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Gas Man
10-05-2011, 08:50 PM
After Bob announced me as the new site owner (http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/showthread.php?2598-New-site-owner%21).

I want to keep an open door policy on what I'm doing.

I reorganized a few things... changed a few names and moved & added a few sections.
Made recommended links open to everybody and stickied in "The Street" section

Brought Trip over from www.twowheelvinyl.com and www.twowheelfix.com as a sponsor.
Also linked TWFix in the "Mit" section and he has a link back to us in Central Riders.

Started the "Iron Rider" thang.
Life behind bars thread

Made the Forum's Mark Read (http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/showthread.php?2626-Forum-Mark-Read) option

Got more tricks in the bag...
Going to increase forum to forum hyper linking
Smilies
Forum skins
Front page
Mobile site
Picture of the Month
Riders Assistance Program

Plus more to come...

Please feel free to tell me what you think.

Thanks!

sprink
10-05-2011, 09:58 PM
Like where it is going! I will send people here again.

Gas Man
10-05-2011, 10:01 PM
Great.

That brings up another idea...

You guys want biz cards? I was thinking about ordering some.

junkyardjon
10-06-2011, 12:46 AM
about time for more smileys !!! LOL

Gas Man
10-07-2011, 01:11 AM
I know right! :lol: <soon to be smilie

Also gg to get admin/mod/sponsor tags.

Considering doing some type of premium membership for more site perks, but that may just be a distant future thing.

I got some pricing today on biz cards for the site in full color. Will work on a design and get the ball rolling on that.

Remo
10-07-2011, 03:35 PM
Sounds like a forum make over, but all the changes sound legit!

Gas Man
10-07-2011, 10:47 PM
I appreciate the feedback. Truly.

I got prices on full color UV coated biz cards...

Check out the biz card thread (http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/showthread.php?2644-Biz-cards...-coming-soon&p=26340#post26340)

Gas Man
10-07-2011, 11:27 PM
Ok after seeing Chris300s' rolling fork pic in his thread, I popped on doing Picture of the Month (POTM) (http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?73-Picture-of-the-Month) early instead of waiting for spring.

Check out the forum sections, the guidelines, and discussion thread... oh and the current month's submissions.

Chris300s
10-08-2011, 02:43 PM
Gas -

I really like everything that I've seen on the forum so far. Nice job!

Chris

Gas Man
10-08-2011, 10:40 PM
Thanks man. I'm trying to do my best. If you have more ideas, suggestions, or input, pass it along.

Bagger Dave
10-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Hey Chris....can you make it so our pic in our Avy is a little bigger?!?

Mad Dog
10-10-2011, 08:43 AM
Give Dave a full page.
Can't get too much of that Av!:cool:

Dirty
10-10-2011, 09:27 AM
Hey gas, like the direction you're taking the site. Only problem i have is that 99% of the time that i check out the site is when i'm at work. One of the changes that you made has now caused the site to be banned, and the reason it gives is "video games". Not sure why, just thought you would like to know that there may be a lot of people that can't access the site

Gas Man
10-10-2011, 10:13 PM
Dave... done but you may have to re-upload your avy.

Dirty, that actually isn't me and I have the same issue. But I have a fix coming... soon. Bare with me.

Gas Man
10-10-2011, 11:45 PM
We went all Facebook
http://www.2wheelmichigan.com/forums/showthread.php?2653-TwoWheelMichigan-has-gone-Face-Book&p=26402#post26402

ChefC14
10-11-2011, 10:12 AM
Love it, I'm loving the pic of the month thread. I'll be coming back more often.

Mudpuppy
10-11-2011, 11:11 AM
whoah I didn't know trip did two wheel vinyl.. i am going to check that out.. too fucking cool.. i am always looking for a good vinyl source..

Mudpuppy
10-11-2011, 11:11 AM
oh and chris fantastic job you are the best sweetie.. x o x o

Mad Dog
10-11-2011, 11:16 AM
Bare with me.


oh and chris fantastic job you are the best sweetie.. x o x o

Am I on the right forum.:(
Sounds like gay singles.............LOL

Mudpuppy
10-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Chris does like to bare it and share it..

For fun text your friends this message:

Hey I need to talk to you my phone is almost dead and I don't have a charger. Call me at this number 602 914 7863

Gas Man
10-11-2011, 09:05 PM
whoah I didn't know trip did two wheel vinyl.. i am going to check that out.. too fucking cool.. i am always looking for a good vinyl source..

Yeah and he does great work!


oh and chris fantastic job you are the best sweetie.. x o x o


Am I on the right forum.:(
Sounds like gay singles.............LOL

Yeah I'm not sure about that junk... WHOA!


