I have the forum saved as a shortcut on my phones home screen now, like an app icon, easy access, slick. Interesting to think about how the design and functionality will change teh discourse. If it all gets easy and round and welcoming like a breast to an infant will the posts start getting half arsed? Should we not be making the place look barren and unforgiving? So we feel we have to turn up fighting
Also I think the new software's highlighting every section as having new posts even if you've already checked any actual new posts because we haven't viewed the old threads on it, so if you click 'mark forums read' at the top they'll all be greyed out then highlighted whenever new stuff's actually been posted.
It cheapens things. YouTube links and the occasional picture, fine. But emojis and gifs disrupt the flow, it’s an aesthetic thing And its about pace and mood and originality. Gifs are template craic and they add absolute nothing. They’re never funny. Please no GIFs. Thanks