1. When I look for 'recent posts', I am not looking for the beginning of that thread, which may have been posted (originally) many years ago. I am looking for the most recent posts at the top of a list and the rest of the 'recent' posts listed in order of most recent at the top, second most recent below that, etc. We're accustomed to seeing the newest posts first .
2. Original posts, such as the one I am now initiating, should clearly show on the original post, WHO authored them. It's confusing when you can't identify the author of a post unless you leave the post and go look at a 'recent posts' list. (I am MacKintosh, by the way, everyone.)
3, Kent, if you look at my post announcing the site upgrades were about to be made, you will see (at the present time) three pages of posts attached to the announcement. Many of the responses don't make any sense, including a couple of your own, because the 'organizational tree' of those responses isn't logical. RESPONSES to a specific comment should appear below that comment, not in a running list of all comments. "I fixed that" is one of your comments, yet it isn't clear what you fixed, or who you're answering. -- I might say "I hate that" in response to someone, but it will appear later, under an unrelated comment and it won't make sense or it will appear I hate someone's Aunt Matilda, because she was referenced in a comment in the queue somewhere else.
4. Can't the Conversation label simply say Private Messaging or Member Messaging? We aren't accustomed to 'Conversation' and if the label can be changed, it should be changed, so longtime members don't have to learn new tricks.
5. 'Improved' is far better than 'new and improved'. People who use this site come here addle-brained, hampered by cognitive issues, often panic-stricken and in time-sensitive situations with doctors and medications. They need the simplest, most straightforward, visually clear site that can be created.
Pages cluttered with more information, more columns, more typefaces, more of anything and everything, is NOT desirable. Keeping the site similar to the old one and familiar for visually or cognitively impaired people IS desirable. Blocking fictitious members is desirable, changing the organization and presentation of the recent posts list is not desirable. (I am no longer brain-fogged but I am certainly finding navigation of the site confusing and unrewarding.
6. Can you please publish a brand new post, outlining what has been done thus far and what you still anticipate providing to us? Members of the site will likely be more patient if they are told what's going on. We have a number of members who are web designers. They might be able to offer constructive advice if they were told where we are in this process.