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Dear Community Members,

We are very excited to announce that we are live from the new platform! We have been working hard over the past few months with leading design and product firm to deliver a cleaner, faster and more engaging experience for you and your community. We have leveraged XenForo tools and features but added layers of modern design and technology to make the site run faster, smoother and overall be more reliable. All of the valuable and informative content archived within your community is still here, even though the layout may look a bit different. Check out some of the new improvements:

Engage with your community wherever you are and on the go!
The site is optimized for all screen sizes, including mobile. All features are available and ready to use on all devices.

Speed and reliability are the foundation of this new platform.
No one should have to wait for information. This site has been built to be much faster and more reliable, period.

Easy to use and navigate.
We have made the design clean and simple to focus on the areas the community uses the most and removed the clutter. The collapsed menu by your profile avatar will provide easy access to the most popular topics as well as Showcase and Gallery to view the latest photos from your fellow members.

Show off your own collection.
We have introduced “My Showcase” for you to build and display images of your own collection or wish list to the rest of the community. This is your opportunity to upload often and share your passion!

Feel the pulse of the community.
Your home page now features the most active topics, viewed photos, recommended reading and top contributing members. This will help keep you the most up to date on what’s happening in your community.

Search.
We have introduced new and powerful search algorithms that should help you find your information faster. Depending on the size of your community and volume of archived content; our search indexing tool may take a number of hours to complete. During the migration process, you may see a limited number of posts made by users. Also. the search thread/post/user tools will only be servicing recent content until indexing has been completed. We appreciate your patience.

These are just a few of the great new functions and features to try on the site. Please take a tour and look around! If you have any questions, please check out the HELP section for some quick FAQs about the new platform, Help Section

Please let us know what you think about the new experience, your feedback is important to us.

Thank you all for your support during this amazing journey!

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Reaching out to inform you of new features and functionality with the new site software release today! This is part of our ongoing commitment to bring improvements to your community based on your feedback. Here are some things to look out for:

Popular and Following Sections

Hot on the release of improved navigation to the popular threads and following threads sections, we have cleaned up the design to make it easier to read and manage your favorites. We have listened to your feedback on these valuable sections and will continue to launch additional improvements in the coming weeks.

Dark Mode

If you haven’t tried dark mode yet, you can access it through your drop-down menu. We have improved the readability so you can enjoy your community on your computer or mobile device in low light situations. Try it now!



Accessibility

Ensuring that as many folks can access the site and the communities it of the utmost importance. We have improved some of the contrasts within the designs and text, increased button sizes for mobile and improved screen reader functionality to increase accessibility for all.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on the latest improvements to cherokeesrt8.com.

Thank you,
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Reaching out to inform you of new features and functionality with the new site software release today! This is part of our ongoing commitment to bring improvements to your community based on your feedback. Here are some things to look out for:

Popular and Following Sections

Hot on the release of improved navigation to the popular threads and following threads sections, we have cleaned up the design to make it easier to read and manage your favorites. We have listened to your feedback on these valuable sections and will continue to launch additional improvements in the coming weeks.

Dark Mode

If you haven’t tried dark mode yet, you can access it through your drop-down menu. We have improved the readability so you can enjoy your community on your computer or mobile device in low light situations. Try it now!



Accessibility

Ensuring that as many folks can access the site and the communities it of the utmost importance. We have improved some of the contrasts within the designs and text, increased button sizes for mobile and improved screen reader functionality to increase accessibility for all.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on the latest improvements to cherokeesrt8.com.

Thank you,
Community Support
Gonna take some serious getting used to for navigating this new software.

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You might want to add "new posts" to that drop down menu. That's probably going to be my start page most of the time, since I check it every day.
 

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For now, you can find them here:

How do I find new posts?
From the navigation, near the upper right-hand corner, click on the trending button.



This will open a new page where you can click to choose “new posts”.



You can also choose to “mark forums read” on that same page.



