Beware


DBK

The Favor Factory™
Staff member
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jul 30, 2005
14,598
Metro Detroit
Normally, I would not warn people, but Ford GT Forum is being overhauled. vBulletin is old, and there are going to be at least 3 more years of production of this car. It's time. The missile has already been launched and there is no turning back.

The interface is going to change, though not radically.

Things that should improve:

- Mobile functionality (no more Tapatalk necessary). About 35% of all traffic here is from a mobile device
- Integration with popular social media (FB, IG, YouTube) that should make the site more useful
- Improved content discovery
- Personal account customization
- General slickness of appearance, including the ability to tailor the site to your display preferences
- Search (still not going to beat Google)
- Better image handling, since pretty much all 3rd party image hosting is going down the drain
- Improved load times

Etc, etc.

I'm not going to lie; some stuff is probably going to get broken. I will do my best to get everything sorted and functional before it goes live and overtakes the old site, and I promise to put together some tutorials on useful changes.

Good luck everyone. I would say that there's no worse than a 50/50 chance the site will be erased permanently!
 

AJB

GT
Mark II Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jun 28, 2006
2,600
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Dave - looking forward to it !
Maybe I will learn how to post pictures..!
andy (ajb)
 

KJD

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Dec 21, 2005
916
Location, Location
Sometimes maintenance is required, sometimes the overhaul is needed.

Thanks much for keeping us going here!!!
 

Simon

GT Owner
Feb 19, 2013
827
Houston
Arby's really?! Will this hasten our demise.... I am looking forward to it!
 

ChipBeck

GT Owner
Staff member
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Feb 13, 2006
5,441
Scottsdale, Arizona
I'm a low tech guy struggling to make it in a high tech world and every change forces this old dog to learn new tricks. BUT....I'll figure it out. Fire when ready.

Chip
 

BAT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Oct 11, 2012
863
Central Mitten
All GIFs rejoice!!
 

roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
6,268
ma.
keeping up with the times is not a bad thing!
I BELIEVE IN DBK!!
In DBK we trust!
 

MJSFRX

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 26, 2010
732
Carlsbad, CA
:facepalm::leaving::ackThanks Dave, I’m sure it will all go well. Looking forward to the new look and functionality. I always felt like an idiot posting pictures that would ultimately be published upside down.
 

fjpikul

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jan 4, 2006
10,030
Belleville, IL
Yeah, just don't forget the RED backgrounds and cars.
 

partssmann

GT Owner
Jun 1, 2013
493
Arizona
Change is good. Looking forward to updates.
 

THamonGT

GT
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Amen Brother, Upward And Onward!! Push that Button and into 2019!
 

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steved57

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Mar 29, 2008
1,590
kilgore tx
Thanks for the heads up - you do what needs to be done and it will all be good I'm sure
 

Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
6,986
NorCal
Let 'er rip! Ready or not here it comes!

Ed
 

mccarter1369

GT Owner #1304
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 18, 2006
146
Denver, CO
Exciting news and I'm sure everyone will appreciate the upgrades. Thanks for the heads up, there will be some bugs (there always are), but I'm just appreciative for this great resource to data, material and knowledgable members!
 

Sinovac

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 18, 2006
5,457
Largo, Florida
Nuke and repave.
 

GTdrummer

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Mar 13, 2010
1,983
Richmond Virginia
Sadly, I probably wouldn’t have noticed.
 

Kingman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 11, 2006
4,048
Surf City, USA
Do you have a ballpark date for when information stored in 'Forum #1' is no longer available?

I ask as there is pertinent data within the Forum, and in my Inbox that I will want to capture before formal closure.

Thank you for the heads up.
 

Cobrar

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jun 24, 2006
3,844
Metro Detroit
All change is bad! I met a horse farrier over the weekend who is making a killing. Now I’m trying to find the buggy whip guy. :lol
 

Lightning

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
May 9, 2006
286
Hutchinson, Kansas
We can't stop progress!
 

Stef

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Apr 5, 2009
696
Southern California
On your mark, get set, get ready.....go! :poof: