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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: toucan on January 31, 2006, 03:42:58 pm

Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: toucan on January 31, 2006, 03:42:58 pm
was it something i said?
 :shock:

this is what i get when i go there:

:(

Forum is closed.

Simon will be posting info regarding the forum being taken down in the next few days.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

BikeSA
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: TonyN on January 31, 2006, 03:53:42 pm
Yeah just saw it now!
It's a good thing this forum exists!!! :D  :wink:
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: Grootseun on January 31, 2006, 03:58:58 pm
man.. i got here just in time... registerd there this morning. (hope it wasnt me....we will see if this one lasts :)
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: Oppad on January 31, 2006, 04:01:17 pm
Oi, saw it myself now. Actually bad news as there is a place for a forum like that.

Anyway, I hope we can keep this one a pure DS one in the aftermath of  refugees possibly looking for another home now.
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: KiLRoy on January 31, 2006, 04:02:02 pm
I just would not like this forum to be the replacement forum for everyone?  I would like to see this forum keeping focus on the d/s riders.  Maybe we can start by stating the bikes we ride in our signature space - then we shall know the aliens from the earthlings?!

Cheers
Hein

Riding a KLR650, and having done its doohickey :D
Have you done your doohickey lately....?
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on January 31, 2006, 04:09:56 pm
You have my support when it comes to keeping this forum DS based.

Without question the only way to go in my mind.

I just hope that active administration/moderation will keep out the white noise makers.

My 02.
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: Welsh on January 31, 2006, 04:29:58 pm
Quote from: "LiveInTheOutdoors"
You have my support when it comes to keeping this forum DS based.

Without question the only way to go in my mind.

I just hope that active administration/moderation will keep out the white noise makers.

My 02.


Whoops,
Yet again I posted after everybody was aware.

Welshie

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: shark_za on January 31, 2006, 04:36:18 pm
We have the best bunch of admins/moderators I have seen, should be fine ;o)
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: Adventurer on January 31, 2006, 04:42:50 pm
I also say keep it DS, Bucc is a fair moderater but unfortunately rides an RT. However he does have a few Yamaha scramblers in the back yard, and has been into 'Die Hel' on a roadbike, maybe he will migrate?
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on January 31, 2006, 04:59:11 pm
I actually felt very sorry for Bucc... how do you moderate singlehandedly, such an active forum as that?  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: KiLRoy on January 31, 2006, 05:04:39 pm
Do you feel I must make it official that this site is only for owners of d/s bikes?  - maybe I must run a poll?

Cheers
H
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: Oppad on January 31, 2006, 05:09:36 pm
Quote from: "KiLeRSA"
Do you feel I must make it official that this site is only for owners of d/s bikes?  - maybe I must run a poll?

Cheers
H


Hein

I think (hope?) everybody on this forum will want the solid ds focus to remain. Maybe if you can change the logo to something official with a slogan such as "Home of South Africa's dual sporters"? That should do it.

Once again thanks to you and Wino for the initiative. It has come just in time.
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on January 31, 2006, 05:15:57 pm
Quote from: "michnus"
Lito as Admin/moderator...............you guy's must do a proper interview............he's suspect............don't trust guy's riding KTM's
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



a few things for you michnus

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Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: KiLRoy on January 31, 2006, 05:16:00 pm
Done the interview, apart from his smell he's actually a nice guy - loves his chicken too  :lol:

Hein
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: JourneyMan on January 31, 2006, 05:25:17 pm
Sad news. Is the forum where I started my riding/bike enquiries back in Aug 05 and got first rate advise and tips. Luckily most of those advise and tips, if not all, came from members now involved on this forum. 8)

But, life goes on. I echo all requests to keep this forum "clean" and DS related.
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on January 31, 2006, 05:50:15 pm
Quote from: "KiLeRSA"
Done the interview, apart from his smell he's actually a nice guy - loves his chicken too  :lol:

Hein


hehe bugger. I smell very good. Its those cigarettes of yours that make you think everyone else smells!  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

ps: I am actually a 85% vegetarian really, and only eat fish and veg, and I didnt have the heart to tell you that..... :oops:  :oops:  :oops:
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on January 31, 2006, 05:50:45 pm
Quote from: "michnus"
I feel a bit offended on Bart going me a bown eye. :shock:  :D  :D  I also interviewed the man, still don't trust him :lol: But some strange reason can't stop liking the dude :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Thats cos I bought you beer you big goof!!!!!!!!!!!  :P  :P  :P  :P  :P
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: LiveInTheOutdoors on January 31, 2006, 05:51:35 pm
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
Sad news. Is the forum where I started my riding/bike enquiries back in Aug 05 and got first rate advise and tips. Luckily most of those advise and tips, if not all, came from members now involved on this forum.

