For what it’s worth, I have spent hours researching forums. They’re a challenge which is why there are less and less of them on sites. Many major sites are even getting rid of comments.
And for those who wonder why we redid our site: We didn’t have a choice. The original software was no longer supported and we were in danger of literally having the site die. Redoing the site and importing much of the data from the old site has been both difficult and expensive. But we believe in AAR and we believe it’s worth trying to maintain what we do.
I completely understand if where we are doesn’t work for some. It’s certainly imperfect. It’s our hope that, as we continue to tinker with our new site, we will ultimately have a site that readers love.