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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-18-2006 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
With the many recent problems we've been having here with our UBB program it's becoming clear to me that I need to upgrade our site with a new bulletin board program. I've resisted this for a long time because the program quality I want for M&M isn't cheap, {did I mention the M&M bookstore is a GREAT place to do your Christmas shopping for books, tools, toys, DVDs and other items? } and since I don't want to mess anything up I'll be hiring someone professional to install it. So look for changes soon to come.

Right now I'm looking for a program we can use so we don't lose any of our old threads, we currently use cgi files in this program and they are the bulletin board equivalent of cassette tapes in a CD world.

What I want to ask is if any of you who surf different boards can point me to specific boards that you like the looks and functionality of. I presently really like the format we use, the forum layout and the threads. This is what I'm really looking for. I want it to really be user friendly, easy to use and understand for all our members, remember that most of us are car guys, not computer experts. If you can point me to board types you like, that would be great.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

mach1mike
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posted 11-18-2006 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach1mike        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:

What I want to ask is if any of you who surf different boards can point me to specific boards that you like the looks and functionality of. I presently really like the format we use, the forum layout and the threads. This is what I'm really looking for. I want it to really be user friendly, easy to use and understand for all our members, remember that most of us are car guys, not computer experts. If you can point me to board types you like, that would be great.


Can't go far wrong with this format

http://www.mocgb.net/forums/index.php

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-18-2006 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Yeah, vBulletin is one of the ones I'm considering.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

70 Pony
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posted 11-18-2006 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony        Reply w/Quote
STEVE....As the KING of computer morons (ME)
I LOVE the way M&M is formatted and I think it is the easiest board to navigate....
Please remember "KISS" Keep It Simple Stupid
(Me not you)...
Not much of a book buyer, but my donation to the new endeavor will be forwarded in a couple of days.
Good Luck and Thanks for everything.
Eddie D

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-18-2006 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
That's what I'm looking for, Eddie, clean, uncluttered, easy, clear, and bright so folk don't need to squint.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

68 Coop
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posted 11-18-2006 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
I like this format the best too Steve, very simple to navigate. By the way, my donation towards keeping it up and going is on the way. Hopefully it will help some, just wish I could do more.

Mine should be there by now Steve, it's under the GF's name on the CC, but I pay the bill.

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William
M&M# 4256
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68 Coupe
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-18-2006 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
<---suffering from a SEVERE case of sticker shock!

Yes, folks, the M&M Bookstore is an AWESOME place to do ALL your Christmas shopping!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

JSracing
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From: Batesville, MS. U.S.
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posted 11-18-2006 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JSracing        Reply w/Quote
Steve, have everyone cough up $5-10 bucks for this change. We can do it through paypal.

I know some folks @ Memphisracingscene.com that use/install bulletin board software a good bit, you want me to ask? cost estimate I mean.

http://www.460ford.com/index.php

You can also ask "chilly" on the 460 Ford forum by email what it cost to maintain/transfer to that format. That is a good,easy to navigate type. ( I know nothing about types ) I know it met with ALLOT of resistance at first, as will your decision to do so here, all I can say is "do it anyway". The gripers that hate change will eventually like it better. I have no complaints about this format, but the others are nicer no doubt.

I don't see how anyone could object to giving up 10-20 bucks for a 1-2 year membership at this site.

I give up a 14 buck membership fee to Tiger forums every year. They have a deal where you can only view "one" public forum if you aren't a contributor but you can still particpate. Contributors get private messaging and access to the want ads etc.

It is certainly worth that small price.
there are members of both types there, usually the non-contributors turn into contributors after 5-6 months.

If you have a hobby like Mustangs, 14 bucks won't kill you.

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JS
Life`s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-perserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "holysh....t what a ride!!!"

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Bulldog66
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posted 11-18-2006 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bulldog66        Reply w/Quote
If there's not already, be sure to put up a paypal link. I'll gladly contribute.

Best site on the net, Ford related ( for me ).

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-18-2006 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JSracing:
I know some folks @ Memphisracingscene.com that use/install bulletin board software a good bit, you want me to ask? cost estimate I mean.

That would be great, I think I'm looking at installing either vBulletin or PhpBB like the 460 site uses, and converting my UBB 5.47d files to either format. I read the instructions on using a converter and there are too many ways to mess up for me to even attempt.

