We were way overdue for an upgrade. There will be some adjustment needed but we believe our users will be able to handle it. And it’s faster, more efficient, less error prone … just those things by itself are big improvements.
We don’t expect you to love it going in but we do ask that you give it a chance to prove itself to you over time. We’ll figure it out together.
I notice it’s ‘all categories’ at the top of your screenshots. Can that be changed to look at what today we call a specific forum? There are a couple of current forums I never go into; don’t care about them. Having those posts clog up what I do want to see would not be beneficial.
If you actually go into a forum (they call it a Category) then it will say where you are. For example, if you go into ATMB, instead of saying [ All Categories ] in the box at the top it will say [ Main ] [About This Message Board ], then followed by [ Latest ] [ Top ] as in the screen shots.
If you start at the screen shot that TubaDiva posted as NEW FRONT PAGE, you’ll see all of the categories under Main. Click on the category there (ATMB, GQ, IMHO, etc) and you’ll go to that forum/category page, which will then list all of the threads. It’s still organized by forum/category the same way it is now on vBulletin. It looks a bit different, but once you get used to the new layout, it’s still the same old SDMB underneath.