Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 58
  1. #1
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Mods strike again!

    I see some moderator is active in 50+ again. The thread where Will asked about Wisconsin Rail Trails and where I answered his questions was moved. Hopefully this now won't start happening with all of our threads about various localities, as we've had a number of them.

    As far as I'm concerned, when a thread is moved out of 50+, then it is dead to me. If anyone in the new forum where it landed asks any questions about my posts in it, they aren't going to get a response because I won't be reading it.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  2. #2
    Has opinion, will express
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    12,813
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree with your last sentiment. I rarely, if ever, follow a "moved" link because it's likely to take me to a forum in which I have no interest. But you know about mods... a power unto themselves.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

  3. #3
    Humvee of bikes =Worksman Nightshade's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,279
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sour grapes fella's? No one is perfect ya know.

    I will admit for a Mod to move, or edit, a thread and not take by name
    credit is a bit low in my book.
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

  4. #4
    Has opinion, will express
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    12,813
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sour grapes? After all the posting I've done here in five years, I've had one thread moved. Several deleted, but they were close to the edge anyway. This issue was dealt with extensively and acrimoniously several weeks ago. Apparently, the lessons remain unlearned for the BF mod gang... that is, if in doubt, leave it alone!
    Dream. Dare. Do.

  5. #5
    Roadkill byte_speed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    East Tennessee
    My Bikes
    2002 Lightspeed Classic; 2010 Pedalforce RS
    Posts
    844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If the mod moved it because it he thought it might be of interest to folks in another forum, I wouldn't have much problem with that. If it was not appropriate to forum, it should be deleted.

    If he moved it because it was off topic, if it was of interest to a 50+er, it was on topic, by definition.

  6. #6
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It certainly wasn't off-topic. It was about biking the rail trails in Wisconsin & the current conditions of some of those trails & the roads to access them. Will & I, as 50+'ers, enjoy riding on those trails and have frequently shared our experiences on them.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  7. #7
    Fred E Fenders fthomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    S. California - Again!
    My Bikes
    Randonee
    Posts
    1,071
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    50+ Should be a Mod Free Zone!
    F Thomas

    "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  8. #8
    Email for new group DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Send email to dnvrfox@aol.com for new group
    Posts
    20,883
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My guess is that the mod thought he/she was doing a favor moving it to the regional forum encompassing Wisconsin, where it might get a broader response.
    Gone - email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for new group of old 50+ folks

  9. #9
    Lincoln, CA Mojo Slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Lincoln, CA
    My Bikes
    94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
    Posts
    2,229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Truth is stranger than reality.
    '96 Giant ATX 760 MTB
    '01 Bianchi Eros
    '05 Giant OCR Llimited Carbon Fiber + upgrades

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    444
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just open another thread.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    4,866
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wonder...has a thread ever been moved to the 50+ forum?

    Just sayin'.

  12. #12
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    My guess is that the mod thought he/she was doing a favor moving it to the regional forum encompassing Wisconsin, where it might get a broader response.
    I don't doubt this. But a large percentage of threads in 50+ could be moved if the same criteria is applied to them. Only those that are specifically addressing issues that have to do with being over 50 would be immune.

    All of the threads on n+1 bikes, tires, clipless, riding to Portland, saddles, cycling clothes, biking Virginia, and so on and so forth could be moved to other forums. That's not even touching the ones that could technically be moved to Foo.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  13. #13
    Squirrel solveg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    My Bikes
    07 Rivendell Atlantis, 80's Mondonico, 91 Cinelli ATB, 83 Schwinn Peleton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 97 Klein Stage Comp, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM, 84 Bridgestone 200
    Posts
    4,917
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just nobody move the pardeeville thread. That would be very embarrassing.

  14. #14
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,488
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As a mod - as a practice, if I were to move, delete or edit something my usual protocol would be to PM the OP and let them know where I moved it and why. I also would post in the thread that it was moved. I usually would leave a redirect so others will know where it is. Perhaps the OP was notified and was okay with it and could chime in and let us all know.

    ???
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    rockford, il
    My Bikes
    Trek 7700, C'dale R2000
    Posts
    2,646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    These guys are a pain in the butt. Don't they have nothing else to do?
    How about worrying about the stock market instead?

