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Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for GL1800Riders.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 GL1800Riders.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 "GL1800Riders.com Classic".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your GL1800 or ride, 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://gl1800riders.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.

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 GL1800Riders.com Team.

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We had some updates done over night and here is the punch list Please read this before posting about any issues.

**Please refresh or clear your cache to see updates, hit control F5 a buncha time or read here:
http://www.refreshyourcache.com/en/home/

Resolved (please test)
- Most Popular threads on home page - resolved
- Missing text and defaulted to yes in User CP - resolved
- increasing Post edit time limit - resolved to 1 week
- Classifieds new posting not working - resolved
- issues with user posting - resolved
- Video embedded Case #resolved

Still outstanding (possible ETA)
- Likes (custom hack to plugin in progress to retrieve old data - no ETA) Case #1703636
- Subscribed threads and Friends list (custom hack to plugin in progress to retrieve old data - no ETA) Case #1703643
- iTrader (the script to convert this is in progress and should be done end of week 11/30) Case #1703653.
- Albums missing Case # 1703474 (fix in progress roll out week of 11/30)
- Signatures are in progress Case #1703520 (fix in progress roll out week of 11/30)
- Restore user ignore list Case #1710292




I will keep this updated to address the multiple questions about the same issues to keep you all in the loop.

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Is there any way to show a thread's original post date without having to open the thread? Only the date and time of the latest post is displayed now when viewing a list of threads within a forum. I see they can be sorted by start date, but the date isn't known until the thread is opened. Thanks.
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Is there any way to show a thread's original post date without having to open the thread? Only the date and time of the latest post is displayed now when viewing a list of threads within a forum. I see they can be sorted by start date, but the date isn't known until the thread is opened. Thanks.
I will check on that for ya, might be able to fit it in next to the OP name.

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Speed is much improved
(I'm on an old tablet and it feels new again)

What's not to love about that!
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Speed is much improved
(I'm on an old tablet and it feels new again)

What's not to love about that!
Its crazy faster on my ipad . Now i can moderator at twice the speed

Oh and the majority white wings on top of page was a nice choice
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Love it but I keep getting a database error creating a new thread in the General Motorcycle Discussion forum.

Also, are our signatures going to show up at some point?
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Speed is much improved
(I'm on an old tablet and it feels new again)

What's not to love about that!
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Its crazy faster on my ipad . Now i can moderator at twice the speed

Oh and the majority white wings on top of page was a nice choice
Awesome news guys...

Thanks for the feedback and ping me with any questions.

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Love it but I keep getting a database error creating a new thread in the General Motorcycle Discussion forum.

Also, are our signatures going to show up at some point?
Can you try clearing your cache and if you still get the error grab me a screen shot.

Check your signature settings here, however mine is not showing but I will look into it:

http://gl1800riders.com/forums/profi...=editsignature

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New look

I really liked the current topics that were on the home page, is that somewhere else?
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