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  • jfla
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    Hello, Board don't support extended caracteres (see post in french sub forum)
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    Jean-Francois.

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  • RBergquist
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    Complaint I have is the box per message has a max fixed width. When my browser window is wider than the width you have fixed, I get really wide white left & right margins on my browser window.

    It was much more convenient on the old version that my screen window width controlled this versus some fixed assignment.

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  • Monk
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    I have looked for this feature - currently it doesn't appear to be implemented. I no longer have any - I guess I'm lucky it didn't remove them altogether :|

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  • zwolfpack
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    On the old board, subscriptions could be put into sub-folders to keep them organized. Anyone figure out if this is possible on the new?

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  • mnsandler
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    as a moderator of my plugin forums, i'm getting two email notifications per thread that i'm subscribed to when a user posts a reply. how do i fix/stop this

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  • Monk
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    Thank goodness it was the condensed version - LOL. Glad to see the dog back.

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  • rprade
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    Originally posted by Monk View Post

    I too like the dog's picture. Better than whatever is the creature climbing on the BMW symbol?!
    Originally posted by happnatious1 View Post

    Whatever the creature is!?!? That's from the cover of Rush's 2112 album, only one of the greatest albums of all time!
    This may read like a short story....

    Perhaps some context. I have spoken about my past forums. One of my biggest was www.bmwlt.com, which I sold in 2012. This is a motorcycling community that I helped start in 1999. It was dedicated to the then new BMW K1200LT touring motorcycle. The site and community was dedicated to our love of motorcycle touring and the camaraderie we shared online. We started with a handful of members on an Egroups bulletin board. Bruce M Wagner (BMW) started the group and I was the first to join him in building the community and developing guidelines for behavior for the members. The Internet was the wild wild west and we wanted to keep our community from devolving into one flame war after another as was usually the case. The first year ended with a couple hundred members.

    In 2000 we had grown to about 1000 members and decided to get together in Broken Bow Oklahoma for our first Curve Cowboy Reunion, with about 60 K1200LT riders from all across the USA riding to Oklahoma for a long weekend of riding, eating, and storytelling over Scotch and cigars. We called it CCR. Although the first gathering wasn't a true reunion as many of us were there for the first time, The initial ride was a handful of Texans who had ridden the area a few months prior. At that first "official" gathering I and a couple of others decided to turn this into an annual event. We also decided to form a 501(c)3 organization so that we could undertake charitable causes.

    Our first Reunion under the new organization was in Hot Springs, AR, just 12 days after 9/11. We had almost 200 riders. I served on the CCR Board of Directors until 2014 and was chairman for 4 reunions. The reunions continued until 2015. We raised over $250,000 for local charities over those years and had a peak attendance of about 600 riders.

    Egroups became Yahoogroups a year or two after we started and we all became tired of the advertising intrusions and we had outgrown the simple listserver concept. We purchased the domain k1200lt.com and started forums using UBBThreads in 2003. The forum community grew and grew to about 20,000 members at the time I sold it. We purchased the domain bmwlt.com in 2005 because we still wanted to show our commitment to BMW Luxury Touring, but did not want to be tied to a single model.

    There were many great things about this community. First and foremost, we were riders. We loved to ride, rode long distances and rode often. Many of us were "Iron Butt" riders. The most common rides were 1000 mile days (Saddle Sore 1000), but a few did far more demanding rides such as 1500 miles in 36 hours (Bun Burner 1500), 1500 miles in 24 hours (Bun Burner Gold 1500), CC50 (coast to coast in 50 hours or less), CCC100 (coast to coast to coast in 100 hours or less), the 4 corners run (hitting the furthest NW, SW, SE and NW corners of the US in a single trip) and the Iron Butt Rally (over 11,000 miles in 11 days).

