I think we’d all got so used to Boardhost - there was a comfort in it being so familiar. So the new format takes a bit of getting used to; it’s tidier, but some things are tidied away from immediate view. I think I was used to the sweeping bird’s-eye views of the Boardhost action, creating a kind of landscape that aided navigation.
But the information is there. I was slow to pick up on the fact that the ‘Activity’ column shows which threads have recent posts - and so is the one to watch if you’ve just dropped in to follow a topic.
There’s no question there’s more features in this board format - which I reckon will come into play in time and with bigger numbers (and probably have already, seeing as how I’ve not had to make any ‘Oops, correction’ posts yet ).
The absence of a headline in responses is, I think, a good thing for keeping responses to the topic. Also the new board being structured around discussions (as opposed to being a running space) is better for the discussions themselves. Might be less good for hanging out for light general chat. You can still have that, it just has a less open plan appearance.
Even if we haven’t passed any deadlines (maybe we have) I think I’d still vote to keep this format. Happy to go along with the group though.
Either way, well done to Pontious Primate in setting this up, it seems to have taken a bit of work.