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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 29 Nov 2017 13:41 #21

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I use most of the sections and get lost in the forums quite often, great resource. Much better than my website.
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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 29 Nov 2017 16:57 #22

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This site is the year round, hot stove league for Yamaha Enduro fanatics. Logging into the site and reading the different forum discussions is a great way to learn and share stories and information. Using the search function, you can find just about any restoration/repair situation explained in detail. The tech library is great also. That photo search index and VIN number charts are referenced frequently. I will admit that in my quest to gain points, I probably uploaded several pics/albums that were non-Yamaha related and those have been cleaned up.
Many thanks to those responsible for this oasis on the internet and for the chance to be associated with so many like minded individuals.
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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 07 Jun 2018 19:37 #23

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I'm new to the site, but as soon as I can offer meaningful feedback, I will.

Off the top of my head, I would say that the Tech Library is important for helping us keep rare bikes in top shape. The forum is great for sharing our adventures, getting guidance, and learning more about this microcosm of enduro land. Articles/blog is good for some of us, and the Marketplace can be a great way for enthusiasts to find a good bike, as opposed to CL. I think the social channels aren't necessary, except maybe FB ... but videos should live on Youtube. No point hosting videos on the server (if you are).

I'm sure over time, I'll notice things you can trim now that I've read this thread. :)

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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 08 Jun 2018 08:23 #24

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First, a big thanks Makotosun for all you do. The enduro world would not be the same without the efforts of the awesome site created here.

If was going to offer any opinion I do like the market aspect (which I need to check out more) and classified section I think is important. I know there's a lot of the crew out there hoarding parts for the apocalypse. Perhaps the user profiles could use a revamp. It does seem a little clunky when trying to build photo albums or update profile information, usernames and such.

Again, these are my humble plebeian observations. I will continue to mainline whatever information I can get from the sages of VYEF. I am eternally grateful for this oasis.
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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 08 Jun 2018 11:24 #25

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I am a new member to this site as well. I have only used the forums so far. I am very impressed with the site overall. I really don't know if anything needs to be changed. Just keep the awesome info flowing!
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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 08 Jun 2018 14:32 #26

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I do like to use the message section in addition to all the pertinent forums.
I wish the For Sale section was a bit more user friendly.
Thanks for all you do!
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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 08 Jun 2018 23:21 #27

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Jeez Mako this thread started in October and I'm sorry I missed it! I side with the majority of those who have responded. Forum, messaging, Tech library I use the most and would struggle without! Thanks for everything you do, I can only imagine the work behind the scenes...Oz behind the curtain!
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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 10 Feb 2019 17:53 #28

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Lots of good feedback. Thank you!
The forum and Tech sections will always be the core of the site. Those were the main reasons this site was created. The PM function is not working as I would like it, though it had great promise when first looked at. The old system, which looked a little more rudimentary actually is probable where I will end up.
The "Social Network/Facebook" like features were really an experiment which in reality have taught me a ton of what DOESN'T work with a membership with an average membership age north of 50! I have run into the same response in the Hodakan world.
Reorganization of the site is somewhat necessary due in great part to the growth we have seen. As far as hobbyist sites, this one has really grown in size. We host our own photos, which is part of the problem, but a feature I really want to keep. I don't want to see another photobucket fiasco for our members.
When I get to the major updates, the site will most likely go offline for some short period, but there will be an informational page available to keep you updated so you will know we are just at work.

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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 10 Feb 2019 17:55 #29

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I may eliminate the current blog section as I don't have much time to use it, and it is a premium software that is not inexpensive. I will most likely go with a simpler "built in" version which will work fine for our needs.

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Looking for Site Feedback - PLEASE READ 10 Feb 2019 18:09 #30

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Thanks Mako, your efforts and dedication to making and keeping this site the BEST are greatly appreciated!

I just sent another (long overdue!) donation to help with the expenses a little... hopefully everyone that has downloaded manuals and received value from this great place will also consider sending a dollar or two.

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