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A little etiquette please

Old 11-29-10, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
When dillweeds want to argue more about the question than either answering it or addressing it,
the insults are right around the corner followed, then the ****'s start!
More irony!
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Old 11-29-10, 05:28 PM
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calling someone a dillweed is not an insult?

it is rather lame though. it's tantamount to calling someone a bag of rosemary.
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Old 11-29-10, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
calling someone a dillweed is not an insult?
And double irony because he hasn't actually answered or addressed the question
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Old 11-29-10, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
More irony!
Holy crap, I take a break away from the road forum for a spell and you end up banned, your gorgeous wife banned, and now I see you are hated to botto proportions, if that is possible. Dood, you've been busy.

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Old 11-29-10, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
It's threads like this that reaffirm my decision to avoid any group ride activity. Do any of you ever wonder why most people think roadies are arrogant dooshes? Re-read the thread.
For my part, most roadies I've met were cool.
It's just some of the jackwads here that are, well, less than cool.
Screaming for attention. If they had girlfriends (or boyfriends),
they probably wouldn't be here so much taking every opportunity
to insult others that they get. It's like a compulsion for them!

I can imagine them now:
"I read something I disagree with! I must respond and insult this person and
call them names! Must! Respond! I must complain about their response!"



Which leads me to this...

"The power of reason compels you!
The power of reason compels you!
The power of reason compels you!"



(But it usually doesn't work.)
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Old 11-29-10, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
And double irony because he hasn't actually answered or addressed the question
one must listen or read in order to do that. simply talking is called pontification. lots of that going on lately.
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Old 11-29-10, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
touche

But then again, I'm an arrogant doosh, and would not want to ruin my hard-earned reputation.



Riding a road bike didn't make me a doosh, I was like this out-of-the-box


No worries!

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Old 11-29-10, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
For my part, most roadies I've met were cool.
It's just some of the jackwads here that are, well, less than cool.
Screaming for attention. If they had girlfriends (or boyfriends),
they probably wouldn't be here so much taking every opportunity
to insult others that they get. It's like a compulsion for them!

I can imagine them now:
"I read something I disagree with! I must respond and insult this person and
call them names! Must! Respond! I must complain about their response!"



Which leads me to this...

"The power of reason compels you!
The power of reason compels you!
The power of reason compels you!"



(But it usually doesn't work.)
if I weren't such an anarchist I would report this post.
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Old 11-29-10, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
And double irony because he hasn't actually answered or addressed the question
Totally!



Andddd...yes.

I did actually answer the OP.

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Old 11-29-10, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
For my part, most roadies I've met were cool.
It's just some of the jackwads here that are, well, less than cool.
Screaming for attention. If they had girlfriends (or boyfriends),
they probably wouldn't be here so much taking every opportunity
to insult others that they get
. It's like a compulsion for them!

I can imagine them now:
"I read something I disagree with! I must respond and insult this person and
call them names! Must! Respond! I must complain about their response!"
Again, the only insulting and name-calling that I see is by you.
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Totally!

So you are saying that you are guilty of exactly what you are complaining about here?
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Again, the only insulting and name-calling that I see is by you.
Ok. I'm the only one on BF that called anybody names here.



(Odd coming from someone complaining about name calling just yesterday on another thread.


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So you are saying that you are guilty of exactly what you are complaining about here?
No. I didn't call someone a name or insult them because I disagreed with them regarding the topic. Keep it in context!

Now, back to the topic instead of diverting. (If you can restrain yourself from continuing to go off topic).


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Old 11-29-10, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
I did actually answer the OP.
Sorry, I missed your post. So who actually did what you are accusing?
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Old 11-29-10, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Ok. I'm the only one on BF that called anybody names here.
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Odd coming from someone complaining about name calling just yesterday on another thread.
Only talking about this thread, not all of bikeforums.
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Ok. I'm the only one on BF that called anybody names here.



(Odd coming from someone complaining about name calling just yesterday on another thread.




No. I didn't call someone a name or insult them because I disagreed with them regarding the topic. Keep it in context!

Now, back to the topic instead of diverting. (If you can restrain yourself from continuing to go off topic).

using that many annoying emoticons in one post should be an offense punishable by a permaban.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
Sorry, I missed your post. So who actually did what you are accusing?
A) Thank you. Olive branch.

B) I wasn't speaking about this thread specifically, but other threads. The behavior of some who seem to just want to argue instead engaging in substantive exchanges. I am guilty of getting caught up in the flame wars and am just as gullible to the trolls as the weakest of us here. But more and more I'm learning to just "ignore" them. But it takes me a few tries at first!

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umd...Post #73

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IMO, the right thing for them to do was to let you know what was ahead of you, but then again,
if I were riding with unfamiliar riders, I wouldn't count on them to give me a heads up.

I personally would've stayed far enough back to catch the hole myself. I don't trust anybody I don't know.

But you're right about there being etiquette that could've of been practiced.
I would've if I knew someone was riding behind me and I didn't know them.
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Old 11-29-10, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
I wasn't speaking about this thread specifically, but other threads. The behavior of some who seem to just want to argue instead engaging in substantive exchanges.
What is the point of dragging the baggage from other threads into this?

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I am guilty of getting caught up in the flame wars and am just as gullible to the trolls as the weakest of us here.
And you aren't seeing the irony here?

Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
But more and more I'm learning to just "ignore" them. But it takes me a few tries at first!
Ah, I see what happened now...

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one cannot ignore oneself.
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
using that many annoying emoticons in one post should be an offense punishable by a permaban.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
What is the point of dragging the baggage from other threads into this?

And you aren't seeing the irony here?
Wow...do you see "that" irony?

You talking about me talking about something in another thread while continuing to talk about it in this thread?

Easy solution...we stop right now and go back to the topic and I (IYO) stop being ironic and you go back to discussing the topic.

[BTW...in case you didn't get it from my response, I was defending roadies and pointing out the few dillweeds that want to argue instead of having productive exchanges when I brought that baggage in here. Taken in context, that statement was to show that the overwhelming majority of roadies I've personally come across were good decent folk.]
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
You talking about me talking about something in another thread while continuing to talk about it in this thread?
wut
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
wut
So how do you feel about the roadies you come across while riding?
Are they dillweeds or courteous to you in general?

Do you find a higher rate of incidents online where roadies are more verbally abusive than in public like I do?
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Old 11-29-10, 06:00 PM
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Lest anyone think I'm taking the position that the OP screwed up by following to closely because I identify with those "jerks" who didn't point out the pothole, I would like to repost the following from earlier.

Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
Having said that, although I point out stuff, my expectations of others is much lower. I assume they won't. Therefore I always ride like I do in a race - look out for my front wheel and keep an eye out for any potential problems.
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Same
That being said, my threshold may be different than yours, so I may miss something
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Old 11-29-10, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by travkat View Post
a little etiquette please
You can ask for it, just don't expect it. You can now see why.
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