A nice thing about the old email discussion group was that anyone could post a notice of an important event (such as a major outburst) and that would be "instantly" sent to everyone's Inbox.
Unless I am missing something, this won't happen anymore here in the new style forums? It seems everyone would need to check the aavso website frequently to find any such announcement appearing on the top of the front page.
Now, if things get busy, a new message could easily "scroll off" the page well before everyone could check, thereby missing an important discovery?
Maybe there is some way to do it now, that I am not aware of, but if not, it seems we really need to bring this feature back ?
And a related issue, what forum is currently best suited for such time semsitive announcements? This general discussion one?