My guess is they still have a few bugs to work out. For instance, the box at the top of the screen that tells you when you last visited the forum is way out of whack (at least on my screen).
The "appreciate" and "did not appraciate" buttons may end up being kind of neat.
I'm curious what the "auto-saved" thing is. Does anyone know?
I guess we'll all get used to the new interface, with time. Like Facebook. I've generally hated every "update" they have made, but after a while, I am not bothered by the changes anymore.
The pop up truck ads are **ridiculous** and annoying. I understand the site needs money to run, but there should be an option for users to pay a certain membership fee in order to not see those ads when they are logged on.
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson
I do believe it was one of those things where you have to go with the newer version of the software.
I highly doubt they did it because they like making us all annoyed and then they have to listen to everyone complain.
I kinda like the changes too, but I usually just read.
For the folks not liking the "privacy issues", there is an option in settings to turn on "invisible" which I believe will not have you showing up on profiles. I'm going to try it now using PCR's profile.
Thanks for your feedback. The update was very much necessary to maintain the functionality of the site as we were several software versions behind the current one, which rendered our site incombatible with newer browswer versions.
We have been working to tweak the default software to keep changes to the site minimal, while also offering some new features.
Please direct further comments to the help forum so that we can track users' input more effectively.