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Hello Everyone,

We're proud to announce that the new site look and feel has been completed for JeepPatriot.com! Our designers and software engineers have been hard at work on this for several months. It's designed to modernize the site, make it easier to use, and to make it more attractive to new members and guests that visit .

The forum software we use, vBulletin, by default is not designed to be friendly to the eyes or to look modern. We went down to the nuts and bolts of the forum software and templates, and have done a ground up approach. There are several things you will notice now that the new design is live.

1) The site should be significantly faster.

We have applied every modern technique to speed up page load and tested with all modern browsers. We want the forum to be extremely fast and easy to use.

2) The site will work much better in mobile and tablet views

We've started applying responsive design, and have designed and tested against android and iPhone devices, Android tablets, and iPads. If you are sitting at your desk or on your couch, or just on your phone, the site will work much better than it did before, and load fast. We are still working on improving the experience even further in the months to come, but we wanted to launch this as quickly as we could.

3) The homepage is bright, crisp and clean.

We wanted the first page users saw to look beautiful, so that when a new guest arrives and is debating whether to join JeepPatriot.com, they see a beautiful doorway, and they walk right in.

As a forum member you can choose to use the new design (which is on by default) or you can go back to the old design. We ask that you give it a chance and see if you like it. Like anything new, it will be unfamiliar at first, but we suspect that the speed difference will make you want to use this new one. If you do decide to switch back, the link is at the bottom left of each forum page, you pull down and select the theme called "JeepPatriot.com Classic".

4) Garages will be featured on the site

You can show off your JeeP, You can post pictures in your garage and share it with others. Make sure you post up some images to share with the community at the link below.

http://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/garage.php?do=editgarage

5) Users will be able to register with Facebook

6) The side bar can be hidden in your user options.

Click on my profile / user cp at the top right.

- click on edit your details on the left.
- Look for Show Sidebar on Forum Pages under Additional Information.
- Click disable and save.

7) Another new great feature is the @Mention user plugin. You can tag members by simply using the @ symbol.

8) Drag and Drop image uploader

We hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions on the design, please let us know, feedback is appreciated.

If there are any issues you see. Post them up here and we will get them worked out.

Thanks,
-Your JeepPatriot.com Team
 

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Errrr ..... get rid of the right sidebar, its pretty annoying.
 

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Errrr ..... get rid of the right sidebar, its pretty annoying.
6) The side bar can be hidden in your user options.

Click on my profile / user cp at the top right.

- click on edit your details on the left.
- Look for Show Sidebar on Forum Pages under Additional Information.
- Click disable and save.

Jeff M
 

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Cool.

I hate change so we will see how I feel about things after a few drinks ;)
Also I am premium, whys it stating to upgrade on the upper right?
 

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I th ink it looks great--change is always good if some new feature comes of it. Thanks for all your hard work and administering this site!
 

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The classic version is easier to go through on my iPhone 6 Plus. The new version has things not fitting to my screen. Also the "forum" button to get to the main forum page is only letting me pick specific forum and not see the shout box and the rest. Could be a personal problem. Thanks for all the hard work.
 

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The classic version is easier to go through on my iPhone 6 Plus. The new version has things not fitting to my screen. Also the "forum" button to get to the main forum page is only letting me pick specific forum and not see the shout box and the rest. Could be a personal problem. Thanks for all the hard work.
@Trueblueriot14

Try double clicking forums to get the main forum index.

http://www.jeeppatriot.com/forum/

Jeff M
 

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So far I'm liking this. It will take a little while to get used to but visually its much better looking. The mobile version is a major improvement on my iPhone. Before I always used the desktop version on my phone because the mobile version was a bit frustrating, but now that I'm trying out the new mobile site its been much easier to use

The garage feature is really cool btw
 

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Not sure what's up - my last post shows as Yesterday at 11:59PM, when I posted it 20 minutes ago (8:25pm EST 4/28/16). Also, the links in the Garage to upload images don't seem to be working?
 

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Man, I really like that red Patriot right in the center of the forum header ;)
 

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Been here almost 10 years
Seen a few changes
Dont like what i see
Dont like the new post function
I will still be around but probably wont be as active with this format
 

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So far I'm liking this. It will take a little while to get used to but visually its much better looking. The mobile version is a major improvement on my iPhone. Before I always used the desktop version on my phone because the mobile version was a bit frustrating, but now that I'm trying out the new mobile site its been much easier to use

The garage feature is really cool btw
X2 on everything you said. I'm loving it over all in general. Maybe I can even add more mods in my signature area.
 
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Been here almost 10 years
Seen a few changes
Dont like what i see
Dont like the new post function
I will still be around but probably wont be as active with this format
Hey, you know you can change it back to the old theme, right???
 
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