Local - is it working for you?

(94 Posts)
nannynick Thu 18-Oct-12 18:26:15

Just looked at the new Mumsnet Local.
I see the first map, click through to my local area - Surrey.
Then I've looked at Soft Play, Playgrounds, Toddler Groups and they don't show anything. I just see the top banner, side things, footer, and the section title. Nothing below it.

What is it trying to load - a map?
I'm using Google Chrome on Windows Vista, if that's any help.

Techy Stuff:
DIV affected is: local_Main
DIV class side_buttons is empty
DIV class listings_list list_1 is empty

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Oct-12 12:15:08

RonettePulaski

There're an awful lot of different fields to click, only to find them all empty. Some indication of if there actually are any Parks & Playgrounds or Classes would be good.

I get they need populating but like the main talk area perhaps it's a bit too subdivided?

--have you looked at netmums they do local well--

Thanks for this. We're hoping that, once folks have added some listings, it will all come together in a truly helpful way.

We thought about starting with listings filched from other sites already added but we want MN Local to be about things that MNers like and recommend, rather than just yer standard stuff you can find elsewhere.

Do please add some stuff if you have the time.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Oct-12 12:15:30

Birthandbaby

I am trying to add a listing to the Croydon Local. It just says, 'Please wait...'

I know the site is up and running because there is another listing in the category I want to put mine into.

Any ideas?

Oh dear. We'll go and see if there's a glitch.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Oct-12 13:07:59

HelenMumsnet

Birthandbaby

I am trying to add a listing to the Croydon Local. It just says, 'Please wait...'

I know the site is up and running because there is another listing in the category I want to put mine into.

Any ideas?

Oh dear. We'll go and see if there's a glitch.

I've just been talking to tech about this. Could you let me know which machine you're on and what browser you're using?

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Oct-12 13:11:15

nannynick

Adding a playground - that was fun! It wanted Times (I've put Dusk-Dawn daily, though it's probably 24/7), Start Date (random pick), End Date (random pick and add many many years). Things like start date, end date make sense for one off events, but not for ongoing, so error checking code may need some adjustment so if it's an ongoing event it does not insist on a start/end date.

Tech are onto that one Nick

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Oct-12 13:12:24

RonettePulaski

There're an awful lot of different fields to click, only to find them all empty. Some indication of if there actually are any Parks & Playgrounds or Classes would be good.

I get they need populating but like the main talk area perhaps it's a bit too subdivided?

--have you looked at netmums they do local well--

It's not quite all working yet Ronette, but we do have a solution coming to this one, promise.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Oct-12 13:15:12

piprabbit

I don't like it.

My area (Essex) is split into random areas: Essex; Chelmsford; Colchester & Harwich; Southend on Sea.

Listings for my area could appear in Essex or Chelmsford or Southend on Sea. I cant be arsed to search all 3 areas. Nor can I be bothered to create listings in triplicate.

Also all the information about Children's Centres etc. that I lovingly created in the old Mid Essex local area has disappeared.

I've started adding new listings tonight - but it's a slow process.

Hi piprabbit,
we're working on pulling in the old listings, but like talk, it's a tricky migration job. Also, there will be a My Local Sites function which allows you to switch between sites really easily.

Birthandbaby Fri 26-Oct-12 21:56:17

Any progress on letting us put listings on the Croydon site?

I don't really understand what you want us to add, or where or how. I would like to guage interest in a local (free) cuppa/cake/crochet meet up, mainly a mini hugs making group, type of thing. Would it be better to wait for the talk listings to arrive (for Gloucester, this is) or is there an appropriate place for such a listing?

wonderstuff Tue 30-Oct-12 17:40:15

friendship bench for Hampshire isn't working. Also why do we have to have a different talkname? Clicking on the 'click here to find out how to be a local meet-up co-ordinator' sets off outlook start up.

incognitomama Tue 30-Oct-12 23:25:22

I may just be being incredibly stupid but, I go to Kent local (via mobile), I can see the bench but there is nothing there and I can't see a way too add?? There is space for business advertising! Have I missed something? I was guessing/hoping the bench was a place for local mn'ers to chat and poss arrange meet-ups (on the subject of which, same thing! Can see meet ups but can't see how to post anything).

