~25 Year Member Suddenly only "New Member"

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What’s up with this? I’ve been a member of the Motley Fool Community since the late 1990s, with the old-style Rte 66 shield. Now, just because you migrated to a new site, all of that history is lost? I’m a “new member?”

Eric Hines

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Eric, I just opened up your mail. What a strange feeling.
I guess they took lessons from Alice.
Maybe the Cheshire cat? Anyway, weird.
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Your profile still shows your history, and posts from this year.

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Then why am I a “new member” according to your bot?

Eric Hines

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I’m just a member, like yourself, it’s not my bot.

We are all new users on this new platform. The bot is just helping you onboard, by teaching you all the features.

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Hi Eric,

Think of new member as training wheels. When you got your first 2-wheeled bike you probably had them. When you moved to driving a car, you had a training permit and likely a seasoned driver along for awhile.

There are features (like the ability to edit the tags on your old posts) that you don’t get the first day, but will get later.

Vicki

I see a lot of discussion of “too many buttons”. I don’t see anything- few options, no menus, hard to find posts…. On an iPhone…