The GSResources FAQ

The purpose of this FAQ is to answer the questions that we commonly receive.
If there is a question that you feel should be added to this FAQ, then please contact Frank.

General Questions

How long has The GSResources been around?
This website started in 1995 as a way to share information primarily about the stator problems the motorcycles were having. Now the website is the place to go for info on GS series motorcycles.

What are the most popular areas of the website?
The most popular area on the website are the forums, followed by Stator Papers section. If you have questions about GS;s the forum is the place to go to. Be sure to do a forum search first before posting you question. Odds are that the question has already been asked.

How has this website been around so long?
Popular demand for info on GS series motorcycles started the website. Through those connections friendships have occurred in. There are quite a few members here that have been around from the very beginning.

Is this website free?
Yes, the website is free. Contributions are asked for though because in order to keep this website running efficiently, we host this website on a high-end server and that isn't free. Because of that, contributions to run the website are encouraged.

Forum Questions

What are the rules concerning behavior in the forums?
The forums are run under the general rule that everyone be civil to one another - under all circumstances. No name calling, baiting or trolling. Just because someone says something in a post that angers you does not give you the right to "go off" on that person. To do so may get yourself banned from the forums permanently. The forums are watched by moderators to guard against such behavior.

What can I do if someone breaks the rules in a post?
Go to the post and click on the Report Post button. This will send a report to the Admin and all Moderators. They will then respond appropriately.

Why can't I log into the forum?
If you haven't logged into the forum for more than a year then chances are that your account was purged. These purges are done regularly to keep the database to running efficiently.

If my account is deleted, how can I rejoin the forum?
Simply register for the forum once again. You may be able to use your old forum username, if someone else hasn't taken it. If you are successful in creating a new account using your old username please note that old posts and threads will not be connected to your new account.

My name is in the Owner's Registry so why can't I log into the forum?
The Owner's Registry and the forum run from 2 separate databases. This requires you to register for each separately.

What are the "Site Supporter" or "Super Site Supporter" labels by a person's name?
When someone contributes to The GSResources one of the titles is added to their forum avatar. This remains for 1 year unless they contribute again. If they choose not to, then the title is changed to "Past Contributor".

What are the benefits of supporting The GSResources?
You support the best resource for Suzuki GS information on the Internet. When the website was no longer being hosted on free servers, the decision was to go to a user-supported website. The understanding was that if it was not supported by its users, then it would go away. Happily, it has been self-supporting since then.

There is also another small benefit for those who use Private Messages in the forum - the size of your mailbox is increased. "Site Supporter" member's mailbox size goes to 150 messages and "Super Site Supporter" members mailbox size goes to 200 messages.

And yes, I appreciate your support!