I’m quite an experienced Internet user and computer user since the days of IBM mainframes and punched cards (and learning to program in machine language in a high-school summer course in 1964). I started using the Internet in its infancy running the original Mozilla browser. I’ve even been a forum moderator years ago at a site specializing in smartphones, too.
IMHO, it says more about you than this forum to show up and announce it’s the worst forum that you’ve ever been on. If that’s so, I’m not sure why you’d want to hang around. Maybe you’d find other forums on hearing aids more to your liking and wouldn’t have to struggle with your perceived shortcomings of this forum.
Don’t want to get into a flame war with you but I think that if you take the time to appreciate it, you’ll find this is an excellent forum. As with all forums, there is a culture and sometimes it takes some adjustment. So maybe give it some time and you’ll find there are a lot of benefits to be derived from being a member here.
I’ve been a member of some pretty rigid, highly organized forums where if your post is out of line, the moderator immediately deletes it. If a post is off topic, the moderator moves or deletes it. Every single post has to be on-topic and in the most appropriate spot in the forum. The idea being to maintain a highly rigid, highly structured formulaic site that all users have to fit into - or else! Thank God this site is not like that. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ve probably come to the wrong site. I think overall the forum members are great, very polite, very helpful, and a lot of us are really getting on in years, have really been around, and enjoy a laid back, helpful mood, and even entertaining off-topic posts that digress from time to time from the real point of interest in a thread.
You can always ignore what you don’t understand or don’t have any use for. For most of us, our main interest is all that we can learn about HA’s here from other tremendously experienced users and the exact mechanics of how the site works may be great to some, perhaps in need of improvement to others but I think that’s an incidental concern to most of us. I myself have found the site pretty helpful in searching for stuff, etc. Hope you find things work better for you in the future and if your view is correct, there must be a lot of other sites that would suit you better right off the bat rather than single-handedly taking on this site and trying to reshape it to a way that would suit you best. My own lifetime experience is when in Rome, do as the Romans do…