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post #1 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Forum suggestion thread

Since we're new and since this site exists to serve you, the rider, I would like ask for your suggestions.

What you like, what don't you like? What can we add that would make this a better place to visit?

Let me know, I'm open to change!
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post #2 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-13-2004, 04:17 PM
 
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https://www.twowheelforum.com/index.php

On that page if there's a way to show the time and date the last replies/posts were made in each forum, that would be cool.

I think maybe the entire "Riding" section w/ the six seperate forums could actually be condensed to just one for now. Kind of a "General Riding" area for all bikes and rider types, at least until we get more traffic.

The "Upcoming Events" deal is awesome, but it might be better to have it at the top of the page. . easer to scan when you first get here.

:smilelol: <--- make this guy :lolg: instead of smilelol since that's what we're used to at the other place. Same goes for the other smilies too.

Everything's smoothe, runs fast, looks clean. Cool forum man, I'm just nitpicking.
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[QUOTE=Pigface1]https://www.twowheelforum.com/index.php?

On that page if there's a way to show the time and date the last replies/posts were made in each forum, that would be cool.
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You can go to "Active Topics" to see the "Last post".

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I think maybe the entire "Riding" section w/ the six seperate forums could actually be condensed to just one for now. Kind of a "General Riding" area for all bikes and rider types, at least until we get more traffic.
I'll consider that. : )

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The "Upcoming Events" deal is awesome, but it might be better to have it at the top of the page. . easer to scan when you first get here.
I think that would dirty up the header if there are too many events, but we can see what it will look like.


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:smilelol: <--- make this guy :lolg: instead of smilelol since that's what we're used to at the other place. Same goes for the other smilies too.
What "other" place? This is THE place? : D

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Everything's smoothe, runs fast, looks clean. Cool forum man, I'm just nitpicking.
No problem, thanks for the feedback. : )
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post #4 of 106 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 07:59 PM
 
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Possibly a way to change your rank to something more personal, say after a certain number of posts??? Could be cool.
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Possibly a way to change your rank to something more personal, say after a certain number of posts??? Could be cool.

That's something we've already discussed. Do you have any suggestions?
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That's something we've already discussed. Do you have any suggestions?
Well..you could go the military rank method..and everybody starts out at a private, then say after 100 posts, you become a corporal, and after 200, a sergeant, etc etc... but not quite sure how that would go over, or if I really care for it that much myself, since we're a bike forum, but it could be cool.

Another way would be to just say, after a member gets a certain number of posts, amount to be determined by the Admin/Mods...then you can set it to anything you want, and change it at will.

Another way, is the use the above military method, but instead of military ranks, use general acronyms ... examples: newbie, novice,intermediate
advanced, expert, etc. OR..use acronyms related to sportbikes, which could be really cool, considering we are apart of a sportbike forum. Everbody starts out as a Ninja 500, then work your way up to a 600,750,1000, 1200, and then a Busa....could be alittle korny, I dont know.

Just a few thoughts I had..

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Good suggestions. We were actually throwing around the cc idea earlier. I'll see if I can get something done here quickly, we may change it but at least we can get rid of the generic tags.
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Contests..Email...Avatars

Not sure if this has been discussed and I didn't see anything on the site yet about it..but running some contests, giving away TWF T-shirts, Hats, etc.

Heck, you could run one now, and see who can guess what Sportbike will pick as the Bike of the Year, then draw a name from all who guessed correctly.

Could run contests from sportbike related questions, to trivia contests about manufacturers and our sport in general. The possibilities could be endless, and then as we get bigger, you can expand the contests and prizes, etc.

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Perhaps as the site grows, you can someday pick up webmail access for members to obtain a free email account [email protected] or something like that.

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Have some general site built avatars, mainly from manufactures/popular rides/popular superbike riders, etc....as well as still keeping the ability to upload your own avatar, like now.

Just a few thoughts I had...