  16. #16
    Squirrel solveg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    My Bikes
    07 Rivendell Atlantis, 80's Mondonico, 91 Cinelli ATB, 83 Schwinn Peleton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 97 Klein Stage Comp, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM, 84 Bridgestone 200
    Posts
    4,917
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    Stock Market.
    30-year reunion.
    Flooded bike paths.
    Threads being moved.
    High Humidity.
    Gas Prices.

  17. #17
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by will dehne View Post
    These guys are a pain in the butt. Don't they have nothing else to do?
    How about worrying about the stock market instead?
    We've now heard from the OP.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  18. #18
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Solveg,

    Are you feeling any better?

    Still planning to be in Wisconsin this coming weekend?
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

  19. #19
    Squirrel solveg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    My Bikes
    07 Rivendell Atlantis, 80's Mondonico, 91 Cinelli ATB, 83 Schwinn Peleton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 97 Klein Stage Comp, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM, 84 Bridgestone 200
    Posts
    4,917
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am* still going to go to Wisconsin, but the riding portion of the trip will be lessened. We'll still ride trails, though, but we'll take it day by day. I'm neg for lymes and parasites, but still not back to normal. I'm anemic, so I'm hoping a weeks worth of taking iron will make me feel like a biking fool.

    Can't wait to do that long tunnel.

    Are you still leaving* Wisconsin that weekend? I hope not... I was hoping for some cooler weather. Or in the summer, do you bring heat and humidity?

  20. #20
    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
    My Bikes
    Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
    Posts
    19,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This has been going on for too many years to worry about now. I have just started reading the old post's and on the last few pages of the 50+ forum- quite a few postings that to me relate to 50+ and cycling have been moved. Prize one is as on the link and originally appeared on page 177.

    MOVED: Proposed Guidelines for Moving Threads

    Remember- BIG brother is watching you. Or at least reading your post's and poking his/ her oar in where it is not wanted.
    Last edited by stapfam; 07-13-08 at 12:50 AM.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  21. #21
    Has opinion, will express
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    12,813
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Doesn't it strike you all the old names who don't participate on BFs anymore?

    Same thing happened in Touring with a six-year-old thread that was revived (unbelievable). And another that has been revived several times in the past six years. Interesting recalling some of the entertainment that some of the characters provided before they were banned (D*Alex, N-C [now he was really, really scary, literally!], Koffee, for example). And what about Pokey and his bargeloads of applesauce... ahhhh, they were the days.

    And I think many would now be eligible for admission to this village.

    And I suppose I should remember... it could have been Koffee we're dealing with...
    Dream. Dare. Do.

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,024
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have seen threads moved but I have never seen a thread copied. Just saying if it is so good that it needs to go into another forum maybe it also needs to stay where it is also.

  23. #23
    Senior Member Road Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI
    My Bikes
    Terraferma 650b, Mondonico SL and ELOS, Masi Gran Criterium, Trek 610, Breezer Liberty, Georgena Terry Classic
    Posts
    11,107
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by byte_speed View Post
    If the mod moved it because it he thought it might be of interest to folks in another forum, I wouldn't have much problem with that. If it was not appropriate to forum, it should be deleted.

    If he moved it because it was off topic, if it was of interest to a 50+er, it was on topic, by definition.
    I think moving threads to ENABLE access for non-50+ ers is nonsense. Why don't most of us look at multiple forums, to find information we want? I routinely surf Great Lakes, C&V, Mechanics, 50+, Long Distance, Road, Training, and sometimes General. I see many of the same names here as in those other forums, generally not disjoint sets of users. People will browse many areas if they want to find information. There's no need to move it for better access.

  24. #24
    Email for new group DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Send email to dnvrfox@aol.com for new group
    Posts
    20,883
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    And I suppose I should remember... it could have been Koffee we're dealing with...
    Very scary thought!

    And, yes, I really could never understand why D*Alex was banned - all he did was "tell it like it is!"
    Gone - email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for new group of old 50+ folks

  25. #25
    gone ride'n cyclinfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Upstate NY
    My Bikes
    Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
    Posts
    4,052
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Maybe the mod who moved it will speak up. I suspect it was one who has not been hanging around lately - a hit & run new mod.

    In general I have to believe that they are just trying to be helpful - but if I had started that thread and it were moved - it would be the last time I looked at it because I don't venture out of this sand box.

    When you get to be 50+ you can get disoriented easily and I don't want to get lost and not find my way back home...
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
    If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •