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We are excited to announce that we are live on our new forum platform!

It’s been a long time coming. Let’s face it. Sometimes older forum technology lags behind other parts of the internet. Although seeing the same format for a long time is comforting, the member experience shouldn’t include dealing with outdated, unsafe, slow software.

The transition to a new platform will never be 100% smooth but the days of dealing with out of date forum software are over. We have teams dedicated to building a world-class community for you. The development has been steady with regular software releases since May 2019. Asking members for feedback and coming up with ideas for improvement is what we want.

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.

New Homepage Experience
Our algorithm will serve a personal customized feed based on your prior engagement with content on the site. If you’ve liked and or commented, or are following certain topics that are of interest to you, similar content will appear at the top of the homepage.

Search
We have introduced new search algorithms, powered by an industry-leading AI platform, to 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 over the first few days after migrating. During this process, you may see a limited number of posts until indexing has been completed. We appreciate your patience.

Finding Your Way Around
We have made the design clean and simple to use. Near the upper right-hand corner of the community, you will see navigation icons.

The first icon is for what’s new on the site.

Clicking on it, by default, will take you to new unread posts. On that page, you can click on additional tabs as well, such as Popular, if you prefer to view active topics.

Clicking the list icon next to “NEW” will bring you to the full forum listing.

Clicking your avatar will give you a drop-down menu for all things related to your account.

You can also navigate more by clicking the 3 vertical dots.

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 in the drop-down menu under the 3 vertical dots.

Save Bookmarks
Now you can save your favorite discussion threads and posts! Bookmarks are a handy way to remember and easily find great content or stuff you want to read later.

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:
  • 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 the content you wish to share. The showcase would be similar to a catalog, whereas the gallery would be like a photo album. It can be accessed from the drop-down menu with the 3 dots.
Take a tour and look around! Check out the Help section for some quick FAQs about the new platform.

Please keep all feedback, questions, concerns, requests for help, etc.regarding the new platform right here in this Feedback thread. This will help us make sure not to miss a request for help and also let us pass along your thoughts to our Product team. The Admins and I will be here to help along the way taking note of your comments.

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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. You can also check out our FAQs.

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 (I was born with the hiccups.) so yes, I have been Cricket for 58 years now. I live just outside of San Antonio, Texas. I spend most of my free time out in nature and exploring the back roads. During late autumn when it starts to finally cool down, I disappear from the world for a bit for camping trips and hiking.

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!

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 a huge fan of the dark mode for the community. What is your favorite feature?

We will be seeing regular updates to the site which are largely based on community feedback so we absolutely want to hear your feedback!

I have worked with our community support team for just over 5 years but I have worked with forums for closer to two decades. I won't always know the answers to your questions, but I can find someone who does, as needed. ;)

- Cricket
 

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Hi Cricket, I am a Moderator and have a hard time with changes. Very hard time. I am wondering where the "bullets" that were at the top of the home page for like, User CP, Bullitt Archive" and the rest. Bullitt Archive was a very informative place for members to go to about the history of the 01 Bullitt and mechanical issues that a member here started here in 01. I am not a fan of the white skin. I prefer green.
 

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Why doesn't my signature show up when I make a post? Is that because the "image hosting" is taken down?
 

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It looks like you need to go to account settings/preferences and choose expanded signature. I did that, and your signature image is now visible...
 

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Now I would like to know how to get to my PM's and the "shout Box."
The chat feature is not available at this time.

How To Find Conversations (Private Messages)

From the navigation, near the upper right-hand corner, click on your avatar to open the drop-down menu and select “conversations”.


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Cannot find section that shows what members are online ?
 

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I’m all for better performance of the website but this is SOOO different this just feels like work now to figure out where everything is and frankly I’m too busy to figure it out so I be back at some point but I have to say this is a little frustrating
 

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Hi Cricket, I am a Moderator and have a hard time with changes. Very hard time. I am wondering where the "bullets" that were at the top of the home page for like, User CP, Bullitt Archive" and the rest. Bullitt Archive was a very informative place for members to go to about the history of the 01 Bullitt and mechanical issues that a member here started here in 01. I am not a fan of the white skin. I prefer green.
Change is always hard but I promise everything is much easier than it feels like initially. We will find a good place to sticky the archive into one of the forum sections.

Have you tried the dark mode yet?

Take a moment to browse through our Community FAQs.

Why doesn't my signature show up when I make a post? Is that because the "image hosting" is taken down?
You get to CHOOSE what you see for signatures.

How To Create A Signature

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.


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I’m all for better performance of the website but this is SOOO different this just feels like work now to figure out where everything is and frankly I’m too busy to figure it out so I be back at some point but I have to say this is a little frustrating
I am here to help. :)

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Cannot find section that shows what members are online ?
Who’s Online?

When you are reading a thread, you will see a green dot on the avatar of those who are online.

If you want to see everyone who is currently online (depending on their settings) you can find this information on the members page.

On the forum listing page or on any forum sections, you will see a Top Contributors box in the sidebar. Click on View All.

This will bring you to the Members page with options in the left sidebar, including who is online.

You can also search to find a member.

There is also a section that displays the newest members.

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Thanks Cricket. Knew it had to be there somewhere.
 
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Please take back your new Paint Job and give us back our BULLITT colors. I tried "Dark Mode" but it is not Bullitt green. I can live with the other changes, just NOT the colors (Black or White only?).
 
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Just an informational note to others who post on this site. If you need to edit your post, click on the three vertical dots on the upper right of YOUR post (shows as Site Navigation) and you will find the edit option. As the world's worse speller, it is something I use a lot.
 
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Please take back your new Paint Job and give us back our BULLITT colors. I tried "Dark Mode" but it is not Bullitt green. I can live with the other changes, just NOT the colors (Black or White only?).
The developers are working on another option for us.

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Change is always hard but I promise everything is much easier than it feels like initially. We will find a good place to sticky the archive into one of the forum sections.

Have you tried the dark mode yet?

Take a moment to browse through our Community FAQs.



You get to CHOOSE what you see for signatures.

How To Create A Signature

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.


- Cricket
I have tried the dark mode and do not care for it. I would prefer green or gray like a few other members have mentioned.
 

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Dark Mode is best for mobile phones or tablets, as it uses less energy (white pixels are full-bright, so the fewer of those you have, the longer your battery life).

I find that black text on white offers the best readability though, for desktop computers. Dial back the screen brightness and let your eyes relax.
 

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The chat feature is not available at this time.

How To Find Conversations (Private Messages)

From the navigation, near the upper right-hand corner, click on your avatar to open the drop-down menu and select “conversations”.


- Cricket
Cricket, I would like a feature that shows when you have a new PM. Like a pop-up, for notification.
 
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