I agree “if it ain't broke don't fix it” but there are very good reasons to use something better as time goes on. I didn't see you walk or ride a bike to the last meeting! :-) We have discussed this at many, many meetings so here is a refresher of why the club has decided unanimously to move this direction:
- Sections of topics - you can pick and choose the content you wish to look at - Yahoo groups just blasts everything out and you may or may not care about that topic
- Notification of new messages per topic - you can actively get notified when someone posts to topics you care about and NOT get notified on topics you don't care so much about
- Threaded communication - in layman's terms: instead of one level of messages like the Yahoo group where you can't follow a conversation or find a topic; the forum has a more structured layout and you can easily participate in a conversation without blasting over and between all the other conversations
- More of a community feeling with profiles, signatures, and other things that let users customize
There are many, many more advantages, but those are the big ones.
Like I said, the club has chosen to go this direction and move things forward. I think if you use the
forum you will like it. Or you can continue to protest and hold back progress of the club. That is your
decision, but I hope you decide to help and not hinder.
Sometimes when your family grows, you have to trade in that two-seater and get a van. Nothing was
broke, but you have to change to match the needs of your family. The needs of the club have grown
and the communication channel needs to keep up.
Any questions or comments, please direct them my way.
Thanks for your cooperation!