These days Iím considering the advantages and disadvantages of the new versus the original land before time forum. Optically the new forum offers more, yet I donít think that a picture is enough to abandon a good working forum. However, a major advantage of the new forum is that new messages will always be placed at the top of the message-list, no matter how long the topic, the message may refer to, was started. This way it is very unlikely that a new message will be missed in the new forum while Iím afraid this may easily happen in the original forum whenever a new message appears not on the first page of the forum. If many new messages are posted in the original forum this may put an unpleasantly early end to lively discussions as soon as they are placed back on the second page, a problem that does not apply to the new forum as long as somebody is still interested enough in the discussion to post a message there. Something that I consider a true drawback of the new forum, on the other hand, is the fact that it is missing the option to ďview all messagesĒ, an option that I always considered very helpful whenever I was replying to messages in the original forum. Finally there is currently no administrator in the original land before time forum so that spamming or offensive posts are a permanent threat to this forum, although spamming or offensive posts were so rare in the original forum, that I remember only one case in which the regular forum activity was seriously threatened by it.