I love the new forum!! Great work TCAD!!!
When I upgraded our old forum I received all the same "whoa is me". In the end it was the best thing for everyone and those same people would agree now. As for the "wealth of information" in the old forum this was soon forgotten.
People by human nature resist change - Entrepreneurs (such as myself and those at TCAD) are an anomaly in that we/they crave change and realize it is fundamental to growth and progress. We will always lead others forward while they kick and scream.
Get busy posting people and this forum will soon surpass the old one in more up to date and relevant "wealth of information".
I recognize that a new forum might be necessary for technical reasons, and because new forum members might be more familiar with this updated format. However, there is no benefit to "change" that does not add value. Many of the supporters of the old forum format are self-employed entrepreneurs who perhaps have a clearer idea of the necessity for change. Change that adds to productivity is good; change for the sake of change is a diversion from productive work and should be avoided. I have seen many companies lose money by chasing technology. They would have been better served by learning the processes essential to their business.
Many TurboCad users continue to maintain inventories of old files and old versions of TurboCad in order to work on them. When these files are needed, information on how to recover them will only be available from the data stored on the old forum. How will this be replaced?
Another aspect of the old forum that many members enjoyed was the atmosphere of civility; I hope that this aspect, at least, will continue on the new forum.
For the record, I intend to try and adapt to the new format, and continue to wish success to IMSIDesign. But I recognize and share the legitimate concerns of those who will miss the old format.