We hope you have taken some time to look around the new Web site. We like to say that we are always remodeling the site, but this was a major renovation with quite a punch list! The feedback we have received has been positive, so you can expect more new features in the near future.
While we have many plans surrounding the new categorized bulletin board, it has become apparent from many of your comments that phasing out the "old" BBS so quickly is not a universally popular decision. With that in mind, we are going to keep it in place. We agree-you don't have to give up the old tool belt or favorite pair of work gloves just because a new version is available.
We are going to continue to move forward with our plans for the new bulletin board. We are working with some of the leading authorities in many home improvement trades to offer a helping hand to our BBS community. The new bulletin board will allow these experts to focus on their specialty.
However, as a community gathering place with its own resident experts, we feel that the free forum discussion on the old BBS is an invaluable part of the success of renovateyourworld.com. As such, we are modifying our plans to match what our online community wants from our Web site.
While we hope that all users-those who have been with us for years and new names that are just passing through-will take advantage of our new bulletin board's capabilities, the old BBS will remain in place as long as our community continues to make use of it.
Thanks for all of your comments,
David "My-hammer-never-crashes" Masher VP Web Development/Design renovateyourworld.com since 1995 ;-)