It doesn't seem as if you can sort posts by 'new' to see developments within a thread.
It doesn't seem as if you can sort posts by best, for if you have limited time and just want to get a snapshot of the best posts.
You can't see specific replies to your own comments.
You can't 'search'.
Maybe there IS a way to do 2-5, but the fact that a casual search on how to do that yielded no results means it is not intuitive.
I understand that Reddit was a toxic swamp.
I understand that the mods were overwhelmed.
But FDS was a lighthouse that is now turned off, leaving people to flounder on the rocks.
Sometimes seeing posts there on reacting to other Reddit posts were lightbulb moments. Someone in advice forums going 'my man is a Lvm' getting 'TaLk To hIM' bs. Then FDS comments saying block and delete, showing the way.
Yes. We shouldn't put up with the swamp of Reddit.
But the truth is that it is a platform for a wide audience.
Honestly, since you shut down the sub Reddit how many unique threads have been started here?
I can see many view on the 'why we left Reddit' post. But how many are unique views, and how many are people like me, how have now clicked in about ten times to see new posts?
I have avoided this platform because of points 1-5. I was ALWAYS telling people to check out FDS on Reddit, but honestly I would not direct people here. I know there is a podcast but many people already have their podcasts and audio books they listen to. I would prefer to read my content so that I can access it quickly. Like those recipes where you first have to read that grandma used to make this cake when the grandkids were sick, and one day... I just want the recipe. And with FDS, I'd rather not have to listen to a podcast to get the content.
I don't know if you've seen r/Amish. It is a locked sub. You can't post anything on it. Do the same for FDS. It will just be in a museum, behind glass. Nothing new, but the THOUSANDS of comments providing advice and examples are invaluable.
I know the mods dealt with a lot. There are queens who support FDS who earn a lot of money. If we break it into a 2 hour shift, say twice a week, so that no one gets overwhelmed. In a day, you are paying $240 for mod coverage. I am sure you can find 365 queens who would each pledge $240 per year to pay for mods. Or even breaking the fundraising into days, with people throwing in ten dollars or whatever towards a mod for Thursday 18th May, and so on. Lock the site at times there is no mod coverage.
Get the handbook made available as a kindle book to sell. I know some people have pdfs of it but not everyone is able to easily access that format. Either have it for free on the kindle store to spread the message widely, or charge for it and make clear what the money is for. E.g podcast.