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Old 03-25-2020, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dear Community Members,

Over the past year or two, there have been updates to the environment that have introduced challenges in usability and performance. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site performance has revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software this site uses. This has made it increasingly difficult and frustrating to support and upgrade to more modern reliable standards that users deserve. Our advertising experience and certain ad partners have further degraded the functionality of the site. This is not the experience we want for the members of this community.

Members want a fast site that performs well across all devices, to be able to find relevant and interesting content, and easily share through text, images, video and messaging on a secure platform. Our goal is to provide this ultimate user experience to all members.

We will be implementing a new platform to better meet the needs of this community and allow us to provide support more efficiently. Our focus is to create a sustainable platform that performs well, and loads faster on all devices, while offering seamless ways to search and connect. Technology is constantly innovating - by creating an environment that we control we can maintain the site with more frequent improvements and maintenance updates.

Although change can be difficult, we are here to support you through the process. We make every effort to review existing settings and make the changes needed so the migration goes smoothly. If you notice something doesn’t seem correct once the site goes live, don’t panic! We’ll have a dedicated person monitoring as the site goes live to answer any questions and provide support through this change.

What’s next?

I bet you’re thinking, “What does this mean for me and the community?” It does mean change, but it will help solve a large majority of the issues that this site may have been experiencing. We have reviewed reported issues, site statistics, traffic data, and user feedback to help us prioritize the changes and improvements. Uploading an image or video will be easier and streamlined. Ad formatting will change with a new site layout. The site will be more responsive - there is no need to use a mobile skin or special app! Security and user privacy will continue to be a top priority.

When will this be happening? Soon! We recognize the user experience is slow and there are bugs from the outdated software. The sooner we can change that the better we can make the experience for you. You’ll start to see activity related to cleanup in preparation for migration very shortly. We will post an announcement to the community prior to starting the actual data migration. Once the migration begins, the site will go into maintenance mode and will be read-only while data is being migrated.

We appreciate each member’s contribution to this community and look forward to an improved experience for you all.

- Cricket and Your Community Team
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Old 03-25-2020, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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please do not destroy decades of information by corrupting content and thread linkbacks

i'm all for killing the mobile version and the app as the desktop version is the easiest to use and i fully support making it easy to upload pictures and removing the paywall to do so.

this website functioned when the internet was still dialup based, what has slowed it down now that we are massively faster?

those strange ads that pop up as text hotlinks and fake threads in forums
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how much you wanna bet we're gonna get fucked into another format update to try and be 'hip and modern' like facebook?

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this is the end. RIP PBB. RIP decades of information.


I bet it looks like FB or some bullshit with catered top posts so they can shove more ad's in.
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I bet it looks like FB or some bullshit with catered top posts so they can shove more ad's in.
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I bet it will use the same format as the new FSB (fullsizebronco).
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I bet it will use the same format as the new FSB (fullsizebronco).
That's what I was thinking. God, I hope not.
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please do not destroy decades of information by corrupting content and thread linkbacks

i'm all for killing the mobile version and the app as the desktop version is the easiest to use and i fully support making it easy to upload pictures and removing the paywall
Pay attention to this ^^ admin "cricket".

The desktop site is what I use. I think you would lose even more content providers if the mobile app was the only option.

I know I would be much less inclined to visit this site if it meant having deal with the mobile style interface.

Allowing all users to post pictures would draw in more viewers and encourage more content.

Sadly you will more than likely reformat just to ram more ads down the throat of an already choking advertising platform.

To me it sounds like the end of what made this place unique.

Rip.

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I bet it will use the same format as the new FSB (fullsizebronco).
fuck me running. on my laptop, i tried to view that site and it is SIGNIFICANTLY slower to load than pirate is
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fuck me running. on my laptop, i tried to view that site and it is SIGNIFICANTLY slower to load than pirate is
If they go to that format then I am done and gone.


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I know there will be much rejoicing, no need to tell me.
i mean, fuck right? i guess i can take my $20 i pay to here and the $20 i used to give to photobucket and get my own piece of shit website to host my information.

i don't understand the financials of it, but BillaVista.com - Offroad & 4X4 Tech Articles by BillaVista spun off and seems to be doing well. https://www.4crawler.com/index.shtml has been a great tech source for damned ever. both of those are still generally updated.

helluva lot less BSing and paranoia, not sure if that will be better or worse without anybody to talk to about it
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i mean, fuck right? i guess i can take my $20 i pay to here and the $20 i used to give to photobucket and get my own piece of shit website to host my information.

i don't understand the financials of it, but BillaVista.com - Offroad & 4X4 Tech Articles by BillaVista spun off and seems to be doing well. https://www.4crawler.com/index.shtml has been a great tech source for damned ever. both of those are still generally updated.

helluva lot less BSing and paranoia, not sure if that will be better or worse without anybody to talk to about it
Hosting is cheap now, and setting up an Adsense account to cover costs isn't a big deal (actually it's super easy, it just takes a while).

Setting up a forum takes a while longer. Some of the other aspects of it I couldn't figure out (like how to get HTTPS, so I'm just not running it). There was significant PITA factor dealing with my host (which is one of the biggest ones out there) because they want to charge you extra for every little extra service (dumb shit like to change the page icon, yeah, get fucked, I know what the file is to change it), and if I knew more about them I would never have used them. But if you're just documenting tech (making pages with pictures on it) then it's pretty lickity split.

I chose not to run ads on mine as I don't intend for it to ever really take off, it just fills a niche for the BC/Alberta north community. It costs me money to host and for the domain, so be it, I'm not broke (yet).

Now, if you have tech you want to submit but not in a forum format, I would be willing to make an index/pages for tech on 4x4North and host it there. But then you're just letting some filthy Canadian exploit you all over again.
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this website functioned when the internet was still dialup based, what has slowed it down now that we are massively faster?

those strange ads that pop up as text hotlinks and fake threads in forums



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hell i use my tech threads here as repositories for all kinds of random information.

public comments would be awesome. hell i dunno, at least you aren't sending any extra of your money to the re-elect truehoe for life fund like @Administrator
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Hosting is cheap now, and setting up an Adsense account to cover costs isn't a big deal (actually it's super easy, it just takes a while).

Setting up a forum takes a while longer. Some of the other aspects of it I couldn't figure out (like how to get HTTPS, so I'm just not running it). There was significant PITA factor dealing with my host (which is one of the biggest ones out there) because they want to charge you extra for every little extra service (dumb shit like to change the page icon, yeah, get fucked, I know what the file is to change it), and if I knew more about them I would never have used them. But if you're just documenting tech (making pages with pictures on it) then it's pretty lickity split.

I chose not to run ads on mine as I don't intend for it to ever really take off, it just fills a niche for the BC/Alberta north community. It costs me money to host and for the domain, so be it, I'm not broke (yet).

Now, if you have tech you want to submit but not in a forum format, I would be willing to make an index/pages for tech on 4x4North and host it there. But then you're just letting some filthy Canadian exploit you all over again.
All that shit is really easy to setup...I've done it a few times before in the past with vbulletin/wordpress/etc. Plus what I do in my day job helps (I'm in the software world and we host some pretty serious shit).
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