I was at the sister-site this afternoon, when that blasted overlay screen showed up. I don’t know how I missed this the times I have read the information; the “burdafashion.com” site will be no longer. This concerns me. They have great, reasonably priced patterns, they are available to nearly every corner of the planet. I have never had a major payment, or download problem. Posts show up as soon as you hit “enter”. I really hope that their work ethic is the prevailing one. At any rate, if you want to download from the German or English pages, I’d do so now. Register before you try to download. It’s required. Cordially, Nehmah
Link below.
English page
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German Pages
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    Sep 19, 2009, 08.57 PMby nehmah

    Apologies to those in other lands: French page and Italian Page and Russian Page Again, cross fingers. N

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    Sep 20, 2009, 06.57 AMby irmchen

    Don’ worry: They will put together both sides, burdafashion and burdastyle. Nothing gets lost.

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    Sep 20, 2009, 09.03 AMby misssylver

    Lord you nearly gave me a heart attack there!

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      Sep 20, 2009, 06.44 PMby nehmah

      I know the feeling. My heart went right to the toes. I have enjoyed their site even before I was registered at BS. There are some wonderful photos all through the pages. Free is also a big plus. I bought patterns there until for Burda patterns started selling them with a download feature. I can’t get around very well, so download is the way I go. BTW, I started to buy the latest BS Plus until I realized I had a sheath from Simplicity with the “pick-your-cup-size” feature. I really dislike FBAs. =( Cordially, Nehmah

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      Sep 20, 2009, 06.47 PMby nehmah

      Sorry I blew the link to the site below. Link s/b as follows (for Burda Patterns)
      ,A href=“http://www.sewingpatterns.com”>for Burda Patterns

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    Sep 20, 2009, 03.32 PMby nehmah

    Sorry, folks. What I read was an overlay page. The wording (which I cannot recall “Exactly” was the to the effect that the BurdaFashion as such, would no longer be up. Burdastyle (beta) would be a combination of the two sites. The BF site has always been easier to use, for me at least. I do hope that the new site will be more like the BF site and not like the beta site we are using now. Cordially, Nehmah

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    May 30, 2010, 02.59 AMby kristeni

    So they will have the archives of the old magazines on here?

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      May 30, 2010, 05.50 AMby nehmah

      Good morning Kristenl, If you go to the home page and click on “magazine” you should see the word “archiv” This will open to a listing of earlier issues. Hope this is of some use. I apologize for not entering the link but my allergies are in high gear! Nehmah

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    May 31, 2010, 02.51 AMby judeb

    I fear you were right all along nehmah. the latest on the BS blog (see http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/burdafashion-com-is-redirecting-to-burdastyle-com) says that all burdafashion members are to be redirected to BS as of 2nd June. Unless they work quickly magazine archives and their free download patterns in english may be a thing of the past.

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    May 31, 2010, 04.42 AMby sew4my3

    Yes, BurdaFashion English is being combined with Burdastyle. It is going to be a lot of work for our team to get things up and going smoothly, so please be patient and let us know when you run in to any issues so those can be corrected. This should enrich the members experience here on Burdastyle greatly. I look forward to having some new fun areas to play in!

    By the way, I am combining a list of questions or concerns you might have about the changes. Please let me know either here, on my wall or through my contact tic on my profile and I will make sure you get an answer. Thanks to you all for helping on this, you are the best!

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      May 31, 2010, 05.38 AMby judeb

      Thankyou for being on the ball as usual, I think for me knowing if I will be able to acess the magazine archives as we are now (it’s quicker than going through all my mags) and if the free downloads from burdafashion will be made availabe on BS would be my concern currently. I am sure everyone here will support the transition if it is to make BS even better :)

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      May 31, 2010, 11.48 PMby thecuriouskiwi

      I think this can only be good for our community, an injection of more members, new talents to discover, more inspiration, more exposure for the BSCs too, I am looking forward to the bolstered community.

