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  • 07-31-2019
    thatsmybush
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by xxl View Post
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    Insult sans facts noted, along with the observation that certain posters routinely whine about "moderator bias" instead of looking to who controls their own keyboard.

    If you think that PO is what's caused the decline in traffic, explain why other forum-oriented sites that don't have political sub-forums are also seeing declines in their traffic.

    Or, you can just mod-bash, if that makes you feel more...accomplished.:rolleyes:

    I don't understand this thread. For those of us have been around a long we have seen hundreds of posters come and go. But with so many different social media platforms available it is just inevitable that older social media archetypes will slowly obsolesce as other platforms emerge, grow and change.

    Trying to find a boogie man (PO) when RBR forums is actually just a micro universe for all things technological seems so very odd.

    Couple that with a shift in what kids are doing, I believe bike sales have declined almost every year for almost 2 decades. Fewer riders, fewer people even seeking out advice. If I were just starting I would probably just type "reddit cycling" and boom, or just ask google or Alexa or Sirri the question I needed answered and it would find it for me. If I needed a review I wouldn't come here, I would hit up youtube.
  • 07-31-2019
    xxl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thatsmybush View Post
    I don't understand this thread. For those of us have been around a long we have seen hundreds of posters come and go. But with so many different social media platforms available it is just inevitable that older social media archetypes will slowly obsolesce as other platforms emerge, grow and change.

    Trying to find a boogie man (PO) when RBR forums is actually just a micro universe for all things technological seems so very odd.

    Couple that with a shift in what kids are doing, I believe bike sales have declined almost every year for almost 2 decades. Fewer riders, fewer people even seeking out advice. If I were just starting I would probably just type "reddit cycling" and boom, or just ask google or Alexa or Sirri the question I needed answered and it would find it for me. If I needed a review I wouldn't come here, I would hit up youtube.

    Yep.

    Anecdotal evidence, to be sure, but I've noticed that while I'll see roadies around the area fairly frequently, I can go weeks without seeing one who's under fifty years old. The local cycling clubs here are pretty active (and I don't hang with the "serious racers" one, not being a racer, so it may be different there), but every function I've shown up for seems quite heavy-up on older white males.*

    Plenty of formerly-popular sports over the years (looking at you, Racquetball), as workout tastes ebb and flow.


    *Golddiggers take note! :wink:
  • 07-31-2019
    Andy69
    Where has everyone gone?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    You should know as well as anyone, because I've walked you through this a number of times, that posts get deleted and threads locked because of posters making personal attacks (this is almost always the case), or mischaracterizing others' posts (i.e., "putting words in others' mouths"), deflecting discussions, or garden-variety trolling.

    What does and doesn't fly is all spelled out in the PO rules.

    If my personal attitude towards your political orientation were the driving force behind any sanctioning, you'd have a lot fewer posts in PO than the thousands you've typed.

    There are also some RBR posting rules, too, somewhere on the site.

    Except for the myriad of insults which you have let stand when they are directed at certain people. GFY is an example. IIRC sandan got a permaban for using that.

    This isn’t just one person “whining” either. A significant number of have noticed a pattern, even if you don’t.

    And this sort of thing is exactly what DaveG is talking about - why bring that acrimony out into the other fora?


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  • 07-31-2019
    thatsmybush
    I know that Coolhand really likes it when people start accusing the mods of bias.

    He just loves us folks in PO in the first place so he gets doubly happy when he has to join in the fun.

    Again so odd, no one has to be a mod and they certainly don't need the aggravation. I think if XXL were to stop being a mod they would just shutter the shop. Can't see anyone of us remaining idiots doing what he does. But oh, let's complain anyway.

    (Guinness bottles clink) BRILLIANT!
  • 07-31-2019
    Opus51569
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Andy69 View Post
    Except for the myriad of insults which you have let stand when they are directed at certain people. GFY is an example. IIRC sandan got a permaban for using that.

    This isn’t just one person “whining” either. A significant number of have noticed a pattern, even if you don’t.

    And this sort of thing is exactly what DaveG is talking about - why bring that acrimony out into the other fora?


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    Then why perpetuate it here, Andy??? Just trying to get the last word in?
  • 07-31-2019
    Andy69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Then why perpetuate it here, Andy??? Just trying to get the last word in?

    I wasn’t the one who brought it in here


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  • 07-31-2019
    Opus51569
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Andy69 View Post
    I wasn’t the one who brought it in here


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    Sooo... just perpetuating it and trying to get the last word. Got it. [emoji106]


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  • 07-31-2019
    Finx
    This thread is a SHINING EXAMPLE of what is wrong with this place.
  • 07-31-2019
    SystemShock
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finx View Post
    This thread is a SHINGING EXAMPLE of what is wrong with this place.

