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Old 01-12-18, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
I've let you get away with a lot recently, but even I have my limits.
Such a gent.
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Old 01-12-18, 12:36 AM
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It was time so... washing my shorts and shirt because I think it'll be warm enough tomorrow that they'll dry out in the backyard... timing is everything.
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Old 01-12-18, 05:24 AM
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How do we know when it's time to stop?
Originally Posted by TruthBomb View Post
Some would say that it’s time to stop posting on the internet when your reply has no bearing on the question that was asked.
Originally Posted by Gerryattrick View Post
Seriously, you are concerned about deviation from the strict topic of a thread in the 50+?
Originally Posted by TruthBomb View Post
No, I am just amused. Seriously amused even.
Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Some people would try to explain to people who try to start pointless conflicts on the internet, that there are myriad reasons not to do so.

But that's not me
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I was amused that some of the replies thought it meant to stop cycling, and some thought it meant to stop posting to BF, or stop drinking…
Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
I am a lawyer by profession. I get paid for my opinion. If I ain’t getting paid, I ain’t opining.

Is that simple.
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Is this also why you don't wave back at a fellow cyclist who waves to you first?
Because you aren't getting paid to wave?
Time to stop waving?

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Old 01-12-18, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
How do we know when it's time to stop?Time to stop waving?
Nah, people can keep waving until their arms fall off. It is OK with me.
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Old 01-12-18, 07:26 AM
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I think Jim from Boston was suggesting that people stop drinking before posting to BF .... which might be a really sound suggestion.
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Old 01-12-18, 07:36 AM
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If recreational riding becomes un-recreational. or sightseeing isn't scenic.

Thankfully, I usually have better things to do than post here on a daily basis.
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Old 01-12-18, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by SHBR View Post
If recreational riding becomes un-recreational. or sightseeing isn't scenic.

Thankfully, I usually have better things to do than post here on a daily basis.
From 2013:
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FYA from the above-mentioned, 2013 thread closed for hostile communication, “How Do You Communicate on Forums vs Face-to-Face,”
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
On occasions, I have encountered other cyclists en route during a ride and I talk up Bike Forums. I occasionally get a haughty response,Well, I'd rather spend my time cycling than posting.” to which I answer, Well, I post while working, when I can't be cycling.”
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Old 01-12-18, 09:24 AM
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I'd admit I post at work because my boss doesn't cycle and won't ever visit this site... but I am not sure what kind of spyware the company might use .... so .... I Cannot Post From Work, and I Do Not and I Don't Want To ... That Would Be Wrong.

The time stamp on this post is wrong too .....
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Old 01-12-18, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I think Jim from Boston was suggesting that people stop drinking before posting to BF .... which might be a really sound suggestion.

Oh, is that what he meant? I got lost in the boxes.

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I'd admit I post at work because my boss doesn't cycle and won't ever visit this site... but I am not sure what kind of spyware the company might use .... so .... I Cannot Post From Work, and I Do Not and I Don't Want To ... That Would Be Wrong.

The time stamp on this post is wrong too .....


Yes, the time on the BF servers is obviously wrong by 8 hours!
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Old 01-12-18, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by SHBR View Post
If recreational riding becomes un-recreational. or sightseeing isn't scenic.

Thankfully, I usually have better things to do than post here on a daily basis.
Stop making sense.
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Old 01-12-18, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
On occasions, I have encountered other cyclists en route during a ride and I talk up Bike Forums. I occasionally get a haughty response,Well, I'd rather spend my time cycling than posting.” to which I answer, Well, I post while working, when I can't be cycling.”
Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I'd admit I post at work because my boss doesn't cycle and won't ever visit this site... but I am not sure what kind of spyware the company might use .... so .... I Cannot Post From Work, and I Do Not and I Don't Want To ... That Would Be Wrong..[but]…
Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I learned that i can post here instead of working, when I need a diversion ...but if I spend too much time here, i have to work late and it cuts into my riding time.

Bikeforums ... the double-edged sword of internet person-powered transport debate.
So true
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Old 01-12-18, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I think Jim from Boston was suggesting that people stop drinking before posting to BF .... which might be a really sound suggestion.
Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Oh,is that what he meant? I got lost in the boxes.
On my signature line:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
I use nested quotes (to be read in that order) to improvise an imaginary conversation. Anything outside a quote box is my contribution to the current “conversation.”
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…Last year I came upon a post that to me embodied the communication style that I like about BF. In response to a long quote, Turbo1889 wrote [not to me]:
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First of all you have no need to apologize for a lengthy post, least of all to me of all people. Part of the reason I like forums as apposed to other forms of written communal internet forms is because I consider it the "long deep conversation format" rather then the quick short snappy sound bite like format like twitter and such.
So when I nest quotes, I feel I’m emulating a conversation…”He said," then “You said," then “I said, and now I’m saying…” I leave my quotes as links to identify the author, and if anyone is interested in reading further, or verifying those quotes, they can easily be followed right from the post.

I use ellipses,"..." to eliminate as much as possible, and still leave the context of the quote comprehensible; and I bold key words and phrases to emphasize the core content of the discussion. While even if nobody reads my posts, I do try to communicate clearly to the reader. At least I try to evenly space, and keep my paragraphs short for easier readability, FWIW.
I think that the use of quote boxes, which I have not seen elsewhere is a remarkable way to graphically diagram a dialogue. Personally for me, as a diversion, it’ s challenging to arrange the quotes, and to find them in prior threads. I think it’s a succinct way to capture the variety of a topic.
Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Also, if your replies begin to look like an essay, you might consider paring it down a little because a lot of people won't bother to read it
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
It takes some time to write a properly composed long post, and I take my chances that my expenditure of time might connect with another interested reader.
FWIW...Say no more.


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Old 01-12-18, 04:05 PM
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So ... exactly what does the phrase, "Obviously not the target audience" mean?
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Old 01-12-18, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TruthBomb View Post
It’s visual diarrhea, pollutes any thread, and is the opposite of succinct (briefly and clearly expressed).
Succinct, organized and entertaining.
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Some subscribers like to be quoted.
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At last I'm enshrined in a Jim from Boston quote chain, feels like the big time!Thank you….Ride on.
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...I think it’s a succinct way to capture the variety of a topic.FWIW...Say no more.
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You just couldn't resist, could you?
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Old 01-12-18, 05:06 PM
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It's interesting that if I look at this thread before logging in, it's four pages. When logged in, with Jim on the ignore list (for years) it's still four pages, even though the volume has been cut in half. Nevertheless, hiding so many feet of self indulgence is worthwhile, IMO.
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Old 01-12-18, 08:23 PM
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I'm an equal opportunity disdainer.

Lately, its not worth the effort.

I've learned that trolls, in real life and online will wait until you get tired of bickering with them, all in some vain effort to get the last word in at the end.

I don't have anyone on ignore, its easy enough to close a thread when it gets ugly.
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Old 01-16-18, 12:36 PM
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As to when to quit cycling, when I assume room temperature. I have both a LWB bent and my trike. I suppose there will come a day when I will ride only the trike. But then------------I intend to quit riding when they find me rolled off the side of the bike path cooling out with a smile on my face being at least 102. If you set you rust.
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Old 01-16-18, 01:51 PM
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I will ride until death, or a medical ailment prevents me from continuing.
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