<ducks and waits to be shot down in flames for being an idiot>

piprabbit Thu 01-Nov-12 02:29:41

I've just been adding some listings to Netmums - and I have to say it really is so much easier over there.
The main thing is that it remembers what I've typed into each field previously, so I only have to type in the first letter or two of a venue name, address or phone no. and it offers me a list of possible matches. It makes entering multiple events at the same venue so much quicker.
MN Local forces me to type in every single character, every single time - it just feels so slow and clunky as I have to jump back and forth between tabs so I can copy and paste information repeatedly.

i'm trying to add to the friendship bench - but it won't let me add a new listing.

am i doing something wrong?

bump

is it just a glitch?

Purpleknickers Mon 05-Nov-12 06:15:10

It's still not working sad please would you mend this .. We need it

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 12:09:44

Hello. Yes, we do know there is a problem with the Friendship Bench.

We're on it and we hope to have to working as soon as poss.

Thanks for your patience - and great to know you're all so keen to use it smile

FeersumEndjinn Sat 10-Nov-12 09:02:12

Well congratulations MNHQ you have just managed to kill what was beginning to be a thriving MN community in our area. Before you stuffed things up for us, we had started having meetups and getting to know each other nicely.

Now we are forbidden from posting unless we choose a new, unchangable name. No-one wants to do this, and even if we did it would be pointless as we would all have to identify outselves as our old name that everyone already knows us by. So, the existing threads have been unposted on since this rule was introduced, and the network is falling apart. Also, one thread on which we were arraging a forthcoming meetup has completely disappeared.

One meetup that had been arranged before you changed the rules did happen, and we were unanimous in how unimpressed we are. No-one has posted any further since. We don't want to be forced into a namechange thank you. We were getting on fine. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Why can't you let us post on existing threads under the name we are already using on that thread?

noseynoonoo Sat 10-Nov-12 22:06:33

2 weeks later, I am still trying to put a listing on the Croydon site - any idea when this might be possible?

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Nov-12 11:05:06

FeersumEndjinn

Well congratulations MNHQ you have just managed to kill what was beginning to be a thriving MN community in our area. Before you stuffed things up for us, we had started having meetups and getting to know each other nicely.

Now we are forbidden from posting unless we choose a new, unchangable name. No-one wants to do this, and even if we did it would be pointless as we would all have to identify outselves as our old name that everyone already knows us by. So, the existing threads have been unposted on since this rule was introduced, and the network is falling apart. Also, one thread on which we were arraging a forthcoming meetup has completely disappeared.

One meetup that had been arranged before you changed the rules did happen, and we were unanimous in how unimpressed we are. No-one has posted any further since. We don't want to be forced into a namechange thank you. We were getting on fine. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Why can't you let us post on existing threads under the name we are already using on that thread?

Hi Feersome,
You can just add one digit to your old Local nickname so that everyone still knows who you are, so you could be Feersome1 or StillFeersome for example. The last thing we wanted to do was stuff things up for existing local Mumsnet communities. If you've already created a Local nickname and you aren't happy, I think we could ask tech for a one-off amnesty and get them changed. Either pm me or email local.mumsnet.com.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Nov-12 11:06:53

noseynoonoo

2 weeks later, I am still trying to put a listing on the Croydon site - any idea when this might be possible?

What's happening when you try to put a listing up noonoo? Lots of listings are being loaded onto the site, so it may just be that you hit one of the periods over the weekend when the tech were making changes.

Screaminabdabs Tue 13-Nov-12 11:10:52

HappyBloodBlackPumpkinEater, I love your idea of "a mini hugs making group". Brilliant. We could produce so many more woolly hugs blankets, and it's a lovely thing to meet up to do. smile

And then there's guerilla knitting...

Stevie77 Tue 13-Nov-12 11:13:37

Not sure if this has been mentioned but Manchester is not showing in the list of Local Talk for England. That list is not in alpha order either. I'm on an iPhone if this makes a difference (used to show)

BornSour Tue 13-Nov-12 11:18:56

I still have the problem that the only option open to me is to select the whole county as there's no local for my area. If there was a local for my area within the county, there's lots I could add.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Nov-12 14:15:54

BornSour

I still have the problem that the only option open to me is to select the whole county as there's no local for my area. If there was a local for my area within the county, there's lots I could add.

Do you mean listings? Once there is a Local Editor looking after your local site, there will be area labels so you'll be able to search everything by local town.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Nov-12 14:23:44

Stevie77

Not sure if this has been mentioned but Manchester is not showing in the list of Local Talk for England. That list is not in alpha order either. I'm on an iPhone if this makes a difference (used to show)

Thanks for flagging that up Stevie, tech are onto that

BornSour Tue 13-Nov-12 16:31:15

Ok - how do I become a local editor so I can get my town included?

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