Ostracized? That's really counter to what we're trying to do here. As a matter of fact, let me be the first to welcome you and say that we all look forward to your contributions!
Yet further up in this discussion thread narvin posts a rather scathing message about the individuals who would rather read the email. Yes, I am one of them but for the simple fact that I was always able to read TT on my BlackBerry when I had down time during the day. Contrary to what narvin would believe, I have moved past 1200 baud into something a little faster.
And conversely, it's kindergarten over here, where only people who play on the Internet all day can make sense of the chatter. And the information is no good. Have I summed up the arguments against the forum accurately?
I understand that people are used to the email format, but anyone who actually took the time to look at the forum would know that the level and depth of the information presented here is as good as in Tech Talk (better, and less repetitive, in my opinion). I keep hearing the quote of 2500 readers per day, but the day that the transition was announced, techtalk had only 2 new brewing topics and 4 replies. I would not consider that a veritable font of brewing information...