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igor@af
01-14-2006, 10:27 PM
We apologize for the temporary change in looks. We are working to complete the upgrade as soon as we humanly can.

Please post here if you encounter any issues.

l_eclipse_l
01-14-2006, 11:34 PM
Avatars are not working at all.

Turbocpe
01-14-2006, 11:50 PM
Igor, the main page (http://www.automotiveforums.com/) that has a link about the forums being upgraded, is linked wrong. It is linked: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t505774.html

It should be: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=505774

The link noted on the front page brings up an error.

CivicSpoon
01-14-2006, 11:51 PM
Avatars are not working at all.
That's nothing new :wink: But seriously, I doubt fixing the avatars are very top on their list of things to do right now.

Site's lookin' good :thumbsup:

Turbocpe
01-15-2006, 12:40 AM
Igor, the main page (http://www.automotiveforums.com/) that has a link about the forums being upgraded, is linked wrong. It is linked: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t505774.html

It should be: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=505774

The link noted on the front page brings up an error.

Now both links work correctly.

Turbocpe
01-15-2006, 02:44 AM
Strange. The link from the front page isn't working again:

CassiesMan
01-15-2006, 01:28 PM
Outa curiosity, 'bout how much longer till the race section pops up.

pre98zetec
01-15-2006, 01:40 PM
Outa curiosity, 'bout how much longer till the race section pops up.was about to say the same thing, i can't get into any of the forums under Racing.

igor@af
01-15-2006, 02:45 PM
Racing forums work now.

FormulaLT1
01-15-2006, 03:20 PM
Some of the smiley's don't always work but I am digging the new look and easier to use functions.

Decs0105
01-15-2006, 03:24 PM
Some of the smiley's don't always work but I am digging the new look and easier to use functions.

yep, noticed that too, some smilies aren't working... but beside that it's a great new look!

pre98zetec
01-15-2006, 04:14 PM
Racing forums work now.
:cool:

l_eclipse_l
01-15-2006, 04:42 PM
That's nothing new :wink: But seriously, I doubt fixing the avatars are very top on their list of things to do right now.

Hey genious, if you didnt notice he asked for any problems. I posted a problem. I don't care if it's at the top of the list or not, it's a problem none the less.

FormulaLT1
01-15-2006, 04:50 PM
No bickering please. All comments are welcome but no need for insults.

troy1
01-15-2006, 10:02 PM
yep have smilely issues also

97cavalier
01-15-2006, 10:53 PM
almost every time i post or reply, i have to sign in, even tho i have the "remember me" checked.

igor@af
01-16-2006, 12:37 AM
The smilies are working now.

igor@af
01-16-2006, 12:38 AM
almost every time i post or reply, i have to sign in, even tho i have the "remember me" checked.

Try clearing your cookies:

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/faq.php?faq=vb_user_maintain#faq_clear_cookies

cdru
01-16-2006, 08:24 AM
It's not really a bug, more of a visual preference. To me, the various sub-forums listings appear quite large. Having the thread title, last poster, and last post date all on seperate lines forces each subforum to have quite a bit of white space around it. I'd like to maybe reformat that somehow so that each forum doesn't take up quite as much space.

Also related, sub-forums (such as the performance, non-performance, and problem diagnosis under Chevrolet Cavalier) take up a simiar amount of space as well as the sub-forum header breaks the continuity of the page. It just looks strange. I'd like to see somethink like on this page (http://www.satelliteguys.us/index.php?) under the Dish Network forum where the sub-forums get something like a bullet point.

directory
01-16-2006, 12:17 PM
any chance we get the stars back under our names? just wondering...

Blackcrow64
01-16-2006, 04:45 PM
The last few days I have been getting an error once in a while that says "The server has timed out." At first I thought it was my ISP but then I realized all other sites worked except for AF in which I would get that error message.

igor@af
01-17-2006, 08:13 PM
The last few days I have been getting an error once in a while that says "The server has timed out." At first I thought it was my ISP but then I realized all other sites worked except for AF in which I would get that error message.

Does this still happen?

l_eclipse_l
01-17-2006, 10:10 PM
Does this still happen?

It has been much better in the last ~day or so.

Blackcrow64
01-18-2006, 04:12 PM
Not as bad as it was, but I have still gotten it a few times...

igor@af
01-18-2006, 07:22 PM
Tradional AF style is being restored and is now the default for AF. However, if you scroll down to the page, you will notice that the previously used style is also available.

Peloton25
01-18-2006, 07:51 PM
Hey Igor-
Any chance of scaling down the font size on usernames - some of the longer ones are causing pages to be formatted strangely. This may be a known issue or a work in progress, but I thought I would add it here.

