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Boy is it me or........some thoughts about RBR(8 posts)

Boy is it me or........some thoughts about RBRCARBON110
Jan 23, 2004 11:12 AM
Is the winter taking its toll on people and their social tendancies?? It seems between this board and the General board people are really sensitive and nonreceptive. About everything not just crap I post but everytime I read a several thread post someone is getting flamed hard core. Is it the time of year or is RBR changing? I just seems more frequent then usual and some times it's well deserved but ALOT of occassions its very undeserved

You think it's the time of year, less sunlight, more inside time, less outlets for energy for some? Not sure myself, but DAMN where is the friendly social intercourse? I must say that despite the many attempts by others to provoke a few of you have really remained qugite vigil in limiting your responses without name callin and the like. Others of course don't.

I think Live Steam probably gets the most flak for his views ( sometimes for good reason Steam ) but I have yet to see him "lose it". I could name a few more that have maintained their humor and perception but he posts alot. Others of course just simply start out contentious.

Your thoughts?
A combo of a lot of things maybe?innergel
Jan 23, 2004 11:21 AM
Cold weather + limited daylight + reduced riding time + indoor training + election season heating up + constant Iraq talk = general crankiness

As soon as people can get outside and ride more, everyone will lighten up. And there are always a few people in every crowd who like to stir the pot, just to stir the pot.
Troll. nm128
Jan 23, 2004 11:23 AM
I think it's seasonal. I seem to recall someone at about this time last year making the same point.

I actually have to go out in zero degrees to skate so I can exercise to put me a good mood which pisses me off before I even get out there.
HAH 128 I know JUST all to well how you feel-nm-CARBON110
Jan 23, 2004 1:29 PM
128 wrote; ""I actually have to go out in zero degrees to skate so I can exercise to put me a good mood which pisses me off before I even get out there""

Im in the same boat buddy
What kind of low grade drunken moron would think....dr hoo
Jan 23, 2004 12:26 PM
OK, based on 7 or so years of observation on MTBR, I can tell you that this time of the year things always degrade. Cyclists get stir crazy. Post holidays/cold/dark early stresses pile up, and people get grumpy. Rollers and trainers get old.

Things will get better in the spring. They always do.

Also, you might be seeing a "college" influx. September and late January bring kids back to campuses and their 24/7 high bandwidth connections. No papers or tests to worry about, so lots of time for troublemaking. I notice that flames and lack of netiqutte increase a bit at these times of the year regardless of forum topics. Punk kids. Flowing back to campus and messing up my life making me go back to work. 4 weeks of peace, now this!
other tense timesSpoiler
Jan 23, 2004 4:19 PM
June is when pre-college kids are Home Alone. Thankfully, they find mtbr before rbr.
June is also when cycling's Nostradamos' begin declaring Lance's downfall. Now there's a sensitive subject.
War, high-stakes politics, economic instability. .czardonic
Jan 23, 2004 5:54 PM
. . .but by all means, lets talk about the weather. That must be what is making people crabby.

It was sunny and 60+ today in the People's Republic.
Czar, I've been thinking this for a long time, but...Dave_Stohler
Jan 23, 2004 11:24 PM
..after reading your weather report, I just gotta say it:

BITE ME !!!!