    Bad spelling is what's wrong with this place? :(
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  • 07-31-2019
    Andy69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Sooo... just perpetuating it and trying to get the last word. Got it. [emoji106]


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    Looks like that’s what YOU’RE doing


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  • 07-31-2019
    Opus51569
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Andy69 View Post
    Looks like that’s what YOU’RE doing


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    Not at all.


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  • 07-31-2019
    Andy69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Not at all.


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    See? You just did it again.


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  • 07-31-2019
    Opus51569
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Andy69 View Post
    See? You just did it again.


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    I don’t know what you’re talking about, Andy.


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  • 07-31-2019
    xxl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Andy69 View Post
    Except for the myriad of insults which you have let stand when they are directed at certain people. GFY is an example. IIRC sandan got a permaban for using that.

    This isn’t just one person “whining” either. A significant number of have noticed a pattern, even if you don’t.

    And this sort of thing is exactly what DaveG is talking about - why bring that acrimony out into the other fora?


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    [Sigh.]

    We've been through all that before, Andy69, but I'll repeat it for you here:

    I don't read every single post on PO. Some days, I don't read any of them.

    What that means is that if a particular post gets your shorts all abunch, you should report that post.

    Often, posters don't, instead choosing to escalate the conflict--sucking posters in this way is the goal of many an internet troll--and they lash out, and get themselves into trouble. Typical defenses of those posters boils down to "they started it!" and complaints about "moderator bias" usually follow, because they seem to think that any assault on their dignities, even if imagined, is justification for their escalations.

    Bear in mind, too, that just because you think a post is problematic doesn't mean it actually is; some posters simply don't take criticism or disagreement well, blow up when confronted with it, and then think that it's the OP's fault they lost their shizzles.

    Did you report any of this "myriad" of posts you think were out-of-bounds? That's what the "report post" button is for.*

    BTW, I was not the moderator when sandan got perma-banned, don't know what exactly he got banned for, but he was an ******* of truly epic proportions here, and richly deserved what he got. Good riddance, in my estimation.

    If you (and DaveG) had concerns about posters "bringing in acrimony," why didn't you beeyotch about this post?:

    https://forums.roadbikereview.com/lo...ml#post5330361


    *Even reporting a post doesn't mean that the post is the problem; as noted, some posters just don't brook disagreement very well, and react poorly even when that disagreement is done in a reasonable fashion. These posters typically think that "moderator bias" is the reason that the reported post wasn't deleted, and they have real trouble grasping the notion that reported posts are reported to all the mods (and possibly the admins, I don't know).
  • 07-31-2019
    xxl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Andy69 View Post
    I wasn’t the one who brought it in here


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    Neither was I.
  • 07-31-2019
    blackfrancois
  • 08-01-2019
    troutmd
    I am 100% convinced the internet and social media are not the salvation to human civility.
  • 08-01-2019
    No Time Toulouse
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    I am 100% convinced the internet and social media are not the salvation to human civility.

    As 'online culture' develops, it looks more and more like a Monty Python skit. This particular subforum always reminds me of that skit: "I've come here for an argument".....
  • 08-01-2019
    old_fuji
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    "I've come here for an argument".....

    No you haven't.

    (Joking, of course)
  • 08-01-2019
    No Time Toulouse
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    No you haven't......

    (sigh)...An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
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  • 08-01-2019
    sramred
    i've noticed too, after taking a couple years of biking. bought a new Supersix HM Dura Ace. asked a bunch of questions and a bunch of stupid ass replies. f that. i went over to weight weenies and get much more useful replies there.

    i was in the ave Some Weight - Life, liberty and the pursuit of light weight forum asking to see where i can drop weight on the bike and got nothing but useless replies. literally from people with 15k posts over 5 years. Some of them must post 30x a day and have 29 useless comments.

    Thats why this forum is dying. mods need to keep the threads relevant and on topic.
  • 08-01-2019
    Andy69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sramred View Post
    i've noticed too, after taking a couple years of biking. bought a new Supersix HM Dura Ace. asked a bunch of questions and a bunch of stupid ass replies. f that. i went over to weight weenies and get much more useful replies there.

    i was in the ave Some Weight - Life, liberty and the pursuit of light weight forum asking to see where i can drop weight on the bike and got nothing but useless replies. literally from people with 15k posts over 5 years. Some of them must post 30x a day and have 29 useless comments.

    Thats why this forum is dying. mods need to keep the threads relevant and on topic.

    I always figured dropping some weight off the rider was the most effective :-)




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  • 08-01-2019
    Eretz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    Because I don't like to be blamed for "bias."

    I can contest, you've been everything and fair during my posting affairs in all forums. You've even reach out to clarify some of my bizzare comments, as Trout too. I have the highest respect for you personally. And suspect you and Trout have many languages under your belts to give an inch on understanding.

    https://forums.roadbikereview.com/lo...ml#post5323449