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Yes, Please...I'd like to see a new picture 39 69.64%
No, Thankyou...leave it just as it is 12 21.43%
Could we maybe have some "old trailer" pics? 10 17.86%
The Royal Family of Luxembourg probably agrees with me. 3 5.36%
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #29
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Are ya pullin' my leg, Tom?

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:22 PM   #30
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My page goes right to the forums also but maybe we could feature everyone's trailer at on time or another.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:42 PM   #31
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I'm surprised at how many members don't use the home page- there's a lot of information there!

It's the only way to get to the document center, for example....and certainly the main portal for visitors.

The front door, so to speak.

The funny thing is, the only reason that the current picture is there at all is because it happens to be the one that was up when the site "froze up" with the (old) "new" software. Is that any way to choose a permanent picture???

It's not like someone pawed through hundreds of pictures searching for Just The Right Thing for permanent display! It was chosen for the same reason that all its predecessors were: it's a nice picture, at that time the latest of many to be displayed on the home page.

Heck- even Brian Van Snell (the guy that submitted the present picture) says so!

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To set the record straight, the photo which is on the home page right now is one that was submitted in response to a call for photos: See
Wakie! Wakie! Hello & happy SPRING!!!

It might be a good idea to use this method to find a replacement photo.

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That was in March 2011...

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:47 PM   #32
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No, that is what I see initially on my smart phone / iPod app.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #33
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It's the only way to get to the document center, for example....
No, it's not. Pull down on the tab that says "More"
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #34
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Wink This website is much like many of our trailers.

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I'm surprised at how many members don't use the home page- there's a lot of information there!

It's the only way to get to the document center, for example....and certainly the main portal for visitors.

The front door, so to speak.

The funny thing is, the only reason that the current picture is there at all is because it happens to be the one that was up when the site "froze up" ...
Actually, the portal to the Document Center is also at the top of this very page! To the right of the "Manufacturers" tab is the "More" tab. Place your cursor over that tab and the entrance to the Document Center is revealed!

Everything on the home page is duplicated somewhere on the Forums Start Page, the page where you actually log in and log out, which is the "Real" home page of the modern "FiberglassRV; a Subsidiary of Social Knowledge LLC."

For all intents and purposes, the "Home" page is nothing more than a facade, the legacy of the previous website owner. Much like the retained facades of historic buildings in Washington DC, The Home Page is the preserved remnant of the original website, hand built by the Previous Owner and run as a sole proprietorship. The present Corporation kept the home page, but rebuilt everything else new, much in the same way that many of us do a frame-off restoration of our trailers with all new materials but incorporate the vintage molded shell into the new design.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #35
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I too just have the forum page bookmarked. I still use default style and Docs are in the left tab.
I just visited the HP for a refresher and it does look like a nice clean "front page". Great for newcomers . Nothing but an extra click for regulars. If admin wanted us to visit it, a rotating album (weekly?) could work. It would be nice to compile this album anyways. Just some selected nice shots of rigs in scenery. No people, mods and clutter. IMHO
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:39 PM   #36
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The Home Page is the preserved remnant of the original website, hand built by the Previous Owner and run as a sole proprietorship. The present Corporation kept the home page
Well, they evidently didn't "keep" the ability to change the picture! Or perhaps, as it's beginning to appear, the inclination...

I'm actually surprised that this is a subject of controversy. It's come up often enough that I really had the impression that the three year tenure of that picture was/is just an oversight on the part of Site owner Andy Rabinowitz and his marketing team, who is/are very engaged with most of the other sites they own/manage.

One would think that if nothing else, they'd view that spot as a tool to be marketed/used according to the audience they're trying to attract advertisers for.

But if instead it's meant to be at least semipermanent and at the same time to convey an impression of the historical interests/purpose of these Forums, it may be appropriate to consider a picture of, say, the oldest Boler in the registry. Or perhaps a picture of the trailer of the original site founder...

Whatever!

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:55 PM   #37
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Finally, I think you've got it...

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Well, they evidently didn't "keep" the ability to change the picture!
Now we're cooking with gas!

As we've tried to explain on several occasions, without making a big deal of it, there is a glitch in the Home Page update procedure.

All of us on the Moderating Team would love to be updating the Home Page photo(s) on a regular basis, per Des Nolan's reminiscence of how it used to work. If it were an easy fix, it would've been done.

But it's not (an easy fix), so we're happy with some of the other "new" system features, such as the Trailer Registry and gallery pages...
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:11 PM   #38
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Thx Mary, Though I mentioned that it would be "nice". I'm sure most of us understand the large amount of work that goes into keeping this site so awesome. Keep it up and if you ever replace the home page it'll be a bonus...apposed to an expectation.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #39
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I think the Moderating Team does a fine job...but it sounds as if the technical team could use a little help.

Can I be of any service?

I have lots of experience- though I admit this is slightly outside my usual specialty, that being Beverages/Energy Supply:




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Old 01-02-2013, 10:27 PM   #40
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I think the Moderating Team does a fine job...but it sounds as if the technical team could use a little help.

Can I be of any service?

I have lots of experience- though I admit this is slightly outside my usual specialty, that being Beverages/Energy Supply:




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Old 01-03-2013, 12:02 AM   #41
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Looks like a 1949 Jeepster wagon, and the box it came in!
Cool! So keep it!
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:06 AM   #42
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Here's a thought...
If the old home page were just deleted (and redirected to the forum page) there wouldn't be an issue with the photo, or any loss of functionality; if the moderators and administrators didn't need to waste time on this topic, they could put the time into they forum instead.
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