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I feel that the old Forum was more user friendly. The Forum seems to have dried up. Even I found it difficult to access. I believe a similar Forum was introduced some years back with similar result
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Yes, Sir! I completely agree with you. I still do not understand how to navigate the forum. Well, old parrots never learn 8-)

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The old forum was much more user friendly but this one is much better organised.
I do not like change, but I can find topics of interest easier without having to troll through years of posts in this forum and would prefer this to stay with everyone giving it time to become accustomed to all of its idiosyncrasies.

The old parrot is a wise owl so learn a new trick!
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It takes time to get use to new formats.
Microsoft Windows when change to new one it takes time to become friendly. I am still not very comfortable with Win10, the current one.
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Why did they even change? This new format is is totally wrong for this kind of forum
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SalamunAlaikum,

It is really hard to navigate this forum and you cannot search the topics as it was so easy to do so in the old forum.
My request is to keep the old forum up just for searching the topics as it really helped to extract the information and discuss it with my family and friends.

Jazak Allah
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mrafi wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:49 pm I feel that the old Forum was more user friendly. The Forum seems to have dried up. Even I found it difficult to access. I believe a similar Forum was introduced some years back with similar result
Thanks for your feedback on the new forum.

The forum is not dried up, we are already seeing members registering and signing up with no issues. Not exactly sure what difficulty you had registering with a simple username and a password. Feel free to navigate and explore around to make best use of your forum. All questions and feedback are welcome. Improvements and enhancements will be continual.

Here are some of the new forum features:
• Categories: Categories are organizational containers which house the individual forums.
• Password Protected Forums: Require a unique password to be entered in order for any user to access a single forum.
• Sub-forums: Allows for an unlimited number of sub-forums in the hierarchical structure.
• Last Post: Will list who made the last post in a particular topic and when it was made on the forum's page.
• Display Active Topics: A list of the most active topics in a forum can be displayed in a separate container at the top of the forum.
• Subscribe to Forums & Topics: Users have the ability to subscribe to individual topics or entire forums so that they can be notified of any new topics or posts made.
• Bookmark Topics: Users have the ability to bookmark topics that interest them for quick access at a later time.
• Topic & Post Sorting: Users have the ability to change the order in which topics and posts are displayed, such as oldest to newest, alphabetical order, or by the number of replies.
• Topic Participation Tracking: Users will see an indicator next to topics in which they have posted.
• Print & Email Topic: phpBB creates a custom formatted page that is printer-friendly. Users also have the option to email a topic to their friends.
• Robust Search Engine
…and many more!

As for the old forum style, we cannot go back to it since the platform and infrastructure it was limping on has become obsolete and is no longer supported. Not to mention hundreds of spam messages flooding storage, cache memory, etc. requiring hours in administration on a daily basis.
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jawaidahmed wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:27 pm The old forum was much more user friendly but this one is much better organised.
I do not like change, but I can find topics of interest easier without having to troll through years of posts in this forum and would prefer this to stay with everyone giving it time to become accustomed to all of its idiosyncrasies.

The old parrot is a wise owl so learn a new trick!
Thanks Br Jawaid,
Introducing fresh technology almost inevitably comes with some teething issues or conflicts with established systems and practices. However, adaptability is necessary as change is constant.
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Adilsidqi wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:15 pm It takes time to get use to new formats.
Microsoft Windows when change to new one it takes time to become friendly. I am still not very comfortable with Win10, the current one.
Regards to all.
Thanks for your feedback Br Sidqi. While change can be scary and intimidating, we can accept it and look at it as an opportunity to improve, learn, and grow. This also means, however, being open to the thoughts and opinions of everyone with different perspectives.
We welcome your suggestions and ideas.
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yoube wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:31 am Why did they even change? This new format is is totally wrong for this kind of forum
Not sure what you mean by ‘wrong’. There are over a million installations for this kind of forum worldwide.
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