Posted 12/23/2018 6:41 PM (GMT -7)
I am sorry that the new format is not comfortable for you...I do understand that change can be tough to deal with...especially when anxious and things felt more comfortable with a set up that you were used to.
There were some factors that necessitated the new design...one being that, without being up to date...the site was not getting referred through Google searches. Without this, our traffic was grinding to almost a standstill as far as new members was concerned. We want to reach and help as many possible people as we can of course, so this needed to happen.
As far as the ad issue goes, this again is a necessary part of running a non profit website. Everyone here is volunteer, and Admin uses the money from the ads to run the site, not for personal gain. This means that revenue has to come from somewhere...as you know, use of this site is free to members...
...so, we really should see the ads as something that benefits us all! Purposely click on them sometimes, and you'll be supporting HW even more!
I hope that you will consider giving things a bit more time to feel more like home again. I think if you do, you'll find the pro's far outweigh the con's!