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Old 10-12-07, 01:27 PM
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I am sure no-one cares, but I want you to know that I am disappointed. When I first started using this forum I was really excited because I was able to find some great information. After three months I've realized that the amount of good information is much smaller than the junk. The signal/noise ratio is so poor that I find my blood boiling every time I look at BFSSFG, and I can't stand to read one more immature post.

I have used a lot of forums and bulletin boards over the last 15 years, and I have to say that this one of the worst. I'll stick around to respond to this thread if anyone wants to say something constructive, but I'm sure it'll be more banter if anything.

To those people who are nice and normal; later
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Old 10-12-07, 01:33 PM
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I agree with you in the sense that you'll get more responses to a thread about skidding than a thread asking an honest question about gear or how to fix something. I will, however, say that I have laughed very hard in this forum and learned a lot from it. It still remains the first place I come to on BF due to the fact that it's a little more casual, and I like that. I would say if the "blah blah hipster" threads and the "hi, how do I make a conversion" threads decreased I wouldn't miss them.
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Old 10-12-07, 01:34 PM
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serious business?

dude, it's the internet.

sorry, does that count as banter and not constructive?
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Old 10-12-07, 01:36 PM
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dont bail

make your own nice and normal posts

or the ratio will be even worse
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Old 10-12-07, 01:36 PM
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In comparison to most of the other forums, this forum has a much higher proportion of hipsters, drunken college kids, and the like who are here mostly to just goof off. There nothing wrong with that, but you have to put up with it if you want to post here. However, there are others here who are knowledgable and helpful. Stick around and you'll figure out who they are...the other stuff you just learn to ignore after awhile.
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Old 10-12-07, 01:37 PM
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For mature fixed gear content I belong to the fixed gear mailing list and I sometimes visit the RBR fixed gear forum for less noise.
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Old 10-12-07, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfbrother View Post
I agree with you in the sense that you'll get more responses to a thread about skidding than a thread asking an honest question about gear or how to fix something. I will, however, say that I have laughed very hard in this forum and learned a lot from it. It still remains the first place I come to on BF due to the fact that it's a little more casual, and I like that. I would say if the "blah blah hipster" threads and the "hi, how do I make a conversion" threads decreased I wouldn't miss them.
I honestly don't mind the hipster threads, but when someone does ask an honest question 2/3 of the responses will be intentionally inflammatory. That is precisely what I dislike about this forum.
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Old 10-12-07, 01:38 PM
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if the search button wasnt so hidden and the FAQ posts at the top were updated more often.


UPDATE THE STICKIES
but no hey, lets instead stickie the "jackass FGG bike..." thread.
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Old 10-12-07, 01:39 PM
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just stop caring like the rest of us.
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Old 10-12-07, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfbrother View Post
I agree with you in the sense that you'll get more responses to a thread about skidding than a thread asking an honest question about gear or how to fix something.
Many people riding fixed don't seem to have any inclination or interest in bicycle mechanics.

OP, don't contribute if you don't like the forum. The type of members you're complaining about with this thread will be the least affected by it.

I'm just giving this whole scene another year before it dies. I can't wait for that day.

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Old 10-12-07, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 666pack View Post
just stop caring like the rest of us.
I didn't care for quite some time, but it grinds you down.
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Old 10-12-07, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyteeth View Post
Many people riding fixed don't seem to have any inclination of interest in bicycle mechanics.

OP, don't contribute if you don't like the forum. The type of members you're complaining about with this thread will be the least affected by it.

I'm just giving this whole scene another year before it dies. I can't wait for that day.
I really doubt that the entire "scene" is going anywhere. The really "cool" kids might move on, but biking in general is going to grow (I think).

I didn't intend for this thread to change anything in BFSSFG; I just wanted to express that I was dissatisfied. So, I did.
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Old 10-12-07, 01:53 PM
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is this a cry for help
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Old 10-12-07, 01:59 PM
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It took you 3 months to figure this out?

Personally, I would like to thank you for your own excellent contribution to the quality of threads found here

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Old 10-12-07, 02:01 PM
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I challenge you to spend some time on pbnation. This place is like a think tank by comparison.
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Old 10-12-07, 02:02 PM
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pretty emo post imo
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Old 10-12-07, 02:18 PM
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It took you 3 months to figure this out?

Personally, I would like to thank you for your own excellent contribution to the quality of threads found here
Failed? If not I'm confused.
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Old 10-12-07, 02:23 PM
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Failed? If not I'm confused.
HaHaHa - yes, I failed. I've corrected it, can I resubmit my report?
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Old 10-12-07, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Hindenburglar View Post
I challenge you to spend some time on pbnation. This place is like a think tank by comparison.
lol +1 billion
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Old 10-12-07, 02:29 PM
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Yo dudes, i got this bike its called a Fugee or something like that I found my dad's basement and I want it to look really cool because there's some pretty cool and hot girls that only like bike messengers at this super punk fair trade coffee shop

What should I buy first (I DONT HAVE A LOT OF MONEY!!!!)********** Maybe a top tube pad!?!?
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Old 10-12-07, 02:31 PM
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HaHaHa - yes, I failed. I've corrected it, can I resubmit my report?
riderx it is people like you dragging this forum into the muck
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Originally Posted by Hindenburglar View Post
I challenge you to spend some time on pbnation. This place is like a think tank by comparison.
+1495969235795734596934695

QFTMFT

I've spent my time there, and still check in occasionally. It's a night and day difference.
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Old 10-12-07, 02:33 PM
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eh, it aint so bad. i waste much less time in here than i used to and the drama is way more fun than yet another thread about skid patches or suicide hubs.

i miss seeing posts by some of the old regulars, though. there was some excellent humor in here a few years ago.
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Old 10-12-07, 02:35 PM
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How many people here read pbnation? I'd never heard of it until just now, and I can't believe this many people here are so into paintball.
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Old 10-12-07, 02:38 PM
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there was some excellent humor in here a few years ago.
lol, yeah.
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