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Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for VTXOA.com! Our designers and software engineers have been hard at work on this for several months. It's designed to modernize the site, make it easier to use, and to make it more attractive to new members and guests that visit .

The forum software we use, vBulletin, by default is not designed to be friendly to the eyes or to look modern. We went down to the nuts and bolts of the forum software and templates, and have done a ground up approach. There are several things you will notice now that the new design is live.

1) The site should be significantly faster.

We have applied every modern technique to speed up page load and tested with all modern browsers. We want the forum to be extremely fast and easy to use.

2) The site will work much better in mobile and tablet views

We've started applying responsive design, and have designed and tested against android and iPhone devices, Android tablets, and iPads. If you are sitting at your desk or on your couch, or just on your phone, the site will work much better than it did before, and load fast. We are still working on improving the experience even further in the months to come, but we wanted to launch this as quickly as we could.

3) The homepage is bright, crisp and clean.

We wanted the first page users saw to look beautiful, so that when a new guest arrives and is debating whether to join VTXOA.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design (which is on by default) or you can go back to the old design. We ask that you give it a chance and see if you like it. Like anything new, it will be unfamiliar at first, but we suspect that the speed difference will make you want to use this new one. If you do decide to switch back, the link is at the bottom left of each forum page, you pull down and select the theme called "VTXOA.com Classic".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your VTX, You can post pictures in your garage and share it with others. Make sure you post up some images to share with the community at the link below.

http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/mygarage

5) Users will be able to register with Facebook, Twitter or Google+

6) The side bar can be hidden in your user options.

Click on my profile / user cp at the top right.

- click on edit your details on the left.
- Look for Show Sidebar on Forum Pages under Additional Information.
- Click disable and save.

7) Another new great feature is the @Mention user plugin. You can tag members by simply using the @ symbol.

8) Drag and Drop image uploader

We hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions on the design, please let us know, feedback is appreciated.

If there are any issues you see. Post them up here and we will get them worked out.

Thanks,
-Your VTXOA.com Team.
 

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THE COLOR SCHEME is Gawd Awful!!!!!
Is there a way to select my own colors, this Stark White and RED is Painful
 

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THE COLOR SCHEME is Gawd Awful!!!!!
Is there a way to select my own colors, this Stark White and RED is Painful

@DuaneS

You mean Honda colors, lol...

I will see if the team can tone it down a bit tomorrow.

We still have some more work to do on the fit and finish.

Jeff
 

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@DuaneS

You mean Honda colors, lol...

I will see if the team can tone it down a bit tomorrow.

We still have some more work to do on the fit and finish.

Jeff
Yeah, the Honda colors... I'm sitting here starting a an Extremely BRIGHT 42 inch monitor and it's a tad hard on the eyes!
Toning it down a tad would be Great!

Duane
 

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Yeah, the Honda colors... I'm sitting here starting a an Extremely BRIGHT 42 inch monitor and it's a tad hard on the eyes!
Toning it down a tad would be Great!

Duane
10-4 gotcha... :thumbup:

Yeah I have a 32" on my desk and with night she is a little harsh.

Once I get my support teams online in the am they will check it out.

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I'm not able to post or reply in firefox. I had to open in IE, but don't use IE. I'm using firefox/noscript as my main browser and never had an issue before? My guess is there are a lot of people who can't post currently. Just FYI.
 

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I'm not able to post or reply in firefox. I had to open in IE, but don't use IE. I'm using firefox/noscript as my main browser and never had an issue before? My guess is there are a lot of people who can't post currently. Just FYI.
10-4, there are some errors but I will have the team online tomorrow am to iron them out.

Can you try clearing your cache log out/in?

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What happened to the ability to edit one's posts?
I see it, might have to tweak the edit time tomorrow am.

FYI this is a rough draft of the site and more finishing touches will be done tomorrow. The conversion ran way over scheduled time so we will clean her up int he am when I have the teams online.

Jeff
 

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What happened to editing a posting if error are noticed?
What is with that big gray screen to the right?
Will the rules be followed now?
 

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I'd like to see some more separation between people's post and their signature. They kind of blend together.
 

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Looks Great! Way to update everything! Like Everything Else you have to learn to use the tools that are given to you! Unfortunately some of the old crapper's don't get that! Keep up the good work! love the New Look, and site!!!🍻
 

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Wont let me post using IE, trying Chrome now...keeps telling me message is too short...got same message when I tried to pm admin...using chrome I have no regular message box, have to use quick reply


update, changed to basic editor....so far, so good....if you want to call new format good...LOL....Im old , I don't like change...good luck....Im going to FB...
 

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What is the "Get Premium" link? Are there going to be paid features on this site soon?
 
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