      I am concerned however that there is still a long list of issues with this website that need addressing. My main concern in the discussion forum, it really is second rate and with all these new members it isn’t going to cut it. The forum should be second only to the projects page but I don’t think it ever could be in it’s current format. I wish the team would invest in vBulliten and be done with it, it’s tried and proven the most popular forum software out there. I am sure there is a way that we can log in here and zoom around looking at the website then click on discussions and arrive at the vBulliten site already logged in. It is much better for following discussion with more options to follow posts and not buggy like our current format. You still have to bump your post in order for it to show up in the most recent lists otherwise no one sees it. Ok, end rant :)

      Yay for more members, I hope lots of them are from Perth so they can join our BSC Perth club :)

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      Jun 1, 2010, 01.51 AMby nehmah

      As to the free patterns on the German site, I download as soon as they are available for purchase or for free. Then, about every 3 months I backup all patterns and items I have downloaded. I believe we’ve learned the hard way, that free is not forever, no matter how nice it is. I won’t bother to state my opinion (yet again) on all of the BS formerly-free patterns that now have a $$ tag. N

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      Jun 1, 2010, 01.22 PMby wzrdreams

      I cannot agree more with Kaitui_kiwi about the forums being an area that needs mafor attention. The design/organization is completely impractical. It is incredibly hard to find anything that hasn’t been commented on last. There would be so much more communication (a GOOD thing) if the forums were redesigned to be more functional.

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      Jun 3, 2010, 10.19 PMby nancykarpengmailcom

      Those of us who have magazines subscriptions are certainly being ill served by this change. Do we English speakers no longer get access to the archives? You have not made the site better but far clunkier and certainly visually poor.

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      Jun 4, 2010, 09.30 PMby pictonia

      Hello Sew4my3, i was wondering if you could pass on a suggestion? I just downloaded a Burdastyle magazine pattern from this website. It didn’t say anywhere that seam allowances are not included in the pattern although I knew to double check (which took 30mins trawling this site) others might not realise? My suggestion is that a clear ‘seam allowances are not included in this pattern’ statement is made on the page that outlines the pattern details. i noticed this statement is in the Burdastyle magazine profile upload info but i don’t know how many people will think to look there?
      many thanks.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 02.32 AMby jsjs

    There’s a big discussion — LOTS of frustration about this — going on on a large sewing forum.

    Here — http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingDiscussions/topic/51035

    There are many questions about what will happen next. Will the easy-to-search catalogue of envelope patterns be moved here eventually? Will the magazine archives and magazine info. and updates also be put here? Is this the beginning of the end for Burda — is Burda going to stop making the magazine (and/or the envelope patterns)? As I said, there are many questions. People would like some honest answers about what’s happening. A lot of us relied on Burdafashion.com to look up information about Burda patterns, and now it’s gone.

    I forgot to check the “this is a question” box, but this IS a question. Several questions, in fact.
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    Jun 2, 2010, 07.51 AMby jojo62

    Having only just found the wonderful Burdafashion.com online, I am totally gutted it’s gone again after only being registered on site for a couple of months! This change for the worse could be misconstrued as discrimination! Think Burda ought to sort this out pdq? If English users not going to receive the same functionality, at least allow access to the continental sites rather than re-directing them back……

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    Jun 2, 2010, 10.13 AMby elaray

    I sew Burda magazine patterns almost exclusively. The Burdafashion website, with it’s previews and archives was very useful to me. Will that information eventually be available on this BurdaStyle website? I feel like Burda is abandoning it’s loyal customers.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 12.39 PMby sew4my3

    Burda is continually evaluating their site structure and looking for ways to make beneficial organized changes. They use change as a catalyst to drive them forward and to improve their business results for their members. Rest assured that Burda knows that its members are what makes them tick and intends to use your suggestions to move forward. The staff is aware of your concerns and intends to answer questions as quickly as possible. Thank you all for your continued help by posting your concerns here.

