What is happening to the site ? - IB's response post #63 - Page 3 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Ranger-Forums Office Post all comments, questions, and suggestions about the site in this sub-forum. Announcements will be posted here as well.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #51  
Old 08-08-2013
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
All,

Bottom line, none of the volunteer staff can solve any of the issues or concerns that have been becoming more prevalent. That is also why I presume you all have seen the decrease in the staff activity. Some have definitely been more active than others, but there is no doubt we are not as active as we once were. I have put countless hours in the forum to make it better, but the problems you all are having I cannot fix. That is frustrating, for us all.

I will also be stepping down as an admin and have named Ryan as my successor. So Ryan and Taylor are now the two new admins. However, please direct your concerns to IB. They are the ones who will have to address them.

Good luck and congrats to Ryan and Taylor!
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 08-08-2013
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by KLC View Post
All,

Bottom line, none of the volunteer staff can solve any of the issues or concerns that have been becoming more prevalent. That is also why I presume you all have seen the decrease in the staff activity. Some have definitely been more active than others, but there is no doubt we are not as active as we once were. I have put countless hours in the forum to make it better, but the problems you all are having I cannot fix. That is frustrating, for us all.

I will also be stepping down as an admin and have named Ryan as my successor. So Ryan and Taylor are now the two new admins. However, please direct your concerns to IB. They are the ones who will have to address them.

Good luck and congrats to Ryan and Taylor on their marriage!
Thanks for your help during your time as an admin Kris.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 08-08-2013
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Holy Matrimony?
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 08-08-2013
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrambler82 View Post
First we are getting loaded with ads !

Then we are getting loaded with SPAM !

Now I am being told I dont have permission to do this or that !

WHATS UP with this place, are we going to the DOGS ?

Also, I got a cancelation on the site auto subscription pay from PayPal, WTF if you dont need my money then I am not going to worry about it.

what is going on, are there that many changes in the back ground that are affecting the overall performance of this site ?

Things need to get better when new guys take over not worse !
I just renewed mine after about a year and i don't have ads on my screen anymore.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 08-09-2013
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
I don't have the ads either. KLC, sorry to see ya go. As for the Kewn? He's an *******, but he's my type of one. Can he be a dick sometimes? Yes but he has helped numerous people on and off the site.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 08-09-2013
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by morris View Post
I don't have the ads either. KLC, sorry to see ya go. As for the Kewn? He's an *******, but he's my type of one. Can he be a dick sometimes? Yes but he has helped numerous people on and off the site.
hahahaha
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 08-09-2013
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Once upon a time...
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 08-09-2013
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by headhoncho View Post
Once upon a time...
Lol yep
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 08-09-2013
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Ok guys, I basically sent a link of this thread to IB.

They have seen it, and have responded.

More updates to come. Don't hate on me for not going into details.
Trust me, its good news.


Now, you slackers get back to work.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 08-09-2013
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
They responded only to you? Or are they planning on telling us too
Reply With Quote
  #61  
Old 08-09-2013
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Ryan will post IB's response shortly.

Im crazy occupied at this moment in time, so forgive me if my posts are short.

Thanks guys.
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 08-09-2013
ranger024x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: nova
Posts: 5,061
sweeeeeeet!
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 08-09-2013
RazorsEDGE's Avatar
There's no lifeguard in the gene pool
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,501
IB's response:

Quote:
Originally Posted by IB Nolan View Post
So the double posting has gone on for too long and I am having the guys dedicate someone to fix it in the next two weeks (could be sooner but our tech team works in two week batches of projects and it is in there).

If the guys are seeing specific performance issues outside of the double posts then I need specifics in terms of what is happening and we can work to fix it.. is it general slowness? is the site returning errors?

The ad layout on Ranger-Forums was one of the smallest we have acquired and when logged in it still remains one of the least ad-heavy sites. The issue may be that the paying members are seeing them and if they can screenshot specific ads that they feel should not be shown and we can look to block it. RF is one of like 6 sites in our network with paying members who don't see ads and sometimes the newer ad units slip through.

