Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    Minneapolis colinm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Just under Minneapolis
    My Bikes
    1984 Bianchi ATB, 1980? Raleigh Comp GS
    Posts
    843
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Since when did some of our members think they knew all the things going on in my head? I am not "deep" into cycling? I should know how to handle issues...??

    I thought this was (and it was) a forum about bikes, riders and things that happen whilst riding. Now, nearly every time I post to help, comment, or query, I am besieged with the all-knowing put-down and threads wind up a frustrating mess.

    WTF?

    Rant off, flame suit on. Bye.
    Last edited by colinm; 10-03-05 at 11:59 AM.
    THREAD KILLER

  2. #2
    Chronic Tai Shan ofofhy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    PHL
    My Bikes
    '74 Fuji SRS
    Posts
    1,115
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    'was' not '<i>was</i>'


    Whatever happened to Don Was?
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

    * no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

  3. #3
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i don't think there are enough people with PhD's on this forum.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    some are just asswipes. same in other bike forum too. they think they're the authoritative answer. bull**** i say.

  5. #5
    Senior Member 1fluffhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    baltimore
    My Bikes
    Pake Track; Bianchi XL EV2 El Reparto Corse, Kona Jake the Snake
    Posts
    1,663
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    People who like to be rude on message boards usually lack a spinal column in real life.

  6. #6
    Feral Member Nicodemus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Roma, Italia
    My Bikes
    yes, I have one.
    Posts
    2,645
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What ARE you talking about? The KQRS thread? Someone insulted you and you retorted. Is that all?
    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.

  7. #7
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it has something to do with "average age".

    No offense, but it is the younger people that act like that and think they know it all, about 80% of the time. Those, say, over 30 or so aren't "typically" as anal and beligerent.

    Try going to a typical forum about computers and/or games and such and its 20x worse.

    My main forum is a computer forum with a much higher average age (probably 60% are over 30) and that forum is very mild and very little of that kind of thing happens there.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  8. #8
    Go Titans!! sunninho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Culver City, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Eddy Merckx Team SC - Record - Rolf Prima Vigor; Andy Hampsten Cinghiale - Dura Ace 7800 - Rolf Elan Aero
    Posts
    2,490
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    My main forum is a computer forum with a much higher average age (probably 60% are over 30) and that forum is very mild and very little of that kind of thing happens there.
    Which forum? Anandtech?
    One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
    --Paul Bourget

  9. #9
    Minneapolis colinm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Just under Minneapolis
    My Bikes
    1984 Bianchi ATB, 1980? Raleigh Comp GS
    Posts
    843
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus
    What ARE you talking about? The KQRS thread? Someone insulted you and you retorted. Is that all?

    Well, yeah, that kinda set me off, but more often than not there's this "King of the Forum" type that hovers and pounces on any perceived "weakness" to call out this and that, and to generally call into question the right of the OP to have whatever opinion they started with.

    Or something.

    Is this still valid, Dr.?
    THREAD KILLER

  10. #10
    Immoderator KrisPistofferson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    POS Tennessee
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
    Posts
    7,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some people take their PHDs and cut them into rolling papers so they have something to sprinkle their carpet into.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeforums
    Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.

  11. #11
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sunninho
    Which forum? Anandtech?
    No....it's not thaaaat big (yet).

    www.abxzone.com
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  12. #12
    Feral Member Nicodemus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Roma, Italia
    My Bikes
    yes, I have one.
    Posts
    2,645
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by colinm
    Well, yeah, that kinda set me off, but more often than not there's this "King of the Forum" type that hovers and pounces on any perceived "weakness" to call out this and that, and to generally call into question the right of the OP to have whatever opinion they started with.

    Or something.

    Is this still valid, Dr.?
    I just did a quick look and that's all I could find recently. It didn't seem that much to me, is all.

    I don't know who this mysterious Opinionatrix is of which you speak, so I can't comment any more than that. I was just curious.
    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.

  13. #13
    Minneapolis colinm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Just under Minneapolis
    My Bikes
    1984 Bianchi ATB, 1980? Raleigh Comp GS
    Posts
    843
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Carpet...smoke? And all this time I've been throwing money away.
    THREAD KILLER

  14. #14
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    7,460
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
    People who like to be rude on message boards usually lack a spinal column in real life.
    lol, it's called e-balls

  15. #15
    Overacting because I can SpongeDad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Mean Streets of Bethesda, MD
    My Bikes
    Merlin Agilis, Trek 1500
    Posts
    4,551
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you spent 5, 6, 7 or more years of your life obtaining a PhD that rendered you unemployable, you might be a cranky internet poster too.
    “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Churchill)

    "I am a courageous cyclist." (SpongeDad)

  16. #16
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home alone
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
    Posts
    6,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Internet forums are a lot like bars. Full of the smartest, bravest, funniest and most handsome people you will never meet in your entire life.

  17. #17
    Señor Member USAZorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Carlisle, PA
    My Bikes
    1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1994 Trek 830 MTB, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead, Unicycle
    Posts
    13,034
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Discuss it on Classic & Vintage. We know everything, but are civilized and refined.
    The search for inner peace continues...

  18. #18
    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    West West Fort Worth
    My Bikes
    Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
    Posts
    4,272
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Internet Forums are like bars, except they usually attract different people. I personaly thought there were more *******s and drunks then there were people with PhD's on this forum, although granted you could have a PhD and still be an *******
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

  19. #19
    Senior Member CPcyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Lemond Arrivee, Felt F1 Road, Tomac Revolver(full), GT race (hardtail)
    Posts
    1,645
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When you work in academia you learn the only thing PhD stands for is Pile it Higher and Deeper. It seem like they get focused it to they own world and can only think of themselves. In one department I sat on the fence between two groups of Professors can say you learn real fast how to stroke egos and not get hurt.

    Just remember most PhD's know a lot about a little and some times can't see the big picture called life as they have been deprived of it for so long to get were they are now.

    Sorry my little rant on "Smart" people not being as smart as you think.

  20. #20
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lauren
    I ain't gonna get my PhD because I'm a teenage lobotomy! - Ramones
    Plus you refuse to sleep with the professor..

  21. #21
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lauren
    Despite me being in an engineering program, the profs all have something going on at home as best as I can tell. Did I mention that the nursing school is next door?
    That's fake... you know they have no lives.

  22. #22
    Feral Member Nicodemus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Roma, Italia
    My Bikes
    yes, I have one.
    Posts
    2,645
    Mentioned
    35 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wish I'd gone into nursing.
    Engineering - what in the world was I thinking?
    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.

  23. #23
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Plus you refuse to sleep with the professor..

    Meh... Now give me Marianne!

Posting Permissions

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