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Community Members,

We wanted to reach out to all of you and provide an update on new features, fixes, and improvements to your community platform.  

Tapatalk Fix

We appreciate your patience as we have been working in concert with the Tapatalk team to improve the uploading and experience with images on mobile devices.  We have launched a fix today that should address any remaining intermittent issues. The solution is optimized for the latest software, please upgrade to the most recent version of the Tapatalk app.  Let us know if the experience is working better for you!

User Location - Upcoming 

It’s easier to connect with your fellow community members if you know where they are coming from, literally!  We are improving the appearance of your country of origin within your profile details in the discussion threads.  This is expected to launch in the upcoming week.

 

New Posts - Upcoming 

We have heard your feedback and understand that you want to get to new posts even faster!  In the next 2 weeks we are testing new navigational designs that aim to make this easier for you.  


Thanks,

Your Community Support Team

Community Members,

We would like to highlight two new feature improvements with this week’s release.

Badging 

We appreciate all our community members and guests. Some of you have taken on additional roles as site moderators, premium members, and sponsoring businesses.  As an acknowledgment of your efforts, you are identified now through member badges on your avatar. This should help your fellow community members find and recognize you more easily!  


Premium and Lifetime Premium members have a star and circle around their avatar.


Vendors have a storefront at the bottom of their avatars


Premium Vendors have a storefront and circle around their avatar.


Our community staff members are identified by the lightning bolt at the bottom of their avatars.


Premium staff members have a lighting bolt and a circle around their avatar.

Compact Layout

Thank you for all the feedback on the layout and placement of the content. In an effort to reduce scrolling and make the design slightly more compact, we have made some adjustments.  You’ve probably already noticed! Now, this can be tricky to get right for everyone but we hope this helps you navigate the site easier and faster. 

 

Thanks,

Your Community Support Team

Community Members & Moderators,

We would like to announce two feature improvements launching this week, based on our collaboration with our members. 

Jump to Forum 

Once you are done reading a discussion thread, we have made it easier to get the full forum listing from a handy menu at the bottom of the page.  We hope this helps you get where you want to go...only faster!


Advanced Search Filters

Thank you for all the feedback and insights on how you are using or want to use search within your community.  We have introduced advanced search filters by recency, by forum and by thread.  As we need to index additional content within the site for our AI powered search algorithm (www.vespa.ai ), this may take a few days to display on the site.  We are looking forward to your feedback and thank you for your patience!

If you are new to using Advanced Search filters, there is a “How To” guide listed below.  

Thanks,

Your Community Support Team 

How To Access Advanced Search

If you have already entered your search words in the search bar but want to narrow down your results or choose to search only certain forum selections, click on “Advanced Search”.

This will allow you to choose to search titles only, add the member username who posted it or even select a specific forum to search from the scroll menu within search in forums.

If you prefer to go directly to advanced search, you can access it under the 3 vertical dots at the top right-hand corner of the community.

Hi All,

Easier and faster multi-quote feature is here! Please review the how-to below and let us know what you think.

Thanks,

Your Community Support Team

How To Multi-Quote

Step 1: Click the multi-quote icon at the bottom of each post that you want to quote.

 

Step 2: Scroll down to the text editor where you are going to write your post. Click "Insert Quotes".

Step 3: A small window will pop up for you to verify (or delete) quoted content that will be added to your post. Click "Quote messages".

Final Step: The quoted content will automatically be added to the text editor. Add your comments and click to post your reply.

Added Notes: You can multi-quote from more than one discussion thread in the forum. You can also simply highlight the part of the text you want to quote. A Small popup will allow you to choose the multi-quote option using just the selected content.

 

Hi All Community Members and Staff,

Reaching out to those who like to use a Desktop and wide-screen monitor - this one’s for you!  We have introduced support for a wider screen experience over 1600 pixels to bring more content up higher on the screen and take advantage of the extra space.  We hope you enjoy the view! 

Multi-quote & Advanced Search

Both of these are in development now with our engineering team.  We are looking forward to delivering them to you in the upcoming weeks.

Please continue to provide us feedback - the insights have been really helpful and are appreciated!

Hi All Community Members and Staff,

We would like to announce some improvements and progress based on community feedback and in-thread comments.  We appreciate your patience and willingness to work with us.