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Fastymz
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posted 11-18-2006 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JSracing:
Steve, have everyone cough up $5-10 bucks for this change. We can do it through paypal.


I don't see how anyone could object to giving up 10-20 bucks for a 1-2 year membership at this site.

If you have a hobby like Mustangs, 14 bucks won't kill you.


I agree with Jerry
Let us what we can do to help. I tend to have some free time for the computer all week long. So if I can be of any help,research,collection etc just let me know.

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68 Coop
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posted 11-18-2006 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bulldog66:
If there's not already, be sure to put up a paypal link. I'll gladly contribute.

Best site on the net, Ford related ( for me ).


There already is a link at the bottom of the page. Right above the BIG blue box that has the links to post pics.

67stang
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posted 11-18-2006 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang        Reply w/Quote
Another example of phpbb...

http://www.panamacityjeepclub.com/phpBB2/index.php

And it was free.

Scott H
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posted 11-18-2006 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott H        Reply w/Quote
Steve,
That donation from "cobracars" should cover my membership dues for a few years (at least).

Stewart
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posted 11-19-2006 01:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart        Reply w/Quote
Steve, a couple of sites I peruse use vBulletin Version 3.5.4

It's a clean setup and is VERY user friendly. I'm just not sure how much it costs.

I know a brand new club that recently switched to UBB format (Ca-Mustangs.com) uses vBulletin Version 3.5.3 and it didn't cost them too much to purchase.

Personally, I hate phpbb. I've never liked the type of user interface phpbb uses for the forums page. phpbb seem's like a step backwards, not up. Heck, in my opinion, it's not even a step sideways!

Kathy Bowers runs the http://www.mustanggt.org/forums/index.php site. It's vBulletin version 3.5.4 and I remember when she and her husband Davis switched over to it. They had ton's of stuff to transfer over to the new UBB.

Kathy is a member here, but she hasn't posted in years. She's a really nice person though (judging by her posts and the few emails we've swapped way back when I was an active member at her site) and I bet she wouldn't mind answering any questions you might have regarding the transition problems you'll face.

If you like, I could drop her an email and point her to this thread.

Stewart

PS - Spend a few days immersing yourself at mustanggt.org. Get the feel of it on a daily basis. Visit it several time throughout the day. I'm betting you'll see how phpbb pales in comparison. In my opinion, vBulletin is to phpbb the way a moped is to a Mustang GT.

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Stewart
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posted 11-19-2006 01:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart        Reply w/Quote
Oh, I forgot! The Bowers site is family run, like M&M. They accepted membership donations to help defray the cost of their change to a vBulletin setup.

I know you don't want to "charge", but how about you allow us to donate for the cause? If you look at http://www.mustanggt.org/forums/index.php you'll see this at the top of the page "This message board and web site has been made possible through donations from: List of Contributors THANK YOU!!!!"

Plus, under the member name, instead of "gearhead" or whatever you choose as the setup for the different catagories for the registered user, you can put "Donating Member" for recognition.

Another plus to upgrading to vBulletin is the ability to have a vendor forum.

You can set one up for MoneyMaker Racing where Alex can sell his products, one for Mustangs Plus as well as all your other supporting vendors (SV's) that pay for ad space.

I mean, how many members here can proudly state we've saved money on your vehicles because of the community you have put together here? Is it really to much to ask, to allow us to pay it back in the form of a donation?

C'mon Steve, set up a Paypal account and let us show you some love!

Stewart

PS - With the upgrade, there will be TONS of new smiley's you can add!!!

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Stewart
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posted 11-19-2006 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart        Reply w/Quote
Oops! I never realized there was already a Paypal link for donations!

Mine is on the way!

Stewart

EDIT: Scratch that. It's not on the way. It's done!

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Said cynot65 to a troll on the board: "what a demented little spit puddle you are"

Black '99 Lightning
- It's my 13.19 second work truck!

2000 7.3L PSD Excursion
- The family land yacht

1990 Platinum GT: 25th Year Anniversary Edition
- Stolen and stripped, waiting to be rebuilt and reborn.

M&M Member #437

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ekbeanctr
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posted 11-19-2006 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr        Reply w/Quote
Steve,
Don't have as much time as I used to have to visit M&M, but all the help I received on my Mustang plus all the great people I was able to interact with through M&M makes it easy for me to make the right decision. Paypal is on the way.
Also, I don't know what they use but www.bigblockdart.com is pretty easy to use.

