[ad#post_ad]It’s a new year again, and just like car models are redesigned for each year, so too has it become an annual tradition to redesign GM-Volt.com.
This redesign, however, is by far the most radical and transformational of any before it.
Now that the Volt has actually become a purchasable item and the first consumers have already begun taking them home, it is very important to shift the voice from mine alone, as an ambassador of sorts, to yours – Volt owners, those considering owning the Volt, and everyone else.
The long-lived blog itself is taking a step back from the limelight. At the top of the main page you will find a slider with the latest five posts. You may no longer necessarily find a new one there on a daily basis anymore, but more intermittently.
What you will find all across the entire front page are the latest new threads started by our forum members in real-time, constantly with new news. Each new thread will appear as a mainpage article now, and if any topic or news story is of interest to you, simply create the thread in the forum and it will appear at the top of the front page immediately.
Over time some of these posts will become popular both in terms of pageviews and number of comments, and soon we will have display listing those the front page as well.
The blog will still operate as your are used to and you may certainly continue to comment on the posts. However it would be best if you haven’t already done so to register a forum account so you can both comment and discuss the user generated threads, as well as to publish your own. The forum is also filled with features such as personal messaging, a homepage, custom avatars, and individual photo albums. You can even choose to ignore someone if you so desire.
I too may often publish new stories using the forum as well.
This new version of GM-Volt.com marks the beginning of its fourth year of operation and has required a long period of planning on my part and implementation on the part of our GM-Volt.com programmer.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the new format as it is now more a place to hear the voice of many than simply my own. Plus if you want to get a brand new story out on the front page immediately, now you can do so.
I know change isn’t easy and the new design could upset some who are used to calling this place home, but hopefully you will see it is for the better.
Guideline to starting your own stories are to try to choose an appropriate short descriptive title, and include your own writing outlining your own perspective on and interest in the story you are posting. Spam won’t be tolerated.
If there are any comments concerns or bugs feel free to email me: email@example.com
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