Newbies come on this site and have not got a clue as how to post a link. Case in point. Not that I am blaming the thread starter as even long serving members have problems so we can hardly blame the newly registered.
Most times an upgrade is invariably an improvement but with PC Advisor it was mainly a massive backward step. What on earth was wrong with the simple but effective Click here that we used to enjoy?
But is not just posting a link, adding a list is a nuisance or giving someone personal help by contacting them via a personal message,the icon is there but not the ability.
I come here to see if I can be of some small help but sometimes it is hard work in posting a neat and well laid out answer, particularly when it includes a list and links.
One of the problems with posting links is that the site doesn't like underbars in the URL or long URL's. Many posters don't know about tiny url, etc. I found today that copying and pasting a link on my iPad didn't work well.
The thread titling was recently changed without any announcement and before a long bank holiday.
I think a number of people are perhaps not making many comments now about how this website is causing some confusions and problems, because any suggestions or comments merit very little praise or consideration!.
"The thread titling was recently changed without announcement and before a long bank holiday"
That was introduced so as to make things easier and bring more new registered subscriber's to this website. Or at least that was what the FE posted on a comment I made.
Here is the reaction to intrusive advertising, so beloved by PCA,on a forum I spend far to much time on.Bit-tech, but take a look at the quick reply box. A nice simple layout that works. Now this forum uses vBulletin software and costs money but it seems very popular with many PC mag forums as most seem to use some form of it. We here have some rather armature offering where posting a simple thread can be fraught with difficulties.
I would agree with the comments made. There used to an almost conversational atmosphere on here before the changes but now posting seem to have great gaps before anything happens, look at the time between postings, it is frequently hours not minutes as it was before the changes.