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Thread: New USA7s Forum coming in early 2021

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    Default New USA7s Forum coming in early 2021

    JohnCH, Slngsht and I have been working through a project to upgrade the USA7s forum from its current vBulletin platform to a new Invision platform. Many of us users and the site admins have been unhappy with vBulletin. We looked at several options before settling on Invision.

    To make the transition as easy as possible we will be retaining the existing forum structure although the look and feel will be quite different - I think it is improved.

    The advantages to you as users will be significant:


    • Better screen layout to access content you want quicker
    • Individual user galleries more readily accessible
    • Auto-resizing of images uploaded
    • Automatically presenting embedded image links and video links as images and video screens
    • Integration with social media with FaceBook and Instagram feeds
    • The use of articles to surface more in-depth content rather than burying it deep within the forum directories
    • Greater ability to react to content and interact with other users posting on the forum
    • Better ability to tag posts and data for future reference
    • Ability to optimize how you can search for technical information contained within the forum
    • Invision forum presents properly on a phone with a regular browser. No need for Tapatalk app any more. Invision also has an app available for you but our testing showed using the phone browser was better - you can choose.


    Additionally, JohnCh is working with the creators/moderators of Yahoo Birkin Owners Group to save as much of the valuable technical information and incorporate it within the forum so that it is available to all. Much of the information is relevant and useful to all seven owners, not just Birkin owners.

    The forum will be good foundation for a range of future enhancements for the broader Se7ens community to better connect owners with parts sources or prospective owners with manufacturers and their representatives or classified ads of used Se7ens.

    The timetable is tentatively planned for late January/February. There will be plenty of notice prior to changeover so that you are aware of the short planned downtime. There will also be a quick starter guide available on using the new forum.

    A lot of thought has gone into this and we think you will appreciate the significant improvements coming.

    At the end of the day the forum is a tool to connect you with the information, technical resources, events, and people that can allow you to enjoy your Se7ens more. A new forum will make that a better experience for you.
    Mike
    2021 Caterham CSR "CatKong"
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1972 Lamborghini Espada GT
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic


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    Sounds great! Looking forward to it!
    1987 Caterham 1700 Supersprint
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    Much appreciated, thank you.
    2012 CSR 260, registered as a 1966 Super 7

    Still in the massive grin stage. Damn bugs!

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    I have the backup of the now terminated Yahoo group for WCM Ultralite_USA Forum which has all the files, links and messages zipped up. If you would like to incorporate it in the new forum.
    WCM Ultralite S2K

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    2021 is already looking better !!!

    Thank You
    p.

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    Sounds great!
    Thanks!
    Des
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    Have been through such transformations before, hang in there and again thanks for your hard work.

    Bill S.

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    Talk about a thankless job, so here's to all of you guys putting this together: THANKS!
    Kitcat:AKA, Sir Spinsalot
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    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
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    Quote Originally Posted by cytocycle View Post
    I have the backup of the now terminated Yahoo group for WCM Ultralite_USA Forum which has all the files, links and messages zipped up. If you would like to incorporate it in the new forum.
    This is a wonderful offer - thank you! We will not be able to save everything but there will be enough to make it worthwhile. PM on its way
    Mike
    2021 Caterham CSR "CatKong"
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1972 Lamborghini Espada GT
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic


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    That's a lot of hard work. Especially for volunteers. Big THANK YOU from users.

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