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Dear Community Members,

Over the past year, there have been updates to your community environment that have introduced challenges in usability and performance. We sincerely apologize if you have been negatively impacted. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site performance has revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software on the site. Once we started looking at how to address these issues, it became clear that we needed to determine how to fix the underlying problems.

We needed to improve user experience, site speed, and overall performance, all while providing a secure environment for you to interact with your community. For the past few months, we have been actively seeking a resolution to these issues.

We are excited to announce that we are upgrading your site!! We have been working with a design and product development team that has enhanced Xenforo software to provide a modern and much better-performing platform. Our goal is to deliver an experience that better fits the current and growing long term needs of your community.

The new platform is designed for efficiency, stability, and to be user-friendly across all devices, including mobile. More time can be spent engaging, sharing, and contributing to your favorite community no matter where you are!

This is just the first stage of the new platform and we look forward to hearing your feedback as we make regular and timely improvements.

Thank you for all your support!

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Dear Community Members,

We have posted previous messages announcing a new platform coming to your community that will provide a better experience, faster page speed and work seamlessly across all devices, including mobile. We are excited to announce that Traverseforum.com will be migrated to our new platform on Friday, December 6th. The site will be in maintenance mode and in read-only while the migration is happening. This is expected site behavior as we move all the archived content over to the new sites. There should be no change in the content within your profile. All thread content will also be migrated to the new site. Your community may look a little different but all of the important information will still be there!

If for any reason there is a change of date, we will keep you updated on an alternative rollout schedule for the site migration. We look forward to your feedback on the new experience.

We appreciate your support!

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If this is the same one the Piloteers forum moved to, be prepared for lots of complaints... I'm used to it by now but it definitely lacks in some areas.
 

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Yeah the SS forums and the Colorado forums have moved to this format. It's a change for sure, takes some getting used to. But certainly understand the desire for improved reliability, although I don't recall this forum having too many issues.
 

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Always been happy with this forum. Just the top pictures on the Traverse are outdated and need to show the new gen also.
 

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The changes on those other sites mentioned are the same we'll be applying here. Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve, but in the end it's still just Forum Software. You learn one and you're already half way to learning others too.

Main benefits will be speed and stability, along with our own techs having greater freedom to alter and improve things. Current software is almost 10 years old at this point, no longer supported by the developer, and we lack the ability to alter it's core systems. Won't be the case in the new format.

Also, a new banner and updated banner will come with the changes :)

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The changes on those other sites mentioned are the same we'll be applying here. Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve, but in the end it's still just Forum Software. You learn one and you're already half way to learning others too.

Main benefits will be speed and stability, along with our own techs having greater freedom to alter and improve things. Current software is almost 10 years old at this point, no longer supported by the developer, and we lack the ability to alter it's core systems. Won't be the case in the new format.

Also, a new banner and updated banner will come with the changes :)

Kevin
I don't expect quite the uproar you got at Piloteers, it's got more users. I can't imagine what some of your larger forums must have been like, it would have taken days to read all of the whining.
 

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Hopefully it will fix the pictures. Half the time when I try to "open" one I get a black box with a spinning wheel. It just spins and spins.
It should fix that issue. Also, if you right click on those busted images and open in new tab, then at least you can view the image. The issue there, if I remember right, is something to do with images taken with modern mobile devices not working well with our old software

I don't expect quite the uproar you got at Piloteers, it's got more users. I can't imagine what some of your larger forums must have been like, it would have taken days to read all of the whining.
Overall, it's been better then feared. The increased speed on the new format goes a long way to easing the transition woes. Still, the team that handles that part do get pretty wiped out by the end, but they are practiced hands now

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