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#1
I've searched various ways but am not finding it if it exists. ;)
Would love a simplified FAQ thread that can answer such questions as:
1) why do posters refer to their VIN number in posts...
2) what is PUP? How about all the other acronyms used here?
3) is the V9 software update only going to select owners or all owners?

I've found a lot of great information here but trip up on simple stuff like the above when trying to get the big picture.
 

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Thanks Melinda!

Yes, I saw and bookmarked that informative thread earlier ;)

Still unclear about two of my questions, though:
1) categorize VINs in order... to what purpose? What does mentioning your VIN tell other posters?
3) so V9 isn't going only to "volunteer" owners who accept the update to test?
 

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Thanks Melinda!

Yes, I saw and bookmarked that informative thread earlier ;)

Still unclear about two of my questions, though:
1) categorize VINs in order... to what purpose? What does mentioning your VIN tell other posters?
3) so V9 isn't going only to "volunteer" owners who accept the update to test?
1) brag someone has an early car? brag someone has a very recent car? why do people do anything?
2) no - it is going out to everyone - or at least 91.2% of everyone (likely the remaining have something holding up their upgrade like not on WiFi, have not pushed the button to upgrade in the car, have not had access to their car since the upgrade, etc).
 

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I think referring to our vin relates back to when we were all waiting for our cars and everybody was trying to figure out how many cars had been produced/delivered. Also the vin could be relavant in relation to some improvements made by Tesla. For example, Gen1 vs. Gen2 seats.
 
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...Also the vin could be relevant in relation to some improvements made by Tesla. For example, Gen1 vs. Gen2 seats.
Keep in mind that VINs are assigned well before manufacturing. Because the cars don't come out in sequential VIN order, new features on one VIN may be missing on cars with a later VIN.