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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Windows Experts Community or the new Green Button forum website???

I’ve been sitting on the fence with regards to what Microsoft have done to our beloved The Green Button forums. Initially before the upgrade happened I was up-beat and optimistic about the planned change, however now its happened and we now have the resulting Windows Experts Community site, my enthusiasm is dwindling some what. They haven’t even given us a Green Button banner or logo as a token of who and what this community was. Now we have yet another bland Microsoft forum site that is still difficult to navigate.

Well there maybe hope if you are feeling a little lost and home sick? A new forum site has been created by some of the members off the old TGB at if you go and take a look it’s pretty much just like the original TGB site as far as layout and feel is concerned.

I contacted the software developer of My Channel Logos regarding a separate matter and was invited to join the new site, others had also mentioned it to me as well. The contact at My Channel Logos turned out to be one of the creators of the new forum site, makryger. Also the other admins and moderators are names you will have probably noticed on the original Green Button site: holidayboy, stonethecrows and StumpyBloke.

Well I’ve signed up and joined, there are currently only 150 members but it does feel like the old Green Button already, if not a little quieter. I’m not sure if I will stick around or not? Not sure what to do to be honest.

I’d like to know your thoughts on the subject and how you feel about what Microsoft have done with the original forums and if you might be tempted to join ?

1 comment:

Geoff Coupe said...

I've joined both sites.

I find using the Expert's Community site to be very frustrating. It's slow, clumsy and gets in the way. The site is much better in that regard.

What I also find irritating is that Microsoft have gone with yet another forum software solution, in addition to the different choices made for Microsoft Answers and Windows Live Help. See here: