>In response to community feedback through surveys, we are incorporating many user-requested features into Adobe Forums and also making changes to the underlying technology to improve the overall user experience.
Well, the surveys do not seem to include the wealth of feedback in the second thread given by Jacob in his opening message.
>What are the changes in the new Adobe Forums?
>Here are some of the changes:
> New look: Experience a fresh new look for Adobe Forums that is consistent with the rest of Adobe.com and easier to navigate.
This has been consistently opposed by regulars in that thread.
> Adobe ID login: Use the same login ID and password that you use to access other areas of Adobe.com.
Same thing. For many, it will mean losing long time used screen names.
I am afraid that the lessons from previous attempts haven't been learnt.
Also, I seem to remember a call for beta testers for a future new version, and that many of us volunteered. I wonder if anyone has been contacted for this; I haven't.
I have not looked at the sample forums linked elsewhere (something about "Jive" being the new software) but I probably should
That said... I only go to one cfusion forum, for Dreamweaver... and there are people over there who are saying they will "leave forever" when the new forums are put in place
I like the look here (I go to about a half dozen webx forums) and can tolerate the one cfusion forum I visit... but it is certainly the case that people on BOTH sides of the current forums are not happy
But, as was mentioned in one of the FAQs here, the current software on either side does not have the capacity to keep up with the message volume... so I guess change is just going to happen
There may be a few people who really do leave forever... and that's too bad... but the nature of the computer world is change, or we'd all still be using Windoze 3x
Jim, as experience has shown in these forums, nor all changes mean improvements. And more than a few people around here have strongly opposed some of the changes that were forced on us, and are going to be forced on us for the third time.