Posted : 10/7/2014 1:42:40 PM
Julie, I miss staying connected with you, too, as well as several other iDoggers who only use Facebook now. While there are a few reasons why FB sounds appealing (such as having that wider iDog community again), the reasons why I don't want to be involved in it still outweigh them. But if I ever change my mind, I'll let you know!
Actually, when I do "use" FB (looking at public FB pages for organizations and businesses that I'm interested in), I feel the same way I do about this forum's new format. The "timeline" pages on FB have a similar layout as the main page of this forum. I have trouble finding particular posts on our shelter's FB page, for example, and I get rather frustrated scrolling through everything, looking for a conversation or post that relates to something I want to read about.
No amount of time on this forum (or those FB pages) makes me feel more comfortable with that style of layout. I'm just not someone who likes a lot of graphic and visual clutter. My brain and my eyes prefer a basic, linear format. It's as simple as that. Different strokes.
At any rate, I agree 100% with Julie's third and fourth points. I don't use a smartphone, so I can't comment the first two points. However, knowing how much I hate using DH's iPad when I want to post here, I can imagine a phone would be much worse. Not being able to easily delete blocks of texts and such would be annoying.