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Dear Community Members,

We are excited to announce that we are live on our new forum platform! We’ve worked hard over the last several months with a leading design and product firm to deliver a cleaner, faster and more engaging experience for you. Our goal is to provide modern design and technology to make the site run faster, smoother and more reliably. All of the valuable content within the community is still here, even though the layout may look different.

A Consistent Experience Across All Devices
The site is optimized for all screen sizes, including mobile. All features are available and ready to use on all devices.

Speed and Reliability Are Key
No one should have to wait for information. This site has been built to be much faster and more reliable, period.

New Homepage Experience
Your home page now features the most active forums, trending discussions, featured showcases, and top contributing members. This will help keep you up to date on what’s happening in your community and eventually become a very personalized experience for our members with all the great content you love surfaced effortlessly for you.

Search
We have introduced new search algorithms, powered by an industry-leading AI platform, that will help you find information faster. We plan to roll out new features to continue improving search, and to power many additional areas of the forum.


Due to the volume of content, our search platform may take some time to complete indexing. During this process, you may see a limited number of posts until indexing has been completed. We appreciate your patience.

Easy to Use and Navigate
We have made the design clean and simple to use. Near the upper right-hand corner of the community, you will see navigation icons.

The first icon is for what’s new on the site.


Clicking on it, by default, will take you to new unread posts. On that page, you can click on additional tabs as well, such as Popular, if you prefer to view active topics.


Clicking the list icon next to “NEW” will bring you to the full forum listing.


You can also navigate by clicking the 3 vertical dots.


Clicking on your avatar will give you a drop-down menu for all things related to your account.


Dark Mode
We have introduced Dark Mode. One of our favorite features allows you to access the site with a power-saving, and easier on the eyes dark mode. You can access it in the drop-down menu under the 3 vertical dots.

Save Bookmarks
Now you can save your favorite discussion threads and posts! Bookmarks are a handy way to remember and easily find great content or stuff you want to read later.


We also wanted to make it easier for new users to understand the lingo of forums. We have cleaned up various language to more commonly recognized phrases including:
  • Following - Thread subscriptions, and Watched are now known as Following
  • Conversations – Private Messages or PMs are now conversations and can be accessed from the user avatar drop-down in the main navigation
  • Showcase – Showcase is designed for users to "showcase" items/projects through the use of uploaded images, text descriptions and custom content categories. It’s a way to visually and textually provide detailed information on the content you wish to share. The showcase would be similar to a catalog, whereas the gallery would be like a photo album. It can be accessed from the drop-down menu with the 3 dots.
These are just a few of the great new functions and features to try on the site. Take a tour and look around! If you have any questions, please check out the HELP section for some quick FAQs about the new platform - Help Section

Please let us know what you think about the new experience. Your feedback is important to us.

Thank you all for your support during this amazing journey!
 

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I will be here during your transition to the new platform, to help with any questions, help with navigation or how to do things, and to listen to your feedback so please don't hesitate to holler at me. I want to help.

I do want to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Cricket. When I was born, my father told his friends I was the ugliest baby he had ever seen, and that I sounded just like a cricket (I was born with the hiccups.) so yes, I have been Cricket for 58 years now. I live just outside of San Antonio, Texas. I spend most of my time off out in nature and exploring the back roads. During late autumn when it starts to finally cool down, I disappear from the world for a bit for camping trips and hiking.

Please don't be afraid to explore and test out things to see how they work on the site.

Although you can certainly use the "insert image" icon to upload an image to your post, you can also just drag and drop it to the text editor or even copy/paste it into there!
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You can easily share videos just by adding the URL directly into the text editor!


Gif links from sites like giphy.com will display automatically just by adding the gif URL directly in the text editor. Try it!
I am also a huge fan of the dark mode for the community. What is your favorite feature?

We will be seeing weekly updates (approximately) to the site which are largely based on community feedback so we absolutely want to hear your feedback!

I have worked with VerticalScope for 5 years but I have worked with forum communities for closer to two decades. I won't always know the answers to your questions, but I can find someone who does, as needed. ;)

- Cricket
 

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WOW...............not a little update then! :cool:
 
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Thanks for the update Cricket.
I hate Dark Mode, but some love it. It's what we call a 'marmite option' in the UK.

Will take a while to get used to this, but Bookmarks is a great addition.
 
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Help from support please:
jaginfo.org website will not log me in. After inputting username and password (checked and double checked), getting message:
"We're having trouble logging you into your account at the moment. Please contact support".

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Premium Membership? Really?

If I'm being totally honest - that sucks!!!

Oh and why are some threads being closed?


