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    PLEASE! Add an AVATAR to your profile!

    Brothers and Sisters here on HarleyTalking.com:

    PLEASE......take a moment to click on "settings" located at the top tool bar of the home page of this site, and customize your profile!

    You can add as much or as little personal information as you feel comfortable with, of course!

    But I ask just ONE favor.....

    PLEASE....select an "Avatar",

    either a picture of you right from your own computer that you upload into your profile, OR, choose one from the HUGE assortment of avatars already there in our own library! (and the selection grows every day!)

    It helps put a "face" to your posts, even if the face isn't your own! (like yours truly!)

    It's just so much better than a blank "ghost" avatar, and really lends something to both your posts and the board in general.

    If you have picture that exceeds the correct size for an avatar (approx. 100X100), here's a link to a site that will easily re-size your pic of choice to the correct dimensions:

    http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/

    In addition, if you already have an avatar but would like to change it, you are welcome to do so at ANY time! Just look through our ever-growing selection or add one of your own! Please remember that we have just a few guidelines of what we do NOT want to see.....examples of any hate-related group, like swastikas, or any frontal nudity that is below the belt....NOT cool, ok? But Rob and I built this city on Rock and Roll and still strongly feel that our members are all honorable guys who will make the right decisions without having a Dominatrix standing over them with a whip! (hmmmm....that depends on how hot she is though, doesn't it??? LOL!)

    So....right now, before you forget, please go take a look at our vast selection and pick one out! (And remember to use the pull-down menu to see the various categories of avatars available!) Or upload one of your own, bearing in mind it needs to be right around 100X100, but a bit larger is still ok.

    OK...thanks for your patience in reading this....let's get back to the party!
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    Please visit our new Gallery!

    Guys and Girls, the new Member Gallery is OPEN!
    Feel free to post your pics there and show us any facet of your life you care to share!
    Remember, life is NOT just about our bikes! (Well...almost!)
    Show us the wife, kids, dog, and that hot next-door neighbor you've been watching with binoculars at night through the slats of your mini-blinds!
    Show us the bike before, during, and after your latest project!
    Show us that cage you're trapped in when you can't ride!
    Members can "rate" your pics and even make comments about them!
    Please be kind and considerate in your comments....although we don't have the oppressive rules of certain other forums, we won't allow hurtful and unkind remarks about someone's loved ones!
    OK! Let's have some fun!
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    SUGGESTIONS NEEDED! PLEASE READ TODAY!

    We have opened up a new section of the board (right down near the bottom) as a "Suggestion Box".
    Please help us help YOU by making constructive and creative suggestions and give us some workable, doable ideas on how to make this site better in any way you think will help us grow! We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
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    CHARTER MEMBER....become one TODAY!

    To ALL Newly Registered Members: As you know, we are a BRAND NEW site and literally, "just born"! So, we are going to reward some select new users with the title "CHARTER MEMBER", which will designate now and in the future that you were one of the first registered members who trusted in us, and took the time to post on a new site with few members and very little activity.....YET. Your participation in these early days will help us grow into the site we all want....a site where we can live up to our mission statement: "HDTalking.NET....where we live for THE RIDE, not "the rules"! As time goes on, more and more members will join, and the "CHARTER MEMBER" title will of course no longer be available! Be one of the first new members to help our site grow by posting here in the forums and by turning other riders on to what you have found here! Be a part of something BIG! Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on the forum! Ride Safe and God Bless!
    UPDATE: As of September 20, 2010, only TWO MONTHS after the start of what was to be termed by some to be "a little experiment", to see if a forum could actually succeed WITHOUT rules designed to do nothing but crush the souls and spirits of it's members, to operate successfully and actually FLOURISH and GROW with NO "control-freak" type Gestapo tactics in place, but instead a place where adults could act like adults and be seen to set their own limits and act responsibly and respectfully around each other, HDTalking.NET has grown exponentially and has thousands and thousands of posts and our membership grows DAILY! Most of this INCREDIBLE success is due to the Charter Members....the riders who came on in the dark and early days of this forum and gave us a chance to succeed when some wished us failure! Due to the AMAZING support of our Charter Members and all those that came later, we are now well on our way to becoming one of the finest destination pots on the internet for bikers who seek camaraderie and fellowship among like minded adults who may be kids at heart in some ways, but have long proven they don't need to live under the crack of the whip to show honor and respect towards each other! My sincere thanks to ALL of you for making this wonderful "experiment an OUTSTANDING success! As you all know, the "Charter Member" title has been closed to new members and that small group will remain as it now stands for as long as each Charter Member HONORS us by their participation here! But although no "new member" can achieve "Charter Member" status, we still recognize the awesome contributions of the members who came later and appreciate EVERYONE who is here, and we all know we would be nothing without each and every one of you, no matter what the title! So thank you everyone, and I look forward to celebrating many "anniversaries" with you in the future here at HDTalking.NET!
    Most Sincerely, "The Team" EDITED December 2010: We have now changed our banner name to HarleyTalking.Com as we continue to respond to our members needs for the ease and accessibility of a ".com" site, and will continue to add more domain names to our Community in the near future. Please be advised that while www.HarleyTalking.com now appears on our top banner, we are still the same www.hdtalking.net site you have come to know and love! Thanks again for your support in our first year and we look forward to even more exciting growth in the year to come!
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