But, life goes on. I echo all requests to keep this forum "clean" and DS related.


Ja JM, I must tell you that I feel very proud to have been one of the voices encouraging you to get your Dakar.

Times move on, and so do we. This forum was great timing huh.
Title: and the reasons are....
Post by: macduff on January 31, 2006, 06:03:16 pm
....
Bike SA Forum discontinued for the usual reasons where some idiots write idiotic things and spoil it for the rest. I do not suffer idiots (or rapists, murderers and worse - bike thieves) gladly, especially not when they write defamatory things about others and I get lawyers' letters and have to spend three years of my time, which is already so little that I cannot even read my own forum, defending legal actions. Apologies to the many good guys out there, but I cannot monitor every word of this forum. It has been so successful that it will take four or five hours a day to monitor it, and several defamatory things could still creep in, with lawyers letters and lots of time wasted to follow. Those who do not appreciate the implications of all this and will write nasty letters, and threaten to never buy Bike SA again and worse, you are probably the type who caused the closure. A glimmer of hope - maybe someone out there has suggestions on what else can be done with a site to which any idiot has unfettered access and can write anything he likes and I have to take all the responsibility, legal, moral, financial, keeping out of dark alleys and otherwise. Please advise. We are resurrecting the site for a day or so for advice.

All idiots please stay away.

Simon Fourie bikesa@icon.co.za
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: wino on January 31, 2006, 06:12:19 pm
i sincerely hope that they can turn it around into a useful forum - zeitgeist!
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: JourneyMan on January 31, 2006, 06:15:10 pm
Quote from: "LiveInTheOutdoors"

Ja JM, I must tell you that I feel very proud to have been one of the voices encouraging you to get your Dakar.


Yip. Definately you had the most impact in finalizing my decision. Michnus as well. Much appreciated then and still being appreciated. :wink:


Quote
Times move on, and so do we. This forum was great timing huh.


Best idea since sliced bread, I would say. 8)
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: Maverick on January 31, 2006, 08:50:24 pm
I must of missed alot since I have not been on there after registering on here so "It wasn't me" :lol:

You do need some sort of moderation although not to the point where the moderator start taking things personally. If someone starts posting crap that could incriminate someone then it should be taken off. I recall an episode a year or so ago where ADVRIDER nearly closed down after a user posted something stupid about how he would assinate some key figures - now that was just stupid and he has been put in jail as far as I know.

If you feel that strongly about something do it in your own time in the right place 8)
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: mango on January 31, 2006, 09:21:49 pm
The way I see it, is that Bucc, while a really decent and likeable guy,
wasn't given the power to ban. It became a free for all, which is a
pity, as there were/are lots of decent and very knowledgeable guys
there. A few of those guys have both sports and DS bikes, and some
are interested in owning a DS bike in the future.

About keeping this a pure DS forum? I would tend to say yes, but,
there are guys on Bikesa who were extremely helpful to all with
tech advice and other. Genuinely nice guys, and with the strength of the DS ride reports, showed interest in getting a DS as a 2nd bike.....
We should'nt shut them out.
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: Anonymous on January 31, 2006, 09:41:06 pm
I for one would prefer to keep this site DS orientated, maybe BikeSA was shut down because of some legal issue that we don't want to occur on this forum, it would be difficult to keep out the 'hoi-poloi'.
I saw their 'admin' lurking there last night and then today, nothing, site gone. Maybe somebody could ask Baja X on the quad torque forum, I have given him to much crap in the past to get an honest answer from him.
Other sport bike guys can be directed to the Think Bike website for now, there is talk of a general bike site to be started soon, with more active admin.
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: Adventurer on January 31, 2006, 09:42:33 pm
STUFF IT, I forgot to log in again, the previous comments are mine.
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: LuckyStriker on February 01, 2006, 11:25:26 am
I prefer this site to be DS orientated but not DS exclusive - It reminds me too much of the WHITES ONLY mentality

We should have a poll OR let admin decide - I'm fine with both - and if for some reason I'm not, I'll just go away. Simple as that :P
Title: bikesa forum going down?
Post by: macduff on February 01, 2006, 11:31:00 am
each topic has 2 moderators...
why not let them decide...
(if anything rash is done by them, an explanation would be in order tho)

the rest of us......... fifo

simple