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Catster Community Update: Fabulous Changes Coming in Spring 2015

Furtastic news for the Catster Community! We're getting a brand new, flea-free platform!

Lori Malm  |  Feb 9th 2015


Hey Catsters,

A little more than a year ago, we announced that the Community areas of Catster would be closing. Six months later, i-5 Publishing stepped in to purchase the Community, along with Catster’s digital Magazine.

Since i-5 Publishing acquired Dogster and Catster in July, the company has dedicated a significant amount of time and resources to addressing the many issues that came with the lack of maintenance and neglect of the Community areas during most of the last three years. The i-5 transition team fixed many things, but some of the issues are so severe they just can’t be fixed.

The good news is that the i-5 transition team has decided to rebuild the Community areas of the site on a new platform that will not only repair the broken features but also make them function even better! All data and functions (Pet Pages, Groups, Forums, and so on) will be migrated to the new platform WITHOUT THE FLEAS!

This project is already under way, and we are targeting Spring 2015 to launch the new and MUCH improved Catster. All of your suggestions have been shared with the transition team and will be considered in the process of rebuilding.

Please know that we share your frustration as you try to navigate through the site and participate in the Community. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to make the site work better for you:

  • Make sure you are using the most recent version of your web browser.
  • Consider testing out some other browsers. Even if it’s not your favorite, a different browser just might work better in the short term.
  • If you haven’t already, please reset your password.
  • Reload, reload, reload (this helps with those pesky 503 errors).
  • Try, try, and try again (using the site can be hit or miss, but sometimes, it’s a hit).
  • Take a deep breath and look at these photos of cute kitties chillin.’

You should all be very proud of the wonderful community you’ve built over the past decade. We are delighted that i-5 Publishing recognizes this and is dedicated to giving all of you a place to express and share your love of cats.

Please join us in the All Paws Bulletin Group for updates and information from your friends at HQ.

Much meow,

Lori and the Community Team