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Old 03-22-2013, 04:41 PM   #16
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How about archiving the "old" threads and let folks start new ones as wanted?
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #17
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How about create a Single Cylinder sub-forums under the BMW and KTM sections and move those bikes there. All others stay in the old Thumpers.

Example, under the BMW section you'd have the Boxers, Parallel Twins and Singles. Under KTM you'd have the LC8 Orange Crush and Singles.

Pretty often already now newbies accidentally post say BMW 650 single questions in BMW area as opposed to in the Thumpers.

I'd say moving out all KTM and BMW singles out of the Thumpers would create lot of room.

Edit. I just did a quick count. On page 1 of Thumpers right now there are 8 BMW threads, 8 KTM threads and 24 other thumper threads.
Based on this very limited sampling, moving BMW and KTM under their respective brand sections, that do excist already, would clear about 1/3 of the traffic out of Thumpers.

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Old 03-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #18
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If you do create sub forums, I hope you keep a "general" thumper forum as well. That way people that are cross shopping can get opinions from owners of all brands. Also, if people have more general thumper related questions (suspension, comparing displacement options, etc), they have a place to go.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:06 PM   #19
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Don't really understand the current problem. Run that by me again?
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #20
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Rather than splits by brand, how about:

Split into Asian Thumpers / Euro Thumpers?

Maybe split by displacement? Above/below 500cc?

Just tossing thoughts out there. Of course, I'm half-drunk, so I'll probably look at this tomorrow and call myself a dumbass...

Or we could just call ya a dumbass today

I think the Asian Thumpers / Euro Thumpers would be the easy way to go...............but I'm dumbass..............and I'm gunna have a drink
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:48 PM   #21
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If you do create sub forums, I hope you keep a "general" thumper forum as well. That way people that are cross shopping can get opinions from owners of all brands. Also, if people have more general thumper related questions (suspension, comparing displacement options, etc), they have a place to go.
Totally agree.
Cutting along brand lines will do major harm to the charm.


Time to brood on other ways to make that division. Some suggestions:
-region where thumper was purchased (or is used, ...)
F.e. eastern/western hemisphere, though this would cut through good'ol england, sorry chaps.

-first owner or second hand
Another easy, clearcut line whithout connotations, that does not separate one brand or group of brands from the others.


Surely other and better suited ways can be found. The general aim however would be to keep thumpers of all kind represented in each of the subfora for that essential interaction.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:54 PM   #22
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how about moving threads after they get over xx hits.... make a spot for high mileage thumper threads that stay active. something like the KLR mods thread is endless ... the 2 DR ones too, there are more.... some have over 50k replies. those could be easy targets. AND/OR remove threads that go quiet for xx weeks and put them in a thumper archive


that way the threads that only have a relatively "normal" life can come & go as they do now.

I like looking at problems, ideas, & opinions on bikes of all types

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:58 PM   #23
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Japanese (asian) and Euro split?
....and Generic/General for general inquiries/comparisons, etc.



No need to make it overly complicated. But what do I know-I can't even keep the alligators or the damned kids outta my yard!

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #24
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The Combat Wombat deserves its own forum, indeed.
all 4 of them.....

Agree, this section is too...... somthing. Definitely needs to be split up in some manner.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:42 PM   #25
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Sounds logical to me

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How about create a Single Cylinder sub-forums under the BMW and KTM sections and move those bikes there. All others stay in the old Thumpers.

Example, under the BMW section you'd have the Boxers, Parallel Twins and Singles. Under KTM you'd have the LC8 Orange Crush and Singles.

Pretty often already now newbies accidentally post say BMW 650 single questions in BMW area as opposed to in the Thumpers.

I'd say moving out all KTM and BMW singles out of the Thumpers would create lot of room.

Edit. I just did a quick count. On page 1 of Thumpers right now there are 8 BMW threads, 8 KTM threads and 24 other thumper threads.
Based on this very limited sampling, moving BMW and KTM under their respective brand sections, that do excist already, would clear about 1/3 of the traffic out of Thumpers.

Mikko
I think this is a fine idea.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #26
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Maybe you could start a new sub forum and call it something original, like say Thumper talk or something like that
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #27
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How about create a Single Cylinder sub-forums under the BMW and KTM sections and move those bikes there. All others stay in the old Thumpers.

Example, under the BMW section you'd have the Boxers, Parallel Twins and Singles. Under KTM you'd have the LC8 Orange Crush and Singles.

Pretty often already now newbies accidentally post say BMW 650 single questions in BMW area as opposed to in the Thumpers.

I'd say moving out all KTM and BMW singles out of the Thumpers would create lot of room.

Edit. I just did a quick count. On page 1 of Thumpers right now there are 8 BMW threads, 8 KTM threads and 24 other thumper threads.
Based on this very limited sampling, moving BMW and KTM under their respective brand sections, that do excist already, would clear about 1/3 of the traffic out of Thumpers.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #28
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How about create a Single Cylinder sub-forums under the BMW and KTM sections and move those bikes there. All others stay in the old Thumpers.

Example, under the BMW section you'd have the Boxers, Parallel Twins and Singles. Under KTM you'd have the LC8 Orange Crush and Singles.

Pretty often already now newbies accidentally post say BMW 650 single questions in BMW area as opposed to in the Thumpers.

I'd say moving out all KTM and BMW singles out of the Thumpers would create lot of room.

Edit. I just did a quick count. On page 1 of Thumpers right now there are 8 BMW threads, 8 KTM threads and 24 other thumper threads.
Based on this very limited sampling, moving BMW and KTM under their respective brand sections, that do excist already, would clear about 1/3 of the traffic out of Thumpers.

Mikko
I like this idea also!
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:23 PM   #29
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That's horrible. If it had to be done, I'd like a second thumper forum just like this one. Don't move anything, just lock this one and whatever is here stays here. New threads have to go to Thumpers II, and then Thumpers III down the road. Would be too simple, and I would certainly browse through two identical thumper pages.


There would be 7 times as many threads entitled "what dual sport bike should I buy" and "what oil and tires are best for it" in all the different subforums if it were divided.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:35 PM   #30
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Whatever you do, please give the 2 strokes their own thread so that people will quit calling them thumpers.
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