I changed my bookmark and I can now skip directly to the new posts on the discussion board, sidestep the ads, and sign in if there are new posts of interest. I think this is the homepage Wheels is using. I found before that if I did not sign in on the Home Page portal and then found a thread where I might have worthwhile input, I had to go back to square one. I wonder if this new software
can allow someone to sign in when they decide to post with a memorized password. I cannot get it to do so, but that means little.
As to those missing, if you don't miss 'em, then no worries. There are many posting
here that are seen more often on "the other 2", so believe me when I tell you, the Forum needs to hold onto the old salts or turn into another flame and dribble site.
Again, I think the challenge for you, Andy, is to find that balance where you can make this a reasonable financial endeavour
without burying those that contribute in promotion. It may not be the best business plan, but the board with the highest level of knowledge and least amount of flames will be where I contribute. Happily, this board avoids the flames most of the time. I hope you can hold down the ads. It appears to me you have already made some adjustments. I still think the "Take Me To The Discussion Board....banner could be scaled down or deleted. It doesn't seem to take me anywhere that I can't get to easily anyway.
Hey Kai - I don't drive a tractor and I'm not that old. I honestly believe we need to complain about ads. They are everywhere, all the time, so abundant that no one reads 'em, but apparently this mass assault works on our ever softening brains. Maybe it's "just business" but I own a business and do the marketing
. Subtle and sophisticated works on the monied folks, not beat 'em with a pipe until they sign. Call it marketing
etiquette. You want bigger fish
, use better bait. Focus on quality, the "feel" of the site, not numbers, and the numbers will follow.