This is a very good move by BCNA. I joined two years ago when the community discussion was contained within something that looked like a bulletin board. I understood it. I could post and even edit my own posts. I could find my way around. As a person familiar with online groups I was relieved that I'd found somewhere that might be a help to me since I'd just been blind-sided with a cancer diagnosis. I was so relieved.
Then the site changed and I realised it wasn't easy to navigate, It didn't feel good and I couldn't take control of my own information especially old posts. It felt more like a blog with limited control. I couldn't even edit a simple mistake once posted. I felt exposed and that making any post at all was a risk especially as some of the things we talk about are private. I expressed my concerns and very quickly my posts were removed. It appeared feedback on this wasn't welcome. I knew straight away that wasn't a community that was going to help me and I left and went over to facebook looking to connect with people. That was a second-best option for me but I met some lovely people that I still see today.
Two years have passed and I'm through treatment, although cancer concerns never leave us. I'm trying to re-integrate back into the workplace and adjust to my 'new normal'. I took a quick look here today and was so pleased that this is happening. Perhaps the new site will welcome and help people in a way that I didn't experience. I wish you people well in your endeavours to make a friendly and supportive site that caters to the needs of the bc community.