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Dear 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 Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site performance has revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software on the site.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 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 Xenforo software to provide a modern and much 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. More time can be spent engaging, sharing, and contributing to your favorite community no matter where you are!

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
 

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Dear Community Members,

We have posted previous messages announcing a new platform coming to your community that will provide a better experience, faster page speed and work seamlessly across all devices, including mobile. We are excited to announce that Defendersource.com will be migrated to our new platform on Tuesday, December 3rd. The site will be in maintenance mode and in read-only while the migration is happening. This is expected site behavior as we move all the archived content over to the new sites. There should be no change in the content within your profile. All thread content will also be migrated to the new site. Your community may look a little different but all of the important information will still be there!

If for any reason there is a change of date, we will keep you updated on an alternative rollout schedule for the site migration. We look forward to your feedback on the new experience.

We appreciate your support!
 

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oh no please don't do it... Im on two other forums that have migrated and it sucks.

------ Follow up post added November 20th, 2019 01:38 PM ------

Here is a taste of whats to come.

https://www.alfabb.com/threads/stop-with-messing-with-this-site.689390/#post-8492633
Yeah not a fan of the new Alfa site. Spending less time there as a result. I guess I will have only two forums to waste the majority of my time going forward instead of 4. Sad really as I like change, if it’s good.
 

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Yeah not a fan of the new Alfa site. Spending less time there as a result. I guess I will have only two forums to waste the majority of my time going forward instead of 4. Sad really as I like change, if it’s good.
feel the same.. i can see why people that only use their phones might like it but I'm on a desktop most of the day and i don't enjoy the the new format.
 

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Couple of the sites I have used have/shutting down and going facebook. So anything is better than that?
 

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Couple of the sites I have used have/shutting down and going facebook. So anything is better than that?

That would be even harder to use/manage as the user than anything. Can you imagine a build thread?
 

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You guys are wasting your breath. The ones posting here are minions. They have no power or say.
 

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Dear 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 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 Xenforo software to provide a modern and much 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. More time can be spent engaging, sharing, and contributing to your favorite community no matter where you are!



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


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We drive old, slow, unreliable trucks with the aerodynamics of a loaf of bread, what part of that don’t you understand, don’t screw the pooch on this.
 

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We drive old, slow, unreliable trucks with the aerodynamics of a loaf of bread, what part of that don’t you understand, don’t screw the pooch on this.
same argument was made on the alfa forum (except for maybe the slow part) bunch of old guys that turn wrenches and have the board as their only form of social media... as John said we are wasting our breath. We are on a speeding train headed for a brick wall. I guess all good things must come to an end.
 

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Landroversonly made the switch about a month or so ago. It’s faster but 3 times the ads it used to have. I’m a mod on there and can barely bring myself to go on it
 

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And forget trying to get the Admins to respond to issues raised directly by moderators. Total lack of response for three weeks on an important subject. I'm a mod on two other forums they own.

Seems the Admins can't read PM helping them get to threads in the so called Area 51.
 
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