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      Jun 2, 2010, 08.35 PMby lincee

      Hi, you keep talking about Burda’s “members” but what about Burda consumers? I don’t know what a Burda member is, but I am a purchaser of Burda patterns. I like to look at them online before I make the trip to purchase them. As of now, I can look at them on the German language website. OK, it was easier for me when it was in English, but I can live with the language barrier as I speak some German.

      So are Burda “consumers” going to be forgotten? Not all of us want to be “members.” Thanks for your reply.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 01.11 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Welcome to all the new BurdaFashions members :) I know you are all upset by the changes that are happening and we are all a bit confused too (lots of us subscribe to the magazine and visited BurdaFashion regularly for the archives and paper patterns and I have my own issues with this website and the loss of BurdaFashion) but I guess we all have to ride it out and give Burda some time to get it all together. Please be kind and give our community a chance before you slam our “craftyness”, I’ve read a few pretty nasty comments on a few other websites. I know you are all frustrated but if we are all going to live together lets keep it constructive, this really is a fun community with lots of online and real life friends. Why don’t you see if there is a BurdaStyle Sewing Club in your area and maybe meet up with a few local sewers for some Social Sewing, it’s much more fun together :)

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    Jun 3, 2010, 04.06 AMby judeb

    Good news for the moment, I just used loesjevdm’s link on the blog, I logged in, clicked the “EN” at the top of the page and I now have the English Burdafashion site, patterns, archives, downloads and all. So if anyone wants the English version just go to http://www.burdamode.com:8080/en/index.html (sorry copy and paste as I can’t remember how to link it) now if this site is to be kept updated or not I don’t know. It is a shame Burda couldn’t tell us that an english translation of Burdamode was available through the German site!

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      Jun 19, 2010, 04.08 AMby klf

      FYI, the link above is still working!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 02.59 AMby sew4my3

    Hello to you all!

    I just wanted to direct you to some of the blogs that will help answer some of the questions you might have, but keep in mind it does not answer them all and hopefully those are coming quickly.

    Some had questions about being able to view the patterns from the Burdastyle magazine and those patterns will be made available here on the site. Here is the blog about that and other issues around this: http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/burda-style-magazine-patterns-are-now-available-on-burdastyle-com

    Here is the blog from the the team on the most recent merger events: http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/burdafashion-com-is-redirecting-to-burdastyle-com

    Here is the information from David: “Hi Guys, We definitely understand your concerns. In the upcoming months, we are going to migrate some of the content from burda fashion to BurdaStyle. This will include many of your favorite burda patterns and how tos. Best, David @ BurdaStyle”

    Now for those of you who would like to post links here in the forum. I have made those available on my blog here: http://sew4my3.blogspot.com/2009/08/just-thought-i-would-post-tags-to.html . You might want to copy them down somewhere or just bookmark the page so you will have them on hand. I will also post this issue to the team about having it available again for easier use by the members.

    Happy sewing to you all!

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      Jun 4, 2010, 03.11 AMby judeb

      Thanks for the link to your link info :) I lost it a while ago when my computer crashed.

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      Jun 5, 2010, 06.29 PMby jsjs

      Thanks for this information. But, really, many people find it perplexing that English-speaking consumers are being asked to wait a few MONTHS in order to regain access to information about Burda envelope patterns and magazine patterns.

      In the discussion I posted a link to a couple of days ago from Pattern Review, there’s one post that really sums up the problem. It’s a post from someone who has just decided she wants to start using Burda patterns, but can’t find any information about them online! When a company effectively shuts out potential customers like this, not all these customers will try again a few months later. They may even assume the company is going out of business and just give up.

      Why on earth could the Burdafashion.com site not be left in place until the information (pattern catalogue, archives, magazine info., etc. etc.) has ALL been moved over here? This would make so much more sense, and would prevent Burda from losing a significant amount of business in the interim.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 03.15 AMby sew4my3

    No problem Judeb. Maybe they will set it up to be more user friendly here in the “Discussions” again. Thanks for bringing it up!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 03.42 AMby purplefan

    Sew4my3, I hope your IT colleagues who renew websites are aware of the following: -burdafashion.com domain is expiring on June 28. I expect that it is not being renewed; -burdastyle.com domain is expiring in November; -burdamode.com domain is expiring in December.

