Just out of curiosity, what was the purpose in changing the forum?

I’m not sure exactly why the format was changed, but I am curious as to why someone thought it wasn’t working well before. I don’t mind change, when it enhances or makes things better, but it seems to have taken the personal aspects of the forum away. I for one loved seeing the siggy photos - it all comes back to personalization. Oh well, hope it works out for everyone.