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OfflineSTeinar

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Taking this site off the air ??
« on: 2016-09-29 08:20:18 »
 This K6 site are indeed in little use - as there are a lot of other sites cowering the K1600 out there.
I therefore considering taking this site off the air  - as I find the work needed - running the server - fighting spam etc etc - not to be worth it with so little usage.
Any thoughts ?
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    Re: Taking this site off the air ??
    « Reply #1 on: 2016-09-29 09:07:20 »
    I would be sorry to see it go.
    But on the other hand:
    - it is relatively quiet here
    - there are more K1600 sites
    - several people here are also a member of one or more of those other sites
    - you have to do all the work for us
    So I guess it's your call.
    If you do decide to stop: thanks for all the work you've put into it untill now.
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      Re: Taking this site off the air ??
      « Reply #2 on: 2016-09-29 20:41:35 »
      I agree with FP. While I'm a frequent visitor here, not much was going on recently. You do all the work - your call.
      It doesn't have to make sense. It's ok if it's just fun :-)

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        Re: Taking this site off the air ??
        « Reply #3 on: 2016-09-29 21:42:28 »
        Agree with both above


        But would be sad to see it go.


        How about a merger with others to share workload and information ?

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          Re: Taking this site off the air ??
          « Reply #4 on: 2016-09-30 00:57:54 »
          A quiet site, but a nice friendly one with none of the aggro that you get on others, just good discussions and useful information. But its Steinars call of course.
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          Re: Taking this site off the air ??
          « Reply #5 on: 2016-09-30 08:42:19 »
          How about a merger with others to share workload and information ?


           Not so easy ..
          Its not work on the site (moderating) - as so little are happening, but more “one more site” to mange from the server side.
          Checking all logs - keep spammers out - patching and upgrading involved software etc etc.

          It’s not so that it takes hours, but I have taken down almost all of my servers (Even my own club’s. "BMW Øst”) - as I’m getting tired of fighting spam etc ;(

          Like this one https://www.st1100.org/
          NB! There has NOT been any incidents on this site - everyone are behaving more than well -
          It’s more - put down what is not used - kind of thing
           
          The other way would be to get more traffic - making it worth

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            Re: Taking this site off the air ??
            « Reply #6 on: 2016-09-30 08:47:53 »
            Would be very sorry to see this site go. Best I have found & no one gobbing off, like most of the others.
            Your call. If it goes, my eternal gratitude to you & all the others who have helped me in the past

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              Re: Taking this site off the air ??
              « Reply #7 on: 2016-09-30 09:51:13 »
              Nice easy going site with no needless rubbish going on so I like it. However can understand the reason behind this discussion. If site closes what do folks reckon is the next best one ?  :)
              how much Mr BMW ?

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                Re: Taking this site off the air ??
                « Reply #8 on: 2016-09-30 11:39:39 »
                Would be sad to see the l9ss of all the useful information on here. Can understand the reasons for taking it down.

                Would it be possible to archive the technical info on a web site to not lose it. Thank you for what you have done.

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                  Re: Taking this site off the air ??
                  « Reply #9 on: 2016-09-30 19:48:30 »
                  Would also be sad to see this site go. As far as I am concerned this is the best k16 site there is, all be it at times quiet.
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                    Re: Taking this site off the air ??
                    « Reply #10 on: 2016-10-01 16:08:05 »
                    as I have been on this site a wile
                    its been a good contact point with out the problems you get on other sites
                    thank you a lot
                    but I know where you are coming from   

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                    Re: Taking this site off the air ??
                    « Reply #11 on: 2016-10-01 16:19:54 »
                     Thank you all for your nice comments
                    After reading the replies - I think I will lett the site stay up for a while - and see if we could get some more traffic into it
                    Do you have some ideas?
                    STeinar

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                      Re: Taking this site off the air ??
                      « Reply #12 on: 2016-10-01 20:29:19 »
                      Yes all members could post about there ride outs, tours, faults and remides, good points about the bike, in general post more and respond to others posts. (I am as guilty as the next) and spread the word about the forum and how good, friendly and helpful the members are. This forum should be the main forum for us in Europe.


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                        Re: Taking this site off the air ??
                        « Reply #13 on: 2016-10-01 20:37:05 »
                        Sorry not quite finished.


                        Check out STeiners RT site it's a great site also and is used. Lots of guys who are ex K1600 owners, I am a member and chip in from time to time and no one has ignored me or not answered my posts, remember apart from the engine these RT's have a lot in common with the K1600.


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                          Re: Taking this site off the air ??
                          « Reply #14 on: 2016-10-02 10:41:17 »
                          No No No please dont do it !  Think we are many who get inspired and information without necessarily create posts. Thank You for all your work Steinar.

                           

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