DR650SE information index- what say ye?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Krusty ..., Feb 9, 2010.

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Do we need a DR650SE information index?

  1. In a word- yes. In two words- hell, yes! Do it.

  2. No. It ain't broke, don't fix it...

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  1. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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    Definitely have to be a team effort. Just need 32 people to review 1000 posts each. Piece of cake, right? :huh :loco
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  2. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic :lol3
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  3. tommybelvedere

    tommybelvedere Adv alacarte'

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    I think its is a great idea considering the size of the DR650 thread and how hard it is to find stuff most of the time.
    Thanks Tom:D
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  4. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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    ^bump^
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  5. DirtyDR650

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    Well, 63 'yes' votes and 6 'no' so far, and 2 'bumps' just to keep it going.

    Seems to me that the large majority who care are all for doing something... but then interest falls off quickly and everything goes back to the same ol' same ol'.

    This is also what's happening at The DR650 Forum, when this was being discussed we had a large influx of new memberships, post count went up a lot, and now is slacking off.

    The general consensus on the new forum is that "yeah it's a great idea and I hope it takes off, but there's not enough info there yet".... then instead of contributing their latest mod or rebuild to actually help expand the info there, they just go right back to the big pile 'o stuff in the DR650 Thread and post there.... where it gets buried and the same ol' questions get asked over and over again.

    Most of us are all for the idea of indexing/cataloging all the DR650 wisdom, either here or over there, but few actually want to make the change or put forth the effort.

    I post my stuff in both the big thread and on the DR650 Forum... I figure it'll help some folks here and 'give back' for the help I've received, and it also gets cataloged over on the forum for future reference. Much easier to search and next time someone asks I can just link them there.

    If more folks would do the same then we'd eventually have it all indexed. But whaddya gonna do except provide a place to make it happen and let everyone know about it? :dunno
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  6. ScottDill

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    I don't see any benefit to routing information to that other forum.

    There doesn't need to be any Mod involvement. Volunteers would need to create a a separate index thread independent to of the Super thread. Gadget Boy will then add a link to that index thread to his sticky in Thumpers

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366046

    If people are really interested in doing it, they should just start the process. Maybe split the thread into hunks of 1000 posts for volunteers to cull relevant subjects and create h index. Not hard...but a lot of work.
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  7. DirtyDR650

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    The benefits are obvious. Easily accessible indexing. Anybody who wants to know how to do something could simply go to the appropriate section and click on the relevant thread. No need to do a search at all.

    Simple, really. :D
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  8. Ron Seida

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    Maybe a simpler answer would be a better search engine :dunno?
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  9. DirtyDR650

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    That would be a great help. But do we have a better search engine? No.

    Do we have a place to index info? Yes.

    Just sayin. :D

    Look, I hesitate to get into this too much, because I don't want to come off like I'm trying to push the new forum down anyone's throats, that would just turn people off anyway.

    The truth is, I love the DR650. I'd love to see us have a place like The V-Strom folks have. Whether it's here or the new forum, I'm all for it.

    But nothing seems to be happening here, and the mods show no inclination to make any changes.

    The new forum already exists, it's there for the making.

    So yes, I advocate for it because all it takes is a little effort from us DR650 people ourselves... no need to wait for the admin or mods here to maybe do something someday.

    The DR650 Forum is not my baby, I'm just a mod there (DustDevil)... therefore I'm willing and able to put into effect any suggestions that would make it the best source possible for all, providing it's ok with the lead mod, Ryde4ever. It's pretty much up to all of us.

    So with that said, I'm gonna stop for now. I appreciate your patience. :thumb
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  10. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    for a good idea...of course I'm a DR650 noob...
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  11. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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    OK, I think I have a plan, here...


    I've started a little project, and I need some help from the DR650 collective. The goal is to improve accessibility to information about our favorite motorcycle with a listing in the The Bike Specific Index Thread, which is a sticky on top of the Thumpers page.

    I've come up with several different topics that I feel cover most of the important aspects of the DR650SE. For each category, I'm going to start a thread, and ask you to share what you've found to work best.

    The first three threads are up. CONTROLS/INSTRUMENTATION, SEATS, and
    CRASH PROTECTION
    . More will follow.

    Thanks...
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  12. Krusty ...

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  13. SkunkWizard

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  14. mr openroad

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    am I missing something why is the index thread not stickied?
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  15. mr openroad

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    thanks for the effort Krusty!
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  17. mr openroad

    mr openroad Target Fixated

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    thanks eakins! I would hate to see krustys work go to waste, curious as to why there is not more response to them? :dunno is everybody just too hung up on the DR thread?
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  18. eakins

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    i think since the individual posts come in and out of the first page and it's not listed in gadget boy's list alot of dr owners miss it.

    krusty needs to finalize the work on this master thread and then it can be posted in the dr thread often and remind people to add to it.
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  19. mr openroad

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    Bump on isle 1
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  20. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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    There's still a ways to go before all the catagories can be called "finalized". Some are close, like "seats", but others need more "meat" on their bones, IMO. I may have been quiet here the past few days, but I haven't forgotten this project by any means. Please be patient with me. FWIW, I've done about 98% of this endeavour on an iphone, and my eyes ain't what they used to be...

    I do like the idea of listing the catagories on the first page of this thread, and I'll tend to that directly...
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