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Dear Community Members,

We are excited to announce that we are live on our new forum platform! We’ve worked hard over the past few months with a leading design and product firm to deliver a cleaner, faster and more engaging experience for you. Our goal is to provide modern design and technology to make the site run faster, smoother and more reliably. All of the valuable content within the community is still here, even though the layout may look different.

A Consistent Experience Across All Devices
The site is optimized for all screen sizes, including mobile. All features are available and ready to use on all devices.

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
Your home page now features the most active forums, trending discussions, featured showcases, and top contributing members. This will help keep you up to date on what’s happening in your community and eventually become a very personalized experience for our members with all the great content you love surfaced effortlessly for you.

Search
We have introduced new search algorithms, powered by an industry-leading AI platform, that will 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. During this process, you may see a limited number of posts until indexing has been completed. We appreciate your patience.

Easy to Use and Navigate
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.

You can also navigate by clicking the 3 vertical dots.

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

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.

Bookmarks
Now you can bookmark your favorite discussions! 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.
These are just a few of the great new functions and features to try on the site. Take a tour and look around! If you have any questions, please check out the HELP section for some quick FAQs about the new platform, Help Section

Please let us know what you think about the new experience, your feedback is important to us.

Thank you all for your support during this amazing journey!
 

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Hello!
I will be here today as we begin to unpack from the move to this new software update. You may have a lot of questions or comments, or may need help orienting yourself to some of the things that look different around here. I hope I can help with that orienteering, and I hope I can help you feel comfortable navigating around.

My name is Gerrit, and helping people orient themselves as long as I can remember. I was born in Europe, raised throughout parts of the US, and now am in Canada with the Vertical Scope H
Q. Orienteering has been something I’ve done for most of my life, and was both the first merit badge earned, and the first one I taught within the Boy Scouts (yes I did that whole thing too). Quickly and accurately finding my way around is such a cornerstone of my life that my first tattoo naturally had to be a compass to help me navigate. (Though I did leave it up to the artist to make it less basic that something that looked like it’d need some sort of seasonal coffee drink) and it is all of these skills that I hope to bring here to you now.

Orienteering is never an easy skill, but with me as your guide through the site I hope that we can explore this brave new look for the site together. I won’t always have an immediate answer to your question, but I will work to find you the most accurate information together.

-Gerrit
 

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Please don't be afraid to explore and test out things to see how they work on the site. You can also see our FAQs here!

Although you can certainly use the "insert image" icon to upload an image to your post, you can also just drag and drop it to the text editor or even copy/paste it into there!



You can easily share videos just by adding the URL directly into the text editor!


Gif links from sites like giphy.com will display automatically just by adding the gif URL directly in the text editor. Try it!


I am also a huge fan of the dark mode for the community, it’s much easier on the eyes. What is your favorite feature?

I will be here to answer questions and to help you navigate, as needed.

-Gerrit
 

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So, new site apparently doesn't work with Mozilla (Firefox). Pulled the site up in Fire Fox, tried to login, and it says Security error occurred. Please press back, refresh the page, and try again.

I tried it twice, by pressing back, refresh, and try again. No joy. Went to MS Edge, and I could log in fine.

I almost exclusively use Firefox. Anyone else have a similar issue, or is there a fix I need to implement on Firefox to allow me to use with the site?

Mike
 

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So, new site apparently doesn't work with Mozilla (Firefox). Pulled the site up in Fire Fox, tried to login, and it says Security error occurred. Please press back, refresh the page, and try again.

I tried it twice, by pressing back, refresh, and try again. No joy. Went to MS Edge, and I could log in fine.

I almost exclusively use Firefox. Anyone else have a similar issue, or is there a fix I need to implement on Firefox to allow me to use with the site?

Mike
Works fine for me on Firefox 63 and Windows 7 Pro.

I don't like the new look, but I guess we have to accommodate all the people that access the site with phones and tablets.
I might be old, but I can still adapt. Orange Tractor Talks (Kubota tractor site) used the same BBS system that SNS did, which was nice to have the same UI on both sites I visit daily.
Oh well, life goes on.
 

