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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 Although seeing the same format for a long time is comforting, the member experience shouldn’t include dealing with outdated, unsafe, slow software.

The transition to a new platform will never be 100% smooth but the days of dealing with out of date forum software are over.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.

- Community Support
 

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I would just like to give Admin a gong.
First we are subjected to months and months of spam without any way of responding to it.
Then we are informed things are changing, HOORAY back up your passwords and photo links and various other things.
A couple of days later new site is live, OK this is sorta good things are happening quickly.
Nice new explanation of the new forum and functions with a line that states to keep all questions and queries in this thread , and then lock it so you can't reply.
And now my real question, I have found the dark mode setting, and have all the visibility settings on Chrome set, running on a 50 inch monitor. The font is so tiny it makes the forum all but unusable for me, and I dare say for some of the older generation SV riders.
Have I missed a setting or can we please have a larger font option.
 

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As a paying vendor, I am about to cancel my advertising due to the "font" and color issue the new sites here and other places are locked into.
This new site is all about going mobile over PC viewing.
Seems a little function over form..... i agree with realshelby
 

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I use dark mode or inverted colours but the light mode made it unreadable.
Dark mode is great because it doesn't invert the colours on pictures, but please do something with the font to make things easier for us old buggers.
And does that bald SOB still wield the big hammer?
 

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I use dark mode or inverted colours but the light mode made it unreadable.
Dark mode is great because it doesn't invert the colours on pictures, but please do something with the font to make things easier for us old buggers.
And does that bald SOB still wield the big hammer?
LOL.....NOPE! I guess with the software upgrade, I lost my SPAM hammer.🤬
 

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LOL.....NOPE! I guess with the software upgrade, I lost my SPAM hammer.🤬

Oh, crap...... i just reported a spammer called infinite1 for selling schooling..... lets see how soon that gets dealt with....

Have you asked for your tool belt back Mr oldbaldsob ?
 

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Hello all,

Looking to recruit Mods here let us know if you are interested.

Jeff
I will put my hand up...... (whats the pay like..?)

Kidding .....i am willing to wield the spammer hammer and such Jeff
 
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