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Old 05-24-19, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Grammar could be your friend ... in a different world.

What you just said is that you will no longer engage the bullies and will also will no longer try to be nice, encouraging, and helpful to others.

I assume you meant to say that you plan to stop helping the bullies bully others and will now be surly and snarky to everyone?

Seeking clarification.

Well that is comforting to know,,,,, see he's doing his part to just fit in,,, and to gel sort of speak......
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Old 05-24-19, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bikeme View Post
This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and instead try to be nice, encouraging, and helpful to others.
I had a question before even finishing your first sentence but you knew it was coming didn't you? Is it ok to throw in some well meaning sarcastic humor if, like myself, there is usually no SME content to share?

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Old 05-24-19, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
You should see what happens when you get started on reverse mortgages and how things were better in the 60's
I myself have often wondered what happened to the laid back days of old.


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Old 05-24-19, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
Seconded. I have several people on ignore.
same
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Old 05-24-19, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
The ignore list is a wonderful thing.
Damn, I didn't even know that existed, lol

Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
I see you recently bumped into fietsbob in the mechanics sub forum.
The error was in thinking he is human. Bob's actually an AI program that parses data together to try and create human like interactions. Sometimes it works so so and sometimes it's a real trip.
Try to think of his writing as beat generation, psychedelic inspired haiku without the usual 5,7,5 constraint
No way! That would explain alot of things. Like how he posts on everything, where does he get the time for all that? I mean with 8 bikes, shouldn't one be out riding? Also he rarely makes sense, often responds with no context and the formating is all messed up.

Or are you just playing me?

If you are, then I will feel like a real idiot for falling for it. Sorry bob.

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Old 05-24-19, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I myself have often wondered what happened to the laid back days of old.


-Tim-
Father Time and age. Kids nowadays have no idea what an abbacus is.
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Old 05-24-19, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jon T View Post
Father Time and age. Kids nowadays have no idea what an abbacus is.
Jon
But when one bursts they sure want it removed in a hurry.
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Old 05-24-19, 05:57 PM
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DANG, this is like Déjà vu

AGAIN and Again and again and again and
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Old 05-24-19, 06:29 PM
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Just try to learn something from everything you read here. This forum can be a great bicycle education tool.
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Old 05-24-19, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
Just try to learn something from everything you read here. This forum can be a great bicycle education tool.
That's the way to look at it. Only so much about a bicycle to talk about but still theres something to learn. If nothing else cycling is diverse. I love every bit of the passion, know it allness and snarkiness whether I agree or not. Otherwise just read a bike manual.
And Bob may be the only normal one here.
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Old 05-24-19, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bikeme View Post
This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and instead try to be nice, encouraging, and helpful to others.
darn

good for us to know
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Old 05-24-19, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
What exactly does it do?
Does it makes threads started by that person invisible, or any response they give to someone else's thread?

Or does it just disable email notification for if that person responds?

Not trying to be snarky or bullying, BTW. ��
Email notification? What email notification???

I turned the email notification off ages ago.

Putting a person on the ignore list means that when you read a thread, you don't see their responses ... unless someone else quotes them. So if the OP had you on ignore, he would not see your post, but he would see it here because I quoted you.

So if you suspect that someone has another person on ignore ... quote the "ignored" person. That way the person who put that person on ignore won't miss out on the ignored person's thread.

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Old 05-24-19, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Chain lube, self-defense, dogs, frame material, bike weight ... there is simply nothing sensible to be said on any of those topics which hasn't been ignored repeatedly in dozens of threads.
Have we tried to make a bike using a frame material composed of defensive dogs that self lubricates? I assume the bike weight to be equivalent to carbon since dogs are made of carbon.
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Old 05-24-19, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bikeme View Post
This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them.

In response, I will no longer engage them and instead try to be nice, encouraging, and helpful to others.
Originally Posted by Rajflyboy View Post
Just try to learn something from everything you read here. This forum can be a great bicycle education tool.
Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Personally I go both ways.

I try to post helpful and thoughtful (or though-provoking) comments, except when I don't.

There's a number of topics that have been thoroughly hashed, and re-hashed, digested and even excreted several times. For those, snarky sarcasm comes out.

