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Old 07-01-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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If you are a new member, please do the following, in this order:

1) Read this whole thread, about our focus and content here.

2) Introduce yourself here on the intro board. Include info about your bike(s), your scene, your job, your projects, etc.

3) Read old posts to gain insight regarding what kinds of people and machinery call the Jockey Journal home.

4) Before starting your first new thread, use the search function of this forum to make sure that what you're about to show or ask hasn't already been posted a long time ago by dozens of other new members. This step is critical to avoid negative flaming, redundant posting, repetitive photo submissions, etc.

5) If you've done a thorough search of old threads and you still can't find what you're looking for, start a thread with a specific title that makes sense.

Good examples of this are, "WANTED: help with Ironhead transmission," or, "Biker event X in LA this weekend: who's going?"

Bad examples of vague thread headings include:

My bike wont start.

Cool bike.


The short, sweet tip to better living on the JJ is simply this:

Think twice, write once.

Also, see the Questions and Suggestions board for more site info, and use it for your questions about our boards.


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Old 07-28-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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Hey fellas,

We've gotten a ton of feedback the last few weeks about the direction of The Jockey Journal and where it has been heading. Put shortly, we've taken it seriously. After considering all of the positives and negatives we received, it became pretty obvious (to me anyway) that most of the issues we face are basically the result of us not really narrowing the direction of this forum to a point that is understandable by everyone. As such, we are doing that now...

I realize this is going to upset quite a few people, but from here on out we are going to dedicate The Jockey Journal to traditionally influenced British, Euro, and American bikes only. While we will let a few Jap based threads roll every now and then, we are no longer going to host the majority of them.

The decision was a hard one... I think we all realize that there is some great Jap based threads out there. However, The Jockey Journal needs more focus and less traffic at this stage in its life and we are hoping that narrowing the topics down does that for us. This decision in no way means that we (as a group) think you are lesser of a man if you are into the Jap scene... It's just not where we want to be right now.

We may or may not get even more focused in the future. Time will tell...

We are also working on other changes. In the next few days, our classified section will be closed down, all ads deleted, and a new classified section opened. It will be divided by "for sale" and "wanted". Both shops and individuals will be welcomed to post ads in the section. However, we are working on a way to label each in the future.

In fact, we are hoping to launch a new forum version in a few months with a number of new features. One of which is an expanded user page that allows users to upload their own photo galleries, create groups, etc... We are testing on the Jalopy Journal right now and folks seem to really dig it.

Anyhow, that's where we are and where we are headed. Please be patient with us on all levels... we are working hard to make this place better.

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As a point of clarification, in terms of HD-based motorcycles, Jockey Journal will host threads based on MoCo drivetrains up through and including some Evolution-powered motorcycles. This means all Big Twin Evolutions and solid-mounted Evo Sportsters.

Please keep in mind that we are still focusing on TRADITIONAL bikes, with a heavy emphasis on chops. Non-traditional bikes can be discussed at a number of other forums.

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For new members, after you create your required first post in the intro section, don't be alarmed if you don't see the post. It will appear after one of the moderators approves the post. We have been getting slammed with spammers and this is one method to control the spammers from creating multiple posts.
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