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So, new site apparently doesn't work with Mozilla (Firefox). Pulled the site up in Fire Fox, tried to login, and it says Security error occurred. Please press back, refresh the page, and try again.

I tried it twice, by pressing back, refresh, and try again. No joy. Went to MS Edge, and I could log in fine.

I almost exclusively use Firefox. Anyone else have a similar issue, or is there a fix I need to implement on Firefox to allow me to use with the site?

Mike
Please clear your browser cache and log back in.
-Philip
 

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Works fine for me on Firefox 63 and Windows 7 Pro.

I don't like the new look, but I guess we have to accommodate all the people that access the site with phones and tablets.
I might be old, but I can still adapt. Orange Tractor Talks (Kubota tractor site) used the same BBS system that SNS did, which was nice to have the same UI on both sites I visit daily.
Oh well, life goes on.
Let me know if you need any help with the site.
-Philip
 

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How do I exit the Mobile View version of the site to a desktop message board forum..?
 

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Hello!
I will be here today as we begin to unpack from the move to this new software update. You may have a lot of questions or comments, or may need help orienting yourself to some of the things that look different around here. I hope I can help with that orienteering, and I hope I can help you feel comfortable navigating around.

My name is Gerrit, and helping people orient themselves as long as I can remember. I was born in Europe, raised throughout parts of the US, and now am in Canada with the Vertical Scope H
Q. Orienteering has been something I’ve done for most of my life, and was both the first merit badge earned, and the first one I taught within the Boy Scouts (yes I did that whole thing too). Quickly and accurately finding my way around is such a cornerstone of my life that my first tattoo naturally had to be a compass to help me navigate. (Though I did leave it up to the artist to make it less basic that something that looked like it’d need some sort of seasonal coffee drink) and it is all of these skills that I hope to bring here to you now.

Orienteering is never an easy skill, but with me as your guide through the site I hope that we can explore this brave new look for the site together. I won’t always have an immediate answer to your question, but I will work to find you the most accurate information together.

-Gerrit
Lots of objects across the screen. They block reading every forum and other responses.
 

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I'm sorry to say this but the new site is very hard to navigate and read. I know that times are changing but for me this doesn't work. Maybe you should have a vote as to which format best meets the needs of the users. New is not necessarily better. I'm still a 100% fan of SNS and will continue to participate but this is not going to be as enjoyable as it was. Screen scheme is blaw. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Hello!
I will be here today as we begin to unpack from the move to this new software update. You may have a lot of questions or comments, or may need help orienting yourself to some of the things that look different around here. I hope I can help with that orienteering, and I hope I can help you feel comfortable navigating around.

My name is Gerrit, and helping people orient themselves as long as I can remember. I was born in Europe, raised throughout parts of the US, and now am in Canada with the Vertical Scope H
Q. Orienteering has been something I’ve done for most of my life, and was both the first merit badge earned, and the first one I taught within the Boy Scouts (yes I did that whole thing too). Quickly and accurately finding my way around is such a cornerstone of my life that my first tattoo naturally had to be a compass to help me navigate. (Though I did leave it up to the artist to make it less basic that something that looked like it’d need some sort of seasonal coffee drink) and it is all of these skills that I hope to bring here to you now.

Orienteering is never an easy skill, but with me as your guide through the site I hope that we can explore this brave new look for the site together. I won’t always have an immediate answer to your question, but I will work to find you the most accurate information together.

-Gerrit
 

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Hello!
I will be here today as we begin to unpack from the move to this new software update. You may have a lot of questions or comments, or may need help orienting yourself to some of the things that look different around here. I hope I can help with that orienteering, and I hope I can help you feel comfortable navigating around.

My name is Gerrit, and helping people orient themselves as long as I can remember. I was born in Europe, raised throughout parts of the US, and now am in Canada with the Vertical Scope H
Q. Orienteering has been something I’ve done for most of my life, and was both the first merit badge earned, and the first one I taught within the Boy Scouts (yes I did that whole thing too). Quickly and accurately finding my way around is such a cornerstone of my life that my first tattoo naturally had to be a compass to help me navigate. (Though I did leave it up to the artist to make it less basic that something that looked like it’d need some sort of seasonal coffee drink) and it is all of these skills that I hope to bring here to you now.

