Still annoyed at these changes . . .VENT
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|Sat, 03-29-2003 - 9:30am|
What they don't seem to understand is that this is actually more of a discussion group than a bulliten board. We need to be able to see what topics are beining currently discussed, what everyone else said (with the option of opening a message for more detailed info), and the ability to keep track of what the current discussions are - not just any recent postings to an old one. The way it is now, they seem to think all we need is the ability to go back and search for someone else's post on pumps rather than asking a personal question and getting a personal response. Frankly, it's that personal aspect of these boards that is so important to us all, and they seemed to have missed the boat on that!
I just sent off a long email to "the powers that be" with my complaints and suggestions. Outline view is cumbersome and tedious and would be better used on a message by message or topic by topic basis. The dates should reflect when something was posted, not when someone last responded. Further, if they are going to have indicators of new messages, it would be nice if it actually worked between log ons, so as not to waste time opening messages with no new posts. (This is obviously a compound problem since if we could *easily* see each post in ouline view, we wouldn't have to depend on their inaccurate new message indicators.)
Well, thanks for listening ~ again ~ to my rantings. I think we'll all get through this, but I don't think it will ever be the same.