No offense, but I hope not. I prefer to read Orchid through my email reader. I’m already on too many forums and often forget to check them. If, however, I receive it in my email, I am always sure to check what’s new and going on. Naturally, if I choose, I’d like to be able to continue to rely via email too. Not everyone has the time or patience to wade through forums that to you may seem logical and laid out intuitively. However to some of us, it just makes it harder to read what we want and without missing something that might have scrolled off, that we’re interested in but haven’t had a chance to view yet.
I know you’ve got the Unread and the Latest up there, but as soon as you leave it, it’s gone and unless you made special note of which subject line or category it was in, you might not be able to find it again. Especially once this site takes off with more users.
Though it’s possible, Orchid may lose members due to these issues. I am a lurker and have been for years. While I no longer make jewelry due to illness and circumstances, I still want to learn and increase my knowledge about it should I ever be able to get back to it. It’s also my lurker way of keeping up with my old friends who helped me so much when I started out. Hence, I’m still here.