Hi Florin! well we are still working on some things... we pushed the relaunch to be yesterday as many people have been already waiting and we had already delayed the relaunch several times. also we hoped that from an earlier launch we have the chance to test the new functions together with the community and therefor make it easier to encounter problems and adjust things!
all the problems/ issues you mentioned will still be solved next week. they are on our to do list - as a couple of other issues too.
when it comes to the "forum character" - this is indeed true: the website does no more look like a classical forum, but this was also one of our main goals. over the past years we have always build around an "old" system, have always adapted and enlarged our communication area. in the end many people were already lost on our forum as there were too many different areas, in the end we had more than 300 different forums and subforums. a lot of people kind of lost the overview and we believe that this was also the reason why many people became inactive. with the new structure we hope it will be easier for people to find and also create content. therefor we have tried to minimize sections and split them into those sections that they originally contained: reports and discussion topics!
what we are still missing now is indeed a good notification system, e.g. the latest comments on the news page do not represent yet all areas of our communication board (currently only the discussion section) - therefor it is not that easy to follow the latest activities. but we will continue working to adjust all these things and make them fit our users needs by next week
please feel always free to drop further comments. thats really most helpful for us
btw: yes you are right - not entirely all content has yet been moved from the old board to the new one. this is a process that is still going on. when it comes to the topics of the old country boards (these ones who werent reports) : all topics have been moved to the relevant discussion boards, like global issues (for political or social topics), music, sports and so on. those ones that werent clearly relevant for any section are in the lounge
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