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Why don't people list their bike/bikes in their sig or profile?

Old 02-14-16, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
Pretty interesting that the Classic and Vintage forum right here has a sticky with 67 pages of our members posting pics of themselves and their bikes.
I guess they are all braggards born in the Facebook era that are only a few minutes away from getting their bikes and indentity stolen...
Yep, that's us.
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Old 02-14-16, 06:13 PM
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Why don't people list their bike/bikes in their sig or profile?

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
I just came upon a post by @jfowler with this unique Bike list in his sig:

Originally Posted by jfowler
My Bikes
You don't care about mine, I don't care about yours.

Originally Posted by dksix View Post
plus location would be nice too...

Originally Posted by jfowler
Location
I am where I'm at
Originally Posted by bakes1 View Post
Any reason you felt the need to point out his misguided and slightly rebellious tendencies while he participates on an internet forum?
If he didn't want to post his bikes that's cool but why the need to reference caring about his or ours?
Quite juvenile in my amateur opinion
Thanks for reading my post, and your comment. I think that when someone lists an oblique or obscure reference in their sig, it prompts more attention than the customary items of bikes and location.

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
When I read a post, I virtually never look at the list of bikes. There are so many models, that I probably wouldn’t know the difference. If the bike is important to the content, it’s probably better described in the text of the message…

Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
It's popular to sneak in P&R proselytizing in the signature, no room for bikes.
I read @ jfowler's posts regularly, and have quoted and mentioned him in the past, so I was aware of his sig. I made no comment about the attitude expressed, but it was directed towards the question of the OP, “Why..?” I would consider the attitude expressed as curmudgeonly, or as they say on the Fifty-Plus Forum, “Get off my lawn.”

A few weeks ago I got a into a discussion about the lack of locations in a sig.

Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Folks, please put your locations in your profiles. It's easy, fun, and profitable. OK, I lie; there's no profit in it….

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
+10, especially when your post is about the area in which you ride…

I’m slightly more peeved by subscribers who give “cutesy” or obscure locations

I must confess though, I have thought about listing my LOCATION as:

D’uh?
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To illustrate, I quoted an especially nebulous Location by @Booger1

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
This is one of the best examples…cutesy, obscure (and bohemian):

Originally Posted by booger1
Location: Gaseous Cloud around Uranus

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Old 02-14-16, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
People do not have to post location, if they rode today or what bikes they have in order for people to know what kind of person they are. You can observe alot just by watching.
How can I stereotype without a location?
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Old 02-14-16, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
How can I stereotype without a location?
Excellent point.
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Old 02-14-16, 07:07 PM
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Do you have to post the bikes you actually own, or list the names of dream bikes you wished you owned?
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Whenever I see a series of nested quotes, I think "it's Jim from 'Duh' again."
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Ok, this one.

ok, now that is a pretty cool camping setup. I like it.
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