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Old 09-08-19, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Rollfast View Post
Shirley, you jest. Are they supposed to start thread number 3,947 on the same subject or should we just answer the same thread and leave it at that?

Chances are it will just get merged into another thread.

They're newbies. You and I are oldbies.
I shudder to have to admit it, but I agree. They're old questions/topics to us but new to them.
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Old 09-09-19, 09:12 AM
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Well first off this will probably get locked because they get really touchy if you discuss banned people.

Second off I always enjoyed wgscott and I was surprised to see he'd been permabanned. He was definitely a lot better than some of the outright racist and misogynist trolls that seem to operate with impunity here. When they first banned him I figured it would be like 2 week thing, but clearly that's not the case.

He seemed to really get into it with the mods on this issue and apparently that was the straw that broke the camel's back. Maybe there was some behind the scenes messages or some posts that were deleted that were worse. Or maybe he requested the ban. Since they only update the banned user list arbitrarily now I guess we'll never know.
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Old 09-16-19, 09:56 PM
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Dude, he's back already.
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Hi! What’s this thread about?

If we can’t have a reasonable limit on preventing zombie threads, could we at least have a zombie smilie option?
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Well first off this will probably get locked because they get really touchy if you discuss banned people.

Second off I always enjoyed wgscott and I was surprised to see he'd been permabanned. He was definitely a lot better than some of the outright racist and misogynist trolls that seem to operate with impunity here. When they first banned him I figured it would be like 2 week thing, but clearly that's not the case.

He seemed to really get into it with the mods on this issue and apparently that was the straw that broke the camel's back. Maybe there was some behind the scenes messages or some posts that were deleted that were worse. Or maybe he requested the ban. Since they only update the banned user list arbitrarily now I guess we'll never know.
Well forced PC can't change a person's feelings. And conservatism or being conventional doesn't mean misogynist. Although some people may mistakenly jump to that conclusion.
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Old 11-14-19, 03:36 AM
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Did he? I thought I saw his posts recently. I saw SOMEBODY'S posts recently that may have been banned for a while.

There is one sure way to know...if you have been banned your ID and all that disappears from the member list IIRC.
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https://www.bikeforums.net/members/wgscott-347046.html

He posted YESTERDAY. I remember when he was banned, saw it, so I gather it was a suspension.
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Don't let newbies attach to dead threads
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Hi! What’s this thread about?

If we can’t have a reasonable limit on preventing zombie threads, could we at least have a zombie smilie option?
FYA to the subscribers on this thread, I recently noted that @datlas (whom I've met personally and respect) had reawakened this current thread after laying dormant from 9/6 to 11/10.

On 11/10 he had replied to this hyperzombie thread on the Road Cycling Forum, Looking for a road bike for my girlfriend,” with the OP on 12/09/2000, and the most recent post preceding @datlas on 2/20/2001.
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So what did you get her? You’ve had plenty of time to decide.
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Hi @datlas,

As you note, the OP has had about 18 years to decide.

Back in my courtin' days…

I specifically replied to this post though because earlier this evening I noted your post to this thread, dormant since September 16, "Don't let newbies attach to dead threads"
I have on a few occasions posted this quote about the ”expected lifespan” of a thread:
Originally Posted by alan s View Post
You do realize that once this is out of the top 5 threads, no one will read it, and after it drops off the first page, it is ancient history.

Good luck keeping it active and getting anything useful out of it.
I also replied to this ancient thread, knowing its age Heya, where is everyone from?,”OP, 10/28/1999:
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Hi! this is a test post, just checkin it out! kinda cool

oh yeah, i live in utah.
Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
[10/2/2009] The thread started in '99, in the 20th Century.
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[10/31/2019] I suppose someone will be continuing to bump this Zombie Thread every 10 years?

I posted in it ten years ago - was already middle-aged when it began.
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[11/3/2019] In 1999 I was kind of in the cycling doldrums…Just cycle commuting, not even in winter as I recall. That was between an active touring phase up until 1988, and resumption of road cycling in 2006.
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[11/4/2019] Not only zombie thread, but Snoturtle has been buried for 19 years.
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Old 11-14-19, 07:59 AM
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Will thread start dates be brought back?
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Hi @Deal4Fuji , in this update not yet, but yesterday I raised another issue with tech so we are working on getting that back for the Bike Forums community! Thank you for your patience with that. I know it has been a long time coming and I will closely monitor the situation.
@IBRyan it's 6 months - is there no way to have the start date of threads added back ? That would sure help ID zombie threads.
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Old 11-14-19, 01:52 PM
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@GailT @ksryder

I just read your posts. Thank you both for your very kind and generous words of encouragement. I really appreciate it.
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Old 11-14-19, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
@GailT @ksryder

I just read your posts. Thank you both for your very kind and generous words of encouragement. I really appreciate it.
Welcome back. Nice Soma, btw.
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Old 11-14-19, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Welcome back. Nice Soma, btw.
Thanks!

The fork has me worried:
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Old 11-14-19, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Thanks!

The fork has me worried:
Oh yeah. That looks concerning. I hope Soma's customer service is responsive.
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Old 11-14-19, 02:18 PM
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I bumped a 17-year-old thread the other day as a joke and not only did it get locked, now it seems to have disappeared.

That seems excessive.

And humorless.
You got that right about humorless. Nothing new here.

From just 10 years ago .. . https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sug...on-lately.html

The thread starter Khatfull https://www.bikeforums.net/members/khatfull-135637.html had a little fun, and would bump the thread on the anniversary date. He missed a couple years, so I helped out. Did this for 8 years, was just a fun, harmless bit of conversation.

Shut down by a moderator with the line "Enough fun. Closed."

Pretty much when I stopped posting to the forum.
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Old 11-14-19, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by loky1179 View Post
You got that right about humorless. Nothing new here.

From just 10 years ago .. . https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sug...on-lately.html

The thread starter Khatfull https://www.bikeforums.net/members/khatfull-135637.html had a little fun, and would bump the thread on the anniversary date. He missed a couple years, so I helped out. Did this for 8 years, was just a fun, harmless bit of conversation.

Shut down by a moderator with the line "Enough fun. Closed."

Pretty much when I stopped posting to the forum.
Always fun to see how many people on those old threads are now banned.

I think if you stick around long enough on BF maybe your risk of getting banned increases.

Something about you either die a hero or live long enough to become a villain, I suppose.
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So much whining about moderation, did anyone read the forum rules posted above which addresses that pretty clearly? The funny thing is there is just as much whining in here about us killing zombie threads as there is about us not killing zombie threads. We will almost always kill a resurrected thread if the people involved originally are not here. Sometimes we delete if there is problematic content. We have evolved somewhat in the amount of misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia and other bigotry that we will tolerate. You can call it PC if you want, but we call it being reasonably polite to people that want to participate here that are hurt by bigoted posts.

Some of us think that the "related threads" feature has contributed to the resurrection of zombie threads. I blame google.
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You say whining, I say playful banter.
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The sad fact is folks like @GailT and @TimothyH are getting chased off, which destroys the sense of community. (I, however, am grateful to have been provided the opportunity to come back so that I could delete all of my photos and other personal content I unwisely posted here.)

Necroposts and DOS trojans disguised as ads don't offer quite the same appeal.
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Ti, guy. That's where it's at.

No need to feel like Bill Hicks when it's all in your control.
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