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The Open Road => General Sport-Touring Discussion => Topic started by: Knobnose on March 17, 2019, 05:26:11 PM

Title: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Knobnose on March 17, 2019, 05:26:11 PM
As above
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: sleazy rider on March 17, 2019, 05:31:25 PM
Nope, came up just fine for me.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: tankhead on March 17, 2019, 08:50:06 PM
all good here
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Cookie on March 18, 2019, 02:28:24 AM
PO is alive and well.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: chornbe on March 18, 2019, 07:44:44 AM
It responded, but who cares?
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Cookie on March 18, 2019, 08:30:00 AM
The community of eight people and one monitor.

As opposed to here where we have 20 people and to moderators.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: chornbe on March 18, 2019, 08:42:03 AM
The community of eight people and one monitor.

As opposed to here where we have 20 people and to moderators.

The numbers don't lie; we win.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Mr. Whippy on March 18, 2019, 08:44:30 AM
The community of eight people and one monitor.

As opposed to here where we have 20 people and to moderators.

Well if .org splits, then it could be two groups of 10 people and 1 moderator and then everything would be equal again.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: chornbe on March 18, 2019, 10:04:06 AM
The community of eight people and one monitor.

As opposed to here where we have 20 people and to moderators.

Well if .org splits, then it could be two groups of 10 people and 1 moderator and then everything would be equal again.

Well, I did register sport-tractor.org last time this came up. :D
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: kneescrubber on March 18, 2019, 12:35:56 PM
The community of eight people and one monitor.

As opposed to here where we have 20 people and to moderators.

Well if .org splits, then it could be two groups of 10 people and 1 moderator and then everything would be equal again.

Well, I did register sport-tractor.org last time this came up. :D

For the Harley riders?
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 18, 2019, 01:08:16 PM
The community of eight people and one monitor.

As opposed to here where we have 20 people and to moderators.

Well if .org splits, then it could be two groups of 10 people and 1 moderator and then everything would be equal again.

Well, I did register sport-tractor.org last time this came up. :D

For the Harley riders?

Guzzi!
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Jay547 on March 19, 2019, 09:42:08 PM
I'm one of the eight.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Cookie on March 24, 2019, 05:13:25 PM
I popped over to check the phototag and, well, PO sucks.


visitors can't see pics , please register or login

Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Mossyrocks on March 24, 2019, 06:02:12 PM
I check in daily, but most of the time it's all politics.  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: mr.awesome on March 24, 2019, 06:41:40 PM
I'm one of the eight.

7 of 9

Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: OHScot on March 24, 2019, 07:15:57 PM
Not sure what happened FNG and all but we have 966 guests and 119 spiders.  They only have 73 guests and no spiders. 



Did that help?  Have I been bad again?
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: PatM on March 24, 2019, 07:20:23 PM
They must be spiders from Mars.

I check from time to time PO I don't see care.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: coho on March 24, 2019, 07:30:14 PM
Not sure what happened FNG and all but we have 966 guests and 119 spiders.  They only have 73 guests and no spiders. 



Did that help?  Have I been bad again?

If you were there long enough to learn that you need to go take a very hot shower right now. Do you have any Phisohex?
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: kneescrubber on March 26, 2019, 06:24:46 PM
I'm one of the eight.

7 of 9

Oooh!  :leghump:
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: viffergyrl on March 26, 2019, 07:36:43 PM
https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=unread (https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php?action=unread)

This link from my bookmarks still works.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Andrew on March 27, 2019, 07:58:25 PM
STN is still up and sort of alive
I just spent too long looking around.... not of one sided politics and not a lot of other activity

I need a shower
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: kneescrubber on March 27, 2019, 08:59:46 PM
Not being a dick for once. Why would anyone that migrated here go back to that loser bbs? Serious question.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Cookie on March 27, 2019, 09:02:29 PM
Phototagging
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Max Wedge on March 28, 2019, 10:33:50 AM
F*ck Neal.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: chornbe on March 28, 2019, 02:29:17 PM
F*ck Neal.

Is he a cop, now?
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: kneescrubber on March 28, 2019, 10:05:48 PM
Just a thought. :pokestick: (http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=5491.0)
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: squeezer on April 01, 2019, 03:33:32 PM
Not being a dick for once. Why would anyone that migrated here go back to that loser bbs? Serious question.

I'd poke my head in over there because that's where the WCRM discussions were taking place and I keep hoping I'll get free to go. Looks like there was no such discussion this year.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: st2sam on April 02, 2019, 04:37:29 PM
F*ck Neal.
I hold no ill will against Neal.
He created and ran a great site for quite a few years.

It was time to move on and he did.

I joined in 2002, even though "the dog is dead",  I still visit once and a while. (IMO .net had a good run)
Met a lot of good people, had fun, shared a few laughs, shared a few rides, good memories.  :bigok:
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: miles on April 02, 2019, 05:46:53 PM
F*ck Neal.
I hold no ill will against Neal.
He created and ran a great site for quite a few years.

