Many are talking like it's a done deal. Okay, for sake of assumption, let's say it does get absorbed. How do we stay a free and independent user base? How do we retain 25 years of know-how and experience? What suggestions do you all have? What medium would be the best case scenario?
As all have said in reply to this post, PLEASE LEAVE THIS THE WAY IT IS!
Like many, I use this for Real User contributed info & at least 1-2 times per week come here from the e-mail link when I see a topic (subject line)of interest for current projects or might use in the future. I haven't ever contributed buthave usedthe info posted by others.
I believe Communication of any type (print/web/forum)is Key to doing your best, but that doesn't mean you should always change where or how you find it. This many times just adds another layer to filter thru to find the infoyou need.
(Changing something doesn't always mean you are "adding value")
This email exploder has been an invaluable resource, going waaaaay back to when I was just a pup. I still have solutions, tips, techniques, etc. from threads archived on my computer to this day.
If PTCuser is shuttered... I sure hope someone starts up something else for all of us. PTC's tech support is a joke.