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Over50

Well-Known Member
...The list of dealers at the bottom of the display is absolutely daunting. I counted 37 of them on mobile (IOS safari and Chrome), all in California. The number seems a bit excessive as it takes about 12 swipes to get to the bottom of the page. The desktop version only shows 4 or 5 local dealers which is amply sufficient...
I also noticed same as JayVee regarding the dealers on the mobile (takes too much of the display). In my case, however, I think the quality of the info was lacking. I noticed a dealer in my area (Detroit) I had never heard of and thought "great, a new shop has opened". Clicking on the link took me to an italian e-bike manufacturer. A Google of the shop name came up with nothing. A Google of the shop address came up with a different business at that address. So perhaps a ruse intended to steer traffic to the italian manufacturer's site?
 

bob armani

Well-Known Member
It’s looking a lot better as others mentioned. However, the forum is still a ‘one way trip’ on mobile in the sense that if you click on EBR icon (top left hand corner), it keeps you in the forum instead of bringing you to the review section as on the desktop version.

The list of dealers at the bottom of the display is absolutely daunting. I counted 37 of them on mobile (IOS safari and Chrome), all in California. The number seems a bit excessive as it takes about 12 swipes to get to the bottom of the page. The desktop version only shows 4 or 5 local dealers which is amply sufficient.
Takes 12 swipes ahh? A little annoying. Hope we can control which dealers are displayed at the bottom of the forum page in the future. I only have 2 due to the area I live in is my best guess. I also have my alerts covered by the map as JayVee has indicated. I just go to a different page when opening...
 

Lenny

Well-Known Member
You're doing a great job Court, lots & lots of hard work put into EBR to build this great community. There has to be at least 300 EBike brands out there today. It's kind of how the automobile industry started, there were so many brands in the begging.

The non-standardization of this industry is also very difficult to work with.

The fact that you are working to make EBR an even greater place by making things more simple is great! I look forward to seeing the new changes.

Regards, Len
 
Hi, Court.
Thanks for creating this awesome forum. It has been very helpful as I peruse the various threads. I belong to a lot of forums and am an administrator of some of them. I also have some websites I have created and update daily. One thing that has been a big help on the forums is having a general idea where other members are located. I live in Pittsburgh, PA and have 8 friends with electric mountain bikes. That number is growing fast as I let others ride my bike. It would be nice to know who else is located near Pittsburgh so they can join us and promote a positive portrayal of ebikes in the Pittsburgh area.
I have looked through this forum for a location map for members but can't find one. You may want to use a simple Google Map like this one: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h8JZ_WFkyxjuxU2FzU1lXze52xyRT0TH&usp=sharing Feel free to use the map I posted as I left the editing option on.
or create your own. Just trying to make a suggestion and if you think it's a bad idea, that's fine. Thanks again.
 

e-boy

Active Member
Can you add GM's new ARIV to the Brand subforum ?
I know it's not available in the US and very little is known about it ...
Nonetheless , it would be great to have a place to bash it ! :)
 

ebikemom

Administrator
Staff member
Hi there! The brand forums are added at the point where Court has reviewed a bike in a particular brand.

You are welcome to create threads about the brand you want to talk about and folks can still find post related to the brands they’re interested in by using the search function. If you want to talk about this particular brand just be sure to prominently list the brand name and model name in the title of your thread. That will make it easier for everyone to find.
 

elizilla

Member
Just wanted to praise your "Trusted Advertisers" section. I know that selling ads is what pays the bills at many websites and I don't mind being advertised to. But I have been forced to install ad blockers due to all the sites that just sign up with some random service, and let unvetted content (that includes malware!) pour through as advertising.

My ad blockers are pretty good so I'm assuming the only reason I am even seeing ads here is because Court is hosting the actual files, which means he's paying attention and not serving as a malware vector. I know it is more work to host your own ad files but this is the right way to do it. Good job!