It was time to move on and he did.

I joined in 2002, even though "the dog is dead",  I still visit once and a while. (IMO .net had a good run)
Met a lot of good people, had fun, shared a few laughs, shared a few rides, good memories.  :bigok:


This is where I'm at in regards to .net.  I check in every once in a while to see if anything has been posted by anyone interesting.  The answer is generally no.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: leeo45 on April 02, 2019, 07:11:59 PM

I hold no ill will against Neal.
He created and ran a great site for quite a few years.

It was time to move on and he did.

I joined in 2002, even though "the dog is dead",  I still visit once and a while. (IMO .net had a good run)
Met a lot of good people, had fun, shared a few laughs, shared a few rides, good memories.  :bigok:

Almost identical for me.   Joined in 2002.   Met st2sam, Neal, and a bunch of other good people in Custer, SD in 2003.    I've been on rides all over the U.S. and Canada with a bunch of them through the years.   Never posted that much on .Net except on topics about riding and safety.   Those dinosaurs became extinct a long time ago when politics and personalities took over the .Net world. 
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: squeezer on April 02, 2019, 09:58:32 PM

I hold no ill will against Neal.
He created and ran a great site for quite a few years.

It was time to move on and he did.

I joined in 2002, even though "the dog is dead",  I still visit once and a while. (IMO .net had a good run)
Met a lot of good people, had fun, shared a few laughs, shared a few rides, good memories.  :bigok:

I'll "me too" that one. Except I didn't join nearly that early.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Scottzilla on April 08, 2019, 10:33:02 AM
I was just there a minute ago.  All of the content seems to be from raijboy.   :o
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Cookie on April 08, 2019, 11:17:29 AM
I was just there a minute ago.  All of the content seems to be from raijboy.   :o


Wow. I heard you were dead.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: coho on April 08, 2019, 12:30:26 PM
Hi, Scott. :wave:
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Bounce on April 08, 2019, 12:57:11 PM
I was just there a minute ago.  All of the content seems to be from raijboy.   :o

He's like Don Quixote; tilting against the windmills of Scully and maybe 1 or 2 others.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Scottzilla on April 08, 2019, 02:26:05 PM
Hi, Scott. :wave:

Hi back. :wave:
Tell Cookie i'm dead.  Thanks.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Cookie on April 08, 2019, 03:28:47 PM
Sorry to hear about Scott.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: coho on April 08, 2019, 04:01:45 PM
No you're not.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Cookie on April 08, 2019, 04:06:47 PM
A little?
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: coho on April 08, 2019, 04:21:22 PM
Tears in rain, man. Tears in rain.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Jay547 on April 11, 2019, 08:51:03 PM
I've been posting a lot in the ride reports section.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: biking sailor on April 18, 2019, 07:29:01 PM
I've been posting a lot in the ride reports section.

You mean somebody over there actually rides?   ;)

See you next Saturday at E. Joes!
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Jay547 on April 21, 2019, 08:37:23 AM
Someone must be reading STN, my ride report thread has nearly 18,000 views.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Cookie on April 21, 2019, 11:02:44 AM
Someone must be reading STN, my ride report thread has nearly 18,000 views.

Raj, Stripes and all of their sockpuppets?
Title: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Stripes on April 21, 2019, 07:12:07 PM
Someone must be reading STN, my ride report thread has nearly 18,000 views.

Raj, Stripes and all of their sockpuppets?
I don't read those.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: coho on April 21, 2019, 07:39:02 PM
Someone must be reading STN, my ride report thread has nearly 18,000 views.

Raj, Stripes and all of their sockpuppets?
I don't read those.

So all 18k must just be raj sockpuppets. Huh.
Not really that surprising.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: biking sailor on April 23, 2019, 04:59:22 PM
Someone must be reading STN, my ride report thread has nearly 18,000 views.

Raj, Stripes and all of their sockpuppets?
I don't read those.

So all 18k must just be raj sockpuppets. Huh.
Not really that surprising.

make that 17,999. I've read them and they are pretty good, if you like Arkansas and Oklahoma back roads.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Jay547 on April 26, 2019, 06:19:52 PM
make that 17,999. I've read them and they are pretty good, if you like Arkansas and Oklahoma back roads.

Thank you.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Mr. Whippy on April 27, 2019, 06:34:41 AM
Just checked.  It looks like it should be renamed rajflyboy.net
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Eh2zed on July 14, 2019, 07:48:55 PM
I left around 07 after years of making a fool of myself but I did have fun and am grateful to Neil for the fact that I met a bunch of nice people and was introduced to some great roads. Time marches on. Things change.
Have fun while you can.
Now I stop in here for a peek occasionally but I've only made 1 meet in the last 5 or 6 years.
Maybe the next one......
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: maddjack on July 15, 2019, 04:27:40 PM
F*ck Neal.
I hold no ill will against Neal.
He created and ran a great site for quite a few years.

It was time to move on and he did.

