In Response to Re: Hopefully we will get VBB back soon:
I tried asking them about the old site at the first and got "we can't use the old software anymore so the old site will not be coming back" routine. Figuratively, Nestle's isn't doing the site. They have contracted out to a website creating company called Pluck. The former site was by a company caled Eve. Personally, I feel Pluck did not do enough research on the original site/sites to know what they needed to do. I have seen a couple of other food sites they host and it is the same as here. A mess with clients posting at first then just giving up to the occassional post. They could have followed the old format where things were simpler to find. The boards were easier to navigate. People were not just posting randomly to gain brownie points (that are actually, in my opinion worthless & if you think I am wrong, how many of you have won anything from them?). Those random posts are eating up space & my time when I try to see if there are new posts. My recipe box is a joke! I had my recipes well organized so I could find them by category. There are categories now on them but each one has several! I don't want them like that and can't change them. I tried only to click on the category I put them in and get the "you have no recipes" message. I also do not have any of my favorites that were from swapped recipes and the message boards. You cannot update your address/name at all. Our user names are history and Pluck wants us to use our sign up names. I do not appreciate it sine id theft is rampant and anyone can see your info or could and didn't even have to be signed in. Our helpful tips and videos are gone. I believe an administrator said they were on UTube? That is not a site I like because you can really get some nasty viruses on your system there. I know from experience. Thank God I have a relative who does troubleshooting, restoration, cleanup on computers as a career. They need to shut this down and fix it before we all decide to leave it in frustration. I have asked repeatedly how many sites were merged into this one without any luck on an answer. I know chocolatier was added to it. Many of you are on here that are not recognizable to those of us who were on the regular message boards. I have noticed many mens names on here and we only had a couple on the boards I was on. One was Dads Cooking and the other was Christ Centered. They had not been on in a very long time. So, which boards were all of you on? They need to do a lot of work on this. Not just patch it but, start from scratch again and model it after the other site. This format is a maze and I do not like mazes. Especially when I need something quick. Fix the backgrounds of the posts too. When typing in a post, the letters are nice and dark. But, once posted (when it decides to let it post), it is a faded grey and very bad on our eyes. If you can't figure out how to fix it or won't, then post the address of Pluck and I and many others will send you our bills for eye exams and glasses. I wonder if there is a website where we can write our reviews of this new revamp? Won't be a nice one I can guarantee you. So Pluck, fix it or shut it down until you do before you drive away Nestle's clients!!!
Posted by Cam K
Cam is EXACTLY right. That's what I said a couple weeks ago... shut it down until it's fixed.
They keep telling us next week... next week... well still no fixes.
Wish they could of kept EVE.