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Old 03-07-13, 10:57 AM
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Toodie and Muldoon, in 'Car 51, where are you?', comes to mind ..

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Old 03-07-13, 11:22 AM
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Speaking of Foo, I never go over there...

... But I did, yesterday and found this disturbing video:

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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
I have a question.

I would ask the complainers what attracted THEM to 50+. There are other forums to discuss almost any cycling related topic, what made them select 50+?
I have posted several times over the years about the idle chit chat conducted among several posters as well as what I saw as more emphasis on cycling topics of which I had no interest, such as improving "performance." I would have posted and or spent more time here if the posts were more attuned to my own on the subject of cycling after turning 50+, and were less of (IMO) non cycling gossip found at the old timers' table at the local diner/McDonalds.

IOW, I prefer my old timers gathered around the hot stove league cracker barrel discussing baseball and not something else.

Yes it is possible to pick threads that may be more to my liking but too many end up with the regulars trading jokes and fun-filled zingers at each other.

I take a peek now and then and find the list much less chatty and bloated with inside jokes than previously, which is an improvement. If some posters carry out on their snit and take the chit chat somewhere else I think the list would be even more improved.

Personally I think Facebook is an ideal place for people of a like mind to chit chat 24/7/365 and never be ruffled by interference from non friends.
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Old 03-07-13, 12:37 PM
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I have posted several times over the years about the idle chit chat conducted among several posters as well as what I saw as more emphasis on cycling topics of which I had no interest, such as improving "performance." I would have posted and or spent more time here if the posts were more attuned to my own on the subject of cycling after turning 50+, and were less of (IMO) non cycling gossip found at the old timers' table at the local diner/McDonalds.

IOW, I prefer my old timers gathered around the hot stove league cracker barrel discussing baseball and not something else.

Yes it is possible to pick threads that may be more to my liking but too many end up with the regulars trading jokes and fun-filled zingers at each other.

I take a peek now and then and find the list much less chatty and bloated with inside jokes than previously, which is an improvement. If some posters carry out on their snit and take the chit chat somewhere else I think the list would be even more improved.

Personally I think Facebook is an ideal place for people of a like mind to chit chat 24/7/365 and never be ruffled by interference from non friends.
Alternately, you could find a venue more to your liking rather than change others to suit you. There are no shortage of cycling forums.
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Alternately, you could find a venue more to your liking rather than change others to suit you. There are no shortage of cycling forums.
You are correct. I usually do just that by ignoring 50+ since so many share your view that 50+ is perfect as is and any suggestion otherwise could only come from a dunderhead.
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Alternately, you could find a venue more to your liking rather than change others to suit you. There are no shortage of cycling forums.
I don't understand the mindset of people who try to change others in an an effort to make them conform to their "world view."

Personally, if I don't like the sandbox's rules I gather up my toys and go play somewhere else.

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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
I have posted several times over the years about the idle chit chat conducted among several posters as well as what I saw as more emphasis on cycling topics of which I had no interest, such as improving "performance." I would have posted and or spent more time here if the posts were more attuned to my own on the subject of cycling after turning 50+, and were less of (IMO) non cycling gossip found at the old timers' table at the local diner/McDonalds.

IOW, I prefer my old timers gathered around the hot stove league cracker barrel discussing baseball and not something else.

Yes it is possible to pick threads that may be more to my liking but too many end up with the regulars trading jokes and fun-filled zingers at each other.

I take a peek now and then and find the list much less chatty and bloated with inside jokes than previously, which is an improvement. If some posters carry out on their snit and take the chit chat somewhere else I think the list would be even more improved.

Personally I think Facebook is an ideal place for people of a like mind to chit chat 24/7/365 and never be ruffled by interference from non friends.
In other words - "I would like to use this forum more but I don't like some of the threads so I think you should change it to suit me or go elsewhere"

Tail, wag and dog come to mind.
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick View Post
In other words - "I would like to use this forum more but I don't like some of the threads so I think you should change it to suit me or go elsewhere"

Tail, wag and dog come to mind.
How about I am not interested in wading through the "stuff" as previously described, so I don't?

