CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

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CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Postby BASHER DAVIS » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:16 am

I think I'm missing something and being daft ? What's the difference between being a FORUM MEMBER OR CLUB MEMBER ?? I thought it was the same thing ? Until I relized I can't access some of the club members sections to view comments or post ?

So I'm guessing it two different things ? MY QUESTION is ..... How do I become a club remember so I can access and view comments and post ??

Sorry for what probably seems a daft question to somebody else that will hopefully know the answer.... I'm a tad old and not great with forums 😳

Can anyone explain ?

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Re: CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:08 am

Put simply, the forum is run by the club primarily for the benefit of members, however, many of the forum pages, particularly those relating to technical issues and motorcycling issues are open to anyone who wishes to make a contribution... or just seek information. This is of benefit to the club because it broadens the extent of knowledge and the number of posts by increasing the number of persons contributing. Only those pages specific to club membership are blocked or restricted to non club members. Membership of the forum is free.

So what are the benefits of membership of the club? As well as the joy of belonging :lol: , the club does run events that are open only to members as well as publishig and E-zine (Online magazine).

On a historical note, both the club and the forum were started by the late Phil Hawksley some years ago and a large part of the impetus for the start up was the demise of a forum run by a company called Motobins, the forum is, therefore, a major part of the club activities. Since Phils sad passing, they have been maintained by the club committee who are all volunteers (and BMW enthusiasts of course).

If you would like to know more (and even better join up), go to the top banner in any forum page (The darker blue line), there you will see a link to 'BM Riders Club' This will give a drop down menu giving options for details of the club and a joining page.

I hope you feel you would like to join us in the club and, apart from anything else, help us to support this helpful and friendly forum.

Welcome to the forum anyway, whatever you decide...

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Re: CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Postby george baker » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:16 pm

Hi
+1 with Rob says

Since Phil's passing the club has been paying for the forum since we dont seem to have a way I can think of to accept donations. Nick the treasurer has a better idea of figures than I do but I suspect just running the forum and insurance is probably more than we get in membership fees.

In the spring I have already booked a holiday lodge in mid Wales where people can stop to have rides out away from their home area. I think you should be able to find details of the 2019 week somewhere on the site.

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Postby BASHER DAVIS » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Great.... this confirms that the forum and bmw club are separate.... thank you, I will look and follow the link you mentioned and see what’s involved 😎👍

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Re: CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Postby Douglas C » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:40 pm

Great.... this confirms that the forum and bmw club are separate.
Just be aware that this forum is associated the the BM Riders Club.
The BMW Club is a different organisation.
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Re: CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Postby george baker » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:07 am

Hi
apart from the difference between the two clubs our membership fee is 14 quid for 12 months

Link is here
https://www.bmbikes.org.uk/app.php/page/join-the-club

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Postby P-K » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:56 pm

And to add to what has been said above, you must be a CLUB member to attend and participate in events.
See the club diary.
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Postby george baker » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:36 am

Hi
and there are 2 events already booked for 2020, see the "official " events forum.

ATM the Club membership fee pays for this forum and it is guided by the committee --

In time
No club = no forum AND No Club Officers= Forum Decline


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Re: CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Postby tigcraft » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:25 pm

On another matter.....
Out of interest what does ‘club member 14’ mean ?

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Re: CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Postby george baker » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:13 pm

Hi
iirc it is a membership management tag, it is indicates that members have paid their dues this current year

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Re: CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Postby Mike D » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:49 pm

As George has said, plus I think the 14 means the 14th year since the club was stared.

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Re: CLUB MEMBER OR FORUM MEMBER ? WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Postby tigcraft » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:27 pm

Ok cheers you two for that


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