Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-28-05, 01:34 AM
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Too much wah wah

I don't understand why people get so whiny on the forum. Why do people get so defensive over things related to road bikes? On top of that, if someone asks a question and it has been answered before what's with everyone getting so pi$$ed? Someone hollers repost and a hanful of peoples' lives get ruined because a question that has been asked before is being asked. What's the point in having a forum if you can't ask a simple question? God forbid!
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Why do some people get so whiny about people getting so whiny?

Just ignore it, bro...
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Old 07-28-05, 02:03 AM
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Excuse me, I think I'm in the wrong thread. I thought we were here to discuss the sound of Jimi Hendrix's guitar.
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Originally Posted by ivan_yulaev
Why do some people get so whiny about people getting so whiny?

Just ignore it, bro...
i could be wrong, but i think i read something in another thread that would lead one to believe that vilelamb may not be a bro.

i could be wrong.
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Originally Posted by ivan_yulaev
Why do some people get so whiny about people getting so whiny?

Just ignore it, bro...
Don't mean to sound whiny too, just new to road bikes and hate to ask a question sometimes because people get a little too know it all. Not a bro btw.
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
Excuse me, I think I'm in the wrong thread. I thought we were here to discuss the sound of Jimi Hendrix's guitar.
Why do you even reply?
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
Excuse me, I think I'm in the wrong thread. I thought we were here to discuss the sound of Jimi Hendrix's guitar.
You and me both!


Originally Posted by vilelamb
Why do you even reply?
It's just a forum, don't take it so personally and don't invest so much into it. That's not meant to be a retort, but an honest reply to your initial post. In the end, who cares - go ride your bike.
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Originally Posted by vilelamb
I don't understand why people get so whiny on the forum. Why do people get so defensive over things related to road bikes? On top of that, if someone asks a question and it has been answered before what's with everyone getting so pi$$ed? Someone hollers repost and a hanful of peoples' lives get ruined because a question that has been asked before is being asked. What's the point in having a forum if you can't ask a simple question? God forbid!
pot meet kettle
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Old 07-28-05, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
pot meet kettle
I'm complaining GD it! Complaining! Yeah, you're probably right. It's just frustrating.
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I understand your plight... and while it's annoying, complaining about it doesn't exactly fix the aforementioned problem. To me, it's just a minor nuisance that I've trained myself to overlook from my years of posting on various forums. I generally try to resist the urge to say "Use the search feature you idiot n00b!" and try to help the person out. The way I see it, it doesn't take much (if any) more time to type out a helpful response than to just tell him/her to use the search feature and toss in a snipe about being a noob.
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Wah Wah Wah... life on an online forum.

Hey I am denoted as the master of plexiglass... I get asked the same question on other forums about plexiglass building all the time... "how do you bend plexi"...? Do I say "search the forums you stupid, ignorent, annoying, brat, poster"... of course not, that would be mean. I give them a consice answer then point them to my faq on the subject...
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Originally Posted by vilelamb
I don't understand why people get so whiny on the forum. Why do people get so defensive over things related to road bikes? On top of that, if someone asks a question and it has been answered before what's with everyone getting so pi$$ed? Someone hollers repost and a hanful of peoples' lives get ruined because a question that has been asked before is being asked. What's the point in having a forum if you can't ask a simple question? God forbid!
Want to hear whiny and defensive? Do a search on [triple vrs. double chainring], it's a real hoot!
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Originally Posted by VeganRider
Want to hear whiny and defensive? Do a search on [triple vrs. double chainring], it's a real hoot!
or maybe campy vs shimano
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Works the other way round too, i.e. someone asks a question, they get an in-depth reply and totally ignore the post? I seldom bother anymore.
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I think you'll find that the people who complain are the people whose names seem to appear in just about every thread. I would assume that when you spend 90% of your waking hours leaving unwanted replies to forum questions you tend to get a little cranky. Just ignore them. Someone useful will eventually answer.
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Originally Posted by vilelamb
On top of that, if someone asks a question and it has been answered before what's with everyone getting so pi$$ed? Someone hollers repost and a hanful of peoples' lives get ruined because a question that has been asked before is being asked. What's the point in having a forum if you can't ask a simple question? God forbid!
If you post a question raised before, you get complained that you didn't search.

If you do search and reply to that thread you get complained that you dug out an old thread.

You can't win either way. Some people just have to keep complain, and that's a mental illness thay are not aware of. They can ignore the threads, posts or they should seek help.
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Originally Posted by vilelamb
I don't understand why people get so whiny on the forum. Why do people get so defensive over things related to road bikes? On top of that, if someone asks a question and it has been answered before what's with everyone getting so pi$$ed? Someone hollers repost and a hanful of peoples' lives get ruined because a question that has been asked before is being asked. What's the point in having a forum if you can't ask a simple question? God forbid!

this has already been discussed before. use the search button...
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Originally Posted by ivan_yulaev
Why do some people get so whiny about people getting so whiny?

Just ignore it, bro...
good point
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Originally Posted by lmentop
this has already been discussed before. use the search button...
even more funny!
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Originally Posted by vilelamb
I don't understand why people get so whiny on the forum. Why do people get so defensive over things related to road bikes?
Chemical imbalance, perhaps...?
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My sentiments exactly.

WAY too much wah-wah.

Not NEARLY enough hummela-hummela.
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As in life there is the usual mix of people, from cheerful to downright negative, on this forum... Pick what you want to read and ignore the rest...
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Originally Posted by lmentop
this has already been discussed before. use the search button...
I know I have posted topics previously discussed because the Search doesn't seem to work about 50% of the time.
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