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Dear Community Members,

We are excited to announce that we are live on our new xenforo 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.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/kJez7_baVUCyf6N6y_lb3FM7QTUELc_ocoNe00c_GhIKqjuG3GIO_N_lUiSldJfnGaRdlQinT3k6QuC9QMxr9AYMbC5e8w4N0jzUaRZZ7SuT09X30z-zyLnKF4cgKL5msl_8erpF



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!

~ Community Support
 

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It looks new and fresh, great work. I guess it’ll lose people along the way as it’s hard for some people to adapt to anything that doesn’t look like it always has. Hope they’ll persevere though. It’s surely not that hard.
 

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Great new look!

How do I go to the first unread post? When I click a topic I get post 1 page 1?
New cookies. The site will begin to take you to where you last left off as soon as it learns this. Right now its defaulting to the first post cause the update would have cleared the old cached info.
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The old one was like a comfortable sofa, this will take some getting used to;).

click the jump to latest at the top. Once you are back in a thread it appears to remember where you were.
This works too, it will take you to the last post in the thread. A few days of mild discomfort while we all learn a few new tricks is all I promise. Plus we are here to help so keep the comments and questions coming.
-Philip
 

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REQUEST: Add a new posts button.

It's gone from 1 click, to 2 required to see new posts.

I suppose I could create my own shortcut..
If you’re in the Forums page, there’s a latest posts section at the bottom and a link to all new posts.
 

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New cookies. The site will begin to take you to where you last left off as soon as it learns this. Right now its defaulting to the first post cause the update would have cleared the old cached info.
-Philip
Hey, are you sure about that? I view this website on 4 devices, the cookies wont be transferring between devices...

Also is there an ignore button? Can't see that, I like to ignore a lot of discussions.
 

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Aside from the issue about trying to find things, I seem to have adverts showing up within the posts. Two inserted in the above 10 comments. That's going to get annoying...……..
Plus one that!

I can cope with stuff around the perimeter, but inserted in the posts list is a no no.

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Aside from the issue about trying to find things, I seem to have adverts showing up within the posts. Two inserted in the above 10 comments. That's going to get annoying...……..
Plus one that!
I can cope with stuff around the perimeter, but inserted in the posts list is a no no.
John.
Thank you for your feedback on the advertising layout. We aim to integrate the ads in the most seamless way to ensure that it does not block content and can be easily scrolled past if the offer or product is not something of interest to you.

While the complete removal of ads is difficult, ads help support the cost of operating the community, we are always looking at ways to optimize the balance between advertising and content. We are working with our development teams to also introduce a new premium membership for purchase in the coming months that will allow members to view the site ad-free.
-Philip
 

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Better update the banner picture, that's an old type1 plug. Effectively obsolete now apart from a few old EVs

Firefox and ad blocker
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