Don't hold your breath until they do that.
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Very timely post! I was actually thinking the same thing yesterday. At least for me, following the evolution of people's system was most of the fun for me on this forum. Kind of like the Facebook of audiophile systems without the creepy selfies, pictures of food, and constant updating of how people feel.
On the previous design wasn't the Systems pages before the forum posts? Maybe A'gon should restore that display order? Put Systems posts to the forefront followed by the discussion posts. Maybe that will increase traffic there.
Also T&A to me doesn't help with traffic to the systems area but it is a nice break. The brunette in the Audio Advisor catalogs was always a treat to me. Another site I saw photoshopped women in the articles on was StereoMojo. The women were a nice extra but it is the content that gets you and keeps you there.
The other major factor that is undoubtedly contributing to the decline in Virtual System discussions is that since the format change that occurred at the end of November posts to system description threads in which one has already participated (including even one’s own system description thread) no longer appear in one’s forum activity feed. I suspect that correcting that in the new format would result in a HUGE increase in Virtual System discussion and viewership.
"posts to system description threads in which one has already participated (including even one’s own system description thread) no longer appear in one’s forum activity feed."
Good point, Al!
Since many systems of interest only change after a long period of inactivity, it was nice to get the heads up letting you know that "Al finally decided to replace his Widgetwanker 1000" with a better component! Cheers,