I haven't seen any other issues so far. Keep up the good work for us! :thumbsup:

>8^)
ER

l_eclipse_l
01-18-2006, 08:16 PM
Looking much better, thank you.

Blackcrow64
01-18-2006, 08:21 PM
I'm lovin it again! :thumbsup:

'97ventureowner
01-19-2006, 02:36 PM
I've encountered an issue over the past few days where I click on "Automotive Forums" which I have saved in my Bookmarks in Mozilla browser, and a window appears that says,"automotiveforums.com cannot be found". If I click 'ok' the box disappears and I click the AF line in my Bookmark again, and the site then comes up. It doesn't happen all the time I click on the bookmark, and it last happened to me this afternoon.

igor@af
01-19-2006, 11:28 PM
I've encountered an issue over the past few days where I click on "Automotive Forums" which I have saved in my Bookmarks in Mozilla browser, and a window appears that says,"automotiveforums.com cannot be found". If I click 'ok' the box disappears and I click the AF line in my Bookmark again, and the site then comes up. It doesn't happen all the time I click on the bookmark, and it last happened to me this afternoon.

what is the actual URL (the web address) of your bookmark?

'97ventureowner
01-20-2006, 02:51 PM
what is the actual URL (the web address) of your bookmark?
This is the actual address I copied and pasted from my address window that appears in the toolbar at the top of the page once I click on the bookmark for AF:http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/index.php On the bottom of the screen, when I click on the bookmark, it says "waiting for www.automotiveforums.com" I visit this site twice a day and maybe out of the last week or so it has done it 3 or 4 times, so I think the bookmark link is still good as that is the only way I access this site. I'm just thinking it's probably a quirk related to all the changes the site is undergoing, and maybe I get that message when the site slows down. I have been also getting the message that other members have been getting to "check back in 5 minutes, maintenance related, etc.while I am on the site. Maybe I'm trying to connect to the site during one of those times, hence the error message.

roboticgod
01-21-2006, 02:32 AM
when opening new links it takes a long time to load the pages, longer than it did a week or so ago. Will this improve with time?
Other than that the site looks great! :thumbsup:

igor@af
01-21-2006, 02:35 AM
This will improve

jason-1995fbody
01-22-2006, 08:10 PM
every time i try to upload pics everything seems to be going fine but the pics are not in my gallery:banghead: is this me or a problem with af


also i like the new looks you guys are awsome

Stevo2
01-29-2006, 12:39 PM
Just an observation..the Instant email Notification does not seem to work.

WRX-15
03-13-2006, 11:06 AM
Something is not right with searches. First you can't search a forum by itself anymore. I want to find articles in a forum not in all forums. Second when I do try to use the search it doesn't show the article I am looking for.

jeffcoslacker
03-28-2006, 05:45 PM
Is that why the server has stopped responding nearly everytime I post or try to change forums for the last couple of weeks?

Sure is irritating. Can never tell if my reply posted or not, etc.

CivicSpoon
04-02-2006, 07:47 PM
For anyone who knows for sure, is the server failure thing fixed or is it something we should all expect again in the near future. Just curious, not trying to be rude.

liam821
04-03-2006, 12:56 PM
I've installed the new database server over the weekend, things seem to be screaming fast for me right now. How is the speed now?

thanks,
liam

CivicSpoon
04-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Seems a lot faster now (even all the way here in NY) :bigthumb:

liam821
04-06-2006, 02:59 PM
Seems a lot faster now (even all the way here in NY) :bigthumb:

Awesome im thinking the same thing. Anybody else?

Rex Crabtree
05-30-2006, 05:20 PM
5/30/2006

“I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY 1993 CAPRICE CLASSIC LS, 5.0 LITER, and FUEL INJECTION”

THE PROBLEM IS THAT AT A STOP SIGN OR LIGHT THE IDLE SURGES AND THE ENGINE WILL DIE IF I DO NOT PUT IT INTO NEUTRAL WHILE WAITING FOR LIGHT TO TURN GREEN. IT WILL ALSO SURGE AT FREEWAY SPEEDS AT TIMES, OTHER TIMES IT WILL RUN PERFECT AT ALL TIME. IS THERE A QUICK FIX FOR THIS OR SHOULD I TURN TO A MECHNIC.


THANK YOU,
REX

fiberglasscivic
06-14-2006, 12:11 AM
Not sure if this is due to the new look or not but when I type my name into the username box and tab to go to the password box, it takes me to the one at the bottom of the page (if I started at the top) and vice versa.

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