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Old 07-31-2021, 02:33 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Running the same forum platform over a decade doesn't help either. I wish this forum were easier to use, and other forums have a "dark mode".
Not sure this forum is harder to use than the dumpster fire that is modern infinite scroll

99% of those lost a bunch of features after conversion
The search became worse
Forums with a garage or individual member related pages broke
The username logins get hidden on a phone (gotta use fbook or turn the phone horizontally to find the one page with the remaining login button)
Photo attachments manage to become worse (or removed entirely like mynissanleaf)
Colors are terrible although dark mode is nice

The best case scenario I’ve seen of an old forum updated is the vogons forum conversion and even that one added unwanted mandatory features (like categorizing your photo links/attachments with a liability waiver classifying it as public domain/ free use etc)
and screwed up active topics and other shortcuts

Most vehicle forums I have seen convert to modern have lost a lot of membership so I’m not sure the classic example of vertical scope coming in converting to infinite scroll with dark mode is a good example and I can think of no good examples only neutral +

Although a huge undertaking if the forum could improve what it has with an optional alternate browsing mode that would have to be the fine line needed to thread the kneedle without killing the forum

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Old 07-31-2021, 03:02 PM   #92 (permalink)
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Running the same forum platform over a decade doesn't help either. I wish this forum were easier to use, and other forums have a "dark mode".
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:38 PM   #93 (permalink)
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The description of what ecomodding is features only ICE platforms when it refers to "pumps" :

Maybe this should use more PHEV and BEV language, too.
Possibly it also has something to do with most EVs being quite harder to mod their stock powertronics, yet some models reaching the need for a battery replacement could make it interesting to look at improvements and retrofits.


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Also, we draw interest from folks with work trucks of a few types. Why don't we build on that. Truck subforums. More representation of them on the main page. Improving a work truck's EPA fuel economy by 10% is still ecomodding, even if it still gets under 20 MPG US.
That's a good point, not only for work truck owners but also for those who buy one for private use as they prefer brand-new while a more conventional car would be on short supply.
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We know who the mods are, but is there a man behind a curtain somewhere?
The owner is, whatever that may be now-a-days. I can't see these things making much money, but someone is doing that because this format seems popular.
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Tim (Daox) and I are the owners.

Verticalscope pestered us for years to sell them the forum, and maybe we should have! (The site makes a small amount of income from ads, most of which are hidden from members.)

I'll admit the home page is an issue I've been avoiding for years. (Most of the non-vBulletin coding was/is done by me, not Tim.)

But that's because I operate on the assumption that nobody really looks at the home page. The fact is, the vast majority of non-members who arrive on the forum get here from search engines, so they land on thread pages.


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Old 08-06-2021, 04:38 PM   #96 (permalink)
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I never visit the homepage. I click "Recent Posts" continually.

I'm sure I discovered EM from a Google search of some efficiency related question I had, and y'all have been stuck with me since.

Not too sure what the mobile phone experience is like on here, but I assume that's how most people do their internetting these days (gluttons for punishment, all of them).
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Old 08-06-2021, 08:05 PM   #97 (permalink)
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The mobile "skin" is not great. It's a very simplified version of the site - half the functionality of the desktop skin.

That's on vBulletin.
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Funny, on my hardware, the mobile skin and desktop version features are identical, and a good copy of the other similar sites functions. YMMV.
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Old 08-10-2021, 01:58 AM   #99 (permalink)
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I didn't have much issues whenever I had to use my phone to access Ecomodder. Mostly it was my keyboard being configured for Portuguese instead of English.
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Funny, on my hardware, the mobile skin and desktop version features are identical, and a good copy of the other similar sites functions. YMMV.

Thanks for pointing that out - that's not how it should appear!

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