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Bob

Forum Host
Staff member
I just posted a message on Facebook inviting some of my friends to come over and check the place out. If you're one of them, and haven't been here in a while, welcome back, I hope you like the improvements.

First of all, if you're having any trouble logging in, send me a PM on Facebook and we'll get your account straightened out. I can reset passwords, fix out of date e-mails and even change your user name. You can also use the forum's private message system once you're logged in.

So what's changed? We're on a new faster server! Now hosted by Bluehost in Provo, UT. If the building had windows, the server would have a view of the old D&RGW Provo yard, it's right across the street. So that's kinda cool.

They've been very helpful in getting things running fast. The software is updated to the latest version. We have also installed SSL (https) so there won't be any "site is not secure" error messages.

Uploading photos is now super simple. You don't have to re-size the photos. If you can upload to Facebook, you can upload here. It works the same way. You can even use the "paste" command to insert your image into your message.

Do you have Youtube videos you want to share? It couldn't be simpler. Just post the URL. The forum automatically embeds the video, and of course members can click on it to view it full size on Youtube.

I've spent about a month migrating things over and getting everything secure and up to date. We've tested things out pretty thoroughly, but if you see any problems, speak up!

Don't have a membership yet? That's easy to fix. Registration is very simple and quick. Pick a user name, password, and tell us your e-mail address. That's it. There is no fee of any kind, no "premium subscription" no monthly fees. It's all free. You can also look around as much as you like before you register, forum content can be viewed by anyone.
 
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Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
Welcome new members and returning old members. I suggest that all members review your personal profile and add your location. You never know,, there may be another member nearby with whom you can watch trains.
 
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natfoot

Photographer
Thanks Bob for the update here. Hopefully we can get more people to migrate over again. I would love to chat with you some time about how this is all set up and maybe some track work.
 
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Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
Thanks Bob for the update here. Hopefully we can get more people to migrate over again. I would love to chat with you some time about how this is all set up and maybe some track work.
Welcome back, Nate. I haven't seen you (or anyone else since Covid-19) in ages. What are you up to these days?
 

Bob

Forum Host
Staff member
Thanks Bob for the update here. Hopefully we can get more people to migrate over again. I would love to chat with you some time about how this is all set up and maybe some track work.
The setup is XenForo, which was created by the guys who originally coded Vbulletin. It's finally advanced to a point where it's much better than Vbulletin ever was, even before the "upgrade" that was in fact a downgrade. Lots of add-ons, like the photo gallery and featured articles page, and years of customization. All running on a dedicated server with SSL Certificate support for security site wide. Basically, it's the best forum software I could find that doesn't require a million dollar budget and a full time IT staff.
 




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