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Old 12-20-17, 05:36 PM
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The Red Star is not the mark of the Red Squirrel? My young at the time kids thought so, but they were of the Penguins of Madagascar generation.
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Old 12-20-17, 05:40 PM
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I want my red star back......
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I had "Sheldon" wings. Don't know where they went.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott
Yeah, these days I've been curious who Tyson Yen is.
Me too.

Who is Tyson Yen? Some sort of Webmaster for Bike Forums?
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Originally Posted by noglider
When BF sent out mail, the mail said it was from Tom Stormcrowe. So it's not mysterious at all. That's what gave me the impression it was his site.
Well the emails should now say from Internet Brands. I am handling a ton of contact me emails now so the less the better LOL

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Yeah, these days I've been curious who Tyson Yen is.
Originally Posted by Wileyone
Me too.

Who is Tyson Yen? Some sort of Webmaster for Bike Forums?
Tyson is the guy who I contacted for any issues in regards to the site. Problems, glitches, etc. A partner to me.
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Originally Posted by iab
I had "Sheldon" wings. Don't know where they went.
We found that a person cannot have two icons on their name. I had a red star, a Sheldon, and the admin stars. With each addition, the latter was kicked out.

If you stop your upgrade, your Sheldon will appear.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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I've enjoyed reading through this thread....and I might add that it seems very appropriate that it's in the Classic and Vintage subforum that a genuine classic and vintage discussion of bikeforums.net has taken place.

I have really enjoyed bikeforums over the years, thanks to all involved for making it happen.
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Yes, I thank you all, too. The arguments for and against paying for membership have merits. Given that most revenue probably comes from advertisements, it's odd for us to pay, but I'm happy to because of the value I get out of it. If you don't want to help a commercial operation which can survive fine without the membership fees, then it makes sense not to pay.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
We found that a person cannot have two icons on their name. I had a red star, a Sheldon, and the admin stars. With each addition, the latter was kicked out.

If you stop your upgrade, your Sheldon will appear.
I'd rather see the wings than the "upgrade". Tom gave them to me. I don't recall for what, I probably wasn't being a dick that day.
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This was a nice BF history thread. I enjoyed reading through it. MANY THANKS to Joe, Siu, Tom Stormcrowe (RIP) and all of the other moderators for a nicely run forum.
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Old 12-21-17, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
We found that a person cannot have two icons on their name. I had a red star, a Sheldon, and the admin stars. With each addition, the latter was kicked out.

If you stop your upgrade, your Sheldon will appear.
Anyway we could just donate the paid amount to BF, and not be shown as a titanium member Siu? I don't think I have visited the Titanium Member subform but once, and that has been many years past. The red star really diferentiated those of us from that period.

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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
We found that a person cannot have two icons on their name. I had a red star, a Sheldon, and the admin stars. With each addition, the latter was kicked out.

If you stop your upgrade, your Sheldon will appear.
That's a pity. It would be nice if at least the Sheldons would stay, as they were truly earned with good work. Is there a way I can propose a Change Request?
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That's a pity. It would be nice if at least the Sheldons would stay, as they were truly earned with good work. Is there a way I can propose a Change Request?
I'll second this request: I miss all the Sheldon Eagles. It was nice to know who to regard with reverential awe!... and it gave the rest of us something we could aspire to.
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I'm sorry about the Sheldon's but it's not the same as an upgraded account and if we dont' see the yellow jersey then it does not inform us of who has the upgraded privileges, such as posting things for sale.
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Nothing to say. But I just wanted everyone to admire my red star

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That's a nice red star, Jim. Thanks for buying it off of me back in the day.
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I've never understood the meaning of the different symbols.
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I've never understood the meaning of the different symbols.
They're probably a bunch of devil worshippers, lol. 😁😉 I just thought I'd add another thanks, to everyone who started this site, and/or continue to run it. So thanks. 🙂
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
I've never understood the meaning of the different symbols.
Red star is back when Joe had the site and it was $25 for 52 years. It fed Joe burritos. (that's what it said in his sig, to buy him burritos LOL)

Sheldon wings are like the helmet that Sheldon wore, and it had wings on it. Those were granted to people who have done good volunteer things for cycling. Things like starting out or maintaining trails, running bike giveaways to kids who are less fortunate, organizing and petitioning for bike lanes, running safety workshops, etc.

Yellow Jersey means that you upgraded your account and you have a larger avatar, bigger post window, can post in sales, etc.

Blue star means that this person is a moderator who helps out on the site.

Three Blue stars means admin, the people who lead the moderators.

I am head admin and all the blue star people help me out.
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Yeah, I found this place while I was unable to work due to spine surgery and wanting to eventually get back on a bike. Seems like all cycling related internet searches lead to this site. I joined and continue to hang around here due to the excellent moderation and vast knowledge of the people in here. Thanks all, and Merry Christmas!
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Red star high five
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What's a purple star ?
Mine used to be red.
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Red star high five
If-and-when I ever resign I want my Red Star back. .

I hope they can do that.
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