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02-18-2004, 09:42 PM
File attachments to posts have been turned off as I prepare to migrate the forums to the new vBulletin software.

I haven't decided whether or not they'll be allowed once the new software has been fully set up, though the photo galleries will indeed remain open for posting of XC related images.

Keep in touch with this thread to find out all the latest on the upgrade... has been a much bigger job than I was expecting due to partially incompatible databases and software, but I think I have the system in place now for a smooth transition... should go some time in the next few days.  http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

02-18-2004, 10:16 PM
I'll miss the "old XC way" forum a little... http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif Well, I'll get over it one day! http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Thanks Taylor and keep up the good work. I enjoy the site very much http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

02-18-2004, 11:52 PM
Roger that Taylor. I'm sure the integration will go smoothly. Besides, I've come to realize that we're a pretty patient group here. http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Look forward to the new look and really appreciate the work that you do. http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif

02-19-2004, 04:29 AM

I must admit I read this thread with much trepidation; after all I was just getting used to using this board - with all its quirks (well, not many, actually).

I then popped across to the vBulletin people and noticed - well, what? - not a lot really, it looks ("it" being the demo pages and some sites using the program) remarkably similar, that is most things are in the same places and have much the same content as this Board.


I then looked at the owners - vB is British!! http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif Hooray, Hooray.

XC70.com is the only board to which I subscribe, so I don't exactly know what is out there - but I'm impressed with the quality here. However, I'm sure that our Grand Poobah has ensured that what we get will be as good as - if not better than the current setup.

I have also picked up a copy of the User Manual so I won't have to ask too many fool questions later.

I wait with bated breath for the roll out. All power to your elbow, Taylor.


02-19-2004, 10:30 AM
Mike (TrueBlue) -
If you want to get a taste of "what's out there", go to ColoradoK5 (http://www.coloradok5.com). That is THE definitive board for everything Chevy K5 Blazer 4x4 related. I've been a member over there for a few years now. It got so popular that Steve Fox (site owner) had to make it a "pay site", which I fully understand the reasoning behind it. I just have not "antied up" yet. You'll get an idea of what a well designed site looks like. Taylor's done a mighty fine job here as well!! Keep it up!! http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif


02-19-2004, 11:28 AM
Mike (BlueGrass-XC),

Thanks for that - Wow - a busy site, very colourful; lots of action.

BB's are very much more in evidence over your side of the Pond; I'm learning fast.

02-19-2004, 12:13 PM
's me again,

I didn't realize what Taylor meant by "File attachments to posts have been turned off" (assumed he meant not available for new posts) until I did some research on old topics, and then I saw No Pics, No links .

Oh dear, Oh dear, Oh dear. Please, please, please, O Great and Magnificent Poohbah will we get them back - at least for existing stuff; being able to bounce around and look at some of the excellent pictures is one of the great plusses for this site.

I'm happy to learn new techniques, but it would be horrible to lose the history.


02-19-2004, 03:19 PM
It's just bloody typical, you get use to a model, it 'wraps itself around you' like my '01 which appears to be the same time that this site was set up, according to Coastal's joining date and then.... 3 years later

Without warning, without press releases, without newsletters, without flyers, without nothing...... along comes a new model. O yea it&#39;s faster, it&#39;s better, it&#39;s sleeker, s&#39;pose its got &#39;clean lines&#39; (like the new S40), its going to be &#39;higher&#39; spec than before. http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif<span style='font-size:13pt;line-height:100%'>(with its 4x4 attitude)</span>

WHAT? our new site http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

So, lets look at what it does offer the &#39;driver&#39; http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/lookaround.gif

<span style='color:red'>WHIPS</span> - Working Hours Incorporating Peoples&#39; Social-lifes
<span style='color:red'>SIPS</span> - Silly Interesting and Problem Situations
<span style='color:red'>40/20/40</span> - The way the new board is split
<span style='color:red'>EBA</span> - Equally Balanced Answers
<span style='color:red'>AWD</span> - A Working Database
<span style='color:red'>DSTC</span> - Direct Straight Topical Commitment
<span style='color:red'>TRACS</span> - Try Raising A Comrades Spirits
<span style='color:red'>RTI</span> - Real Topics and Interesting
<span style='color:red'>GSM</span> - Good Supporting Members
<span style='color:red'>ECC</span> - Ever-helpful Clever Clogs
<span style='color:red'>BI-XENON</span> - Better Intelligents - Xenophobic Expess Notions On Nothing

Clad in baseball stitched leather and new Pearl colors.

<span style='color:green'>IT&#39;S YOUR BRAND NEW 2004 www.XC70.com</span> coming soon to a PC near you.

Watch local press for details. http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thumbs-up.gif http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/hehe.gif http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Can&#39;t wait http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/lookaround.gif