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Dear Community Members,

In an effort to bring you consistent improvements to your community experience, you will receive update notices from us frequently. These updates are based on continuously supporting the technology that powers your community as well as introducing new and improved features based on your feedback. We have released another platform update today and here are some key things to look out for:

Following

Following a thread is a great way to stay up-to-date on the topic, and receive alerts or emails when there are new replies. Thread subscriptions and watched threads are now called “Followed”. Threads are referred to as “Discussions”. Your followed content can be accessed by clicking on your user avatar, and clicking “Following”. We have improved the performance and added view counts to your followed discussions to better organize your favorites.



New Posts

Looking for the latest posts in the most popular discussions? These are easy to find using the quick link at the top of the page to head over to popular discussions. There is a tab that lists new posts specifically so you can stay on top of “what’s new”.



Dark Mode

We have heard great feedback about our new dark mode. As one of our favorite features, dark mode allows you to access the site with a power-saving and easier on the eyes layout. You can access it through the right-hand drop-down menu. We are continuously improving the readability in this low light state. Let us know what you think!



Performance

We are constantly testing new ways to improve our performance and the speed of the site. Your feedback and experiences help us to diagnose any issues and deliver improvements. We have added to our infrastructure recently to provide more horsepower and there are continued improvements to page performance coming in the next couple of weeks. Please continue to send us your feedback. Your insights are extremely powerful in helping us to support your community better.

Thank you,
Community Support
 

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cherokeesrt8.com,

We have more great updates to share with you this week based on your feedback and the use of your new community platform. Continuous improvements are core to bringing you a reliable and increasingly better site every day. Here are some key things to look out for in this latest release.

Sticky Discussion Threads

Some discussions just need to be read! These are sticky and we heard feedback that sometimes it was hard to tell the difference between the sticky discussion threads and the regular discussions. We have updated the design and layout so now sticky discussions have a pin beside the title and a large grey bar at the bottom. We hope this makes it easier to browse the content and find the information that is most important to you as a community member.


View Counts

There were a few areas of the sites where the view counts were not showing consistently. We have addressed the display issue. We hope this helps you find the most read and popular content more easily.

Recent Searches

Our new search service is a great way to find information on the site. Even better, your site will remember your most recent searches to help you find information more quickly. The search bar is always on the top of the site, whenever you need it!






Performance

More performance improvements! Fast loading pages are just better for everyone and we couldn’t agree more. Please continue to send us your feedback and let us know if you see an improvement, we are constantly working on making the site faster and faster.

Your insights are extremely powerful in helping us to support your community better. Please keep them coming!

Thank you,
Community Support
 

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Dear Members,

You spoke, We listened. Thank you for all your insightful feedback. We have another update for you this week that we are very excited about and hope will increase your enjoyment of the site. Some key things to look out for in this latest release, as we aim to deliver continuous improvements.

Post Numbers

We have added in clear post numbers beside each post to make it easier to follow a large discussion and quote or link to a particular reply. We hope that participating in your community conversations just got easier!



Find All Staff & Members

Whether you are new to the community or a long time member; it is always nice to connect with fellow enthusiasts and staff that share your interests. Click on view all to get more details on your community.



Take a Tour

For some of you, the new site design may still take some getting used to. To help, we’ve launched a tour that will assist in highlighting some key features of the new platform. You can take the tour in less than one minute! If you are already a community pro, you can exit out of the tour at any time. For any questions that you may still have, you can always read more in our FAQs.



Image Loading Performance

We have made software enhancements to enable the images to load based on your screen resolution and to reduce the need for data usage on a mobile device. Better images that load faster and easier - just for you!

Please continue to send us your feedback and let us know what you think of the changes, we are constantly looking at ways to improve the community experience for you.

Thank you,

Community Support
 

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How To Multi-Quote

Step 1
: Click the multi-quote icon at the bottom of each post that you want to quote.

Step 2: Scroll down to the text editor where you are going to write your post. Click "Insert Quotes".

Step 3: A small window will pop up for you to verify (or delete) quoted content that will be added to your post. Click "Quote messages".

Final Step: The quoted content will automatically be added to the text editor. Add your comments and click to post your reply.

Added Notes: You can multi-quote from more than one discussion thread in the forum. You can also simply highlight the part of the text you want to quote. A small popup will allow you to choose the multi-quote option using just the selected content.


- Cricket
 
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