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  • Ratbob
    Ratbob
    19 days ago
    Get a grip guys.
    This is an amazing site, a great resource for everyone in many different ways, even a safe haven for some.
    Change is inevitable, sometimes in IT it’s brought on by the need to stay up to date with ever changing technology, refresh clogging databases etc etc and it’s been a thankless/rewardless task for our administrator.
    From my 50 years experience with Harleys I know we’re a funny lot and too readily criticise. When the Evo replaced the Shovel, I remember the rant, fuck that’s not a Harley, never gonna ride one again, then the rubber mounted engine, fucking Rubberglide, who’d be seen on that, same with the Twin Cam we all now love cause the M8’s out and back to rigid mount.
    I’m hoping the site stays up, even if it’s just for the core of us who appreciate it as a place we can let loose with each other, share and even learn a thing or two. 
    Your criticism, occasional outrage, technical knowledge, blatant stupidity and general wisdom has been brilliant, I’d hate to loose it.
  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    19 days ago
    Well said RB
  • wello
    wello
    18 days ago
    to be fair i added a negative comment to one of the post saying i didnt like the new format .. however i was quite pissed off when i couldnt get the page up for a few days, so then i started thinking maybe we were a bit harsh in some of the comments .. firstly and foremostly if i was the one who created the forum i wouldnt like people telling me how to run it or if i wanted to make changes .. its his baby so he can do as he pleases i guess.

    sure i found the old format better for my liking but i guess i can live with the new one as i prefer to have than not to have. so for my part i apologise for my comment... and i hope the rest of the nay sayers can eat a bit of humble pie also as its better to have you around also : ))
  • Birtyyy
    Birtyyy
    18 days ago
    I'm still not a fan, all I would like is a rundown of what is going on and reason for the change. If the owner / admin / whoever runs this thing came out and said we need to change things up for this reason, we're going to lose this functionality but I'm open to suggestions on these other changes etc. I'm willing to accept change, I'm a very reasonable person but it just feels like we're losing more than we're gaining. The way things are going we're just being dictated to and not given any chance to have input. Feels like our government.
  • robots
    robots
    18 days ago
    Yes brttyyy good post.

    I think the forum format(Categories, sub-sections etc) is in the box seat vs other services (facebook format).

    HDforums.AU seems to be the last one in Aus which is still going well.
  • softfat
    softfat
    18 days ago
    To rehash my thoughts on the new style, I said I didn't like it, but, I'm a squatter here and not paying rent. Which means the forum isn't mine, the money spent isn't mine so if the forum owner wants to change the format, it is his/her call. I appreciate coming here to glean information and to add to it if I can. I won't threaten to go to another forum if I don't get my way and I will be sorry to see the forum fold if it does.

    Soft...
  • Ratbob
    Ratbob
    18 days ago
    Hadn’t thought of it that way Soft, spot on.
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    18 days ago
    Agree guys. Owning and running this forum is a thankless job and we’re an ungrateful lot. Made me realise I don’t want to lose it and the changes aren’t all that bad. Big thanks for keeping it going and putting up with is lot, KC 
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    18 days ago
    Wow
    from Fucking hate it to "I suppose its not to bad" are you guys all union delagates
    the boss said fuck ya, Im shutting it down or else you get onboard

    well I still dont like it, but cant give it away, I have only been here 12 years so its like coming home each day
    I now have the choice, not really "cause I cant leave"

    so if this is it I will have to put up with it, can only piss with the cock you got


    I agree with a comment prior that if the all mighty god come out and gave some context in why changes were to be made, straight up would have been easier to swallow
    Yet the big stick came out and you wonder why there is resistance
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    18 days ago
    Gentleman as humans, older ones at that, we hate change in our lives. My word to ponder for the day is " compromise" just for the record I don't like the new format, the censorship or the manner it's been done. I further recognise that it costs me nothing, I have no administration input and after have a laugh and a whinge I switch off. All the burden is shouldered by a person responsible for looking after both his interests as well as allowing us to express ours without having to give his house to a person who is either racially/sexully offended or just entitled. I dip my hat to the site owner after considering the above .....45 corona beers helped me arrive at this conclusion 🍺🍺🍺
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    18 days ago
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 12 Oct 2020 06:11 AM

    Wow
    from Fucking hate it to "I suppose its not to bad" are you guys all union delagates
    the boss said fuck ya, Im shutting it down or else you get onboard

    well I still dont like it, but cant give it away, I have only been here 12 years so its like coming home each day
    I now have the choice, not really "cause I cant leave"

    so if this is it I will have to put up with it, can only piss with the cock you got


    I agree with a comment prior that if the all mighty god come out and gave some context in why changes were to be made, straight up would have been easier to swallow
    Yet the big stick came out and you wonder why there is resistance

    Welcome to the future Soapy , better get with it man !
    If I make any posts in the future could you please give me the thumbs up thing just to make me feel better about myself? Thanks mate, I will give you the thumbs up thing too.
    And how do you get the little smiley face things  happening?  I like the smiley face things.



  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    18 days ago
    You raise a valid set of points PB but as I see it a good forum is made up of a collection of individuals that as a whole have some sway on the feel of the place, this is no longer that place, when KC set it up it was pretty cool, we even had a bar at one stage where you could chat real time with multiple people, was great hanging shit on each other with half a gutful, anyway them days passed and he copped so much shit at times that there was the great purge, some of you would remember that far back, two other forums spawned from that event, I'm a member of one, so are a few others on here, but they do not really have the pull of this place, not a fan of the big stick myself so I'm struggling to find common ground to be honest.
  • brucefxdl
    brucefxdl
    18 days ago
    i have only been here 4-5 years,not long compared to most.its a good site and an avenue to " socialise ' for me.i have learnt a lot about my bike and others from being here and met some great people in person,plus the characters on here. change for us as we get older is not easy at times,but i 'm easy and generally go with the flow,so hope the site continues.cheers
  • magnum54
    magnum54
    15 days ago
    the previous format was pretty good, this is not
    I commented previously but the post was taken down
    censorship sucks when administered by the precious

  • gidgi
    gidgi
    14 days ago
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 12 Oct 2020 10:16 AM

    You raise a valid set of points PB but as I see it a good forum is made up of a collection of individuals that as a whole have some sway on the feel of the place, this is no longer that place, when KC set it up it was pretty cool, we even had a bar at one stage where you could chat real time with multiple people, was great hanging shit on each other with half a gutful, anyway them days passed and he copped so much shit at times that there was the great purge, some of you would remember that far back, two other forums spawned from that event, I'm a member of one, so are a few others on here, but they do not really have the pull of this place, not a fan of the big stick myself so I'm struggling to find common ground to be honest.

    I too remember the old site, the characters were real no place for soft cocks & the bust up of some members. times have changed for sure & I get that we can no longer have Blatant Racism , Nudity , hate ,ect some one has to be the Enforcer, I myself am one that really says what I think, my Humor is unfiltered sexually explicit ,rude & sometimes offensive to some. The Big Stick don`t sit well with some , & I too was a casualty of a post being deleted & threatened with Banning if it happened again .it was sudden & I was unaware that the site had taken a turn , no matter I will move on .when I was working as a Postie Political correctness evolved within the  office, 20yrs ago the place was a fun place to work sarcastic bastards & practical jokes were the norm, as the easily  offended constantly complained we had to tone it down . As this place changes again ! we will have to tone it down, & hope it stays afloat . I have been gratefully  guided thru some unnerving custom & mechanical problems from some of you more knowledgeable folk I really hope it continues