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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for ClubTread.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 ClubTread.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your gear and 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.

https://forums.clubtread.com/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 ClubTread.com Team.
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https://forums.clubtread.com/8-britis...ewsletter.html

There are some issues with the punctuation compared to the way the text displayed yesterday.
Such as the apostrophes display as ’

And I believe the number of Views decreased from yesterday. Think it was 85, now 79.
Not important to me but you might check into it.

Thanks for the upgrade. And for removing the "this page was edited ..." after I do an edit.

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Just testing some of the new features.
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https://forums.clubtread.com/8-britis...ewsletter.html

There are some issues with the punctuation compared to the way the text displayed yesterday.
Such as the apostrophes display as '

And I believe the number of Views decreased from yesterday. Think it was 85, now 79.
Not important to me but you might check into it.

Thanks for the upgrade. And for removing the "this page was edited ..." after I do an edit.
Must be a formatting issue through the conversion.

We can look into and monitor views, might just be a bot related thing.

Thanks for the feedback, let me know if you see anything else.

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Looks good!

Big bug: Images do not load. They show up in the report, but if you click on them to get the bigger version it's a dead link (just http:///?) For example see: https://forums.clubtread.com/27-briti...-ice-rink.html
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Just testing some of the new features.
Great 1st pic, I miss my outdoor adventure days.

I might have to ding some of the old "real film" pics to post.

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Looks good!

Big bug: Images do not load. They show up in the report, but if you click on them to get the bigger version it's a dead link (just http:///?) For example see: https://forums.clubtread.com/27-briti...-ice-rink.html
Having the team look into it now.

Edit - we should have a fix for that in the next day or so.

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Just a minor problem about the date of the posts; it's about 8 hrs ahead. Also, in the profile the birthdate is listed as Dec 2014
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I just changed my time to PST and now the times are correct. Birth date can be changed as well. I guess the template was from an auto oriented site as I can choose my insurance provider as well
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Just a minor problem about the date of the posts; it's about 8 hrs ahead. Also, in the profile the birthdate is listed as Dec 2014
You can adjust it here:
https://forums.clubtread.com/profile.php?do=editoptions

Down at the bottom under date/time

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OK you guys should be able to see this now.

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Great. This works now.

So some suggestions:

- Allow update of own posts for a full day (it's way too short right now, I think it's set to 10 minutes?)
- Inline images (greatly improves enjoyment of trip reports)
- Disable signatures (they just clutter the posts)
- Restore the trail database
- Auto-detect time zone for new users from their location (using their IP?)
- Restore links to user's Trip Reports
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The trail database is still there, by clicking Trails from the clubtread.com homepage. However, clicking on a picture inside a trail description does not work.
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The trail database is still there, by clicking Trails from the clubtread.com homepage. However, clicking on a picture inside a trail description does not work.
Yeah, I noticed that but I suspect that site won't be around for long once this one replaces the other completely.
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+1/-1 (like/dislike) feature for posts would be nice with auto-hiding of posts that have a number below -3 or so. Great for quickly silencing trolls. Does this forum application support that tech?
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