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So where are we now?

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This topic contains 17 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Andy Salter 2 days, 6 hours ago.

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  • #9701

    Andy Salter
    Participant

    Anyone who followed the last (and read all posts sequentially) may have missed some of the points raised, had it been easier to follow the actual wrangle by date posted, who knows, maybe the committee wouldn’t have been called for, what was that about?

     

     

    That said, and not stirring the water, what would you prefer? A feisty punch up to follow and hopefully contribute to, or nowt to read?

     

     

    Grub screws, and all knowledge asked for is good, Angus your area I believe.

     

     

    I have looked (peeped) at FB not interested more spam than a Python sketch.

     

     

    But we have to keep this site visited or it will be a fond farewell!

     

     

    Cheers

    Andy.

  • #9703

    James Herbert
    Participant

    A decade ago Walter Mitty bought a Trident, being web incontinent as well as full of childlike excitement with his new toy, he posted vague questions to Triples on Line.    That elicited a reply that if he used specific keywords the search function would provide answers.   Mitty remonstrated that that was unfriendly….   He was then told that composing comprehensive error free essays took time and effort, that ToL cost it’s owner money but if Mitty was diligent all the accumulated knowledge was freely available to him, via existing methods.

     

    The accumulated knowledge, plus derived understanding, will never be complete so I expect occasional useful additions, sometimes out of the blue, others from discussion by the thoughtful.   You may dismiss this with the word grubscrews.

     

    I had the pleasure of a phonecall out of the blue from a thoroughly expert Trident rider/repairer with whom I had a lovely amused chat about solutions to non existent troubles, he did that off his own bat because he liked something I had done, it was the best human interaction my Trident has provoked.   People who own similar bikes are not necessarily likely to be pleasing friends, or fun for internet texts.   The TR3oc is only selective by ownership, or hope, and it seems to me that the brevity of this sort of communication is not very useful.

     

    What would be useful would be a guaranteed preservation of the better grubscrews from ToL, it has much gold – the Club has made a try in its Service Notes, which came from Triple Echo.   Social interaction would follow if we rode to Tesco and corner shops thus meeting fresh people.   We gain zero towing a trailer to Beezumph or from silly ‘In banter’ on the web.

     

     

     

    • #9707

      Andy Salter
      Participant

      Mr Herbert, (I will get there)

      I think I have a slightly firmer grasp of your gist, (no, not that!)

       

      You have got your years wrong, well, we are not all perfect, with the exception of us Yorkshiremen!

       

      Cheers

      Andy.

  • #9706

    Martin Rawson
    Participant

    For me the club is about riding the same sort of bikes with like minded individuals, and through that building on friendships made and knowledge along the way. I’ve experienced mostly good things whilst attending events and rallies, not all organised by this club And because of that wanted to give something back into the club.

    The club I believe has to have an on-line prescence because that is what the modern world demands for 50 year old machines and much older owners,Triple Echo is an added bonus. Hopefully we can attract and keep interest real so we must also maintain Area Meets and have a full Events Calendar so we can get together and chew the fat, face to face.

    I’ve rejoined the committee after a short break, at a time when even more we need more ideas on how to move forward. On-line is a big issues because a lot of members do not involve themselves here, but for those who do  we have to reach some common ground.

    What I believe would be helpful is to simplify the forum and have members post under under a few headings, Ie  Maintenance & Servicing , TechnicalQuestions – Engine, Electrical,Paint& Chassis ,Modifications and General Discussion.  This way you can dive it to read/discuss whatever it is that floats your boat.

    Keep posting and don’t be discouraged. I would like to read more about what people have done and there experiences beacause of Triple ownership.

    I dip into F.B and T.O.L  but now I really need to get into the garage more.

  • #9708
    iain strong
    iain strong
    Moderator

    Bang on martin.

  • #9726

    richard beard
    Participant

    Why cant I view the Classified ads?

    • #9730
      Richie Davies
      Richie Davies
      Keymaster

      Richard,

      Can you see them when you are logged in?

      Rich

  • #9727
    iain strong
    iain strong
    Moderator

    same for me I have notified the web man Richard

    • #9729
      Richie Davies
      Richie Davies
      Keymaster

      You need to be logged in to see the classified ad’s. This has been the case for a few month’s now. There are mixed feelings about this being members only. If you are a buyer, it means that you get the first choice of the sale but if you are a seller, it is restricted to members only.

