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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.

    How much fun is it to drive? More than my BMWs!

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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.
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    Talking

    Nothing lost I see...

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    Robo ,Alex, and All ......
    Something is going on over there just today.....the separate heading markers locating : Home, Gallery, Forum, etc.... All are in the process, just today of it appears ....dissolving away....

    It seems to be slowly transitioning from a real forum to a pic gallery for today....and whose "VSTP" sticker did I see there shining on that gallery?????...Robo!!!

    I bet B/4 the end of the week, all that is left is an informational pamphlet with all the old members pics used to show the BMW lifestyle or would that be ........???

    Anyway ...tune in something more is on, If you have pics there you want not to be part of an ad campaign better get them off now, remember when the forum came back up we couldn't PM anymore....Just one more leg being removed from the table !

    JCofKC

    PS: Alex it was always great to have your input around, I miss your keen common sense, now I know where you're at and can keep up with your goings on, thanx....ever get bored find the "OLD GUYS" @ VSTP.....Robo can show you the way !
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    I tried posting over there, but there was some sort of technical problem with the forum software and some of my posts kept giving me an error. I sent an email to the tech contact and never heard anything back. After a while I gave up trying to post anything. I think the worst part of the change they just made is the lack of response to anyone. Nothing is worse than a "man behind the curtain" type of attitude from the admin staff. Making yourself available, joining in on the discussion, and making people welcome is very important, and they seemed to miss that point. Anyhow, it's THEIR site, so they are free to do with it whatever they like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmetzger View Post
    I tried posting over there, but there was some sort of technical problem with the forum software and some of my posts kept giving me an error. I sent an email to the tech contact and never heard anything back. After a while I gave up trying to post anything. I think the worst part of the change they just made is the lack of response to anyone. Nothing is worse than a "man behind the curtain" type of attitude from the admin staff. Making yourself available, joining in on the discussion, and making people welcome is very important, and they seemed to miss that point. Anyhow, it's THEIR site, so they are free to do with it whatever they like.

    I just cleaned out my profile and all my photos so they dont try and use them inaapropately from the my user profile galleries.

    I think the final nail in the coffin has been hammered down fully in. They about 1 hr ago completely delete the thread in question. Looks like the dev team got there feeling hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTBACKUFO View Post
    I just cleaned out my profile and all my photos so they dont try and use them inaapropately from the my user profile galleries.

    I think the final nail in the coffin has been hammered down fully in. They about 1 hr ago completely delete the thread in question. Looks like the dev team got there feeling hurt.
    The re-posted the same thing, but in a thread that does not allow replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoboRider View Post
    XPLOR WAS fantastic, much better than this forum. But now it is dead: completely worthless.

    VSTP is where it's at. No rules, good people, adult behavior. You can talk politics and religion and not be banned to the doghouse, and people don't toss out insults at each other. It is a tight group of about 50 people who actually make an effort to see one another and ride.

    I'm on my way to Barber now to hook up with several.

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    Just out of curiosity and in the name of "constant improvement", why do you feel Xplor was better than this forum? What could we change to make this forum a better place? Feel free to respond privately if you wish (and others feel free to respond to me as well, if you like). Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmetzger View Post
    Just out of curiosity and in the name of "constant improvement", why do you feel Xplor was better than this forum? What could we change to make this forum a better place? Feel free to respond privately if you wish (and others feel free to respond to me as well, if you like). Thanks!
    I don't get eye strain on Xplor.

    There is no leadership on Xplor.

    Both forums are equal in transparency.

    The biggest Xplor forum contributors quit and formed a Yahoo Group I doubt anyone would do that here.

    Xplor is better because it doesn't have a woe is me show or a campfire of nonsense on a motorcycle forum.

    Xplor chased the other brands out of the sand box instead of allowing them with greeting open arms to a free BMW MOA event. However Motorrad did allow them on their demos and GS school but not on their Xplor forum despite they were owned by faithful BMW riders........... I am confused but like both forums you pay to play..

    Xplor acknowledges Americans can't ride or travel globally. On their GS Forum they feature Global Travelers, 5 Brits, a Dane, a Norwegian and one American, clue he looks like a Viking. I guess the marketing is they Xplor America we don't. Ride our bikes, send me a story and never feature it type of community development outcome is the Xplor mantra. Xplor features the backsides of those that scratch their backside which sounds familiar they must have gone to the same MBA School. The MOA forum is different about 25,000 more available backsides.

    Xplor never responded to a Global Traveler nominee who speaks Spanish and would do a great job marketing to the Spanish rider population but I guess that marketing sector doesn't need a role model. At least he will feature the MOA in his work and spread our gift of endless knowledge.

    Please don't let Scott remodel the forum again he has to get a roof over his head.

    I have to stop now I need eye drops again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    I don't get eye strain on Xplor.
    Hint: If you're running Internet Exploder,
    At the lower right, click on the magnifying glass and select maybe 125%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    Hint: If you're running Internet Exploder,
    At the lower right, click on the magnifying glass and select maybe 125%.
    My vision is Ok 20/20 OU, the page needs to be darkened a tad its almost as if you are driving into oncoming traffic at night. Yet if I go to my photo server its too dark, I run Windows XP. I have other lights on in the room so the PC lighting is not that concentrated. I was thinking about wearing glacier goggles for snow blindness with an application of a sun blocker. People ask if I was in Florida I have to tell them I was on the MOA forum too long.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmetzger View Post
    Just out of curiosity and in the name of "constant improvement", why do you feel Xplor was better than this forum? What could we change to make this forum a better place? Feel free to respond privately if you wish (and others feel free to respond to me as well, if you like). Thanks!
    Hey JD, it was not well worded. XPLOR was much better FOR ME. I have a lot of very good friends on XPLOR. XPLOR only had a few active posters, but we were tight. XPLOR was more like a dinner party, MOA is like a concert. Being an introvert, I prefer the smaller group.

    The only criticism I have of the MOA is the doghouse. It is immature. There should be some forum section where people can discuss what they want like adults: religion, politics, anything. No threats or name calling, but open forum. That's a pretty minor criticism. The tech forum here is outstanding, too.
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    One immediate issue with XPLOR (among others) was that I found the overall forum software cumbersome. I must rather this type of format.

    To RoboRider, I appreciate your preference for a smaller group but the flipside of that was a clique-ish feel where it seemed that one was intruding in someone's private party.

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