbie here, so my views probably don't count for much. However, I've been lurking here for several years,

as I thought my head might explode if I had to remember yet another password!

 

I was about to start posting much more often, but have been put off by the changes.

 

Fair enough to the people who aren't bothered by the adverts, but I am.

I am constantly surrounded by animal abuse & come here to get away from it.

How can I do this, when there are ads with pictures of dead animals, & ads for other people/firms involved in this abuse.

 

I am also not happy with a corporation running the board, with the sole intent being to generate revenue.

So, our words, views, reviews etc will be making money for Huddler.

 

Why are people who are not veg*an running this site?

 

Why have very few people's concerns in this thread been addressed?

 

*Prepares for post to be deleted & a ban.*

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Why are people who are not veg*an running this site?

Why have very few people's concerns in this thread been addressed?

I really believe in promoting veganism as a way to help reduce animal suffering. So, I was excited when I first heard that the board was going to become something much bigger and have a bigger influence in doing that. I thought the least I could do was help by becoming a community editor. I thought Huddler was nothing more than a platform like vBulletin and that Micheal would still be running things. I'm saddened to learn that this isn't the case.

A few people have asked why non-vegans are now running the board and I'm wondering the same thing. Huddler is also running boards promoting cooking meat, raising chickens as food and fishing,

This seems like a HUGE conflict of interest to have a company promoting eating meat and killing animals for food to be running a veg*n site. This is very disappointing. sad.gif

A few of Huddlers other sites:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/
http://www.stripersonline.com/
http://www.backyardchickens.com/

There isn't an actual list of all the boards they are running as far as I've seen, so I wouldn't be surprised if they were also running boards for hunters, and people in the meat and diary industry as well.

I wonder if the people now running the board also hunt and fish?

ETA: I know it costs money to keep the board running, but with all the techie members here, couldn't some other type of monetization been created and implemented?

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I wish Michael had talked to us first, I'm sure one of us would have taken on the boards. *cough cough*Me*cough cough*

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I really believe in promoting veganism as a way to help reduce animal suffering. So, I was excited when I first heard that the board was going to become something much bigger and have a bigger influence in doing that. I thought the least I could do was help by becoming a community editor. I thought Huddler was nothing more than a platform like vBulletin and that Micheal would still be running things. I'm saddened to learn that this isn't the case.
A few people have asked why non-vegans are now running the board and I'm wondering the same thing. Huddler is also running boards promoting cooking meat, raising chickens as food and fishing,
This seems like a HUGE conflict of interest to have a company promoting eating meat and killing animals for food to be running a veg*n site. This is very disappointing. sad.gif
A few of Huddlers other sites:
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/
http://www.stripersonline.com/
http://www.backyardchickens.com/
There isn't an actual list of all the boards they are running as far as I've seen, so I wouldn't be surprised if they were also running boards for hunters, and people in the meat and diary industry as well.
I wonder if the people now running the board also hunt and fish?
ETA: I know it costs money to keep the board running, but with all the techie members here, couldn't some other type of monetization been created and implemented?


You can see some (may be all) Huddler's forum by googling "is powered by Huddler".


bored so here are some of the other Huddler supported websites:

http://www.specktra.net/
http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/
http://www.denimblog.com/
http://www.babyuniversity.com/
http://www.mothering.com/
http://forums.appleinsider.com/
http://www.epicski.com/
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/
http://www.head-fi.org/
http://www.greenoptions.com/
http://www.notebookforums.com/
http://www.thesandtrap.com/
http://www.chud.com/
http://www.overclock.net/
http://www.stripersonline.com/
http://www.hotstockmarket.com/
http://forums.saltwaterfish.com/
http://www.mommysavers.com/c/
http://www.cheftalk.com/
http://www.makeuptalk.com/
http://www.styleforum.net/
http://www.cyclingforums.com/
http://www.backyardchickens.com
http://www.thecatsite.com/
http://weight-loss.fitness.com/
http://www.hotstockmarket.com/
http://www.kickrunners.com/

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So, wait a minute. I want a clear, public answer...

 

Michael. did you actually SELL VeggieBoards?


My question has not been answered.


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Wow.  If a corporation is owning or running this now then I'm out.  I expect a veg*n board to be owned and ran by a veg*n.

 

When I got the email inviting me to check out the new design it came from an address that was someone @ huddler. something or whatever. I thought it was spam since I thought email from VB would come from admin @ vb or whatever.  I came here and saw that it was legit so I checked it out but I wondered why the address was huddler since it's not something I'd ever heard before.  This explains it.


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Ahh, well, maybe this and this might explain a bit why the ads are so annoyingly intrusive now, and why only a small percentage of our concerns posted in this thread are being addressed by the new admins.

I don't feel like a community member anymore.


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Hi guys.  The idea is that with increased investment, technically, platform, we should be getting more relevant and better advertising in the long term, not to get worse ads on the site.  We're committed to maintain the integrity and continuity VB has always had.  While it takes some time to get things tuned we really appreciate the patience.  


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Why are people who are not veg*an running this site?

Why have very few people's concerns in this thread been addressed?

