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    Ability to store files on the forum?

    I would like to put forth a suggestion that we be able to store files on the forum. I am thinking TXT,GXF (GPS eXchange Format) and ZIP files, but other formats may be useful.

    I have a list of inde BMW shops that I (and I think some others) would find useful to keep and maintain here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boingo
    I would like to put forth a suggestion that we be able to store files on the forum. I am thinking TXT,GXF (GPS eXchange Format) and ZIP files, but other formats may be useful.

    I have a list of inde BMW shops that I (and I think some others) would find useful to keep and maintain here.

    Good suggestion. Given how many BMW dealers have closed this past year, that could be good info to have.

    On the upside the right files could be very useful and add richer conten, on the downside would space (storage) concers, potential problems with infected files, and content concerns (copyright, inappropriate, etc.). Work is going on now to design some very nice enhancements to the web site proper, some of which includes "resources" like what you're suggesting. This idea needs to be mixed in with that effort to see what/how/when/where it would fit best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregFeeler
    Good suggestion. Given how many BMW dealers have closed this past year, that could be good info to have.

    On the upside the right files could be very useful and add richer conten, on the downside would space (storage) concers, potential problems with infected files, and content concerns (copyright, inappropriate, etc.). Work is going on now to design some very nice enhancements to the web site proper, some of which includes "resources" like what you're suggesting. This idea needs to be mixed in with that effort to see what/how/when/where it would fit best.
    Great, I can wait to see what the future holds for this forum.
    Scott Wynter
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    1971 R75/5 SWB, 2000 R1100R
    BMWMOA, Central Cal, IBA, MFS Ridercoach, ECV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boingo
    I would like to put forth a suggestion that we be able to store files on the forum. I am thinking TXT,GXF (GPS eXchange Format) and ZIP files, but other formats may be useful.

    I have a list of inde BMW shops that I (and I think some others) would find useful to keep and maintain here.
    Maybe we could have a place to store links to helpful information rather than a file repository.

    Gaylord McCurdy has a great site for BMW dealer locations:

    http://gmccurdy1.home.att.net/Dealers/Dealers.html

    Another one is at Mr Gizmo:

    http://www.mistergizmo.com/bmwdealerlocations.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by eljeffe
    Maybe we could have a place to store links to helpful information rather than a file repository.

    Gaylord McCurdy has a great site for BMW dealer locations:

    http://gmccurdy1.home.att.net/Dealers/Dealers.html

    Another one is at Mr Gizmo:

    http://www.mistergizmo.com/bmwdealerlocations.htm
    Gaylord's site is what gave me the idea for the Independent BMW Shop GPS Locations list. Herr Gizmo uses his files also. Good stuff.
    Scott Wynter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boingo
    Great, I can wait to see what the future holds for this forum.

    Thanks. Some system of good links for "document" or website-based resources will be a nice addition, once we get to it.
    Greg Feeler
    BMW MOA Director & Ambassador
    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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