Chris does like to bare it and share it..

For fun text your friends this message:

Hey I need to talk to you my phone is almost dead and I don't have a charger. Call me at this number 602 914 7863

WTF

Trip
10-12-2011, 11:05 PM
Looks like it is working

Gas Man
10-13-2011, 12:43 AM
Barely... we have lots of work, to get it tweaked into a fine oiled machine...

Gas Man
10-13-2011, 12:56 PM
Trip and I have been working on the site allot. So if you see any issues you'll understand. This will be some growing pain.

However, we got the a new front page up and running.

The domains are still going through some changes and we are working on moving over to twowheelmichigan as the primary. So you may have to re-login.

We are dumping the /forums/ on the web address to just plain twowheelmichigan.com. This makes it simpler for everybody.

Stay tuned... we have lots more coming.

Gas Man
10-14-2011, 01:34 AM
The website should be all twowheelmichigan.com, need to setup re-directs from 2wheelmichigan.com

Mobile sites and app, some new skins, and smilies are next on the list.

RedneckMedic
10-14-2011, 01:52 AM
looking forward to the mobile since I don't have a comp. to go on at work and am on my phone a lot using my gps, kindle app, facebook app, youtube or whatever.

Gas Man
10-14-2011, 02:09 AM
Yeah there will be 2 versions....

Bagger Dave
10-16-2011, 12:06 PM
Dave... done but you may have to re-upload your avy.


Thanks dude! :rockwoot:

took it off and re-loaded...still the same...hmmm...no biggie

Gas Man
10-16-2011, 03:00 PM
Thanks dude! :rockwoot:

took it off and re-loaded...still the same...hmmm...no biggie

Shouldn't be. I double checked the settings and you should be able to go 100x100 on the avy now.

Gas Man
10-16-2011, 04:44 PM
Put up some newly organized guidelines
http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/showthread.php?2673-POSTED-Forum-Guidelines&p=26522#post26522

Gas Man
10-16-2011, 04:53 PM
How do you guys like the new front page?

jerrygsx
10-16-2011, 07:37 PM
Nice to see the old logo back! I can see it now: T shirts, cards, mugs, patches, baby bibs, and tighty whities with that cool logo! Nice going on the site Chris, hope you still find some time for riding!:)

Gas Man
10-16-2011, 11:42 PM
Thanks jerry. I'm open to a different logo but for now I like it more.

Bagger Dave
10-18-2011, 12:16 AM
:gofurslf: Nice!!! :cheers:

Gas Man
10-19-2011, 11:14 AM
Trip was able to help out again and got all the TWM vs 2WM stuff straightened out. The site should be running smoothly again.

Also, people who had it blocked at work, should be in the clear now. Let us know.

Gas Man
10-25-2011, 09:31 AM
So how's the site running guys? Seems to be running very well on my end.

I also am posting from work right now. It seems like the www.twowheelmichigan.com (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com) domain functions past the work filters.

Further, you should all now see the first Poll of ours (This month's POTM) is on the front page now.

I am also looking into getting the mobile site and app going. Have to check to see if our old version (vb 3.X) work on our newer version (vb 4.X) of forum software. This should aid people in posting on the go.

Gas Man
10-28-2011, 01:33 AM
Looks like more people like the changes... posting is up... keep up the movement boys & girls.



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Gas Man
10-28-2011, 01:36 AM
Don't know why my bar graph didn't show... oh well. Numbers are good.

Particle Man
10-28-2011, 08:12 AM
I'm sorry, who are you again?

:didntdo:

Gas Man
10-28-2011, 12:43 PM
IDK where am I?

Gas Man
10-28-2011, 03:08 PM
Something really cool is being tested boys & girls... stay tuned!!!

Mad Dog
10-28-2011, 04:33 PM
What Channel???:confused:

Gas Man
10-28-2011, 07:27 PM
TWM

Different stuff, same bat channel. Or is it bad channel? Hmmm :lol:

Gas Man
10-29-2011, 08:29 PM
Put up an annoucement (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/announcement.php?f=16) for more cross linking of forums
.




I would like to thank Tim "BubbleHead" for doing a forum cross link. If you a question about your Big Dog, you can ask me, then to take it further to the best Big Dog Forum on the net. Our cross over link is in choppers.

Further, we should see some Michigan Dogs checking in here to help organize great local rides, and being invovled in all we do here. He's setup his cross over to us link in his regional section.
www.bigdogbiker.com/forums/roads-rides-events/ (http://www.bigdogbiker.com/forums/roads-rides-events/)

Thanks again to Tim for helping everybody.

