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Old 07-28-2008, 01:02 PM   #1
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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 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.

Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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I'm going to Disneyland!

Seriously though, thank you.
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thanks. we needed this.

and i own a jap bike.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:26 AM   #4
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thanks. we needed this.

and i own a jap bike.
same here.
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Thanks. Welcome the change!
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Thanks Ryan for the heads up and all of the work / BS that goes into dealing with this place. Looking forward to the new.
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Angels sing.

Thanks.
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Angels sing.

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Looks like i better refinance the house so I can be cool on here now
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Looks like i better refinance the house so I can be cool on here now
I don't know if your house is in a 3rd world country but my basket was $800. No need to take this transition personal.

The JJ2 has changed quite a bit in the past few years and I for one have not liked the direction. Hopefully we can bring back some of the quality participants who left because of these changes.

Thanks Ryan, this transition isn't going to make you popular but it's the right decision.
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Nice it was gettin a little xs sixfiftyish on here, not that I haven't seen a few I like.
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So when a thread with Jap content is posted, it will be autolocked until posting stops? Wonder how long it'll take til it sinks in...

The cb750 is the first in the stable, but I'm pretty sure there's a Trump in my future. This'll definately benefit everyone.
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Looks like i better refinance the house so I can be cool on here now
OR...find an XS650 specific place to hang out. Just sayin'.
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Looks like i better refinance the house so I can be cool on here now
It does take alot of commitment to build bikes, time , money, both my bikes have set me back in other areas in my life, ive sold things i loved for the glory of choppers ive spent money i didnt have, ive pissed off my girl to no end spending hours in the garage, your comment offends me a little, ive seen so many slapped together xs650's! When i see a guy with an era correct pan or shovel thats full of vintage and hand made parts thats commitment that bike cost him somthing other than money that's respectable....
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finally!
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also, i applaud the change. i used to come here and read/look long before i joined, and the influx of little beater-ass jap bikes lately is insane. i have nothing against buying a little jap bike on the cheap and riding it, but doing so and then taking stuff off and putting on mismatched shitty looking stuff doesnt make it "cool".

and i am a big fan of stripped down, minimalist bikes, and rats as well; unfortunately even rats and such have a "vision"- something many of the beater looking bikes ive seen on here lately are lacking.

sorry for the rant, and theres also many people on here that have been here much longer than i, that have more of a right to say this than i did, but it was on my mind and figured this was the place to voice it.

and thanks, jap bikes or not, this is one hell of a forum!
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Great News!
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Sounds like you are going in the right direction! Good decision. Thanks
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