Rocky, I wasn't suggesting any naivete on your part.
VS does employ social content writers as well as providing SEO
Hopefully, they will load the previous thread database. I don't understand, either, why they didn't load the user database, at least for those who had contributed to the forum in recent years. As for "Junior" label, I expect that will rise to something more pleasing in time.
As you say, there is
a wealth of information and good advice from many users on the old forum. We used to see old threads being revived on occasion, and that was often from someone searching a doc's name and being directed to the thread.
I'm working on a story that is the continuation of one I first posted on a few years ago, which made the national news several days in a row. The case involved one core issue and ramifications from that initial story have now made it into the courts with a several lawsuits and almost as many appeals before them. The national media is included in those legal actions. I hope the old threads appear here, soon, as I'm not about to resurrect the forum history manually, and I'll opt for a Wordpress website, if necessary.
Originally Posted by rockygirl
I do worry about the new owners' integrity when they are obviously using plants and inflating "views." I'm not an idiot. I have been a member here for over six years, and I know the rhythm of this site.
On a bright note, I do like dividing the forum into sub topics. I wish that they had found a way to preserve some of the old threads. Some very good advice has been given over the years, and people have spent a lot of time helping each other. Some people like you, Kat, gagal, Wishie, and I have been here for years helping people. Now we're "junior" members, and no one recognizes our contributions to the site in the past.