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Old 05-24-19, 10:52 AM
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Just, wow.

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.

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Old 05-24-19, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by bikeme View Post
This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky bullies .
I am most assuredly not a bully.
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Old 05-24-19, 11:08 AM
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I am not a bully.

I am proudly snarky.

And people who act like they know it all are really annoying to those of us who actually do.

Excuse me I have to go yell at some kids to turn down their music and get off my lawn.
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Old 05-24-19, 11:22 AM
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The ignore list is a wonderful thing.
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Old 05-24-19, 11:30 AM
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The ignore list is a wonderful thing.
Seconded. I have several people on ignore.
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Old 05-24-19, 11:32 AM
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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 try to be nice, encouraging, and helpful to others.
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.

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Old 05-24-19, 11:33 AM
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See what happens when you get a bunch of grumpy old guys together to talk about bikes?
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Old 05-24-19, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
See what happens when you get a bunch of grumpy old guys together to talk about bikes?
You should see what happens when you get started on reverse mortgages and how things were better in the 60's
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Old 05-24-19, 11:58 AM
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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.

LOL, thanks! Corrected...
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Old 05-24-19, 12:00 PM
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People that think they know everything really annoy those of us that do.
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Old 05-24-19, 12:17 PM
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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.
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Old 05-24-19, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Grammar could be your friend ... in a different world.

..... and will also will ......
Welcome to the Department of Redundency Department.

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Old 05-24-19, 01:29 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 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
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Old 05-24-19, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
The ignore list is a wonderful thing.
Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
Seconded. I have several people on ignore.
Its amazing when you use the ignore list to ignore 2 or 3 people....

A thread with 300 responses that is getting out of hand will suddenly be reduced to 5 or 6 helpful responses to the original post.
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Old 05-24-19, 01:38 PM
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Welcome to the Department of Redundency Department.

Jon
Welcome back to the Department of Redundancy Department again. Can we assist you with some help?
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Old 05-24-19, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
There's a number of topics that have been thoroughly hashed, and re-hashed, digested and even excreted several times.
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.
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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
A member Fietsbob's family tree..

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Can I apply a filter that only leaves genuinely helpful info?
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
The ignore list is a wonderful thing.
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. 😂
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Old 05-24-19, 02:34 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. 😂
Not invisible; you just see they posted something / made a post or response, but you have to go out of your way to view the content - so it's easily ignored. You can view what's been posted by users on your ignore list, with a simple click.
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Old 05-24-19, 02:43 PM
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You should see what happens when you get started on reverse mortgages and how things were better in the 60's
"What's the best chain lube?" is historically hot, as is "Fork's bent!"
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Old 05-24-19, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Can I apply a filter that only leaves genuinely helpful info?
Yes, of course, as long as you can create one!
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