Exciting stuff is happening in groups! You might have already noticed that we've made some layout changes in many of our groups. Why? We wanted to simplify things so you can easily find what you're looking for!

So, here's what's changed:

  • We've moved the group navigation (the green links that used to appear on the left side of every page) up to the top of the page, and highlighted only the ones that are used most often. This way, it's easier to get to the group homepage, forums, and photos, and you can navigate through groups with multiple forums faster.
  • We've also added some new sections in the right column to highlight the newest, freshest, and most interesting stuff that's going on in the group.

 

There's also a cool new feature called My Group Activity, which is a dashboard that appears at the top right of every group page  that will help you keep track of your conversations in each of your groups.

 

The My Posts and My Replies links will include a "NEW" flag when someone has posted a new reply to a post you started or replied to. The My Replies list even includes a handy direct link to your last reply in each post, so you can jump right back in to the conversation where you left off. My Friends is a brand-new feature that highlights your friends' posts within the group.

These changes have also made more space for your conversations. The main part of the page is now slightly wider, and forum posts appear higher on the page -- woohoo for less scrolling! And even more exciting, they give us the flexibility to add more cool stuff in the future -- be on the lookout for featured photo albums and contests, group challenges, and more!

Enjoy!

>^ The CafeMom Team

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heart...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 1:30 AM

well we also have a border at the top of our groups too like craft cafe

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PoshPB
Jun. 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM

sorry to say but I don't really like the new layout either. And as it was already stated, every time we get used to new changes, the team goes and changes them again. Couldn't you please just leave things well enough alone?

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sgr123
Jun. 3, 2011 at 4:43 PM

I don't like it.  It looks impersonal.  Not to mention, it is harder to navigate.  I don't understand the need for this.  Things seem to be just fine the way they were.  Change is not always better.

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sgr123
Jun. 3, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Where did the group description go?  I'm sorry, but this change is just awful.  This is one of the reasons I do not frequent this site as much as I used to.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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-Eilish-
Jun. 3, 2011 at 5:54 PM

I don't like it ... why do you all keep changing it? You are becoming as neurotic as Facebook.

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Edibl...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM

I Love the new changes there GREAT!!!!!!

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horsn...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I didn't like it at first, too busy for meconfused

~and I have enough busy in my life right now~newgrandmaits a boy

but I am getting use to it~

simple smileplease leave it alone for awhile, lol

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redwo...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 12:35 AM

I am going to check it out and let you know.

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redwo...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 1:18 AM

OK< so I tried the new format and I really like it. It's more concise and easier to find what you want.  good job, team.  

Hey, can you make finding the sweetpeas easier? It's annoying to have to write in the search button each time. Maybe better categories would help  or a tool bar to choose from. you still don't have a tv one?????

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mccle...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 1:58 AM

I actually like these new changes for once. =) Thanks. 

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