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Old 09-13-19, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Whoa, buddy, cool those jets! You might be showing signs of intolerance.
I wish that was the case. I think my response rate to newbie questions is probably higher than most. My grade 4 teacher summed it up when she said I " talked out of turn too much but was showing improvement".
She was wrong, about the improvement.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
No, they do not. Only posts in the bicycle related forums count. Foo, P+R, etc are for non bicycle talk.
Why ? If for no other reason than it makes it confusing for new members trying to get ten posts it would make sense to change it. Internet Brands is not a group of cyclists, it's an internet forum looking to have as many views / clicks as possible to lure advertisers.
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
Why ? If for no other reason than it makes it confusing for new members trying to get ten posts it would make sense to change it. Internet Brands is not a group of cyclists, it's an internet forum looking to have as many views / clicks as possible to lure advertisers.
Because those forums are the easiest target for bots, trolls, etc. to spot and exploit. Every forum tends to have something like that.

I think the ten posts related to cycling rule is a good one. I spend as little time on forums as possible, had no problem getting past ten posts—and I haven't even looked at all the possible sections yet.

I think too many people are too used to instant gratification. To paraphrase Master Sun, if you cannot wait, you cannot succeed.
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Old 09-13-19, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Lightning Pilot View Post
Because those forums are the easiest target for bots, trolls, etc. to spot and exploit. Every forum tends to have something like that.
I've seen many bot type posts that have the same title in the major cycling sections. Never have I seen one in The Lounge
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Old 09-13-19, 01:36 PM
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for some reason, the bots always targeted general cycling, even when it was at the bottom of the forum. Seems to me that the number of newbies that have posted in foo trying to get their post count up is pretty small.

What I'm seeing here is that there are some people that want to see more pictures of vintage rare AMF 10 speeds that the person would be interested in selling.
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Old 09-13-19, 07:12 PM
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I am settling in for the long haul.
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Old 09-13-19, 07:36 PM
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Is this thead still going?

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Old 09-13-19, 07:40 PM
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When I first read the title of this post, I recalled reading a thread in which one of the senior members criticized a new member for simply asking a question that, apparently, had been asked and answered a number of times before. The public dressing down that the new member received was enough to make me think twice about starting a new post with a question to the group. One thing I do know from experience is that a great online forum can be be more fragile than we may think. I enjoy reading journals of cycle tourists and my favorite website (devoted to cycle touring) went through some difficult times in the past few years. Disagreements between users and between users and the webmaster turned quite personal and resulted in many of the most knowledgeable and interesting long-time forum users leaving the site. The site has suffered as a result. Keeping an open and welcoming environment for new members and respecting differences of opinion between senior members will ensure this great little gathering place survives for years to come. Thanks Randy for your great website and for starting this thread.
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Old 09-14-19, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
No, they do not. Only posts in the bicycle related forums count. Foo, P+R, etc are for non bicycle talk.
I came; I made my ten bicycling related posts and then I started to really enjoy the various forums. I'm very thankful that so much is being done to keep out the spammers and the pure Trolls. I've see many other groups including Usenet ones get completely take over by spammers and/or trolls. I'm so thankful that there isn't that much of either here. It's really nice to have a place where a question can be asked and a answer related to that question is given. On a certain Usennet group a question can be asked about something bicycling related and within three answers the thread is hijacked to something totally unrelated to the thread title. The person most responsible for doing that calls it topic drift but it's hijacking plain and simple. In other groups a bicycling question gets posted and your emails says that you have X number of replies but when you go to check those replies they're all from Spam Bots. I really do like the forums here and am very happy that i discovered this community.

In short, I think a newbie who is truly interested in something bicycling relate will find it pretty easy to meet the requirements of the ten posts.

Thank you and cheers
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Old 09-14-19, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Is this thead still going?

