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Must we keep this forum d/s orientated?
« on: January 31, 2006, 05:13:03 pm »
Must we keep this forum exclusively for d/s riders - ie can't register without owning a d/s bike, may even have to be 'introduced' by a existing member in order to register?

We are 42 merry pioneers to this forum - whats your opinion?  Plse feel free to discuss it.

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 05:19:28 pm »
I dont think its wise to have - you must have a DS to join mentality. How else are non DS riders going to get their revelation?

But I do believe its wise to keep it DS focused. This site has a lekker feel to it at present, with some really good stuff being posted.

And if you judge by comments, I think thats a commonly held feeling.

I dont know about the exclusivity either. I wouldnt have joined ADVrider like that, and I have learnt SO MUCH from them, and wouldnt have had someone to introduce me at all.  :cry:

So you know what my vote is!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2006, 05:21:46 pm »
i also feel it should be open....
but topics strictly DS related

title of forum is also ok with me.... speaks for itself, doesnt it?

now just let the moderators keep it to topic  :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2006, 05:31:55 pm »
Open forums will mean lots of action for the Administrators to keep the forum clean.

I vote for open but keep it GS specific. The "Rules of Engagement" must be formalized and enforced very strictly. Would most probably mean more Moderators.

Is the only way to keep the forum clean.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2006, 05:35:24 pm »
I think anybody should be able to register even people thinking of buying DS bikes, but the rubbish must be kept clean.
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2006, 05:42:03 pm »
agree with mac & lito! and don't worry too much about moderating, the mods are in contact now and again via pm's. just worried about nighttime jack.
 

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2006, 05:42:57 pm »
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
I vote for open but keep it GS specific. The "Rules of Engagement" must be formalized and enforced very strictly. Would most probably mean more Moderators.

Is the only way to keep the forum clean.


geeez, what a cheek  :lol:  :lol:  :wink:
 

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2006, 05:46:42 pm »
Quote from: "macduff"
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
I vote for open but keep it GS specific. The "Rules of Engagement" must be formalized and enforced very strictly. Would most probably mean more Moderators.

Is the only way to keep the forum clean.


geeez, what a cheek  :lol:  :lol:  :wink:


I vote for Maccie as additional moderator. :twisted:  :lol:
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2006, 05:53:28 pm »
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
I vote for open but keep it GS specific.


Right. As one of the mods (no, I am not that modern), I think you should be banned for your elitist BULLSHOOT.




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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2006, 05:59:28 pm »
Quote from: "LiveInTheOutdoors"
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
I vote for open but keep it GS specific.


Right. As one of the mods (no, I am not that modern), I think you should be banned for your elitist BULLSHOOT.






Fooook!! Just realised what I said! :oops:  :oops:

I meant:  DS DS DS DS :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

Sorry guys. I'm a bit deurmekaar oke sometimes, you know!


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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2006, 06:02:36 pm »
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I vote for Maccie as additional moderator. :twisted:  :lol:


thanks, but no thanks. but now i see you didnt realise what i had highlighted, lol

besides, we would soon have more moderators than members  :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2006, 06:09:17 pm »
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Quote from: "JourneyMan"
I vote for Maccie as additional moderator. :twisted:  :lol:


thanks, but no thanks. but now i see you didnt realise what i had highlighted, lol

besides, we would soon have more moderators than members  :lol:  :lol:


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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2006, 06:50:02 pm »
Wino is in the process of finalising the rules of engagement section - inputs to Wino.

I make sure we have at least 2 mods per forum section

We currently have 6 - think its enough

Plse report irregularities / suspect characters

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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2006, 08:27:03 pm »
Working on those smileys RIGHT NOW mate...
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2006, 08:53:24 pm »
I think for all purposes you guys started this forum for DS related stuff so stick with your guns. There is alot of other forums out there that do cater for sports bikes and the like.

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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2006, 09:24:51 pm »
Please stay to ds stuff ! People without ds bikes will read this forum join and eventually buy ds bikes.
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2006, 09:30:31 pm »
It's always good to have moderators, as long as we don't go
overboard......I think we all know those in Bikesa that made it
go pearshaped, but there were damn nice folks there that owned
sportsbikes, that were very helpful, and were showing an interest
in getting a DS as a 2nd bike.
I think we all know who they were as well....I wouldn't shut them out,
but I am in favour of keeping this site DS related.
 

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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2006, 07:53:30 am »
Quote from: "michnus"



 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: Good one JM :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: GS specific, you nearly had LITO choking there :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Anybody can join, but please regulate, dictate,moderate, adminrate,this site and keep it like it is now.

I will vote for the guy that get us more SMILEYS so I can give UP YOURS signs to non DS riders :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Can we impose a limit on the number of smileys per post?


Part of the dual sport thing is to take old enduro/MX or superbike riders and get them active in exploring the country, as well as non riders, after all the 650 class of bike is a great starter setup.
So keep the topic focussed but no discrimination against guys/gals who dont ride DS bikes, apart from that KTM bunch.
 

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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2006, 08:07:53 am »
i agree with the majority  :?

let anyone in, but keep the focus DS orientated. lots of guys want to start riding in the bush and need advice.
the lonely hearts can find another site to socialise on.
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2006, 08:29:18 am »
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i agree with the majority  :?

let anyone in, but keep the focus DS orientated. lots of guys want to start riding in the bush and need advice.
the lonely hearts can find another site to socialise on.


Whose this marjorty bird anyway, I really like riding in the bush! Suppose I had better stop this nonsense, so I have an issue here, I am in the mood for an issue!

I do not have a problem wif keeping the site DS orientated, but that should be about it. As riders, in general we are not keen on being over regulated or told what we can or cannot do. This is also the same reason why we need the moderator guys to control the actual postings, to prevent those who stuff it up, either coz they are naieve (no idea of the correct spelling) or just fick or deliberately malicious.

Also, the next question would be what qualifies as a DS, many of us would have very different ideas on which makes and models would qualify?

Anyway, LITO, I fink I will let your old mate ICM know and maybe Big Dom from the ADV site, he apears to be very knowlegeable on GS,s (no I mean GS not DS).

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