Amphicar-Lovers IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - we are moving in 1 WEEK!!


Mike Israel

Hello All,

As previously announced, the Amphicar-lovers forum/digest will soon
be migrating from Yahoogroups to a new home at www.amphicar770. com.
The targeted cut over date is SATURDAY, 12 JANUARY 2008. This FAQ is
intended to answer some common questions related to the migration,
what is changing, what you need to do, etc. This FAQ will be sent out
several times between now and the cut-over to ensure it is seen by as
many members as possible.

1. Why move from YahooGroup?

The amphicar-lovers migrated to YahooGroups in 2001. Previously it
was hosted on a now defunct service known as Listbox. Today, there
are 17,000 messages in the archives with approximately 500 members.

While Yahoo has served us well, it has its limitations. For example,
the files area for storing pictures, manuals, etc., has been filled
to capacity for many years. The procees for searching the archives is
slow and cumbersome. The process of sigining up or opting out with
Yahoo has always been confusing to folks and creates lots of work for
the admin (me). Our new service overcomes these limitations and
provides a platform to grow the community with new features such as
Photo Gallety, Chat Room, bolgs, etc.

2. Will I still be Able to Send/Receive Messages via Email?

Yes, you will. One of the features users like best about YahooGroups
is that they do not need to log into a forum web site everytime to
see new messages. For amphicarlovers I have modified the software to
accomodate the exact same functionality. Once your account is created
you can opt to receive all messages instantly (full text, not just
the title like on some forums). Registered users can post new
messages and reply via email as well.

To enable email instant delivery and reply just go to the top menu
item "User CP" - "Edit Forum Subscriptions" then select "instant
notificatication by email" or "Set All Instant". To disable it, just
click "unsubscribe" in any of the received email messages.

At this time we still do not have a full-content daily digest, only a
summary of messages daily digest. We are working on that.

3. What do I need to do?

You should register (create an account) at www.amphicar770. com as
soon as possible. This way you will not miss any messages.

4. Will my existing Yahoo ID and password work on the new site?

No, it will not. You need to register and create an account at
www.amphicar770. com While you may use the same ID name and password
as you have elsewhere, this is a completly seperate system from Yahoo.

5. Can I still search all of the old messages from the Yahoo Group?

Yes. Just prior to the cutover I will be transfering all of the old
messages to the new system. You will find that the new search
capability is much easier and faster than before. At the moment I
have migrated about 1 years worth for test purposes.

6. Will I still be able to use the old Yahoo Group.

On 12 January the existing YahooGroup will be closed to new posts and
new members. You will still be able to access what is there, you will
just not be able to update anything. Visitors will be directed to the
new site.

7. I see several categories of forums such as "General Amphi
Discussion", "For Sale", "IAOC Only". What gives?

It is always tricky determining the best way to set up buckets of
info. So that visitors can stay mostly in one place we have chose to
have only a few categories. We can add new categories in the future
if users ask for it. For example, should Gibbs Aquada owners want
their own area.

You will also see a "Testing Forum for New Users". This area is kind
of a junk bucket if you want to post something just to become
familiar with the site features. Test Forum messages do not get
delivered via email.

8. I signed up a while ago but forgot my password / userid. What
should I do?

If you enter the incorrect info, the error message will include
a "click here to reset" link. Just enter the email address you
registered with.

9. The Amphcar-Lovers Forum has been a valuable resource for me. How
can I help?

Glad you asked!! Yes, there are many hundred dollars invested in the
software, hosting, etc. invested here. Several hundred hours of labor
on top of that. There are two ways you can help.

- There is a "Donate" button at www.amphicar770. com where you may
make a Paypal contribution to the site in any amount. Contributions
go toward site expenses. Even small donations are greatly appreciated.
- You will notice Google Ads throughout the site. Each time you click
on one of these, a few pennies are directed this way. You do not need
to buy anything, just visit the ad sponsors and see what they have to
offer. A BIG thank you to those who have contributed thus far, names
are posted on the site.

