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Unread 2nd August 2019, 01:33 PM
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Default XenForo - COMING TO A FORUM NEAR YOU SOON!

At ORS we will soon be migrating the forum to the XenForo platform to provide an enhanced experience overall. There will be some changes with which we all need to familiarize ourselves but we’re aiming for a similar layout to the existing forum and an appearance somewhat like the XenForo community forum here: https://xenforo.com/community/

The plan is to go live end August / early September and your input, and patience, will be very important in shaping the forum to best suit the needs of the ORS community. We are still learning but can assure you that the XenForo experience here will be very different to another Subaru enthusiasts site frequented by some members here!

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Why are we doing this – well the vBulletin version being run is creaking and we want to add features but to obtain the latest version, which the experts have advised us against, is a complete conversion and there’s just been so many unhappy users and complaints about the latest vBulletin that it’s just not worth the risk. (BTW, prior to 2010, the developers of XenForo were once the Lead Developers at vBulletin so the transition to XenForo should be very smooth.)

Tapatalk – From a security perspective we would rather not provide a Tapatalk interface because XenForo already provides a good mobile interface. If you currently use Tapatalk please have a look at the XenForo community link above from your mobile’s browser as an example.
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Unread 2nd August 2019, 05:28 PM
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I'm looking forward to the upgrade.
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Looking forward to this, hopefully it will come with keyboard commands.
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@Ben Up North "Please Explain"
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@Kevin, I think he is referring to (e.g.) Ctrl codes, such as Ctrl+b for bold, etc.
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Yep, I tested that and it seems to work
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Kevin, I hope it's not going to turn out like the other two abortions that I have abandoned.
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We are still learning but can assure you that the XenForo experience here will be very different to another Subaru enthusiasts site frequented by some members here!
No way Peter!
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Sounds good. Looking forward to it.
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@Kevin, I think he is referring to (e.g.) Ctrl codes, such as Ctrl+b for bold, etc.
[ctrl]+[enter] to submit a post as opposed to clicking is sooooo much nicer.
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