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Old 11-07-2016, 05:37 PM
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Exciting news for Jeep Garage!

Dear Members,

I acquired Jeep Garage 4 years ago. I'm proud to have been part of the community for such a long time. This is a great forum and everyone who contributes should be proud of our community.

As the years have passed I've started to focus on running websites that are specific to the RVing industry (travel trailers, motorhomes, etc). This past summer I realized that I needed to focus my energy on those sites. I decided to sell a group of websites I owned (including this one) to VerticalScope. They manage forum communities the same way as I do where they have a community manager who works with members (Mods) to deal with issues. I've known these guys for a long time, they are a stand up bunch and it will be business as usual moving forward.

From a forum members perspective this change should be seamless. Nothing is changing, the site will continue to run on the same platform we have been on for years. They invests heavily on servers so the site will mostly likely get faster. They also have an amazing mobile skin so interacting from a mobile browser should improve.

Please welcome Philip and the VerticalScope team to our community.

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Old 11-07-2016, 05:42 PM
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Re: Exciting news for Jeep Garage!

Hello everyone,

My name is Phil, I am a community manager for AutoGuide.com, I work with a small team that will continue to manage the webmaster duties for JeepGarage.org along with the current moderator team. We are here to help primarily with the technical end of things and help make the jobs of the current Mods/Admins easier. I posted a real basic run down to answer common questions below. If you have more questions or concerns please feel free to post them in response.

What are our intentions?

We bring reliability, support and the infrastructure needed to ensure that the community will continue to be around for years to come. It’s our goal to work with the mod/admin team to help provide the resources and required work to give this community a broader reach, to attract new members, and to better the overall knowledge shared in the community.

Will leadership change?

Continuity is the focus here, YOU as the membership work very hard to keep building this community while your mod/admin team keep the walls and the roof up in this place; we are primarily here to make sure the lights stay on. Every community is unique and should always be respected in that regard. You all have established your own unique rules and regulations and a strong reputation that is carried by all of this. For us it’s paramount to maintain this level of integrity and enthusiasm.

What am I here for?

Our primary role is to be the technical contact; you all contributed to building the strong foundation the site was built on. Moving forward we will all work together to keep the momentum and the community growing. We will be on the forum checking in daily to make sure regular maintenance is taken care of and keeping things running smoothly from behind the scenes. We will also be setting up a help desk on the site for when you have questions or issues with the site or your account and need assistance.

Looking forward to working with you all.

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Old 11-07-2016, 06:29 PM
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Re: Exciting news for Jeep Garage!

Welcome to the family Philip!
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Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:38 PM
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Welcome. Can I get a key to the shop? I stay up late some nights and want to work on some of my side projects while nobody is watching.

PS- did Al Gore really invent the internet?

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Thanks for the welcome. I have to get the keys from Andy...
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Re: Exciting news for Jeep Garage!

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Welcome. Can I get a key to the shop? I stay up late some nights and want to work on some of my side projects while nobody is watching.

PS- did Al Gore really invent the internet?

Best of luck.
No, but he did allegedly invent many of the algoreithms....
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:48 PM
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Re: Exciting news for Jeep Garage!

Is Jeep Garage going to be added to the AutoGuide app?
The Social Knowledge JG app stopped working on my Android phone today.
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Re: Exciting news for Jeep Garage!

We will be getting a new mobile friendly app soon. Please use Tapatalk until then.
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:07 PM
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Re: Exciting news for Jeep Garage!

Just got word they have submitted for jeepgarage to be added to the autoguide app. I'll post when it happens
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Re: Exciting news for Jeep Garage!

I'm not sure I'm particularly "excited", based on this recent event that affected another forum I'm a member of:

Hacker steals 45 million accounts from hundreds of car, tech, sports forums | ZDNet

My question is, what is VerticalScope doing to improve the security of user data on their systems? On the heals of the above attack, users were forced to create tougher passwords, but that really does nothing if the data isn't being protected properly - which is isn't if they're continuing to use MD5 for encryption and not properly upgrading VBulletin. BTW: the current version is 5.2.3 and this forum is running 3.8.8, which puts it far out of date and adds additional avenues of exploit.

Based on VeticalScopes own statement, they intend to do nothing and expect users to do the heavy lifting by creating strong passwords that won't actually be protected:

VerticalScope.com

The problem isn't with the passwords - it's the way they were stored, which includes the user IP address associated with the user account. This allows hackers to significantly narrow down a user's location, making it easier to correlate stolen data with real world location and user comments to actually learn who you are.

Unless and until VeticalScope actually takes this issue seriously, this news is less exciting than alarming.
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Re: Exciting news for Jeep Garage!

For the past couple of days I am no longer able to use the jeepgarage app on my android. i get error;

The remote server sent an unknown response. This could be a result of the forum software plugin being outdated or having a conflict.

It worked until late last week. My phone is a Pixel XL with Android 7.1.1.

What app are we supposed to use?
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