    I did a search of domain names and found the above information. I sincerely hope that most of the content from the Burdafashion site makes it over to this site.

    Compliment-it seems that having a capsule collection of Burda Style patterns available monthly as paid downloads is addressing some members’ interest in purchasing patterns electronically.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 08.36 AMby auntchelle

    I must say that I am sad over the closure of the English language site. That site served a different function than this one. Now that function has been taken away. There is much speculation that the website, together with the recent magazine quality, changes indicate a big budget cut is the possible cause. I can understand why many people feel disappointed with the Burda group.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 12.24 PMby eves

    Typically, when I seek help/support from a company that I do business with, I receive my answers from an employee of that company. They have a title, not a blogger name. If I wanted to read blogs, I would frequent blogs. I am a consumer of your patterns, Burda, not a member of your club, your blog, your “community.” I think that’s the whole crux of this problem. You fail to see the difference. No offense to bloggers or member of this site…it’s just not what I need and/or want. I barely have time to sew, let alone fishing through all of the gobbledy-gook of this site to get the simple information I need.

    My expectations from your company: quality patterns (NOT cut and paste) that follow current trends and decent customer service/support. Without these things, you will no longer get my money. There are other fish in the pond.

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    Jun 5, 2010, 03.03 AMby nanny-anne

    Hello..I just joined..i just found out about downloadable patterns..wheweee!!!!Well i just downloaded the peasant blouse pattern and only have the front and back ..no ruffle for the top?? what do I do?? please help Im flustered..Thank you..Mary

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      Jun 5, 2010, 06.14 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      I do not have this pattern but I have made a few flouncy/ruffel tops and sometimes they do not have a pattern peice for the flounce/ruffel, instead they will say in the instructions to cut a rectangle peice and give you the measurements. Maybe it is the same for this top? Good luck and welcome to BurdaStyle xx

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    Jun 5, 2010, 01.43 PMby nanny-anne

    THANK YOU KAITUI !!!!!!!!!!!!! Im new here ; }

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    Jun 5, 2010, 05.10 PMby crescentaluna

    From a PR perspective this transition has gone very badly … Those of us who are magazine subscribers relied on BF. We would have liked downloadable patterns, yes (and I AM glad about that feature being added) but it’s not like we didn’t know about BS! I have been a BS member for ages, but which site did I always use? A previous poster commented about the distinction between Burda “members” and Burda “consumers” and I think that’s important. Not every magazine subscriber WANTS to be part of this online community. That’s no criticism of the community itself, but just a fact: what if you’re an active member of Craftster? of PR? of Ravelry? of Threadbanger? of your own blog? or if your 9-5 job is sitting at a computer and you want to get AWAY from the screen? The sewing community is big and strong but we can’t be that thinly spread.

    I strongly suggest that BS clarify, by site design, a section focused on the magazine, which includes all archives. Which has the magazine preview. Which has the mini-lessons. Which has the fashion photo, the line drawing, and the garment photo. Which has the downloadable magazine patterns easily accessible and searchable. And which has – not a lot else. We magazine purchasers use those functions a LOT – and BTW, we happily pay fair market value for back issues, which could be a great source of revenue for someone clever enough to cash in on it. That’s my perspective anyway … hope our pleas are heard by the BS team!

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      Jun 5, 2010, 05.11 PMby crescentaluna

      to clarify: I meant “PR” as “Public Relations,” not “Pattern Review”!

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    Jun 5, 2010, 06.39 PMby jsjs

    By the way, what will be happening with the French, Italian, and Russian Burdafashion.com sites? I can’t find them — in fact, maybe this is a temporary glitch, but I can’t even find the German site at the moment. All “Burdastyle” and “Burda” links seem to lead here.

