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#1 2009-06-11 11:50pm

nate
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New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

I just implemented the long-overdue "Needs Work" status for bikes. This means an admin can mark a bike as "Needs Work" and leave you a note as to what needs to be addressed before the bike is made active in the museum. (As opposed to just deleting the bike as was the practice before.)

The note will appear underneath your bike thumbnail in Pending Bikes on your user page (i.e. /user/nate):

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee151/natebeaty/needs-work-1-1.jpg

.. and at the top of the single bike view (i.e. /bikes/redline/631):

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee151/natebeaty/needs-work-2-1.jpg

We also started a page for Submission Guidelines. We'll be updating this as time goes on, but it's a good start.

Hopefully this will make things a little smoother for bike submissions.

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#2 2009-07-06 4:57pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

if a bike gets flagged needs work... what the procedure after you fix the problem. do we have to let yo know or is this something that gets reviewed again.


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#3 2009-07-14 11:49am

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Hellmutt wrote:

BMX_Madness:  You submitted a bike that you admitted not knowing an exact year on, I made a note to dig through the other serials listed (if there are any) and compare, have not had time to do that yet.  I as well haven't had time to check posts to see if you have researched a correct year after submitting.

you were right hellmut. i called huffy today and got a positive id on my pro thunder. the bike shop was not correct.

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#4 2009-07-30 11:18pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

why does a bike need a serial #?

We gather the serial #s for reference, hey do NOT show on the website.
I have sent serials #s and stuff to several people after their bike has been stolen.

You can simply put "none" in the serial # field if you dont want to submit them.

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#5 2009-10-26 8:51pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Ok, I fixed my submission on the MT Racing Junior Fox. Now what? The question doesnt seem to have been answered. BMX_Madness "if a bike gets flagged needs work... what's the procedure after you fix the problem. Do we have to let you know or is this something that gets reviewed again".

Thanks.
Ed

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#6 2009-10-26 9:00pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

jasonrideout wrote:

why does a bike need a serial #?

Submitting the serial number to the museum also helps you by keeping your serial number written down in case your bike gets stolen. Also know that the serial number is only visible to you! It is not made public.
Glad to see this section up and running. Nice work Nate! cool


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#7 2010-01-18 4:43pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Hellmutt wrote:

See that's the thing a "bike shop" or original owner who says "I bought it 75 years ago" aren't always correct, in fact most of the time they're wrong.

i agree with hellmutt the bike shop not always right...

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#8 2010-01-19 10:30pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

What if a bike has no serial#?I have a frame that looks exactly like an 84 Haro freestyler without the coaster tab.But there is no serial to ID the bike.It has to be made by Anlun but I'm not sure its a Haro.


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#9 2010-03-12 4:34pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Yep works well.

I tried to submit my 1975 Mongoose/Super-X and it was put in the new “Needs Work† section. One reason was that I had to get rid of the little photo bucket symbol in the photo’s which is fair enough. The other reason was that my bike is a Mongoose frame with Super-X decals and so it was listed in the wrong section as I tried to list it as a Mongoose, even though it had a detailed explanation of why it should be listed in the Mongoose section. The response on fixing the photo’s and resubmitting it as a Mongoose was to have it deleted with no further communication. I’d love t have a chat to the Mod responsible for this display of “ABSOLUTE ARROGANCE†.

The bike is very significant to the history of Mongoose BMX. Please correct me if I’m wrong but I would guess that nearly every Mod in the museum wouldn’t have a clue about how this bike fits in with the history of Mongoose.

Considering that this bike is the 268th Mongoose frame built, made in the first few months of Mongoose production and that there are only 3 other 1975 Mongoose BMX bikes in the Museum, I would have thought that you would have wanted it displayed for the members. I only know of one other Super-X decaled Mongoose frame and it’s owner (A significant player in the Old School BMX scene world wide) chooses not to display his amazing collection on your site.

So where would you have liked the bike listed?????
You have some Super-X bikes listed under BMX Products in the Museum but my bike was made by RECO Racer’s Engineering Company and BMX Products did not own RECO when this bike was made, so it isn’t a BMX Products bike. Also the Super-X bikes in the Museum including the one and only 1975 Super-X, have the Super-X single gusset which was later changed to the boomerang style. Note both of these different style Super-X frames aren’t Mongoose style frames.
You don’t have a listing for RECO and if you did I believe the link to the history of Mongoose/BMX Products and RECO would be lost. Not many people wanting to research Mongoose history would ever find my bike or make the connection if it is listed as a RECO bmx.

My bike is a RECO made 1975 Mongoose frame, the 268th Mongoose frame made. RECO produced these frames for Mongoose and also sold some Mongoose frames decaled with Super-X decals through their existing motorcycle connections.

My bike was said to have been swapped at the sticker factory for Mongoose and Super-X decals instead of payment. Maybe they didn’t have the cash flow at that early stage to pay for decals?

I believe that the significance that this bike has in showing the link that early Mongoose frames were sold with Super-X decals prior to or around the same time as the Super-X came to have it’s own unique frame design is too important to dismiss out of hand as you have.

