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Old 12-07-22, 08:56 PM
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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.
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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.
tl;dr
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Oh great. Another airing of grievances thread. I guess I'm pretty ******g awful.
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The right word is a wonderful thing.
Writing to a 5th or 6th grade comprehension level is addressing the wrong audience. Grammar school kids, recalling my elementary school went K-6 are just not going to be reading this forum.

I admit, I am an elitist, the best bikes have full Campagnolo.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
—BFers expressing excessive opinions are usually awful.
Have you spent much time in the 'general' section of BF? C&V is a veritable oasis of high tea with the Queen in terms of refinement and restraint compared to the mouth-breathing cage-fighting that goes on over there!

And, I for one, kind of like looking up words I don't know!

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If you post all of your secrets on the internet, are they still secrets?

Where's the best place to find a great deal on a rare C&V bike?
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Have you not been invited to the secret C&V pre-sale forum, where all the really good deals are posted for 24 hours before they go on the regular C&V sale forum?
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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:


—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.
But i don't have lot, I like the ones I have.....only logical conclusion: finally a good reason to exercise n+1

I will raise you no paragraph breaks, and thinking the vocabulary is used correctly


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Google searches using the "site:" parameter often work better for most sites anyway. With a little finessing you can sometimes narrow external Google searches to specific forums within a site.
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Probably my crappy pics that set you off... meh.
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Originally Posted by uncleivan

Probably my crappy pics that set you off... meh.
Post some here - we'll let you know

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I posted a couple in the what have you been wrenching on thread... after reading this, I went back to take a look. blurry...check. indoors, wrong light..check. I wasn't wearing my glasses, and hoped the focus on my phone was doing it's thing.
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You know how annoying and occasionally confusing it is when you scroll through a very long thread here and see the same string of pictures two, three, or sometimes even more times in a row? There's an easy way to fix that: when you want to reply to a post by quoting someone, and just want to reply to the text in their post without repeating all their images, click the "source" button in the editor and it will show you raw forum code, and in that mode it's much easier to find and remove the images. The code for them looks like this: [img]filelocation[/img], just delete the img blocks and the link between them, that will remove the picture without effecting anything that you do want to be carried over.
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Or just quote the one sentence you are replying to.
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Originally Posted by lasauge
You know how annoying and occasionally confusing it is when you scroll through a very long thread here and see the same string of pictures two, three, or sometimes even more times in a row?
I'd love to see the forum software strike images automatically from post quotes. It shouldn't be up to the user; a proper UX should not rely on the possible failures of someone to do this as a courtesy (and it might be a literal handful on mobile; haven't tried it, but possible).

Also, I really wish the forum auto-resized (resized by CSS, not resized on upload) each picture to a reduced ratio relative to browser width, with an option to double click to expand to full width or lightbox. It'd make reading a thread that much easier and one could expand the images they want. Plus, it overcomes the irritating step of doing bulk image resizing one's self, and still doesn't take into account monitor width. I'm on 2K monitors and tend to resize to that, but someone on 1080 is likely to find my "resized" images huge nonetheless.

But back to the /s:

Just for you, Neal!



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Originally Posted by uncleivan
Probably my crappy pics that set you off... meh.
My interior photos are crummy thanks to middling apartment lighting and an older iPhone (ok, most iPhones) that does substandard work in 90% of the lighting scenarios available, even with Photoshop doing its best to help out. At least I caveat that the photos are subpar. Don't want to spend $1000+ on a new seven-eyes/lens phone that's yuge, so it's mediocrity in perpetuity for me... My wrenching happens at night and not in the rain, so indoors it is.

As a meeting of vintage and modern, I bring to you a bike I never knew about: the Merz Edition Specialized Sequoia. @nlerner and @merziac have their worlds collide! There's one for sale in Portland at the moment. The color is actually really nice, and it's done about as nice as a welded steel frame can be. The fork actually blends into the tapered head tube. What an idea!

Wish it wasn't SRAM. Or 1x. That's just me being a 2x/3x Shimano/Campy/Sugino guy though...
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My interior photos are crummy thanks to middling apartment lighting and an older iPhone (ok, most iPhones) that does substandard work in 90% of the lighting scenarios available, even with Photoshop doing its best to help out. At least I caveat that the photos are subpar. Don't want to spend $1000+ on a new seven-eyes/lens phone that's yuge, so it's mediocrity in perpetuity for me... My wrenching happens at night and not in the rain, so indoors it is.

As a meeting of vintage and modern, I bring to you a bike I never knew about: the Merz Edition Specialized Sequoia. @nlerner and @merziac have their worlds collide! There's one for sale in Portland at the moment. The color is actually really nice, and it's done about as nice as a welded steel frame can be. The fork actually blends into the tapered head tube. What an idea!

Wish it wasn't SRAM. Or 1x. That's just me being a 2x/3x Shimano/Campy/Sugino guy though...
This ones been for sale for awhile, not a bad deal IMO.

I looked at these when they were new, with an almost $4k ? price tag, I couldn't even remotely get there but of course now wish I had. They have Jim"s original HB which is cool af to me.

Our good Mr. Harris had his new DiNucci painted a very similar color which is brilliant whether on purpose or not.

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Why do I feel that the last line made the rest satire?
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Originally Posted by squirtdad
I will raise you no paragraph breaks, and thinking the vocabulary is used correctly


I'm not greedy. I'll settle for 'brakes' rather than 'breaks'. When used in the mechanical context.

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This thread is so full of .............aw. At least I'm in the know after reading it.
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Paragraph breaks absolutely have to be Campy. And no clipless peddles.
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