Regular visitors to Mamapedia may have noticed we recently removed Lists from the site. There were a few reasons for this decision. First and foremost, we want to keep the community focused on questions and answers and Voices posts. Reviewing site usage and page visits revealed Lists only made up 0.02% of the site’s pageviews. Put another way, for every 10,000 pages viewed on Mamapedia only 2 of them would be Lists.
Secondly, the Lists were a prime target for spammers. By removing the Lists we reduced the ability of spammers to affect the items appearing on your homepage. The “Moms Are Talking About Right Now” section of the homepage previously displayed any recent List activity, which was almost always spam. We removed those items and replaced them with more questions and one additional Voices post.