Lastly we did talk at some point with Adam or Kris regarding an updated theme and I basically told them you guys see another theme that you like in our network of sites, found here: Sites - Internet Brands Automotive Group

We can take a design from another site and modify the colors or header and look to implement it over here. We recently had a new site, not listed on the site above that has a nice and clean design:
MyQForum - The Infiniti Q and QX Model Resource

But there are tons of others to chose from.

I apologize for lack of response early on but will do everything I can to break the notion these guys have of us simply buying the site to let it die.

We made it a priority to get items like the portal back early on and spent tons of time trying to dig into why everyone seemed to have left in 2011 and I look forward to bringing some new life to the site and working to make the members feel like they are being heard.

-Nolan
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 08-09-2013
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
That all sounds great. I am looking forward to results. They mentioned screenshots of ads, should we PM them the screenshots?

I'm all for helping make the site better, hopefully they follow through with their promises, IB just needs to be straight with us on what they need from us to help.

I do appreciate the response, it has eased my mind a bit.
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 08-09-2013
powerranger262's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hartford, WI
Posts: 1,222
The ranger isn't around anymore. Everyone else boughht a full-size. Turns out the truck that is still being made has more hits on their forums. Weird.
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 08-09-2013
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerranger262 View Post
The ranger isn't around anymore. Everyone else boughht a full-size. Turns out the truck that is still being made has more hits on their forums. Weird.
Except there are other Ranger sites that are just as active as R-F used to be. They may have stopped making them but there are millions still driving them.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 08-09-2013
djfllmn's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: York, PA
Posts: 5,796
i have this strange feeling IB is blowing smoke up our *** just to keep us happy
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 08-09-2013
Mcleary316's Avatar
Member

 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Posts: 2,322
I haven't been very active on here lately due to me working 50-60 hours a week and not having much time to do anything else. Work is done now and I have some free time again. As far as site problems, I have noticed them even with my limited activity.

To fix the ad problem: Install AdBlockPlus

Also I would like to formerly volunteer to take a moderator position. Please let me know if there's anything I can do. Thanks and congrats Taylor and Ryan.
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 08-10-2013
ranger024x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: nova
Posts: 5,061
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
Except there are other Ranger sites that are just as active as R-F used to be. They may have stopped making them but there are millions still driving them.
lol, I was thinking the same thing.
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 08-12-2013
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
Quote:
Originally Posted by djfllmn View Post
i have this strange feeling IB is blowing smoke up our *** just to keep us happy
Why not give it a few before judgement is passed. I tried to post earlier on this but it was taking forever to load. I dunno if it was the site or my wifi as the weather was jacked.
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 08-12-2013
camodown's Avatar
Lost in Nowhere
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 5,029
Good luck
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 08-12-2013
RazorsEDGE's Avatar
There's no lifeguard in the gene pool
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,501
Good to see you around Casey, any news on that manual t-case?
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 08-12-2013
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
What the heck Casey?

You always pop up at the weirdest times lol.
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 08-13-2013
02slammedranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dearborn, MI
Posts: 593
Well change one is that when you go into to the "Since Last Visit" button it only shows the since last visit whats new not all the threads you havent looked at also
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 08-13-2013
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02slammedranger View Post
Well change one is that when you go into to the "Since Last Visit" button it only shows the since last visit whats new not all the threads you havent looked at also
Thats been changed.

Also, a thread doesn't dissapear once you have viewed it. The title isn't bold, letting you know that you already viewed that thread.

I hated viewing a thread, and then either forgetting something or wanting to view it again...only to have it dissapear.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sneak peak on whats happening to the 98 Sonic04Edge Snapshots 2 06-25-2011 11:52 PM
88 Ford Ranger, Strange things happening fordfan2010 General Technical & Electrical 0 11-11-2010 09:22 AM
Heard of this happening? The Dtapes General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 03-24-2006 12:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:48 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.