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    Bring back the Great Roads database

    ... as someone else mentioned.

    Somewhere in the bowels of the old site is the beginning of a better effort. We did at one point in time have a simple system that was searchable by state and provided a method of describing the roads and linking to Mapquest.

    I believe that this Forum could support content like this, if we were to structure a section for it.

    Ideally, there would be a structured form for submitting the content so that it could be searched and browsed efficiently.

    Ian

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    Re: Bring back the Great Roads database

    Originally posted by Visian
    ... as someone else mentioned.

    Somewhere in the bowels of the old site is the beginning of a better effort. We did at one point in time have a simple system that was searchable by state and provided a method of describing the roads and linking to Mapquest.

    I believe that this Forum could support content like this, if we were to structure a section for it.

    Ideally, there would be a structured form for submitting the content so that it could be searched and browsed efficiently.

    Ian
    Yep. That's a pretty cool thing to have. We're working on getting the site split into member and non member sections right now.

    We've got a couple ideas about similar kinds of reusable code that populate databases.
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    Originally posted by Visian
    (since 1997....)

    Ian

    I wondered when you'd show up, ol' "quiet and shy".
    Greg Feeler
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    Re: Chartered Club Web space

    Originally posted by Visian
    A set of templates that can be used by clubs to make basic websites for Chartered clubs.

    Ian
    This one is under consideration, but hasn't stirred up a lot of interest from the clubs - so far.
    Greg Feeler
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    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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    Re: E-commerce for chartered clubs

    Originally posted by Visian
    Make it possible to join chartered clubs via the same interface used to join the BMW MOA.

    Ian

    This would likely require a big administrative overhead and a lot of "integration" with the clubs, so would have to be looked at closely.

    However, there is a lot of interest in using the on-line rally registration system for the larger regional rallies. We think this could work fairly well and will see of there are any takers for next rally season.
    Greg Feeler
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    Re: International Memberships

    Originally posted by Visian
    Ability to subscribe and recieve BMW ON via the internet... ref: Zinio

    Ian
    Done! You can do that now - and have been able to do so with SSL security since last April 1. The ON comes with membership.
    Greg Feeler
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    Re: Integration of Rally and Website

    Originally posted by Visian
    Live from Rally experience for those unable to attend.

    Ian
    Do I hear a volunteer??

    That would be running before we can walk. What is being worked on now is a way to always provide a good Cyber Cafe at the International Rally - and wireless access through much of the rally site.
    Greg Feeler
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    Re: Tiered content to attract non-members

    Originally posted by Visian
    Structure content so that portions are available to non-members, with easy-to-join purchase path. ref: MO

    Ian
    That's exactly how the "guest" section of the new split site will used.
    Greg Feeler
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    Re: On-line Mileage Contest Entries

    Originally posted by Visian
    .... with monthly updates for those who want to brag and an end-of-year summary for those who like to sandbag.

    Ian
    No reason this couldn't be done, provided there were sufficent volunteers willing to spend the time tracking this during riding season.
    Greg Feeler
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    Re: Participation of BMW ON Writers here on the Forum

    Originally posted by Visian
    Cross-pollenate content to create a seamless member experience.

    Ian
    You'll be seeing some early moves in this direction over the winter.
    Greg Feeler
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    Re: Method for re-purposing Forum contributions

    Originally posted by Visian
    I hate havingn to dig through all this junk just to find something!

    Ian
    Isn't that the nature of "forum" or bulletin board software? I agree with you about the digging part. Your suggestion could be done if there were more volunteers willing to spend the time.
    Greg Feeler
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    Re: Integrated promotion contest for Rally

    Originally posted by Visian
    A contest involving the Forum, the Rally, rally exhibitors and a prize awarded at the Closing Ceremony.

    Ian

    Like what??
    Greg Feeler
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    Re: Bring back the Great Roads database

    Originally posted by Visian
    ... as someone else mentioned.

    Somewhere in the bowels of the old site is the beginning of a better effort. We did at one point in time have a simple system that was searchable by state and provided a method of describing the roads and linking to Mapquest.

    I believe that this Forum could support content like this, if we were to structure a section for it.

    Ideally, there would be a structured form for submitting the content so that it could be searched and browsed efficiently.

    Ian
    That was brought up in a form earlier in this thread. See my post about an interactive map with road hot-spots and links to camping site info & reviews.
    Greg Feeler
    BMW MOA Foundation Secretary, Ambassador & amateur K-Bike collector, it seems
    1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS

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    Re: Re: Chartered Club Web space

    Originally posted by Greg Feeler
    This one is under consideration, but hasn't stirred up a lot of interest from the clubs - so far.
    There is plenty of free webspace to put up a free website. But a nice start page on the BMWMOA domain would be nice. Some thing like http://www.bmwmoa.org/BMWBMW for the BMWBMW club which has their logo and contact info then link into their actual website, where ever that is. This way the MOA staff can keep at least the first page up to date when charter renewals come in. The clubs that want to can still maintain their own site or if they have none then it's a start.

    MarkF

    P.S. Maybe more trouble than it's worth but it's an idea.

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    Re: Re: Re: Chartered Club Web space

    Originally posted by MarkF
    Snip > But a nice start page on the BMWMOA domain would be nice. Some thing like http://www.bmwmoa.org/BMWBMW for the BMWBMW club which has their logo and contact info then link into their actual website, where ever that is. < Snip
    Actually, there is already a feature something like this accesable from the MOA home page. If you click on the "About the BMW MOA" link, it opens a sub menu. Click on Chartered Clubs, and there is a listing, by state, of all the chartered clubs and includes links to individual club web sites. Quite nicely done, IMHO.

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