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« on: November 09, 2009, 03:57:00 am »
To improve our presence in the online world I created a Wiki Page    Many thanks to Steve for his help in adding the content.    Wikipedia Page    Feel free to contribute.  However please make sure you keep the Wikipedia guidelines  I.e. not gratuitous advertising, please keep it factual and provide references and citations etc.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About    Colin   Colin Prior  COG IT Director    Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  AMA#1081764  ROK#20000617 
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 10:35:00 am »
Nicely done!  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 12:44:00 pm »
Nice job Colin.  2003 Concours, 56K  COG #6953  IBA 28004  http://home.comcast.net/~slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm  
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 09:55:00 pm »
Well, dedicated COGers never rest....  The Wiki page is really. really wonderful !  Lots of hard work !    Thanks Colin !      
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 02:45:00 pm »
Thanks chaps!    Appreciated!  Colin Prior  COG IT Director    Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  AMA#1081764  ROK#20000617  
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 03:09:00 pm »
Nice Work Colin! Thanks!      When I looked at  the page I saw this though     "This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy.  Please share your thoughts on the matter at this article's entry on the Articles for deletion page.  Feel free to edit the article, but the article must not be blanked, and this notice must not be removed, until the discussion is closed. For more information, particularly on merging or moving the article during the discussion, read the guide to deletion."    What's that about??  
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 03:49:00 pm »
Yikes!!    I saw that too Sean. Looks ike we need some heavy Wiki users to get our backs on our little Wiki-world!  Dave Muir  1980 LTD1000 - Rocket  1999 Concours - Rocket II  1997 Dyna - wife's  CT-COG #3649
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 07:11:00 pm »
Yes there is a danger that any page can be deleted by the moderators.  Turns out the moderator who posted that is a) a Brit (ok I'm embarrassed) and b) is a BMW rider. He is claiming that COG is "unremarkable"    Feel free to pitch in but be nice:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Concours_Owners_Group_-_COG    Colin   Colin Prior  COG IT Director    Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  AMA#1081764  ROK#20000617  
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 09:44:00 pm »
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 Well, that leaves me out :eg:  Dave Muir  1980 LTD1000 - Rocket  1999 Concours - Rocket II  1997 Dyna - wife's  CT-COG #3649
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Re: COG Wikipedia Page
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2011, 01:05:01 am »
Clicking the link brings up a Wiki page that says the COG page has been deleted. Am I missing something?
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011, 08:46:52 am »
Yep looks like a lot of work just wipped out.  >:( I suggest wiping out the Brit Beemers log...  :o

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011, 04:16:37 pm »
It is sad to be deemed unremarkable.  I am sure there are other sections of wikipedia that are much less remarkable.
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2011, 11:22:21 am »
Ridiculous, they put more work and resources into deleting it than it would have been to just leave it there.  Though I can see the point about it not being verifiable by third party sources, I think the page could have been left up with some kind of warning, until there could be some verification.  But, where would verification come from?  Are we licensed by Kawasaki, or govt., or anything like that?

Well, whatever.  By their standards, Wikipedia itself should be deleted, where are the articles such that show the remarkableness of Wikipedia?
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Re: COG Wikipedia Page
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2011, 02:47:41 pm »
What makes COG any less remarkable than those listed in these Wiki pages...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_clubs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_motorcycle_clubs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_Motorcycle_Owners_of_America


I think it is time to repost COG.
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2011, 03:24:04 pm »
I agree with Steve. There are some really lame-o pages on Wikipedia. I've been to some that have absolutely NO information, but they're still on there. Someone must have an axe to grind.

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Re: COG Wikipedia Page
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2011, 01:48:19 am »
Thanks for the input chaps.

We have not lost the page completely as I moved it over to a personal wiki page here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Colinp386/Concours_Owners_Group_-_COG

So we can have a go at re-instating it at some point.

A lot of it goes back to a lack of press/coverage by us.

Hopefully Mike Kuban will be able to address this :-)

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Re: COG Wikipedia Page
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2011, 02:28:49 pm »
Colin,
What about an addendum to the Kawasaki Concours wiki page proclaiming the existence of COG.  It seems that since the page is already in existence and apparently meets their criteria it would be a good place to build some cred.  Good thought?  Bad idea?  Silly?
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 07:23:57 pm »
I say good idea.  8)
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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2011, 09:34:00 pm »
You'll notice that this group has had a warning up since 2009 requiring 3rd party references. 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Motorcyclists_Alliance

I think I smell a discrimination suit.   C:-)
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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 10:04:30 pm »
I think it's interesting that I was looking up some information on an actress and found some on Wikipedia. It's states that she was born in NYC yet several other references state she was born in Sumatra, Indonesia. Quite a difference, yet the Wikipedia page is still there. It does request other sources but is not marked as "unremarkable" even though it has almost no information. Just sayin'!

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Re: COG Wikipedia Page
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2011, 07:16:58 pm »
What about that article about the Concours being a 'cult' bike?  I don't remember the publication, Rider or Cycle World, but that seems to me like 'remarkable'.
Also, we have been around for 20+ years and the bike has been around for longer than that.
I would give it another go, then we could keep an eye on it.
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2011, 08:03:41 pm »
I'm not sure if its the bike or the folks that ride it that are a cult! LoL


Been a bit busy on other projects but I'll have another go at launching it.


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