You will find that many AHA members participate here and at TT and
the information is just as good. Not delivered the same way, but the info remains top notch.
You may be right Ruben, but the information is harder to find in an online forum, partly because of the volume, and partly because of the noise. With TechTalk, I get one message a day, I scan the Table of Contents, and read any messages I find interesting, and I'm done. It comes to me, I don't have to go looking for it or remember to check it.
On the Forum, I go to a web site and I'm presented with twenty-five different boards and four additional child boards. There's no Table of Contents, I have to click on each board name to see what messages have arrived since I last checked. Somebody starts a thread, and lots of good information is presented, then it starts to degenerate into off-topic stuff, or answers that say the same thing that's already been said. No way to tell without drilling down several levels into the discussion, then you have to come back out to the main menu for the next thread.
A lot of people like forums, but some of us prefer the push of an e-mail list over the pull of a forum, and the more manageable format of one simple message over hundreds of disparate messages in two dozen different categories. I didn't join the Forum until I was forced by the demise of TechTalk, just for these reasons. I'm not a Troglodyte or a technophobe, I just happen to prefer push instead of pull. Same reason I don't bother with many RSS feeds, you have to go looking for it.
It's not that big a deal, I won't resign my membership over it, but AHA really ought to keep in mind how many people will, and why some of us would just rather have an e-mail list than a forum. Discussion on the Forum seems to favor the Forum, and that's no surprise, since it's coming from those who chose to be on the Forum, but there are others of us out here too.