I joined the magix.info site 4 years ago but didn't find it useful. I'm now returning because our English speaking forum at http://support2.magix.net/boards/magix/index.php?showforum=113 is sadly closing. So I'm essentially a novice member.
I'm having some basic difficulties understanding how the site is designed and how to use it.
1. I am now in a Discussion Forum, yes? This is what I have always simply called a 'forum'. I'm not in a Question and Answer Forum, which I understand is apparently an alternative way to have a DISCUSSION about a technical issue! So my first question is: what is the point of this distinction? Why have Magix provided both of these communication media? Which one to use? Must I read both if I want to keep up with discussions about MEP17?
2. There seem to be very few English-speaking discussions taking place? According to the Members link, magix.info has about 5,000 members in the UK and 14,000 in the USA. (BTW, no other English-speaking countries are included in the drop-down list. What about Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland...?) Yet in this forum, Movie Edit Pro | Video Pro X, there seems to be only two posts by English users. Similarly, if I open the confusingly labeled 'Member forums, Teams, Exchange' forum and check the USA and UK filters, I see atotal of 46 posts (a few not in English), of which I reckon about 6 are on MEP/VDL. In 4 years? From 19,000 English-speaking members? In our English forum (dead as of today) there are thousands of posts! (I've made about 1600 myself.)
Is the forum a very recent introduction on the site? Or has it been in place for years, like the rest?
3. When I open many 'threads' or whatever they are called I find that they are empty. Here's an example illustrated with 3 self-explanatory screenshots:
4. Is there no Preview facility in this forum? No spell checker?
5. Finally, how stable is this site? On all attempts to post this message last night and this morning, clicking Send gave "A technical problem has occured. If this error continues, please contact our technical support at http://support.magix.net!" Only now have I succeeded. (Well, a test was OK. I hope all is well when I press Send after finishing this composition.) I've had feedback from others who have had same error. Has there been any explanation of this from Magix Support? Why not some comment in 'Notifications and other important messages' explaining what happened?
Terry, East Grinstead, UK