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Community cards

HU cards sound like a good idea to me.
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HU Cards great idea
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While the "Me too" post are informative .. how about your thoughts on what you'd like on the cards? Hummm
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Perhaps by starting threads on the subject?

I had heard of the Turkish community but had not understood there was an HU infrastructure behind it.

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Just as you guessed....HU infrastructure was not behind it ...OMM, Turkey wanted to organize something similar to HU community idea... their aim was to be the mainbody of communities in the country and local commities were to act as braches...something silly and self-aimed ..

I agree that people on the road doesnt use the help of local communities too much but in return when ı wrote to some of them...didnt get a responce at all. Of course they cant be avaliable at all times, but sometimes it occurs to me if some people "join with a enthusiasm" and then simply forget ... i dont know if there is a way to solve this ...
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On occasion we run into a problem with the Community list where there's only one person in the Community - and their email address changes or mailbox fills up, and then email to them bounces - and after two bounces their name gets deleted from the list - and there's no one in it anymore! We occasionally cruise the list - but it's a BIG slow job to do looking for empty ones. We have a new system in the planning to solve that and other things with the Community mailing system, but it's a long way from the top of the priority list.

Otherwise, all we can do is be happy when we get a response and it all works out well, as it very often does.

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I agree that people on the road doesnt use the help of local communities too much but in return when ı wrote to some of them...didnt get a responce at all. Of course they cant be avaliable at all times, but sometimes it occurs to me if some people "join with a enthusiasm" and then simply forget ... i dont know if there is a way to solve this ...
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Great Idea!

That would be a great idea Grant. Was just in the process of making some for my travels, a space for name & email would be great.

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I'm the same as Mojo. Making cards is on my list and having an HU card would be great!

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Please use the communities more!

Please use the communities also to make new friends as I did tonight. After reading this post I flew out a shout in Phoenix AZ & got a reply back within the hour from 2 local guys inviting me to a few s & a cookout this evening (BBQ to the brits among us).

I had a great night out meeting local guys & talk to them over a few s & even plan a trip in the future with a few guys. They were great & I hope to ride with a few over the next few weeks. So from now I shall use the community more to meet unseen new friends along the road.

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Some more stuff

Grant I am guessing that the HUBB has more visits or bums on seats so to speak than any other part of the HU site?? If this is so, then can I suggest that there be a larger central icon on the home page to entice more people to visit the HUBB than there currently is. This would also make it much easier to attract sponsors with the increased traffic created.

Encourage Community members to update their info. Some people change their email address and other contact details and forget to update on HU

Encourage each Community to organise at least 1 annual Mini Meet

Use or bin these suggestions as you see fit.

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Introduction cards!

You got it - thanks for the ideas!

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http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hu-id

And if you forget the link, the link to the page is currently at the bottom of "About Us" on the HU Left hand menu - because I couldn't figure out anywhere else.

Eventually it will be available on your personal logged in menu on the left as well. (Which will be getting more in the next few weeks)

thanks for the support and promotion guys!

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Grant I am guessing that the HUBB has more visits or bums on seats so to speak than any other part of the HU site?? If this is so, then can I suggest that there be a larger central icon on the home page to entice more people to visit the HUBB than there currently is. This would also make it much easier to attract sponsors with the increased traffic created.
Actually the biggest people is to get people to see the OTHER parts of the site! I can't tell you how many times there has been a question about carnets on the HUBB - and the answer is always - see the link CARNET on the left hand menu - and there's a ton more info there too.

we are in the process of switching the whole menu system over to Drupal, and that should be complete in the next few weeks, then we can think about a reorganise of the menu. Suggestions appreciated! BUT please see the intro first! (Top of the left menu)

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Encourage Community members to update their info. Some people change their email address and other contact details and forget to update on HU
I try - but can always use any suggestions?

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Encourage each Community to organise at least 1 annual Mini Meet
Great idea! I need to do a mailing to all 535+ Communities and push that idea - and of course add it to the Community section of the ezine.

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Use or bin these suggestions as you see fit.

Glen
all suggestions are useful, some less than others, but all tell me what I need to know - what you guys want - and that's the most important feedback I can get in order to make the site better. Some suggestions are excellent, but can;t be implemented for one reason or another - usually budget or in-place infrastructure won't allow it.

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Encourage Community Members to update their info. Some people change their email address and other contact details and forget to update on HU
How about after a member updates their details in both the local Community and edit their Profile the colour of their user name changes.
Is there any way of making their user name change colour to a different one than is currently used for "Contributing Member" or "Gold Member"? Or you could even add "Community Details Edited ??/??/2008" and "Personal Details Edited ??/??/????" listed below or beside their user name.

[/QUOTE]Encourage each Community to organise at least 1 annual Mini Meet [/QUOTE]

Personal gain is normally good inducement. Maybe the organiser of the meet could be promoted to "Contributing Member" or have a new category of "Meeting Organiser", "Mini Meet Organiser" or "Community Member".

A little hard for me to put into words but I hope it all makes sense.

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How about after a member updates their details in both the local Community and edit their Profile the colour of their user name changes.
Is there any way of making their user name change colour to a different one than is currently used for "Contributing Member" or "Gold Member"? Or you could even add "Community Details Edited ??/??/2008" and "Personal Details Edited ??/??/????" listed below or beside their user name.
Too hard for now, but good idea. I'll keep it in mind as we work at the updates that are in the pipeline now. We will have more coming in this area, someday reasonably soon everyone will have their own webpage and updates to that will get listed so you can see the updated pages.

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Encourage each Community to organise at least 1 annual Mini Meet

Personal gain is normally good inducement. Maybe the organiser of the meet could be promoted to "Contributing Member" or have a new category of "Meeting Organiser", "Mini Meet Organiser" or "Community Member".

A little hard for me to put into words but I hope it all makes sense.

Glen
Yes it makes sense! We already do "Meeting Organiser" but "Mini-meet Organiser" is a good idea! I can do that for the next mini-meeting that comes up.

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