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Any Hope for This New GS Truck Camper Group?

MORSNOW
Traveler III
Traveler III

It's been a few weeks since the old forum was shut down and this new forum opened up, but I only see a few old members have joined and not really much for posts (20 total members as of the last few days).  I really liked all of the knowledgeable folks on the old forum who were so helpful with camper repairs and maintenance, but most didn't transition over.  I miss my daily morning reading on Good Sam, I guess Facebook camper pages are the future for now?

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2014 Wolf Creek 850SB
2012 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD 7,220# Truck/10,400# Camper Fully Loaded

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ya, this is my 21st year here and I did feel the same way but take a look out there for truck campers, there are no other good forums.  laitly I have been getting use to this, the having to log on every time is a pane but oh well.  as well as some of the group name chanes have comfused and left out the DIY group as it implies its only for maintenance now instead of actualy making things for the RV, and the Tech section has been renamed to imply its only for problems so it hard to decide where to post things now

2014 F350 6.7 Platinum
2016 Cougar 330RBK
1991 Slumberqueen WS100

In the upper right corner is a person icon. You can customize this icon from default so you can see whether you are logged in. When I post a message on my Android or Windows systems using Firefox as their browsers, it prompts for login and posts what I have written. I do know the cookies are not persistent on this new forum, so that is why it does not remember you later.


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Monkey44, yes, you have been on this forum as long as anyone I can think of.  My wife follows a truck camper and/or lance forum on Facebook.  I despise FB, so I have stayed away from it.

Wake Up America
2019 Lance 1062 and 2018 F-350 CC PSD 4X4 DRW
Tembrens, Rear Roadmaster Sway Bar, Torklift 48" Extention and 30K Superhitch
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I am still the moderator here. Admin has retired and another moderator has taken some of that role. The main admin is now Evan who is an emoyee of Good Sam. Our tools as moderators are currently limited, but Evan is working on adding more. The old forum software was no longer practical to maintain and a new platform was chosen that has vendor support. Changes are coming but don't expect a return to the old format.


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I agree with you totally Brad.  It's confusing and less enticing.  I'm still trying to figure it out, after more than twenty years on the old forum.  Best bet is I'll probably find my way into a different forum, and quit wasting my time here.  

Monkey44
Cape Cod Ma & Central Fla
Chevy 2500HD 4x4 DC-SB
2008 Lance 845
Back-country camping fanatic

BradW
Explorer II
Explorer II

I hate to be negative, but I absolutely hate this new format.  I'm sure there is a reason they went away from the old format, but this just doesn't work for me.  Who are the TC Forum Mods now?  Is Admin still around?

bradw

Wake Up America
2019 Lance 1062 and 2018 F-350 CC PSD 4X4 DRW
Tembrens, Rear Roadmaster Sway Bar, Torklift 48" Extention and 30K Superhitch
Our New Lance 1062 Truck Camper Unloading at Dealer Photos

Dewclaw
Explorer II
Explorer II

I was an old RV.NET user but have not kept up very well.  I agree, the old forum was full of knowledge and help.  I even contributed some but don't know if it was lost.  Anyway, the new forum has way too much white space and an amateur look to it.  My opinion.

 

2008 Northern Lite 9-6 Q Classic SE
2007 GMC 2500HD

jimh406
Explorer III
Explorer III

I agree the formatting makes it harder to read the threads.  Maybe they'll fix it.  I'll keep dropping by (probably every few weeks) to check.


'10 Ford F-450, 6.4, 4.30, 4x4, 14,500 GVWR, '06 Host Rainer 950 DS, Torklift Talon tiedowns, Glow Steps, and Fastguns. Bilstein 4600s, Firestone Bags, Toyo M655 Gs, Curt front hitch, Energy Suspension bump stops.

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@Bedlam wrote:

If you choose newest post first, it puts it right under the starting post for the thread. The problem you are seeing is when there are multiple pages in a thread, it displays on page one but takes you to the last page.

This is a forum formatting issue I hope will get resolved.


I tried that, but I still needed to scroll down to find where I left off reading the thread last visit so I can read posts progressively in order.  That's where highlighted or boldened text would really help me.  Thank you, Bedlam, I know change is hard on the moderators too! 

 

2014 Wolf Creek 850SB
2012 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD 7,220# Truck/10,400# Camper Fully Loaded

If you choose newest post first, it puts it right under the starting post for the thread. The problem you are seeing is when there are multiple pages in a thread, it displays on page one but takes you to the last page.

This is a forum formatting issue I hope will get resolved.


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@MORSNOW wrote:

I still miss being able to right to the unread posts on a thread.  I have to scroll through pages and watch the date and time stamps and figure out where I left off. 



Agreed MORSNOW, I'm still trying to figure out why some times I go straight to the first unread post and sometimes it goes to the first post, even if I've read it before. But you might try your settings for jump to unread posts. I'm guessing it's already set to display unread first. Then again maybe it isn't.

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I have the same box checked, but like you've experienced it doesn't actually take you to the first unread post.  Maybe it just puts the unread threads on top which I see as bold type until read, I wish the posts in the thread worked the same.

2014 Wolf Creek 850SB
2012 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD 7,220# Truck/10,400# Camper Fully Loaded

 


@MORSNOW wrote:

I still miss being able to right to the unread posts on a thread.  I have to scroll through pages and watch the date and time stamps and figure out where I left off. 



Agreed MORSNOW, I'm still trying to figure out why some times I go straight to the first unread post and sometimes it goes to the first post, even if I've read it before. But you might try your settings for jump to unread posts. I'm guessing it's already set to display unread first. Then again maybe it isn't.

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2001 Suburban 4x4. 6.0L, 4.10 3/4 ton **** 2005 Jayco Jay Flight 27BH **** 1986 Coleman Columbia Popup


@mkirsch wrote:

Actually making the (forum) change during the off season is strategic genius. It reduces the grumping and grousing about how they don't like change to a dull roar so it doesn't drive off everyone. They get used to it and help the rest when they come back in the spring. New members won't know any different.


I hope you're correct!  I still think it's a hard to read and navigate the site compared to every other forum I've been a part of or moderator of.  As I am getting a little more used to this weird layout, I still miss being able to right to the unread posts on a thread.  I have to scroll through pages and watch the date and time stamps and figure out where I left off.  Maybe if the unread were bold type like the main threads are until read?

2014 Wolf Creek 850SB
2012 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD 7,220# Truck/10,400# Camper Fully Loaded

Actually making the (forum) change during the off season is strategic genius. It reduces the grumping and grousing about how they don't like change to a dull roar so it doesn't drive off everyone. They get used to it and help the rest when they come back in the spring. New members won't know any different.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

Not sure I I care enough about being banned on this new forum - been posting on RV.net since 2002.  I'm finding it more difficult to navigate multiple categories, and tracking what I want to read.  The more times I come here, the less I like it.  Technology seems to make itself more difficult rather than improve itself.  Some websites even require a double sign in, and send a security code to my phone - which is troublesome if my phone is in the other room or in my truck, or wherever.  This one, I have to sign in every time, and then search instead of just pick a subject and see the last posts.  That could easily be my non-tech self as anything, but it is not simple, and I need simple.  I often enjoyed reading the camping forum first thing in the AM, but now it's almost become a chore instead.

Monkey44
Cape Cod Ma & Central Fla
Chevy 2500HD 4x4 DC-SB
2008 Lance 845
Back-country camping fanatic