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Old 04-20-10, 03:13 PM   #1
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Stop creating "Fail" threads

Stop creating "Fail" threads. Although they all start out in fun, they more than often pick a fight with someone. They don't contribute much if anything to the forum.

If you say, "Oh, well I learned about what not to do..." well, you still have the What don't you like about my bike thread. Abuse that one and it will be locked, too.

This isn't directed to everyone. But, one or two bad apples can (and will) ruin it for everyone. So, help out in keeping the peace.

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2 hr 17 min before lock on that last one.
Not bad, but room for improvement.
I guess the goal would be to lock on the first reply.

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I didnt say it cuz I knew someone else would.

Edit: Also you are not allowed to fix your "fail" after posting this "tread", own it bro!
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Wait... I get an infraction for reporting my own fail thread?

Oh, the humanity.
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this is reminding of when we were all kids at the pool and the lifeguard keeps yelling "no running!"
although its in the name of safety (or in this case, hurting people's feelings) its still fun to run around the pool
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Also you are not allowed to fix your "fail" after posting this "tread", own it bro!
I'll humbly comply.
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what i dont understand is if a few "bad apples" are supposedly ruining a thread for everyone, why close a thread and punish everyone for the mistakes of a few? as a mod, cant you give warnings or flag or whatever the few offenders? sorry if this was addressed and i missed the post.
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OK, if you really want the Jackass thread back then you'll have to ask the lady (my superior) that closed it. If enough people ask nicely then she may reopen it

It really is out of my hands.
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Yes, infractions are handed out for such behavior. With x amount of infractions come the bannings; with x amount of bannings, the ban becomes permanent. I got an infraction for starting another fail thread that (originally) mocked this thread.

It's too late for me, but DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!!!
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OK, if you really want the Jackass thread back then you'll have to ask the lady (my superior) that closed it. If enough people ask nicely then she may reopen it

It really is out of my hands.
Tom Stormcrowe is a lady?

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Tom didn't close it.
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Yes, infractions are handed out for such behavior. With x amount of infractions come the bannings; with x amount of bannings, the ban becomes permanent. I got an infraction for starting another fail thread that (originally) mocked this thread.

It's too late for me, but DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!!!


Don't martyr yourself. Your infraction is being reduced to a warning.
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Oh, I was thinking more like that old SNL skit with the masochistic sailors, but if you want to think of it as martyrdom I won't argue with ya.
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Oh, I was thinking more like that old SNL skit with the masochistic sailors, but if you want to think of it as martyrdom I won't argue with ya.
Not familiar with that one. Video link?
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Hey there Carlton. Let's have open communication from both sides. Right now there are certainly people who are feeling upset that something that has gone on for quite a while is now no longer allowed; and we're just kind of getting a "Stop it!" from you guys. Why don't you tell us why this isn't allowed anymore? Can the lady (why don't you tell us who this is?) who decided to close the tread come in and explain why these aren't allowed anymore? Wouldn't that be the more democratic thing? Tell us what went wrong and we'll probably agree to act in accordance, rather than just locking and banning for the actions of a few. Judging from your signature, you don't seem to really be too happy about this move either. Let's all hug it out and work to a better understanding of each other's needs. We need fayul, you need people to not do something. There's no reason those two things can't coexist.
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Carlton, why aren't my infractions being cut down to warnings? WTF? I need at least a one infraction padded.

Shouldn't we all have our infractions reduced?
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Hey there Carlton. Let's have open communication from both sides. Right now there are certainly people who are feeling upset that something that has gone on for quite a while is now no longer allowed; and we're just kind of getting a "Stop it!" from you guys. Why don't you tell us why this isn't allowed anymore? Can the lady (why don't you tell us who this is?) who decided to close the tread come in and explain why these aren't allowed anymore? Wouldn't that be the more democratic thing? Tell us what went wrong and we'll probably agree to act in accordance, rather than just locking and banning for the actions of a few. Judging from your signature, you don't seem to really be too happy about this move either. Let's all hug it out and work to a better understanding of each other's needs. We need fayul, you need people to not do something. There's no reason those two things can't coexist.
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Siu, explained herself in the Jackass thread when she locked it. Recreating a closed thread does not address the problem.

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Yes. And I would say she explained it then and I did so above. Also, I'm keeping this thread open for discussion as opposed to making a statement then sticky-ing it, locking it, and leaving it for all to read. That would be a d*ck move.

All of this stuff isn't set in stone. Mods and Admins are people, too. We can be persuaded. But, like I mentioned earlier, Siu is my superior. I can't unlock a thread that she locked. I mean I could, but THAT would be a d*ck move, too.



I'm headed to the velodrome. I'll check in on this in a few hours.
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Redirect to the infinite loop:
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BF democratic?

Shyea right, they've got advertisers to appease.
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Carlton, why aren't my infractions being cut down to warnings? WTF? I need at least a one infraction padded.

Shouldn't we all have our infractions reduced?
Because you willfully broke the rules.

Your infractions will roll off in a few days. Stay cool, man. Stay cool.
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well, i think the ex mod brian said something about there being advertisers, and that pays the bills for the boards, and if people are getting scared off of this board because people jump on them and start acting mean then they lose revenue, which i can totally understand.

it would be nice to see the jackass thread be reopened for entertaining reading purposes, but i think we would have to be a bit more self policing in terms of treatment of newbs (LOL im still a newb here, i should talk haha) and watching what we say a bit more.

i definetly see the point that was made for closing the jackass thread....i mean, we dont want this to become the youtube comments of bike forums (seriously i think the top 4 types of youtube video comments are either homophobic, rascist, ***** talk, or claiming something is fake...sometimes all 4 in one)...but at the same time i think we can be civil enough to have a jackass bike thread without it becomming a jerk fest....i mean, a fest of jerks. i dont think that came out right lol

i think i should stop posting now
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