"Some of you will have been members of our old forums and may have some posts that you wish to refer back to. As we stated before we moved to these new forums they are still going to be available as 'read only' until the 26th of February."
Lots of valuable information will be lost so if you believe other users will benefit from any of the threads don't forget to ask the mods to transfer them to the new forums.
In terms of the old Anywhere forum, it is impossible to fillet out what the important ones were, because every issue was important to that user, and there were so many variants on the Q and the issue.
True, the same Q was asked many times, often in different ways. The only way to retain the usefulness of that forum is to devise a way for users to access it, once it is kaput, which BT have indicated they are not going to do.
The only resource on the forum available then as such, will be the memory of the current and ex-710/620 users.
The c/s in Newcastle are always on form and the two James' will be spending all day watching Australian soaps on TV etc now they have formally left the forum.
As an occasional user to the old forums it was a bit of a surprise to find everything was closed and these forums were now being used.
The cynic in me wonders at the reason why - have a good clear out, clear out old problems, old criticism, old users.
AQ is totally right - a half-hearted attempt at migrating some of the old posts across doesn't save the huge amount of valuable information in the old forum.
To be honest, a vendor hosted forum has to be taken with a pinch of salt.
An independent forum is the best thing since the vendor can't shut it down and hide the problems.
I remember the old days of NTL World when NTL bought the main independent NTLHell forum and then shut it down.
Let's see what happens.....
Oh, related to another hot topic, anyone who gets excited about user ratings needs to get out more.
NTLHELL took me back to my previous radicalism.
then BTBBA Forum.
now we are tightly ringfenced in this BTCare goulag.
If I "disappear" tomorrow, can someone look after my gal and Snowy for me.
Succinctly put AQ. Makes me have the feeling of one of the Alchemists.
Shall we march on Jarrow or the like to "Save Our Forum"?
Nah! Theres no Tetleys or Sam Smiths up there!
But I tell you what, theres an issue live at the moment with Stormbringer about wi-fi availability signatures where I'm checking out his issue via that forum, which my memory only contains the brush-strokes and not the detail of, and jumping to about 15 different threads from an 18 month timespan. This is a perfect 'live' example of what I mean.
It's not time yet (26 Feb).
The link works for me. I get this http://www.beta.bt.com/bta/forums/category.jspa?categoryID=3
Did you choose the same log in details for this forum and the old forum?
If so I can see why you get the wrong link. If you try to log in to the old forums (with the same id and password) while you are logged in here then you will get diverted.