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Please let me know how the site can be better! Also, here's my never-ending to-do list:


📖 CONTENT IDEAS​

  • Directory for OVTune stuff
  • Common torque specs table
  • Ask for FAQ questions on T3G
  • Make videos on how to edit your profile and stuff
  • Need to finish write-ups for Hammer Hangers, Powerbrakes, OVTune
  • Rewrite about and forum guidelines
  • Do a forum FAQ / newbie page and include PWA XF 2.2 - Progressive web app (XF 2.2 - Progressive web app (https://xenforo.com/community/threads/progressive-web-app.181448/))
  • How did you find T3G thread, add it to welcome message
  • preventative maintenance mods you should do
  • Merge off topic threads
  • Make list of other useful websites
  • Set up Toyota press room
  • Thread with all of our history
  • Giveaways page - included in history
  • Meets page - included in history
  • Update tutorials system - add T3G created tutorials
  • Convert all cost comparison threads to our new tables system, then link to them in the tutorials tab and around the net
  • Use tables for other things, such as common acronyms and whatever other tutorials we can
  • Sticky thread in general for list of helpful threads

🎨 FEATURES / UI / STYLES​

  • Have an actual homepage with industry news and shit
  • Make a color palette list
  • Tire size calculator
  • Create a wiki
  • WikiPosts enabled
  • BB code buttons and media add-on
  • Better thread fields for buy/sell threads
  • Use thread prefixes for marketplace including automatically moving sold items to archive
  • Use tags in clever ways to sort important threads
  • Display all message reactions so people know they are there
  • Add website gurus and staff writers
  • Add forum moderators
  • Native iPhone app
  • Should forums be in grids and have more forums like remerr
  • Add a navigation button for the user’s build thread and make special build thread field inputs
  • Maybe use sub forum links for prefixes or tags
  • Media gallery categories for each color of truck
  • Put the hamburger menu on the right for mobile site
  • Better marketplace and better SEO in marketplace with notices, thread prompts, etc. Rejected/disabled users have special nav CSS
  • You can sticky a thread and then move it to a different forum to create a sticky redirect
  • Add change username to account menu
  • Redo the footer and add a link to the about thread
  • Dyslexia font

💸 MERCH / SUPPORTERS​

  • User essentials can allow custom upgrade amounts
  • Collect all replies from mass donations email
  • Make shirts ourselves
  • Collect all photos of T3G stickers
  • Better purchase UI

📦 VENDORS​

  • Better store and vendor program
  • Display valued vendors on front page in widget slider
  • Create an exclusive coupon code drop down menu for members/vendors
  • Display valued vendors on front page in widget slider
  • Paid / free program and contact vendors about it
  • Create an affiliate program for the vendors
  • Contact inactive vendors

🚥 TRAFFIC / SEO​

  • Google AdSense
  • MySQLTuner database optimize
  • Update all favicons and social media icons to have an actual Taco in them
  • Dial robots.txt
  • Fill in vendor descriptions for SEO
  • Optimize speed tests

🪲 BUGS / QUESTIONS​

  • What is with Font Awesome AMP template edits?
  • Favicon and social icons broken
 
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Yo! This is a test post from Tyler, using my wife's account. Just checking some permission stuff.


Super stoked.

Those of you that are here reading this, thank you for your support and motivation to push me to create this baby beast. I invited you guys to join early because like I've said a few times before, I want this to be OUR community - not mine. I want it to be how you all want it to be. And by inviting you in during my planning and setup phase, I will be able to get instant criticism and suggestions from you guys so that when we do open to everyone, we have a solid product to present.

That being said, this is kind of like a beta version so there will be constant moving parts and probably some weird glitchy shit happening sometimes. Also, all the forums except this one are closed for posting and the intro/build thread forum. My reasoning for that is because the sole purpose of the soft launch is to focus on the structure and design of the forum. The intro/build thread will be open so you can get an early start on your own build threads because I know that can take a while to create.

I'm not sure yet, but I was thinking it would be kind of cool if you guys had a permanent banner under your name that says "founding member" or something like that.
 

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I'm paying to have a custom skin made by a professional. It will be tailored to however we want it to look. Everything from color scheme to a unique logo and the actual layout of the content.

