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    Quote Originally Posted by siclmn View Post
    In case that you haven't noticed the world has changed and I think it's for the better. No more keeping quiet and biting your lip just to not make waves. It's tell it like it is and no holds barred. Too many things were being pushed under the rug and forgotten. I am all for telling the truth about things but the problem is that we can't agree on what the truth is any more.
    There's a fine line between being brutally honest and being just plain brutal.

    Fact is, this thread (and threads like it) pop up with alarming frequency. It's not good for a site to keep scaring off members when the same elder/prolific members have piss-poor attitudes time after time, year after year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    There's a fine line between being brutally honest and being just plain brutal.

    Fact is, this thread (and threads like it) pop up with alarming frequency. It's not good for a site to keep scaring off members when the same elder/prolific members have piss-poor attitudes time after time, year after year.
    haven't noticed any upswing in fond farewells postings. not sure why it took the OP 12 years to get fed up with the 'tone' here...this place is far tamer than it was back in the rah-rah Podium Girls days.

    suggest that the more delicate types switch to Bike Forums, it's a hand-holding, love-fest over there.

    the helicopter mods squash any comments that are even remotely 'harsh'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    haven't noticed any upswing in fond farewells postings. not sure why it took the OP 12 years to get fed up with the 'tone' here...this place is far tamer than it was back in the rah-rah Podium Girls days.

    suggest that the more delicate types switch to Bike Forums, it's a hand-holding, love-fest over there.

    the helicopter mods squash any comments that are even remotely 'harsh'...
    I would support a stricter moderating policy. I think it sets the tone for civility. Another forum I frequent (not bike related) pretty much deletes a thread the moment it gets personal. Overall, that forum is far much civil as a result. Look at what we have right now. The only two active threads are about bashing fat people and mocking someone that complained about negativity. That's not healthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    haven't noticed any upswing in fond farewells postings. not sure why it took the OP 12 years to get fed up with the 'tone' here...this place is far tamer than it was back in the rah-rah Podium Girls days.

    suggest that the more delicate types switch to Bike Forums, it's a hand-holding, love-fest over there.

    the helicopter mods squash any comments that are even remotely 'harsh'...
    I bailed on bikeforums and came here in 2007 for the reasons you mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I bailed on bikeforums and came here in 2007 for the reasons you mention.
    Over moderated forums are just no damn fun. I'm headed over to P.O. where the real nastiness is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Mike View Post
    Saddle.
    I suppose your saddle is on your saddle post, which is in the saddle tube, which intersects with the saddle stay? ;-)

    Eddie Merckx calls it a seat. Oh, and he calls clipless pedals click pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    I suppose your saddle is on your saddle post, which is in the saddle tube, which intersects with the saddle stay? ;-)

    Eddie Merckx calls it a seat. Oh, and he calls clipless pedals click pedals.
    and spells his first name with a 'y'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    and spells his first name with a 'y'.
    Only in English. The Belgian spelling is "Eddy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    and spells his first name with a 'y'.
    Yeddie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    Eddie Merckx calls it a seat. Oh, and he calls clipless pedals click pedals.
    Which in fact a bike seat is, even though the legs work off the sides like riding a horse. A saddle straps on a horses back, has a nose to hang onto, and stirrup loops to hold the feet. "Saddle" was a carryover from when bikes were overtaking horses on the roads.

    Riders also "clip" into clipless pedals. Better to say riders "click" into pedals onto which toe clips aren't attached. It gets confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Mike View Post
    Saddle.
    That's the meanest thing anybody ever said to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
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    suggest that the more delicate types switch to Bike Forums, it's a hand-holding, love-fest over there.

    the helicopter mods squash any comments that are even remotely 'harsh'...
    And the mods over there never fail to defend trolls.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    And the mods over there never fail to defend trolls.....
    Remember the troll that called itself Hannah Montana? Good times. Not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrico View Post
    Which in fact a bike seat is, even though the legs work off the sides like riding a horse. A saddle straps on a horses back, has a nose to hang onto, and stirrup loops to hold the feet. "Saddle" was a carryover from when bikes were overtaking horses on the roads.
    Nose? Stirrup loops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 202cycle View Post
    Over moderated forums are just no damn fun. I'm headed over to P.O. where the real nastiness is.
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to 202cycle again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
    Nose? Stirrup loops?
    You know; those are the parts of the horse seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    You know; those are the parts of the horse seat.
    I guess horse seats must have different parts than horse saddles. (I can't find a nose on any of our 15 saddles. They do all have stirrups, but I don't see any stirrup loops.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
    I guess horse seats must have different parts than horse saddles. (I can't find a nose on any of our 15 saddles. They do all have stirrups, but I don't see any stirrup loops.)
    Exactly. It was a (apparently failed) jest on my part, along with "horse seat."

    I'm not a member of the horsey set, but oddly enough, a friend of mine who is told me that "stirrup-less" riding is a thing, done by some riders to improve technique; kind of like "fixed gear" horseriding, I guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    I'm not a member of the horsey set, but oddly enough, a friend of mine who is told me that "stirrup-less" riding is a thing, done by some riders to improve technique; kind of like "fixed gear" horseriding, I guess?
    Yeah, it's a pretty common training technique, but mainly for those that ride "English". I'd liken it more to riding on rollers -- it improves your balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
    Yeah, it's a pretty common training technique, but mainly for those that ride "English". I'd liken it more to riding on rollers -- it improves your balance.
    Getting your horse up onto rollers must take a bit of practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    Exactly. It was a (apparently failed) jest on my part, along with "horse seat."
    "Seat" is already a horsey term, fyi. Which is one thing that tripped up your attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    "Seat" is already a horsey term, fyi. Which is one thing that tripped up your attempt.

    I was just horsing around. I can't-er-magine I would've provoked so many unbridled comments. Maybe I should've reined in my sense of humor, and tried a different tack.

    And I'm spent.
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    This is too funny. A forum member who only posts once per year or less announces that he's leaving because of negativity and it generates almost 50 replies in 5 days. I think he's actually reading this thread and laughing his arse off. He hasn't deleted his account yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I bailed on bikeforums and came here in 2007 for the reasons you mention.
    hadn't been to BF in a few years, so dropped in just now to see what's happening.

    omfg, had forgotten how many clueless posters giving out horrible advice that place has...

    I'll take the 'bad attitudes' here over the rank idiocy there any time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    hadn't been to BF in a few years, so dropped in just now to see what's happening.

    omfg, had forgotten how many clueless posters giving out horrible advice that place has...

    I'll take the 'bad attitudes' here over the rank idiocy there any time.
    I might have to mosey on over there to be reminded about why I like RBR.

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