Re: users complaining
I do agree with you Peter. The BuddyPress.org website has become so complicated, I am actually very confused when using it. It was much simpler before with the old design. Also I do not understand why Private-Messages have disappeared ? The “Followers” and “Following”-stuff is quite complicated as well and not thought through at all.
Anyway, for my website I am going to strip-out the Forums-component, as both Forums and Activity make it quite confusing for my users.
I am actually quite disappointed of BuddyPress due to the promised but missing features e.g. “Privacy”, “Properly Working Private-Groups” and “Blog-Posts from the Front-End” and am thinking of using another software than BP. Also feedback and information from the Core-developers on the status of implementation of those features is lacking considerably.
Once again: KISS (Keep It Simple & Stupid)