>I always post an answer on the assumption that more than the questioner may benefit
I try to do that too.
And, with a more efficient Search engine, it becomes even more imperative that answers should be correct, as detailed as necessary and should remain in full Forum view so that they become part of the shared knowledge-base.
I sincerely hope that we can lay to rest the unfounded and unfair notion that Adobe applications and users and the former Macromedia applications and users have been forced together in a shotgun marriage and coexist only under the greatest pressure from on high.
Long before the acquisition of MM, I had the privilege of meeting John Nack at a presentation he gave in Boston to MMBUG, the Macromedia Boston Users' Group. During the presentation of LiveMotion, John received a warm welcome from those whom some would have us believe represent some dark side of the graphic arts. The fact that John was an Adobe guy and I was an Adobe user were never highlighted, it did not require an uneasy truce or armed guards for all of us to mix and converse.
I came to use a couple of Macromedia products before the acquisition and have enjoyed and appreciated the use of products from both Adobe and Macromedia sources. Now that my Adobe and (formally) MM products are integrated, I'm very pleased with the improvement to my work flow.
I have what may be an irrational resistance to change. I like the WebX forums and dislike the Fusetalk forums. I'm not thrilled with the new direction, but there are a multitude of requirements beyond my personal preferences that need be addressed. I am confident that none of the features of the new forums are the result of some vast conspiracy of ego-crazed Community Experts from some secret society of Dreamweaver users.
A lot of observations have been made, concerns recorded and emotional opinions posted. None have escaped notice. Repeating them ad nauseum, with an increasingly large dose of bile, will not give them more weight.
After applying the various scripts and Adblock page elements blocking, the new forums look very, very good:
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