Ernie

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capri man
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posted 11-19-2006 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
done, thanks steve!!

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pmhvps
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posted 11-19-2006 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pmhvps        Reply w/Quote
This is our clubs Home page. Straight forward, easy to use.

http://www.acscc.com/index.php

Mike.

hwyman3
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posted 11-19-2006 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3        Reply w/Quote
Steve,

I'll add another vote of support for phpbb. When our club updated it's web presence back in February, we went with phpbb mainly due to the cost (it's free). I set up the bullittin board and found it very easy to use. If you want to check out our club's message board, you can try the link here:

http://www.somdmustang.org/phpBB2/

Phpbb has been easy to manage and so far, we really haven't had any problems with it.

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M&M #3962 MCA #52100
2002 Laser Red GT Coupe The Highwayman 3
2006 F-150 STX Supercab 4x4
Southern Maryland Mustang Club
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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 11-19-2006 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker        Reply w/Quote
Here's one I visit that works real smoothly:

http://www.royal-orleans.com/phpBB/index.php

And another group moved from MSN groups to this one:

http://fordtruk.com/forums/

They both seem to be php, whatever that is.

Tracy

Tracy

hwyman3
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posted 11-19-2006 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DidgeyTrucker:

They both seem to be php, whatever that is.

Tracy


Tracy,

PHP is a programming language that allows for dynamic web page creation. In other words, it allows you to make webpages that can be easily updated on the fly, like this message board. In a static page, each of us would have to co in and update the code for teh page evertime we add a post. Using php, we can update threads without getting into writing all teh programmin required for the page to show up on the screen.

phpBB is one program that can set up a message board such as M&M. One advantage of phpBB is it is a free, open source program where an entire community writes and updates the code it uses.

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M&M #3962 MCA #52100
2002 Laser Red GT Coupe The Highwayman 3
2006 F-150 STX Supercab 4x4
Southern Maryland Mustang Club
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-19-2006 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
A very big THANK YOU to the folks that sent donations to M&M, namely Scott H, Stewart, ekbeanctr, Capri Man, and Big D, it's very much appreciated!

Also thanks to everyone that gave me site to look at. I spent several hours yesterday with a vBulletin demo and I was pretty impressed with it's functionality.

I've visited PHPbb's website and they seem interesting too. I notice everybody uses the basic template and I was wondering why nobody used any of the other many types they have? I liked especially the ones named 'Classic, Jet, Neon, Saphia, SubLite, and SubSilver. You can view them here: http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo.php

I didn't see a price list for their programs but you say they are free? Why are they free when the vBulletin costs so much? What is the catch? The VBulletin is priced comparable to what I paid for the UBB board.

I want this to go off without a hitch, that's why I'd prefer a professionial install it. I installed our board originally and had bugs I had to hire tech support to straighten out and when I did subsequent updates I hired out. Chasing errant Cmod commands is not my idea of a good time. And in this case, in order to keep all our old posts I'll need to convert tons of cgi files over. That's a bag of hornets I don't want to stick my face in.

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sigtauenus
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posted 11-19-2006 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
Steve, I really like the simplicity and the look of M&M.

There are only two other features other sites have that are nice is 1) the subscribe to thread feature. M&M lets you get an email to a thread you started when a new post is added, but its nice to be able to do that to a topic you posted to but did't necessarily start. 2) the private message feature. I like this because I'm a governemnt employee and can't check my home email from work, and vice versa, so sometimes its is easier to handle a conversation through private message since I can check those from both work and home.

hwyman3
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posted 11-19-2006 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3        Reply w/Quote
Steve,

The reason for the cost difference is all of the developers of phpBB are volunteer. They continuiously update the program and do it for maintaining their shills or to learn. vBullitin is a commercial product and is there for profit.

I looked at both when our club set up it's website. I liked the fact that phpBB also has a very good support system in place. The reason So. MD Mustang Club uses pretty much the standard template is that this was the very first board I set up, and I wanted to limit the amount of problems coming out of the gate. Yes, I did have a few bugs, but so far, it's working pretty well (knock on wood).

I would be willing to help you on the update to M&M if you wish, Steve.

