Welcome to the new Visordown forum

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09/01/2008 at 18:54

Hello, welcome to the new Visordown and more specifically, the new forum!

A big thanks to the Visordown readers who helped me and the development team with the beta testing of this site. There are bound to be teething errors so please bear with me on those.

We've dealt with most of the suggestions you made as we went along, and others - like hover-over previews of forum threads - are on our to-do list.

As well as general feedback and bug-spots, it would be great if you could let me know on this thread which single change you would like to see most, so I can get an idea of priority.

There are loads of changes - too many to list here - so you can check out a post I've made here introducing the new site. Those changes to the site include:

  • A bike review system that brings together your bike ratings, galleries, relevant forum threads and editorial bike tests. Don't be shy about using it.
  • Hundreds of new articles, and hundreds more to come
  • Changes to the forum including better private messaging, easier image uploading and, we hope, easier usage

We'll try to log all of your feedback, and if you're a fan of lists you can see all the comments made so far in beta testing, and our feedback.

There's an FAQ here, just incase you find some aspects of the new site a bit confusing at first.

I really hope you like the new site and I look forward to seeing your feedback.


Edited: 09/01/2008 at 18:55
09/01/2008 at 20:47
can we have the old format back, i like to read the first few lines of a thread without having to open it. Don@t like this new format at all
09/01/2008 at 20:48
The 'hover preview' on threads is something we're working on.
09/01/2008 at 20:49

Search is broken:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error '80004005'

Cannot open database "Visordown" requested by the login. The login failed.

/forum/forumsearch.asp, line 32

09/01/2008 at 20:49
really really don't like the forums, good job on the site though, agreed, best part was being able to read a few lines of the thread without opening it. This new format is cluttered sorry.
09/01/2008 at 20:50

hi ben,

i do appreciate this has taken alot fo work and it looks brilliant on my pc (19" screen)

but on my laptop there just isnt enought space for the threads width wise ans it looks horrible!

not sure how many users use laptops but im sure alot that use a low res or a laptop shall be very dissapointed!


09/01/2008 at 20:52

 Hi Ben

The three things I missed right away were:

  • Advanced search. I normally search for my username when I return to the site to see if anybody has responded to any of my posts and if they need replies.*
  • Hover over previews - is the thread worth a click? (Yes, I know it's on your "to do" list but you asked for the single** change we want so you can prioritise)
  • Go to first new post icon on threads with new posts

*BTW, search gives me the following error:

"Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error '80004005'

Cannot open database "Visordown" requested by the login. The login failed.

/forum/forumsearch.asp, line 32"

**Silly boy, expecting us to restrict ourselves to one point each. You created this monster called Visordown, you should know better.

"You cannot prove the nonexistence of God; you just have to take it on faith." Woody Allen

09/01/2008 at 20:54

Plenty of comments already on the site feedback bit

Plus the supermoto general has its own comments too.

Edited: 09/01/2008 at 20:55
09/01/2008 at 20:57
It will take some getting used to but looks fine for now,
09/01/2008 at 20:58
Gash.  Put it back.

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09/01/2008 at 20:59
Am I still an Mod?
09/01/2008 at 20:59
Fucking horrible. And slow.

09/01/2008 at 21:01
We fear change..........

"Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff." - Frank Zappa

09/01/2008 at 21:01

Never realised you were a mod in the first place Zanx xD

 *takes off the almax chains he tied Zanx up with*

09/01/2008 at 21:02
FAQ doesn't work....... (this smiley (frown) does)

Aka Hal Jordan

Mid-corner, I ran out of talent.........

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09/01/2008 at 21:02
Password send does not workI tried to have my password sent because I got this:  There has been a problem with your login.

        You can

I clicked sent to you and received: Your password for Visordown is 'XXXXXX' (password removed)Your username is 'kneedragonr1@yahoo.com', so now you can log on.After entering the new info I got the same  error message:

    There has been a problem with your login.

        You can


You can

09/01/2008 at 21:06

Meh, no quote facility.

09/01/2008 at 21:06

Looks shit, runs like shit...did the new software come from Tesco or Asda...

RIP Visordown....you were a good ship....

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09/01/2008 at 21:06
Hurry with the hover preview hun, it's horrible without it and to be honest I won't be spending time on here without it. I just can't be arsed opening each thread.



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09/01/2008 at 21:08
i dont like the silly bit which apprears to the left of the screen

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