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New site look and software upgrade Feedback Thread

Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for RC51Forums.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 RC51Forums.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design (which is on by default) or you can go back to the old design. We ask that you give it a chance and see if you like it. Like anything new, it will be unfamiliar at first, but we suspect that the speed difference will make you want to use this new one. If you do decide to switch back, the link is at the bottom left of each forum page, you pull down and select the theme called "RC51Forums.com Classic".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your Bike, 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.

Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums - Manage My Garage

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 RC51Forums.com Team.
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Looking good....spacey and really cool.

Could you add a link that displays all registered members in alphabetical order with a Search option?
In case one wants to find a specific member's profile page
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Not at all what I thought you'd take from your poll.

Haven't gone thru it much yet, but my first reaction was UGH.
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Looking good....spacey and really cool.

Could you add a link that displays all registered members in alphabetical order with a Search option?
In case one wants to find a specific member's profile page
Thanks for the feedback,

You can view the list here and sort at the top for alpha order:
https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/onl...e&pp=20&page=1

You can also search for users in by name:
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Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Not at all what I thought you'd take from your poll.

Haven't gone thru it much yet, but my first reaction was UGH.
Any questions about the functionality?

You should be able to navigate the site from all the links on the Toolbar.

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You can view the list here and sort at the top for alpha order:
https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/onl...e&pp=20&page=1
This one shows me ONLY the online members. If the one I am looking for is offline, he's name won't come up in the search.


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You can also search for users in by name:
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This one is searching posts my member's name.
That could work IF the search option was properly working which it doesn't.
I typed a random nickname and the results had various threads that member had posted at some point but I still need to go through the entire thread to find his post and click on his nickname.
If the thread has more than 10 pages, that could take a really long time


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So, votes overwhelmingly for leave alone or tweak, and we seem to have major revamp!?

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No worries, logo will stay the same!
That didn't happen either unless change to classic view, so what's the point?

Just pleased there's an option to go back to classic view. Will that be set by default everytime I login once it had been selected?

Don't like the new look; just bland.

As long as the option for classic view will be permanent, I guess it doesn't matter.

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Any questions about the functionality?

You should be able to navigate the site from all the links on the Toolbar.

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No, I'm good now, thanks.

Oh, and since you added it -->
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So, votes overwhelmingly for leave alone or tweak, and we seem to have major revamp!?



That didn't happen either unless change to classic view, so what's the point?

Just pleased there's an option to go back to classic view. Will that be set by default everytime I login once it had been selected?

Don't like the new look; just bland.

As long as the option for classic view will be permanent, I guess it doesn't matter.
Classic view will remain an option.

You just have to clear your cache and do a log out/in and click remember me and it should stick for you.

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This one shows me ONLY the online members. If the one I am looking for is offline, he's name won't come up in the search.


This one is searching posts my member's name.
That could work IF the search option was properly working which it doesn't.
I typed a random nickname and the results had various threads that member had posted at some point but I still need to go through the entire thread to find his post and click on his nickname.
If the thread has more than 10 pages, that could take a really long time
10-4,

I will put in a ticket to get it added, might take a day or so.

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