My goodness, listen to all the crying. Leaving the page because you don't like the new format. C'mon man.
Originally Posted by Wash Co_Archer
As with any other computer program, I understand that things need to be changed and updated to make them work fast and keep up with the ever evolving servers. There are always a few bugs to be worked out in the beginning, but I trust the HPA site developers will rectify any issues. I really don't see the need to bash something that it put here for our enjoyment, so that we can connect with other PA hunter's to share our experiences.
I don't mind the changes myself, I'm sure i won't even notice it in a few weeks. Most sites are put together at around a 5th grade comprehension level, so I have a hard time understanding how most grown men can't understand how to navigate this. It really isn't that much different to navigate than the previous version. They put a feedback post up for anyone who has a better Idea or question. We should probably use that instead of creating ten posts about how much we don't like the new format, or instead of bashing it here, maybe offer input that can be helpful. And those that say they're leaving, well... We'll just see about that ..
Upgrades should make a message board more
user friendly, not harder to navigate. There are lots of great, very user friendly hunting sites out there where folks can go to enjoy sharing stories and info with like-minded hunters, trappers and fisherman. I can completely understand why folks would choose to spend their time there rather than at a site that is more difficult to navigate and not nearly as user friendly.
I sure hope they fix the PM issue. Also the issue with not being taken to the first unread post on a thread. I am not willing to scroll through a long thread while trying to figure out which posts I read and which ones I didn't. Also, when scrolling through the forums, there appears to be no notification about which ones have new topics or not.
While I applaud HPA's efforts to upgrade, perhaps they should have come to the members prior
to the change and ask for our input? But then again, according to Wash Co_Archer, "Most sites are put together at around a 5th grade comprehension level, so I have a hard time understanding how most grown men can't understand how to navigate this."
Maybe they just thought we were too dumb?