    I am not as dedicated to the Iron Butt as some, though I have my share of 1000 mile days and 7-10,000 mile trips. Through this community I met people of all sorts of professions from all over the world. Even at the annual Reunions we had people from all over the world. They would ship their bikes to the US, rent bikes here and some members even gave up their bikes for foreign visitors to ride. This was an amazingly supportive, welcoming, dedicated and trusting group. We were a network that any fellow member could call on for help and help would always be there. I could go on for hours with all of the amazing acts of kindness I witnessed.

    Over the years I and many of the founding members graduated from the K1200LT to many other models. I had several K-series bikes from 1200CC 4-cylinder -1600CC 6-cylinder. I became enamored with the R1200GS. I have ridden the GS to the Arctic Circle and 1000s of miles of dirt in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

    One of my friends from the Community "Ken" was a very dedicated Iron Butt rider who had ridden in the big rally a couple of times. We were all BMW riders and had vicarious relationships with other famous BMW riders like the Food Network's Alton Brown, Star Wars' Ewan McGregor and Rush's Neil Peart. McGregor had done the video series "A Long Way Round". These "stars" all were real riders like us, who ride in any conditions over long distances and just love to ride. Neil wrote several books about riding, his first "Ghost Rider", in 2002 was about healing himself by staying on the move on his bike after losing his wife and daughter. Many of us could relate to just how motorcycling can heal your soul.

    Because of Niel's books and his dedication to riding, many of us either remained or became Rush fans. Neil preferred riding to tour busses most of the time. He travelled on his R1150GS and later his R1200GS motorcycles between venues, while the rest of the band were in their tour busses. Needless to say, my friend Ken is also a huge Neil Peart and Rush fan. He is also a BMW rider, with all of his Iron Butt accomplishments on various BMW motorcycles. In 2012 Ken adopted an avatar that merged the BMW Roundel with the Rush Starman logo for his community profile.

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    When HS launched this new community and my Avatar was blanked, and as I was looking through my files, I came across Ken's Avatar. That logo reminds me of all of the good times my wife and I had on Motorcycles. I was thinking about time gone by and looking forward to another motorcycle tour, wherever it may take me. Over my lifetime I might have close to a half million motorcycle miles and more than 50,000 miles in a single season several times. I can attest to the old saw "you will never see a motorcycle parked in front of a Psychologist's office". On many occasions a good long ride cleared my head after particularly bad circumstances. Those who ride understand, but it is lost on those who don't.

    So that is a condensed version of how I ended up with the avatar, but it will be gone today. It may appear again. The dog is our Border Terrier Riley

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    who was a handsome child

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  • happnatious1
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    Originally posted by Monk View Post

    I too like the dog's picture. Better than whatever is the creature climbing on the BMW symbol?!
    Whatever the creature is!?!? That's from the cover of Rush's 2112 album, only one of the greatest albums of all time!

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  • simplextech
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    Mark Channels Read at the top menu bar is still not working.

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  • The Profit
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    Originally posted by jon00 View Post

    Have you read this thread?
    Thanks Jon, I had not and I am using an iPad as well. Thank you sir!

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  • jon00
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    Originally posted by The Profit View Post
    New board seems to be cutting my post after a single quote. I have retyped the post twice now and each time it cuts it off.
    Have you read this thread?

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  • The Profit
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    New board seems to be cutting my post after a single quote. I have retyped the post twice now and each time it cuts it off.

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  • Monk
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    Originally posted by The Profit View Post

    I liked the pic of your dog better as your avatar! ?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I too like the dog's picture. Better than whatever is the creature climbing on the BMW symbol?!

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  • Pete
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    Am I missing something?

    No. Understand what you mean.

    Personally the animation tinkles my old mind sort of like a pinch to make sure I am awake and not dreaming.

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  • simplextech
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    Can you increase the file attachment size limit? The current 2MB file limit is preventing me from attaching a new plugin beta. The size is like 2.1MB. I've already stripped out everything I can. The 2MB just seems small with today's standards. Say 5MB?

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