We seem to be heading in the wrong direction here. I'm happy to help but I feel we are talking about decisions being made by someone, for reasons I cannot fathom, not technical issues. Who is responsible for making these decisions and how can members have a say in it?
1. Seeing posts stating the length limit will not allow them to post the information on the forum means that this adminstrative decision is robbing the users of valuable information and making the forum essentially useless. The reasoning to "force" articles, as should have been expected, we are just losing valuable information.
2. Blocking access to non-paying members (Google Search issue
Overall, this site is just not as useful as it was before the change. If we are not able to maintain a forum then maybe we should create a Catalina 36 section on catalinaowners.com which has a non-restricted free forum.
(out of characters! ridiculous)
2000 C36 MKII 1825