I feel like a new boy at school, don't know where anything is or who is here!
But I guess we are all new here, so we will learn together?
My first impressions are that the BTA forum will lose its identity as it is no longer attached to the BTA site, it is just another forum hosted by a health board. Maybe the flip side is that open access will giver greater footfall and make the experience a bit livelier. However, I can't help feel that something has been lost in the process.
I hope that one thing that has not been lost is the history from the previous forum, but I cannot see how that can migrate when names being used are different even if only slightly?
The other strange bit is when you click on a persons name you will see posts from other areas of the health board if they have posted with other conditions. Not sure how appropriate that is? When I am on a tinnitus forum not sure that I want to know what other health conditions people might have.