I am a member of CAF. I was very active on the original platform from catholic.com when I was just a budding new Catholic.
I considered myself to be moderately computer/tech savvy until I revisited the “new” forum–eager to connect with other believers. I ended up having to Google how to respond to posts (no answers resulted).
Curiously, I scrolled through 10 pages of replies from a random thread I chose for this experiment. Finally, when I reached the thread, I was given the option to participate in the discussion. At that point I felt relieved because surely I was not the only confused person trying to participate in a Catholic Answers “Forum”. Yeesh.
Can someone please adapt the new/current structure of this forum- a way in which helps new and seasoned users clear access to participate? As it is, if I were a Catholic Christian, a “denominational” Christian, an agnostic/atheist, or really any other person coming from a different faith tradition, this process would be cumbersome to the point that it’s not worth the time to investigate and discover how to find “Catholic Answers” via the forum discussion path.
No offense intended- just, enhanced, more streamlined features on the website may help new and existing inquisitors more of a clear sense of direction.