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 Posted: Wed Feb 15th, 2017 12:14 am
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GOC wrote: I have several patches left. I thought they were cool. It seems like yesterday I hav=d those made. I still have the T shirt Babe and Mike made. In the early days of the forum it was a big chore and commitment with constant maintenance and making sure the code was right. Prior to the BBS I ran a service that was very much like AOL t the beginning of the Internet. I worked over 18 hours a day and did everything myself. People from all over the world logged in. just when AOL gave free access for 10 hours to users, I found that it was impossible to continue. I closed everything down and walked away with great sadness. I eventually went back online wit the V Twin BBS. The timing was right, and fighting the spam was the biggest issue. Over the years, I reflected back that I was one of the early pioneers on the Internet, but probably tossed in the towel too soon, and didn't reap the fortunes others were lucky to have been blessed with. In fact, I spent all my 401K savings in 1995 on lines and processors. My 401K never recovered. I never made a penny off of it, but the experience was exciting, fun, and I had the pleasure of having a great core group of people. I would do it all over again!

So, what will happen to the forum? It would be great to pass it on and find someone that can build it off the legacy and years online. Someone that may utilize ads to generate revenue. Someone that can put forth new energy and a new commitment to attract users and keep the spirit of the Harley wave going.......

The new generation. The entitled and now generation seems to be moving away from riding and have little interest in bikes or working on anything mechanical. Maybe forums can save some of these souls from themselves, and stimulate an interest in riding? They might discover that bikers are the truest social group with the tightest of bonds by a genuine common interest. I personally have been in many social groups from snooty pilots to fishermen. Those groups claim to be tight, but I found they are constantly judging people in their groups. These are not genuine. I tried to be members of many other social groups....it didn't matter as I found every one to be a clique, closely guarded by a small group of self-proclaimed leaders and group gods. I wanted no part of this. From the first days I discovered motorcycles as a little kid drooling over minibikes and Harley's, I found anyone with a bike for the most part to be open, willing to help, and never to be arrogant or uninviting. We are a real open social group, unlike any other. We stop to help others, we offer advice when asked, we have a spirit of true brotherhood, similar to a band of brothers. We also appreciate women in our groups.

Anyway, a long winded editorial on motorcycle rider bonds that nobody will see but our small soon to be parting group. I sure am grateful.  I plan to keep this running until November.  If I win the lottery, I will keep it up forever! Remember about 15 years ago how close I came on PowerBall? Had I won, our little group would have been financially set, and we would have been riding the world together. Yes, I would have made sure the loyal VTwin BBS supporters would share in the good fortune.

Anyway, that's the message from Gud Ol' Carl:dude:

YOU'RE A VERY GOOD PERSON CARL!    NOT MANY AROUND WHO FREELY GIVES OF THEMSELVES AS YOU DO.   I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING WEASLE, MARC, BABE, MIKEY AND ABO IN PERSON.   I WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AND PREACHER IN PERSON.   ITS A SMALL WORLD SO YOU NEVER KNOW...  IF YOU HAVE YOUR PILOTS LICENSE STILL WE HAVE A SMALL AIRPORT JUST A MILE FROM MY HOUSE.   COME SEE US IF YOU EVER GET THE CHANCE.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 11th, 2017 01:43 pm
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I know Steve and Dave are still around...Facebook...

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 12:30 pm
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I wonder if we could get any of the old members back?  Weasel is gone, but does anyone know about anyone else?

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 11:38 pm
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yep.....everyone was great on the BBS. Several years ago I spent my Christmas Eve on the BBS with several folks online. What a wonderful time that was. I was up in the woods with just my dog  snowed covered cabin and a few beers. Warm, and with all my BBS friends and my close pal "Mackie" our dog. What a memory!

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 09:47 pm
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Yup...Remember Babe, Mike, Randy, Willie, Abbo and a lot of others...

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 02:24 pm
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I have several patches left. I thought they were cool. It seems like yesterday I hav=d those made. I still have the T shirt Babe and Mike made. In the early days of the forum it was a big chore and commitment with constant maintenance and making sure the code was right. Prior to the BBS I ran a service that was very much like AOL t the beginning of the Internet. I worked over 18 hours a day and did everything myself. People from all over the world logged in. just when AOL gave free access for 10 hours to users, I found that it was impossible to continue. I closed everything down and walked away with great sadness. I eventually went back online wit the V Twin BBS. The timing was right, and fighting the spam was the biggest issue. Over the years, I reflected back that I was one of the early pioneers on the Internet, but probably tossed in the towel too soon, and didn't reap the fortunes others were lucky to have been blessed with. In fact, I spent all my 401K savings in 1995 on lines and processors. My 401K never recovered. I never made a penny off of it, but the experience was exciting, fun, and I had the pleasure of having a great core group of people. I would do it all over again!

So, what will happen to the forum? It would be great to pass it on and find someone that can build it off the legacy and years online. Someone that may utilize ads to generate revenue. Someone that can put forth new energy and a new commitment to attract users and keep the spirit of the Harley wave going.......

The new generation. The entitled and now generation seems to be moving away from riding and have little interest in bikes or working on anything mechanical. Maybe forums can save some of these souls from themselves, and stimulate an interest in riding? They might discover that bikers are the truest social group with the tightest of bonds by a genuine common interest. I personally have been in many social groups from snooty pilots to fishermen. Those groups claim to be tight, but I found they are constantly judging people in their groups. These are not genuine. I tried to be members of many other social groups....it didn't matter as I found every one to be a clique, closely guarded by a small group of self-proclaimed leaders and group gods. I wanted no part of this. From the first days I discovered motorcycles as a little kid drooling over minibikes and Harley's, I found anyone with a bike for the most part to be open, willing to help, and never to be arrogant or uninviting. We are a real open social group, unlike any other. We stop to help others, we offer advice when asked, we have a spirit of true brotherhood, similar to a band of brothers. We also appreciate women in our groups.

Anyway, a long winded editorial on motorcycle rider bonds that nobody will see but our small soon to be parting group. I sure am grateful.  I plan to keep this running until November.  If I win the lottery, I will keep it up forever! Remember about 15 years ago how close I came on PowerBall? Had I won, our little group would have been financially set, and we would have been riding the world together. Yes, I would have made sure the loyal VTwin BBS supporters would share in the good fortune.

Anyway, that's the message from Gud Ol' Carl:dude:

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 01:31 pm
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marc wrote: I forgot to mention that BBS patch is still on my vest after all these years...
I have 2 or 3 of them...I have one velcro'd to the back of my WS on my Bagger..  Its been a great run ..  

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 Posted: Wed Feb 8th, 2017 01:18 am
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I forgot to mention that BBS patch is still on my vest after all these years...

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 Posted: Wed Feb 8th, 2017 01:16 am
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21 years is a great run...

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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2017 08:02 pm
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Hi Jeff,
You are likely right. I guess the group split.  I will run it for the next year, then take it down. 21 years! wow.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2017 05:16 pm
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Because of such few members now Carl I don't know if its worth your time and $ to keep the site alive ?     Just saying.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 29th, 2017 01:48 pm
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jeffy ole boy wrote: Nice Carl.   I think Marc would do a great job of taking the site over in ref to Carls desire for someone else to take it from here.
Not really...I am not really good with computers/software/fixing anything related to computers/software...

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 Posted: Sun Jan 22nd, 2017 12:02 pm
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Nice Carl.   I think Marc would do a great job of taking the site over in ref to Carls desire for someone else to take it from here.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 20th, 2017 12:00 pm
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The stats indicate over 7,000,000 page views since we converted to a different BBS software in 2004. That is impressive considering so few members. I guess visitors just look and don't join. There is not much going on here these days. The forum needs a new person to take it forward. It is easy to run these days compared to the early years. I remember in the beginning it was hours a week. Today it takes a few minutes a month. If any of you want to take over, and maybe convert it to income producing with ads, let me know.:)

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 Posted: Wed Jan 18th, 2017 11:17 am
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Love the new look Carl, great job!

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 Posted: Tue Jan 17th, 2017 02:43 pm
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WOW!!!!  BEAUTIFUL CARL. THANKS!

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 Posted: Mon Jan 16th, 2017 03:07 pm
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Hi Marc,
It is work in progress.  I should have updated the software years ago. We have don many updates over the 20 years. Can you imagine this has been up before most people even knew of the Internet. I am amazed how fast time goes.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 16th, 2017 02:34 pm
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Looks good Carl...

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