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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 2006, 10:21 pm Thread Starter
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is this us?

( I have received this as below. I am a bit confused. Is it us? I recently went looking through BMW Forums using a search engine. Lots out there. Plus I saw on some, some of the old names that we used to have on the original site. Some members are doubling up or have wandered off and got lost. What is this one below about?)


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Despite a brief outage due to a recent hostile takeover and pirating of our personal property; namely our databases... WE'RE BACK! Yes, this despite our unfortunate encounter with some very bad folks disguised as promoters of online "community"...! (and despite said group's "denial of service" attack attempts to interrupt our re-birth - the list is as tiresome as it is long).....

OK, enough dwelling on the past, as we're accelerating forward, with all previous admins & moderators back on board, away from the drama of a bye- gone era to provide you a place to share the K1200 experience, an experience based on pride of ownership and unrivaled community discussion; K1200 related or not....

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2006, 5:18 am
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hit the link ! The " old " site is back .
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2006, 2:45 pm
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No reason to not be a member of both. Yeah, there's some interesting history there that you'll find the more you peal back the layers, the more obscure things get. Is it us vs. them? No. Not from where I stand. However, I get the impression that there are some that want that kind of conflict, for what-ever jollies it gives them. I'm not interested...

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2006, 11:00 pm
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Well put Ray!

For those who don't know, Vic, Kjell and myself started back up. There are some in both "camps" with bitter feelings (maybe justifed, maybe not), but, overall it is more of a friendly competition to who is going to have the best site! Both sites have tried to maintain the high road, however, the low leaks out occasionally.

I obviously visit both sites and have been allowed to look up member information as they sign in to the new site so we can recognize the tenure and post counts for the old members.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2006, 4:53 pm Thread Starter
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What is the point? Where does it end. Individual sites where you can post to yourself. Duplication here is not a plus. Think I will stick to this one.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2006, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Papilio
What is the point? Where does it end? Individual sites where you can post to yourself.
OTOH, some days posting to yourself is the only intelligent conversation you can have on the internet.

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