We’re happy to announce the launch of the YouBeMom Shop. Based on the recommendations of YBM member posts, we’ve compiled a list of toys, games, books and more to help you find the perfect gift this holiday season. We hope you find this helpful. If you have any suggestions please let us know. Happy holidays!
As you may have noticed, we’ve made a few additional changes to how site search works.
You can now choose whether to search within posts only, or within both posts and replies. When you click in the search box, a small popup will appear that lets you select the option you want. The default selection is to search just the posts, which I think tends to give more accurate results. For those of you who still prefer to search the old-school way, the second option is available.
Ever since we added the ability to flag posts, we’ve gotten many (in fact, nothing but!) complaints from users about being flagged or banned unfairly. Starting Friday, we’re going to temporarily remove the flagging function while we explore other options. In the mean time, we’re wondering if this sentiment is unanimous across the board. We’d love to hear your feedback. Thanks!
We’ve always disliked the idea of running ads on YBM. Internet advertising tends to be distracting, annoying, decreases site responsiveness, and offers little benefit to the end user. However, running the site does cost money, and it would be great to have a little money coming in to help cover our expenses. After some consideration, we’ve decided to try out the Amazon Affiliates program. more »
We’re excited to announce that the latest version of YouBeMom has moved out of the public beta phase and is live! Thanks to our beta users for the invaluable feedback and testing you’ve provided. If you didn’t get a chance to try the beta release, here’s a brief recap of some of the notable changes:
Visitor Counter: The visitor counter, located towards the upper right corner of the forum, gives you a rough idea of how many people are on the site.
For those moments when CAPS LOCK just doesn’t quite cut it, we’ve added the ability to bold and italicize the text in your posts. If you frequent other Internet forums, you might already be familiar with the BBCode format that we’re using. For complete details on how to format your posts, you can read our updated FAQ. Currently, only the bold, italics and YouTube embed BBCodes are supported, although we may add more if there is enough user demand for it.
We know that between the intermittent outages, lack of support for multiple keyword searches, and inability to search more than 6 months back, the search function has left a lot to be desired. After a memory upgrade and some tweaks to the search engine over the weekend, we’ve made several much-needed improvements: more »
We’ve seen a lot of comments about the new flagging system we’re testing on beta, so we wanted to clarify a few things about it. Flagging is intended to be used to identify abusive behavior on the forum. It is not a tool for voicing your disagreement about whether all chaps are, in fact, assless. Examples of abusive behavior include excessive repeat posting, extreme harrassment and trolling, outing the personal information of other users on the forum, spamming 3rd party links, and flooding the boards with general nonsense. more »
We pushed out a patch to the beta release this afternoon to address several issues and incorporate some user feedback including:
- liking both posts and replies
- being able to unlike and unflag posts you’ve accidentally clicked
- removing the fixed minimum width on the forum
We’re still working on several other fixes. Please keep the feedback coming, we really appreciate it!
UPDATE: Logged in users should now be defaulting to their My Boards view.
Thanks to everyone for giving the beta release a try and providing your feedback. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback and we appreciate all of it, good and bad. Sorry if we’re not able to directly respond to your comments on the feedback board. We’re going through all the comments to figure out how best to address them.
In the meantime, there are a few outstanding bugs we’re in the process of squashing. If you’ve identified other problems with the release, or just have a comment in general, please let us know. Thanks!
- View is defaulting to All Boards instead of My Boards *fixed*
- Unable to clear post history *fixed*
- Unable to retrieve or change password *fixed*
- Subject getting cut off when post spills over into the message box *fixed? anyone?*