Please Fix this Forum

Please Fix this Forum

Please fix this forum so that we are able to see which posts are new and which ones have responses like the other sections. Thank you. | 30. Juni 2019

@bean - I made that same request two years ago and you can see the result - crickets.

Q Q | 30. Juni 2019


edwardneal2222 | 02. Juli 2019

Is this forum actively monitored by the people who could make the fix you are requesting? I am new on this forum having used the my solar city forums in the past and the forum over there was not monitored at all as far as I know

edwardneal2222 | 02. Juli 2019

also - forgive the off topic question, but can you tell me how to start my own thread here in the Tesla forums? I dont see any obvious button or icon like there is on the mysolarcity forums - - Thanks

clos000 | 04. Juli 2019

there should be a post new topic button in the upper right but I guess you have to verify you are an owner to see it.

fag58417 | 27. November 2019

This forum needs lots of fixation.


bj | 30. November 2019

Yes, this forum is carp.

gregbrew | 02. Dezember 2019

Where are the moderators?!?

The spam posts with links are completely out of hand.

Banning the posting of links should take care of it.

bryan321 | 03. April 2020

Yes, Where are the moderators? I guess they are in quarantine. | 04. April 2020

Tesla forums have never really had moderators. Users can flag spam. There is a free chrome plugin that can auto-flag a lot of the spam too. It also has a bunch of other cool features to enhance the Tesla forums. See screenshots to see what it does:

There have been rumors for months that a major forum overhaul from Tesla is coming, but so far nothing yet.

jeff | 11. April 2020

It would be nice to be able to reply directly to a specific comment. Most forums have's not rocket science.

bryan321 | 11. Mai 2020
If you hired moderators, they would have a job, which is doing this Extension. Bro,.. you are reducing employment. Anyway, its called technology. And i am really happy to hear from you. | 11. Mai 2020

@bryan321 - Not sure you were clear, but I'm not a Tesla employee and I can't hire anyone at Tesla. I do sometimes hear stuff before others :)

I expect the Forum overhaul was put on hold with COVID. With the Fremont factory opening today, hopefully, the other staff are all back at work and with luck, the forum overhaul project is back on track

gregbrew | 12. Mai 2020

STEP 1: Remove all posts with a Web link, and disallow any new posts containing Web links.

That would eliminate the vast majority of spambot script-based posts, which account for the majority of posts now, rendering this forum nearly useless. | 13. Mai 2020

@gregbrew - I agree with one modification - owners are allowed to post links. Clearly, the spammers are not owners, so not allowing posts with links from non-owners would handle 99% of the spam. | 13. Mai 2020

Also (this will seem like spam) you can use my free Chrome extension. It detects quite a bit of spam and auto-flags those spammers. You can add users and/or links to blacklists. There are some screenshots to show what it does. It is very specific to the Tesla forums and is inactive anywhere else.

I got so tired of all the spam, I really wrote this for myself, but a few friends said they wanted it, so I made it public. It has a bunch of other features too. | 13. Mai 2020

Yikes, I forgot I plugged this earlier. Sorry about that.

bp | 15. Mai 2020

Tesla hasn't added forums for Y or Cybertruck.

No one is monitoring the spam.

At this point, they should close the forums and let 3rd parties support the Tesla community, with better forum tools and management.

In the early days, the forums were useful for the Tesla early adopters - but Tesla doesn't need that any more.

Though until they shut the forum down, among all of the noise, there is still enough useful communication to justify participating...

gregbrew | 15. Mai 2020

I don't know...when four out of five posts are spam for Indian escorts, the usefulness of this forum is diminished to nearly zero.

owlegrad2 | 15. Mai 2020

Forum software is is a mature industry. It's mind-boggling that these forums exist in the state they are in. I am sure there is freeware that would be better than this garbage.

Yet I keep coming back for more so...

paul_ceja | 15. Mai 2020

looking for a copy of my contract

gregbrew | 16. Mai 2020

Click on "Tesla Account" at the top of this page, then click on "Manage" next to your project.

softreviewies | 19. Mai 2020

I think you are right lilbean. It is really frustrating about the random post.I do agree. | 20. Mai 2020

softreviewies is a bot spammer. Please flag. Clever that they grabbed the OP's name

gregbrew | 21. Mai 2020

Yup. The scumbags who program and deploy these things are getting quite sophisticated.

I call them "Bast-nerds"...

wendwall | 29. Mai 2020

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I got annoyed that there is no "new" option in the Energy forum, so I just added it to my free Chrome extension for Tesla's forum:

While not perfect, it now adds a "new?" link to the "Replies" column. When you click on it - if there is a new item, it will go right to that post rather than the beginning of the thread. If there are no new posts, then it goes to the beginning. This is the best I can do, as the new count, date, and the user isn't provided, so I can't help display that. All I'm doing in the "new?" link is adding "#new" to the end of the URL, and the forum does the rest.

As for red/grey - I mirror the first column, but I've found it is not reliable indication if there is a new post or not. Actually, I'm not sure what the red/grey indicates in the Energy forum. It works correctly in all the other Tesla forums.

gregbrew | 30. Mai 2020

The red/grey blocks seem pretty random to me. Even when it's correctly showing red, the new post will most likely be a bot-produced link to find hookers in Mumbai...

jeff | 11. Juni 2020

This is not the first forum I've ever joined but it might be one of the worst in terms of features. Can you 'reply' to a specific post by another member? Can you send an internal message to another member without posting it to a thread? Since there's no 'reply,' there's no notifications that someone has replied to your post. This is all very basic stuff that other forums have had years ago. How about updating this to something useful? | 11. Juni 2020

@jeff - Many has asked about this over the years. Since it's a company site, it might have some privacy concerns for messaging between owners, but I expect it could be handled. There were solid rumors of a major upgrade to the forums just before COVID, but that seems to be on the backburner now. On the plus side, the forum is simple and easy to deal with. Tesla doesn't do any moderation either (good and bad). Most other car company forums are quite useless, as anything not 100% perfect often gets deleted/banned. There is TMC (another forum), but it is heavily moderated and has its own issues.