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Old 02-05-20, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by crandress
The list is getting really short people, just sayin!
Between that, and nobody stepping up to take on crapmaster duties, maybe it's time to let the Bo'C lay fallow for a while. Let the soil recover, to spring forth with more bounteous crap at a later date. I'm loath to sign up so soon after my last ride - crap stocks are low.
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Originally Posted by jeirvine
Between that, and nobody stepping up to take on crapmaster duties, maybe it's time to let the Bo'C lay fallow for a while. Let the soil recover, to spring forth with more bounteous crap at a later date. I'm loath to sign up so soon after my last ride - crap stocks are low.
A little planned hibernation does sound like a good idea. I love this exercise and have done it twice, but I'm kind of swamped with work, life, and bike projects and don't think I can add myself to the list right now.
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Come May I would like to have it visit me in Pennsylvania but do not put me on the list quite yet.
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Thank you @mgopack42 for those bear traps. I already have the bike ready for those.

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Originally Posted by crandress
I have been swamped myself. I will get to it this weekend. I have your address unless it has changed recently. We appreciate it, so obviously whenever you get the chance to work on it. I know had a conversation in the fall and it just fell though the cracks on my end.
Liner received, Your Excellence! Just so happens I found the MIA lid under the liner, possibly explaining why the top half of the liner got so wrinkled up. For posterity:


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Originally Posted by FBOATSB
Liner received, Your Excellence! Just so happens I found the MIA lid under the liner, possibly explaining why the top half of the liner got so wrinkled up.
Awesome! I never took it out of the box, so I did not realize the lid was in there! I thought it lost. Looks like we may take a little break unless we see more sign up, so no rush on the this. Thank you!
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If interest dies, we can enjoy the fact that this "game" lasted about ten years.

The need for the box liner illustrates how roughly the postal service handles stuff. Lesson learned!
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If interest dies, we can enjoy the fact that this "game" lasted about ten years.
That which is crap can never die!
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I'd hate for this to die completely. I'm still 100% interested, but I don't currently have any projects underway, and since I was facing a layoff last week I had no plans to seek out more frames. My wife is still out of work, so without much disposable income I won't have many project bikes in the immediate pipeline - but I will someday. Plus I love to see everyone else's give & take. It's really cool.

Suggest maybe it just gets shelved for 6 months? The Crapmaster can receive and retain the box until sufficient time has passed for more projects & interest?
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The group has spoken, I think we will take an undetermined hiatus once the list is complete. Only a few more names. We can throw @FBOATSB on the list if he is ready, but obviously there is no hurry. When it goes back out for another run, we can have the newly reinforced metal liner back in use to allow the box to last longer. And if another Crapmaster wants to do the reboot, that can totally be arranged, but I may be able to go longer with a little break.

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Originally Posted by noglider
Just a guess, but maybe requests for crap will pick back up in the spring?
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB
Just a guess, but maybe requests for crap will pick back up in the spring?
I am guessing that as well.
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Is there a place with the duties of the crapmaster are defined, more or less?
I'm a "full time student" for the foreseeable future and I might be willing and able to shoulder the crap mantle for a time.
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I'm glad I got to play when I had the chance. I'm cooking up an extra special low-end Nishiki build with BOC parts to give to a friend who's got a long bike commute, and I will post it here when finished. Should weigh less than 25lbs!
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I'm glad I got to play when I had the chance. I'm cooking up an extra special low-end Nishiki build with BOC parts to give to a friend who's got a long bike commute, and I will post it here when finished. Should weigh less than 25lbs!
Very nice! Post some pics of the BOC parts on the bike if you get a chance, that is always nice! I am glad you enjoyed. I am sure this will continue in one fashion or another after a short break.
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Is there a place with the duties of the crapmaster are defined, more or less?
I'm a "full time student" for the foreseeable future and I might be willing and able to shoulder the crap mantle for a time.
It is not hard, just being the keeper of the rules and player list. You step in when needed. I can provide more details in a PM later.
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly
Is there a place with the duties of the crapmaster are defined, more or less?
I'm a "full time student" for the foreseeable future and I might be willing and able to shoulder the crap mantle for a time.

Originally Posted by crandress
It is not hard, just being the keeper of the rules and player list. You step in when needed. I can provide more details in a PM later.
This is the way you become Crapmaster. As soon as you state "might be willing", it's a done deal.

In reality, you're volunteering to be a czar, with full dictatorial powers. You could scrap all of the rules and make your own if you wanted. Crapmaster Emereti are here to guide you. My recommendation would be just be you. I'd recommend thinking of yourself as a pimp, a Tom Sawyer selling the whitewashing of fences, being like the Music Man and making our village want to play.
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Originally Posted by crandress
The group has spoken, I think we will take an undetermined hiatus once the list is complete. Only a few more names. We can throw @FBOATSB on the list if he is ready, but obviously there is no hurry. When it goes back out for another run, we can have the newly reinforced metal liner back in use to allow the box to last longer. And if another Crapmaster wants to do the reboot, that can totally be arranged, but I may be able to go longer with a little break.

Thanks everyone!

While my schedule preclude me from participating I certainly appreciate the time you have put into this along with all the other crap masters of the past.

This is a pretty special community activity, I've not seen anything like this on any other forums I've posted on over the years :-)
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I'd like to think of it less as a czardom, and more of a constitutional monarchy. The rules, as they are, have been built up and refined in an iterative process that would be the envy of any constitutional convention - no 3/5 compromise required - we're all full persons here, thank you very much. I think they work pretty well as is, and would be wary of making drastic changes.
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly
Is there a place with the duties of the crapmaster are defined, more or less?
I'm a "full time student" for the foreseeable future and I might be willing and able to shoulder the crap mantle for a time.
You get to make up the crappy rules, though the crappy ruleset that gugie had for series six worked well, and crandress has kept them, as far as I can crappily tell. Just read the first crappy message of this crappy thread.
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Checking in: I’m (unfortunately) helping extend the life of this box with my crappy turnaround time...
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Is there a place with the duties of the crapmaster are defined, more or less?
I'm a "full time student" for the foreseeable future and I might be willing and able to shoulder the crap mantle for a time.



This is the way you become Crapmaster. As soon as you state "might be willing", it's a done deal.

In reality, you're volunteering to be a czar, with full dictatorial powers. You could scrap all of the rules and make your own if you wanted. Crapmaster Emereti are here to guide you. My recommendation would be just be you. I'd recommend thinking of yourself as a pimp, a Tom Sawyer selling the whitewashing of fences, being like the Music Man and making our village want to play.
Oh I don’t know if you’re the special type of person who’d do a good job white washing this here fence, besides I’m just having so much fun!

...Well I suppose you can have a turn for a dead mouse, and a string to swing it on...
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BOC is finally on the move!




I will add to the mystery of the game and hint that one item in this picture was actually placed back in the box...

@smontanaro, you’re up!
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Originally Posted by noglider
You get to make up the crappy rules, though the crappy ruleset that gugie had for series six worked well, and crandress has kept them, as far as I can crappily tell. Just read the first crappy message of this crappy thread.
I cribbed 'em from Drillium Dude , father of the modern BOC rules.
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