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Title: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 07, 2009, 12:31:08 PM
Well, here is an alternative to the Yahoo FJ Forum.  We mess around with this and see how we like it.  Please make some suggestions about what categories to have.  This is everyone's forum.  I'll work on putting up a files section, photo section and whatever else I can think of.  We will also need to decide on a graphic look (Theme) that we all like and is easy for us to use and read.  I'll add in a bunch of different themes and give all members the ability to switch them on the fly.  Then we'll do some voting on which one we like best.  We can have polls now....yay!


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: andyb on February 07, 2009, 01:48:48 PM
How about a section specifically for rallies?


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 07, 2009, 01:55:53 PM
Good idea Andy...done!


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: racerman_27410 on February 07, 2009, 02:20:01 PM
how about a trip report section?   edit.... already there you are right on top of this one !


thanks again MArsh,


KOokaloo!

Frank 8)


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: andyb on February 07, 2009, 04:28:25 PM
Front end mods
Rear end mods

Seems kinda the same to me, call it Suspension and make it one area.

Honestly I'd just stick it all in one mass called Modifications and be done with it, that'll include everything.  It can always be split out later or have subs made if it gets unweildy.

Additionally, rather than just carb questions, why not make it a Maintenance area, as that'll include plugs/wires/etc that often need tweaked when the carbs have been sitting so long as to get off anyhow.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: rktmanfj on February 07, 2009, 04:34:26 PM
Nice work, Marsh!  This is great!

How about a section for the dirt bike/dual sporters?

You know, the guys who go up to Calvin's place?



Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: dduchene on February 07, 2009, 04:40:34 PM
How about a sticky for a tread for introduce yourself here tread. Won't be needed much now but as newbies find it that have not been in the yahoo group it could be helpful.

Also to keep the spam down require that the first post be approved. This would be good if the first post is introduce yourself so that we know that they are a real user. 

If you need some one to handle mod duties for this part or to help with that admin let me know.

Denis


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 07, 2009, 04:55:54 PM
Good ideas Andy and Frank - I have implemented them.  Keep 'em coming!


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Mark Olson on February 07, 2009, 05:08:09 PM
Marsh,

how about a parts wanted section , we all got crap lying around and unless we clean out our garages we never think to list it.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 07, 2009, 05:16:15 PM
Great idea Mark...done!


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Pocket Bike Tim on February 07, 2009, 06:24:22 PM
Well, here is an alternative to the Yahoo FJ Forum.  We mess around with this and see how we like it.  Please make some suggestions about what categories to have.  This is everyone's forum.  I'll work on putting up a files section, photo section and whatever else I can think of.  We will also need to decide on a graphic look (Theme) that we all like and is easy for us to use and read.  I'll add in a bunch of different themes and give all members the ability to switch them on the fly.  Then we'll do some voting on which one we like best.  We can have polls now....yay!

Well I have 2. 1) Maybe change Gun Related to "Off Topic" (for a broader scope of conversation) as opposed to a "War Room" with the understanding there might be some (as Frank stated) NON-politically correct posts/ conversations, cursing, naked ladies dancing etc... So anyone not wanting to post about FJ's or Guns, has a place to post their comments. Just a suggestion. 2) Keep the damn Aussies and Kiwis that fall out of trees out..... :-) jk
Also, a pack between all of us to contribute money Marsh may need to keep this site up AND NEVER, NEVER LET MARSH BUY ALCOHOL REFRESHMENTS AT ANY RALLY HE ATTENDS! From this day forward.

Tim


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Davetammy on February 07, 2009, 11:09:48 PM
Great job Marsh,as for Tim's idea of keeping us Southern Hemisphere people out,well I think he know's what to do with that ;)How about putting up something for us Southerners,I have no idea what though,maybe people with bigger brains than I can think of something,Tim?Any thought's mate? :)Dave


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Pocket Bike Tim on February 07, 2009, 11:15:37 PM
Yes. Only let Dave and a couple of others in, maybe Harvey. Klavdy and Ned, man I don't know..... ;) Klavdy thinks Frank being shot in the ass is funny. While I, merely laughed to be part of the group. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Tim


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: gradice on February 08, 2009, 08:50:47 AM
G'day Marsh,
How about a Special/Administrative Announcements section for those important thingies & a Funnies & Entertainment section so the jokes & silly stuff doesn't get tired up with other topics!!!!
Cheers,
Graham in OZ...


