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Dear Community Members,

Over the past year, there have been updates to your community environment that have introduced challenges in usability and performance. We sincerely apologize if you have been negatively impacted. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site performance has revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software on the site. Once we started looking at how to address these issues, it became clear that we needed to determine how to fix the underlying problems.

We needed to improve user experience, site speed, and overall performance, all while providing a secure environment for you to interact with your community. For the past few months, we have been actively seeking a resolution to these issues.

We are excited to announce that we are upgrading your site!! We have been working with a design and product development team that has enhanced Xenforo software to provide a modern and much better-performing platform. Our goal is to deliver an experience that better fits the current and growing long term needs of your community.

The new platform is designed for efficiency, stability, and to be user-friendly across all devices, including mobile. More time can be spent engaging, sharing, and contributing to your favorite community no matter where you are!

This is just the first stage of the new platform and we look forward to hearing your feedback as we make regular and timely improvements.

Thank you for all your support!

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Dear Community Members,

We have posted previous messages announcing a new platform coming to your community that will provide a better experience, faster page speed and work seamlessly across all devices, including mobile. We are excited to announce that Raptorforum.com will be migrated to our new platform on Thursday, December 12th. The site will be in maintenance mode and in read-only while the migration is happening. This is expected site behavior as we move all the archived content over to the new sites. There should be no change in the content within your profile. All thread content will also be migrated to the new site. Your community may look a little different but all of the important information will still be there!

If for any reason there is a change of date, we will keep you updated on an alternative rollout schedule for the site migration. We look forward to your feedback on the new experience.

We appreciate your support!

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Dear Community Members,

We have posted previous messages announcing a new platform coming to your community that will provide a better experience, faster page speed and work seamlessly across all devices, including mobile. We are excited to announce that Raptorforum.com will be migrated to our new platform on Thursday, December 12th. The site will be in maintenance mode and in read-only while the migration is happening. This is expected site behavior as we move all the archived content over to the new sites. There should be no change in the content within your profile. All thread content will also be migrated to the new site. Your community may look a little different but all of the important information will still be there!

If for any reason there is a change of date, we will keep you updated on an alternative rollout schedule for the site migration. We look forward to your feedback on the new experience.

We appreciate your support!

~Community Support

Sometimes they say change is good. But, I hope you don't do what was done to the Maverick forum. The old site was good, but the new changes have made it hard to navigate, you have to go thru each title to find new threads, no friends lists, and much more. People are leaving and going to other forums or facebook. I find myself spending less time searching and not finding what I want so I leave.

It's been over a year since I sold my Raptors and bought a Can-Am X3, but I still return to the Raptor Forum since it's easy to navigate. I don't use my phone a lot but on the laptop I mostly use the "classic" forum.

THANKS, Larry

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Sometimes they say change is good. But, I hope you don't do what was done to the Maverick forum. The old site was good, but the new changes have made it hard to navigate, you have to go thru each title to find new threads, no friends lists, and much more. People are leaving and going to other forums or facebook. I find myself spending less time searching and not finding what I want so I leave.

It's been over a year since I sold my Raptors and bought a Can-Am X3, but I still return to the Raptor Forum since it's easy to navigate. I don't use my phone a lot but on the laptop I mostly use the "classic" forum.

THANKS, Larry

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Please listen to this guy, he represents at least the way 2 of us feel about the "new" forums. I've seen several other forums in the tactical community and photography world experience declines in membership because someone, who rarely ever actually uses the product, thought something new would be better. As a newer member here, I'd hate to lose the veterans....they bring so much knowledge to the table for us rookies.
 
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I agree with Dez. Updates are good as long they improve things and don't destroy other functions in the process. Is there a preview available? Or a site that is build on same or similar platform?
 
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I agree as well, one thing this particular forum has an advantage on than multiple other forums is ease of use.
 
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Prepare for change, and don't be surprised if it mirrors changes you've seen to other powersports forums as many share a common owner and platform.
 

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The changes on maverickforums is the same change that will be coming here. There is going to be a learning curve of course, but in the end this is just a move to a new form of forum software. Threads are still threads, sections are sections, etc, and once you know one form of software, it's a lot easier to learn another.

We've had some push back on the new format, but overall it's been well accepted. The noticeable bump in load speed goes a long way

Here is the site referred to as an example, if anyone wants to take a look

https://www.maverickforums.net/

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As Mad Dog says change is coming and has common owners on other forums. If you only like Raptor 700's or 660's etc. and you're only looking for your model, this change may be OK for you. BUT, I like to look at all new and repeat posts and it isn't working for me on the Maverick X3 forum. You have to look at Maverick, close that to look at Maverick X3, close that to look at Maverick X3 RS, and so on. And there are other threads that may apply to what I have, and have to bounce around to find them.

So, this will start my final goodbye when it happens on the Raptor Forum. With 10,270 threads and posts, 1,181 friends in 7+ years will be bittersweet to say goodbye to as I've made lots of friends, some more so then others, especially the ones that sent Thanksgiving pie!

I'll be sure to finish the 660 build in the UK and anything else that may come up. Those of you that will continue on the forum know that most problems start with a low battery, dirty 660 carbs, or a wet TPS on a '06-'08 700.

And, I still have a bunch of 700, 660, 450 and other misc. parts to sell, just ask.

Again, this is bittersweet but I guess I'm to old for change.

Love (lol), DEZPERADO
AKA Larry
 
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