The whole point of Jaginfo.org was that we had the freedom to talk about anything and everything. Not exactly possible when you close threads.




One other important point. You told us the date the update was occuring - but not the time. I've lost a fairly lengthy private message I was writing to someone this morning. I don't suppose you have that in the ether do you?
 

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Help from support please:
jaginfo.org website will not log me in. After inputting username and password (checked and double checked), getting message:
"We're having trouble logging you into your account at the moment. Please contact support".

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Can you try clearing your browser cache and then try again?

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Help from support please:
jaginfo.org website will not log me in. After inputting username and password (checked and double checked), getting message:
"We're having trouble logging you into your account at the moment. Please contact support".

Sent from my Galaxy S10 5G using Tapatalk
OK. Never mind. Logged me in when I entered my email address instead of username. Go figure.
 
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Premium Membership? Really?

If I'm being totally honest - that sucks!!!

Oh and why are some threads being closed?


The whole point of Jaginfo.org was that we had the freedom to talk about anything and everything. Not exactly possible when you close threads.
Premium membership is simply an option for those who want it. The site will remain free.

Can you tell me what you don't like about the new platform?

Like most of us, I am a creature of habit, so it takes me a bit to get used to changes. (I was more than a little grumpy about it all at first.) I was lucky enough to get the chance to play with the new platform before they went live with it so I am already getting used to it. I have to admit that I am crazy about it now. It feels so much faster and is easy to use after a brief learning curve.

We do ask to keep all feedback, questions, concerns, requests for help, etc.regarding the new platform here in our Community Feedback thread so the old announcements were closed.

The reason this is important is that we will be seeing weekly updates (approximately) that are largely fueled by community feedback. While that doesn't mean we can action every request, it does mean we are actively listening to the feedback and sharing it with the developers. By keeping all of the information in one thread, we can help make sure that we don't miss anything.

We absolutely want to hear all of the feedback, both good and bad. We are just asking that it be posted here in the community feedback thread.

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Premium membership is simply an option for those who want it. The site will remain free.

Can you tell me what you don't like about the new platform?

Like most of us, I am a creature of habit, so it takes me a bit to get used to changes. (I was more than a little grumpy about it all at first.) I was lucky enough to get the chance to play with the new platform before they went live with it so I am already getting used to it. I have to admit that I am crazy about it now. It feels so much faster and is easy to use after a brief learning curve.

We do ask to keep all feedback, questions, concerns, requests for help, etc.regarding the new platform here in our Community Feedback thread so the old announcements were closed.

The reason this is important is that we will be seeing weekly updates (approximately) that are largely fueled by community feedback. While that doesn't mean we can action every request, it does mean we are actively listening to the feedback and sharing it with the developers. By keeping all of the information in one thread, we can help make sure that we don't miss anything.

We absolutely want to hear all of the feedback, both good and bad. We are just asking that it be posted here in the community feedback thread.

- Cricket
To be honest - I can't see you getting many on here paying for premium membership. We're here to share info and help each other. That's not going to happen when you have a two-tier system.
 

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To be honest - I can't see you getting many on here paying for premium membership. We're here to share info and help each other. That's not going to happen when you have a two-tier system.
No worries either way. :)

It is simply an option for those who want it.

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That's my point - it's a potential revenue generator for you.

But for us - the members who use this forum - there is no place at all for a two-tier system that potentially restricts information that we are trying to share.

Why would you set up an information sharing forum - then put a two-tier system in place?


Sorry - but it just doesn't make sense at all.



As a new platform - yes, it's very nice and fresh.
But premium membership - nah. Certainly not for me. I'll continue to share information for free, thanks.
 
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A premium section is more a place for folks that simply do not want a specific discussion posted in public. It could be as simple as someone talking about a family member or a boss.

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A premium section is more a place for folks that simply do not want a specific discussion posted in public. It could be as simple as someone talking about a family member or a boss.

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You might do that - no way in hell am I going to put something up like that where a family member or my boss can also pay and access it.

Gave me a good laugh though - thank you.
 

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How To Find Conversations (Private Messages)

From the navigation, near the upper right-hand corner, click on your avatar to open the drop-down menu and select “conversations”.

- Cricket
 

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How To Find Subscribed Threads

Click on your avatar near the upper right-hand corner of the site and select “following” from the drop-down menu.

This will bring you to a page where you can choose to view followed discussions, forums, your discussions, and participated discussions.

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What's new seems to be full of stuff from Jaguar news feed that is totally irrelevant to Jaguar ownership.
 

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That lot popped up yesterday when the old forum crapped itself. Seem to be resurrected from somewhere past.


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