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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I realize this is mostly a boxer site, but could you break down the K bikes into three sections like you did the boxers?
    1 Early Bricks, K75, K100, K1100
    2 K1200 Brick
    3 K1200/1300/1600 Slant Four/ Slant Six

    Not a complaint, just making a suggestion.
    No axe to grind in any way just curious to hear your reaction.

    I can see how and why you would break the K series down as you suggested. However, would breaking it into two sub forums Brick and Slant Ks get the forum to the same place?

    In the early days we argued for all sorts of expansions with sub forums. The mods at the time commented about concerns of diluting the forum member base to below the critical mass needed to keep a discussion going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mika View Post
    No axe to grind in any way just curious to hear your reaction.

    I can see how and why you would break the K series down as you suggested. However, would breaking it into two sub forums Brick and Slant Ks get the forum to the same place?

    That would work as long as the boxers are broke into two groups.

    For others who may reply, lets keep this discussion lite
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I realize this is mostly a boxer site, but could you break down the K bikes into three sections like you did the boxers?
    1 Early Bricks, K75, K100, K1100
    2 K1200 Brick
    3 K1200/1300/1600 Slant Four/ Slant Six

    Not a complaint, just making a suggestion.
    Lee -

    My direction in developing the subforums in the BMW Motorcycles section of the Flea Market was essentially taken from the old Flea Market...they had a K-Bike section with no distinction for the individual models. As I said, I was trying to provide some organization but keeping things to a "dull roar." Currently there's a pretty decent spread in number of bikes for sale in the four big categories.

    But, I'll consider it. It's a time consuming process to accomplish this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrider88 View Post
    Yeah, I agree too. New yet NOT improved.
    +1, Gunny; I agree with bmwrider88, new format is not an improvement!
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    I don't know why some think this new format is awful. Both the MOA and a car forum changed to the same software about the same time. This new software is the best because you click the new post and see the new post in all the other catogories. You did not have this in the old forum. The flea market is the only I would back the way it was.
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    I stay logged in and when I do come to this forum, I just click "new posts" to get the latest. It works, and works well. I like it. Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekjolhaug View Post
    This is one of the WORST site formats I have seen or worked with --- EVER!! Why would you call this an improvement?!?!
    What's so bad about it? You are able to Bit*h about it and be seen aren't you? Should make you happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    I stay logged in and when I do come to this forum, I just click "new posts" to get the latest.
    Even better: I saved this string: http://forums.bmwmoa.org/search.php?do=getnew as my Forum link in my browser's Bookmarks. When I select the Bookmark, new Forum posts are displayed directly; no additional click-through is needed.

    As to the Flea Market: yes, one can't search as well as in the old system. As I understand it, the current setup is temporary, and will be replaced likely sometime this Spring. Because searching is useful, I hope it will be available in the new system.
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    Very confusing

    I'm thinking that my PC skill level is low since all I see is BUSY and a helluva lot that makes no sense, is every one else in this club that smart in our new age ?? I'm an old guy and what is the average age of the our club member again, I didn't grow up with this new electronic age and just went to spell check which is another trap.
    O, the question is how do you send a private message ?????????????????? From a 30 year member !!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 793MP View Post
    O, the question is how do you send a private message ?????????????????? From a 30 year member !!!!!!!!
    Lets say your want to PM me.
    Click on my screen name "Lee"
    Click on "Private message" and a window will open like email.
    You can try it on me if you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmeister View Post
    Unless you're a K-bike rider!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 793MP View Post
    I'm thinking that my PC skill level is low since all I see is BUSY and a helluva lot that makes no sense, is every one else in this club that smart in our new age ?? I'm an old guy and what is the average age of the our club member again, I didn't grow up with this new electronic age and just went to spell check which is another trap.
    O, the question is how do you send a private message ?????????????????? From a 30 year member !!!!!!!!
    Not sure what you mean by busy. Another way to get to private messages is click on where it says private messages--under where it says The Club--sorta upper left hand corner of the screen. HTH. OM
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    I have to say that it isn't the way it was and most likely isn't the way it is going to be.

    But I found it curious that many of the people who complained about the current forum have very low post counts. In the low single digits.

    Not sure what it means. They certainly weren't active previously.

    Sure has me puzzled.
    I used to post here, but now I don't.

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