Today a new thread appeared on our forum asking where the "Follow This Topic" button went. After a little digging, I find that the perfectly logical button with text has been replaced with a totally illogical bell icon.
Why make a silly change like this? What purpose does making a change like this serve? Where is the logic in connecting a little bell icon to be the place where you click to follow a thread? It makes no sense.
Those of us out here in the trenches moderating these forums have to field all kinds of questions from members about how things work. A change like this spawns a whole new round of questions that we have to answer! I don't mind helping members understand important changes, but substituting a bell icon for a button with text makes no sense to me at all. It also caused me a good bit of time tending to this today that could have been spent on something productive instead of this nonsense.
Just because you CAN change something doesn't mean that you SHOULD change it.