Hi Jim, I’m all for nostalgia, especially as the old Forums set us apart from other sites. (Lots of sites have “group builds”…) And while I understand there may be difficulties with badges etc, I think that token incentive really motivated participants, so participation might diminish without them. Is it simply not possible?
Also, how will the transition happen? Old hands will have long collections of badges (as well as Review and Article credits) that they’ll be gutted to lose at handover. And of course there are a number of campaigns still active that rely on the existing forums and gallery - we’d want a lengthy transition period to finish what’s “live” before switching.
I was there when Missing Lynx moved to Tapatalk, but they had less structure to lose in the process. And I’m not convinced ML fully recovered from the transition because of the way they just dumped everyone over.
I’ve spent a total of minutes on this new forum, so i’m still trying to wrap my head around it…