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[quote=601770]I’ll be the first to agree that I like the old forum better. But I would never leave just because the newer platform isn’t as user friendly. I’m still appreciative that my favorite archery company provides this for all if us. Do I miss the old regime? Of course I do and would love to see them back.
But it is what it is
and there are still many quality people here. [/quote] Vince, I appreciate the loyalty, and I defended this new look hard for a year or better. Fact is, the forum, while hopefully a community of folks with a common goal, is a product. As a product it reflects on the company. What we've seen with this is that the company seems unwilling to listen and respond to the customer (i.e.- the user community), and as such it reflects on the company as a whole. At one time I considered this to be the very best community I encountered on the internet. Now I don't even think it registers on the radar. The designers and implementers don't need acquiescence at this point; they simply need to know that the current design leaves a lot to be desired and it has resulted in MANY people leaving the forum. Were this product a bow instead of forum, NO ONE would think that we need to say 'support it no matter how crappy the shooting experience'. And while I wholeheartedly agree that we need to appreciate Mathews providing the space and experience, in all honesty, there is a 'payment' that we make in the sense that we see Mathews advertising every time we log in. This IS a product, and the sad reality is that the product stinks! Thus, many are no longer here. Because I also think that loyalty is an important--albeit a dying principle--I want to stick around, too, to hopefully help move things back to what they were if the management will listen.
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