It's an on-line forum, and I sometimes respond as if my brother in law's string had been pulled and the normal guff starts out, and I respond naturally.

Hopefully the reader can tell the difference.
Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
See what happens when you get a bunch of grumpy old guys together to talk about bikes?
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
"Likes" or "Points" [for] members"

After about 10 years here I have my preferences (and my own choices for the ones I consider “pills,” who are nonetheless fun to read).
I have previously posted to a now-closed thread:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
I think I have absorbed all the good advice I can for a complete and agreeable cycling lifestyle, and recently I have clicked on many fewer threads than before.

In the past I have offered IMO several useful suggestions about cycling, particularly for winter and urban cycling, to multiple repetitive threads. They are usually lost in the morass of often scores of replies, both in agreement and dispute with mine.

I’m not especially motivated to read or write about rides in areas I will never visit, or bikes I would not buy.
Other cyclists’ biking stories are often meaningful to me, but usually not consequential enough for a reply.

Frankly, now my main enjoyment is reading the personal clashes on the various threads, such as these current ones: "I work with a moron", or ”How often do you check your mirror?.”

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Old 05-24-19, 10:53 PM
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There are some who read and there are some who reply. And then there are some who reply that don't read. What a mess ......
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Old 05-24-19, 11:33 PM
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Indeed.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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Old 05-24-19, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
But when one bursts they sure want it removed in a hurry.
Apparently, you don't know what an abbacus is either. What you described is an ABSCESS.
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Old 05-25-19, 12:49 AM
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No... I'm pretty sure an abscess is the positive form of recess. Like concave and convex.
An abbacus is a little dingle hopper that humans don't need any more so the doctors take it out when it bursts.
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No... I'm pretty sure an abscess is the positive form of recess. Like concave and convex.
An abbacus is a little dingle hopper that humans don't need any more so the doctors take it out when it bursts.
No no no. An abbacus is something an angry abba would say.
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Old 05-25-19, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Email notification? What email notification???

I turned the email notification off ages ago.

Putting a person on the ignore list means that when you read a thread, you don't see their responses ... unless someone else quotes them. So if the OP had you on ignore, he would not see your post, but he would see it here because I quoted you.

So if you suspect that someone has another person on ignore ... quote the "ignored" person. That way the person who put that person on ignore won't miss out on the ignored person's thread.
The big question is what would happen if I put me on my ignore list and whether it would affect the space time continuum.
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Originally Posted by BirdsBikeBinocs View Post
There are some who read and there are some who reply. And then there are some who reply that don't read. What a mess ......
Seriously, have you ever considered starting a thread about bird watching and bikes? I'd be curious to know how that works and whether there are other people on the forum who use bikes for that.

I don't know enough about bird watching to know if there's special strategy needed to use bikes, but I always like to learn things about how other people use bikes. My vision and color blindness kind of limit any potential for being a good bird watcher myself.

If you wanted to make the thread more general, maybe it could be about crossing bicycling with other hobbies.
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I like a bit of bird-watching, occasionally. Course, you have to be subtle, it can scare them off if they know.
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
I see you recently bumped into fietsbob in the mechanics sub forum.
The error was in thinking he is human. Bob's actually an AI program that parses data together to try and create human like interactions. Sometimes it works so so and sometimes it's a real trip.
Try to think of his writing as beat generation, psychedelic inspired haiku without the usual 5,7,5 constraint
This could be a great parlor game: Write your own fietsbob response to the thread. Here's my entry:

we called guys like that "ginger" snaps because no one liked that cookie much

i wore socks made of dirty blond hemp and rubber bands but you cant get "real" rubber bands any more
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It’s only an Internet forum, pretty hard to get upset about that! Face to face with real people, then you might have something to get upset about. Personally I find it pretty hard to be “virtually” offended.
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Originally Posted by bikeme View Post
This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies on it that make it unpleasant to use. It's no surprise, forums of all topics have them. In response, I will no longer engage them and instead try to be nice, encouraging, and helpful to others.
A co-worker showed me the softball forums he participates in. I believe snark, spite and bullying are pre-requisites there. While there is some occasional unpleasantness here, bikeforums has very little to worry about. Thanks to our moderators and the fact that cycling generates more endorphins than softball.
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