Welcome to the new Vegas Valley Four Wheelers Website.
This is a complete redevelopment of the site we have operated as vv4w.org for the past nine years. The website's focus is to be the resource for trails, 4x4 equipment, events, and land use issues in the Las Vegas region.
While the site remains under construction, we invite all to begin exploring the new areas and providing feedback on the Community Forum. Please be patient as new areas come on line. We invite contributions from all members.
What is Open?
Areas generally open -
Content areas such as Trails, Equipment, Land Use, and Hump-N-Bump are in outline form only. You might find some filler 'latin' in demonstration content areas; this will go away as new articles are created. We welcome authors!
On the left column of the front page you may find a Login box. "Create Account" will take you to our Registration area.
- Fill out a new user name, email, and other information.
- We also ask you to fill in some essential profile questions and have you enter some verification words (captcha).
- When complete, go to your email, look for our verification email, and confirm your email.
- Wait for a moderator to confirm your registration.
Once you are registered, go ahead and login from the home page and have fun. Be sure to update your profile and setting - links are right in the Login box. If you have any issues please contact us.
Please note we have added a number of protections to sharply reduce the number of forum spambots trying to post on our site. We'll review our measures once we can assess the effectiveness of the protection.
If you are a VV4W member, you should be upgraded to 'VV4W Member' status, allowing you greater forum access and the ability to post articles.
This is a complete forum system using the latest vBulletin 4.1 software. Private Messages, User-generated groups, avatars, and all the other latest toys are available. Some items have been turned off until we get a chance to understand them ourselves.
Continuing the tour, please find our Gallery2 based photo area.
Before posting Trail Runs and Events, please check to see if an album already exists for the activity. If so, we invite you to add items. If there is no album, you are free to add a new album under the appropriate category:
- Local Trails - Any trail runs in the Spring Mountains, Logandale, Colorado River / Boulder;
- Other Trails - Runs in Calico, Southwest Utah, and other areas.
- Hump-N-Bump - Add items from the Hump-N-Bump by year.
- Other Events - Events not organized by VV4W.
- Members - An album area for your own 4x4-related photos. Look for your user name.
- Offroad Tech - Photos of cool offroad tech.
If you are creating a new album - for runs and events - the name of the run or event followed by a dash then the date in Year-Month-Day order. For example, "PotatoRidge-110129" for January 29, 2011. It is organized this way to easily sort by date.
We highly recommend using "Picasa Button" to upload a bunch of photos from Picasa 3. You will need to install "Picasa" first from Google. Then when adding items, please find "Picasa Button" and place the generated file following the instructions. We are reviewing variations of this for Macintosh and Picasa 2.
Our Embed Video supports a wide range of video formats. We may add other variations once we feel the primary functions are stable.
The calendar and events are functional. There is some additional work to provide event lists and smaller calendars across several pages. The Add an Event is a bit clumsy and needs an interface cleanup. I didnt write it but I will fix it. There is a cool location-selectable database with all the info that will be expanded. Club Members will be able to add locations.
VV4W Club Members can submit new articles to be published. Go to "Publishing" (side menu) then "Submit an article". If you are not a listed member, you will just be sent back to front page.
You can add photos to your articles from the gallery -
Once photos are uploaded, you can get the image url by finding the image in the size you want and
right clicking to "view image info". Copy the url and drop it in your article. There are several links
for each photo based on size, with "1" being full size.
Other typical sizes are 1024x768, 640x480, 400x300, and 160x120. All our built and ready for use.
Thats it for now.