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Mark Olson on February 08, 2009, 01:21:22 PM
 Marsh , I'm diggin the new site , great work, thanks.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: gradice on February 09, 2009, 12:45:52 AM
Yes. Only let Dave and a couple of others in, maybe Harvey. Klavdy and Ned, man I don't know..... ;) Klavdy thinks Frank being shot in the ass is funny. While I, merely laughed to be part of the group. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Tim

Yeah right TIM, I would have paid good money to see that :D ;) :D
Graham.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: dduchene on February 09, 2009, 05:56:50 PM
Marsh, Should we have a section for jokes, fund stories and such???


Denis


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 09, 2009, 10:56:14 PM
Denis,

I'm not entirely sure why, but I'm kind of against that idea.  People will tell jokes naturally during the course of posting on various topics anyway.  I don't think we need an exclusive JOKE area.  But then again, maybe that is something people want.  If it is something that keeps cropping up, I'll make that section...


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: dduchene on February 09, 2009, 11:10:57 PM
Denis,

I'm not entirely sure why, but I'm kind of against that idea.  People will tell jokes naturally during the course of posting on various topics anyway.  I don't think we need an exclusive JOKE area.  But then again, maybe that is something people want.  If it is something that keeps cropping up, I'll make that section...

It is something that most of the other boards that I have been on have ended up doing so I just thought that I would toss it out.

Denis


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: EricB on February 10, 2009, 11:39:37 PM
How about a "Ride Buddies" section?
Posts based by geography.
Something like:
I am going to the Carson City area on such and such day. Anyone want to go riding?

Or posts such as:

Carson City NV: If you are going to be in the area with your bike and want to ride, contact me.

Kind of a way to get to know other riders and experience local roads and ride spots.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Harvy on February 11, 2009, 02:18:13 AM
Marsh, I am finding i am using the "view recent posts to the forum" link at the bottom of the home page quite regularly, but that page does not have the forum header and drop down menus at the top.....is this by design?

Harvy


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Klavdy on February 11, 2009, 04:39:17 AM
How 'bout a  "I'm a big homo poofter Seppo and want to ride my buddies section?"
It would be great!
You could let all the whiny arse anti fun fags over on the Yahoo list stroke each other there.












How about a "Ride Buddies" section?
Posts based by geography.
Something like:
I am going to the Carson City area on such and such day. Anyone want to go riding?

Or posts such as:

Carson City NV: If you are going to be in the area with your bike and want to ride, contact me.

Kind of a way to get to know other riders and experience local roads and ride spots.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 11, 2009, 10:33:48 AM
How about a "Ride Buddies" section?
Posts based by geography.
Something like:
I am going to the Carson City area on such and such day. Anyone want to go riding?

Or posts such as:

Carson City NV: If you are going to be in the area with your bike and want to ride, contact me.

Kind of a way to get to know other riders and experience local roads and ride spots.

Great Idea Eric!  I have implemented it.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: racerrad8 on February 11, 2009, 02:28:53 PM
Marsh,
        New site looks great. Can there be a section added for those of us that have parts available like myself. For those looking for the UNI's, slave kits, spin on oil filter adapters, etc. I know that there are dealers out there that have also helped out the FJ community that could be added to the list. I know Zannotti's seemed to be the most prevalent in the past, but now there are others.


Let me know,

Randy Raduechel
Raduechel Performance Motorsports
randy@rpmracingca.com


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 11, 2009, 03:10:04 PM
Good Idea Randy - I have added it!


