Something just occurred to me…
For those who just want to dabble in the forum or provide a short one or two line response to a question, the new format is probably okay. Especially for the younger crowd using their smartphones.
But for those of us who were power users…with tens of thousands of posts over a decade or more, the ability to sit down at a computer with a full size keyboard every night for 3-4 hours at a stretch in order to engage in some heavy apologetics like we did in the past…well, that is over. Do you know how often I referenced material I had posted two, three or more years ago? Or went back to look up something someone else wrote months or even years ago? Dunno about you, but I did it all the time.
And if I wanted to post the quotes from all 27 Protestants who agree that PETER is the rock, that might take four posts using the old character limit. Today? Good luck trying that now.
This is built for small answers on an even smaller device screen.
Interestingly, several atheist forums are still using the old forum software. I’m sure they don’t get the traffic that CAF gets (which seems to be the stock answer as to why the change was made), but it’s still available and it still works…better, IMO.