Is the increased difficulty of responding to questions a feature or a bug? While having to exit my mail browser, open a forum site, log in, and then find the corresponding conversation thread would increase my cogitation time, presumably leading to less error-laden responses, this new and "improved" procedure greatly increases the likelihood that I will not respond to as many inquiries. One wonders whether the folks at the College Board involved any frequent list contributors in the discussions leading to the development of the new system. Considering that list participants have been the "goose that lays the golden eggs" for the college board, providing thousands of hours of free assistance and education to other college board customers (which is what AP teachers effectively are), one might think that the college board would have (more broadly) solicited input from system users. Sadly, this appears to be another example where useability was not a consideration in the development of an upgraded system.
On the bright side, my wife will be pleased if I give up my involvement with the AP stats and AP calculus lists, since that will trim an hour off of my day's workload.
-- Professor Jeff Stuart, Chair Department of Mathematics Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 98447 USA (253) 535 - 7403 email@example.com