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Poll: What make of travel bike do you ride ??
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interesting that the same thing happens on other threads that are NOT Polls.

Such as?

I too noticed the auto-bump, and I too was puzzled, at first, by the reappearing thread with a week old T-Rex post.
I supposed it was down to the poll being altered and seems I was right based on Alibab's and Chris explanations.

Point is I noticed that yet and I hadn't noticed this for non poll threads, so please enlighten, or am I poll-centred?

Never seen such a concerted effort to discredit a thread (as opposed to a brand)...

You're not seriously still miffed at the poll results, are you?
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Never seen such a concerted effort to discredit a thread (as opposed to a brand)...
It seems like a feeble effort to discredit HU...
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It seems like a feeble effort to discredit HU...
Makes one wonder why would one choose to spend soooo much time on here...
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It seems like a feeble effort to discredit HU...
Looks like Im not the only one to notice this!
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When I know nothing, I say nothing.
I know nothing.........and I rarely get involved. In this case it seems that everyone is getting a little testy over not-too-much. Who cares?

Back on topic:
No matter what the poll says, I know the Suzuki DR650 is the best!

.............shu
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I've read various forums since 1998. ADV Rider since day one. Typically the RATIO of Lurkers (non members) to Inmates (members) is roughly 50/50 or possibly 60/40 in favor of Lurkers.

Here on HUBB that ratio is "typically" 20 to One. IE: 10 members to 200 Visitors. My Internet expert friends explained all this to me ... management here don't want that info shared in public ... Suffice to say, fiddling is going on. .... once again ... not a big deal.
A) There is no fiddling - I wouldn't know how to fiddle it!
B) Why would I care? Wouldn't want to share what? For why?
C) Your internet expert friend is an idiot.
D) We've been going since 2000 with the HUBB and the number of lurkers has ALWAYS been very high compared to the number that sign in. MOST people are here to LEARN, not spout off. MANY don't speak good English, (we get hits from 150+ countries) and use a translator to READ - so certainly don't feel capable of making an entry, so why sign up? The ratio of lurkers to logged in doesn't bother me at all, why should it bother anyone else?
FWIW - we had over a million user sessions last month - not a bad number in anyone's book.
E) quite frankly I'm offended that you would suggest I'm fiddling. You clearly don't get HU or the way we do things here.
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If anyone can post a url to a thread that bumped and shouldn't have, please do in the website feedback - I'd love to know because it shouldn't happen.

EXCEPT when a spammer hits a thread - I think what can happen is that even though a moderator deletes it, the thread is "new" because it's been edited - even though the new post is gone and it's back the way it was.
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I've read various forums since 1998. ADV Rider since day one. Typically the RATIO of Lurkers (non members) to Inmates (members) is roughly 50/50 or possibly 60/40 in favor of Lurkers.

Here on HUBB that ratio is "typically" 20 to One. IE: 10 members to 200 Visitors. My Internet expert friends explained all this to me ... management here don't want that info shared in public ... Suffice to say, fiddling is going on. .... once again ... not a big deal.
Unbelievable......
my Dad used to have a saying...

"oh let him have enough rope to hang himself"

Well, I think the rope has finally snapped tight.
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Maybe we should leave it to Grant and MickyD .
Let them sort it out behind the scenes .
No need for a witch hunt and wayyyyyy.

[Now how can I cheat and make Norton the most popular bike in the poll ?]
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[Now how can I cheat and make Norton the most popular bike in the poll ?]
Well, as of right now there are 70 BMWs and one Norton. So you simply need to create 70 accounts and have each of them magically own a Norton.

Hey presto, 70 Beemers and 71 Nortons!

I'm sure no one would notice.

Here's my KLR, somewhere in Indiana-


And just for fun, an awfully pretty picture from that trip-
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Another BMW! Mine's an 1150GSA
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There's not many things of which I am sure on the internet, but the fact that HU is a kosher site and there is no fiddling going on is one of them. Likewise, I also think Advrider is pretty straight.

MickeyD, stop smoking that Californian weed, man - it's making you paranoid!
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How can I change my vote from BMW to Yamaha? Just sold the beemer and bought a XT660Z Tenere.
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How can I change my vote from BMW to Yamaha? Just sold the beemer and bought a XT660Z Tenere.
you cant !!!

Nice change of brand though !!
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