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    The Future of R3VLimited.com

    Now that I've click baited you into thinking we are closing down (we are not..) I have a few updates.

    It's obvious the vBulletin 5.X migration has caused a large number of problems. Performance is horrid, we have constant database issues, searching fails and locks the cache event table which crashes the forum, and we are running into random login issues occasionally.

    vBulletin support is worthless, and while they have one good resource over there (Wayne Luke), it seems as if he is the only employee handling support and thus can only ask questions and not jump into determining why we are having the issues we are having.

    So, with that being said, after looking at options and speaking with other vendors we are moving at a large expense over to the Invision Community Platform.

    This will be a slow migration and we are currently testing how well our 22GB Database is going to migrate into the Invision Platform. I will keep members posted via this thread on our status and once a beta site is available for testing.

    Few things to keep in mind

    1) it's going to look and operate a little differently, honestly, deal with it, and adapt to change. If you are providing feedback on why a button you used to have is now on the other side of the screen I cannot help you with that. R3V is supported by other business ventures of mine, we don't have ads, we don't charge membership, and I don't plan on changing that, so keep that in mind when you complain for the sake of complaining

    2) We will be on vBulletin until I am content all the CONTENT and USERS are migrated over properly. R3V is a database/wealth of knowledge that is my primary concern, followed by ensuring existing users can log in without issue

    3) I vetted several vendors and decided on Invision due to the support teams they have, in fact, it was 6 times the cost of other platforms and frankly didn't offer much more than say XenForo, but I don't have time to spend hours upon hour digging through logs trying to figure out why a button does not work when I can toss in a ticket and have them point to the problem.

    More to come, bare with us, we are doing what we can

    #2
    Not trying to complain, However since we migrated over for what ever reason I cannot login using google chrome it does nothing but send me back to login screen. I've tried on all 3 of my computers and at work with the computers there to no avail. Any insight on what I can do to fix this from my end or is this a Vbulletin issue? Thanks for keeping the forum alive and kicking.


    1989 325is l 1984 euro 320i l 1970 2002 Racecar
    1991 318i 4dr slick top


    Euro spec 320i/Alpina B6 3.5 project(the never ending saga)
    Vintage race car revival (2002 content)
    Mtech 2 turbo restoration
    Brilliantrot slick top "build"

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      #3
      Originally posted by ThatOneEuroE30 View Post
      Not trying to complain, However since we migrated over for what ever reason I cannot login using google chrome it does nothing but send me back to login screen. I've tried on all 3 of my computers and at work with the computers there to no avail. Any insight on what I can do to fix this from my end or is this a Vbulletin issue? Thanks for keeping the forum alive and kicking.
      I had the same issue a while back. If I direct link to a sub forum, it shows logged in, which has been my course of action for a while now.

      Thanks for keeping R3V alive, James!
      1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
      1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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        #4
        Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post

        I had the same issue a while back. If I direct link to a sub forum, it shows logged in, which has been my course of action for a while now.

        Thanks for keeping R3V alive, James!
        That's interesting it worked for me. Thank you


        1989 325is l 1984 euro 320i l 1970 2002 Racecar
        1991 318i 4dr slick top


        Euro spec 320i/Alpina B6 3.5 project(the never ending saga)
        Vintage race car revival (2002 content)
        Mtech 2 turbo restoration
        Brilliantrot slick top "build"

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          #5
          Outstanding!

          What other places use Invision so we might check it out?

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            #6
            I just wanted to say that I deeply appreciate this forum and that I have learned an enormous amount from this community. Thank you James!
            Jon (OO=[][]=OO)
            1992 325ic white, stock with a 5-speed swap
            Palm Beach County

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              #7
              That's what the other two boards I frequent use, good choice IMO.

              Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post
              Outstanding!

              What other places use Invision so we might check it out?
              https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/
              2000 A4 1.8TQ | 1988 325is | 1976 280Z | 1953 CJ3B

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                #8
                Originally posted by ThatOneEuroE30 View Post
                Not trying to complain, However since we migrated over for what ever reason I cannot login using google chrome it does nothing but send me back to login screen. I've tried on all 3 of my computers and at work with the computers there to no avail. Any insight on what I can do to fix this from my end or is this a Vbulletin issue? Thanks for keeping the forum alive and kicking.
                Will be solved with the new platform. Google Chrome acts odd for me on vbulletin forums occasionally. I've had good luck with Firefox and oddly enough Edge Chromium

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                  #9
                  Thanks, James!

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                    #10
                    Awesome! I know my r3v browsing took a major crash because it is so frustrating waiting 3-5 seconds for any action to take place. The Samba is getting boring, I want to get back here more often.
                    AWD > RWD

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                      #11
                      clickbaited me James! haha damn you

                      Good luck with the conversion. Let me know if theres anything I can do to help
                      Simon
                      Current Car:
                      -2003 Mini Cooper R50
                      Previous Car Count : 24 ... and climbing...

                      Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                        #12
                        as a very new member, but lurker for years, this forum has provided with the knowledge to satisfactorily find, examine, and purchase an E30 with confidence, as well as ensure it remains road-ready as my DD. thanks for your effort and looking forward to the future!

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                          #13
                          All the work you put into the forum is much appreciated! Thanks for the update and I'm excited to migrate to the new platform.

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                            #14
                            James, always appreciate the work and dedication!
                            BimmerHeads
                            Classic BMW Specialists
                            Santa Clarita, CA

                            www.BimmerHeads.com

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                              #15
                              Thank you James. Scared me to death you were shutting down. Do you do donations? If so how can I donate? Paypal?
                              How to remove, install or convert to pop out windows
                              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=297611


                              Could be better, could be worse.

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