I don’t want to come off as defending the new format (I have most of the same complaints that have been mentioned over and over), but I’m honestly puzzled by the many posters that are saying they can’t find particular forums. I wonder if we are not all seeing the same thing?
I’ve used 3 different devices with 3 different browsers (a desktop, a tablet, and a very small iPhone), and on all of them, on the main forum page (talk.collegeconfidential.com), if you scroll down (more on some devices than others), you’ll eventually see “Discussion Forums” followed by 4 categories. Those are the same categories we had on the old layout, they just aren’t expanded - you have to pick one and click on it. So under, say, “College Admissions and Search” we still have (as far as I can tell) all the topics we had before - financial aid, college life, alpha list of colleges, parents, etc.) Do some platforms not have that?
In addition, on some platforms (I think not the phone), either to the right or below that, there’s also a list with links to the most popular topics. Alpha list of colleges and Parents Forum/Cafe are on there as well.
Again, not a fan of the new format, but I don’t seem to be missing some of the things that other folks are.