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Old 11-06-07, 03:28 PM   #1
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Ot: Ot

OK. So when did we start with all of the Off Topic Topics?




Here you go, kiddies. Have fun: http://www.bikeforums.net/lounge/
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Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
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Old 11-06-07, 03:33 PM   #2
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they've always been there, some people have just started marking them.

don't much matter to me either way.
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Old 11-06-07, 03:33 PM   #3
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About five minutes ago when you posted this one.
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Old 11-06-07, 03:34 PM   #4
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it makes a ton of sense. this forum has always been all over the place. this is a good way to self-regulate, so that people with chainline questions and frame questions don't learn about NYC cops or being pwned by professors.
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it makes a ton of sense. this forum has always been all over the place. this is a good way to self-regulate, so that people with chainline questions and frame questions don't learn about NYC cops or being pwned by professors.
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Old 11-06-07, 03:46 PM   #6
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To the contrary, professors and cops are the #1 enemy of fixed-gear riders everywhere, what with their "laws" and "standards of academic performance". Any threads on these issues are very on-topic.

Seriously though, the OT tags are nice. Maybe when it gets to the point where people see the entire first page of posts tagged OT they will realize that there is a reason the lounge exists.
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Old 11-06-07, 03:46 PM   #7
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I wish the software let you flag threads as OT then you could remove them from the search function. Assuming people use the search function.
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Old 11-06-07, 03:47 PM   #8
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can't you just "-OT" in the search field?

edit: no. no you can't. for two reasons:

1. "ot" is only two characters long, which is ignored by the search function.

2. putting a "-" before something doesn't exclude it from search.
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Old 11-06-07, 03:52 PM   #9
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  • The bikeforums.net search function is functionally broken. It's so horrendous that I rather search for posts using google ("site:bikeforums.net" etc.)
  • Off-topic threads are the heart and soul of SSFG. Without them, SSFG would become just another sub-forum.
  • I like avocado!
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Old 11-06-07, 03:55 PM   #10
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i really like the song Cecilia by Simon & Garfunkel.

it's just got everything that's good about a song. breakdowns, two vocalists, sex, social commentary, humor, humour, hygiene, elements of ska. crazy melodic. burns my face off.

u guyz should totallz checkit.
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Old 11-06-07, 03:59 PM   #11
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I am not comfortable posting in foo. It is a bit to cult like. The "OT" convention seems like a good idea to me.
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i really like the song Cecilia by Simon & Garfunkel.

it's just got everything that's good about a song. breakdowns, two vocalists, sex, social commentary, humor, humour, hygiene, elements of ska. crazy melodic. burns my face off.

u guyz should totallz checkit.
I have a freind called Cecilia. She hates that song with a passion.
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  • The bikeforums.net search function is functionally broken. It's so horrendous that I rather search for posts using google ("site:bikeforums.net" etc.)

  • Off-topic threads are the heart and soul of SSFG. Without them, SSFG would become just another sub-forum.
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i have bolded the sentances that i agree with. now who's got the rainbow hexcolor thingy to change it all perdy
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I am not comfortable posting in foo. It is a bit to cult like. The "OT" convention seems like a good idea to me.
You guys should be a-scared of the other sub forums. BFSSFG is the roughest, toughest, rootin'est, tootin'est board on this forum. You guys would probably scare them if you showed up.
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I like it. Maybe now if someone has something off topic to say, people won't flame them quite so much for putting it on a bike-related forum. I have friends I know solely through biking--doesn't mean I only talk to them about bikes.

Good idea Cynikal had though, to find a way to exclude OT threads from searches. It seems unlikely that such a widely-used forum software would be that edit-able.
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this forums search function are crap. i cant believe google saves

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this forums search function are crap. i cant believe google saves

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OK, now go back here and correct your post by bolding the first sentence in the text you quoted.
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