>Sometimes, there has to be some imperious decision making - because the decision makers have access to information that the general public does not (and should not).
Like with the Banking system, you mean?
Elsewhere, it says
>To minimize disruption, we are transferring the last 12 months of postings to the new Adobe Forums.
As well as being active on the Audition forum, I administer another forum related very much to Audition, where we have managed over two major transitions to keep the last 9-10
years of posts. They really don't take up that much room, either. Since a lot of valuable information is contained in any posts of this nature, I don't see how this constitutes 'minimised disruption' - it just means that a load of stuff has to be rekeyed, quite unnecessarily, because information they might be able to find this way simply won't be available. And I really
don't believe that this is a storage issue...
I looked at the link in post 14 and the messages had the same wasted avatar space and such that many have been saying to leave out. I clicked on one of the topics and there were only 3 messages on the first screen with tons of dead space. That is the waste that is not acceptable. Leave the avatar format with a left box for the poster info as an option. Otherwise, post a 1 line bit about the poster as currently used in this forum with a link (the name) to more info if desired.
In reading the other posts about the new look (like expect the change in April 2009), I am not hopeful. I think that the comments about simple, no background, and leaving the avatar and signature blocks as an option will likely all be ignored. Be prepared to have some spare time in April. Bill
One of my considerations is how threads print out if a user would like to make a hard copy of a topic. I'd like to see it print out to nicely fill the page without a lot of wasted space either to the left or the right and not spitting out numerous pages taken up with quoted posts that appeared previously. The new software, even if it does not allow NNTP (still a question) has a reply link to include quotes... as it comes out of the box anyway.