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: TRoy on February 12, 2009, 06:02:58 PM

Yeah right TIM, I would have paid good money to see that :D ;) :D
Graham.


He got him in the ass.

He got him right in the fuckin ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY2fLPd75PA



Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: racerman_27410 on February 12, 2009, 06:58:25 PM
thats not funny dammit.... fireworks should always be handled with respect for my ass!


KOokaloo!

Frank


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: RichBaker on February 12, 2009, 07:00:13 PM
A couple of the Gun forums I'm on don't re-post pics in a quote, they show the link instead....it'd be great if you could do that here, Marsh. I'm still on dial-up (talk about a Luddite...) and the pics really slow things down.....


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: mst3kguy on February 12, 2009, 07:11:12 PM
wtf was that a video of?  how'd i miss it?



He got him in the ass.

He got him right in the fuckin ass.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY2fLPd75PA[/url]




Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Yamifj1200 on February 12, 2009, 07:14:13 PM
wtf was that a video of?  how'd i miss it?



He got him in the ass.

He got him right in the fuckin ass.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY2fLPd75PA[/url]

Kman had the original, perhaps we can talk him into posting it.. It was funny to witness for sure.....

Eric M





Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: TRoy on February 12, 2009, 07:36:21 PM
wtf was that a video of?

.. from the pre-rally getogether at Calvins 07, Klavdy shooting large bottle rockets at Franks ass.

we blew up all kinds of shit that night ;D  I think its on one of the bikertoad videos?


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: TRoy on February 12, 2009, 07:58:06 PM
Yes, it is...

http://video.google.com.au/videoplay?docid=-2692892422476349752&hl=en-AU

The Sacred Ass Rocket. total annihilation of the seppo forces.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: rlucas on February 12, 2009, 08:09:48 PM
Every time I think  of that night of lightly-controlled mayhem, I start giggling. Too much food, too many guns, not enough ammo, and Frank gets shot in the ass with a bottle rocket. All in a setting that was just too cool to even attempt to describe.

Then again, I probably appreciate it more 'cause it wasn't *my* ass.

Smaller target.

Rossi


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: sandspider on February 12, 2009, 08:45:56 PM

 Hi Marsh

 I belong to this site     http://xs650temp.proboards29.com/index.cgi

I don't know if you have seen it but maybe you could use some ideas for your forum
Bill E
86 FJ
73 TX 750


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: mst3kguy on February 12, 2009, 09:29:45 PM
ah, i was wondering how i missed it.  bottle rockets and asses.  sounds a bit like the set of the movie "jackass".  ( :


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: racerman_27410 on February 12, 2009, 10:09:16 PM
Every time I think  of that night of lightly-controlled mayhem, I start giggling. Too much food, too many guns, not enough ammo, and Frank gets shot in the ass with a bottle rocket. All in a setting that was just too cool to even attempt to describe.

Then again, I probably appreciate it more 'cause it wasn't *my* ass.

Smaller target.

Rossi


it's all good Rock.... after the amount of redcap that i had consumed i didnt feel a thing  ::)


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 13, 2009, 11:55:38 AM
Marsh, I am finding i am using the "view recent posts to the forum" link at the bottom of the home page quite regularly, but that page does not have the forum header and drop down menus at the top.....is this by design?

Harvy

Harvy, it does for me.  Are you sure?  And I'm not entirely sure what you mean by drop-downs....do you mean the main horizontal line of buttons?

Oh I just improved this section (the view recent posts to the forum link) to now display the posters info on the left of their message as well.  I have no idea why that was not built into this thing by default....I think it makes that link even MORE useful now!


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Harvy on February 13, 2009, 06:26:28 PM
Its OK Marsh.........was me ::).
Thanks for putting the link up the top.

Harvy


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: ogmudbone on February 13, 2009, 11:00:28 PM
we need a section for big bouncing titties  ;D



OGmudbone
AKA
John


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: rlucas on February 13, 2009, 11:40:24 PM
What's this, a one-stop shop? Plenty of other spots for that one on the InterWebs...I don't see the need for it here. Post a link. Hell, I like breasticles as much as the next guy.