Right now I'm thinking it would be cool to have some sort of skull in the logo because I like badass shit. I also intend to feature everyone's trucks next to the logo that will rotate each time you refresh the page. In addition to the trucks, I'd like to have rotating slogans under the logo that add some sarcasm/comic relief. This is something we can always add to and eventually use inside jokes we create. Some that I've thought of for now:

  • 3rd gen burritos are better.
  • "I should've bought a jeep", said no one on this forum.
  • tacoma3g.com - the best 3rd gen Taco forum. (This is by process of elimination, and we're the only one...)
  • Entune is the best part about the Toyota Tacoma.
  • Someone should enlighten Tyler on the importance of rock sliders.
  • What is the point of rock sliders? Seriously.
  • Did 35" tires effect anyone else's gas mileage?
  • tacoma3g.com - Where simplicity is paramount and bullshit is... bullshit.
  • I'm just here for the Controlled Chaos forum.
  • Just picked up my roof top tent. Do you even overland, bro?
  • Do you even crawl control, bro?
  • I sold my cement TRD Pro when it stopped being an exclusive color.
  • Sick quicksand Taco, dude! I never really see those.
  • 99% of Tacos are in SoCal; are you the 1% making a difference?
  • Toyota announced the next refresh of the 3rd gen will have a solid axle.
  • Will sell food for Tacoma money!
  • Just rolled off the lot with my new 3rd gen. Quick! -- gotta make an overlanding Instagram.
  • #overland #exploration #fivegrandworthofextrageariwontuse

As for the color scheme, I'm thinking something earthy. Perhaps loosely based off the quicksand color with subtle red accents?
 

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I did. I called it "Friend Zone". I didn't create sub-forums for the different regions like TW has because it's not good to have a ton of forums on a brand new forum. That makes the forum content spread too thin, thus looking dead.

Something I could do for now is use thread prefixes for regions. They could be broad like pacific, mountain, central, and eastern. If I make one for every state I'm sure most won't get used for a while.
 

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Were you possibly thinking of doing like a regional section?

x2 on this, I know the Regional Forums on TW have been awesome. Always finding meetups and mod parties through it.

Also I've noticed while browsing some aspects of the site, some of the formating does not seem to be aligning. While trying to edit my profile I was trying to edit my Location and it was selecting my Avatar instead.
 

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x2 on this, I know the Regional Forums on TW have been awesome. Always finding meetups and mod parties through it.

Also I've noticed while browsing some aspects of the site, some of the formating does not seem to be aligning. While trying to edit my profile I was trying to edit my Location and it was selecting my Avatar instead.
Are you able to get a screenshot of that?
 

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I agree with the color scheme, going with sand colors and maybe some olive colors as well.
 

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Me personally, I would avoid the skull. In my opinon, something simplistic and sleek would work. Have you seen some of the designs throughout the communities?
 

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I did. I called it "Friend Zone". I didn't create sub-forums for the different regions like TW has because it's not good to have a ton of forums on a brand new forum. That makes the forum content spread too thin, thus looking dead.

Something I could do for now is use thread prefixes for regions. They could be broad like pacific, mountain, central, and eastern. If I make one for every state I'm sure most won't get used for a while.

Stoked to be here!

Maybe you can set up a poll in the Friend Zone forum asking which state people are from. Based on the results, you can create state specific sub forums. Just a thought.
 

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They could be broad like pacific, mountain, central, and eastern. If I make one for every state I'm sure most won't get used for a while.

That would work, then people could make specific threads within those sections, such as a Nor Cal and So Cal thread within the Pacific, a Carolinas thread within the Eastern, etc.
 

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Stoked to be here!

Maybe you can set up a poll in the Friend Zone forum asking which state people are from. Based on the results, you can create state specific sub forums. Just a thought.
I would maybe recommend splitting into PNW, SW, Central, NE, SE and HI/AK. That is just 2¢ I don’t know if it’s worth anything or not lol
Both solid ideas. Will definitely implement something better as we get more opinions on this.
 

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That would work, then people could make specific threads within those sections, such as a Nor Cal and So Cal thread within the Pacific, a Carolinas thread within the Eastern, etc.
For this I could actually create thread prefixes for each state. Add the four timezones as their own forums with a thread prefix for each state inside.
 

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Me personally, I would avoid the skull. In my opinon, something simplistic and sleek would work. Have you seen some of the designs throughout the communities?
Those are clean. I understand how the skull can be hit or miss. I like it the way it's used by my favorite gym, Barbell Brigade, but that doesn't mean we need to do that here.