What a surprise for me being back this week after a few months’ absence!
It isn’t as visually interesting as it used to be, and I worry that the progressive reloading as I scroll down the page will use up too much of my older computer’s bandwidth, much as Facebook and such other sites do. Thus, I know that I won’t be reading all of a longer forum like the present one here. Please, designers, whatever you do here, DO NOT allow embedded video, especially the type which play automatically.
If I could suggest anything, it would be a return to 10-20 replies per page, albeit with an option to show all posts on one page. Depending on what I am working on at the time, I can see the strength of both models, and to have the option would be beneficial.
The great benefit I see with the redesign, though, is the elimination of those ridiculous emojis. This way, the posts look less cutesy and more serious. It adds some gravity to the site.