Wait...I'll rescind that. Maybe take a clue from the Intruder Alert board...the Back Room. All vehement arguments and questionable material goes there. Boobs, nice poopers, camel toe, "calendar" shots, etc. goes there. It's beyond off-topic, but still restricts itself to non-hard-core (I realize that's not what you were implying, Mud, I'm just sayin').

Two other possibilities, although I find both of these somewhat divisive:

A Women's Forum. Granted, we don't actually have that many female members, but perhaps it's something to think about in the future.

ADVRider has a section called "CSM" (Church, State, and Money)...political posts go there. Kinda like the gun-section segregation. Things get to be heated, and it limits the annoyance to only those interested in the subjects at hand.

Rossi


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 14, 2009, 12:02:06 AM
Yeah, no porn.  Plenty of places to get that.  I kind of like the idea of a "WAR ROOM" for really heated discussions.  If a regular topic gets too heated...we move it there.  Then people can go at it to their hearts content.  We'll figure it out as we go along...  It will all work out!  :)


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: gradice on February 14, 2009, 01:12:03 AM
Yeah, no porn.  Plenty of places to get that.  I kind of like the idea of a "WAR ROOM" for really heated discussions.  If a regular topic gets too heated...we move it there.  Then people can go at it to their hearts content.  We'll figure it out as we go along...  It will all work out!  :)


Sound good Brother, I'll go and get some tar on to boil, now where are those feathers ;D ??? ::)


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Rich Pleines on February 15, 2009, 08:39:17 AM
Great new site. My suggestion would be to post the link to this site on the other forum. It took me days to find you and only did so with the help of Chris Murphy who I emailed [address was listed on the forum] and he was kind enough to send me the link. One question is there a spell check for posts. As this post clearly demonstrates I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Thanks for providing such a great site and i am very happy to be here. Donation to follow.;D
Rich


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 15, 2009, 11:03:22 AM
Rich,
I just installed a spell check!  I have posted the link on the Yahoo group about 6 times or so...it is also up in the masterheader on the Yahoo site (courtesy of Gary).  Hopefully those who are away and missed the current postings will be able to find us eventually.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Yamifj1200 on February 15, 2009, 11:16:26 AM
Rich,
I just installed a spell check!  I have posted the link on the Yahoo group about 6 times or so...it is also up in the masterheader on the Yahoo site (courtesy of Gary).  Hopefully those who are away and missed the current postings will be able to find us eventually.

Marsh I feel certain in time they will find the new group. Your new site has become popular and busy in a weeks time. Kudo's to you on your work.
We like all the options available here. Thanks again...

 Eric M


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Harvy on February 15, 2009, 09:25:40 PM
Marsh, I am finding i am using the "view recent posts to the forum" link at the bottom of the home page quite regularly, but that page does not have the forum header and drop down menus at the top.....is this by design?

Harvy

Marsh, it was me.......I somehow managed to hit the "Shrink or Expand Header" button.
Nice job putting it at the top....thankyou.

Harvy


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: tqmx1 on February 22, 2009, 12:19:38 AM
Marsh, One thing to clean in up a little, Combine the For sale and want to buy and bikes for sale into one folder and sub group it into FJ and Non FJ.

Take a look at the FZ1OA website to see what I am talking about.

One other thing I am going to start in the parts is (pay it foward) If anyone has any parts laying around that they want out of there hair list it there. It seems to work like a charm. (It's one of those what goes around comes around)

Kim


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Yamifj1200 on February 22, 2009, 06:37:37 PM
Hello Marsh,

  I was wondering if there was any way to add our photo's at the top of the home page. It would be great to see our pics at the header and have them change each time we showed up. Just a thought...