Mad Dog
10-29-2011, 09:54 PM
Yup, great group of guys over at Big Dog Biker.
They haven't banned me yet so they must be ok..............

Gas Man
10-29-2011, 10:05 PM
Yeah but they charge you to post! :lol

Gas Man
11-03-2011, 05:19 PM
We got 2 new "skins".

You can see the bottom of the home page, drop down menu. On the left side if you're on 2WM skin.

aered just a normal new skin. Looks good.

Then the big deal... mobile site!!!! (acts as a skin)

from your phone go to M.twowheelmichigan.com (http://m.twowheelmichigan.com/)

Guys please check out the mobile site, use it, post with it, and then let me know if you have any issues or wish any tweaks. I can do some things...

You will see that the front page on that is a bit different. I took out some things compared to this home page... to help with mobile internet speed.

Gas Man
11-04-2011, 12:40 AM
Well guys... Trip thinks the mobile site was having issues which was causing the site down issues.

The mobile site was designed for vb3, but we had it hacked into our vb4. So give us some time and we'll see what we come up with. We will have a mobile site... just need to work out the bugs.

Gas Man
11-04-2011, 05:43 PM
It seems like it was a bad product from previous ad banner rotation. It has been removed and should be GTG.

Trip has the mobile site back online. But still working on why it shows the full version till you log in.

Bagger Dave
11-20-2011, 07:23 AM
I will check the mobile version out later this week Chris...been working non-stop 12.50 hours since last Monday:rockwoot:a few more days to go!

Gas Man
11-20-2011, 12:26 PM
Bout time you do something Dave. Get back to work!!

Gas Man
11-20-2011, 01:53 PM
Ok boys... it may be a bit late in the season but I added another piece to the front page.

The top News section in the middle of the front page will post SHORT NOTICE rides.

So basically if you post a thread in short notice it will get put on the top of the front page.

Up to 2 threads can post there at once (but they must be within 7 days old)

The threads will fall off either by a newer thread taking it's place or automatically fall off in 7 days. That keeps it current. I have enabled this feature on both the main site and the mobile skin.

I hope this helps get the attention of us of short notice rides. For example I have mine up there for today (35mins from now).

What ya guys think?

toby
11-27-2011, 06:40 AM
i like the pic of the month m so far. Nice job!

Gas Man
11-27-2011, 03:38 PM
Thanks Toby

Gas Man
12-15-2011, 10:45 PM
Now that things are settling down a bit. I moved the POTM to the top where it should be. The only thing that will knock it down is Short Notice rides. Those being at the top is important.

Anyway, knocked site news down below Iron Rider. I think it will be fine there now.

:werd:

Gas Man
12-27-2011, 11:26 PM
Got the biz cards being printed this week!!

http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/showthread.php?2644-Biz-cards...-coming-soon&p=28331#post28331 (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/showthread.php?2644-Biz-cards...-coming-soon&p=28339#post28339)

Gas Man
02-07-2012, 10:11 PM
Ok so we have the biz cards and been passing them out like candy at a fat kids convention. Good!

Got a few new site sponsors on board that are going to make great additions.

The facebook site is pretty active.

I'm working on getting a banner or two created so we have it to take to events or booths.

I am also in talks with something else... not going to spoil it, but I'm hoping that it will get us great exposure and bring more action to the site.

Further I'm working on a contest...

stay tuned boys & girls... I'm hard at work.

Remo
02-08-2012, 03:13 AM
Keep up the good work :dthumb:


:curb:

Gas Man
05-13-2012, 03:24 PM
Moved around the forums...
Changed the Ride Events section name for more clarity.

Gas Man
10-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Still need to finish up the new bike logo

Once logo is done... work on tshirts, banner, patches

Start a few more contests during the dull of winter hell.

Any other ideas you guys want??

ChefC14
10-01-2012, 04:17 PM
I've always though there were way too many options on the main page of the forum. Maybe you could widdle them down to just maybe 6 to 8. I think I counted 49 different pages you could choose from. You know the ones that get little to no activity, maybe you could disappear them as the Ruskies used to say. Other than that I like the page, I wouldn't mind some of those business cards to pass out. Some more activity around here would be fun. My favorite forum I've ever belonged to is the M109riders forum. They're good guys and there isn't any real troubles. I've been on other forums where there are arrogant people that want to get into pissing contests and just plane fight. Hell , on the 109 forum I've seen people that have gone down get many new parts given to them. I once asked people to send my kids postcards and we got over 150 post cards from all over the world. The kids room was decorated with them for about 3 years, they're outgrowing them now. They wrote thank you's to every single person. I think this site has potential but I think people come here, join, see little activity and just don't come back. I'll do my part, we could do some kick ass RTE ( ride to eat) event. Someone should put one together for the fall.

