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Dear Community Members,

We are excited to announce that we are live on our new forum platform! We have been working hard over the past few months with a leading design and product firm to deliver a cleaner, faster and more engaging experience for you. We have leveraged XenForo tools and features but added layers of modern design and technology to make the site run faster, smoother and more reliably. All of the valuable content within the community is still here, even though the layout may look different.

A consistent experience across all devices
The site is optimized for all screen sizes, including mobile. All features are available and ready to use on all devices.

Speed and reliability are key
No one should have to wait for information. This site has been built to be much faster and more reliable, period.

Easy to use and navigate
We have made the design clean and simple to focus on the areas the community uses the most and removed clutter.

We have also introduced a number of new and updated features:

New Homepage Experience
Your home page now features the most active forums, trending discussions, featured showcases, and top contributing members. This will help keep you up to date on what’s happening in your community and eventually become a very personalized experience for our members with all the great content you love surfaced effortlessly for you.

Search
We have introduced new search algorithms, powered by an industry-leading AI platform, that will help you find information faster. We plan to roll out new features to continue improving search, and to power many additional areas of the forum.

Due to the volume of content, our search platform may take some time to complete indexing. During this process, you may see a limited number of posts until indexing has been completed. We appreciate your patience.

Popular and New Posts
We have made it easy to navigate directly to the Popular (previously Active Topics) Posts. You can find the Popular section, which includes “New Posts”, by clicking on the trending up arrow in the navigation. Always be up to date!


Bookmarks
Now you can bookmark your favorite discussions! Bookmarks are a handy way to remember and easily find great content or stuff you want to read later.

Following
Following a thread is a great way to stay up-to-date on the topic, and receive alerts or emails when there are new replies. Thread subscriptions and watched threads are now called “Followed”. Your followed threads can be accessed by clicking on your user avatar, and clicking “Following”. We have migrated all of your existing subscriptions into the new platform.

Show off your own collection.
We have introduced “My Showcase” for you to show-off images of your own vehicles, modifications or road trips to the rest of the community and we have migrated in the existing data from our vBulletin Garages. This is your opportunity to upload often and share your passion! Visit Showcase.
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Dark Mode
We have introduced Dark Mode. One of our favorite features allows you to access the site with a power-saving, and easier on the eyes dark mode. You can access it through the right-hand drop-down menu.

We also wanted to make it easier for new users to understand the lingo of forums. We have cleaned up various language to more commonly recognized phrases including:

Forum Listing – the forum index, or forum home, is now known as the Forum Listing page. It can be found in the drop-down menu with the 3 dots.

Following - Thread subscriptions, and Watched are now known as Following

Conversations – Private Messages or PMs are now conversations and can be accessed from the user avatar drop-down in the main navigation

Showcase – Showcase is designed for users to "showcase" items/projects through the use of uploaded images, text descriptions and custom content categories. It’s a way to visually and textually provide detailed information on content you wish to share. The showcase would be similar to a catalog, whereas gallery would be like a photo album. Can be accessed from the drop-down menu with the 3 dots

Popular – is the new name for Active Topics. You can also directly navigate to New Posts / Today’s Posts from this button

Account Settings – is the new name for UserCP. The account settings can be found by clicking on your avatar in the top right navigation

Bookmarks – a great place to store valuable content that you may want to reference later.

These are just a few of the great new functions and features to try on the site. Take a tour and look around! If you have any questions, please check out the HELP section for some quick FAQs about the new platform, Help Section

Please let us know what you think about the new experience, your feedback is important to us.

Thank you all for your support during this amazing journey!

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I will be here during your transition to the new platform, to help with any questions, help with navigation or how to do things, and to listen to your feedback so please don't hesitate to holler at me. I want to help.

I do want to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Cricket. When I was born, my father told his friends I was the ugliest baby he had ever seen, and that I sounded just like a cricket (yes, the insect) so I have been Cricket for nearly 58 years now. I live just outside of San Antonio, Texas and spend most of my off time out in nature. I spend my vacation, in the fall, hiking and camping.
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I have worked with VerticalScope for nearly 5 years now. I won't always know the answers to your questions, but I can find someone who does, as needed. ;)

- Cricket
 

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Please don't be afraid to explore and test out things to see how they work on the site.

Although you can certainly use the "insert image" icon to upload an image to your post, you can also just drag and drop it to the text editor or even copy/paste it into there!
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(I took this photo on a Texas backroad.)

You can easily share videos just by adding the URL directly into the text editor!


Gif links from sites like giphy.com will display automatically just by adding the gif URL directly in the text editor. Try it!
I am also a huge fan of the dark mode for the community. What is your favorite feature?

I will be here to answer questions and to help you navigate, as needed. :)

- Cricket
 

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I've only been able to look around a few minutes before going to work but where is the DIY/Wiki area?
 

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I've only been able to look around a few minutes before going to work but where is the DIY/Wiki area?
The information has been backed up so we still have all the content. It will need to be converted to display properly on the new platform.

I do not have an ETA on this yet, but the request has been sent.

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I've only been able to look around a few minutes before going to work but where is the DIY/Wiki area?
Yes I've made a comment about no TDI Wiki link at the top in the other feedback thread.
 

