This new community is a joke compared to the intuitive old one. It's also the reason very experienced users are staying away to answer questions, which is a real pity. As so often before, Airtable does things that are totally usefull to them, but not for their clients. So no, you're not being rude.
You are not the only one who has usability issues with the new forum. You may have noticed that some of the old regulars post less frequently or not at all anymore due to these issues.
Jordan created a form where we can report issues with the forum. Prior to the layoffs, Jordan indicated that she had resources to make improvements to the community forums, but the layoffs might have affected that.