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Old 07-31-06, 06:44 AM   #1
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Okay someone fill me in.

Whats up with the Aussie threads? There HUGH threads and I don't care to read a book at 6:43am in the morning.

I was gone most of the weekend.

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Old 07-31-06, 06:47 AM   #2
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I'd have to write a book in itself to expalin. Let it suffice to say that we host it now. Maybe we can get the 'roos to play nicely with us seppos
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Old 07-31-06, 06:58 AM   #3
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Okay where was it before??
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Old 07-31-06, 07:22 AM   #4
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humm not sure about this but it doesnt seem to be welcomed here. it's kinda funny that it's in foo though, cause once we get going with it, it could be fun to watch what we can do with it.. Muah hahaha
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I'd have to write a book in itself to expalin. Let it suffice to say that we host it now. Maybe we can get the 'roos to play nicely with us seppos
It's pretty much finished with... basically Koffee got her undies in a twist about us using the word 'seppo' in a Floyd Landis thread and decided to take the Aussie thread away... possibly got her arse kicked by Joe and so moved it to Foo. She's been on a deleting spree ever since so most of the regular Aussies have diappeared to another cycling forum with nicer carpet.
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It's been in 'Road Cycling' for a few years.... very popular fer a laugh.
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cause once we get going with it, it could be fun to watch what we can do with it
You would've had a job on yer hands.... part 5 was only two weeks old (post #70). Do what you like with it... Koffee does!



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Old 07-31-06, 07:57 AM   #6
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history lesson:

1)Aussies start a series of totally offtopic threads in road cycling
2)somehow it gets stickied
3)drama breaks loose, and some slurs were used (seppo, and maybe some others)
4) mods move the thread to figure out what's going on
5)thread frequenters discover a single grain of sand in their nethers
6)sandy posters start making threads about it, with a few even making posts that I would consider racist, or outright offensive. A few posters I respected have lost all respect.
7)mods dealt with the issues in the thread, and placed it in foo
8)thread frequenters found a second grain of sand in their nethers
9)Thinking this sand is from bikeforums, they threaten to go to the spamtrap known as cyclingforums
10)Most of the people really don't care, since many of them never posted outside of that thread anyways.


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Old 07-31-06, 09:02 AM   #7
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Slightly corrected history lesson...
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1)Aussies start a series of totally offtopic threads in road cycling
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2)somehow it gets stickied
Yep. By BF mods.

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3)drama breaks loose, and some slurs were used (seppo, and maybe some others)
Yep, but drama broke loose elsewhere... none of it occurred in The Aussie Thread... which is the main point.

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4) mods move the thread to figure out what's going on
Nope. One mod, singular, didn't move it, she said she'd deleted it.
Other mods have since pointed out that there was no discussion as is normally the case, she just took it upon herself to do what she liked. Other mods have also suggested she either lose mod status, or be banned. (not Aussie mods BTW, USofA ones)

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5)thread frequenters discover a single grain of sand in their nethers
that's why I don't go to the beach... nothing worse!

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6)sandy posters start making threads about it, with a few even making posts that I would consider racist, or outright offensive. A few posters I respected have lost all respect.
The muck slinging went both ways but KB made sure she selectively deleted her posts to tip things her way. Yep, a few posters were getting a bit excited, but it was her job to deal with them individually. Instead, she deletes a completely unrelated thread to get back at them. Classy.

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I suspect KB got her arse kicked and had to do something... a bit of an about-face after threatening that if the thread was resurrected, she'd just delete it again.

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8)thread frequenters found a second grain of sand in their nethers
see 5)

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A lot of us have been members there for longer than here... it doesn't get as much passing traffic so generally isn't as much fun.

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10)Most of the people really don't care, since many of them never posted outside of that thread anyways.
Whether you care about us or not is not the point, you should care that there are people in positions of power here that obviously don't know how to handle it. Like I said, other mods are suggesting she be banned for her behaviour.

We have no gripe against the members here, just one mod. Most people that visited TAT reckoned they got a good laugh out of it, which is what it was about... we occasionally talked bike stuff though. Sad that it had to go this way... I've met some top yanks here.


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Okay I think I got it. WHAT IS SEPPO?? pm if that is better. I don't want to cause drama here.
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Old 07-31-06, 09:23 AM   #9
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... I've met some top yanks here.
When are we yanks and when are we sceptic tanks?
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Odin,

Don't get too Thor about what happened. We're no strangers to drama here in Foo.

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When are we yanks and when are we sceptic tanks?
hmmm, you're never septic tanks, just yanks or seppos. It just rhymes.
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Seppo is just rhyming slang. seppo=septic tank=yank
Originally from Yankee (commonly used around the globe) shortened to yank (cos we're lazy) rhymes with septic tank (cockney rhyming slang) and we couldn't be bothered saying the whole thing (see lazy) so we shorten it to seppo.
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Old 07-31-06, 09:50 AM   #12
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Don't get too Thor about what happened. We're no strangers to drama here in Foo.

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I Woden get too worried about me getting Thor... Norseing to worry about at all.... oh dear, think I'd better go now
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Old 07-31-06, 09:53 AM   #13
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Old 07-31-06, 10:04 AM   #14
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Cool avatar, Odin.
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THose Aussies, always causin' trouble.

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Old 07-31-06, 12:05 PM   #17
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I like aussie people, well... I like thier accent so anyone can pop up the volume in here and make me happy? good luck in foo.. I mean welcome to foo
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Ahaha I saw that episode 5 days ago LoL
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Sorry to hear about all the troubles, seems like I missed all the excitement. Can't say I could have helped much though. I've said as much as I can on this topic else where, but if any of those Aussies who have escaped to the land of CyclingForums stop by here - hope you all decide to swing by BF in the future once tempers cool down. Ya'll are a good bunch for the most part, and hate to see the BF community split over this.

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accent? nah, we don't have an accent... Kiwis do though
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This thread will probably get nuked too now... sorry.
I think now would be a good time to introduce a new acronym to BF: IBTL!
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fwiw - I noticed there was not a star (purple, blue or any at all) after Koffee's name when I checked today. Not sure if she's taking a break, or retired.
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Heh, heh... take a stroll thru the 'K's.
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In your little history lesson you make it seem like the aussie thread has only been around for a week.

you kinda skipped the whole years of success and the fact that its on something like its 4th thread of over 1000 replys.
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