Respectfully, I did not say that. I said that once something is voted down, there is no opportunity to have a change of mind about that because whatever you vote down is almost impossible to find again after awhile.
And like I said, if you are having so much voter remorse then change how you are voting. Don't be so bury happy if you then regret burying the topics.
Unless you spend all your time here, it is impossible to track everything on that huge conveyor belt using Endy's metaphor.
Then don't. On the old site you had New Topics (didn't work well, was VERY slow), New Posts (would get reset frequently), My Posts, Email Updates and Forums. On this new site you have all of those (and working well instead of being consistently broken like on the last site) with the addition
of Popular Topics, My Topics and My Tags.
They all sort and order topics the same way as the old site did, so you still have all the old tools you had to organize and navigate posts. Just go to tags of interest to you like you used to go to forums of interest to you on the old software.
In the past, active threads that I initially didn't pay any attention to would stay near the top and often subsequently peaked my interest due to the number of replies they were attracting and the names appearing as the last to post. Once the topic is voted down, there is no chance for that to happen.
Again, then don't vote it down if you find this objectionable. Because otherwise the lists are fundamentally the same, and the topics on the list are ordered just like they were before.
So my choices are to vote down threads of no interest and lose them--for me--forever or put up with the huge conveyor belt that is generally moving so fast that I don't see most of the stuff that is on it. (Yes, I could click through many pages to catch up, but I usually don't take the time to do that either.)
Fox, take a moment and step back. All the old options of browsing and navigating for threads exist and are ordered the same way they used to be.
Instead of being "forced" to do something you find regrettable, just don't do it. You aren't being forced to use "New Posts", you aren't being forced to vote so many topics down.
I've accepted this as my problem and nobody else's. And I've also stated that I certainly don't expect you to accommodate me or what I would prefer. The only reason I mentioned it is because if enough of us feel the same way and there IS a remedy, then perhaps it would be helpful.
There IS a remedy, and I've been trying to explain that to you. If you'd just give it a try, you can do it the way you used to do
Okay I'm done. (Unless I'm misquoted or mischaracterized again.
Who misquoted you? Sometimes I wonder about thee...