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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251010 posted 07/14/21 05:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just a heads up - we'll be working on moving the forum to a different server in the coming weeks. And expect a forum software transition not too long after that. The goal will be to make things a bit easier to use on mobile devices, while adding in some "modern amenities". I'll do my best to keep the disruptions to a minimum. Apologies in advance for any downtime or inconveniences.

For those who are saying to themselves "WTF - who's this guy?!?!?" I'm taking the baton from Ryan here on GVR4.org. He's done a great job at keeping this forum going for many years, but he hasn't had the time he once did to manage things around here and keep things updated. I promised him do my best to do right by this community, put in some work, and keep it going for as long as possible. Some of you may know me from click If you want to PM me with your thoughts, requests, things you love about this site (or don't love), feel free to do so. I'll have more info in the coming weeks.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251012 posted 07/14/21 09:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It won't be that VerticalScope will it? Hope not.

Makes sense to upgrade, just it's nice to come to here and see it the same way it's been. Besides, not like there is much traffic (activity) here like the olden dayz.

But, gotta do what you gotta do.

Welcome.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251014 posted 07/15/21 02:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Welcome, Excited for some updates. If youíre responsible for DSMtuners, Iím sure this place is in great hands.

Things that Iíd like to see improved.

Picture sharing: Posting pictures is a bit of a pain, an easier method would be cool.

Bad guy section: Iím not sure if this next bit is a issue for anyone else but the bad guys section doesnít work for me. I can click and go into the section but no threads will load other that the pinned thread. On the forum home page I can get into the most recent thread.

Search function: This one may be on me for not knowing how to properly use the search function on here. When I try searching for anything, specifically searching thread titles. I get buried in duplicate thread titles for each individual response in that thread. When looking for info on here it takes me an exorbitant amount of time scrolling past all the duplicates looking for (insert topic here). It tends to bury threads with few responses verses the Ouse with hundreds.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251015 posted 07/15/21 09:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
VerticalScope is a huge network that bought up many of the automotive forums out there (another network called Internet Brands bought up the rest). VS uses the same software that we'll be using here but it won't look the same, as they created a very distinct, and in my opinion, not very user-friendly template for their forums. Most of the forums those networks bought up have been run into the ground, mostly on autopilot. I don't intend to do that here. You can see how much work I've put into DSMtuners over the past two decades.

Some things will look different by default, since the software will be different. I'll work on trying to keep the color scheme and some of the elements similar in an effort to retain some of the spirit of this site. An upgrade is necessary for several reasons - security, stability, bug fixes, the ability to add new features, and the ability for Google to find more threads when people search for VR-4 related content. Hopefully it will draw in more activity too, as the newer users aren't too familiar with how to use older forum architecture (seems strange to some of us, but that's the reality).

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251016 posted 07/15/21 09:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
lowcashleblanc, all three of those pieces should be improved after the software migration.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251017 posted 07/15/21 12:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You made the DSMTuners site? If so, that's very exciting. It's probably the most user-friendly forum I've ever used

Hopefully the migration doesn't mess up any of the old posts as I've seen on a few different forums when they've updated, but, based on DSMTuners, i'm not too worried lol



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251018 posted 07/15/21 05:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well I appreciate the kind words, thanks for that. I imagine not everyone shares that positive view, as you can't always make everyone happy. If anyone has any reservations about it, I welcome a PM with feedback/constructive criticism.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251021 posted 07/16/21 10:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking forward to the upgrade. Thanks for the work and effort.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251026 posted 07/17/21 06:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
while this doesnt pertain to the merger, as a newcomer I think it would be really nice to have some of the old information compiled together, dead links removed, and information placed in maybe a cleaner section. just my 1 cent.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251027 posted 07/17/21 06:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking forward to the upgrade. I hope the new security stops spam accounts. I hope all the content merges over and the feel can be preserved as much as possible. I dropped my Facebook account many moons ago, so this is my only source.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251077 posted 08/03/21 03:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quoting Brigandine:

while this doesnt pertain to the merger, as a newcomer I think it would be really nice to have some of the old information compiled together, dead links removed, and information placed in maybe a cleaner section. just my 1 cent.


That's definitely on my To-Do list. I agree.

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