View Poll Results: Would you use a Motorcycle Hammocking Thread?

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    New sub-forum interest... Motorcycling

    I don't know if this has been asked, and seeing there is a way for posting a poll to collect interest, I thought I'd take a chance. Please delete if this is inappropriate.

    I am new to hammocking (about a year now) and becoming renewed to motorcycle touring/camping. I would really like to see a sub-forum like the one for paddling, on motorcycling.

    There really isn't much on AdvRider or other motorcycle forums on the use of hammocks, so having one here would be greatly appreciated. If you feel likewise please vote Yes. If not, vote No. If you think it inappropriate for this forum please vote Inappropriate and explain to me why. Be kind please.

    Thanks for considering this!
    Last edited by SteveJJ; 08-30-2012 at 04:52. Reason: seeing if two new questions could be added to poll...

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    There aren't enough motorcycle/hammocking threads right now to justify a subforum for organizational purposes. That is the reasoning behind why/when subforums get created.

    If you want a subforum for that, then post more discussion topics specific to traveling that way with a hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    There aren't enough motorcycle/hammocking threads right now...
    How many paddling made it enough?

    How many motorcycling will make it enough?

    Is it separate topics or separate posts that count?

    If you do an advanced search using canoe or kayak in topic, there's only 8 topics that come up, and 2 of them are not in Paddling. Is that enough?

    If you do an advanced search using motorcycle in topic, there's 28 topics that come up. Is that enough?

    I'd like to add the following two questions to the poll, and show who voted what:

    "Yes I am a motorcycle camper"
    "No I am not a motorcycle camper"

    It won't allow editing the poll for me so should we delete this one and start over? I'm curious to see if the nay-sayers are motorcycle campers or not. I think it is relevant. Interesting at least.
    Last edited by SteveJJ; 08-30-2012 at 05:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJJ View Post
    Is it separate topics or separate posts that count?
    Topics. The forum is organized by threads. It wouldn't make sense to have a subforum with just a handful of threads in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJJ View Post
    If you do an advanced search using canoe or kayak in topic, there's only 8 topics that come up, and 2 of them are not in Paddling.
    Actually, there are 62 results for canoe and 104 for kayak and they share a subforum. But searching for words used only in titles in a bit erroneous. Those words often get used in titles for hangouts and trip reports, etc. For what it's worth the same search for motorcycle shows 26 threads, most in the hangouts forum.

    I think it's great that you are passionate about motorcycle hammock camping! It sounds like a great way to travel and camp, and no doubt there are any number of topics that are specific to it. How to pack a hammock kit on a bike, how to balance that load, whether to plan tarp coverage for the bike, etc etc. All great info to bring up.

    Nobody is saying you can't talk about those issues here. We're just saying that there just aren't yet enough threads to need a subforum for it. Keep posting though, I'm sure there will be.
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    I think AS is right.

    There are several threads still alive worth checking out and contributing to though...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=motorcycle

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=motorcycle

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=motorcycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    I think AS is right.

    There are several threads still alive worth checking out and contributing to though...
    How many separate topics does it take? How many total posts?

    Are you a motorcycle camper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJJ View Post
    How many separate topics does it take? How many total posts?

    Are you a motorcycle camper?
    Read some of those other threads and you'll see that I am a motorcycle camper.

    I just haven't seen all that much interest so far to warrant a sub-forum. AS and the other mods would know that better than us though.

    I wouldn't mind a sub-forum. I just personally don't see the necessity. I would participate though.

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    it should be in the members only forum since paddling/kayaking/canoeing has to be there
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    being a rider I think its a great idea, just like our H.O.C. we are trying to show an aternative to main stream. A lot of riders dont know what to do or how to prepare, use video(youtube) this form and others to show how you and others do it. weight is an issue on a bike to, like the trail. I would love to watch vids and read about it, i think others would to.
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