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Setting Your Location
Click on your avatar, near the upper right-hand corner of the site. Select account settings from the drop-down menu.

On the account settings page, scroll down to location.

As you start typing your city, it will offer you choices appear in the drop-down menu. Click to select on the one that displays your location.

If you prefer to only display your state, simply type your state, and then click on it in the drop-down menu.

Within discussion threads, you will see your country flag displayed under your username

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It shows my Location which is required in Account Details but it doesn't show in posts only the UK flag. The same with my car spec which is required.

Its the bleeding big pictures that are annoying as you can't read the text easily. It like that are Google adds.
 

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It shows my Location which is required in Account Details but it doesn't show in posts only the UK flag. The same with my car spec which is required.

Its the bleeding big pictures that are annoying as you can't read the text easily. It like that are Google adds.
Normally, I see the location when hovering over the avatar in a thread, but I am not seeing yours. Have you tried resetting your location with the new directions?

Setting Your Location
Click on your avatar, near the upper right-hand corner of the site. Select account settings from the drop-down menu.

On the account settings page, scroll down to location.

As you start typing your city, it will offer you choices appear in the drop-down menu. Click to select the one that displays your location.

If you prefer to only display your state, simply type your state, and then click on it in the drop-down menu.

Within discussion threads, you will see your country flag displayed under your username.

User Location Privacy Settings
Click on your avatar and select Account Settings from the drop-down menu.

Your Account Settings page will open with more options. From the left-side navigation bar, select Privacy.

On your Privacy page, you will see options regarding your location.

Use the drop-down menu to select who can see your location information.

Save your privacy settings.

For vehicle information, for now, it can be found on your profile within the about tab. They are still looking for a solution for this but until feature is available, I have been asking members to include their vehicle information in their signature.

New Signature Tutorial
Your signature can include up to 4 lines, a maximum of 1000 characters and one link. An image counts as a line. Anytime you hit "enter" on your keyboard, it will automatically go to a new line. Images will automatically be resized to 300 x 200 pixels. You can see more options in your settings to collapse signatures, always view full signature, or to not see signatures at all. The choice is yours.

Both guests and members can view signatures.

If a user has their preferences set to the default they will see collapsed signatures as in the example below for them. (They can click to see more.)

If a user has their preferences set to always show expanded signatures it will look like the example below for them. Your image can be clicked to view full size.

If you want to adjust your preferences for signatures you can click on your avatar near the upper right-hand corner of the site and select account settings.

In the left side navigation, you will see an option for preferences. Click it.

Scroll down to content options and select your signature preferences.

If you have more questions, please let us know.

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Scroll down to content options and select your signature preferences.



I've done that but it still doesn't show properly. Its the stupid big picture that block it as I've said.

When I post pictures/icons I have to refresh the page before I can see them, That's never happened before.

What is wrong with the old quote/like button it was simple and always worked not clicking on pictures to see it?
 

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Scroll down to content options and select your signature preferences.



I've done that but it still doesn't show properly. Its the stupid big picture that block it as I've said.

When I post pictures/icons I have to refresh the page before I can see them, That's never happened before.

What is wrong with the old quote/like button it was simple and always worked not clicking on pictures to see it?
If you always want to see the full signature you need to add a checkmark to always show the expanded signature and then click to save.

The big stupid picture blocking it?

The site scans (as part of security every image uploaded) so yes, often times you will need to refresh the page.

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These big stupid pictures are the quote/bookmark and thanks links which only show on IE11, They don't show on Firefox. What is wrong with the old quote/like buttons?

I shall have to do a screendump to you can see what I mean.





They won't go in IMG tags.

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Currently, the site is optimized for modern browsers that support display on devices ranging from desktop to tablet to mobile. Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge have some limitations across devices but we are working on finding ways to improve compatibility while maintaining as much of the function and design as possible. Are you able to try Google Chrome or Firefox as an alternative? I think you will find a much nicer experience on the site from one of the alternative browsers available.

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My old user name didn’t transfer with the new site? I was also a paid member. Any way to get this reinstated? I have a screen shot from the payment as well. Any eta to the how to sections we paid for?
 

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My old user name didn’t transfer with the new site? I was also a paid member. Any way to get this reinstated? I have a screen shot from the payment as well. Any eta to the how to sections we paid for?
Hey Bmart.

I've been DMing and following the mods around the forum with this question as well - they seem not to care about getting the paid section reinstated unfortunately. I would suggest you do the same. They usually tell me 'it's not my fault' or 'we don't know what the problem is' so it's either actually gone, or it will be by the time they get off their ass and try to fix it.

As far as I can tell, chitty (main mod of original site) is now out of the picture. He was the only one I think was actually passionate about all this. Current mods made the site useless and don't care to restore that use.
 

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These big stupid pictures are the quote/bookmark and thanks links which only show on IE11, They don't show on Firefox. What is wrong with the old quote/like buttons?

I shall have to do a screendump to you can see what I mean.





They won't go in IMG tags.

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Any news on getting WIKI access back up? Anything users can do to help? Any information which might help people understand what the problem is?
 
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