Until AVS Went live, from what I have seen, the subscribed threads really was not an issue to others sites.
But yes, it is going to be changed. It is not a simple over the night fix based on it must work for all sites, over 30, on the platform. So, it can not just be "adjusted", it actually needs to recoded, tested, tested against other sites, and then finely released.
AVS is a different monster from other sites, we, and our members, require and ask for things that others sites may not have given a second thought about.
The point here was that the issues was brought up over and over again at every chance it seems even if the post above it had nothing really to do with the issue. I wanted to be sure he, and others, knew things were doing done to address it put to pile on just for the sake of again pushing buttons does not help. IT is one thing to speak your mind, it is another way on how it is done. Heck, if no one did not say anything, nothing would be getting fixed. So thanks for pointing us to the issue areas.
BTW...People are ALWAYS faster to complain than to commend. Ask yourself this...when was the last time at a restaurant you asked for a manager? Oh, and by this...I mean asked for one to say how wonderful the serving staff was vs complaining. I make a habit of do this when service is good. Not the same case here, but the point was, people always tend to complain. It's easier. And if you really look, the number of people that are doing that are the same people mostly that make up most of the thread. Others are going about the site doing what they came to do. Read and post. (Though buttons are the same at least.
While the other "in support of thread" is low in replies, I would 100% expect that for the same reasons.
BTW...The thread that others have pointed to about the poll and how much people hate it...The poll was started the day after conversion, and most of the poll votes where made within 3 to 4 days of the thread starting. So yes, would expect it to be high. So in other words, people can not change their vote even if they now like the site or are used to it even though they have publicly stated that they now are fine with it or can live with it. It was the "shock".
All in all, changes are still being worked on..WE ARE LISTENING and making changes. From the subscription notices, to the search, to the big move to HTML5. From the visited link color to the messed up gallery section and a lot of smaller items in the background.
Final thought...Posts counts are DOWN...yes. That is mostly do to the time of the year (we always drop off) but also the weather impacts on the nation. The site traffic is UP meaning per Google Analytics, we are seeing more visitors than we have before the conversion.
So thank you for all your feedback. We hope for you to see changes for the positive in some of these areas in the near future. (No, I do not have a timeline.)