If you think about it, the forum is nice only for people who sit in front of a computer all day, but what about the rest of us? When we log on to the AHA Forum and want to see what we missed over the past several hours, we need to wade through a lot of +1 on your mortgage and way to go majorvices and never get to the denny level before we find a recent topic of interest. Or even if we do find majorvices new brewery interesting it feels like we're on the outide looking in. Like we are not worthy because we don't have 500 posts.
It's not welcoming. It's not easy. It's harder to use, no matter how old I am. It doesn't fit my lifestyle (not that there's anything wrong with that). It's just that I can't stay connected all day.
The people complaining would probably prefer to be reading brewing news via UseNet over a 1200 baud modem connection to their local BBS. Some people can't deal with change...
I think I can deal with change if it's a change for the good.
I never could follow TechTalk so I never tried. It is an annoying format for me.
Why? Because it only comes once a day? Because posters actually have to write a thoughtful post instead of adding a comment? I understand the immediacy of the Forum, but for some of us a polite email format is easier.
I hope I don't get ostricized for this post. I just want to understand.