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Old 10-23-05, 05:28 AM
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Ask an innocent question and receive a sound drubbing in return.
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Old 10-23-05, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
I observe the same things. Right now mtb, for example, seems to have a couple of real old grumps in it. People just need to learn to chill. It gets frustrating reading peoples posts to just berate people for ***** and giggles.

As the winter hits it will move throughout the forums with people trolling to occupy the time they don't have on bikes. Once spring hits, for the most part, it all reverts back
Grumps in the MTB forum???? Really? This forum is a good place for info but you can only trust it so much.I've seen a few riding tips that could get someone killed or even worse. I'm a prankster and love to joke around but I try to make it real obvious that I'm kidding.For the most part this forum has good folks with good advice.
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Old 10-23-05, 07:21 AM
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At least you know know your post is not the first of this type. Every so often one of these comes up, they are good to let out steam
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Old 10-23-05, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
We Moderators do our best to encourage people to post just about the topic rather than attacking others. But if you spot a problem like this please report it by clicking the Spam link.

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and not only do the mods do a good job on a difficult task, they keep it a good thing to return to the boards for the more reasonable amongst us.

Without their work, this place would become a den that posters would not return to. I've seen a couple of boards that were destroyed due to a few as#$&les that stirred things up.
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Old 10-24-05, 07:30 AM
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Old 10-24-05, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by slvoid
That was R600duraace man, not me. I'm up to 600 watts already since I bought my lance armstrong discovery team kit.
Aww crap, I knew that super watt-o-meter would go obsolete too fast. Better go buy the new super duper, LT stompo rama that has a watt setting of 800! Some call it the schooler.
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Old 10-24-05, 12:46 PM
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Old 10-24-05, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul L.
Oh yeah? Just wait until I get my watt-o-meter set to 400 and my super race-o-matic cranks going! I may not put in 900 miles a week but since I don't own a team kit from another team I can ride a lot faster! So there...

OMGOMGOMG!!! Do you have the new '06 watt-o-meter and super race-o-matic cranks?! I just saw em at my LBS on some wanna be posers trek 1000.
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Old 10-24-05, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Savas
Ask an innocent question and receive a sound drubbing in return.
Innocent? I found at least one perjorative term in the OP.
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Old 10-24-05, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by floatingchoner
Thanks.
I have never experienced anything but complete knowledge and helpfulness in this forum. Never been ripped, or belittled, or experienced anything negative. There are people who are willing to share their vast wealths of information, and that is what makes this such a wonderful forum. But I have read responses to posted pictures of people riding with huge smiles on thier faces. They might be riding 'pieces' but they are having fun. Certian members should let them have their fun.

As a responsible person, it is my duty to be the voice for others who are not heard. If there is wrongdoing, it is my moral obligation to make it know and try to do something about it. Many people are afraid to stand up against things they know are wrong, and it is too bad. I'm here to help out the little man, no questions asked.

Thanks for the support.
Was there a vote or poll for HMFIC? I missed it.....

btw you ride a crappy bike with subpar equipment and should be banished to the cellar.



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Old 10-24-05, 06:23 PM
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Well, I've been hanging out in forums since back when usenet was actually a useful tool to communicate with. Hanging in most forums, especially ones where people are engaged in some competive activity takes a bit of a thick skin at times. I've got 5 basic rules for Forums that keep things in perspective.

1. Just because a person says you're an idiot doesn't make you an idiot.

2. If the entire forum says you're an idiot, then you might be one.

3. There is plenty of free advice, the expensive part is learning how to filter it.

4. You and I can disagree with out being disagreeable, but it's more entertaining when two other people disagree and are disagreeable about it.

5. Arguments supported with facts and logic carries far more weight than capital letters and bombast.

FWIW, I have found a lot of people here that I'm sure I'd enjoy meeting in person, a few that, on occasion, come across as abrupt but knowledgeable, and a few that I'm sure that even Will Rodgers would have a hard time liking.

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Who thinks that most people take things WAY too serious.
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Old 10-25-05, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by snowy
Oh ok!!! Well if something did happen I'm sorry.

I would bet a lot of the fellas on here said you did something bad by NOT posting the er...upper area affected by your recent brush with road rash.

I keed, I keed.....


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Old 10-25-05, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by floatingchoner
Not superman, but I am super easy, and super chill. There is no way that this increases my b.p. more than a quick pedal to the end of the driveway to get the mail. But I'm gonna call people on B.S. I can't do anything about it but bring it to light, in hopes of them cutting some people some slack. Thats all.
are you running for public office or something?
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Old 10-25-05, 06:04 PM
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you'll always get those that want to put folk down, the internet is a very easy method todo so as its impersonal. you get this on every forum to a cutain extent. im a member to site from all over the world, check my location out. i think this site has the least amount of it. you'll soon learn to just ignore it, or get used to the regularlys sense of homour. may thing never take it to heart, just ignore any bad coments and the poster wont bother, there just after the re-action.
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Old 10-26-05, 05:41 AM
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Don't forget "The Scarlet Pumpernickel"...I love Daffy Duck!!!
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Old 10-26-05, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Smoothie104
Hey I need to know if anyone thinks im an A-hole!

Then again, i hardly post anymore, so maybe im a nobody
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Old 10-26-05, 09:43 PM
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Smoothie104 = not A-hole.

You know, does this have anything to do with a GMC Denali road bike and a young person who wrote about his experience in regards to scraping up the cash to get said bike? That seems like just the type of post that might warrant a "guard the little people", Robin Hood-like reaction. Just thinking out loud...
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Old 10-26-05, 10:18 PM
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This whole thread has got me feeling pretty dang lousy for being an as#$&le with neither nutritional nor educational value.
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Old 10-26-05, 10:21 PM
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Where's the denali road bike thread? I want to make fun some more...
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Old 10-27-05, 08:31 AM
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I resemble the title
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Old 10-27-05, 08:36 AM
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you just got to be a little more selective about which threads you read. the good posts and information is still there. just have to work a little harder to find it these days.
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Old 10-30-05, 02:32 AM
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where is this "click" and what do I have to do to join?
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Old 10-30-05, 02:43 AM
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Regarding Ranger's original post where he used that emoticon...are high schoolers brown bagging it these days or something?
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Why did the current reading of this old thread encourage me to subscribe to the forum? Maybe I just learned that I belong (or was it the small triple?). I'm an *******. Oh well . . . it's good to face facts. Now that I've joined, I guess I'll have to work on a more cunning avatar to embody my true character (as if being a "senior member" wasn't an awsome enough responsibility).
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