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WOW!! Sure looks different. Took a couple days off, came back and didn't recognize the place. Somebody had done a lot of hard work. Thanks. It looks nice.
 

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Dear Chrysler Minivan Community Members,

Over the past year, there have been updates to your community environment that have introduced challenges in usability and performance. We sincerely apologize if you have been negatively impacted. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site performance has revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software on the site. Once we started looking at how to address these issues, it became clear that we needed to determine how to fix the underlying problems.

We needed to improve user experience, site speed, and overall performance, all while providing a better advertising experience and a secure environment for you to interact with your community. For the past few months, we have been actively seeking a resolution to these issues.

We are excited to announce that we are upgrading your site!! We have been working with a design and product development team that has enhanced the Xenforo software to provide a modern and better-performing platform. Our goal is to deliver an experience that better fits the current and growing long term needs of your community.

The new platform is designed for efficiency, stability, and to be user-friendly across all devices, including mobile. You won't have to change skins to switch between your desktop, tablet or your phone. More time can be spent engaging, sharing, and contributing to your favorite community.

This is just the first stage of the new platform and we look forward to hearing your feedback as we make regular and timely improvements.

Thank you for all your support!

~ Community Support

Dear Community,

Tomorrow is the migration day! We are almost at the starting line and really excited for you to experience the new community platform.


As a reminder, the site will be put into maintenance and read-only mode while the migration is underway until completion. We will post a welcome message once the migration is complete and the site is back up. We look forward to your feedback and support in introducing the new site to your community.


Stay tuned!


~ Community Support
Dear Community Members,

We are excited to announce that we are live on our new forum platform! We have been working hard over the past few months with a leading design and product firm to deliver a cleaner, faster and more engaging experience for you. We have leveraged XenForo tools and features but added layers of 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.

Easy to use and navigate
We have made the design clean and simple to focus on the areas the community uses the most and removed clutter.

We have also introduced a number of new and updated features:

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.



Popular and New Posts
We have made it easy to navigate directly to the Popular (previously Active Topics) Posts. You can find the Popular section, which includes “New Posts”, by clicking on the trending up arrow in the navigation. Always be up to date!





Bookmarks
Now you can bookmark your favorite discussions! Bookmarks are a handy way to remember and easily find great content or stuff you want to read later.

Following
Following a thread is a great way to stay up-to-date on the topic, and receive alerts or emails when there are new replies. Thread subscriptions and watched threads are now called “Followed”. Your followed threads can be accessed by clicking on your user avatar, and clicking “Following”. We have migrated all of your existing subscriptions into the new platform.

Show off your own collection.
We have introduced “My Showcase” for you to show-off images of your own vehicles, modifications or road trips to the rest of the community and we have migrated in the existing data from our vBulletin Garages. This is your opportunity to upload often and share your passion! Visit Showcase.

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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 through the right-hand drop-down menu.

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:

Forum Listing – the forum index, or forum home, is now known as the Forum Listing page. It can be found in the drop-down menu with the 3 dots.

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 content you wish to share. The showcase would be similar to a catalog, whereas gallery would be like a photo album. Can be accessed from the drop-down menu with the 3 dots

Popular – is the new name for Active Topics. You can also directly navigate to New Posts / Today’s Posts from this button

Account Settings – is the new name for UserCP. The account settings can be found by clicking on your avatar in the top right navigation

Bookmarks – a great place to store valuable content that you may want to reference later.

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!

~ Community Support
Site staff and members, thank you for your continued feedback. We aim to offer solutions to improve your community with each release. We have another update for you as part of our continued efforts to respond to and action your comments, ideas, and suggestions. The following are some key things to look out for.

Online

Want to tell your fellow community members that you are online and ready to chat? This setting in your profile will allow you to adjust your avatar appearance If you want to indicate that you are online or control if fellow members can see if you are available. Look for the small green icon below the profile picture.




Reply Now

Find unanswered threads and discussions where fellow community members are looking for replies. Looking for Replies can now be found in the Popular section. This is a great way to jump into conversations about your favorite topics!


Software Foundation

Our goal is to build your community site on a more modern, stable and maintained software platform. XenForo has provided this foundation and your site has now been updated to the latest version 2.1.2. This base will help us to continue to deliver improvements and new features for you moving forward.

Please continue to send us your questions in our Community Feedback thread discussion and let us know what you think of the new updates. Your opinion matters!

Thank you,
Community Support

Site staff and members, thank you for your continued feedback. We aim to offer solutions to improve your community with each release. We have another update for you as part of our continued efforts to respond to and action your comments, ideas, and suggestions. The following are some key things to look out for.

Online

Want to tell your fellow community members that you are online and ready to chat? This setting in your profile will allow you to adjust your avatar appearance If you want to indicate that you are online or control if fellow members can see if you are available. Look for the small green icon below the profile picture.




Reply Now

Find unanswered threads and discussions where fellow community members are looking for replies. Looking for Replies can now be found in the Popular section. This is a great way to jump into conversations about your favorite topics!


Software Foundation

Our goal is to build your community site on a more modern, stable and maintained software platform. XenForo has provided this foundation and your site has now been updated to the latest version 2.1.2. This base will help us to continue to deliver improvements and new features for you moving forward.

Please continue to send us your questions in our Community Feedback thread discussion and let us know what you think of the new updates. Your opinion matters!

Thank you,
Community Support
 

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