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Nasty!!!(25 posts)

May 24, 2002 8:45 AM
I haven't been perusing this board for long, but one of the things I have enjoyed about it thus far is the courtesy and politeness with which everybody discusses topics...that is until today. Man, this is awful...surely we can do better.

My suggestion, for what its worth: do not post today's Giro news topics on this thread, and, if someone mistakenly does, let him/her be reminded politely that they are not to do so. Not posting Giro topics is a courtesy to other readers, not a law set in stone. People that do so most likely have done it mistakenly, not maliciously. A giro spoiler may have ruined the board for you, but flaming the author ruins it for everyone else.
Polite differences of opinion to these suggestions, only, are welcome.
this conversation grows tiresome, its time to dance :-) nmmwood
May 24, 2002 8:57 AM
Yeah! Shut up and dance everybody! GO GO GO GO :-) nmSintesi
May 24, 2002 9:23 AM
TOUCH MY MONKEY! (nm)mickey-mac
May 24, 2002 10:42 AM
Radical Idea #1grzy
May 24, 2002 9:02 AM
Just don't read the Giro stuff if you don't want to know. Whatever happened to taking responsibility for your own actions instead of always blaming it on someone else?
Come on nowColnagoFE
May 24, 2002 9:05 AM
Sure it's a courtesy to post "spoiler" in the header of your Giro messages, but if you really don't want to find out about Giro results then stay off the bike sites on the Internet. no reason to make us all walk on eggshells here in fear of posting anything that might even remotely hint at the outcome of the race.
I am not asking anyone to walk on eggshells,MSA
May 24, 2002 9:13 AM
but I am asking for people to be more civil in their discussions. calling people "idiot" or worse has no place on this board, IMHO. Frankly, I could care less about Giro spoilers, but I avoid discussing it on this site for people who do.
Ciao, Mark
Stimpy! You ideeot! -nmSnowBlind
May 24, 2002 9:20 AM
Idiot. nm.EJC
May 24, 2002 9:55 AM
what the hell are you looking in here for? I said NO MESSAGE.

Perhaps the fact that it is posted on top of the boardlook271
May 24, 2002 1:56 PM
should be a clue as not to post results here. Duh! Stupid people deserve to be treated as such.
hey, this is tame compared to many past discussionstarwheel
May 24, 2002 9:15 AM
you obviously weren't around when lazy was still posting, or is he just using another handle now?
Walk Away,TJeanloz
May 24, 2002 9:23 AM
As one of the early migrators here from MTBR (hard to believe that we came from a Mountain Bike site), I've seen this board go through a number of what can only be described as 'funks' over the years. The most recent one began with Eugene/RadicalRon, and everybody has been in a snitty mood since. The level of personal attacks and insults, which are wholly uncalled for, is just beyond the tolerence that I, and I suspect others, have.

So, I'm just going to do what I have in the past, walk away, check back every few weeks, and when things calm down, I'll pay attention again. Because, frankly, I'd rather argue about why Moots makes a piece of trash than why RadicalRon is a piece of trash. The board is about bikes, not about the people who post here, and when we get back to that point, I will return.
Ted, Don't Go AwayACE-
May 24, 2002 11:22 PM
We need as many logical voices of reason as possible. Just ignore the junk.
May 24, 2002 9:52 AM
...what? Was "Sears" having a two for one special on Politically Correct Delicate Flowers today?!?

Dude, give it a damn rest. (Now granted, I just lurnt how ta use da "paste" funksun of my compooter..."

"...Polite differences of opinion to these suggestions, only, are welcome..."

With all offence intended, blow me. I am in awe of how many yutzs such as yourself seem filled with this alleged "hoiler than thou" attitude. Lighten up. Do you think this is for REAL? We are on an internet Buletin Board. Some of us play the Don Rickles role. You don't like it, go to and enjoy some lovely non-confrontational, cooperative based intercourse. Otherwise, jump in the sandbox, toss in your two cents and you might just have some fun.

Co-operative based intercourse? Mmm I like the sound of that...rwbadley
May 24, 2002 10:17 AM
The problem with a quarrel is that it spoils a good argument. nmAllisonHayes
May 24, 2002 10:23 AM
Would that be the three minute argument? or the ten?rwbadley
May 24, 2002 10:30 AM
On this board, more like 3 seconds.AllisonHayes
May 24, 2002 11:02 AM
People on this board seem to get flipped off with each other faster than drill sargent with his new recruits.
"I've told you once!" :o) -nmTig
May 24, 2002 11:31 AM
May 24, 2002 10:30 AM
I think I will go riding, (which is what it is all about anyway) where I can smoke the likes of you...rather than wasting time talking about it on a silly computer bulletin board.
May 24, 2002 10:42 AM
You're not riding anywhere, and you know it.
Your going to continue sitting around reading these posts.
You needs to lighten up bro, and I don't mean getting a carbon seat post!
May 24, 2002 1:55 PM
bro- I just did 20 miles, and, actually I do feel lighter.
Wow, for a guy who was preaching brotherly love...jtolleson
May 25, 2002 3:31 PM
your ad hominem snippy-o-meter sure turned on quickly.
re: Nasty!!!Juanmoretime
May 24, 2002 11:26 AM
Is this Mark A from Minnesota? You used to work for a record or recoerding company?
Yumpin Yiminy, Heck by gosh, Nope. nmMSA
May 24, 2002 1:42 PM