    Burda surely has a lot of extremely frustrated customers at the moment, all over the world!

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    Jun 5, 2010, 10.49 PMby badkitty-1

    I am a bit sad that the old Burdafashion site is no more. As an avid collector of the BWOF for many years (now BS hmm maybe I should change that abbreviation LOL) I always made use of the magazine archives, pattern information and information on the upcoming Burdastyle issues on the Burdafashion site. The other content was also fun and informative to read and IMHO the two sites were complementary. Although there may have been a crossover between the people that used these sites, people probably looked to there and here for different things I think that it would have been really useful to keep all the old content up until the site here was sorted. I hope that it will make a reappearance. K xx

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    Jun 5, 2010, 11.45 PMby nehmah

    In 2010, I have used the following link- link to site then clicked on magazine for the archives, and the other language sites are upper left corner,click on appropriate flag. Let us hope I have the link clear. Link OK. Nehmah

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    Jun 6, 2010, 12.15 AMby sew4my3

    Wow! There is some great information here! Some have made great suggestions and others have made very valid points, which are all being combined and sent to the team daily. I am actually very excited about all of this moving forward because Burdastyle tries to build from your input. When this all comes together it is going to be fantastic! Hopefully it will include all of the benefits you have come to enjoy from each site and give the added benefit of only having to surf one.

    Please keep the ideas and concerns coming and I will keep reporting them. Thanks and keep sewing with a smile!

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      Jun 6, 2010, 01.55 AMby lincee

      I only had to surf ONE before and it wasn’t this one.

      Can you please post here the email, phone, mailing address of the person, people, entity that actually has the power to answer questions and perhaps explain what is going on.

      Or if someone else knows this information or can link to it, please do. I think many of us would appreciate it. Thank you.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 02.18 AMby sew4my3

    Hello LinCee,

    The team is still working out all of information and will hopefully get to answering question as soon as they can. You are always welcome to email at : answers@burdastyle.com , however you may not get a quick response until they are sure of their answers.

    Unfortunately, by just being the forum manager I do not have the answers needed for such a huge change at this point. I am the members voice only to the staff in order to keep the questions and comments relayed in an organized fashion. With all of this being said, I hope that you will grow to enjoy the site as much as I and other members do. Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. We all want change but are slow to accept it.

    Again, you are always welcome to email Burdastyle about any issues using the address above. Thank you for your concerns and I hope that you will hang with us as the changes take place. Your opinions matter. Happy sewing!

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      Jun 6, 2010, 03.03 AMby lincee

      I appreciate your position. I really do. But this site does not offer me the information that made me visit BurdaFashion.com. I don’t even understand the purpose of this website and I don’t understand the connection between this website and Burda Magazine and Burda envelope patterns. It doesn’t appear to me that there is much of a connection. You don’t have links to the magazine, you don’t have a catalog of the envelope patterns.

      I don’t expect answers from anyone here. I don’t think anyone here has the authority to answer these concerns. That is why I asked for contact information for someone that did. I don’t think anyone at BurdaStyle.com has the answers. It seems to me that you guys had this thing dropped on you because you certainly aren’t prepared.

      I think many of us just want to know where we are going to be able to see the pattern catalogs and magazine archives in English. Those are simple questions and no answers are forthcoming.

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      Jun 7, 2010, 08.47 AMby auntchelle

      LinCee – if you go to the home page you will find a link, about 1/2 way down on the right, to burdastyle.de. This is the German site and is the closest you will get to the old site. (It helps if you read German… I don’t.) On the home page there is a tab for magazines and you will see the current issues there. There is also an archive tab there too. This is a little light on but I have seen some where else that they are (apparently) going to add to these. You can get to the pattern envelope catalogue by using the following tabs: Schnitte & Shop, then you kind of have to guess which one to open! I would start with Hauptkollektion. Hope this helps.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 03.51 AMby sew4my3

    I totally understand LinCee and not a problem. I wish I did have the answers for you.

