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Old 10-07-08, 02:39 PM   #1
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How do you keep up

with all of the topics here? I log in and there are 10 pages of new posts. How do you do it?

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Old 10-07-08, 02:44 PM   #2
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with all of the topics here? I log in and there are 10 pages of new posts. How do you do it?

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Probably 95% of threads don't interest me. I don't click on them. And then there are the sub-forums that I literally never look at.

Informative and accurate thread titles are always helpful.
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Old 10-07-08, 04:31 PM   #4
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For me it helps to be a speed reader and I skip those forums I'm not interested in. For others it's because they are dedicated BF addicts who troll here 24/7/365 and never ride. For the rest, it's because they're lying when they say that that they read everything.
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Old 10-07-08, 04:33 PM   #5
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I glance quickly over the subject lines ... hover my mouse over the few that look like they might be vaguely interesting ... read a small percentage of those ... and respond to a few of those.

I also have my BikeForums main page set up like this:
http://www.bikeforums.net/bike-forums/
... so I only go into the forums that interest me. It's only when I'm bored that I'll venture into any of the others.
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Old 10-07-08, 04:41 PM   #6
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Not too many topics. Plus I don't look beyond page 1.
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Pretty much ditto to Machka's answer. There are a couple of forums that I don't normally read (Road Racing, for example) and then in the busiest forum, the Road, there's only a few posts that I usually read, and that simplifies it a lot.
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with all of the topics here? I log in and there are 10 pages of new posts. How do you do it?

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I seldom wade thru more than a couple of pages of posts. If a thread really interests me I will subscribe to it. I typically only "hang out" on 3-4 forums. I try to read it every day to stay at least semi current.

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I usually ignore vague subject lines like "How do you keep up".
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I usually ignore vague subject lines like "How do you keep up".
Well, thanks for not ignoring this one!!!!!!!
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I have it whittled down to 3....The mechanics forum is my prime interest, then the "50+" (being of an age and all....) and then the "general"

I keep my mouth (and keyboard ) shut unless I feel I have something to contribute.
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Old 10-07-08, 08:25 PM   #13
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with all of the topics here? I log in and there are 10 pages of new posts. How do you do it?

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I don't. I quickly go to a BBQ forum. Then come back here.
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You could use 'Spy' mode and see the new posts constantly streaming.
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Generally I only read a few different forums and only interestingly titled threads. Sometimes I get adventurous and click on random threads though. I thought this thread was going to be about keeping up in group rides or something.
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