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Old 05-24-11, 06:35 PM   #1
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What's up with this forum?

I am new to this forum, so please bear with me. I participate in a lot of forums and I was thrilled to find this one especially because of the forums specific to Hybrids and Clydes. I could really use the advice of experienced riders and mechanics.

I am greatly dissapointed though. So far about four out of six threads degenerate into one guy calling another guy names or saying how stupid someone is or how their opinion doesn't matter and they are completely wrong and should stfu and go somewhere else.

Are their moderators here? Do they do anything? Or is this just a hangout for a bunch of punk kids?

There are some pearls out there, but I really have to dig through the drama to find them. This is y'all's forum and if that's the way you like it more power to you. I guess I'll find another forum with hopefully a friendlier community.

I offer this honestly to let you see what you may not notice as an insider, a newcomers impression of what could be a great place. BTW, I did a search in the forum for STFU and got five pages worth of links to conversations.. that should be a clue.

I hope you all get things straightened out.

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Old 05-24-11, 06:37 PM   #2
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Do you report the threads?
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Old 05-24-11, 06:39 PM   #3
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Old 05-24-11, 06:44 PM   #4
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I am afraid to report the threads because of the high maintenance clause in the rules. If I reported all the abuse that goes on here I would definitely fall in to the high maintenance definition. I'll give it a go though, because there's really nothing to lose. Thanks!
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Old 05-24-11, 08:16 PM   #5
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Usually the people that fall under high maintenance are the ones that we have to constantly ask to refrain from certain actions.

If there is a legitimate issue, please report it. Sometimes people who are amongst friends will joke and kid each other and sometimes play rough. As time goes on, you will see who is joking and who is actually serious.

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Old 05-24-11, 08:39 PM   #6
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I agree that there is a certain amount of uncouthness and all in the forums. But realistically, the people on the forums pretty well mirror the people I know in real life. Some of the people who come across as somewhat rough around the edges are in fact fairly helpful when you get past the attitudes, so don't judge them too quickly.

In the past, there has been a lot of hand-wringing over how people ought to behave, and trying to reform the place tends to make people pack up and leave, so it's not necessarily a positive step.
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Old 05-24-11, 09:49 PM   #7
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I also belong to a few motorcycle forums, some of them for 3% and less type guys, and just to put things in perspective those guys treat each other with more respect than I see here.

Don't get me wrong, I see a lot of good here too, some very happy and helpful people. The sad thing is that one bad post tends to overshadow the five great posts around it. I admit that's a personal issue I need to work on.

There are ways to do things, and ways do disagree that don't jump in to the deep end of disrespect. I am also not perfect, there are posts even on this board that I could have done better. I guess what I need to do is try to focus on the good stuff and blow off the bad.

I do hope to take advantage of the wisdoms available here. I am just getting back in to bicycling and my tech knowledge is decades out of date. Forums like this can be the greatest thing the internet has to offer, even better than porn and streaming video! :0

MAybe if all the good folk just keep being good and ignore the rude people they will get bored and go away.
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