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Old 07-01-13, 08:59 PM
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Too funny

Hi All, Looking at the ad on this page for the Loaded stem and in the description it reads "Stainless Steal". I had to look twice.

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Old 07-01-13, 09:19 PM
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This has the makings of a good thread, brad. Maybe we can get people to post funny signs, or the funny things people have said to them while bicycle touring.

I have to look for some of mine on another computer, but I will be back!
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Old 07-01-13, 09:28 PM
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Rowan, I was kind of hoping it would go that way as we do need a little humor.

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I had to disable the Adblock add-on on my Firefox browser to see the ads on this page (never saw the stem ad after 4-5 reloads).

I've been using Adblock for years - I had no idea there were so many ads here at bf.net.
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^Yeah, unfortunately tons of ads here. The only one I particularly have a problem with is the one that takes up half of the first post on each thread. Sometimes it Seriously interferes with the posting itself, and will mess up the entire format of a thread. It's especially a problem if there are any videos posted in the thread like the video thread in the MTB section. I think bikeforums should seriously reconsider having an ad in that spot in particular. I understand having ads, but when the placement of a particular ad consistently screws up the usability of the forum...

Luckily my adblock eliminates the problem, but I remember getting very annoyed before the current adblock and just closing the thread and sometimes bikeforums all together because of that ad screwing up one thread after another. Eventually I'd just say "screw it" and use one of the other biking forums where I didn't have to deal with it.
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Hmmmm. Where to start.

Seen painted on a local trail in several places: "REDUCE SPEED ZONE" instead of "REDUCED SPEED ZONE." A few miles away a sign on a highway overpass informed riders that they were riding under PA state route 422 when it was actually U.S. 422.

Official road sign erected in Wanamekrs, PA warned people 'BRIDGE OUT LOACL TRAFFIC ONLY." It remained up for years, even after the bridge was no longer out. It may still be there today.

Sign seen in the Adirondaks in '99: "AWARD WINNING ENVIRONMENTAL HIGHWAY." Still trying to figure that one out.

I am sure more will come to mind.
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Originally Posted by 3speed
^Yeah, unfortunately tons of ads here. The only one I particularly have a problem with is the one that takes up half of the first post on each thread. Sometimes it Seriously interferes with the posting itself, and will mess up the entire format of a thread. It's especially a problem if there are any videos posted in the thread like the video thread in the MTB section. I think bikeforums should seriously reconsider having an ad in that spot in particular. I understand having ads, but when the placement of a particular ad consistently screws up the usability of the forum...

Luckily my adblock eliminates the problem, but I remember getting very annoyed before the current adblock and just closing the thread and sometimes bikeforums all together because of that ad screwing up one thread after another. Eventually I'd just say "screw it" and use one of the other biking forums where I didn't have to deal with it.
If you put a little red star next to your name, all those ads go away. I haven't seen an ad on these forums in almost 10 years. Just sayin'.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
If you put a little red star next to your name, all those ads go away. I haven't seen an ad on these forums in almost 10 years. Just sayin'.
True, and noble, but an adblocker works on all of the internet, not just this forum. Those little extensions do make the internet a much nicer place.
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What a shame.
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