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Old 12-08-22, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Sluggo
Festivus is not till December 23.
Never underestimate a BFer being "ahead" of the curve. I'm just surprised the awesome pet peeve thread wasn't resurrected instead. That baby was a gem.
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Well I'm mostly proud of my stuff and the work we do here, the time, energy, thought and effort is amazing to me more often than not.

I often rely on the repeated display of our bikes for updated inspiration when my focus may have shifted or changed and I see a detail that now makes sense or has become relevant for me.

And I'm lucky anytime I get any decent pics, so once I do those are the ones we'll see whenever I deem it relevant to me.

So blah, blah, yada, yada, etc, etc.
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Old 12-08-22, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner
No, not Tulio’s bastard child, but instead a few observations on the current state of affairs:

—The built-in mention function hasn’t worked for a long time. So if you do gugie and choose from the pop-up menu, the BFer will not get notified. However, if you ignore the pop up and do @gugie, they will.
—Pics in full sun are almost always awful.
—Out-of-focus closeups are always awful. Don’t post them; try again.
—In-door bike pics are usually awful; I can just hear that poor bike screaming to be let outside. Doesn’t matter how cool you’re decor is. That’s usually just distracting.
—We notice when you post the same pics over and over and over. Please stop.
—Excessive paragraph breaks and vocabulary the average reader needs to look up (but likely won’t) are just awful.
—BFers expressing excessive opinions are usually awful.
---Pics with a busy background, like, for instance, most of our garages or work shops, are almost always awful
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Old 12-08-22, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax
Lemme guess, retired teacher or engineer?
He's getting close on the former.
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Why does everyone assume retired teachers are grumpy...?
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Originally Posted by Camilo
---Pics with a busy background, like, for instance, most of our garages or work shops, are almost always awful
don't forget the hairy legs that sneak into the background....



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Just in case anyone isn't sure:

No...


...and no!


Just don't.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
Unless it's a really nice picture of a really nice bike, such as this one. I think this is actually one of the best-looking bikes to ever have graced the pages of BF C&V:
Your check is in the mail.

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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
Why does everyone assume retired teachers are grumpy...?
We’re grumpy *before* we retire, ammirite?!
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Originally Posted by nlerner
We’re grumpy *before* we retire, ammirite?!
We're grumpy after we retire too, because we can't remember what we were "planning to do" for the last 45 years.

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Originally Posted by nlerner
We’re grumpy *before* we retire, ammirite?!
Engineers were grumpy when we started our careers...
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Originally Posted by Camilo
---Pics with a busy background, like, for instance, most of our garages or work shops, are almost always awful
I resemble that remark.



Come on, you mean you can't see the Patent-79 Nuovo Record derailer?

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Originally Posted by Camilo
---Pics with a busy background, like, for instance, most of our garages or work shops, are almost always awful
It’s very humanizing, and makes it easier to relate. Honestly, it’s nice to know that there are more of us who manage through a chaotic workspace.
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Originally Posted by gugie
Engineers were grumpy when we started our careers...
I don’t think we have a different setting.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Pics in full sun are almost always awful.
Lenience should be granted to Pac Northwesterners in colder months due to the overwhelming lack of sun. A pic of any sunny winter day should receive a pass, no matter how blinding or washed out.



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Originally Posted by Camilo
---Pics with a busy background, like, for instance, most of our garages or work shops, are almost always awful
To be honest, I often find the backgrounds more interesting than the focal point.
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy

Don't forget the hairy legs that sneak into the background....


Just stopping by to say that is one beautiful head badge, all the more so because the background (head tube, not the leg hair!) color's black. Too cool for school

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I can see I need to up my photography game here.

I like the messy garage pics because my garage is only clean and neat a couple days a year. Pictures of a Totally Squared Away shop makes me feel like a bad person, and yes, top506 I'm talking about you. 😉 😀

All good,
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Originally Posted by top506
I'm not greedy. I'll settle for 'brakes' rather than 'breaks'. When used in the mechanical context.

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You putting the brakes on his breaks?
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Originally Posted by BTinNYC
I can see I need to up my photography game here.

I like the messy garage pics because my garage is only clean and neat a couple days a year. Pictures of a Totally Squared Away shop makes me feel like a bad person, and yes, top506 I'm talking about you. 😉 😀

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You know what they say, "a clean shop, house, etc is evidence of a.....".
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Now that this thread is about airing of grievances, before you ask a question on the forum, google it first. I don't know how many times a question is asked that is easily answered with a simple search.
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Originally Posted by merziac
You know what they say, "a clean shop, house, etc is evidence of a.....".
an anal-retentive german?

I know what you are thinking, I'm being redundant. Again, blame the german in me.
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Originally Posted by gugie
I don't know how many times a question is asked that is easily answered with a simple search.
Shoulda google'd this first.

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an anal-retentive german? (...)
That. Or Swiss. Ursus Wehrli explains:

https://www.ted.com/talks/ursus_wehr...rt?language=nl
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Originally Posted by iab
an anal-retentive german?

I know what you are thinking, I'm being redundant. Again, blame the german in me.
Yep, that too and same here.
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