I don't mind the side bar. I would just prefer it was on the RIGHT side of the page not the left, because we read left to right and it is extremely distracting being where it is. Once we have flashing ads playing over there I have to say I probably will not be frequenting here as often, because with the new smooched look, small font and something flashing at me it will be to hard to read. I do not mind ads as long as they are for pet friendly companies offering services and not pets for sale (I am not complaining about the need for ads).
I am interested to see what these new changes will be, because the overall layout/design right now stinks.
My biggest complaint would be that the side bar should be on the RIGHT not the left.
I do have an honest question for the new administrators/owners.
What are your goals with acquiring Paw Talk? Is this just a business venture for you and does our community come second to that?
I wish that before this site was sold, that it had been offered to the community to purchase, so we could have kept it the way it was before. I understand that supporting memberships were offered, but had we been told that Paw Talk was being sold we probably all could have come together and made an offer.
I don't mind the new changes, and change can be good, but I do miss the sense of community that we used to have, and that is why I lurk more than I post. I'm sure this will just be received as me whining though and perhaps what I think doesn't even matter anyway.