 Thanks again for everything its nice to have a new home

  Eric M


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on February 22, 2009, 07:00:56 PM
Eric, that's a great idea.  I have not done ANY graphic, flash, layout, etc, customization to this site yet.  Trust me: I will!  That sounds like a good idea and something I could do.  Right now I have been concentrating on all of the little functional aspects that make a site like this flourish with our FJers.

Right now, there is a MAJOR upgrade to this forum engine that is in the FINAL stages of beta testing as we speak.  It should be out within a couple of weeks/or a month or so.  I'm waiting for that engine release to be stable and add it here...this will be a BIG improvement to the site, both visually and functionally.  Once that is done, I will work my magic on making the site look cool and do cooler things!  I know it is visually generic right now - but it is the content that makes this site special...and I don't want to do TOO much to take away from that.  But yes...I will add the BLING FACTOR once the new engine is realeased!


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Yamifj1200 on February 22, 2009, 07:55:18 PM
Eric, that's a great idea.  I have not done ANY graphic, flash, layout, etc, customization to this site yet.  Trust me: I will!  That sounds like a good idea and something I could do.  Right now I have been concentrating on all of the little functional aspects that make a site like this flourish with our FJers.

Right now, there is a MAJOR upgrade to this forum engine that is in the FINAL stages of beta testing as we speak.  It should be out within a couple of weeks/or a month or so.  I'm waiting for that engine release to be stable and add it here...this will be a BIG improvement to the site, both visually and functionally.  Once that is done, I will work my magic on making the site look cool and do cooler things!  I know it is visually generic right now - but it is the content that makes this site special...and I don't want to do TOO much to take away from that.  But yes...I will add the BLING FACTOR once the new engine is realeased!

 Thanks Marsh, the sites perfect actually but I thought I might throw that out as an idea, glad you like it... Your the man....

 Eric M


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Ratchet_72 on March 03, 2009, 01:51:39 PM
Rather than/in addition to gender, maybe a place under the avatar stating where the poster is from/location.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Mark Olson on March 03, 2009, 06:52:04 PM
Rather than/in addition to, maybe a place under the avatar stating where the poster is from/location.

Just put it in your sig line Jason,



Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: rvnmaniac on March 04, 2009, 06:59:44 AM
 I agree under the Avatar is MORE visible and the first thing most folks see. Of course it should be optional by members request.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on March 04, 2009, 09:51:19 AM
I agree under the Avatar is MORE visible and the first thing most folks see. Of course it should be optional by members request.

Henry, it is optional.  When you first join there is nothing there...you have to add it. 


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: rvnmaniac on March 06, 2009, 06:26:34 AM

 WOW I know the Avatar is optional i was referring to putting ones location in that area as being optional..........


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on March 06, 2009, 08:54:19 AM
Henry, Ah...my bad!!  I thought you were talking about the avatar size....misunderstanding!!  We are getting a new, improved version of this forum shortly.  If that feature is not in there, I'll add it in.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Klavdy on March 08, 2009, 04:27:16 AM
Henry, Ah...my bad!!  I thought you were talking about the avatar size....misunderstanding!!  We are getting a new, improved version of this forum shortly.  If that feature is not in there, I'll add it in.

Well?
What's it going to be?
New or improved?
It can't be both.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: racerman_27410 on March 13, 2009, 01:56:29 PM
how about some more/cooler emoticons?     these are kind of limited in their expression

thanks brother


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Marsh White on March 13, 2009, 02:37:05 PM
Frank, I just added some.  Umm...I'm not sure what to think...maybe I went a bit too far...  :dance2:  Anyway, I'll have to sort out the details of them a bit later.


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: racerman_27410 on March 13, 2009, 03:33:50 PM
 :wacko3:

nice..... thanks brother     :bye2:


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: jvb_ca on March 13, 2009, 04:01:41 PM
 :good2:
I like'em.... :crazy:

Cheers..Jake


Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: gradice on March 13, 2009, 06:35:36 PM
  :greeting: :drinks: :crazy: :wacko2: :wacko1: Yep, I think I figured it out.... Onya Marsh :good2: