Husaberg
Go Back   Husaberg Forum > Husaberg Forum > Husaberg

Husaberg Husaberg Forum - Husaberg Motorcycle Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
August 11th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #91
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jun 2010
From: Andover, UK

Posts: 209
Thanks: 0

I Ride:
Re: Is the site healthy?

Originally Posted by Davo
Hey Petem, you should ride in Australia we have the top 9 worlds most deadliest snakes. Some of them love laying on the tracks asleep soaking up the sun.
Ahh that's nothing. You should try trail riding here in the UK - we have ramblers who can kill you instantly from half a mile away with a single withering glance. We've developed an anti-withering-glance technique though:
====

Probably wouldn't recommend trying it at close range on a snake (specially if it's an assp).
petem is offline  
 
August 11th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #92
Senior Member
 
Joined: Feb 2006
From: maryborough.queensland

Posts: 310
Thanks: 4

I Ride:
Re: Is the site healthy?

Hey Petem, you should ride in Australia we have the top 9 worlds most deadliest snakes. Some of them love laying on the tracks asleep soaking up the sun. You learn to move your legs off the pegs real quick when you run them over. Some of them would probably kill you quicker than being hit by the flying REgina (I'm not touching that joke ) chain.
just a bit more b.s seeing we have really gone off the subject.
just on the subject of snakes,short story,
generally i've never had a problem with snakes,i just do the usual thing & wheelstand with the leg up & i get over them before they have a chance to have a strike at me.
well, a couple of months ago i really got caught out,i was out front leading one of our rides.i was coming down this mountain side,jumping a series of woo boys, i was probably only doing about 40-50 klicks @ about 3-4 ft off the ground over this one,when i was just about to land smack bang on this coastal taipan.you ever tied to put your legs up as you are about to land over a jump? phuck man i didn't know what to do
it must of done the pi$$ bolt ,cause when the wildman came through it was gone.
had me a bit worried but.
usually the taipans we get around here are real brown buggers, but this one was a real reddy looking thing.
..weed..
[attachment=1:n214sids]taipan brown.JPG[/attachment:n214sids]
Attached Thumbnails
Is the site healthy?-taipan-brown.jpg   Is the site healthy?-coastal-taipan.jpg  
popup is offline  
August 11th, 2010, 01:11 AM   #93
Senior Member
 
Joined: May 2002
From: Snowy Mountains NSW Australia

Posts: 1,592
Thanks: 128

I Ride:
Re: Is the site healthy?

Off topic again, ah well.

I broke the original Regina in my 501. Lubing the cahain and it looked funny, closer look, and a pin had snapped like the pic. Have heard elsewhere that the Reginas are not ductile enough, don't wear/stretch much, then just break.

+1 on the EXW RK

Off to Hattah for 4 days on the 650 in the desert in the morning

Steve
steve is offline  
August 11th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #94
Senior Member
 
Goose916's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
From: San Francisco, California

Posts: 547
Thanks: 234

I Ride: 2 2005 FS650C; 2 2004 FS450C; 1993 Honda F2; 1972 Triumph Daytona; 1969 Ducati 450 Jupiter; 1974 rd
Re: Is the site healthy?

I'm a lurker and have been since purchasing my 2005 FS650c. Simply the most fun I've ever had on two wheels. I've checked out the UHE's amazing posts on things to look out for, improve, change, etc. To date, I've seen no forum that comes close to this one. Reminds me, I need to make another donation.

Thanks folx, now, back to lurking.
Goose916 is offline  
August 11th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #95
Senior Member
 
Joined: Nov 2001
From: Ely, England

Posts: 15,874
Thanks: 475

I Ride: Husaberg FE501e 2003
Re: Is the site healthy?

dirty perverted git!

welcome to UHE - I think?

regards

Taffy
Taffy is offline  
August 19th, 2010, 04:25 PM   #96
Junior Member
 
Joined: May 2010
From: Portland - the cool one

Posts: 11
Thanks: 3

I Ride: Husaberg, BMW, KTM, Triumph, MotoGuzzi, Ducati and Honda
Re: Is the site healthy?

Actually I pretty much quit coming here once I got my bike. Not because I lost interest or anything but because the site is too big and complex to find anything. I think there's way too many categories to really be useful. Tech should be divided into "pre 09" and "post 09" since that seems to be where folks (and the bikes) divide. There's not enough activity/people to really support the breadth so you probably have a lot of folks like me who find it's not worth it. Really, do we need an entire section for wheels? It's a dirt bike - there are two kinds. Cooling system? What the heck is Rally Point?

Basically it's like we're having a small birthday party in a stadium.

I recently got a Ducati Hypermotard and there's a single thread for the Hyper on the Ducati.ms forum. It's all that's needed and I can check activity really easily. Same for ADV - there's the KTM 950 forum and it's all in one place. Categories are like folders: in the physical world they help and in the digital world folders just get in the way because we have "search". The "find new posts" and "active topics" are poor substitutes.

Anyway, that's my take on things.

Gregor
sakurama is offline  
August 19th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #97
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jun 2010
From: Andover, UK

Posts: 209
Thanks: 0

I Ride:
Re: Is the site healthy?

Originally Posted by sakurama
I recently got a Ducati Hypermotard and there's a single thread for the Hyper on the Ducati.ms forum. It's all that's needed and I can check activity really easily.
There's a single thread with every post ever made about the bike? How many pages does that run to?

I guess it's ok if you're tracking what's added as you go along, but it's not helpful if you want to find something (I remember one thread which ran to over 300 pages, and people would often raise again something which had already been discussed because it was just too tedious to read back through the whole lot first to see if it was there). A single forum for each bike with multiple threads would make more sense.

Searching will only help if you know what to look for which not everyone does, for example people in different countries often have a different word for the same thing. Dividing the site into categories may not be a perfect solution (I don't think there is such a thing) but at least you can narrow it down by looking in the relevant area.

Having a thread for your specific bike has other limitations if that's all you read. For example if someone has a problem with, say, the front disk brake locking on with no warning and causing a crash, and they post about it in the thread for their bike which isn't the bike you ride so you're not reading that thread. However, both bikes use the same front disk setup so it could also happen to you. Maybe someone would think to copy it to all the bike threads where that disk is fitted, but then you end up with lots of duplicated entries, each of which can head off in a different direction as people reply to it differently on each thread.

Like I said, I'm not sure there is a perfect solution, but if there is I'm not convinced that having a single thread for each bike is it. Having separate sections for pre and post '09 might be useful, depending on how it was done (I'm assuming there would still be separate categories within each, e.g. mechanical, electrical, etc). Again there would probably be things which apply to both pre and post '09. Maybe as someone suggested, having a set of flags for each topic is the best answer, so you could mark it as pre '09, post '09, electrical, mechanical, etc. and any combination to cover things which fit in more than one category. I guess that would need a fair bit of development work though.
petem is offline  
August 19th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #98
Site Founder
 
schwim's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 1998
From: NC, US

Posts: 3,147
Thanks: 50

I Ride: Cannondale Scalpel
Re: Is the site healthy?

Originally Posted by petem
There's a single thread with every post ever made about the bike? How many pages does that run to?
I think he means category, Pete.

What I might do tonight is migrate all 108,000+ forum posts into a single forum category so we can find everything more easily.

thanks,
json
schwim is offline  
August 19th, 2010, 06:01 PM   #99
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jun 2010
From: Andover, UK

Posts: 209
Thanks: 0

I Ride:
Re: Is the site healthy?

I was hoping he would come back and say he meant category rather than thread, but I have seen it all done on one thread so you never know.

I look forward to seeing the new "simplified" single mega-category when you're finished, json!

Actually I didn't understand his point about folders/categories getting in the way - surely if you're going to rely on the search facility to find what you want it won't matter whether the results are in multiple categories or not, you'll just pick them from the results list anyway. Having multiple categories means you can browse a category you're interested in if you want to approach it that way (and often find interesting things you weren't even looking for), or use the search facility if you prefer and ignore the categories. Seems like having it split into categories works for both types of user. Hmmmm. So on second thoughts, do you think it might be best to leave the forum posts where they are?



BTW: I find the ""View unread posts" option really useful for checking what new posts have appeared, so I don't see it as a poor substitute for anything.
petem is offline  
August 19th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #100
Site Founder
 
schwim's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 1998
From: NC, US

Posts: 3,147
Thanks: 50

I Ride: Cannondale Scalpel
Re: Is the site healthy?

Originally Posted by petem
Hmmmm. So on second thoughts, do you think it might be best to leave the forum posts where they are?
You caused me to pause and for that I thank you. Upon further reflection, I've decided, we don't need less categories. We need more. I will use KTMT as a guide:



Borrowing some category ideas from them, I've come up with some potential category additions:
  • Categories:
    Post in here if you don't know how to use the forum
    Riders who are dead
    Riders who are dying
    Riders we thought were dead but are feeling much better now
    Questions asked a lot
    Questions asked a few times
    Questions nobody has thought to ask yet
    Womens forum
    Mens forum
    Forum for men that are planning to become women
    Forum for women that are planning to become men
    Forum for only certain people to be able to use, but it's probably not you
    Forum to explain the category above this one

I've got more, but to be honest, sorting the threads is proving to be somewhat difficult.
Attached Thumbnails
Is the site healthy?-ktmt.jpg  
schwim is offline  
Reply

  Husaberg Forum > Husaberg Forum > Husaberg

Tags
healthy, site



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to the site. Chriszeee Husaberg 3 October 20th, 2010 04:37 AM
web site? Taffy Husaberg 2 July 22nd, 2007 12:51 AM
UHE site sparks Husaberg 4 November 13th, 2006 08:46 AM
This site is the Best!!! SIRR1 Husaberg 0 August 31st, 2005 09:09 AM
New to the Site 95FE600 Husaberg 2 October 6th, 2004 09:20 AM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed