They say that the only constant is change. Well for almost four years now ASF hasn't changed all that much, just a few tweaks here and there. However, as ASF has grown up into a big forum the time for significant change has finally arrived. What started out as a hobby has now become a business and as the person in charge it is my responsibility to guide and grow ASF as it heads into the future.
Okay, so what is changing I hear you ask. Well, a few things.
1. Website Design. ASF has had the same look since its inception and now it's time for it to develop a bit of its own personality. Website design is always a matter of personal taste and I know that some people are going to like this design and some people aren't. Of course, I am hoping that more people like it than don't but I ask everyone to please give it a chance. It's always a bit of a shock when something you have been used to using for a long time suddenly changes and this design change will be no exception. I have tried to soften the blow in a couple of ways. Firstly, I have tried to keep the genersal layout reasonably similar to the old design and have tried to improve the site navigation by introducing tabs. Hopefully, the fact that ASF will now be easier to navigate will make the design change a little easier to cope with. Anyway, the new design will hopefully be introduced sometime in the coming week.
3. Additional Warnings. It is important that everyone who views content on ASF understand that none of the information here should be considered to be financial advice and that all posts are general information at best. To ensure we fully comply with ASIC Regulatory Guide 162 we will be introducing additional warnings so that this is fully understood by all those viewing posts on ASF, including those who may find themselves in a thread at ASF concerning an ASX listed security after having been referred here by a search engine or a link on another website. ASF takes its responsibilities as a publisher very seriously and we want to be sure that everyone who visits ASF is aware of the nature of the information to be found in posts here: It is not professional investment advice, it has not been prepared by taking into account any individual circumstances and needs of particular investors and before acting on the basis of what is said in a posting all users should consider consulting a licensed adviser and visiting ASIC’s consumer website at www.fido.gov.au for general guidance about investing. We are currently testing these new warnings, so if you see them please read carefully and acknowledge them before continuing.
Also, just in closing I would like to remind everyone to please support our paying advertisers. I know that sometimes it's easy to ignore the banner advertisements on the site but I hope everyone keeps in mind that this advertising is what keeps ASF online. If you would like to support ASF, the best way to do so is by supporting our paid advertisers and giving them a reason to keep advertising here. As always, I appreciate any support you can offer!
If anyone has any questions about the changes detailed above, please feel free to ask them in this thread.