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Why radar?

Postby KingstonWheeler » Mon Jul 09, 2007 16:05 pm

I don't understand the name "bikeradar.com". Why radar, what do electromagnetic waves have to do with cycling? Maybe it's better than biketelescope.com or bikepilchard.com but it's odd, no?

Also, specifically with the forums, it seems a shame that a vibrant online community has been suddenly uprooted. I would enjoy reading posts and thanks to the C+ forum, I was able to encourage several people to join my cycling club. For example, thanks to this networking, one guy has gone from riding around west London to tackling the western ascent of the Galibier within a year. Now I fear that if members disappear from here, put off by the cumbersome structure, we'll lose a valuable online community. What exactly was wrong with the old forums? :?

I enjoy road riding and MTB too, but the new forum looks unwieldy, if anything it's an eye opener as to just how broad cycling is. Good luck with fixing the issues, I hope the beta version gets significantly improved and if so, I'll be back.

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Postby Fat Head » Mon Jul 09, 2007 21:47 pm

Bike radar = ridiculous nu-wave marketerring trash, such as that attaching itself to our beloved sport elsewhere

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Postby nockles » Fri Jul 13, 2007 07:33 am

www.bike.com would have been fantastic, but the domain is gone and never to return (unless you have multi $$$). The BikeRadar.com name is similar to Future's GamesRadar.com and it was a decision to continue the Radar.com thing. Lots of people had mixed opinions of the name, but we need to deliver a site, and this domain name was what we had to work with. I think it's ok for a name considering most domains are gone in the bike world.

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Postby Gavin Weeks » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:29 am

I tell you what - Nockles is right!

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Postby robbarker » Fri Jul 13, 2007 14:55 pm

Ridiculous name and dubious design aside, all this change had done is alienate a constructive community in the C+ forum. I think you'll live to regret it.

It's not too late to reinstate the C+ forum but unless you do it soon it may be a case of the last one to leave turning the lights off.

Successful organisations share a common characteristic. They listen to what their customers want. The feedback so far has made this very clear.

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Postby John » Fri Jul 13, 2007 15:41 pm

You do realise everyones calling it BikeGaydar dont you, Now theres something youve overlooked in one of your thousands of board meetings.

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Postby DirtJumper3200 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 15:43 pm

I really must find a way of hacking there FTP to change the logo! :D

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Postby Gavin Weeks » Fri Jul 13, 2007 15:44 pm

John wrote:You do realise everyones calling it BikeGaydar dont you, Now theres something youve overlooked in one of your thousands of board meetings.


You act as if Bikegaydar is this big problem that will ruin the company! And gaydar? really? such a super example of wonderful creativity there!! The only thing it does show is a strong sense of immaturity to think that anyone over the age of 12 would be offended by that!

People can call it what they like as far as we are concerned, we aren't 10 year olds at school calling each other gay to make the other cry. Well except the car mag staff :P hehe
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Postby DirtJumper3200 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 15:46 pm

Sorry Gayin Wanks :wink:
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Postby Gavin Weeks » Fri Jul 13, 2007 15:47 pm

DirtJumper3200 wrote:Sorry Gayin Weeks :wink:


lol i'm gonna tell my mum on you!

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Postby DirtJumper3200 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 15:49 pm

:o Im Sworri.


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