I joined in 2002, even though "the dog is dead",  I still visit once and a while. (IMO .net had a good run)
Met a lot of good people, had fun, shared a few laughs, shared a few rides, good memories.  :bigok:
. Same here joined on version 1.0 then changed user name on 2.0 . I met a ton of great people because of the site and went to a lot of fun meets all over the country. My memories will always be fond ones because of the good .
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Baxter on July 17, 2019, 07:23:41 PM
I don't know the backstory, but I joined here when I noticed that riderforums.com seemed to be dying (but it's not dead yet, just a little inactive), and the Ninja 650 forum at BRP had also died.  It seemed odd that there was a sport-touring.net and a sport-touring .org, and I joined the one that seemed most active.  Is there a thread that explains the issue?
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: squeezer on July 18, 2019, 01:25:43 AM
Yeah, the discussions are out there. Probably not worth the effort.

The Cliff Notes version:  the owner of sport-touring.net eventually got tired of the effort and sold it to a commercial hosting company. Some of us didn't like the ads, some didn't like other things. FJR1300 set up .org with the same structure so it would stay a true community board.

No knock on Neal, who owned .net. He poured in years of volunteer work to run a hugely popular board. Eventually, you want to do other things. I'll always have good memories and friends from there and figure I still owe him a beer or two.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 18, 2019, 01:30:53 AM
I don't know the backstory, but I joined here when I noticed that riderforums.com seemed to be dying (but it's not dead yet, just a little inactive), and the Ninja 650 forum at BRP had also died.  It seemed odd that there was a sport-touring.net and a sport-touring .org, and I joined the one that seemed most active.  Is there a thread that explains the issue?

Well, since I typed it while Baxter was typing, I might as well post.

.net was a fairly big-much bigger than this-forum and thriving. Dantes Dame was a mod, so were various well known others and Connie got teased about cats.

It went through various incarnations but eventually fell foul of its one weakness. Although it was the product of its members, it was owned by one man. Donations were given to keep it running, but adverts came in despite this and, finally, it was sold.

Members fled from the adverts, usually after arguing with the owner, and it virtually folded after a big company bought it.

Someone else can add more detail and write the history of .org but it was essentially FJR1300 offering a home to refugees.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Max Wedge on July 18, 2019, 08:31:51 AM
I don't know the backstory, but I joined here when I noticed that riderforums.com seemed to be dying (but it's not dead yet, just a little inactive), and the Ninja 650 forum at BRP had also died.  It seemed odd that there was a sport-touring.net and a sport-touring .org, and I joined the one that seemed most active.  Is there a thread that explains the issue?

Well, since I typed it while Baxter was typing, I might as well post.

.net was a fairly big-much bigger than this-forum and thriving. Dantes Dame was a mod, so were various well known others and Connie got teased about cats.

It went through various incarnations but eventually fell foul of its one weakness. Although it was the product of its members, it was owned by one man. Donations were given to keep it running, but adverts came in despite this and, finally, it was sold.

Members fled from the adverts, usually after arguing with the owner, and it virtually folded after a big company bought it.

Someone else can add more detail and write the history of .org but it was essentially FJR1300 offering a home to refugees.

This is pretty fair and accurate as i remember it, but what left a bad taste in my mouth was when the ads showed up everyone was mostly understanding, but Neal was asked if he was going to sell. He said, "no, no, no. I wouldn't ever do that*" then it was proposed that if he ever thought about it, he would give the members a shot at buying it.  Then he sold it. So yes, I owe him beer for all the work he put into it, and I am thankful for all the great people I have met here, but I resent the fact that I was just a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder, and the fact he lied about it.
 If I have misunderstood this, my apologies.

* this was done because rumblings of being sold and ads coming were causing people to leave, which would have hurt his selling price. So he denied the sale to keep the bidders in the game. He lied to loyal people and members for his own personal gain. I have no respect for that.-
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Skee on July 18, 2019, 11:12:06 AM
I never had problems with the pop up ads that others complained about.  Maybe because I use a browser that blocks pop-ups unless allowed by user.  What turned me away was other issues. 

I posted some industry information, it was non-confidential inside intelligence that was factual but not easily verifiable and one too many people called me stupid.  None ever posted any counter data, just insults.  I recognize that’s common practice on the inter web.  But who needs that?  I like it here.
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Cookie on July 18, 2019, 11:24:11 AM
I wonder how ol' Adbot is doing?
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Baxter on July 19, 2019, 04:45:09 PM
Thanks for the explanation!
Title: Re: .net seems to have disappeared
Post by: Andrew on July 20, 2019, 09:51:31 PM
Max,
  That's quite accurate, and I share the feelings.
 Overall I was a big fan of .net. I met a lot of good folks, got in on many rides (all over the USA) Attended several National (even helped set up one or two). But in the end I understand the reason the membership dwindled, most folks move on and find new interests. Just glad I have a place to come and play, listen and well pass the time besides most of you folks are on the wrong side of the country  :blbl: