Originally posted here
, but we decided it needs its own thread
For those of you who are unaware, a F@H Donor Advisory Board has recently been created to help bridge the gap in communication between the Pande Group and regular folders. Unlike the foldingforums, it is intended to allow questions and concerns to be fielded directly to Vijay. This happened as a result of some issues that occurred between a [H]ard beta tester and the FF forums. It was eventually brought to the attention of Vijay that the FF are not sufficient for addressing folders' concerns about the project, and Vijay was agreeable to the concept of such an advisory board to be created.
Here is the official [H] link: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1564721
Though there are only a few people on the board from a few top teams, the point is for all teams and all folders to be represented. We should be able to voice our concerns to any of the representatives, who can then pass it on to Vijay. With that said, it sounds like most people's concerns regarding the project right now are well-known, including the points system, the lack of updated project descriptions, and a more transparent beta system. So these are probably the first things that will be talked about during their meetings. It remains to be seen how successful this will actually be, but I think it's a good first step to addressing the problems of F@H (mainly lack of communication) and it shows that at the very least Vijay does care about what we have to say and he is willing to try to work with us to fix them.