I'll repeat what I said in the last thread asking for a switch back to the old setup:
I do think we need to give it all a fair chance and that will take some time. We tend to make changes and give it at least a three to six month effort before we review things. In the meantime we will monitor activity and see how things are going. Diapering is one of our most popular places at MDC so we certainly don't want to see the forum die out.
As some have mentioned in discussion, the changed posting atmosphere may be due to a variety of things: the new 50/60 rule for the TP and a few other forums, the pervert issue of snatching images that arose in the summer, the saturation of the hyena market, quite a number of WAHMs going out of business, and the reorganization of the forum.
Something else to consider - this time of year is usually a bit slower for MDC and the Diapering forum is no exception. We see it every year at this same time. Repeating myself again, I can't say that any decline that may be present is specifically due to the change in the setup. But change often does cause a hesitation or a pause in activity as people are a bit taken aback and it takes some time to get used to things. We expect it and have seen it before in other changes we've made so it is normal to some extent.
My recent checking of numbers shows an increase in threads lately which is rather odd for November. So that is a positive sign.
But it will be into the new year before our traffic returns to its usual pace. So it's really not appropriate to take any current decline in posting as a significant sign of change that can be blamed on forum reorganization and make any decision about the forum setup now. We'll look at everything again in the Spring.
I'm sorry that some members took the change personally and made a decision to not post here anymore. I hope they can reconsider and give the new setup another go.