• 01-16-2013
    gregg
    Forum Upgrade to vBulletin 4.2.0 - problems, concerns post here
    Hello All,

    We have finished upgrading our forum software from vBulletin version 3.8.7 to version 4.2.0! If you have any problems or questions, please post in this thread here.

    Some of the highlights of this upgrade are:

    • Faster and more security - hackers and spammers are attacking our site every week and they ruin the forums with spam or infect it with virus/malware. We can get this under control now.
    • Better Photo Uploading - photos are now resized automatically and cannot ruin a post. Also, multiple photo uploads can be done in one step. And finally, photos can be inline with a post so it's possible to tell better stories as you can insert photos in the text.
    • Better Profile wall - you can now follow or 'friend' other users and all their activity will show up on your summary wall. It's way easier now to keep updated with members that are interesting to you.
    • Many more user options, sorting methods, configurability.
    • A bunch more features are available now like 'thanking' or giving a thumbs up to a post so the best content is easily recognized.



    Also, to highlight some of the new and improved features of the new forum (like uploading multiple photos at once), we have created this informative video here:

    New Mtbr forum - YouTube

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NzZ2XxlAoLM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>



    A common question is: how to change the width of the forum from "fixed" to "wide". There is a dropdown menu towards the bottom of the page and you can select "wide" there. See this screenshot:

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/50...de-screen2.jpg
    Thanks for your support.

    -francis and gregg
  • 01-16-2013
    ArmySlowRdr
    hopefully the chicklet wars will remain ! ;) lol
  • 01-16-2013
    gregg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr View Post
    hopefully the chicklet wars will remain ! ;) lol

    The future of rep is still up in the air.
  • 01-24-2013
    Mtn-Rider
    My biggest concern is that spammers still manage to sign up and take a dump right in our face. I hope that goes away with the upgrade.
  • 01-25-2013
    Kiwiplague
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    My biggest concern is that spammers still manage to sign up and take a dump right in our face. I hope that goes away with the upgrade.

    Amen to that. Is it me, or does the amount of spam seem to be increasing lately?
  • 01-28-2013
    gregg
    better spam fighting tools is one of the key reasons for the upgrades!
  • 01-28-2013
    jtforester
    Will the new version have access to the classifieds section?

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
  • 01-29-2013
    MoweeWowee
    Password reset link not working
    In getting ready for the forum upgrade, I wanted to update my password. I then went to the page to send me a password reset, having forgotten it. I received the reset link, but never the 2nd email to actually do the work.

    Sadly, this meant I was logged out of my account and could not get back in, and repeated attempts to get my password reset have not worked. I assume this is due to the upgrade, and I have created a new account.

    I will check tomorrow to see if I can get back to my old profile, but this has been a hassle.
  • 01-29-2013
    Stockli Boy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MoweeWowee View Post
    In getting ready for the forum upgrade, I wanted to update my password. I then went to the page to send me a password reset, having forgotten it. I received the reset link, but never the 2nd email to actually do the work.

    Sadly, this meant I was logged out of my account and could not get back in, and repeated attempts to get my password reset have not worked. I assume this is due to the upgrade, and I have created a new account.

    I will check tomorrow to see if I can get back to my old profile, but this has been a hassle.

    All set and back into my old profile. Thanks for the help.
  • 01-29-2013
    gregg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jtforester View Post
    Will the new version have access to the classifieds section?

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2

    Yes. And should have some improvements over current system.
  • 01-30-2013
    MtbMacgyver
    Is there a way to make the new forum software use the full width of the browser window? It's only using about half of my available screen space now which makes it difficult to use.
  • 01-30-2013
    ThreeD
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MtbMacgyver View Post
    Is there a way to make the new forum software use the full width of the browser window? It's only using about half of my available screen space now which makes it difficult to use.

    I'm having the same issue. If this is the end result of upgrade then it is not very eye appealing. Sorry, I love mtbr but the new format is not something I like.
  • 01-30-2013
    MtbMacgyver
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MtbMacgyver View Post
    Is there a way to make the new forum software use the full width of the browser window? It's only using about half of my available screen space now which makes it difficult to use.

    Just found the "Wide" forum skin setting available in my profile. That makes it better on a laptop, now I'm wondering how that'll work on my mobile devices.
  • 01-30-2013
    joshh
    If this is what they stick with, it is definitely going to take some getting used to
  • 01-30-2013
    MtbMacgyver
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MtbMacgyver View Post
    Just found the "Wide" forum skin setting available in my profile. That makes it better on a laptop, now I'm wondering how that'll work on my mobile devices.

    And also just found the quick forum skin picker (fixed / wide) in the footer bar on each forum page.
  • 01-30-2013
    heyyall
    Forum Upgrade to vBulletin 4.2.0 - problems, concerns post here
    Participated threads do not show up in tapatalk.
  • 01-30-2013
    pequin
    Did all the smilies make the trip? :/
  • 01-30-2013
    r1Gel
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joshh View Post
    If this is what they stick with, it is definitely going to take some getting used to

    I agree with this. I was a bit troubled earlier today when I couldn't log in. Then coming home tonight, and I find this! First impression is, I prefer the old look. But I guess I just need some time to get used to it.
  • 01-30-2013
    gregg
    Hey Guys,
    We have an updated announcement here with screenshot and a video on how to change to "wide" width:

    Announcements - Passion

    So far, so good, I think?


    >>From the forum announcement:

    The biggest question may be: how to change the width of the forum from "fixed" to "wide". There is a dropdown menu towards the bottom of the page and you can select "wide" there. See this screenshot:

    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/fixed-wide-screen2.jpg" width="643" height="632" alt="Mtbr New Forum Screenshot">

    Also, to highlight some of the new and improved features of the new forum (like uploading multiple photos at once), we have created this informative video here:

    New Mtbr forum - YouTube

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NzZ2XxlAoLM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 01-30-2013
    gregg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Participated threads do not show up in tapatalk.

    I will check on this in a few.

    And I think most of the smilies made the jump!
  • 01-30-2013
    CharacterZero
    1 Attachment(s)
    weird pixelated thumbnails
  • 01-30-2013
    rockyuphill
    1 Attachment(s)
    Images appear as an almost unrecognizable thumbnail in the latest Chrome browser. When clicked on the images appear OK, but why would you click on a thumbnail that looked like this?

    Like this thumbnail that I saved out of one of my posts,,,
  • 01-30-2013
    Drop the Seat
    Hi, my main concern for you is that the site defaults to fixed width. I think this is a big mistake.

    Today's browsers (mobile and non-mobile) do an excellent job of conforming sites to available screen size. I suggest you default your site to either a wider fixed width, or 'wide' as the default setting.

    New visitors will not figure out how to change from fixed to wide. I'm guessing the fixed width will be a turn-off to many new visitors.

    If you could make your site 'fully responsive', that would be pretty cool.
  • 01-30-2013
    bad mechanic
    Could someone please tell me where the user control panel went?
  • 01-30-2013
    Logover
    On the old version when there was a update to a thread the text used to be bold. Now I am not able to tell which one has new posts since I looked at it last without remembering which ones I have been to.