I did like the old format much better. So many gun forums have gone to this one. Sadly most of them I won't be visiting much anymore if any since they were niche forums for me. I suppose I'll get used to it.
I got into a new habit yesterday. Every time I look at a thread and finish reading it, I go to those threads listed as "Recommended Reading" below and I have been closing any that are over 2 years old. We have always asked every member to start new threads and NOT open older ones, but now we have this new software shoving them down our throats.I have seen quite a few old threads re-opened--threads that are anywhere from two to 15 years old or older. Are these coming from the "suggested reading" at the bottom of a page? I never bother looking at them, let alone reading them.
I consider them clickbait and don’t even look. They can go away and I won’t miss them.Should there be a poll--does anyone use the "recommended reading" threads?
I once clicked the "no" (Did you find the recommended readng relevant to this discussion) button and was then given a long list of options why it might not be relevant. None of the proposed options applied. My answer would have been something like "None of them interest me, and I prefer to select my own relevant reading, not let a computer select it."
It strikes me that if the developers want to make this software lean and mean, they should eliminate that "recommended reading" list because it takes up computer time searching for those threads, and then posting them to the thread, especially if they have been customized for me and for you.
Not gone, just not as easy as before. If a member has allowed it to show, all you need to do is put your cursor on the little flag over on the left and hold it there for a second or two, the information will show up. I see that you have allowed it in your profile so when I put my cursor on your flag I see that you are from sand mountain alabama.member location was a part of identification for many of us in old forum. this was a discussion not too long ago. GONE. why? i liked it. it would help explain a post if the posters location could be seen. example would be a weather report of current conditions. will it come back? there have been a lot of questions on this thread, not many answers. especially lately. what is up with that? is cricket done?
you are right. not as easy! is this an improvement? NO some things do not need to be improved on. so if we never here from cricket again we must live with the forum as is? "if it is not broke don't fix it" 196 posts? but it got fixed? tell me again why we fixed it? i do not feel alone.Not gone, just not as easy as before. If a member has allowed it to show, all you need to do is put your cursor on the little flag over on the left and hold it there for a second or two, the information will show up. I see that you have allowed it in your profile so when I put my cursor on your flag I see that you are from sand mountain alabama.