Orienteering is never an easy skill, but with me as your guide through the site I hope that we can explore this brave new look for the site together. I won’t always have an immediate answer to your question, but I will work to find you the most accurate information together.

-Gerrit
 

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I myself don't embrace change very well, never have. Old and familiar works better for me as I'm comfortable with it. But change is inevitable, and we must adapt. A couple of things: I couldn't find the answers in the FAQ or in the search function. Is the notation that a member has replied to a certain thread missing? Finding the black dot in the old forum was pretty easy. I haven't located my friends list yet. Where's that? PM's and visitor messages are where? And lastly, there seems to be a huge increase in the amount of advertising scattered randomly about the site, or is it just my imagination?
 

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Does everyone see two large dark objects and a grey box at the bottom of every post? The grey box even goes up into text. What is that for? I have been on other forums that used the exact same format that Steve's was using and eventually switched to something new. The other forums went from a lot of activity to virtually none. Hopefully that won't happen here because this is a great site. My fear is that the majority of the users are older and if like me not so computer savy and will loose interest.
 

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Does everyone see two large dark objects and a grey box at the bottom of every post? The grey box even goes up into text. What is that for? I have been on other forums that used the exact same format that Steve's was using and eventually switched to something new. The other forums went from a lot of activity to virtually none. Hopefully that won't happen here because this is a great site. My fear is that the majority of the users are older and if like me not so computer savy and will loose interest.
The company that owns this site now owns a vast number of auto forums. The ones you mentioned that have switched may be owned by the same company. I think this change will result in less activity as well. Don't see it as a reason to gain more members and I hope I am wrong. The resources of knowledge both in members and archives is it's strongest feature. I hope it continues to be a go to source of Nova interests.
 

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Sorry y'all coffee took a moment to brew, let me see if I can help out:
How do I exit the Mobile View version of the site to a desktop message board forum..?
There is no difference in view any more, the site is optimized for any device or browser window

Lots of objects across the screen. They block reading every forum and other responses.
This issue has only been reported in old or legacy browsers no longer supported or being updated. Can you try looking at this with a modern or up to date browser to see if that fixes things?

I'm sorry to say this but the new site is very hard to navigate and read. I know that times are changing but for me this doesn't work. Maybe you should have a vote as to which format best meets the needs of the users. New is not necessarily better. I'm still a 100% fan of SNS and will continue to participate but this is not going to be as enjoyable as it was. Screen scheme is blaw. Just my 2 cents.
We will not be moving back to the old software as it was proving to be a greater and greater security risk. I'd rather not risk your safety, but if there is something we can do to help you break in your shoes as you walk about the site, I'd be happy to help.

I myself don't embrace change very well, never have. Old and familiar works better for me as I'm comfortable with it. But change is inevitable, and we must adapt. A couple of things: I couldn't find the answers in the FAQ or in the search function. Is the notation that a member has replied to a certain thread missing? Finding the black dot in the old forum was pretty easy. I haven't located my friends list yet. Where's that? PM's and visitor messages are where? And lastly, there seems to be a huge increase in the amount of advertising scattered randomly about the site, or is it just my imagination?
FAQ Can be found under the Help tab at the bottom of the screen, or by clicking here
There is a search bar at the top of your page, or you can click the 3 vertical dots to reach the advanced search option


Does everyone see two large dark objects and a grey box at the bottom of every post? The grey box even goes up into text. What is that for? I have been on other forums that used the exact same format that Steve's was using and eventually switched to something new. The other forums went from a lot of activity to virtually none. Hopefully that won't happen here because this is a great site. My fear is that the majority of the users are older and if like me not so computer savy and will loose interest.
Hey there,
Have you tried accessing this, or other sites, using a different browser? This is a browser side scripting error which has been fixed in all modern and updated browsers.

-Gerrit
 
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