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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby Admin [OP] » Jul 20 2021, 1:29pm

New Forum Software Coming to SilveradoSierra.com

Dear Community Members,

Over the past year or two, there have been updates to the environment that have introduced challenges in usability and performance. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site performance have revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software this site uses. This has made it increasingly difficult and frustrating to support and upgrade to more modern reliable standards that users deserve. Our advertising experience and certain ad partners have further degraded the functionality of the site. This is not the experience we want for the members of this community.

Members want a fast site that performs well across all devices, to be able to find relevant and interesting content, and easily share through text, images, video, and messaging on a secure platform. Our goal is to provide this ultimate user experience to all members.

We will be implementing a new platform to better meet the needs of this community and allow us to provide support more efficiently. Our focus is to create a sustainable platform that performs well, and loads faster on all devices while offering seamless ways to search and connect. Technology is constantly innovating - by creating an environment that we control we can maintain the site with more frequent improvements and maintenance updates.

Although change can be difficult, we are here to support you through the process. We make every effort to review existing settings and make the changes needed so the migration goes smoothly. If you notice something doesn’t seem correct once the site goes live, don’t panic! We’ll have a dedicated person monitoring as the site goes live to answer any questions and provide support through this change.

What’s next?

I bet you’re thinking, “What does this mean for me and the community?” It does mean change, but it will help solve a large majority of the issues that this site may have been experiencing. We have reviewed reported issues, site statistics, traffic data, and user feedback to help us prioritize the changes and improvements. Uploading an image or video will be easier and streamlined. Ad formatting will change with a new site layout. The site will be more responsive - there is no need to use a mobile skin or special app! Security and user privacy will continue to be a top priority.

When will this be happening? Soon! We recognize the user experience is slow and there are bugs from the outdated software. The sooner we can change that the better we can make the experience for you. You’ll start to see activity related to cleanup in preparation for migration very shortly. We will post an announcement to the community prior to starting the actual data migration. Once the migration begins, the site will go into maintenance mode and will be read-only while data is being migrated.

We appreciate each member’s contribution to this community and look forward to an improved experience for you all.

- Community Support
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby shakenfake » Jul 20 2021, 2:06pm

Will you get rid of the thing that causes phone pictures to flip?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby Larry-Cleveland » Jul 20 2021, 3:56pm

In most cases, it is the local PC or phone's operating system (software) that is correcting a photo taken out of orientation.

If you do a small edit to the photo and save it locally before posting it the orientation will be saved along with the small edit and should be correct on the webpage.

But always remember we are dealing with computers... :)
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby MacQ » Jul 20 2021, 4:00pm

They did this kind of thing a few years ago to another site I used to frequent. Within a week, all the long-time, great posters were history.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby shakenfake » Jul 20 2021, 4:22pm

Larry-Cleveland wrote:In most cases, it is the local PC or phone's operating system (software) that is correcting a photo taken out of orientation.

If you do a small edit to the photo and save it locally before posting it the orientation will be saved along with the small edit and should be correct on the webpage.

But always remember we are dealing with computers... :)

In this case it is the site. I'm can show you multiple different examples of me posting a photo on this site and the same photo on another site that does not flip.

Just a small annoyance, I just leave the pictures however they were uploaded for the most part.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby Larry-Cleveland » Jul 20 2021, 5:39pm

Evan, my last line says it all computers :)
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby shakenfake » Jul 20 2021, 5:48pm

Agreed :D
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby adam86107 » Jul 20 2021, 5:59pm

Yeah. You have to make sure you take your pictures with phone on landscape and power buttons at the top.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby GREEN7OLDIES » Jul 20 2021, 6:14pm

Hey this is good news I think. Anything for it to be User friendly. I'm all in for it.

THE ONLY THING THOUGH, MAKE SURE NOT TO DISPOSE OF ANY INFORMATION ALREADY CREATED. This site is the CHEVROLET MASTER BIBLE.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Software Coming to the Site

Postby scottl » Jul 20 2021, 7:12pm

MacQ wrote:They did this kind of thing a few years ago to another site I used to frequent. Within a week, all the long-time, great posters were history.

Happened to a couple others that I visit. Both went to this style below.
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