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New Forum Features – Going Mobile and Social

We made some major changes to the forum a few weeks ago.  Now that everything is getting settled into place I thought it would be a good time to point out some of the more interesting new features the forum has to offer.

Going Mobile

One of my favorite new features is the mobile version of the forum.  It is an extremely streamlined and simplified version of the forum which make interaction through mobile devices much easier. Not to mention load faster as well.

Just point your mobile browser to and the mobile version automatically loads up. It works particularly well on the iPhone and Android OS devices.

Below is a screenshot of how the forum appears on an iPod touch.

Mobile Forum
Mobile Forum

Going Social

The real value of discussion forums has continued to evolve over the years making it more important than ever to be able to easily discover and connect to those new friends.  The new version of the forum gives the user even more tools to let others get to know and contact them.  You can do status updates on your profile or even pipe your Twitter status updates into your profile. Also more profile personalizations exist to further set yourself apart.

Another cool feature is the ability to login with your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to the forum.  Or existing forum members can link their existing forum profile to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Twitter and Facebook Support
Twitter and Facebook Support

We still realize that there is certain appeal to the anonymity that exists in forums and we totally respect your desire to be that way.  So even though we have all these new social features you can still create new accounts and provide as little information about yourself as you see  fit.

Looking forward to all the feedback on the new forum. We have a lot more site updates and changes in store for the coming months.  And a big THANKS to everyone who has visited and continues to visit us!

PS: You can access the forums by clicking the ‘Forum’ link in the tool bar towards the top of the site. Or visit: Server/Forum Migration (COMPLETE)

[UPDATE : The bulk of the migration is complete.  DNS has been updated and if you’re seeing this update you are arriving at the new server. Still a lot of kinks to work out involving the migration. ]

Starting Sunday Sept 5 around 7pm EST the site will be undergoing a server / forum migration.

You can follow us on twitter to track any status updates related to the migration: turns 12

It was 12 years ago today, September 14 1997, that was originally started.

If you’re looking for a brief history check out our blog post from 2 years ago on the 10th anniversary.

We’re working on a site re-design at this time which we hope to have in place by the end of the year. Not knowing what issues there may  be a more accurate date can’t be set.  There are no plans for any changes to the forum, other than maybe the look.

Tweet Tweet – Guitar Stuff On Twitter

Twitter is all the rage these days. And it is a lot of fun once you get started. We even joined ourselves recently. [Follow us here]

When you’re new to Twitter the hardest thing can be finding who to follow to get involved.  So after you’ve added us be sure and check out this blog post by Jason Shadrick, Guitar Related Twitter Users. This will get you off to a great start with a bunch of guitar twitterers.

Forum Top 5 [January 2009]

This is the “Forum Top 5″ list from for January 2009. The “Forum Top 5″ recaps the top forum posts of each month so those that may have missed them get a chance to jump in on the discussion. Only threads posted within the month (January 2009 in this case) are considered for the top 5.

Forum Top 5 – January 2009

  1. Which Blue in ’65? (Fender Mustang) – by Jeff Leites
  2. Opinions wanted (Lefty Jaguar) – by darbyjack
  3. MUSTANG KNOCKOFFS? – by Cymaster
  4. Jagmaster Question – by Charybdis
  5. G&L re-issue their Mustang – by funtoosh

If you want to jump in on the discussion, and are not currently a forum member, you only need to setup a forum user account. (its very quick and easy – click here to register)