    Also, I wanted to let you know that the magazine actually is BurdaStyle if you look at the title on the cover, it’s easy to overlook. Especially if you have been a subscriber for years and just didn’t realize the change back a few months ago. We have just started adding the patterns from the magazine to the site that can be purchased individually for those that do not wish to purchase the entire magazine and get the download quickly.

    I think one of my questions is how the printed pattern, envelope style, will fold in to all of the change, as this seems to be a lot of people’s questions as well. I am hoping that Monday they will have more answers for all of us and chime in here. I think your assumptions may be correct on the how quickly this all came about, but I am just guessing. I really appreciate your response above and will do my best to get what answers I can for us all. Thanks a bunch!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 04.04 PMby alden

    HI Everyone, We want you to know that we, the team, are here reading all your concerns and questions. We are taking all of these concerns in and will be back with responses and answers soon. We understand this is a big change, for all of us, we will give you all updates as soon as we have them.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 05.59 PMby katexxxxxx

    What I would like to know is why this wasn’t sorted out long before we got it dropped on us. And where was the warning for the average punters? SOMEONE must have known, and the changes couls easily have been flagged up. if they were, it wasn’t done well, as I could use the site one day and the next it had vanished!

    Very poor planning and very poor PR. I hardly dare recommend the patterns as they are not vewable or buyable from Burda at present…

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    Jun 7, 2010, 08.49 PMby purplefan

    Last year, around August, when the magazine changed from Burda World of Fashion to Burda Style, there was some kind of pop-up that showed everytime visitors/members visited the home page. I also recall reference to the upcoming burdastyle.com page or website. Some of the BWOF members may have registered then on BurdaStyle’s new website. So this new website actually had about 10 months’ notice provided to Burdafashion.com members about name and website changes.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 01.46 AMby katexxxxxx

      The thing is that last year is too far in advance… No-one is going to remember some daft pop-up that appeared for a few weeks and was then switched off again months later when they only visit the site every couple of months or so. Nor were all the users of the old site members of the community there. I’d take a bet that most of them were potential purchasers wanting a pattern, rather than a community experience.

      What was needed was a PERMANENT banner that ran to the end of the old site, with the dates on it, followed by a change-over that was fully work out before it happened so there was no interruption of service, thoroughly tested off-line, properly managed during the change, and with a glitch-sorting team ready for action the moment the switch was made.

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      Jun 9, 2010, 05.06 AMby lincee

      This is an interesting point. There was a pop-up. It was annoying and we all got sick of reading it. We knew changes were coming, WE knew so how come this website wasn’t prepared? Just curious. I find it interesting that my very pointed questions have not been answered.

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      Jun 9, 2010, 06.57 AMby katexxxxxx

      I would guess that what I did was the standard response: take a BRIEF look at the very annoying pop-up, see it had nothing to do with what I wanted to see NOW (a pattern), and suppress it.

      There was nothing on this site, and I had no reminders once the pop-up was suppressed and I was only visiting the pattern catalogue.

      I enjoy the company and the discussions here, but it’s FAAAAAR from the easiest or best managed discussion forum I belong to. The big advantage was the free patterns, being able to download patterns rather than waiting for paper copies, and the opportunity to make and use patterns created by anyone who could fight their way through the (very clumsy and counter-intuitive) way of uploading them.

      If it’s going fully commercial, on this platform, a lot of the old advantages are going to evaporate. And the whole site is so awkward to use that many folk from the Burda Fashion communities are just not going to bother here.

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      Jun 19, 2010, 03.59 AMby klf

      I think most people thought the site would end up looking like the new German site, which was changed around the time the pop-up appeared. That site is well organized, has access to old patterns, and even posts some free patterns (which is the only thing burdastyle was ever good for). I would have been happy with it. How come only English speaking members are stuck with this mess? Shouldn’t the websites be uniform for all languages?

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