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greg___m
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Dave, I think forums generally have probably fallen out of favour but imo this one drifted from ordinary solo or micro businesses asking all kinds of questions answered by similar businesses, to “experts” flogging their wares to the point of boredom, with little or no real relevance to your average soloist.

I also think the advent of corporate “political correctness” (the curse of my life) caused a lack of interest in any real argument or friction in the post…very boring for someone like me who works alone and used to use the Forum as a “water cooler” stop during my day.

I meant more why the rebuild itself, and launching a half built new forum? Did something happen with the old forum code base or similar?

Not anything that was obvious to me. Earlier in this thread is the claim from an admin that it had become too old for cost effective maintenance…don’t think I ever saw any maintenance. There were some bugs that had been there since the previous iteration had been in existence and didn’t seem to bother anyone enough to fix them.

Whatever the rationale for the rebuild for my money it’s been a wasted effort, or at best a release that was way too early to be an effective improvement.

I think the proof is in who’s posting (or not)…apart from a couple of old hands prepared to persevere to say hello, and 43 million idiots who think it’s a win for their SEO ambitions I think it’s dead and gone.