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Dear Community Members,

Over the past year or two, there have been updates to the environment that have introduced challenges in usability and performance. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site performance has revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software this site uses. This has made it increasingly difficult and frustrating to support and upgrade to more modern reliable standards that users deserve. Our advertising experience and certain ad partners have further degraded the functionality of the site. This is not the experience we want for the members of this community.

Members want a fast site that performs well across all devices, to be able to find relevant and interesting content, and easily share through text, images, video and messaging on a secure platform. Our goal is to provide this ultimate user experience to all members.

We will be implementing a new platform to better meet the needs of this community and allow us to provide support more efficiently. Our focus is to create a sustainable platform that performs well, and loads faster on all devices, while offering seamless ways to search and connect. Technology is constantly innovating - by creating an environment that we control we can maintain the site with more frequent improvements and maintenance updates.

Although change can be difficult, we are here to support you through the process. We make every effort to review existing settings and make the changes needed so the migration goes smoothly. If you notice something doesn’t seem correct once the site goes live, don’t panic! We’ll have a dedicated person monitoring as the site goes live to answer any questions and provide support through this change.

What’s next?

I bet you’re thinking, “What does this mean for me and the community?” It does mean change, but it will help solve a large majority of the issues that this site may have been experiencing. We have reviewed reported issues, site statistics, traffic data, and user feedback to help us prioritize the changes and improvements. Uploading an image or video will be easier and streamlined. Ad formatting will change with a new site layout. The site will be more responsive - there is no need to use a mobile skin or special app! Security and user privacy will continue to be a top priority.

When will this be happening? Soon! We recognize the user experience is slow and there are bugs from the outdated software. The sooner we can change that the better we can make the experience for you. You’ll start to see activity related to cleanup in preparation for migration very shortly. We will post an announcement to the community prior to starting the actual data migration. Once the migration begins, the site will go into maintenance mode and will be read-only while data is being migrated.

We appreciate each member’s contribution to this community and look forward to an improved experience for you all.

- Community Support
 

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Oh No!!
Every time someone changes something to make my life easier, I'm confused for months.:sign0020:

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Actually, for me this site is one of the best performing ones I frequent...

I just hope it's not too much worse after the 'upgrade'....
 

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No complaints from my part...just hoping it doesn't get much worse. My son who is pretty good with computers and social media said that this site looks really old, to me this looks very good and easy to use :)
 

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I'm not overly impressed with the software the owners have implemented on some of their other sites. For one thing, I haven't found a way to edit a post, which is very annoying - because I invariably make typos that I don't see until actual posting. And I often think of a small addition to what I posted, just adding another word, phrase, or sentence. Screen contrast can be bad at times too, though there's a setting you can change for that.

These changes are for them, not the users IMO.
 

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IMHO the site performs well as it is; is easy to read, and I haven't come across any issues related to the so called "bugs". All I remember from the past is that when a change is made to "improve" things, we have had user issues for some time later (remember the disappearing post count problem which went on for weeks).

If the owners are able to change the platform smoothly with no issues, then go for it and we will learn to use the new one soon enough I'm sure.
 

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Just my analysis. It ain’t broke. It don’t need fixin.
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Just my analysis. It ain’t broke. It don’t need fixin.
Jim
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I totally agree. I haven`t seen a problem at all on the site, with speed or anything else.
Terry
 

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PLEASE DON'T SCREW UP THIS FORUM LIKE YOU HAVE SO MANY OTHERS. THIS FORUM WORKS GREAT FOR ALL US OLD FARTS, SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE, NOT ON MODIFYING THIS FORUM. IT WILL RUIN IT, I TRIED USING THE OTHER FORUM YELLOW BULLET AND IT IS A TRAIN WRECK, SUPER HARD TO FIND ANYTHING AT ALL, PURE JUNK, LEAVE TRIFIVE ALONE DAMMIT
 

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PLEASE DON'T SCREW UP THIS FORUM LIKE YOU HAVE SO MANY OTHERS. THIS FORUM WORKS GREAT FOR ALL US OLD FARTS, SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE, NOT ON MODIFYING THIS FORUM. IT WILL RUIN IT, I TRIED USING THE OTHER FORUM YELLOW BULLET AND IT IS A TRAIN WRECK, SUPER HARD TO FIND ANYTHING AT ALL, PURE JUNK, LEAVE TRIFIVE ALONE DAMMIT
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The members of the site overwhelmingly like things the way they are.
 

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The format of a bike forum that I HAD participated in for + 15 years recently changed. The morons that changed the format lost 18 years of the tech section including pix + the forum is damn difficult to navigate, posts cannot be edited & there are constant ads that pop up between posts in a topic = that forum sucks now.

Good luck
 

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PLEASE DON'T SCREW UP THIS FORUM LIKE YOU HAVE SO MANY OTHERS. THIS FORUM WORKS GREAT FOR ALL US OLD FARTS, SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE, NOT ON MODIFYING THIS FORUM. IT WILL RUIN IT, I TRIED USING THE OTHER FORUM YELLOW BULLET AND IT IS A TRAIN WRECK, SUPER HARD TO FIND ANYTHING AT ALL, PURE JUNK, LEAVE TRIFIVE ALONE DAMMIT
just in case you didn't hear me the first or second time
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You guys don't get it. The change is for them, not you. And it will happen, just a matter of when. They only care enough about what pleases the user to try to avoid a complete disaster. Not your convenience or what you like.

The new s/w will either save s/w fees directly or lessen the admin cost. They're already using it on other sites and have been for a while. Either way it's about saving money not making the site better. There's one possible issue in their defense. There may be a brick wall ahead with the current s/w and that requires change before hitting it. Kind of like Microsoft no longer supporting old OS.
 

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it is going to get screwed up just like they did Yellow Bullet. Yellow Bullet is absolutely horrible now and has 1/3 the traffic that used to have. Basically say goodbye to tri5 forums within the next three years as it will fall off that bad
 
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