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Forum News / Re: Google Communities
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:03:13 PM »
Oh well, not a big deal. When NM dual sports took a dump it seemed like there might be a need to replace it but even that site struggled to get people to regularly contribute with only 4-5 people doing 90% of the posts. I guess New Mexicans are the riding type and not the talking type! :P


Forum News / Re: Google Communities
« on: April 19, 2017, 06:02:29 PM »
Heads Up!!!

I've pretty much made the decision to let this experiment, known as NM Tracks, end. I just don't see the sense it letting it continue when the Google Communities can perform the same function for the majority of things that happen here and it works better in some respects. If someone else wants to take over the site and do the management aspects that's fine too, but aside that happening sometime in July it will cease. Send me an email if you are interested. There isn't a whole lot to running it and I can help out if needed.

If there is any content that you want to save, like your ride reports, now is the time to copy it.

I want to thank all of you who threw your support into the site. Don't forget, there is a google community that you can use if you wish Southwest Tracks

Forum News / Re: Google Communities
« on: October 20, 2016, 06:26:53 PM »
The last time the site crashed, the a-holes that were hosting the site had me a bit worried that the recent content was lost. I probably should shoulder the blame a bit for not backing things up but regardless, there is a lot of effort that people put into their ride reports and such, and to lose it is something I'd like to avoid.  I think with Google there will be more permanence. If Google crashes, grab your bug-out bag!  :P

What would be nice (hint, hint) would be other members to cut and paste their work to the G+ site. I feel like a tool doing it myself.


Forum News / Re: Google Communities
« on: October 18, 2016, 08:29:31 PM »
It shall be done...

Everyone, feel free to play around with the site and experiment with posting and such. I'll prune anything that seems like it was accidental.

Upcoming Events / Re: trials at Roswell
« on: October 08, 2016, 08:35:01 AM »

For me, that's such a haul out there that I'd have to roll it into a loop that included Red Sands and maybe Deming. A nice, cool season trip!

So how did you do, competition wise?

Forum News / Google Communities
« on: October 08, 2016, 08:27:44 AM »
Dealing with the company that hosts this web site has me contemplating starting a Google Community with a similar theme as this site, maybe expanding it to a region. I'm not really that familiar with the GC but from what I've been seeing, it seems like it could coexist with this site and possibly replace it down the road. It appears to have all the basic stuff you'd want for discussing rides, posting up trips and general chatter and expanding it to a region could be a benefit, I believe. The traffic on this site has been dwindling down to a trickle and GC would be perfect for small volume content. Being under the Google umbrella might be a good thing for users too instead of trying to deal with the peculiarities that forums sometimes have.
Snooping around, I looked for some comparable sites and didn't see anything that wasn't world oriented, very narrow, or designed to pimp products.

I'd like to hear from people that use GC and can explain the negatives to me.

thanks :)

Ride Reports / Re: 2016 Utah Backcountry Dual Sport Ride Report
« on: May 25, 2016, 08:05:55 PM »
Really nice picture geo.

Forum News / Re: Some upgrades
« on: April 10, 2016, 10:19:24 AM »
And, another mod...........

On the first post of each topic, there is a Facebook Like button and a Google+ button. Feel free to use them however they are meant to be used.

Forum News / Re: Some upgrades
« on: April 10, 2016, 09:59:16 AM »
Oh happy days!  An image hosting site mod.  :P

I added this nifty mod to the site that might help folks that struggle with posting pictures and don't feel like having, or using, their photobucket account. When you post, there will be a "Add image to post" link at the bottom left and all you do select it and drag a pic and upload.

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Forum News / Some upgrades
« on: February 06, 2016, 03:57:47 PM »
I've added a site modification that allows users to log in using their other social site credentials. You might see it and wonder what it is all about. The only one that currently works is google+ but more will be added - like facebook. We'll give it a test drive and see how it works.

Update. Facebook Wordpress and youtube are added too.  ;)

Basically this is helpful for new users to register quicker so they don't have to rely on manual approval. Hopefully, the uptick in miscreants signing up will be minimal.
Current users can use it too but your email address would need to match what you have on file (in this site).

Forum News / Site - Update
« on: September 10, 2015, 05:32:37 AM »
Just a bit of information regarding to off and on status of the web site. The web host has been a bit flakey since the weekend and it's has caused this site and others to not load. Fear not, they are diligently working on a fix!  ::)

Beginning at 1am Eastern time, we will be carrying out planned maintenance on our file systems. This may lead to downtime for some customers' websites, potentially lasting up to an hour. This maintenance is intended to address the intermittent issues recently impacting customer sites.
We will update this alert when the maintenance has been completed; we are sorry for any resulting inconvenience, and appreciate your ongoing patience as we work towards a permanent resolution.

Forum News / Re: Site - feedback
« on: July 29, 2015, 07:22:49 PM »
Thanks for the input guys.
We are good for another round.   ;D

Forum News / Re: Site - feedback
« on: July 27, 2015, 08:19:20 PM »
Don't wanna lose this site


thanks Mr RimTrail105


Forum News / Re: Site - feedback
« on: July 27, 2015, 07:24:15 AM »

Thanks for the input.

I sold my Harley so I guess I can't be in the club. :P

I noticed the Harley wasn't in the picture. That's quite a collection of bikes you have now.

Forum News / Site - feedback
« on: July 25, 2015, 04:20:30 PM »
So, the fee's for the site renewal are coming up in a few days and I'm asking you folks, is it worth keeping it going? Managing it is a painless affair so I'm not whining about that. I'm just wondering if it's providing any value for the members? With all the websites out there, does this site have value?
Lately the post count has been pretty much nothing but the shoutbox is getting action. That makes me think that the main contributors are not riding or not interested. I know I have no reports to share and geo isn't riding much.

Just looking for some opinions.


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