It's been a few days since I last logged on and just saw the new website format today. So I am trying to get acquainted with it.
If I may I would like to share some feedback. (I sent similar feedback to the webmaster address under the contact info, so I apologize for redundancy here).
I think the site looks nice and professional. However, I am already finding it frustrating at best to use. I think it's too complicated and cluttered. There are also some features from the former layout that I wished the new layout had to make it a little easier to nagivate. First, I miss the old posts link that was on the right side that could take me to previous posts with relative ease. Secondly, I miss the most frequently read (and responded to?) post information on the right side. Thirdly, I liked being able to look up, with my username, all the posts I have ever posted. I can't seem to do that here, so I have no recollection of all the posts I've done. With this new format I tried searching in under my username and noticed many of my posts were missing. Fourth, I liked being able to preview my posts before posting them. Finally, I noticed in the "Private Messages" link that two other members contacted me, but I have six messages---4 (duplicates) from one member, and 2 (duplicates) from another. The worse part of all these messages, however, is that I have no idea whatsoever what post(s) of mine these members are responding too. I searched and searched without success trying to figure this out. I feel like I've lost some hair in the process from pulling it out.
In all honesty, I simply find this format just too frustrating to deal with. As such, I won't be utilizing the site as much, unless it becomes a little more user friendly. If I appear to have missed these options on the site, please let this be a testimony of the difficulties I am having--and I've been using computers for many years.
Thanks for the opportunity to share this feedback.
PS...I tried to post this last night and this morning but ran into problems with the site. I have IE 7 and get the message that "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.". I tried to email to the webmaster address separately and the email was rejected because of "service unavailable."