Mang.
It's the anti-zombie thread, it refuses to die to be resurrected.
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Old 09-14-19, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
I came; I made my ten bicycling related posts and then I started to really enjoy the various forums. I'm very thankful that so much is being done to keep out the spammers and the pure Trolls. I've see many other groups including Usenet ones get completely take over by spammers and/or trolls. I'm so thankful that there isn't that much of either here. It's really nice to have a place where a question can be asked and a answer related to that question is given. On a certain Usennet group a question can be asked about something bicycling related and within three answers the thread is hijacked to something totally unrelated to the thread title. The person most responsible for doing that calls it topic drift but it's hijacking plain and simple. In other groups a bicycling question gets posted and your emails says that you have X number of replies but when you go to check those replies they're all from Spam Bots. I really do like the forums here and am very happy that i discovered this community.

In short, I think a newbie who is truly interested in something bicycling relate will find it pretty easy to meet the requirements of the ten posts.

Thank you and cheers
I totally agree! I used to go a lot on Usenet "sci.physics" and "sci.engineering," and they were overrun by all manner of crazies. "Very sad, very bad people ..." (the only time I've felt like quoting POTUS ... )
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Old 09-14-19, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Is this thead still going?

Mang.
well, it's a good place for newbies to post their experiences here and get their post count up without posting junk posts. Which we just delete.
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Old 09-14-19, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by BurleyCat View Post
Though I probably spend more time on the laptop than I'd like to acknowledge, taking part in 10 conversations on this site is taking me a while. Those who support the rule (which prevented me from posting a photo) about newbies, posts and photos are either more fully immersed in the culture and technoloy of bicycling... or maybe they think the rest of us have a lot of free time to hover over our keyboards. I'll get to 10 posts eventually. I'm now one post closer... meanwhile I'm trying to find appropriate parts for my 1950 Rudge Sports. (Sorry, no photo)
I don't agree that we oldbies aren't capable of supporting the newbies amicably without pictures. It depends on language skills, both some diligence by the newbie to ask questions that are pretty well bounded, and for the oldbies to try to understand and even to dialogue a bit to nail down what the problem is (and to convince each other what the problem is. Sometimes we oldbies in a group wander off in all directions, rather than try to help the newcomer efficiently with a problem. However, sometimes that wandering is the fun. But, we depend on the person asking the question to say, "Finally you old freaks got it!"

Meanwhile, if you have a 1950 Rudge you need parts for, that's a fertile field that should result in you being able to make lots of valid posts.
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I joined 8/9/16. This is my tenth post. I use Google to answer most of my questions. In my opinion most people who post want to expound or chat and can get to 10 posts very quickly. So now, because this is the vintage forum, I would like to say, i.e. , to expound, that tan sidewalls are ugly. They are ugly on vintage bicycles, new bicycles, narrow tires, and wide. When choosing a tire please choose black. Thank you.
And your 10th post was worth the wait. But where are the pics?
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This looks like an appropriate thread to double my newbie post count.
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This looks like an appropriate thread to double my newbie post count.
Work it, bud!
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Two is double.
It was a modest goal, I admit.
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It was a modest goal, I admit.
Three now. I fail to see the difficulty that spawned this thread. I'll bet you could get up to four in mere moments.
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Three now. I fail to see the difficulty that spawned this thread. I'll bet you could get up to four in mere moments.
You were right. It’s almost too easy.
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Maybe we should just put this one to bed now. It's almost to A&S stature. Approaching orbit around the Foo moon almost.

No, I'm not saying it's a Foo post, let's not revisit that

PS Notice that my post count has stayed about the same because I do post a lot to Foo.
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Maybe this thread will surpass the "Ironman" thread in terms of replies.
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I ride a Lightning Cycle Dynamics P-38...
You'll take my under seat steering when you pry it from my cold dead hands.
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Why ? If for no other reason than it makes it confusing for new members trying to get ten posts it would make sense to change it. Internet Brands is not a group of cyclists, it's an internet forum looking to have as many views / clicks as possible to lure advertisers.
That's what Foo is for. The cheese rolls in because of Foo.

And actually it's MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands.
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