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Old 06-04-20, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
In this day and age some snowflake is always offended about something. Virtually anything someone may do offends someone.
Let's test that:


I think recumbents are dumb.
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Old 06-04-20, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Let's test that:


I think recumbents are dumb.
I'm going to be in Nebraska in a few weeks, I am going to don my finest skinsuit, stare at my front wheel, and close pass every recumbent I encounter.
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Old 06-04-20, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by hubcyclist View Post
I'm going to be in Nebraska in a few weeks, I am going to don my finest skinsuit, stare at my front wheel, and close pass every recumbent I encounter.

You're a racerist!
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Old 06-04-20, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
In this day and age some snowflake is always offended about something. Virtually anything someone may do offends someone.
I am offended by the fact I am agreeing for the first time in my life with a recumbent rider.
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Old 06-04-20, 11:30 AM
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Moderators on this site are just awful. Just ban me already if you are really this ********.
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Old 06-04-20, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by StarBiker View Post
Is that the same as packing?
People were waving at me yesterday and I didn't know who they were........
Yes, as in "packing heat".
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Old 06-04-20, 12:50 PM
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Packing heat? Hmmmm, perhaps perception..........
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Old 06-04-20, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
In this day and age some snowflake is always offended about something. Virtually anything someone may do offends someone.
Are you packing?
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Old 06-04-20, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
Yes, as in "packing heat".

I'm against people packing these, they make it too hard to wave:

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Old 06-04-20, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Oneder View Post
Moderators on this site are just awful. Just ban me already if you are really this ********.
Well, if you weren't so good at concealing your IP address they'd have done it already
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Old 06-04-20, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Senior Ryder 00 View Post
Hi Folks,

Is it just me or are the threads getting increasingly argumentative, snarky and convoluted? When I started with BF a few years ago, members were friendly, courteous and helpful.

Recently, we’ve had rambling threads about inconsequential subjects. Seven pages ragging on a member because he was putting his “trophy bike” in storage. Another four pages on the accuracy of tire gauges. And so forth.

Are other members sensing this? Could it be just the stress of the times?

Regards,

Van
Well, I took a four year hiatus from this forum because I got sick of people who were looking for trouble and would **** on me (and others) for the most bizarre reasons, like they would totally ignore the obvious meaning of a post and would instead pick up on something completely tangential and then twist it into me (or others) having a problem. F' em.

So, no, it's nothing new. In fact, every single forum everywhere is exactly the same!
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Old 06-04-20, 08:09 PM
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Old 06-04-20, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Oneder View Post
Moderators on this site are just awful. Just ban me already if you are really this ********.
Feel free to logout. I propose moderators get a 50% pay cut...oh...wait...nevermind.
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Old 06-05-20, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Oneder View Post
There's some good posters here and lots of bicycle knowledge but his forum has always kind of sucked sucked and was always full of snobs and know-it-alls who learned all they needed to know in kindergarten, at least for the last few years anyway.
Then there are those who complain about the forum and the moderators but for some reason they keep coming back. What is wrong with those people?
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Old 06-05-20, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
............................. What is wrong with those people?
Can't fix stupid ??
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Old 06-05-20, 05:12 AM
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Bless their hearts
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Old 06-05-20, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Can't fix stupid ??

But, but.... he had a really high IQ!
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Old 06-08-20, 11:26 AM
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PoorinRichfield said "Having been relatively active on multiple forums, I've found BikeForum.net to be better than most in terms of snarky, useless, and derogatory comments."
Somehow I screwed up my quote, but I wanted to be sure to give him credit.

I totally agree with this. I have been in several Facebook groups for Jeeps. It seems that every post (no matter how benign) ends up turning into a knife fight. This group has been very helpful with all my questions and for the most part very polite in all the threads I have followed. I always look forward to seeing what is going on here.
P.S. In my jeep forum there would probably been 15 comments about how I am an idiot for screwing up the quote.

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Old 06-08-20, 11:38 AM
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I used to be occasionally "snarky" on here to some I thought deserved it, you know, the pompous ones all full of themselves. Of course those people don't actually know who they are because they suffer from that condition. Like crazy people don't know they are crazy...because they are crazy. But I have made some lifestyle changes. Jesus is always watching so I try to remember that and proceed accordingly.
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Old 06-08-20, 11:44 AM
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I find this forum to be pretty friendly and helpful. In the grand scheme of cycling snark it is mild. Check out road**************** if you want to see true nastiness on display. Knowledgeable nastiness, but still...
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Old 06-08-20, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Wes in Missouri View Post
P.S. In my jeep forum there would probably been 15 comments about how I am an idiot for screwing up the quote.

Well, now that you mention it...

I kid, I kid! I've had days where I can't seem to ever get the quote thing right.
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Old 06-08-20, 12:22 PM
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Usually great information and opinions here.
There are some forum members who do feel their opinions are more important than others and use the forum to attack and belittle those with opinions that don't fall in line with their own.
It's fine to like your bike, state, country, laws, but it's totally ignorant to use those thoughts to attack folks who don't fit all of your likes.
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Old 06-08-20, 12:33 PM
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Usually great information and opinions here.
There are some forum members who do feel their opinions are more important than others and use the forum to attack and belittle those with opinions that don't fall in line with their own.
It's fine to like your bike, state, country, laws, but it's totally ignorant to use those thoughts to attack folks who don't fit all of your likes.
But what's really funny is when people tell me "I live in X, and the laws here say..." and then when I look them up, the laws there actually say the opposite. That's happened a few times.

OTOH, I got busted for misreading a couple of statutes in the last couple weeks, Best thing to do there is just admit I'm wrong and move on. So much silliness on the internet stems from people unwiling to admit they made a mistake, or worse yet, insisting it's the other guy's fault for making them do it or noticing it (or whatever).
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Old 06-08-20, 12:40 PM
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The real value of a forum is the entire community can post opinions and exchange information we all benefit from. And for sure I also have posted something that after reviewing others thoughts have changed my original take.
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Old 06-08-20, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Saving every comment one has made on BF and able to recycle them at will! Remarkable.... Wasn't Howard Hughes rumored to have saved his toenail clippings?
Umm, are you saying that's weird? I'm asking for a friend.
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