I am happy to announce the creation of
The Staging Lanes,
DragTruk's forum/message board! You can get there by the link above, or
there is also a link at the bottom of most of the DragTruk pages.
Message Board Added
Yes! The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived!
No longer will DragTruk sit stagnant, waiting for me to add and update trucks by hand; you now
have the ability to add and update your own entry, including the ability to upload your own
pictures and videos! I have also taken this opportunity to give the entire site a face-lift.
DragTruk is automated!
In addition to the other sorting methods, you can now view DragTruk sorted
by Date. What this referrs to is the date a particular entry was last
updated or created. So, when you sort by date, the entries which have
been updated or added the most recently will be at the top of the list.
Although this sorting actually goes right down to the minute, only the
day is displayed in the table in the interests of conserving screen
New features added
Another feature which has been added is the file sizes are now displayed
underneath the picture thumbnails in each entry, as well as the icon which
is displayed when a person has a MPEG or AVI in their entry. No more
guessing about the size of that picture or movie before trying to download
it! (Hey, I've got a dialup connection - I know what that's like!)
Search Engine and Featured Truck Added
I've added a search engine to DragTruk - the index for which is updated daily.
To search the DragTruk site (and all the entries on the site), just type in your
keywords in the search box on the main page, and hit enter or press the submit
Also, DragTruk will now feature a different truck every day; it will be listed
on the main page; clicking on the picture of the truck will bring up that
truck's entry. This featured truck is chosen at random, automatically, at
midnight every day. The only requirement for being a featured truck is
that your entry have at least one JPEG picture in it.
"Under Investigation" feature added for "suspicious" trucks
Entries that appear to be less than truthful about their times can
now be flagged as "under investigation". This is the first step which
is taken in the road towards deleting the entry. It is no longer
considered as far as calculating its rank on DragTruk, and it is visibly
marked to let everyone know that it is under investigation. The owner
can go to the message board to defend their truck, but if they don't
(or are not able to sufficiently prove their claims), the entry will
eventually be deleted.
The fake listings, duplicate entries, etc. have
way out of control. I would like to
express my sincere apologies to everyone for having let things slide
so long, to let it get to this level. Rest assured that I am working
on the problem and these
things will be taken care of very soon.
Many thanks to all of
DragTrukkers for hanging in there!
May 26, 2008
As the initial step to getting DragTruk cleaned up, the Staging Lanes
message board has been
upgraded to the latest version of the software. This may seem
unrelated to the main site, but the upgrade was necessary to
facilitate communication for the DragTruk admins and also to take
advantage of the anti-spam and anti-bot features which will free up
time to allow me to focus more attention on the rest of the
May 26, 2008