I love the longer edit time (is it forever?). I catch typos, add things, edit ideas, etc. Makes for better threads. You can add to your existing post rather than doing a new one.
After an initial period of intense enthusiasm, I admit to becoming more nostalgic for the old forum, maybe just because I enjoyed posting for a few years there and it still feels to me like a lot of people are gone. Not just the few I posted with; I mean a lot of others whose interesting posts added to the conversation.
I find it harder to see the different categories. I did like the everything right there visual of the old format. It seems like everything now is designed to be read on a phone, preferably while driving/walking/eating, etc. Not a lot of focus, care on visuals. Who has time for all that nonsense. Click away and move on. I noticed Fox News changed their website, tons of options, click click click. I hate it. Not that I really loved Fox at any point.
I love the approach to moderation. Let people talk, don’t let them troll, don’t let them really get out of line. Single most improved thing. I personally feel there is a softer tone now - but I admit to not reading many threads that much so I could be missing stuff. I still think it’s fun to post though. I am certainly not crossing swords hardly ever. Either I have gotten a lot nicer or the forum has.
As for the missing (animated) emoticons, definitely mourn their loss.
I actually found a lot of them on the Internet. Thank goodness.