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Old 11-01-12, 03:59 PM
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Should the Tandem Forum have sub groups

Recently a member said something like he did not like reading about lightweight tandems or even talking to people about lightweight tandems. I believe that was the drift, i looked for the post but could not find it.

Would it make sense to have two sub groups:

1. Sport/Performance/Racing Tandems
2. Touring/Recreational/Entry Level Tandems

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Old 11-01-12, 04:05 PM
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No. There are not that many threads. It is easy to sift through and look at the ones that are of interest to you.
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Old 11-01-12, 04:11 PM
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Perhaps we could implement a title color scheme and then recommend which glasses to use for filtering out unwanted threads
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What about Mountain Bike tandems? And Time Trial tandems? I'm sure that there are also many other possible divisions.

There isn't nearly enough traffic on this subforum to warrant any division.

The thread titles are normally informative enough that you can pretty easily avoid the stuff that doesn't interest you.
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Old 11-01-12, 06:10 PM
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I actually enjoy reading about all sorts of tandems. Variety is one of the spices of life!
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Old 11-01-12, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by mwandaw
I actually enjoy reading about all sorts of tandems. Variety is one of the spices of life!
I agree and enjoy reading about all tandems..

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Old 11-01-12, 07:15 PM
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And a sub-forum for recumbent tandems, too!
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Old 11-01-12, 07:34 PM
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Let's form a committee. In California we would simply find a few rich dudes or a union or two to get a measure on the ballot (to define the proper subclasses of tandem and establish a membership council)
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A tandem marketplace would be nice.
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Old 11-02-12, 07:08 AM
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Whether it should or shouldn't and what they should be is all a moot point. It won't happen.

Case in point: the regional forums. For years the folks around DC, Md, Pa, Va have argued that they need a "central atlantic" regional forum because they don't really belong/know where to post when the only choices are "Northeast" and "Southeast". Even the people on the northeast and southeast sub-forums have complained about their posts as "not belonging". They've created polls, taken votes, harassed moderators, etc, all to no avail.
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Originally Posted by rdtompki
Let's form a committee. In California we would simply find a few rich dudes or a union or two to get a measure on the ballot (to define the proper subclasses of tandem and establish a membership council)
In DC, we'd form a PAC, call it something really cheery and upbeat like "Americans for Puppies," then run attack ads accusing anybody who dared to disagree with us of stealing food from babies. Waaay more entertaining than a committee.
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Originally Posted by tstansbury
In DC, we'd form a PAC, call it something really cheery and upbeat like "Americans for Puppies," then run attack ads accusing anybody who dared to disagree with us of stealing food from babies. Waaay more entertaining than a committee.
ROFL!!! Really! PLEASE let this election be over! Can't I just go to sleep and wake up Wednesday?
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Originally Posted by Chris_W
What about Mountain Bike tandems? And Time Trial tandems? I'm sure that there are also many other possible divisions.
Let's not forget the tandem unicycle.

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Originally Posted by Looigi
Let's not forget the tandem unicycle.

Wow... my inlaws think we're crazy for riding a regular tandem.
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I enjoy reading about all kinds of tandems. Don't change the forum.
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We're retired and don't care . . .
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Originally Posted by DubT
Would it make sense to have two sub groups
None whatsoever...

Forums like this are just like television and radio... where every thread is it's own channel. If you don't like "sports" don't tune into the sports channel. If you don't like "touring" don't tune into the travel channel. If you find annoying commercials on your favorite channels -- analogous to trolls or wacko's posting to threads -- pay them no mind.

Bottom Line: I've never been forced to read an Email or thread that didn't interest me. I have a delete key and control over my mouse: what more do I need?
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Old 11-02-12, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TandemGeek
None whatsoever...

Forums like this are just like television and radio... where every thread is it's own channel. If you don't like "sports" don't tune into the sports channel. If you don't like "touring" don't tune into the travel channel. If you find annoying commercials on your favorite channels -- analogous to trolls or wacko's posting to threads -- pay them no mind.

Bottom Line: I've never been forced to read an Email or thread that didn't interest me. I have a delete key and control over my mouse: what more do I need?
I agree 100% well said....

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