Last Poster is Back 

You wanted to see the last member to post in a discussion. It is important and we heard you. Your discussion listings have been updated. We hope this makes it easier to find the topics that are most interesting to you.  

Tapatalk 

We have updated the Tapatalk plugin, which should resolve an issue with images posted by Android Tapatalk being visible through browsers. We are also actively working with Tapatalk support to iron out bugs related to using the app and an issue with Android Tapatalk users being able to view some images. We also encourage all to keep their Tapatalk app up-to-date and on the latest version so all software can play nice together!

COMING SOON!

An update on some of the additional features and improvements that members have been providing feedback on. 

Widescreen 

You like big monitors!  The site has been adapted to bring more of the content up higher on the page and wider to accommodate the extra pixels.  We expect this to be delivered in 1-2 weeks.

Multi-quote

Wanna quote lots of great content in your posts?  We have made that easier and you can expect that to launch in the next 1-2 weeks as well.  

Advanced Search 

We are a few weeks away from delivery on advanced search but development is in progress.  We are utilizing www.vespa.ai to make search even better and more powerful for the community now and into the future.    

If you have more questions, please let us know in the ‘We Are Now Live Community Feedback’ discussion thread. There are more improvements still to come, based on your feedback and collaboration.  We will sign off for now and let you get back to your community!  

Aug 22, 2019 - New Signature Options!

All Community Members and Staff,

Personalizing your experience and telling the community more about yourself is an important part of being a member here.  We have heard your feedback on having more options with text and images in your signature. We are happy to announce that those improvements are here!  

Below are some additional details on how to make your signature all about YOU!  We’ve also included some instructions on personalizing your display of the site to show or hide signatures, depending on your preferences.  We look forward to your feedback and launching more features and improvements in the weeks to come!

Signature Options

  • Your signature can include up to 4 lines, a maximum of 1000 characters and one link Anytime you hit "enter" on your keyboard, it will automatically go to a new line

  • You can include images but an image also counts as a line 

  • Images will automatically be resized to 300 x 200 pixels to optimize display across all screen types

  • You can see more options in your settings to collapse signatures, always view full signature, or to not see signatures at all. The choice is yours.

Fun fact: Both guests and members can view signatures, however, members have more options!

If a member has their preferences set to the default they will see collapsed signatures as in the example below for them. (They can click to see more.)

If a user has their preferences set to always show expanded signatures it will look like the example below for them. Your image can be clicked to view full size.

If you want to adjust your preferences for signatures you can click on your avatar near the upper right-hand corner of the site and select account settings.

In the left side navigation, you will see an option for preferences. Click it.

Scroll down to content options and select your signature preferences.

If you have more questions, please let us know in the ‘We Are Now Live Community Feedback’ discussion thread. Thank you again for all your help and collaboration in making this community better each day. 

Your Community Support Team

Hi All Staff & Community Members, 

There are a diverse set of members and guests that are active within your community.  We welcome all kinds of voices and want to ensure that this site is a place to share opinions in a safe and appropriate way, especially for visitors under the age of 18 years.  As such, we have introduced a filter for sensitive images that may not be appropriate for a younger audience or those who choose not to view certain types of image content.  

VIEW IMAGE CONTENT

As a guest or member who wants to view one image at a time, you can always click to "Show Content".  Again, this provides a way for all members to engage and participate in the community.  

As a member, if you would like to view all image content at any time, you can go to your account settings preferences to adjust.  We hope this makes the community more active and welcome for all. 

Hi All Community Members and Staff,

We would like to tell you about improvements that are not quite ready yet but are coming soon!  As you have already heard us say numerous times now, we are truly listening to your feedback. As active community members, you know what key features are important to enable your participation and engagement in the community. There are a few key items that are continually coming up as more immediate priorities for you.  While this is not the entire list, we did want to share updates in the following areas.

Advanced Search Options:

Our development team is actively working on developing an advanced search feature that will better help find exactly what you are looking for. This is a priority for all of us.  

We’ve also heard that searching within threads and forums is critical as well as being able to filter by date and thread title.  While there are more search functions that can be added, we want to work towards delivering you better Search as soon as possible.  Let us know if we are on the right track. 

