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Old 10-10-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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MotorCycle Rider Database

Added a random featured rider (those who have uploaded a photo) to the front page.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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Am I the only TWTex.com member in there??

www.mcrdb.com

Put TWTex.com (or TWTex, case doesn't matter) in your club/forum affiliation field.

Use search then to locate as well as other search terms you might want to narrow in on.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:43 PM   #3
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[quote=TxGoldWing]Am I the only TWTex.com member in there??

www.mcrdb.com


I have now joined you in there to help represent Two Wheeled Texans. If you'll notice, there are more entrants (83) from Texas than any other
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:13 PM   #4
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Am I the only TWTex.com member in there??

www.mcrdb.com


I have now joined you in there to help represent Two Wheeled Texans. If you'll notice, there are more entrants (83) from Texas than any other
state
and Ontario is 4th !!! They were 2nd for quite a while.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:02 PM   #5
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OK, I am registered.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:09 PM   #6
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Noticed that. I like the avatar!
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:11 PM   #7
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Re: MotorCycle Rider Database

Those who have signed up so far, let us know how much junk mail you get!




I'm kinda figuring it's all about marketing to riders. But let us know if it turns out to be in any way useful. I'll let you guys be the guinea pigs first...
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:17 PM   #8
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Those who have signed up so far, let us know how much junk mail you get!




I'm kinda figuring it's all about marketing to riders. But let us know if it turns out to be in any way useful. I'll let you guys be the guinea pigs first...
??
no marketing on MY part or giving/selling email addresses. I make a few pennies on the Google ads on the edges (but that's been a recent thing). I suppose someone could grab all the email addresses if they wanted to go thru the rider HomePage details one by one. That's a reason I didn't list email addresses on any search summary list. Might slow em down....
Considering a login system so a viewer can't view the ride details unless they have an account and are logged in. But I wanted to keep it simple.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:47 PM   #9
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I am not offended by unsolicited e-mail that is relevant to a site where I have subscribed. I have a .mil address for official business with the Uniformed Armed Services, and the excite.com address for leisure activities.

Send me Viagra adds and stock tips and I just filter them out. Send me a promotional for something motorcycle related and I'll actually take time to read it.

I hope the database does well. I intend to look for other riders based on locations where I want to ride or manufacturers models. Maybe my photo/avatar will get them to write to me.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:56 PM   #10
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I am not offended by unsolicited e-mail that is relevant to a site where I have subscribed. I have a .mil address for official business with the Uniformed Armed Services, and the excite.com address for leisure activities.

Send me Viagra adds and stock tips and I just filter them out. Send me a promotional for something motorcycle related and I'll actually take time to read it.

I hope the database does well. I intend to look for other riders based on locations where I want to ride or manufacturers models. Maybe my photo/avatar will get them to write to me.
the problem now with spam lately is they're putting images (not text) of the crap they're selling. They even change up the image pixels slightly (looks the same to you) I've read so they can't be detected by spam filters as the same spam image.
Lately I'm getting bombarded on all my email addresses.

Suggestion, Get an extra email addr from yahoo ( msn, gmail, , etc...) use it, when it gets bombarded, throw it away and get another. No reason to ever use your main ISP email address except for personal communication with known/trusted associates.

Geek-off
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:02 PM   #11
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Re: MotorCycle Rider Database

Not related to the database mentioned here, but yesterday I had over 1300 spam emails... On a daily basis I have to remove quite a few spammers from this site when they try to register as a user. It is so bad that now I have to moderate all new accounts before the people are allowed to complete their registration and start posting here. The spam is out of control. I don't want to see the government get involved and try to regulate it because we all know that won't work or really solve anything. It would be nice if somebody in the private industry could really figure out a way to get a handle on it. Filters are great, but it still means the spam is clogging up the bandwidth and storage space on the networks. My filtering is client side, not server side, so I still have to take the time to download those thousands of junk emails. Fortunately, I am on a highspeed connection. Were I on a modem, it would effectively shut me down...
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:38 PM   #12
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I think we should find the spammers (virus jerks too) and smash their fingers to a pulp with a brick to a point so bad that they can never have use of their fingers again.
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:43 PM   #13
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Motorcycle Rider DataBase: feature update

This is cool.....

I combined the normal search function with the ZIP code radius search.

http://www.mcrdb.com/search.php

Look for:

ZIP or CA-Postal Code: ____and within a radius of ____ miles

Enter your normal search requirements & add the ZIP code radius search restriction. Only riders within that ZIP radius that match you other search input will be listed.

Example: Now you can find all riders that are members of TWT that are within 25 miles of your zip code and ride XYZ cycle brand/model. (if they have TWT in the club affiliation field). Everyone has to be consistent. TWT is probably the easiest.

A pretty powerful search feature to locate other riders with your search criterion within 0,5,10,25, 50 or 100 miles of your ZIP.

Try it out. Join up.

www.mcrdb.com
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:00 PM   #14
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Please keep all future posts relating to your database site in this thread.
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If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. — Joe Sobran

It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. – Murray N. Rothbard

When one possessed of the Truth suffers from a heavy heart he is susceptible to a more dangerous affliction — the craving for power to eradicate error, to cause Truth to triumph by force. - Frank Chodorov

Where politicians flourish, long history has harshly taught us, people and their liberty wither. Where the state is god and the "public interest" worshipped, individual man will be found bleeding upon the altar. - Karl Hess

The accepted wisdom is that without the state, society would collapse into lawlessness and crime. In fact, lawlessness and crime define the very nature of the state and the society organized by it. - Bionic Mosquito

But the myth of the rule of law does more than render the people submissive to state authority; it also turns them into the state's accomplices in the exercise of its power. For people who would ordinarily consider it a great evil to deprive individuals of their rights or oppress politically powerless minority groups will respond with patriotic fervor when these same actions are described as upholding the rule of law. - John Hasnas
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:14 AM   #15
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Re: MotorCycle Rider Database

www.MotorCycleRiderDataBase.com newsletter


Update:

Added a Map Me link below the USA ZIP/Canadian Postal Code on each Riders Home Page.

It then uses Google Maps to map the ZIP/Postal Code location on a North America map. You can then zoom in (uses Google Maps). Play with the Map, Satellite, Hybrid buttons.

It seems to work with 5 digit USA ZIPs and 7 character Canadian Postal Codes (use the format N8W-3Z2, although N8W 3Z2 seems to work).

Get an idea of the area where your fellow riders live.

Enjoy.....
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:08 PM   #16
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Re: MotorCycle Rider Database

Join up and leave your own public biker events...

http://www.MotorcycleRiderDataBase.com/events.htm


Enjoy.....

Your ideas & opinions are appreciated.

If you have problems, have suggestions or something's not working....email me!!

Thanks for your support. Hope you find it fun. Tell your riding friends, clubs & forums.


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Old 02-12-2007, 01:13 PM   #17
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Not related to the database mentioned here, but yesterday I had over 1300 spam emails...
Our network receives on average 10K emails a day. On a good day, 1500 are legitimate. The bandwidth to process on the front end borders on a DoS attack. I'm not crazy about relay filter services like postini, but I may have to go to something like that just because of the bandwidth hit.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:02 AM   #18
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Registered. I think I'm #666.

I use the same e-mail all the time. Too confusing usiing multiple addresses. However I do use MS Outlook and add e-mails to my junk folder as they come in. Not too much hassle. And I only get it once.
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Scott, I find on my dr forum that if you filter out any addy with .ru (russia) you get 90% of the spammers.
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