Welcome, Defender Source expats

chris snell

Administrator
Staff member
Aug 15, 2005
3,017
145
The Defender Source forums were sold to Vertical Scope this week. VS is a company that specializes in buying forums and pimping them out to the max with advertisements. This company was recently the subject of a massive hack where criminals stole 45,000,000 users' credentials and other private info. Not looking good for future of that site.

To all of the DS users who are checking us out, welcome. DiscoWeb has been around for close to 15 years with no advertisements and no selling of your private info. You'll find a lot of the same people over here and lots of Land Rover technical knowledge.

We don't practice heavy-handed moderation. There is no "site team" or "mud pit". We follow grown-up rules here.

Welcome and enjoy.

Chris
 

Buddy

Well-known member
Nov 6, 2006
2,839
0
Central NC
Someone posted a link to were they announced it on defender source. I opened it on my phone. I found it interesting that there were 5 sponsored add's and only 2 posts.
 

Doug C

Well-known member
Jul 28, 2006
499
2
Central, Virginia
Whatever server they are using is woefully inadequate. The last couple times I have tried to access that site I get "the server failed to respond"
 

cdansan

Well-known member
Sep 15, 2008
537
0
Northwestern, Vermont
Pirate4x4 was sold to VS a while ago. The site has deteriorated in content and commercial content.
It is not awful and I still go there everyday.
Defender Source I look at occasionally, but they are not my cup of tea.
I would rather look at ingenious (sometimes) fab work and thrashed rock crawlers than the mall crawlers with racks and Roof top tents.
Dan
 

Nomar

Well-known member
Apr 23, 2004
6,067
3
Virginia
I'm finding new issues with D90source....slower... picture weirdness, etc.
No advertisements; I guess I was grandfathered in??

Of course, I havent succesfully put up a picture on dweb in years....



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mgreenspan

Well-known member
Feb 28, 2005
4,698
119
Briggs's Back Yard
I'm finding new issues with D90source....slower... picture weirdness, etc.
No advertisements; I guess I was grandfathered in??

Of course, I havent succesfully put up a picture on dweb in years.

D90 is super slow. It's no longer just the first page you load. Now it is every page.

Loading pics on here is easy. Try it.
 

The Rover Shop

Well-known member
Aug 5, 2015
66
0
Ft lauderdale
D90 is super slow. It's no longer just the first page you load. Now it is every page.

Loading pics on here is easy. Try it.

I can't seem to get to load pics... could it be because I am on an IPad..? It pmeeps saying file too large..I have to put them in as a hyperlink to my smugmug account..