Signatures: 

Personalizing your experience is an important part of being a member here.  We have heard your feedback on having more options with text and images in your signature.  We are launching a solution in the next couple of weeks to allow for this. We hope you like it! 

Display on Wider Screens:

The designers are actively making adjustments to accommodate for wider monitors and higher resolutions.  As this will affect the display of the site, there is some complexity around the changes to ensure it still works well on ALL devices.  We appreciate your patience here and look forward to delivering this improvement very soon. 

Showing Locations: 

This community is a great way to bring together people from all parts of the globe.  We have heard many times that there is interest to show your member location more prominently near your avatar.  We are working on a better way to achieve this. In the meantime, you can adjust your location within your profile settings to show when you roll over a member avatar with your mouse.

Much of this feedback has come from your posts within the Community Feedback discussion thread.  We do check regularly and often. Thank you again for all your help in making this community better each day. 

Hi All Staff & Community Members, 

We want to announce new improvements based on your  feedback and significant community collaboration. The upgrade this week is specifically focused on personalizing your membership experience and account settings even further. 

Sensitive Content

There are a diverse set of members and guests that are active within your community.  We welcome all kinds of voices and want to ensure that this site is a place to share opinions in a safe and appropriate way, especially for visitors under the age of 18 years.  As such, we have introduced a filter for sensitive images that may not be appropriate for a younger audience or those who choose not to view certain types of image content. As a member you can keep the default settings or go to your account settings preferences to adjust. As a guest or member who wants to view one image at a time, you can always click to "Show Content".  We hope this makes the community more active and welcome for all. 

Performance & Bug Fixes

As always, we are cleaning up small errors and working on page speed.  You can expect this to be ongoing maintenance that just makes the site work better.  Enjoy!

If you have any additional comments or questions, please reach out to your site admins for post in the community feedback section.  We continue to monitor this discussion thread regularly.

Hi All Community Members and Staff,

This week’s update features additional improvements based on user feedback and the ongoing collaboration within the community.  We are encouraged to see the trial of some of our new profile settings and pages like Showcase, My Discussions and Participated Discussions.  These are all ways to contribute and interact with your fellow members and guests. The following are details to take note of with this week’s upgrade.

Get to New Posts Faster

Have you checked out the popular section?  It’s well...very popular!  We heard feedback that seeing the most popular discussions is good but folks would also like to quickly get to new posts.  We’ve made this easier by implementing a drop-down from the popular icon. This should provide options to go straight to popular, new posts or any of the sections within that tab.  Let us know what you think!

Highlighting

When highlighting text, we’ve made that more visible both in light and dark mode.  Plain and simple.  

Performance & Bug Fixes

Your community should be fast and work well.  We couldn’t agree more! That’s why we added even more page speed improvements and some general fixes to the alignment of images & avatars.  Enjoy!

We continue to monitor posts within the Community Feedback discussion thread regularly if you have questions or feedback.  The positive communication and collaboration is what helps us deliver great new features and improvements to you every week!  

Community Members and Staff,

Hi all - Another weekly update from your community support team to tell you about updates to your site platform.  These improvements and new features are based on your feedback and we appreciate your ongoing collaboration with us. Like you, we want to continue to see this community thrive and grow! Below are details outlining key items to take note of with this week’s upgrade.

Home Page Improvements

The home page is like the front door to welcome both members and guests to your community.  It is always important to make a good first impression and so the technology teams supporting this software have worked to make the home page load faster! This includes optimizing images and data usage across all device types. We hope you enjoy a speedier experience!

Discussion Starter

There is a wealth of information and insights in your community. When following along on a thread sometimes you want to know, “who started this discussion”? This is now indicated within all relevant posts as Discussion Starter. We hope this helps make it easier to contribute, reply and engage with your fellow members.

Uploading Photos 

Uploading your photos and creating a showcase is a great way to share your interests and expertise within your community. We’ve made uploading images easier both on the site as well as with supported partners like Tapatalk. Click, snap and upload to your hearts’ content, we can’t wait to see your latest pics!

Thanks to all of you who have provided valuable feedback. We hope you have enjoyed the upgrades and new features we have released weekly. For those of you who have a question, comment or just want to say “Thanks!”, we are monitoring posts within the Community Feedback discussion thread regularly. 

