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Old 05-27-19, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Totally dissed? All I did was post a confused Britney meme. Instead of responding with thoughts, that was the nice approach. Here, ill do it again for your next post...
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Old 05-27-19, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
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In factrather than just self-indulgent and convoluted scripting, my posts are really performance art. I think that the use of quote boxes, which I have not seen elsewhere is a remarkable way to graphically diagram a dialogue and a succinct way to capture the variety of a topic. In addition, I try to liberally use links, rather than quote boxes, for “sidebar” items, to simplify the format of a post.

Personally for me, as a diversion, it’ s challenging to find the quotes in prior threads, and to arrange them in a sequence that makes sense (to me at least). Since my posts are “chapters” in my Journal, it’s worthwhile for me to periodically re-read and reflect.

Besides my own enjoyment, Bike Forums may be the better for all those (nested) quotes. Mentions/quote notification should be #1 priority. It generates more use; not that more people possibly view my profile, but some of us actually like to communicate with each other.
So it's performance art for the gracious betterment of the forum?


This is where I was going to post a meme of a woman doing a cartwheel on the beach for attention.

It's funny and applicable to how you view yourself here, but some would probably cry that a bikini is somehow inappropriate.
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Old 05-27-19, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
So it's performance art for the gracious betterment of the forum?


This is where I was going to post a meme of a woman doing a cartwheel on the beach for attention.

It's funny and applicable to how you view yourself here, but some would probably cry that a bikini is somehow inappropriate.
I don’t really undestand the metaphor.

While I can’t reveal my secret identity, I have described myself on Bike Forums as a decades-long, year-round lifestyle cyclist. If you want independent testimonials:
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...Our trip to Boston was more fun than I could have ever anticipated… What a beautiful city--and if you are lucky enough to have someone as conscientious, thoughtful, and generous as Jim from Boston guiding you through that trip, you'll have it made!...
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I want to thank Jim for a most enjoyable tour of Boston and vicinity! Miss Kenton and I had a blast!...
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It was so nice to meet Jim, Diane and her husband! A big thank you to you Jim for organizing, being tour guide and your generous hospitality.
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Spent a great weekend with Jim (Jimfromboston)….Jim is quite the tour leader. Very knowledgeable about Boston and passed on lots of it’s history.
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Old 05-27-19, 01:36 PM
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Even nice people can develop annoying habits. When these are brought to our attention, we can learn and move on or we can hunker down like an obstinate mule. How we respond can be revealing.
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Some should know with the free edition you get snarky know-it-all bullies.
With the premium edition you get advice from experts and tips from the Pros.
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Old 05-27-19, 02:59 PM
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Loves me some trolls {bullies**, I been posting on various forums for about tens years.. i first encountered them on the ebay boards. I would take no crap from anybody in RL so i applied that online, trouble with that is on a moderated forum where personal disputes are against their policy i recieved lots of notifications and suspensions for defending myself and newbies who didn't know the background story would view me as the troll.

Now'a'days this same internet gang followed me to another low moderated forum where i just make fun of them.
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Old 05-27-19, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
It's funny and applicable to how you view yourself here, but some would probably cry that a bikini is somehow inappropriate.
Fairly certain Jim From Boston doesn't post while wearing a bikini (or doesn't don a special "posting bikini" for posting,) ... but it would be his choice anyway ... who are we to say it would be inappropriate?
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Old 05-27-19, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Even nice people can develop annoying habits.
like demanding that everyone everywhere do things in fashions which please us ... or assuming that because we don't like a thing, nobody does or can or should, and that therefore that other person should stop, because after all, his or her life Should be focused on making You comfortable ... Duh..
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How we respond can be revealing.
Not sure anyone is going to win the battle of "Everyone who doesn't use the internet according to my standards is a bad person" argument ... but it does reveal .......
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With so many of the aforementioned 43 making guest appearances to prove that they are indeed totally Ignore-able and, best of all, having a free-for-all-donnybrook of Ignore-ability among themselves it's a BF contender for #1 Thread of All-Time.

Have at it 43's!

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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Not sure anyone is going to win the battle of "Everyone who doesn't use the internet according to my standards is a bad person" argument ... but it does reveal .......
Sorry, I haven't seen evidence anyone in this thread is engaged in that "battle" or "argument." I think what people are saying is that a poster has embraced an affectation that is annoying enough that regardless of the possible value of his input, they aren't going to read it. Nobody has said he's a bad person. In fact he's actually searched and found some testimonials!
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Old 05-27-19, 05:21 PM
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This forum seems to have a few know-it-all, snarky...
I am not sure about bullying, nor have I done a study on this but, I agree, and I feel there may be a correlation between post frequency and know-it-all, snarkiness.

That might suggest the OP and I fairly snarky, or outlier.
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Old 05-27-19, 06:33 PM
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This thread is actually a bit on point for me today. I was looking back on an old thread where I was trying to link up a manufacturer of bike intercoms with hopefully people who wanted free ones in exchange a bit of promoting said intercoms while they were touring. Basically a few hundred bucks of equipment just for talking to people and posting pictures, which you do on tour anyway. The first 5 posts or so were by people who didn't want an intercom because they rode alone and thought they were a stupid idea anyway and whatever came into to their heads. I mean why even say anything if you aren't interested. So frustrating, ended up swamping the thread, I gave up and nobody got the swag!
So basically, you're complaining that the forum posters didn't cooperate when you tried to recruit marketers of a product through a thread?

I've seen this kind of thing happen here, and it usually involves someone misunderstanding the purpose of a forum. Of course if you describe a new product, you should expect people to post opinions on the idea.

This isn't Craigslist, people aren't coming to general cycling or most of the other subforums for offers of swag for talking up the product
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I assume all points have been covered by now.
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