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Old 04-12-11, 12:04 PM
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Commuters Useful Threads Index Thread Topical Links Related to Commuting Needs)

2011 Commuter's Mileage Thread

Advice to New Commuters

Commuter Bicycle Pics

Commuting's "Pay it Forward" Thread


How was the commute today? 2011 Edition.


Riding a 20 year Old Clunker

Road Rash Treament

Strange Things Found On Your Commute

Making your bike glow down the road


We can add to this as we go, and this can help keep the top of the forum from getting overwhelmed with stickies.
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Old 04-12-11, 01:00 PM
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Respectfully, i don't like this I used the stickies all the time and this seems to be way less convenient, easy and entertaining
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Old 04-12-11, 02:48 PM
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Squirtdad, I*'m trying to streamline the stickies, while still keeping them accessible. This opens up more area for new posts and still having them available. It's easy enough to go back, but give it a chance and you may come to like this better in the long run.
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Old 04-12-11, 05:20 PM
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I don't get why Strange Things Found On Your Commute is a sticky but also appears outside of this new thing. Oh wait, do they all?
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Tom,

I understand the desire to keep from sticking everything, but I'd keep a couple of them still...

I'd advocate for re-sticking the Commute Today and the Mileage Challenge threads.

Just my $0.02
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Old 04-13-11, 08:45 AM
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Recommend that you return to "stickying" the Commuter Bicycle Pics page. that's really the only reason I come to this subforum, the bike porn.
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Old 04-13-11, 09:22 AM
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I am stuck on stickies,
cuz stickies are stuck on me.
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Old 04-14-11, 12:16 PM
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I nominate the following thread to this index...

Night Commuting Tips
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Tom, it would be nice to see at a glance what threads have new posts since I last visited.

Thanks!
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Old 04-15-11, 09:20 PM
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How about:

The Commuting For Trade Thread
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Yes, why is it a sticky and some others that get way more attention are no longer sticky?
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I really like consolidating the stickies into here, since I basically only use one of them all. I am finding two issues though: 1) when I click the link it opens a new window (maybe that's a setting in my browser? I don't think so, though) and 2) it goes to the first page rather than the last. Thanks for working on streamlining this, for sure!
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Originally Posted by scroca View Post
Yes, why is it a sticky and some others that get way more attention are no longer sticky?
I agree, why is 'Commuting For Trade' a sticky?? Personally I have zero interest in that one but I like to check 'Commuter Bicycle Pics' often....
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Tom, I have given it a while before I chipped in with my $0.02, but here it is. I would like to see the mileage thread and bike pics thread stickied

I like this forum, it doesnt seem to need much moderation, mostly because of the people who come here, and in part because the moderaters do it so well.

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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
Respectfully, i don't like this I used the stickies all the time and this seems to be way less convenient, easy and entertaining
+100

Hate it, and didn't think the forum was especially crowded at the top.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Squirtdad, I*'m trying to streamline the stickies, while still keeping them accessible. This opens up more area for new posts and still having them available. It's easy enough to go back, but give it a chance and you may come to like this better in the long run.
In this case, you're solving a non-existent problem.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
...It's easy enough to go back, but give it a chance and you may come to like this better in the long run.
It's now been three months like this, and I don't like it better. Anyone else? I'd love to see the How was the commute today thread, the mileage thread, the Strange Things thread, and the Pics thread stickied again. The Advice thread I wouldn't bother with, since nobody reads it and noobs just start their own threads anyway.
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Originally Posted by K'Tesh View Post
I nominate the following thread to this index...

Night Commuting Tips
I agree my ride home is pretty much always past dusk, i read through that thread and learned a lot. Thanks K'Tesh for linkin me up!
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I liked it the way it was before, too.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
....and you may come to like this better in the long run.
Are we there yet?

Still liked it more before...

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Are we there yet?

Still liked it more before...

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I'm with azesty on this... it was better before the change

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I hate sticky threads personally and think they take away from the forum especial going from page to page. I like the idea of consolidating them into 1 thread to open up the real estate on the forum
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Can we do all or nothing on this? Right now we've got some stickies, and some in the consolidated thread.
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Can we do all or nothing on this? Right now we've got some stickies, and some in the consolidated thread.
Either way, thanks Tom for posting; good stuff here.
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A tip for those displeased with the Sticky Thead: Use the Bookmark feature of your browser to access your favorite stickies. Especially if using a smartphone. One click gets you right where you want to be every time - directly.

Not that anyone cares, but I am enjoying not having to scroll past a dozen stickies when using my phone to visit BF.
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