      Any thoughts on this?

      So if anyone is having issues when you are logged in, please e-mail website@tr3oc.com and let me know.

      Thanks

      Rich

      • #9740

        David Lord
        Participant

        Rich, the problem is that even when logged in the ads can’t be viewed. However, if I’m logged in using my Keymaster account then the ads are visible

        • #9741
          Richie Davies
          Richie Davies
          Keymaster

          Thank you David, I will investigate further. Nothing has changed as far as I know.

          Rich

  • #9742
    Don Gray
    Don Gray
    Participant

    Hi Rich

    Yep…. I can’t view the ads  – even when I’m logged in as well. Cheers Don.

    • #9748
      Richie Davies
      Richie Davies
      Keymaster

      Don, now resolved…

      Rich

  • #9750

    peter nicholson
    Participant

    Andy

    I read your posts with interest, as they are interesting and the points you raise are, with the exception of one, valid.

    As someone who has been doing missionary work here in Yorkshire, or what we call the South, I feel compelled to rebut your assertion regarding perfection and Yorkshiremen, when all  right thinking people know that it is the Sand Dancer who is the epitome of perfection (removes tongue from cheek).

    We do intend to change the web-site to make the forum more user friendly, and make posts and posting a bit easier, however as none of us are tech geniuses we have to rely on the advice of those who may or may not be specialists in this field, but we are doing our best to improve things.

    Like Martin I volunteered to join the committee because I thought it was time to give something back and try and contribute to the running of the club, I also prefer to be riding one of my bikes and talking bollocks with like minded souls, which is really what the forum is for in my opinion, apart from getting 10 different opinions on how to fix a problem and them working it out for yourself.

     

    • #9753

      Andy Salter
      Participant

      Peter,

      With the danger of this turning into a mutual appreciation society, I largely agree with your views.

       

      Recently checked my family lineage, assuming you can trust the names on the birth certificates actually being the father! We are Yorkshire all the way back as far as I can get on my fathers side.

       

      However, my mothers grandfather had Stockton (possibly Cheshire) on his birth certificate record, horror, but it turned out to be Stockton on tees, not so bad, and Yorkshire all the way since, so we thought we had bred it all out of the system.

       

      Now it turns out my youngest daughter has met a chap from Newcastle and is set to marry him this March.

       

      Can’t win all the time!

       

      Cheers

      Andy.

  • #9751

    Dave Rodgers
    Participant

    In response to the discussion at the AGM and Chairman Pete’s article in TE243, here’s my thoughts.

    As so few members use the Facebook and recruitment from it is almost nonexistent, i can’t see the point of persisting with it. If we want to make our web site the go to authority on all things triple related then all members should be encouraged to exclusively use only this medium! This means members voluntarily not using Facebook or TOL, twats on line. To encourage this the committee members and expert contributors could set the example by only using our web site and boycotting TOL. Harsh maybe but if the talent was to be found on our site, the decline in the standard of TOL would be a great reason to join the club. I no longer look at TOL because of the drivel on it.

    Another consideration is too much of our precious lives can be spent prodding a screen when more time could be spent in the garage. I now only do TR3OC web site, no Facebook, TOL or tweets for twats, apologies to the real TWATS!

    If anyone does decide to leave TOL they could sign off with; i’ve moved to the TR3OC.

    Another discussion is the layout of our site, take a look at the Rotary Owners Club,  ROC web site, when you sign in you go straight to the Forum and then choose which topic to enter. Another engine specific club with even fewer members than ourselves.

    Dave R

    • #9757

      Andy Salter
      Participant

      Hi Dave,

      A little radical for me, although I understand your sentiment.

       

      I have recently stopped posting on ToL, Kim and I have failed to agree if my posts help or harm, I can at times sound a little more punchy than I intend to (limited education).

       

      However I still believe that any triple chat is better than none, even if it doesn’t come from our site.

       

      That said, and I agree with you here, it would be nice if it was us the owners club that became the main place to search for help, triple banter, complete waffle, runs out and events.

       

      Cheers

      Andy.

      • #9763

        Andy Salter
        Participant

        It would now appear as I can’t even congratulate hoodeng, for being a knowledgeable and responsible poster by the contact user option.

         

        I think I have been struck off by Kim, I guess his ball his rules, very grown up!

         

        Cheers

        Andy.

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