Simple Tractors - Home Of The Simplicity & Allis-chalmers Garden Tractor Club

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  • Community Name:
    Simple trACtors
    Community URL:
    http://www.simpletractors.com
    Niche:
    Antique garden tractors
    Community Launch Date:
    12-15-1998
    Hosting Company:
    Newtek
    Niche site that is home of the Simplicity and Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractor club. Includes both open and premium (members-only) content. Originally created in 1998 as a heavily modified Snitz Forums 2000 portal supported by 1500 pages of static HTML, it is now running in IPS Community Suite v4.2.5 plus numerous plug-ins/apps both aftermarket and custom . Over 7,000 members, over 500,000 topics/replies. Includes following main functions:

    1. Forums, both open and restricted
    2. Photo Gallery
    3. Videos
    4. Articles
    5. Blogs
    6. Links directory
    7. Downloads
    8. Research section with over 1,000 pages of converted static content
    9. Tractor registry (aka garage) with about 1200 items
    10. Classified ads
    11. Chat room
    12. Other functions such as Leaderboard, Top Contributors, Tutorials, etc. classifieds-main.jpg forums-list.jpg research-main.jpg research-page.jpg resistry-main.jpg
  • Community Software:
    IPS v4.2.5
    Current Postcount:
    500000
    Discussion/Thread Count:
    150000
    Member Count:
    7000
    Staff Count:
    10
  • Custom theme incorporating tractor colors and antique look, created by Opentype. Adriano Faria's Classifieds, Tutorials, and Links Directory apps. Mike John's Videos, News and Collections (for tractor Registry) apps. onlyME's Topic Thumbnails, Featured Content, plus a couple custom apps. Member Maps and Feedback apps. Over 1000 pages of "static HTML" reference material converted to Wordpress, then imported to Pages and republished.

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