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    What has happened to the XPLOR Forum???

    Ever since Oct first the sister forum of the Mothership has been down....they say for Service.....but this is going on 5 days...and without any explanation...

    Anybody know what is going on with them ???
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    Maybe they're using the same crappy hosting service that bought the company that the vintage club was using. (APlus.net, for your information.) 2 weeks ago the vintage site went off the air on a Friday afternoon and didn't return until Tuesday night/Wednesday morning sometime.

    I'm the webmaster for the Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners (http://www.vintagebmw.org).

    I got no notice of this happening; with repeated phone calls and "online support chats", I could find out that a) there was a trouble report still outstanding and b) there was no information about when it would be fixed or what was broken. And of course, not so much as a "we're sorry" at any point.

    Besides the usual club member info and forums, we use the website for collaboration on producing our newsletter, so when it's down, we can't make any progress on that.

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    Migration is a good thing.
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    For roughly the past year BMW has been re-doing its various websites world wide. Some changes have gone without a hitch others have been very problematic, at least from the user side. Some sites I use have been down for weeks or have been given new addresses but the redirect features did not work well if at all. The Xplor forum was a BMW NA thing, if I am not mistaken, so bringing it in line with the rest of the BMW online fold may have put it in the problematic group.
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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Migration is a good thing.
    We had been anticipating making a slight change in our service this winter... I am more eager than before to do it.
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    The site's still there, so it's not the hosting.
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    It's back up now:....
    With the Stipulation, ....No non BMW talk allowed!!!
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    Goes to show how often I make it there.

    It may be very impressive at first, but what a crappy forum. I think their mission is to impress me with the "look" over functionality.

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    You didn't post a lot, Alex, but your posts were always quality. And you have a fantastic website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    You didn't post a lot, Alex, but your posts were always quality. And you have a fantastic website.
    Well I don't like to use "filler" in my posts and I certainly don't hold back either...you know..."the truth sometimes hurts" kind of posts.

    This year's tour on my web site is a bit short due to incredibly bad luck, but of all things bad, there is always something good that comes of it. I now have to share my time on the forums with the Porsche owners.

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    Corporate hari-kari

    I suspect that they wanted to kill it off, and didn't have the nerve to because they didn't want the regulars to feel abandoned by BMW, so they just figured out that if they let off a stink bomb in the place everyone would leave, then they could shut it down quietly when no one cared anymore.

    It was a moderately dull site run by a pompous administrator, so honestly I'm happy to have deleted it from my bookmarks.
    Last edited by macfly; 10-15-2009 at 05:38 AM.
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    Talking

    Nothing lost I see...

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