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Greg W.
M&M #3962 MCA #52100
2002 Laser Red GT Coupe The Highwayman 3
2006 F-150 STX Supercab 4x4
Southern Maryland Mustang Club
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-19-2006 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Stewart, I'm curious about what you don't like about PHPbb if you wouldn't mind explaining?

Greg, thanks, I may need to call on you if I do the install. The conversion from cgi is what concerns me. I looked over a script for a converter and it didn't look fun.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-19-2006 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Looking at the control panel for PHPbb I see why the price difference. The PHPbb is a very simple, basic program. That's not a bad thing, in fact I like simple. Simple is easy and not as prone to problems. It's a good system, especially since these people give it away.

The vBulletin board has tons of options on almost everything you can think of. It takes hours just to look at all the features.

I guess it just boils down to how fancy we want to get.

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rmousir
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posted 11-19-2006 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rmousir        Reply w/Quote
I like this the site the best. bay far one of the best on the net.

Richard.

Mike65
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posted 11-19-2006 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65        Reply w/Quote
Hey Steve,
Besides here I also frequent VMF (Vintage Mustang Forum) & they just updated their system. You can contact Bob there he is the owner of the board & I believe owns red 5 interactive which I believe is a computer company. He might be able to help with any info as far as upgrades to your site.

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68 Coop
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posted 11-19-2006 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
A very big THANK YOU to the folks that sent donations to M&M, namely Scott H, Stewart, ekbeanctr, Capri Man, and Big D, it's very much appreciated!

Just call me Skip.

As far as VMF, I stop by there also, but that damn Wyotech pop-up ad makes it hard to reply in some cases. Please don't allow those in the new format.

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M&M# 4256
MCA# 64831

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

67stang
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posted 11-19-2006 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang        Reply w/Quote
I use the phpBB on my site because it is easy to use. For a first timer, it was very easy to set up and get going, and I was used to the phpbb because another board that I spend much time on uses the same...

And I use Cobalt 2.0... Not the standard colors.

With the phpbb you can get an e-mail to any posts that you have made.

indyphil
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posted 11-20-2006 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil        Reply w/Quote
Steve,
Is it still going to be called Mustangsandmore? Did you get a letter from ford yet?

Dave Witthoeft
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posted 11-20-2006 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft        Reply w/Quote
I like the present format the best..

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-20-2006 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68 Coop:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
[b]A very big THANK YOU to the folks that sent donations to M&M, namely Scott H, Stewart, ekbeanctr, Capri Man, and Big D, it's very much appreciated!

Just call me Skip.

As far as VMF, I stop by there also, but that damn Wyotech pop-up ad makes it hard to reply in some cases. Please don't allow those in the new format.

[/B][/QUOTE]

Sorry about that, William, thank you for your support!

Don't worry about pop-ups, I hate them too and will never have them. That's one of the reason I don't use free boards, I control a lot more this way.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-20-2006 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by indyphil:
Steve,
Is it still going to be called Mustangsandmore? Did you get a letter from ford yet?

I plan no changes to the name, at this time.

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68 Coop
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posted 11-20-2006 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Thank you Sir! I will help out more as I can Steve, just got to get Christmas wrapped up first, no pun intended.

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William
M&M# 4256
MCA# 64831

68 Coupe
289
C4
3:55's/Trac-Lok

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-20-2006 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Also thanks to Blacksmith for your support as well!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-20-2006 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Also thanks Greg W. for your support also.

[This message has been edited by SteveLaRiviere (edited 11-20-2006).]

JSracing
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posted 11-20-2006 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JSracing        Reply w/Quote
Steve, do you have a paypal account? Instead of going through amazon can we just get it to you? All those books are nice but I'd rather just send the full amount to you.

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Big D
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posted 11-20-2006 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D        Reply w/Quote
Jerry..

Look just above the AMAZON Donation Box & there's a small PAYPAL Donation Box.. Makes sending Steve a Donation Very Simple..

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Stewart
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posted 11-21-2006 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Stewart, I'm curious about what you don't like about PHPbb if you wouldn't mind explaining?


Steve, I just saw this question.

I just sent you an email a little bit ago where I touch on one aspect of phpbb I don't like.

Stewart

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Black '99 Lightning (my work truck)
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2000 7.3L PSD Excursion (The wife's)
- AFE Stage 2, MBRP 4", Beans 1.0 exhaust housing & WW, DP-Tuner F5 chip, ITP Overboost Annihilator and pre-pump mods, Prodigy brake controller, B & V code spring upgrade, Bilsteins, & Hellwig rear sway. (Smokin' the Cummins, now!)

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- Stolen and stripped, waiting to be rebuilt and reborn.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-22-2006 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Thanks to Jerry Smith {JSracing} for your support as well!

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Southpaw
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From: Lakewood, CO USA
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posted 11-23-2006 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Southpaw        Reply w/Quote
This Board is Something I've thankful for....
I just sent my donation!

Sorry, it's not more, but hopefully I can donate more down the road!

Andria

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-23-2006 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much, Andria!

And thanks also to Steve Alley, aka Prostreeter!

M&M members are the best without a doubt!

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IIGood
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posted 11-23-2006 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood        Reply w/Quote
Steve, I'm sure this is something you may have thought of already, but one feature that would definitely be helpful is an easier way to add photos. Just click a button, and it'll ask for the photo's location.

I'm sure you know how many times "How do I add a photo to my post" has been asked.

Probably some more advanced systems will allow the user to add a file directly from their PC. Most should at least ask for a URL. But clicking the button and then proceeding with the file's location would certainly be easier than having to type out and remember the appropriate HTML/UBB code tag.

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'03 Mustang GT coupe
'77 Ghia--"II Good"
My GT on MMS

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-27-2006 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your contribution, Eddie D!

Frank, you'll like what I have cooking.

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65whitestang
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Posts: 111
From: Eastern,CT
Registered: Jun 2006

posted 11-27-2006 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65whitestang        Reply w/Quote
Just sent my donation. Hope it helps. All I can afford right now. Maybe after the holidays I can send another 20.00 to help keep things rolling.

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Mystic,CT
65 Convertible
9"rear,5speed ,11"clutch,currently powered by a 302

Bulldog66
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From: Lake City, Fl.
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posted 11-28-2006 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bulldog66        Reply w/Quote
You have sent a secure payment of (s'a seekret) USD to [email protected]

More books to be orderd soon as well.

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95' F250 5.8 on 6" of Rancho lift and 35" MT Baja's.
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wifes65
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posted 11-28-2006 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wifes65        Reply w/Quote
Here is a site that it totally phpBB driven, the forums and the web site.

www.rodsandwheels.com

rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 11-29-2006 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz        Reply w/Quote
Hello Steve,

My two cents. vBulletin is the top ranked message board/forum software on the internet. Very robust. Have you consulted with them regarding having them do the actual upgrade and transferring of user databases and thread databases? If I recall, this is an available option.

Erik

tr1gger5
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posted 11-29-2006 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tr1gger5        Reply w/Quote
Sent my donation. I like the present formatting of the site. However, I've learned that change is not necessarily a bad thing.

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'67 S-code Stang coupe
'06 F150 Harley Davidson

Hemikiller
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Registered: Feb 2002

posted 11-29-2006 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller        Reply w/Quote
http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/fusionbb.php?

is powered by Fusion BB. It took Bob about a month to get it up and running, but IIRC it was more the software that had issues than anything.

http://www.mercurycougar.net/forums/

Another example of vBulletin. I like the popup "preview" pane that show up[ when you pause over a post. I think this is one of my favorite board setups. The Gallery is a little weird to use, but otherwise no issues.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-29-2006 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I have the board up and running, I just have a lot of customization to do before I get it in place. The vBulletin board is amazing, working at the control panel makes me feel like I've gone from a Sopwith Camel to a fighter jet.

I wanted to thank the newest contributors, namely:

Jeffrey Saylor {tr1gger5},
Robert Edwards {Bulldog66},
Barry Tindell {Barry70Stang},
William Monk {65whitestang},
Earle Holt,
Robert Urban {bob6364}
Scott Halseth at National Parts Depot {Scott302}


Thanks guys, you are really helping us out here!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-29-2006 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Also, some have contributed through Amazon.com and if I haven't thanked you I apologize, because for whatever reason Amazon doesn't tell you who contributed, they just tell you somebody did. Why I don't know.

If you have contributed through Amazon please either email me or mention it here because I'd like to thank you personally.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-30-2006 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Thanks 7DMach1 {Ray Jermyn}, we appreciate the help!

