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    IBMWR ?? Whither???

    What's happened to Internet BMW Riders??? That site appears to be gone again.


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    Maybe there's a connection along the way that makes it flaky. I got to it just now:

    https://ibmwr.org/
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    Long story, the people who know what they’re doing have fixed it.

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    I was just able to get on. I had not tried to visit for quite a long while. The site looks better than I recall, but still is not a beehive of activity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    The site looks better than I recall, but still is not a beehive of activity.
    Some friends did a cleanup a couple of years ago, and the Marketplace was upgraded... but on-line engagement now happens in other realms....

    I was a Marketplace Admin for a really long time, but gave it up this year because, while it's still the best place to find things for an honest price, the convenience and reach of other options is just overwhelming.

    Gosh... 21 years ago, 5 years ahead of the MOA Forum.

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    I had all but forgotten about that site and am glad you all brought it up. Bookmarked for reference.
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    Aha ! It works now !

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    “while it's still the best place to find things for an honest price“
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    Very True.

    It’s the first used parts place I go to. At least for my buying and selling. Have used them for years and years.

    It’s a volunteer site. So don’t forget to support them for their Marketplace. A token donation for received “Wanted” items, I’m sure, would be appreciated.


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    Just tried to load an ad for cases that'll fit both R and F models, but doesn't seem to allow both subsets in ad. It also doesn't have a "wethead" subset, only an "R-Oilhead - to present" section. Loading came to a halt when trying to load four pictures. Had to cancel out. Anyone have same problem?

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    Followup: Tried again...ended up listing under "R-Oilhead - to present"...hope that works for individuals looking for wethead R & F model accessories.
    Last edited by Motodan; 12-04-2019 at 03:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    Just tried to load an ad for cases that'll fit both R and F models, but doesn't seem to allow both subsets in ad. It also doesn't have a "wethead" subset, only an "R-Oilhead - to present" section. Loading came to a halt when trying to load four pictures. Had to cancel out. Anyone have same problem?

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    Followup: Tried again...ended up listing under "R-Oilhead - to present"...hope that works for individuals looking for wethead R & F model accessories.
    The new app does not allow the same advertisement to show up in two categories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72r60/7 View Post
    It’s a volunteer site. So don’t forget to support them for their Marketplace. A token donation for received “Wanted” items, I’m sure, would be appreciated.
    Yes, I've been a volunteer since the 90s. With the latest Marketplace it now costs $2 to run an ad, which helps offset costs. Still doesn't hurt to chip in a few bux.

    And... while we are talking, I'd like to recognize the guy who coded the longest-running version of the app, Mark Ketchum (may he RIP)... super-talented guy whose day job was engineering incredibly impressive suspension bridges. Pretty sure he was an MOA member... I know that Admins Walker Powell, Tom Keen, Steve Huber (Ambassador) Rob Nye were all MOA members. Tom Childers recently rebuilt the Marketplace and refreshed the entire site. Walt Dabell, Art Campbell, Tom Coradeschi, "Two Truck" Ted Verrill (Ambassador), Andy Libby and Tony Bennett were all co-conspirators. The same guy who build the original MOA site, "Jacuzzi" Joe Senner (Ambassador) also built the first IBMWR.

    A whole lot of time was put in by these people over the years.

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    And let me add, I finally got ads posted in both R and F sections with pictures loading appropriately. I did look at their dealership listing...it is really in need of updating. Hammersly's of Lynchburg, Va. is still on there, think they've been gone 15 or 20 years. Lots of other closed dealers listed. However, I can see how it would be difficult to keep an open dealership list current - oops!...there goes another one.
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    Wouldn't ya know it? The day I list my item on IBMWR, after sitting for a while on MOA - it sells on MOA! Well, just have to consider the $4.00 spent at IBMWR a donation...especially if it helps get their dealership list updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    Well, just have to consider the $4.00 spent at IBMWR a donation...especially if it helps get their dealership list updated.
    Tom Coradeschi would *love* to hear from you to volunteer... tcora@skylands.ibmwr.org

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