I really believe in promoting veganism as a way to help reduce animal suffering. So, I was excited when I first heard that the board was going to become something much bigger and have a bigger influence in doing that. I thought the least I could do was help by becoming a community editor. I thought Huddler was nothing more than a platform like vBulletin and that Micheal would still be running things. I'm saddened to learn that this isn't the case.

A few people have asked why non-vegans are now running the board and I'm wondering the same thing. Huddler is also running boards promoting cooking meat, raising chickens as food and fishing,

This seems like a HUGE conflict of interest to have a company promoting eating meat and killing animals for food to be running a veg*n site. This is very disappointing. sad.gif

A few of Huddlers other sites:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/
http://www.stripersonline.com/
http://www.backyardchickens.com/

There isn't an actual list of all the boards they are running as far as I've seen, so I wouldn't be surprised if they were also running boards for hunters, and people in the meat and diary industry as well.

I wonder if the people now running the board also hunt and fish?

ETA: I know it costs money to keep the board running, but with all the techie members here, couldn't some other type of monetization been created and implemented?

 

Huddler is actually a platform that help hosts a number of diverse communities including other interest based sites like www.mothering.com and www.greenoptions.com.  I am happy to take any questions in terms of what our motivations are in helping VB get to the next level and offer the admin support in addition to technology that will continue to keep VB thriving.


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I believe only Moderators can post in the moderators forum. Nice of you to ask non-mods to post in a section of the board that non-mods can't access!
On vBulletin, if I am not logged in, and I click on the "view profile" of a member, I get a message that I do not have permission to view that information, along with a prompt to either log in or create an account. Also some pictures are not visible, and I get the same message/prompt if I click where the picture is supposed to be.
I am on another forum using vB, and this is how it is over there, and how VB was before the software switch. I believe there were some some forums that were also set so that they were only accessible to members who were logged in.
Now on VB I can go to any member's profile and see all the information they've entered, as well as the stalker area where all posts and activity is displayed. I do NOT need to be logged in to see all of this information.
I think everyone here is smart enough to realize that info we post is available to other registered members. However, I think it's also reasonable to expect that there be SOME level of privacy, no matter how small. Some of us have been here a long time, and may be comfortable with posting some "private" info that will be seen by people we've come to regard as friends, that we may not feel comfortable with being out on display for the whole world to see. Given the incident not too long ago where one member had to be banned after making death threats against another member (among other things), I do not think it is unreasonable to ask that member profiles can only be seen by logged-in members. (Which is how it was with vBulletin.)
There are also sections of the board where sensitive subjects are discussed, and by making these completely public, people may stop posting in those sections.
By making the entire board public, you are NOT promoting any sense of community, and quite honestly, alienating some long-term members.
Maybe you should make the mod section public to non-mods, as well, if the goal is "everything's public now."

 

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Posting something in the mod forum for a normal member is basically just "reporting a post," because that's what it does.

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My question has not been answered.

 

Maybe not directly, but there was a rather loud echo...  :p

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Again, why couldn't I be given the forum!?

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Again, why couldn't I be given the forum!?

 

I'd hit it... the forum that is!  How about a vegetarians-for-xfiles forum?  :p

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I'd hit it... the forum that is!  How about a vegetarians-for-xfiles forum?  :p

 

I don't think it would draw in much of a crowd, unfortunately. Although everyone there would be cool...

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VeggieBoards has had a good run, but it's probably time for it to die.  Too many software changes, too many people fed up with the BS... I've moved on to Indian Summer's forum and it is really very cool.  Come join us!

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I'd like to see WonderRandy's question answered.

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VeggieBoards has had a good run, but it's probably time for it to die.  

 

VeggieBoards is your community.  Our job really is to give you and everyone else the tools and settings that enable the great discourse that continues to happen.  We're still adjusting the setting, but of course are open to all the feedback in order to make this place the best possible.  If we're missing something, definitely let us know.


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I'd like to see WonderRandy's question answered.

I'm assuming the answer is going to determine whether you stay or go?
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VeggieBoards is your community.  Our job really is to give you and everyone else the tools and settings that enable the great discourse that continues to happen.  We're still adjusting the setting, but of course are open to all the feedback in order to make this place the best possible.  If we're missing something, definitely let us know.

 

Yeah dude that's really scary that my post got answered by a bot... sorry... I wish you the best... but some of us are moving on.  Did Michael think he was going to be the next Mark Zuckerberg by selling the forum?  I really like the guy and hope he does well, but Jesus.

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If we're missing something, definitely let us know.

Can you bring back the privacy settings that we had with vBulletin? Several people have asked for that in this thread, but you have yet to comment or provide that. (The one comment was that we have the same privacy now, which is simply not true.)

Also, people have asked for the ability to delete our posts. Again, you have yet to provide that, or tell us when we will have that ability.

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Yeah dude that's really scary that my post got answered by a bot... sorry... I wish you the best... but some of us are moving on.  Did Michael think he was going to be the next Mark Zuckerberg by selling the forum?  I really like the guy and hope he does well, but Jesus.

I think he just wanted to be rid of it and the responsibilities of it. His heart clearly has not been in the site for many years. Only now we're left with admin who not only don't care about the site (except for making money) but aren't even vegetarian and by their own rules shouldn't be posting here. And they want to make a vegetarian community!
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