When the bike was just deleted with no further communication I tried to question why such an arrogant attitude was taken to such an important submission. I sent an e-mail through the contact us section and guess what…NO REPLY at all.

So my question is do you really want to have such a rare piece of BMX history displayed on your site or don’t you?

After all isn’t this site for the members and not an outlet for arrogant dismissive decisions by Mods?

So if it isn’t too much trouble could one of the GODS of the Museum actually engage in some communication with one of the minions if it isn’t beneath you?


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#10 2010-03-13 2:41pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Gooser wrote:

Still no contact! I'm losing faith here...

Sounds like something that should definitely be in the museum! Please try resubmitting it. We have a new person in charge of bike submissions now.


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

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#11 2010-03-21 8:02pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Gooser wrote:

Or is it a money thing and they only answer a Pro Members questions?

fwiw, the mods all do this for free.

Gooser wrote:

Maybe they should start taking notice of the increasingly negative comments by members about the direction this site is heading!

the irony is that the increasingly negative comments make it really unappealing for mods and myself to work on the site.

the quality of the site really comes down to the behavior of folks here. believe me, we all want things to go smoothly and everyone to enjoy the site.

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#12 2010-03-21 8:48pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Well put Nate,
plus we sometimes get busy, or have different schedules.
Believe me, BMX is the focus of the site and documenting the history and bikes in/was the main focus..
As Nate said, we all want the site to run smoothly, and are constantly working towards that goal..
I hope the recent changes help with that...


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#13 2010-03-22 8:08pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

if you bike has a problem and is put in the needs work section after its fixed it will be approved and on you bike page when you click on your username if its not there even under pending it might have gotten lost or didn't go through and you'll have to resubmit it

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#14 2010-04-28 10:23am

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Hello. Sorry to keep bothering u guys but my two bikes have been in the needs work section for like 2 weeks. I wa told i needed to take pics outside cuz they were to dark. (which they weren't cuz I edited the color and light on my computer) I don't care about that though.I took new pics outside and still have no bikes posted. I really just want my bikes posted. By the way theres a mosh that looks just like mine posted as a 1992 pro xl and its really a 1998. Thanks.big_smile

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#15 2010-05-04 3:08am

OLDSKOOLA
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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Hi Guys,
Just wondering how long it usualy take to get a bike through pending ??

Not being pushy or anything like that. I just have more photos. and I love this bike heaps

Thanks for your assistance in advance.

Simon....

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#16 2010-05-12 5:41am

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Somebody doesn't like me...

"Need full size drive side shot as first pic please, better lighting too"

Is there really something wrong with this as a first picture?
http://bmxmuseum.com/image/gt4130_lg.jpg

When did the drive side start playing into this?

The only things you can't see well in the picture of the driveside is the big, solid, black sprocket, and the big black hubgaurd...

There are pictures 1000x worse than mine that get used for 'first pictures,' what's the deal with my whole thing getting held up for some bologna?

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#17 2010-05-22 3:06am

OLDSKOOLA
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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Hey guy's just fixed my "Needs Work" problem. I had the wrong year.
Its all fixed now but the bike is still pending with the "wrong year" on it still ????
How long does it take t clear up.
Thanks. Simon....

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#18 2010-05-29 2:01am

OLDSKOOLA
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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Hey all,
Still waiting for my bike to be accepted.
I have fixed the "needs work" problem.
Is any one looking into this for us ???

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#19 2010-06-04 7:18pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Maybe my bike will go in now if I try for the x-teenth time. Stoked.


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#20 2010-06-10 9:03am

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Is there anyway you can check to see if my Mach 1 I am trying to submit is still sitting in pending, or where ever?
I originally made a mistake on my photos so I got the "needs work" thing but I have since fixed it yet my bike is not showing up under "my bikes".
Did mine get lost, do I need to resubmit it?

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#21 2010-07-22 5:03am

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

so what happens after you rectify needs work does it get reviewed still waiting to see a reply to this question asked by others and now myself please help us to understand what needs doing my pic was marked bike needs work but no other notice of what work needs to be done pleas help us to not ask the stupid questions we all want this to work smoothly if its justa matter of taking a clearer picture what happens after the picture is replaced do we delete and resubmitt or is it reviewed at a later date please explain

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#22 2010-07-24 11:38pm

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

kmans57 wrote:

I also got one "needs work" and no explanation.......................................

Same here. If I got something wrong, no problem, I'll do what I can to fix it. But without an explanation, there's not much I can do.

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#23 2010-07-25 4:23am

tych
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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

would be nice to get a reply from someone one what to do or what happens

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#24 2010-08-06 11:21am

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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

I'm ready to go live! BANGIN'

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#25 2010-08-13 7:26am

Chris Rice
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Re: New "Needs Work" Status For Bikes

Just submitted a bike I'm working on, and received message back saying "Needs Work", but doesn't say what it needs. Can someone please help. I'm in the restore process, and this is my first submision to the museum. Thanks!

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/haro/39959

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