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    SLOWn60's Avatar

    Chapter 7

    Merry Christmas to you & yours, Alex!
    Thanks for producing such an informative, friendly site! I've very much enjoyed the short time I've been a part of it.
    Happy New year too!
    Posted December 22nd, 2015 at 02:31 PM by SLOWn60 SLOWn60 is offline
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    Alex's Avatar

    Chapter 7

    Crossed 2000 active members a day or two ago. As far as I can remember, the highest it's ever been is 2,200 or so. Wondering if we will eclipse that in the next month or two...
    Posted May 15th, 2014 at 08:51 AM by Alex Alex is offline
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    Alex's Avatar

    Chapter 7

    OK - we crossed both the 700K messages and 16K member thresholds. Also, the active members stat has been climbing over the past month, from a low around 1720, up to 1925. I attribute much of this to better email handling for new registrations. We're now averaging less than 1 timeout per day (someone who signs up but doesn't follow through with email confirmation), compared to 4-5 per day previously.
    Posted May 5th, 2014 at 10:59 AM by Alex Alex is offline
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    Alex's Avatar

    Chapter 7

    Sure, why not?
    Posted April 17th, 2014 at 12:14 AM by Alex Alex is offline
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    alex.s's Avatar

    Chapter 7

    does my cr250r qualify me for your crf250l site?
    Posted April 16th, 2014 at 10:41 PM by alex.s alex.s is offline
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    Alex's Avatar

    Chapter 7

    Of course I had to jinx myself by posting up this entry, as only a few days later everything goes to hell after a server reboot at the ISP. Have been chasing database corruption and related issues for two days now. All seems to be well now, but will feel better after it once again stays stable for a couple days.
    Posted April 12th, 2014 at 12:12 PM by Alex Alex is offline
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    Chapter 6

    you still haven't blogged in 4 years? you really are a terrible blogger!
    Posted February 13th, 2014 at 06:15 PM by alex.s alex.s is offline
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    Firehorse's Avatar

    Chapter 6

    Yep, piss-poor blogger indeed. LOL! Okay, you've had a two year break - what's happening with the stats? The site is still totally women-friendly still too. Thanks. And don't blog again until your thumb is fixed up. :-)
    Posted January 7th, 2013 at 01:39 AM by Firehorse Firehorse is offline
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    Chapter 6

    thanks for all your hard work, big guy!
    Posted May 31st, 2010 at 10:57 PM by kkim kkim is offline
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    thsadmin's Avatar

    Chapter 3

    Quote:
    if you ever figure out what the forum members can do to help, please let us know.
    Pretty simple, if you are active on other sites that have signatures or opportunities to drop a link - drop the link to this forum or specifically to a post, a video or blog.

    In particular - one example is on Youtube, if you have videos in relation to bikes, drop a link in the video description or in the video presentation it self. You can edit existing videos (that you have on your account) and drop a link to this forum. Even notify other (ninjette) members of the presence of the video - so that members can leave comments, rate it and boost the presence and activity on the video ... which equals more video views and publicity for this forum.

    The easiest way to gain links is to use Digg, Mixx, Reddit or even twitter, if you find a forum thread that you really like and think others can benefit from ... submit it to the above sites.

    Congrat's Alex on having a great forum, I am pretty sure you know what you're doing, forums take time to grow and SEO is just a small part in the growth.

    Last Note : Maybe we should have a post stickied for this (if there's not already) and advise members on how they can assist.
    Posted May 15th, 2009 at 07:39 PM by thsadmin thsadmin is offline
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    Chapter 3

    if you ever figure out what the forum members can do to help, please let us know.
    Posted May 15th, 2009 at 03:02 PM by kkim kkim is offline
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    Alex's Avatar

    Chapter 2

    Where do riders from Louisiana currently gather? Are there any local motorcycling sites already? At this point it's unlikely to cause people to become heavy internet users if they aren't already, even if they have a new interest in bikes. So the best way to see if there's a market for a new site is to try and figure out where you think all of those people are online right now, and if you'd be able to create and offer them a place that would be more interesting for them to spend their time.

    Once you figure out the market, the nuts and bolts aren't particularly challenging, but you do need to have a pretty strong interest in computers and an understanding of web servers along with web applications. There are plug-n-play forums out there for people to create sites immediately, but I think you'll find them much less useful and feature-rich compared to something like vBulletin (or any of the other 2 or 3 leading forums software packages). All of them take some time and care and feeding to get things set up and keep them working as you and your members would want.

    Good luck, and feel free to bounce any more questions that come up off of me.
    Posted March 15th, 2009 at 02:57 PM by Alex Alex is offline
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    Snake's Avatar

    Chapter 2

    I have been thinking about starting a motorcycle forum geared toward Louisiana riders. My intent would be to have a place where people can keep up with rides going on around the state to meet and ride. This would be for all types of bikes. I have gone to a couple of Ninja 250 sites and general motorcycle sites and have not had much luck in getting people together.
    What advice can you give me in starting such a site? Any advice you give me will be most appreciated.

    Signed:
    No one to ride with in Louisiana.
    Posted March 15th, 2009 at 09:22 AM by Snake Snake is offline
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    ninjabrewer's Avatar

    Chapter 1

    So far so good, everything seems to be going smoothly, membership is growing, friends are being made around the planet, and a lot of good info is getting spread around.

    If there is anything that I can do to assist, ask away, and I will do whatever I can to make it happen.
    Posted February 7th, 2009 at 12:30 AM by ninjabrewer ninjabrewer is offline
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    Broom's Avatar

    Chapter 1

    i've thought about starting up a community many times, but never jumped into it, so congrats to that.

    i work as an art director for Telligent. we created a community platform called community server. basically i design communities all day. so if you need some help or advice hit me up and i might be able lend a hand every now and then.
    Posted January 12th, 2009 at 08:51 PM by Broom Broom is offline
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    sprale's Avatar

    Chapter 1

    Keep up the great work! Thanks for being receptive to input and giving it in return!
    Posted December 14th, 2008 at 12:16 AM by sprale sprale is offline

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