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post #1 of 46 Old 05-09-2009, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, lookey there, we're on a new server and things are running swell!

Additionally we've been upgraded to the latest version of forum software where security is tight and features are rich! There are going to be some very cool improvements coming soon to the website, keep your eyes open for a few new things that will knock your socks off.

It's also a good time to deliver some news of possible interest, the website is undergoing a change of ownership effective immediately.

Our new owner is committed to seeing the website stay the course we've paved all along, family safe / work safe and a fun place to spend time and make friends while improving the website for all the members. He is not a big company, he's a motorcyclist, a regular guy like you and me who has seen our potential to do good things and wants to be a part of it.

Meet "Lash".

Lash and I have discussed at great lengths the website and what we hold dear as a community, I know he'll accomplish wonderful things and I look forward to participating in the process. He has some fantastic ideas which will improve the quality of our time here in ways I never imagined and I cannot wait to see what we can do under his leadership.

I will be staying on board as an active member and administrator/adviser.

Here's to a bright future for our online home.


Please welcome Lash as the new HMFIC.

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post #2 of 46 Old 05-09-2009, 04:49 PM
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He'll be in here in a while, he's been up for about 48 hours making massive improvements to the website. I wouldn't be surprised if he's catching some zzzzzzzz's but he's the man who's making good things happen now.

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Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. Kevin and I have had lengthy communication up to this point, and I've been working very hard not only moving the forum to a better server, but also making all kinds of upgrades to the software. To follow up on what Kevin said about the ownership transferring:

Even though the ownership of the site is changing, the vision of the site will not change. Kevin has made it very clear to me why he started Wrist Twisters and his goal for the community and I strongly agree with his vision and intent.

I also want to make sure everyone knows that I will never charge any kind of subscription to use Wrist Twisters. Every function and feature and use of the site will always be free to the community. I cannot stress that enough. I've seen communities change hands and then the new owners start charging the users, and that will not happen here and I want to squash that thought before it ever comes up.

The structure of the site will stay the same. The admin and mods will stay the same.

So what will change? Well, I've already upgraded the forum software to something more new and updated, which will provide many more functions and features from there. That will be the hardest part about all of this - once thats in place, I will continue to add new functions to the site such as giving the users the ability to have individual riding blogs, integrated social features for connecting up with other riders and friends, and more.

My personal focus is going to be improving and upgrading the forum software, not the vision or the community. I hope there is a distinct difference that everyone can understand.

If anyone has any questions for me, please post up and I'll answer them as I read them.

Now, I'm going to go post up my introduction thread.

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post #5 of 46 Old 05-09-2009, 05:59 PM
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Very cool! Kevin (and all the admins and moderators), thanks for taking the site this far. I wasn't here from the beginning, but what a great place to come and talk about bikes and laugh and grumble about all the crazy things happening in the world. I joined here as a newbie, when I bought my bike. I took it to the dealer for the 600 mile service, and it's never been back. All of the threads here on how to do various maintenance and upgrades, have enabled me to do all of my own work, including tires and valve clearance checks...something I never would have thought of doing 2 years ago.

Welcome Lash and congrats on taking over a great place.

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Welcome Lash. Look forward to all the improvements to the site. Thanks for everything Kevin!!! Much appreciated


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Welcome Lash.
Jet, congrats on the transfer, you have made a great place here, I hope it continues as promised. I'll be here for sure.

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you're special alright Chad.

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thanks for the words guys, it means a lot to me. Just wait and see the cool stuff yet to come!

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thanks for the words guys, it means a lot to me. Just wait and see the cool stuff yet to come!

Yup...I'm can imagine whats to come. Still looking around and getting use to the new layout


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Spoken in your best Church Lady imitation.

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wow! had no idea you were looking into selling the site? Good thing I didn't know... I would have been interested and I've spent to much money lately as it is.

Congrats Lash.

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Ya Jet, before I stumbled onto this site I looking for answers to questions, i would never have considered being a member of a online forum, but thanks to you this year I had to answer a question honestly, "What did you do today?" my girl asking, me responding " oh had lunch with some guy I met on the internet". So thanks for giving me that Jet. seriously though great site and the only forum to which I am a member. thanks.

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Whew......

thought it was gonna be the motorcycle.com dudes.....

Welcome Lash!!!

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Does this mean we can be a smartazz to jet now?? and get away with it




Oh wait i'm a smartazz to everyone any way!!

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Hi Lash, A word of advice. Don't let the inmates run the asylum. (oh, we already do... Good lick!) (at least we pretend to)

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Well ok then...thanks Jet and welcome Lash!

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I can vouch for that since I have now personally meet and spent time with him!

But its a good kinda special.

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WOW!! huge change!! will take some getting used to. Welcome Lash, bunch of good guys and good laughs around here.

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Thankyou Jet for giving me a place to hang out and avoid working on guitars.

Welcome aboard Lash! Your last name isn't LaRue is it?

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Changes look great but......



Looks like we lost the " new posts " link at the top of the page.....


Can we have that back?

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Cool..........Welcome Lash and thanks Jet et al. Looking forward to a long continuing relationship with Wristtwisters

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Howdy Lash. We'll continue to provide you with all the good things we did Kevin.







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Welcome, Lash.

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I agree with 67gto nut, new posts is the first thing I read....going back, going away?

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There is a new posts button under your avatar when you first sign in, that's what I've been using.

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New Posts, New Posts, New Posts....makes it really hard to find anything without the New Posts button. In fact I'm totally lost, what do you have to do now, go search through each and every forum to find updated threads? Lots of threads are going to shrivel up and go away if that's the case.

And where's our rep power?

Before I b!tch too much, is the website still under construction and these things are already being addressed?

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There's a "Today's posts" under the quick links button guys, I'm guessing its the same as new posts??

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There's a "Today's posts" under the quick links button guys, I'm guessing its the same as new posts??
Only if you log in everyday., and who does that?

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Welcome Lash!

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wow! had no idea you were looking into selling the site? Good thing I didn't know... I would have been interested and I've spent to much money lately as it is.
I bet there would have been several long time members interested in purchasing this website.

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Agree with the 'new posts' button on the top frame. Really relied on that little feature...it's like going from a DVR back to having to watch commercials

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Agree with the 'new posts' button on the top frame. Really relied on that little feature...it's like going from a DVR back to having to watch commercials
Select Quick Links then select Today's Posts.

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What if you haven't been on in a couple days...you only get the current day's posts there, don't you?

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What if you haven't been on in a couple days...you only get the current day's posts there, don't you?
Maybe Lash can answer that or simply check in daily like the rest of us addicted members!

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