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Old 12-11-23, 12:19 PM
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I lurked around here for at least a couple years before becoming a member. Using this place as a research tool took care of all those where-do-babies-come-from type questions about maintenance and wrenching. Wonder how many guests are just Googlers?
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How many are subscribers? I am, buying two years at a time. Its well worth to me to show the moderators and owners of its value, it considering the community and the information shared.

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I am not a bot, I just don't have anything to say.
That doesn't stop some posters. Me included sometimes.
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At first I was a google-er. All the knowledge I sought pointed me to BF frequently.

So I signed up to participate and maybe ask a dumb question or three.

Then I learned about bikes I ain't never heard of.

Because of all this I've bought more bikes than I have room for and more projects than I have time for.

But there ain't nothin' like buying a bike someone was about to throw in the dumpster for "cheap" and making it rideable again. Or is it that I'm the only one crazy/dumb/neurotic enough to pay what I have for some of my acquisitions and buy a bunch of parts nobody else wants on ebay just to feel the wind in my face whilst pedaling an "old" bicycle?

I dunno. But I'm having fun and ya'll inspire me to finish all my projects........
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Originally Posted by P!N20
Complimentary salted peanuts.
You're right. I've been seeing a lot of nuts around here, though they're always very complementary.

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[QUOTE=AdventureManCO;23095480

It would be GREAT if some of you joined in on the madness - come have fun with us! This is an invitation!


That's all.[/QUOTE]

Ok. Accepted your invitation and joined. Walked right in to a “ mine is bigger than yours” “ discussion “. That seemed unusual for the C&A thread. Hoping for the best.
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Originally Posted by Chain smoker
Walked right in to a “ mine is bigger than yours” “ discussion “.
Must have been about cog size.
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I ran those through ChatGPT and the responses were not unlike many of them we see here. Maybe some of the members are bots.
Kinda like an episode of Black Mirror. Scary shyte
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Complimentary salted peanuts.
Literally!

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Originally Posted by cinelliguy
How many are subscribers? I am, buying two years at a time. Its well worth to me to show the moderators and owners of its value, it considering the community and the information shared.

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How about answering the fair question moderators? How many show up with financial support of this fine resource? It is a fair question, so far, crickets....

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So now it's up to 1200 viewers. I mean...I guess bots really like C&V bikes?
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The intent here seems positive, and I'll add that more people will participate as the norms and rules of this place are enforced. Not every conversation is inviting, and I lurked for several years before participating much because I realized how little I knew about the better bikes and working on them.

Also, we talk a lot about the market being soft, but I think there is an unrealized generation coming that will appreciate bicycles that were meant to last. Keep the conversation productive and positive and they'll be along shortly. They aren't *all* bots.
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds
Not every conversation is inviting, and I lurked for several years before participating much because I realized how little I knew about the better bikes and working on them.
My take on this is that while there are a good number of people on this forum with amazing depth of knowledge that they generously share, it's not in any way a requirement. You know this, of course, but I think it's worth stating.

There is a lot of value added by members who know nothing but try things anyway. Many of us are like school boys comparing notes. "I tried this component and really liked it." Or "I had the same problem you're facing, and here are three things that didn't fix it." And so on.

I prefer talking to people who know as little as I do sometimes. They understand better why I do the dumb things I do.
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds
The intent here seems positive, and I'll add that more people will participate as the norms and rules of this place are enforced. Not every conversation is inviting, and I lurked for several years before participating much because I realized how little I knew about the better bikes and working on them.
The moderators here are not heavy handed with closing threads and throwing the ban hammer, which is a good thing. Certainly they don't have time to read every thread that gets posted so it is probably best to use the report button when something does seem to go against the rules and standards and then they can make a decision.

And I think you hit on something that plagues the forum often. Someone will post something and there are too many quick to post that the bike is "low end" or junk. Or a new member will ask a mechanical question and they be made to feel dumb if they don't know the terminology that some self-proclaimed expert thinks they should know. New members rarely are going to want to put up with that and stay around to become regular posters.
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