JT Nov 28 2007 - 9:08pm
Dear ThirdGen.Org Members,
I would like to officially announce, and inform you, that ThirdGen.org ("TGO") has been acquired by Internet Brands, Inc., which operates leading automotive web sites such as CarsDirect.com, GreenHybrid.com, NewCarTestDrive and Wikicars.com. We actually would have announced earlier (I know there's been a lot of speculation), but Internet Brands has been keeping its recent acquisitions quiet until the company filed to go public last month.
To give you an idea as to how large and involved Internet Brands is, Internet Brands recently acquired vBulletin, which is the software that we (and thousands of other websites) use to provide our forums. Internet Brands also acquired a few other GM enthusiast websites such as CorvetteForum.com and LS1Tech.com.
Internet Brands has informed me that their plan is to continue to maintain TGO as a stand-alone site, while leveraging Internet Brands’ technology and content resources where they can enhance the site. There are no changes planned for TGO at this point, other than having recently moved to bigger, faster servers.
One benefit to having Internet Brands acquire TGO is that Internet Brands has the software, hardware and other resources available to allow TGO to continue to grow and develop, all while ensuring that TGO's website continues to perform and operate as smoothly as possible. For example, the search function on the forums hasn't worked well recently, and Internet Brands is working to improve that custom code as soon as possible.
I will continue to play an active, and large, role in the club and in the growth of the website. I will still continue to be available to you and will continue to help in all areas that I can, as I have been doing so for the past few years.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me. There is a FAQ about the acquisition below, and we’ll be discussing the topic on the message boards. Also, beyond any questions you might have, I'd enjoy hearing any ideas you might have for how to better serve the TGO community going forward.
Q: Why did Internet Brands buy TGO?
Q: Will TGO become part of another Internet Brand site?
Q: Are current staff members going to continue at TGO?
Q: What changes can we expect to see on TGO?
Q: Will TGO have an off-topic/lounge forum?
Q: How will the acquisition help TGO?
Q: Will my TGO log-in or password change?
JT Nov 27 2007 - 1:15am
Member phess11 sent us another magazine article to add to TGO's Magazine Articles collection:
Thanks for your contribution!
JT Nov 26 2007 - 12:16am
JT Oct 5 2007 - 9:37pm
ThirdGen.org has just been updated with the latest forum search engine, which is still in beta. You'll notice a few key differences from the prior search engine. The new search engine can now sort by Relevance. Sorting by Relevance is the default option, however, the ability to search by Date is still available under the Advanced searching options.
For more details on our Search Engine, please see the announcement:
Thanks for your understanding.
JT Oct 4 2007 - 1:17pm
This Thursday, 10/04/07 at 10:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, we will be switching over to a different network provider.
The change will only take a few minutes, but due to delays inherent in DNS, you may be unable to access the forums for a few hours while the new machine IP addresses propagate throughout the Internet.
Because computers and browsers may cache DNS information longer than they should, you may have to restart your browser and/or your computer in order to access the forums after the change.
JT Sep 22 2007 - 1:24pm
On 9/24/07 ThirdGen.org will be unavailable between the hours of 1:00PM - 3:00PM Central Time as we perform a scheduled maintenance. Thank-you.
JT Sep 15 2007 - 8:34am
Scott Moyer, member and moderator of ThirdGen.org, has put in a lot of time and effort to get members of ThirdGen.org official, colored, T-shirts!
For T-shirt and ordering information, please see the following post on ThirdGen.org's forum:
A sample of the T-shirt:
JT Sep 10 2007 - 5:42am
A couple months ago, we released a new ThirdGen.org forum style called "TGO Classic". Veterans of ThirdGen.org may remember the look, as "TGO Classic" resembles as closely as possible the look that ThirdGen.org's forums appeared as for most of it's time online, up until 2006. If you would like to view ThirdGen.org's forums using the "TGO Classic" style:
It can also be previewed using the Quick Style Chooser at the bottom left of the boards.
JT May 10 2007 - 12:49am
Member phess11 sent us two magazine articles to add to TGO's Magazine Articles collection:
Also, member 80salltheway sent us a copy of the 1982 Pontiac Firebird Brochure to add to the Sales Media section.
Thanks for your contributions to the Multimedia section!
JT Mar 21 2007 - 1:07am
Thanks to member HP52TA for submitting the following magazine articles to add to our Magazine Articles collection:
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