Keep up the great work on this site.
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Are users able to suggest and/or post links for the Links section of this forum. If we are, forgive me since I didnt see it...but anywho, possibly in thelinks section you could include factory websites, gear websites, etc..something for quick reference as more and more topics come to the surface in here.
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Are users able to suggest and/or post links for the Links section of this forum. If we are, forgive me since I didnt see it...but anywho, possibly in thelinks section you could include factory websites, gear websites, etc..something for quick reference as more and more topics come to the surface in here.

The links page currently lists those sites that are sharing links with us. In other words, they link to us, we're linking to them.

We could, and probably, should add a separate section for major manufacturers.
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Cant quite put my finger on it...

I posted that thread about the 4 1000cc bikes..but honestly, I wasnt sure if it would fit in that category, but didnt know where else to put it...perhaps, something along the lines of the Off Topic section...like a general discussion area about the comparisons between different manufacturers, ..so that, for example, the Suzuki people might not wander into the honda forum that often,and consequently miss out on some nice conversations, debates, pics, etc...(not that anybody should miss out on the other cool sections, but im sure it happens sometimes) .... Not sure if something like this would be needed..just something that kinda crossed my mind, here while I sit at work, waiting to go home..

40 minutes to go and counting till I can ride... :bike:
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That's something we've already discussed. Do you have any suggestions?
on other vbulletin boards after you reach a certain number of posts like 25 or something you can change it to whatever you want to.
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I posted that thread about the 4 1000cc bikes..but honestly, I wasnt sure if it would fit in that category, but didnt know where else to put it...perhaps, something along the lines of the Off Topic section...like a general discussion area about the comparisons between different manufacturers,

For now, you can use the Everyday Riding forum.

The problem with creating too many forums is that our posts are spread out so much, many folks won't visit all of the forums. It's a catch-22.

You want enough specific forums so it's obvious where to post, but you don't want forums with 1 or 2 posts in them either.

Believe me, we'll be consolidating forums and opening new ones as the traffic increases and I can tell what needs it's own topic and what doesn't.
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on other vbulletin boards after you reach a certain number of posts like 25 or something you can change it to whatever you want to.

That's something we may consider as well. I'd like to offer some personal options (like we offer the avatars now) instead of having everything follow a template where you must choose from some pre-determined avatar, for example.
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How about a Marketplace where people can buy/sell items. You could split it into two forums...moto related and other.

FWIW, I am not really looking for an internet outlet to sell parts, my main goal is the service work, but I would be willing to try to help support forum members by offering discounts. Being a small shop, I am somewhat limited on vendors and pricing but I will do what I can if you want.

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How about a Marketplace where people can buy/sell items. You could split it into two forums...moto related and other.

FWIW, I am not really looking for an internet outlet to sell parts, my main goal is the service work, but I would be willing to try to help support forum members by offering discounts. Being a small shop, I am somewhat limited on vendors and pricing but I will do what I can if you want.

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Only one forum for now, we'll see how it does.

https://www.twowheelforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39

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Only one forum for now, we'll see how it does.

https://www.twowheelforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39

:shock: That didn't take long

Rarely is the question stupid, but sometimes the answer is you need to run everything you read online through your own personal BS meter to determine if it makes sense to you.

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:shock: That didn't take long

I'd been thinking about it, you just motivated me to make the change.

Read up this thread, I've made some other changes per the suggestions of others too!
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TWF Decals n stuff

So eric...

when you gonna make up some TwoWheelForum Decals, static stickers, for our rides, cars, etc. Great advertising for you and a way to grab more people when were all out riding too.

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Gallery Wallpaper ?

Hey Shan...

Whatcha think about possibly adding a section to the gallery for just wallpapers? There are a ton of high quality wallpapers out there for sportbikes, and it could be pretty sweet to have a section for that, so we can just go here whenever we change our comp. background. I uploaded about 1/2 dozen pics or so, some are nice wallpapers too.
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