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Old 12-03-08, 03:40 PM   #1
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What's The Deal With The Sticky's

No more For "Trade" Sticky or "What Road Bike Do You Have" instead we get "Bored Snowbound Roadies". Come on mod's what were you thinking?
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I don't care what road bike you have. I'm ok with it.
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They're linked in the new sticky. (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=491534)

I like it. Less clutter.
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they're linked in the new sticky.

I like it. Less clutter.
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I just don't see the point in trading long time fixtures that were interesting and related to biking for pointless crap. All though this is bikeforums.net and we love our pointless crap.
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They were old and bloated. Once you get past 10 pages, the thread becomes a labyrinth.
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Yeah it's so much easier to wade through all this to find them not cluttered at all.

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For veteran users this thread will be modded a bit heavier to ensure all responses are respectful to our newer members as per the forum guidelines. Any users that violate or attempt to push those guidelines will be issued infractions without warning, as well as responses that don't attempt to answer the question (eg., "use the search") though links to relevant threads are appreciated. OT discussion will be trimmed as needed.


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I kind of miss the "Under $700 road bike" thread.
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I kind of miss the "Under $700 road bike" thread.
Me too. Both of my bikes fit there, and it's cool to see what else is out there for bargain hunters.
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Yeah it's so much easier to wade through all this to find them not cluttered at all.
If you really don't like the change, there's a separate forum dedicated to hearing your suggestions.
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Gee I am glad someone pointed out where the link is for the for trade sticky. Once again the powers that be have made things more of a hassle.

Hey mods can you put that sicky back where it belongs or at least put it as a sicky in the for sale section?
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Hey mods can you put that sicky back where it belongs or at least put it as a sicky in the for sale section?
I like the idea of linking the 'for trade' thread in the for sale section.
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I didn't touch these stickies. Lotek and I caught enough @#$% when we messed with the stickies in C&V.

Joe, I've got mixed opionions on that idea. One one hand having them all in one place would make them consolidated and eliminate multiple posting. But how many posts of all MTB stuff does one want to scan through to find Road gear, and vise-versa.
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I like it the new way. Makes it clearer for new people I think.
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They were old and bloated. Once you get past 10 pages, the thread becomes a labyrinth.
I'm telling Event Services you said that.
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The only problem is that then it wouldn't be available to everyone. If you want the for trade sticky back, that can be arranged. We were trying to consolidate the stickies into an indexed thread to reduce clutter and give the new members a starting place, though, and the Nothing thread is only going to be stuck long enough to get established and running, after that, it'll be up to you guys to keep it on the main page.


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after that, it'll be up to you guys to keep it on the main page.
that won't be a problem.
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Tom, I think a For Trade thread stickied in here is a good idea. (IMHO)
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OK, it's back then, and I'll unstick the TAN thread. It's up to you guys to keep it going then.
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Apparently I logged on right before Tom changed it up - I was going to complain about the Thread About Nothing, but then it was gone when I read ^that post and hit refresh. I like the new lack of stickies. The only thing I would change is move the "Warning" thread to the top of the stickies.

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Unfortunately, as the other stickies are posted in, they replace the warning thread at the top.
Nature of the beast.

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Apparently I logged on right before Tom changed it up - I was going to complain about the Thread About Nothing, but then it was gone when I read ^that post and hit refresh. I like the new lack of stickies. The only thing I would change is move the "Warning" thread to the top of the stickies.

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I kind of miss the "Under $700 road bike" thread.
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http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=69273 - Road Bikes under $700
http://www.damonrinard.com/EFBe/frame_fatigue_test.htm - Fatigue test of Carbon Fiber vs Aluminum vs Steel
For good taste, it's in there

Tell us what threads you'd like in there for quick reference and we'll add them. If you have suggestions for a better organization let us know that too - it's a work in progress but it can only get better with constructive input.

(TAN thread added to the list under Road Cycling Stickies)
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