Gas Man
10-01-2012, 05:41 PM
I'll take a look at the FORUM listing page and see what I can do.

If you want some biz cards, just shoot me a PM with your mailing address and I'll send you some.

Otherwise, we have a great group here. I would like to grow our group and get more activity here, that takes work and TIME!!

Admin
10-01-2012, 07:30 PM
Combined the different types of bikes... not all together but more together.

Combined all rides/event/track into one forum.
Also put all the michigan area break down sections into the same forum. We should be one section, one forum... all ride together.

Tightened up the wrenching section

Combined motorcycle parts FS section
Combined motorcycle pics & vids

And added cool descriptions to everything.

Gas Man
10-01-2012, 07:35 PM
Is that what you mean Chef?

Look better guys?

ChefC14
10-02-2012, 03:09 AM
Look great, you didn't waste any time.

Gas Man
10-02-2012, 04:57 PM
Nah... I liked the idea and ran with it.

Everybody else like it? Still easy or easier to get through?

Admin
10-02-2012, 05:08 PM
I also changed the time cut off for Site News & Iron Rider from 90 days to 30 days. To help keep it fresh.

Guess that means we need to keep Iron Rider moving at least once a month.

ChefC14
10-02-2012, 05:12 PM
I have to get my hands in IR, I can introduce him to Domo.

RedneckMedic
10-02-2012, 05:13 PM
If no one take him this weekend maybe we could meet up half way sometime before winter.

RedneckMedic
10-02-2012, 05:14 PM
Is there a way to add a search feature to the mobile site?

Gas Man
10-02-2012, 05:23 PM
Good idea Chef.

IDK about that rugby... That is a hack for a vb 3.0 website. I will check though..

Admin
10-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Is there a way to add a search feature to the mobile site?


I checked... there is one... very very bottom of the page... I did remember when I went to it...

Admin
10-02-2012, 05:39 PM
I also added a homepage & mobile page link in the top banner. Hopefully it helps navigation on the main site and remind people about the mobile site.

ChefC14
10-02-2012, 06:24 PM
This weekend I might be driving to Detroit to pick up a YZ80 I bought earlier this summer. I'm not completely sure yet as soon as I figure it out I'll let you know.

Gas Man
10-03-2012, 12:23 AM
For sure chef

ChefC14
10-06-2012, 08:02 AM
The weatherman says 90% chance of rain fo rme with a high of 45 Saturday and rain snow mix for Sunday so I think I'm going to stay close to home. I would like to do a meet and greet mid state before winter and of course IR needs to be there. Maybe we can pull that off in 2 weeks if weather permits, 20th?

Admin
11-21-2012, 02:17 AM
I've always though there were way too many options on the main page of the forum. Maybe you could widdle them down to just maybe 6 to 8. I think I counted 49 different pages you could choose from. You know the ones that get little to no activity, maybe you could disappear them as the Ruskies used to say. Other than that I like the page, I wouldn't mind some of those business cards to pass out. Some more activity around here would be fun. My favorite forum I've ever belonged to is the M109riders forum. They're good guys and there isn't any real troubles. I've been on other forums where there are arrogant people that want to get into pissing contests and just plane fight. Hell , on the 109 forum I've seen people that have gone down get many new parts given to them. I once asked people to send my kids postcards and we got over 150 post cards from all over the world. The kids room was decorated with them for about 3 years, they're outgrowing them now. They wrote thank you's to every single person. I think this site has potential but I think people come here, join, see little activity and just don't come back. I'll do my part, we could do some kick ass RTE ( ride to eat) event. Someone should put one together for the fall.


I did a bunch of slim down changes after chef made this suggestion.

Today I went another step.

After adding the TwoWheelChurch.com section I decided I wanted to trim it up a bit still. So I put all the sponsors sections inside one more step. It cleans up the forum section listing a bunch. This will make it look nicer until we come to a point when we will change it up again... for now it looks much cleaner.

Agree?

Gas Man
02-10-2013, 04:50 PM
I've been working on this coming year...

So to help us stay organized on rides... I moved any ride thread in the main rides section from one forum section to a past rides section. Maybe try to clean it all up every January. Also set it to not accept new threads. I think since many of these are pre-planned (unlike the short notice rides), this should help people plan things.

What do you guys think?

Gas Man
02-10-2013, 04:57 PM
I also moved Get out & Ride to above Two Wheel'ed Passion.

I think we should angle ourselves more towards riding than anything. So setting the forum layout needs to be done in the proper POV. Ya know...