Community Members and Staff,

We aim to provide ongoing improvements and new features as our commitment to this community.  Your feedback and suggestions help us to build a plan that works to meet your needs and we are thankful for this collaboration.  Below are the details of key things to look out for this week in the upgrade.

Your Profile & Settings Page

Completing your profile page is a great way to let your fellow community members and guests know more about you.  This page has had some polish added and a simplified design. Set up a signature, find out about your trophies & reactions and see all your settings in one place.  This area of the site is all about YOU! You’ll find these pages in the drop down menu under your avatar in the main menu.

Even More Browser Support

We continue to hear feedback on the need for support and compatibility for older browsers.  This week we have improved the site layout and functionality for Internet Explorer 11. Let us know if things are working better for you!

My Discussions & Participated Discussions

By following (previously watching) forums and discussion threads, you can keep tabs on key areas of the community that interest you the most.  We’ve also added quick links to discussion threads that you may have started, My Discussions, as well as Participated Discussions. These are discussions that you have contributed to.  This is an easy way to keep track of where you are interacting and contributing the most!  This information can all be found in the “Following” section. 

Please continue to send us your questions in our Community Feedback discussion thread and let us know what you think of the new updates.  Your feedback has been extremely important to the continued improvements you see on the site.

Community Members and Staff,

We hope you are enjoying the new platform and have found value in the new features and software solutions that aim to make the site work better. Thank you for your ongoing feedback as you use the site. As part of our continued efforts to reply and act on your suggestions, the following are some key things to look out for this week in the upgrade.

Find Members Online

This community is a great way to share ideas, learn and meet members with shared interests.  To find other members that are online at the same time as you, you can “view all” members and see specifically who is “online”.  This is a great way to make connections. 

More Browser Support

We recognize that the community uses a variety of browsers to access this site.  We’ve been working to improve compatibility for older browsers over the last month and hope this provides a better experience for members overall.  Let us know if things are working better for you!

Finding Your Way Around

Change can be hard, we get it.  That’s why we’ve launched an online tour to highlight some of the new features and introduce names that you may not be used to.  We hope this helps finding, reading, posting and uploading that much easier. It only takes a few seconds to take the tour - join us!

Please continue to send us your questions in our Community Feedback thread discussion and let us know what you think of the new updates.  Your opinion matters and feeds directly into our product improvements!

Site staff and members, thank you for your continued feedback. We aim to offer solutions to improve your community with each release. We have another update for you as part of our continued efforts to respond to and action your comments, ideas, and suggestions. The following are some key things to look out for.

Online

Want to tell your fellow community members that you are online and ready to chat? This setting in your profile will allow you to adjust your avatar appearance If you want to indicate that you are online or control if fellow members can see if you are available.  Look for the small green icon below the profile picture.  

Reply Now

Find unanswered threads and discussions where fellow community members are looking for replies.  Looking for Replies can now be found in the Popular section.  This is a great way to jump into conversations about your favorite topics!

Software Foundation

Our goal is to build your community site on a more modern, stable and maintained software platform. XenForo has provided this foundation and your site has now been updated to the latest version 2.1.2.  This base will help us to continue to deliver improvements and new features for you moving forward. 

Please continue to send us your questions in our Community Feedback thread discussion and let us know what you think of the new updates.  Your opinion matters!

You spoke, We listened.  Thank you for all your insightful feedback.  We have another update for you this week that we are very excited about and hope will increase your enjoyment of the site.  Some key things to look out for in this latest release, as we aim to deliver continuous improvements.

Post Numbers 

We have added in clear post numbers beside each post to make it easier to follow a large discussion and quote or link to a particular reply.  We hope that participating in your community conversations just got easier!

Find All Staff & Members

Whether you are new to the community or a long time member; it is always nice to connect with fellow enthusiasts and staff that share your interests.  Click on view all to get more details on your community.

Image Loading Performance

We have made software enhancements to enable the images to load based on your screen resolution and to reduce the need for data usage on a mobile device.  Better images that load faster and easier - just for you!  

Please continue to send us your feedback and let us know what you think of the changes, we are constantly looking at ways to improve the community experience for you.

We have more great updates to share with you this week based on your feedback and the use of your new community platform. Continuous improvements are core to bringing you a reliable and increasingly better site every day. Here are some key things to look out for in this latest release.

