The owner of FACTNet wanted to make his site more secure from cyber attacks/hacks which happen all day everyday. Also we needed to get a bigger site with more capacity. The old site didnt offer the security and memory needed. He also wanted to expand the direction of Factnet towards healing and survival methods...
So.... He went whole hog and went with the vb-forum whos format is actually all the rave of the internet and you will see a lot more sites like it in the future.
It has a sharper learning curve but once you got it, it is kinda nifty.
But IMHO I would have used the "KISS" format. "Keep it simple stupid!"
But like everything now...technology can run away from us if we dont train to run with it.
I really do hate that we have lost the "Ease of access" especially for those who have just come out of a high control group and dont have the cyber savvy to figure this maze out. And those are the folks we should really be thinking about!
It reminds me of the ICSA who sit around, research and write books that most laymen wouldnt understand to begin with!
I think we might have shot off our nose to spite our face!