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We are excited to announce that we are live on our new forum platform!

It’s been a long time coming. Let’s face it. Sometimes older forum technology lags behind other parts of the internet. Although seeing the same format for a long time is comforting, the member experience shouldn’t include dealing with outdated, unsafe, slow software.

The transition to a new platform will never be 100% smooth but the days of dealing with out of date forum software are over. We have teams dedicated to building a world-class community for you. The development has been steady with regular software releases since May 2019. Asking members for feedback and coming up with ideas for improvement is what we want.

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
Our algorithm will serve a personal customized feed based on your prior engagement with content on the site. If you’ve liked and or commented, or are following certain topics that are of interest to you, similar content will appear at the top of the homepage.

Search
We have introduced new search algorithms, powered by an industry-leading AI platform, to 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 over the first few days after migrating. During this process, you may see a limited number of posts until indexing has been completed. We appreciate your patience.

Finding Your Way Around
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.

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

You can also navigate more by clicking the 3 vertical dots.

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.
Take a tour and look around! Check out the Help section for some quick FAQs about the new platform.

Please keep all feedback, questions, concerns, requests for help, etc. regarding the new platform right here in this Feedback thread. This will help us make sure not to miss a request for help and also let us pass along your thoughts to our Product team. The Admins and I will be here to help along the way taking note of your comments.

- Community Support
 

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Love the new look, feel and navigation! Many thanks, for the effort!!

I do miss seeing where people are from, under their avatar. I know I can hover, and get that, but it was nice just to glance over and see.

Keep up the great work!!
 

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We are excited to announce that we are live on our new forum platform!

It’s been a long time coming. Let’s face it. Sometimes older forum technology lags behind other parts of the internet. Although seeing the same format for a long time is comforting, the member experience shouldn’t include dealing with outdated, unsafe, slow software.

The transition to a new platform will never be 100% smooth but the days of dealing with out of date forum software are over. We have teams dedicated to building a world-class community for you. The development has been steady with regular software releases since May 2019. Asking members for feedback and coming up with ideas for improvement is what we want.

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
Our algorithm will serve a personal customized feed based on your prior engagement with content on the site. If you’ve liked and or commented, or are following certain topics that are of interest to you, similar content will appear at the top of the homepage.

Search
We have introduced new search algorithms, powered by an industry-leading AI platform, to 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 over the first few days after migrating. During this process, you may see a limited number of posts until indexing has been completed. We appreciate your patience.

Finding Your Way Around
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.

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

You can also navigate more by clicking the 3 vertical dots.

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.
Take a tour and look around! Check out the Help section for some quick FAQs about the new platform.

Please keep all feedback, questions, concerns, requests for help, etc. regarding the new platform right here in this Feedback thread. This will help us make sure not to miss a request for help and also let us pass along your thoughts to our Product team. The Admins and I will be here to help along the way taking note of your comments.

- Community Support
thank you
 

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Nice upgrade! Fixed a few of our niggles it seems. Nice touch with the flags of our country with our avatars, same as another forum I'm on. Can use three character search terms (TPS, ABS, etc.) now, wish all forums could. I see that using the forum a bit will populate what you have read, and will take you to the latest post.... Tip, bookmark the "New Posts" page to go there directly without having to dig through the menus. Dark mode is very "black", could we have a couple of colour choices like dark Yamaha blue perhaps....
I see the moderator names are kinda old and perhaps those guys aren't active any more?
 

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Nice work on a thankless job admins!
 

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Another helpful tip- whatever list of threads you're looking at, on the right it says something like " 2 hrs ago" and the user name of the last post. Click that "2 hrs ago" link to go directly to the last post of the thread.

I have a header problem. The Black Box containing FJR Owners logo, search box & navigation icons is a permanent fixture. It stays there on every page. But when I scroll up, an overlay of Home/ Forum, etc. Thread title, etc. is put over the header so none of those moving links is clickable.

All in all this layout looks pretty but I've used it before and found it a giant PITA to navigate. None the less- good luck everyone!
 

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I really like the new appearance. Looks sharp. Thanks.
One little item:
All of the smileys that I see are text only, not the tiny cartoon images now. Maybe some setting at my end needs tinkering?
Thanks again.
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What??? No RED and SILVER FJR on the banner? :p
Let's hope that there will be no issues with "emojies and opening pictures" and when switching between different platforms I.e. Android,iOS,Windows etc.

Thank you for the update 🙂
 

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just tested the emojies from my Android smartphone are showing up correct on PC Win-10 (y)
 

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Great job with the "open post with multiple pictures" when on PC Win-10... finally the same experience as when on Android smartphone / tablets, meaning you click and open one picture and then just scroll to next picture, and the thumbnails underneath are great for quick "jump to" (y)
 

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I really like the new appearance. Looks sharp. Thanks.
Two little items:
No signatures? I listed my ride there. No Avatar blurb? That is where I had posted my location.
All of the smileys that I see are text only, not the tiny cartoon images now. Maybe some setting at my end needs tinkering?
Thanks again.
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If you click on that little down arrow to the right on your sig line your signature appears.
 

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Looks great, thanks for the effort, I know from experience this was not an easy task.
 

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new forum layout feedback:

just created one post under "Sport & Racing" and one under "General Chat"....when click on "NEW" top right (What's new) the two posts are NOT showing up?
 

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Thanks. All better, now. :cool:
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Absolutely love it. Although when I came here this morning I thought I had clicked the wrong link. Dark mode is especially nice.
 

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new forum layout feedback:

It was easier to read this forum "open tab icon" before, it would be nice if you can make it bigger and more distinct (yellow maybe) ?

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