Sticky Discussion Threads 

Some discussions just need to be read!  These are sticky and we heard feedback that sometimes it was hard to tell the difference between the sticky discussion threads and the regular discussions.  We have updated the design and layout so now sticky discussions have a pin beside the title and a large grey bar at the bottom. We hope this makes it easier to browse the content and find the information that is most important to you as a community member.

View Counts

There were a few areas of the sites where the view counts were not showing consistently.  We have addressed the display issue. We hope this helps you find the most read and popular content more easily.  

Recent Searches

Our new search service is a great way to find information on the site.  Even better, your site will remember your most recent searches to help you find information more quickly.  The search bar is always on the top of the site, whenever you need it!

Performance

More performance improvements! Fast loading pages are just better for everyone and we couldn’t agree more.  Please continue to send us your feedback and let us know if you see an improvement, we are constantly working on making the site faster and faster.  

Your insights are extremely powerful in helping us to support your community better.   Please keep them coming!

In an effort to bring you consistent improvements to your community experience, you will receive update notices from us frequently.  These updates are based on continuously supporting the technology that powers your community as well as introducing new and improved features based on your feedback.  We have released another platform update today and here are some key things to look out for:

Following 

Following a thread is a great way to stay up-to-date on the topic, and receive alerts or emails when there are new replies. Thread subscriptions and watched threads are now called “Followed”.  Threads are referred to as “Discussions”. Your followed content can be accessed by clicking on your user avatar, and clicking “Following”. We have improved the performance and added view counts to your followed discussions to better organize your favorites. 

 

New Posts

Looking for the latest posts in the most popular discussions?  These are easy to find using the quick link at the top of the page to head over to popular discussions.  There is a tab that lists new posts specifically so you can stay on top of “what’s new”. 

 

Dark Mode

We have heard great feedback about our new dark mode.  As one of our favorite features, dark mode allows you to access the site with a power-saving and easier on the eyes layout. You can access it through the right-hand drop-down menu.  We are continuously improving the readability in this low light state.  Let us know what you think!

Performance

We are constantly testing new ways to improve our performance and the speed of the site.  Your feedback and experiences help us to diagnose any issues and deliver improvements. We have added to our infrastructure recently to provide more horsepower and there are continued improvements to page performance coming in the next couple of weeks.  Please continue to send us your feedback. Your insights are extremely powerful in helping us to support your community better. 

Reaching out to inform you of new features and functionality with the new site software release today! This is part of our ongoing commitment to bring improvements to your community based on your feedback. Here are some things to look out for:

Popular and Following Sections

Hot on the release of improved navigation to the popular threads and following threads sections, we have cleaned up the design to make it easier to read and manage your favorites. We have listened to your feedback on these valuable sections and will continue to launch additional improvements in the coming weeks.  

Dark Mode

If you haven’t tried dark mode yet, you can access it through your drop-down menu.  We have improved the readability so you can enjoy your community on your computer or mobile device in low light situations.  Try it now!

Accessibility

Ensuring that as many folks can access the site and the communities is of the utmost importance.  We have improved some of the contrasts within the designs and text, increased button sizes for mobile and improved screen reader functionality to increase accessibility for all. 

We look forward to hearing your feedback on the latest improvements.

We are happy to reach out and let you know about another update to the site software today.  Our hope is to provide continuous improvement and respond to your feedback. Here are some things to look out for:

Email Identifiers:

We have updated the email templates with the new site logos so you should always know that the community email communication is safe and legitimate. 

Showcase Details: 

Your showcase details page design has been updated and should make it easier to view, react and comment on community pictures.  If you haven’t started a showcase yet, upload now and start your collection! 

Thank you to all who provided valuable feedback and insights into the new design and layout recently launched.  We are excited to announce a new feature release to the platform based on your comments. As promised, we have introduced a new “popular posts” quick link from the menu bar that will help you access the active & trending topics faster, within one click. We hope you like it!

For those of you who like to follow certain topics, we have also introduced a new quick link within your profile drop down menu.  This will help you quickly access and sort between your favorite discussions. We hope this makes your experience a little easier and more personalized.  

We have also included some bug fixes and improved readability in a few areas to increase your enjoyment of the community.  We look forward to delivering more improvements in the coming weeks and appreciate your ongoing participation.

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