The new format is different, but it is fine, plus there are several new features that are very nice, like an expanded search function and the ability to follow new additions to a thread, along with additional information in the lists and posts. Without the rewrite, there probably would never had been any improvements made, ever. Use it for a while. It is easy to use and more functional than the old version.
Change takes longer for some then others. I think it's to early for anyone to conclude it's not an improvement. What's important is we still have the best format to discuss audio/music and purchase equipment!
Maybe in time we will learn to like it, but why did it need changing? the old format seemed to working fine, maybe they could have added a few enhancements to improve it. I think Audiogon is government owned...the government mentality is "if it ain't broke....fix it till it is!"
Well we are kinda stuck with it now, and a few years back when they changed other things we all complained, but we are still here ;0
Mmm some things about the new platform are more user friendly, some not. I don't like the bleached white interface. Much preferred the traditional yellow interface as it was easier on the eyes. Also, still no ability to post images/photos?? And no ability to like or say thank you for posts. C'mon A'gon!
No markup tag - but I did have to copy and paste. Just hit the quote
button and then paste. A button would be better, but this works.
dtc, i've worked out how to use that feature now, though it is kind of
clunky. As you said, a button attached to posts would be better.
Another thing, you can no longer see in posts if a member has a system thread like you used to be able to. AG should also allow you to post a signature. Even low end forums allow that. Hopefully AG are listening.
I'm ticked. Somehow they totally lost my membership. I've been a member that logs into this forum for 3 years. After the change to the new forum, I couldn't log in. My laptop has my handle and password memorized, and I could not log in.
I spent about a 1/2 hour trying to create a new name and rejoining, even though I new I'd have no access to my past posts, etc. Finally I did what I HATE to do, and signed in using that weird paypal thing.
It still didn't accept my original handle. Has anyone else experienced this, because I'm ready to punt this forum.
213runnin1 posts12-01-2015 10:51pmI'm
ticked. Somehow they totally lost my membership. I've been a member
that logs into this forum for 3 years. After the change to the new
forum, I couldn't log in. My laptop has my handle and password
memorized, and I could not log in.
In the past, there were separate passwords for the selling part of the site and the forums. Now, there is only one login. So, if you were using different passwords for the two parts of the site, you now have to use the one for the selling part of the site. No sure, but that may be what you are seeing.
It's positive and negative now. From the application development stand point they simply did not activate all of the previous functions. It's still work in progress, but they decide to launch incomplete product to the public.
I have noticed that doing web searches on equipment, the links do not work to Audiogon forum posts. So, I guess we won't be able, at least for now, to have access to those opinions posted here on the old forum. This is REALLY bad news. A typical web search would return links to reviews like Stereophile, 6 Moons, Positive feedack, etc. Also for sale listings in Audiogon, USAudiomart, and ebay. But if you are checking into a piece of equipment you really want folks opinion on forums like Audio Review, Audio Karma, Audio Circle, and the Audiogon Forum is a great resource. Has anyone found links to the NEW forum come up in a search?
True, you can do a search within Audiogon, but if you are doing a general search on, say, yahoo or google and you get several pages of links then why bother. By the time you check out links on other forums- HiFi Engine, Polk, Audio Asylum, Audio Circle, Audio Review, etc then it's on to something else. The old forum has become invisible outside of Audiogon. I hope that this is only temporary and eventually the old links will be updated on the major search engines.