Posted: 05/05/2016 at 10:07
Thanks for all your feedback.
I'm very sorry to read that you're so unhappy with the new format. It's very clear that we need to make some pretty fundamental changes, so please be assured that we're taking all of your feedback on board, and that we'll do everything we can to address your concerns.
There are two strands we'll need to consider here:
1) Technical bugs - Nora is gathering all of these together and the dev team is working on a number of fixes, which we hope to put live today. These include the 'Latest posts' function, locked threads no longer being locked, quote button behaving erratically, seeing posts from ignored members etc. A number of you are reporting issues with image uploads, which we'll also look into further.
2) Design issues. The two chief issues you've raised are the colour of the font and the amount of white space / scrolling. The colour of the font is something I think can be addressed quickly and I hope we can make some improvements to the latter fairly soon that will improve the experience for you. I'm meeting with our technical team this morning to get a clearer sense of this, so will report back when I know more.
We can't revert to old forum as it won't work properly on mobile devices, which around half of our audience now use to access the site. What we need to do is listen to your feedback and use it to improve the new site - as you point out, it's your forum, so we need to get it right.
Please bear with us, we'll move as quickly as we can to address your concerns.