It really didn't sink in fully until today. I've noticed this problem before, but now I understand - One major reason the Forum is much less active than it used to be is because we're not having reliable email notification service.
Prior to that last big change of Northern Sounds' site design, I was always getting auto-email for every new post on threads I had looked at. Now I will spasmodically get notification, but usually not. I'm not the only one who has commented on this.
Consistently, for months now, I'll come to the Forum and see that there are posts I haven't seen because I wasn't alerted.
It makes keeping in the loop with current conversations pretty much impossible. None of us sit here with the Forum open all day, constantly refreshing the page to see if new messages are in. We rely on getting emails about new posts. Without them - we don't know there are replies we want to see, questions being asked of us etc.
It's really very bad. And I don't find it any leap in logic to say that because Northern Sounds has a problem with their system, our Forum has suffered greatly because of it. We aren't kept in touch with what's happening here, and so we don't post as often as we used to.
And that, my friends, is a Very Big Drag.
Disgruntled in Oregon