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:
dave8412 Mar 1 2007 - 12:00pm
We're always looking for ways to improve the site and we're hearing everyone's suggestions. A big feature that has been asked for over and over again is to reduce the time between search. After doing extensive research and finding a method that was both lightning fast AND reliable we have instated a new and improved search function for ThirdGen.org. Instead of waiting a full minute between searches we have gotten that time down to 15 seconds. So by the time you're done sorting through the results you're ready to search again with no restraints.
Another vast improvement to the search feature is the speed and returned results. Instead of having to wait 20 - 50 seconds (or more) for your results to be returned, you are getting your answers in second or even fractions of a second. This is great!!! You may have also noticed that the returned results seem to be more relevant to what you are looking for, as well as more current and active threads. All in all, this new search feature just rocks and we hope you enjoy using it.
Another little feature that was added was the size that LARGE images get reduced to when you insert them directly into a thread. Instead of 700px wide you can now view your images at 800px wide, which is usually what most people upload their images as. If an image is larger than that and you wish to get a more accurate view of what it looks like, go ahead and "Right Click" on the image and choose "View Image". This will take you to a page where you get to view the image in it's native resolution. Anything that makes ThirdGen.org more user friendly is what we're striving for. We hope you enjoy the changes as much as we do.
JT Oct 12 2006 - 10:18pm
ThirdGen.org has a new RPO decoder! Dirk sent us a program that he had one of his friends write for ThirdGen.org some time ago. The new RPO decoder requires that you install the program onto your computer, and it requires that your computer have .NET framework installed. Right-Click on the link to save the TGO Decoder to your computer, then install it.
Member Sonix sent us a technical article, SBC Camshafts – A primer, that explains small block chevy camshafts with pictures.
Finally, member firebirdta84 sent us a copy of an article from an Autoweek 1980 magazine: 1982 Firebird and Camaro Preview.
jasonlitka Sep 26 2006 - 10:24am
This site will be going offline on 9/28/2006 at 9:30 AM (Eastern) in order to move to a new server. This move should be complete by the end of the day, although it may take up to 48 hours for DNS changes to propagate to your internet service provider.
10/9/2006 UPDATE: The server move went pretty smoothly. There were only a few hours of downtime (mostly due to how long it takes to move 15GB of data across the internet and then unpack a zillion tiny files). At this point, we are using a master/slave setup for the database. This has worked out so well that the search restrictions have been drastically decreased. There is still a 60 second wait between searches (this does NOT apply if your first search returns no results) and you are still limited to 1000 results, but the limit of 5 users searching at a time has been removed, as has the 5 minute penalty for double-clicking the Search's "Go" button.
dave8412 Sep 8 2006 - 3:12pm
The site has been and will be undergoing maintenance to upgrade the CMS. In the near future we are planning to upgrade to a new version of MySQL and PHP.
Till this is completed the CMS will be down for short periods of time and may not look as it did before.
dave8412 Aug 10 2006 - 9:23am
You may have noticed that yesterday the site was down for a short period due to server upgrades. We intend to make some more adjustments to this setup that will further increase the response times of ThirdGen.org.
Today we will be upgrading vBulletin to version 3.6 so the techboards will be down for a short while around 11am.
JT Aug 8 2006 - 11:05pm
While going through old VHS tapes, firebirdta84 came across an old GM commercial for the 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta. He converted it into a MPEG format which can be viewed here: 1984 Chevy Camaro Berlinetta Commercial
We've also added a new Tech Article on the VATS and PASSKey system for those who need help troubleshooting the system that can cause a no-start condition. The article can be seen here: VATS and PASSKey System
dave8412 Jun 16 2006 - 2:22pm
Attention all ThirdGen.org users! It took a little bit of time but we've managed to better organize your on going collection of Frequently Asked Questions here on the main page. If you get a chance hop on over to the FAQ page and see if there are any other questions that would fit into any sections. If you know of anything else that would be a great addition to this page contact JT with a link to the forum page that provides the content that we could turn into it's own page in the FAQ.
As you can see we're still working hard to make ThirdGen.org the best it can be. Feel free to contact us in the message boards with you ideas, suggestions, and comments.
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