I don't give a fig if the Kools Kidz and Chit Chatters change or not. I doubt they will since they seem to work themselves up into a lather when anyone (poster or moderator) suggests that the issue might exist and that anyone not satisfied with the status quo should STFU.
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick View Post
In other words - "I would like to use this forum more but I don't like some of the threads so I think you should change it to suit me or go elsewhere"

Tail, wag and dog come to mind.
That's funny stuff.
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Personally, if I don't like the sandbox's rules I gather up my toys and go play somewhere else.
Which sandbox "rules" are you referring to, the moderator's, or the whining insiders who don't exist in your mindset?
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I don't go to pubs IRL. I have to assume this message will be full of discussions by people who belong to the Pub-Based Community, of which I will naturally feel excluded.

Rather than complain about the folks over there having too much fun, however, I think I'll just skip this one message. Which I think is a viable option for anybody regarding any thread in this entire forum...
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I have posted several times over the years about the idle chit chat conducted among several posters as well as what I saw as more emphasis on cycling topics of which I had no interest, such as improving "performance." I would have posted and or spent more time here if the posts were more attuned to my own on the subject of cycling after turning 50+, and were less of (IMO) non cycling gossip found at the old timers' table at the local diner/McDonalds.

IOW, I prefer my old timers gathered around the hot stove league cracker barrel discussing baseball and not something else.

Yes it is possible to pick threads that may be more to my liking but too many end up with the regulars trading jokes and fun-filled zingers at each other.

I take a peek now and then and find the list much less chatty and bloated with inside jokes than previously, which is an improvement. If some posters carry out on their snit and take the chit chat somewhere else I think the list would be even more improved.

Personally I think Facebook is an ideal place for people of a like mind to chit chat 24/7/365 and never be ruffled by interference from non friends.
Didn't you lead this fight several years ago, lose and spend a long time firing zingers about it here and there?
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Didn't you lead this fight several years ago, lose and spend a long time firing zingers about it here and there?
It wasn't win or loss. The insiders continue with their jokes and zingers, I stopped wasting my time. I suppose a win-win for both.

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So, no one really liked my Welcome to Kitty City?
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Sometimes people can find a member's posting style irritating. If they're breaking the forum guidelines, the posts should be reported so the moderators can take care of it. If you just don't like their style of posting, that's what the Ignore feature is for, or you can just choose not to respond to that person's posts. It's as simple as that.

Starting a bickering match never ends well. I have to wonder what forum this artist was on that inspired him to draw this comic:

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I like Pub 51. I gonna carve a sign and put it up in my man cave.
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But he threads that were complained about had NO cycling content!

The members "insulted" in that thread were not insulted enough to complain.

Dang. We're darned if we do, darned if we don't. What would you do in our situation when there are so many complaints? We are trying to please the majority. Either way we are the bad guys. We don't like to stir up negative feelings or throw a spoke in the wheels but seriously, we are up in arms here. That is why I asked if a whole new FORUM not related to Bike Forums should be started. I got no answers!! Help us out here.
As a non-complaining non-cliquish member, I don't think you need a whole new Forum and I doubt that it would help this one if there were. You're doing fine.
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Been to the pub, had a few pints. Has any progress been made while I was there?
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Been to the pub, had a few pints. Has any progress been made while I was there?
After a few pints, who cares?
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Been to the pub, had a few pints. Has any progress been made while I was there?
Everybody is better looking, that is all. Just don't turn up the ugly lights.
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103 posts. Not bad for a thread that nobody wasn't really sure about.

But on a serious note, someone turned on a light for me and I can see better. I just couldn't "focus" but everything is clear.
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So, no one really liked my Welcome to Kitty City?


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