Maybe. I know there are quite a few people on here (myself included) who don't care about or don't use social media. Also, I can't see sales/trades being possible because to even begin communicating you'd need to post your email address out in the open which I for one wouldn't do.NickThorpe wrote:Right now, to help inform the direction we take I need you guys to answer one question: considering the alternative methods of communication available (email, social networking websites, etc.) would the loss of private messaging significantly impact your experience of using the forum?
I think I'd still post but I'd certainly miss the private chats that spin-off from discussions on the main forum, amazing deals on trades/sales that some of the users here are prepared to do etc. etc.
I guess this means that the Wordpress route is the only way to go and that a phpbb upgrade is definitely out of the question?
I'm very grateful for the communication in this thread and the knowledge that issues are being addressed but I think a loss of PM's would certainly impact on the community here which is quite close-knit and friendly. I've never had chats via PM's or any of that on other forums for example.