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New Site

Paul

Administrator
Staff member
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Hey folks...Welcome to the new site. Please be patient with us as we are learning along with you. Please do post any issues you find in this Support Forum and we'll get to them as soon as we can.

Eventually we'll be adding some upgraded features like an updated classified section. All will come in time. :)

Have a look around and enjoy!!

Cheers

Paul
 

PrivatePilot

Ironus Butticus
Site Supporter
I wasn't liking the reviews of vb5...was always afraid to upgrade... Lol
Fair argument, but what was the underlying desire to change from vb3?

Yeah, I'm an old curmudgeon when it comes to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", LOL.

FWIW I'm not hating on XF, it's actually pretty slick IMHO (it reminds me somewhat of Discourse, but I like it's feel and operation better), but I will admit that I still find the vb3 experience the defacto forum experience. And to a lesser extent, phpBB.
 

paultest

New member
The servers and php versions etc were moving on and there was no more support for VB3 or 4. So it was broke...;)

Fair argument, but what was the underlying desire to change from vb3?

Yeah, I'm an old curmudgeon when it comes to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", LOL.

FWIW I'm not hating on XF, it's actually pretty slick IMHO (it reminds me somewhat of Discourse, but I like it's feel and operation better), but I will admit that I still find the vb3 experience the defacto forum experience. And to a lesser extent, phpBB.
 

PrivatePilot

Ironus Butticus
Site Supporter
Ok, yeah, I see what you were getting at Lightcycle - there's nowhere to edit ones signature.

Paul, methinks a permission may be set wrong somewhere. ;)
 

PrivatePilot

Ironus Butticus
Site Supporter
The servers and php versions etc were moving on and there was no more support for VB3 or 4. So it was broke.
Aha, ok...totally makes sense. I hadn't considered legacy PHP issues.

I totally should have, ironically - I just went through a small nightmare because of this exact thing recently. Long story short, been running a small phpBB for a buddy for about 6 or 8 years now. ISP deprecated the required PHP version for the version of phpBB we were running, so I just thumbed my nose at them, moved the forum to my own server at home, and kept running old version of PHP to keep things up and running. "Old" version of PHP eventually became "very ancient" version of PHP. Ancient version of PHP then became a target of published exploits, taking down forum in a hack attack about a month ago. Thankfully, I keep great backups, but the exploit was so bad that a script kiddie was knocking the site offline again in mere minutes after restoration.

So yeah, just like you did with GTAM, I had to bite the bullet and upgrade the forum software to something more modern, like it or not.

It all makes sense now. ;)
 

PrivatePilot

Ironus Butticus
Site Supporter
Argh, just found out that the new software doesn’t honor mobile browser requests for the full site, vs the mobile version. Nor does there appear to be an option anywhere to turn it off.

I hate mobile versions of sites.
 

Lightcycle

Motorcycle Nomad
Site Supporter
What platform are you using?

If you are using Google Chrome on Android, you can tick "Desktop Site" in the options to turn off the Mobile Site version:

 

Iceman

Well-known member
Would that explain why I can't log in on Tapatalk? I reset my password, cleared all cookies/cache/data and reinstalled the app it still kept saying incorrect password. I can access on mobile browser but much prefer using Tapatalk.
Same thing here, I just downloaded the Gtam app for now. I figure I may as well test it out, if I like it I'll keep it and continue with tapatalk for other forums.

Sent from my SM-A530W using GTAMotorcycle.com mobile app
 

J_F

gringo diablo
Site Supporter
posts under the old vb platform
embedded pics from imgur
and vids from youtube
are not carried over
only clickable links are there

but who need the past anyway?
new layout is very attractive
and I like how the join date and post count are gone

and happy to see we have a like button :)
 

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