10. I have other questions not addressed here?
Just drop me a note at amphicar770@
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
M Amphicar-Lovers Forum is Moving. Important FAQ & Date. General Amphicar Discussion 4
M Amphicar-Lovers Forum: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT General Amphicar Discussion 12
mike_israel Amphicar-Lovers Upgrade General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel New Auctions & Classifieds Feature at Amphicar-Lovers General Amphicar Discussion 4
T New Amphicar Lovers Chat Feature Available General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel Poll: How Do You Feel About Moving Amphicar Lovers to new Forum General Amphicar Discussion 16
T Fwd: Your Message to amphicar-lovers General Amphicar Discussion 1
J General Amphicar Discussion 1
M A Possible New Home For Amphicar-Lovers General Amphicar Discussion 6
N Why Amphicar Lovers ? General Amphicar Discussion 0
A why i love the amphicar-lovers list General Amphicar Discussion 1
P New Photos on this amphicar-lovers site General Amphicar Discussion 0
A Amphicar Lovers List Archive Does Not Work General Amphicar Discussion 2
A Poll results for amphicar-lovers General Amphicar Discussion 4
A New file uploaded to amphicar-lovers General Amphicar Discussion 85
A New poll for amphicar-lovers General Amphicar Discussion 30
mike_israel 2021 Amphicar Photos Contest General Amphicar Discussion 14
J 1967 Amphicar Tub Toy Restorations in progress 3
DougFromBaltimore Amphicar - Servicing Rear Brakes without removing hubs and tip for attaching springs General Amphicar Discussion 9
S Rear Amphicar Shocks w/Small Diameter Spring - Rear Spring Specs? General Amphicar Discussion 2
mike_israel The only car I consider to be way cooler than the Amphicar General Amphicar Discussion 2
T Parting ways with my 64 Amphicar General Amphicar Discussion 0
AmazingOne Restored 1964 Amphicar for sale General Amphicar Discussion 0
chapron67 Wanted to buy: Nice, useable Amphicar. General Amphicar Discussion 3
mike_israel Annual costs of maintaining an Amphicar (Forum) ... General Amphicar Discussion 10
Jon March lot #012 - The next big Amphicar auction: end of This week! - lot #012 General Amphicar Discussion 4
strandweiss62 RHD Amphicar sold at Mecum General Amphicar Discussion 2
C Amphicar with Buick V6! General Amphicar Discussion 4
DavidC Amphicar club gift. General Amphicar Discussion 3
Andreas Gomoll „The Uganda-Amphicar“ - Brakeparts needed... General Amphicar Discussion 0
Latitude33 Amphicar cover General Amphicar Discussion 4
Andreas Gomoll ... my Amphicar has some specials.... Restorations in progress 2
B Amphicar Tow Bar General Amphicar Discussion 0
DavidC Anyone interested in the ultimate Amphicar muffler project ? General Amphicar Discussion 9
B Celina Amphicar Record General Amphicar Discussion 3
T Amphicar Furniture General Amphicar Discussion 6
mike_israel Amphicar Hawaiian Shirts - Order Deadline Approaching General Amphicar Discussion 0
Jon March the 3 different Amphicar factory driveshafts General Amphicar Discussion 2
W Having trouble finding outer boots for my Amphicar with Eddie Dillard rear axles. General Amphicar Discussion 12
sdreich Amphicar Transmissions General Amphicar Discussion 12
L long distance moves for Amphicar General Amphicar Discussion 6
sdreich Amphicar Hubcaps on eBay and More General Amphicar Discussion 4
LSolheim 2018 Clearlake Seaplane - Amphicar: Fly & Swim-in General Amphicar Discussion 0
Jon March Amphicar chase-scenes General Amphicar Discussion 0
mike_israel New Search Engine on Amphicar Forums General Amphicar Discussion 2
jfriese More Original Amphicar Horns General Amphicar Discussion 1
Midwest Amphicar Central Florida Amphicar Swim In General Amphicar Discussion 4
E Amphicar floor General Amphicar Discussion 1
Jon March GREAT Amphicar footage from the hot new Northeast "Naples Swim" General Amphicar Discussion 0
scottamphi What Pertronix Fit My Amphicar General Amphicar Discussion 6

Similar threads