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68 Coop
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posted 11-30-2006 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Also, some have contributed through Amazon.com


That's the way I went, but to be truthfully honest here, I thought the Paypal box was to help Paypal.

Bulldog66
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From: Lake City, Fl.
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posted 11-30-2006 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bulldog66        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68 Coop:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
[b]Also, some have contributed through Amazon.com


That's the way I went, but to be truthfully honest here, I thought the Paypal box was to help Paypal.

[/B][/QUOTE]

Well, technically it does help Paypal. They get exposure and such

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66' A code 289 Coupe.
95' F250 5.8 on 6" of Rancho lift and 35" MT Baja's.
06' Explorer - wifes truck.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-30-2006 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bulldog66:
Well, technically it does help Paypal. They get exposure and such


...and their cut of the donation.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-30-2006 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Thank you to Scoop, also!

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65whitestang
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Posts: 111
From: Eastern,CT
Registered: Jun 2006

posted 12-01-2006 12:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65whitestang        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:

I wanted to thank the newest contributors, namely:

Jeffrey Saylor {tr1gger5},
Robert Edwards {Bulldog66},
Barry Tindell {Barry70Stang},
William Monk {65whitestang},
Earle Holt,
Robert Urban {bob6364}
Scott Halseth at National Parts Depot {Scott302}


Thanks guys, you are really helping us out here!


No need to thank me Steve,Thank YOU!! For all
the time spent on the this board and the new one your setting up. Is it possible to find out the total of all donations so far ,since the announcemnt of the need for a new board?

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Bill M
Mystic,CT
65 Convertible
9"rear,5speed ,11"clutch,currently powered by a 302

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-02-2006 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65whitestang:
No need to thank me Steve,Thank YOU!! For all
the time spent on the this board and the new one your setting up. Is it possible to find out the total of all donations so far ,since the announcemnt of the need for a new board?


Absolutely. So far our awesome members has contributed a grand total of $739.16 and we are EXTREMELY grateful.

The costs of this new board and the server space to house is on isn't final because of course we aren't done yet and I may or may not need to hire some tech help to work on a pretty serious problem I've discovered with the old board we are using now, but so far the cost have run:

vBulletin license $160
installation $135
new server rental {5 years} $798
license for new domain name {5 years} for new board $99.75

Which has our costs so far at $1192.25.

As you see our members have paid a significant portion.

The reason I am setting up the new board on an entirely new server is for three reasons: 1) Network Solutions is the #1 biggest host server provider {read most dependable and state-of-the-art}, 2) I'll be able to attempt to transfer files safely from UBB to vBulletion without risking the files from the old UBB board, and 3) If Ford should decide to go after us {although Alex told me he has an insider at FoMoCo who says they won't because mustangsandmore is a different word than the trademarked 'Mustang' --- you can't be too safe} we could surrender the M&M site and split off 'gearheadtalk' like a Star Trek escape pod, thus protecting our investment.

All that will change is when someone clicks on the forum link to the front page it will go to gearheadtalk.com. All the links will still bring you back to the other M&M pages. If you link directly to the forums you'll want to change that to the gearheadtalk.com, or soon you'll be just looking at an archive of the old board.

I am putting the finishing touches on the new board now, trying to fix a couple of snags, and trying to decide if I should attempt to merge all the old posts and member files into the new, or just make the old board an archive and start anew with the new board. It's starting to look like we may be starting anew in light of what I've discovered with the old board, but I will try because I know it would be easiest for our members not to have to re-register on the new board.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-02-2006 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Now I'll get to work, and if you want to look over my shoulder and get the first view of the new board, here it is:

http://www.gearheadtalk.com/forums/index.php

You can't register yet, please don't try as I'm still painting the walls and trying to get the furnace in the basement to run right.

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68 Coop
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From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
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posted 12-02-2006 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Just over there, and I like it.

kwazykat
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posted 12-02-2006 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
....still painting the walls....

a lovely shade of ford blue!!
yup!

looking nice hunkie stevie!

kk

kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
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posted 12-02-2006 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus        Reply w/Quote
Looks pretty good to me too.

hwyman3
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posted 12-03-2006 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3        Reply w/Quote
Looking great so far, Steve!

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2002 Laser Red GT Coupe The Highwayman 3
2006 F-150 STX Supercab 4x4
Southern Maryland Mustang Club
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