I’m sorry but unsurprised to see PipMeHappy now leaving, too.
Sinking ships, and all that.
There’s a great disparity between what Pipstradamus sees as sense of entitlement and showing previous contributors just a bit of the respect they’re so obviously due. What happens to the place without them?
I joined not very long ago and had a very good look around and read around. Luckily I did that just before the software change made it really tough to do!!
I was looking for somewhere to keep a trading journal, rather than just on my own computer, and to discuss a couple of simple indicator systems which have been quite good to me over the last year, thinking that I’d benefit from some interactions about them and that they in turn might manage to benefit others as well.
What I saw worried me.
It was obvious that most of the valuable providers of content, interaction and advice had already gone. I’ve seen some of them in other places and even read what some of them said about why, but I still decided to be open minded about it and look for myself.
The conversation in the “feedback about new Discourse Forums” thread has now made up my mind for me. I offered feedback but it was dismissed out of hand and I was patronized.
I don’t know if you really welcome feedback from someone who joined as recently as me, but I thought I’d explain why I’m not staying.
It’s surely because this is a beginners’ forum that you so much need some more experienced, respected members to answer questions, advise, discuss and so on.
But as a few people have been saying recently, you don’t show any respect for their experience at all.
You’re certainly going about keeping the ones you most need in a weird way, by talking about their sense of entitlement.
That’s as offputting as it comes.
You say above that it was a “strange experience” that so many senior Fx-men members who had “contributed immensely” have gone. Even a newcomer like me can see they’ve gone. And are still going.
Seems to me that it’s a “strange experience” to you because you really haven’t learned anything from the fact that so many people have all taken the same course of action. You talk as if you honestly think the problem is with all of them rather than with you.
And that’s without even mentioning all the incessant posting here that’s so obviously promotional.
It wasn’t new software you needed.
It was a new way of treating your members.