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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 08:28 AM
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Perhaps we should have no subforums at all? Just one big list of threads?
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 09:11 AM
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I find it a bit amusing that some people seem bothered by the new SM. Not in my forum ! haha. Same problem on Facebook in the Speedmaster forum, I mean the mod in there got a bit testy about it. Funny stuff. I've been around a long time, I remember when the America and Speedmaster were introduced ( I still have my 2003). At that time and for many years the " Triumph traditionalist" Bonnie owners would not even talk to Triumph Cruiser owners. Blasphemy. Peace out guys
I guess my post started something I didnít intend. I was commenting on the number of new SM owners recently, not that the new SM be moved. I, for one, would like to see the new SM discussion stay right here.
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Since the America is gone, and the Speedmaster was gone and now replaced with a different bike with the same name, maybe the solution is to re-brand this subforum. Maybe "Bobber, Speedmaster and Cruisers"?

A change has also been requested here: https://www.triumphrat.net/site-happ...e-changes.html

I'll ask the other mods for thoughts as well.

The Speedmaster and Bobber are built on the same platform, right? Basically the same bike?
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I thought the whole idea of the sub-forums is to not have to sift through irrelevant threads while looking for or offering help to specific models. That's why Tigers, Speed Triples, T-Birds etc. all have their own sub-forum. There are 44 sub-forums plus dozens of vendors, classified and regional RAT forums. What's one more when it's justified? I'm not trying to cause undue division with members or workloads for moderators, and I don't know what's involved, but it doesn't seem like a huge endeavor to add a "New Speedmaster & Bobber" sub-forum. I often read sub forums of bikes that I don't even own, but when looking for something specific, would much prefer a sub-forum dedicated to that model.
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No worries @VABird , just thinking it through. Actually, when I wrote that I hadn't checked how much traffic the current Cruisers was getting. It has more traffic that I expected, given those bikes haven't been produced for a while. But, the AC Twins forums are still very active as well and they haven't been produced for a while either.

I ran it by the other mods this morn, I'll see what they think. I'm on a hotel computer waiting out the rain this morning. When I'm back home next week I'll get it sorted out.
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Thanks BonnieBlack.
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Keeping in mind the bobber is in its third model year and the NSM in its second model. I'm going to assume if a nsm forum is created the history of threads and posts will not get moved from the current forum to the new forum. In effect creating a scenario where the bobber and nsm owners will be forced to search both forums for historical information. That's the other side of the coin.
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