Unacceptable posts & Bogus info

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by srdavo, Apr 28, 2007.

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  1. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Anywhere we go, we're bound to have disagreements. This is a normal.
    But, here at MBc, we must disagree with a certain amount of tact.

    tact--(noun); a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations.

    Name calling & personal insults will be edited and the following statement will be added to the objectionable post.
    "MBc EDIT - This post contained content that is listed in the MotoredBikes.com rules as unacceptable."

    Posts containing Bogus Info will be tagged with......
    "MBc EDIT - This post contains information or advice that MotoredBikes.com knows to be incorrect."

  2. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    What is NOT surprising is that the issue has arose. Most "virtual" forums collapse due to irrelevance or nasty disputes. That also explains why there are so many churches in the neighborhoods, nobody can agree even about the divines and absolutes.

    But it should be emphasized to the hundreds of forum members, and hundreds of future members, that the "red red rules" are only aimed at that miniscule two, three, maybe seven folks that just wanna kick sand and bogart the discussions.

    The universal GOLDEN RULE is the only one that is necessary, vanity and pride are the hardest things to conquer.

    And BOGUS is so easy to spot nowadays...... I promote Motorized Bikes because unlike all the crap on television that doesn't work, this idea will, and improvements and ideas are flowing into MB.com nearly every day.

    MB.com has just begun to see its potential, keeping the SPAMMERS away from the get go was the thing that got us on the right track. I am grateful to the hundreds of members who know how frustrating it can be to get an active site together, then keep itself fresh, relevant and semi-organized.

    I am probably the most full of sh*t, least respectful of governmental authority poster on this forum, admit to various topic infractions.

    But I try not to be a jerk about it at the same time. :grin:
  3. 215rider

    215rider Guest

    Ya me too it just seems some people just have to get personal like making an example out of me because of a posting error .just wish some were not so critical.It should not be intimidating for people to find the advice they need. more people are going to keep registering at the other bike motor forum.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 12, 2007
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    easy there...there were plenty of examples ahead of you to learn from...all that was required was some reading before leaping in. somehow you feel we should be penalized because you're new to forums? i saw the reason for your mistake, no way i or the guys will be held responsible for you not scrolling down far enough to see your post...

    and don't take it any more personally than the moderators who have to guide 20+/- new members thru this every week, fair enough?

    most folks just have a quick "ok" and get over it, then i clean up the public issue, & it usually never happens again...just ask/read around to see if that's not so.

    we put too much work into this place to let folks run rough-shod over the content...if we stop someone early enough, it will either lead to a member who appreciates the staff's efforts, or to a member who feels they'd be happier not logging on.

    i'm a forum admin & i run an old-school forum. by definition alone, you now know the whole story.

    i'm trying to run an effective tech/mech forum, the social values are a bonus, but not job-one. until we get some sort of wiki-team going, we're gonna have to remain rock-solid on content and placement policies.
  5. 215rider

    215rider Guest

    for a forum that seems to be geared tords helping people this one sure seems to be judgmental.
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    this forum is here to help you with your motoredbike, and we do a dang fine job of it.

    it is not staff's job to teach you how to use a forum. some new folks seem to think it is...i could see how someone might judge that attitude as a lil selfish.
  7. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    There's another bike motor forum? Funny I have seen a couple of message boards, but not yet have I found a place with the kind of information needed to build a MotoredBike. And tune it, fix it, modify it...
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    an example was not made of you
    it was just that you posted the same question in 4 places
    if you had read any of our posting rules/regs you would have known it wasn't very appropriate
    there are 4 people here who VOLUNTEER their time to keep this place running, and it gets frustrating when we have to clean up behind people, just because they couldn't be bothered to read
    if you still think we were picking on you, look at it from our point of view
    we post stickies for people to read and know these things, and it seems that few ever read them :(
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2007
  9. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Yo, Bill, keeping in mind that I do totally understand your frustration, and am very greatfull for all the volunteers here. Per the second paragraph in the first post. In circumstances where there is anything like a dispute, it might be a good idea to avoid words like "noone". Though it may well be acurate.

    And, to be evenhanded. 215, They've had to clean up after me too. Try to learn from it and get on with having fun.
  10. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i agree...i try to avoid terms like "everyone" or "never"...something i prolly learned from some older dood who had had enuff of my young whippersnapper ways.

    to me, it's always obvious within a coupla posts whether a new arrival has read our policies or not. the next couple posts will tell me if they ever will.

    it's also obvious when someone is trying to help themselves...or looking for a handout.

    if you come into our house & disregard the rules, then i feel no need to be "nice" about steering you straight.

    my philosophy about membership...quality over quantity.

    like 'van, anyone who can tolerate my style will find him or herself a welcome part of a tight community, you betcha! ask anyone...once you acclimate, i pretty much leave you alone, as i'm busy with the next batch of new members.
  11. Haggard

    Haggard Guest

    Common sense and common couertesy are prerequisites to any conversation, be it a face to face chitchat or a virtual forum.:???:
    I myself am a politically incorrect redneck and am proud of it , yet I have enough mutual respect for all other members that although i might be very quick to go off on someone that isnt minding his manners and applying proper ediquette, I have not had a single problem on this or any forum.
    A forum is no different than any other form of cummunication.
    Think before you speak(post). If you dont , and just start babblin, do not blame the moderators for you emberassing yourself.
    I personally think all whiners and snivelers should be banned immediately but thats just my personal opinion. I'm randomising hear, not talking about anyone in particular..
    To put it another way, if you cant use the appropriate ediquette( which is not overly complicated to figure out ifa person uses common sense) you quite simply are showing a lack of respect to every single person that has made a post or read a post.
    I f a person cannot keep up to the conversation(lacks the social skills to converse like everyone else does), he/she should maybe just stay the heck out of it.:shock:

    a little saying I find quite amusing although it isnt 100% relevent:

    Sometimes it is better to be thought a fool,
    Than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!! heh heh :grin:

    Anyways , sorry for babblin and keep the shiny side up fellas(dont dump yer bike)
  12. larymor

    larymor Guest

    To the new guys:
    Read..read...read...read. Then post. If someone tries to straighten you out / help you...listen..lesson learned..move on.
  13. Without these guys, I'd have been lost. Strict rules aren't an option on a good forum...they are a necessity.
  14. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    You don't know what you'll be missing if you leave this Forum. It's the best and after you give it some time and knock that chip off your shoulder you to will appreciate it as well as all of those that keep it going so smooth.
    They have shot me down when needed and they have picked me up when needed.
  15. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I should have read this before it all went south !!! I'll remember next time -- Tact -- yes not to be forgotten --- EXCELLENT GUIDE LINES !!! Happy Riding from Mountainman
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  16. Jax Rhapsody

    Jax Rhapsody Member

    I tried to take it easy coming onto a message board about a vehicle I know very little about. Some people have bad experiences with some forums. FoxBodyForum tried to give me a lil trouble aswell as FullSizeChevy and The Corral. I've found most of the trouble against new users are the members with over 900 post and even in their late 20's seem to be a guru. Keeping a common ground seems to keep all well though. Like on FourEyedPride aslong as you dont mention the butchering of an SVO or a 4eye to aeronose conversion you'll be fine. MopedArmy is a good site and so is CrownVicNet. I put this site with those, I found most people on here are decent, all I'm trying to say is if you want drame go to the myspace forums or blackplanets you'll be happy.
  17. tolly

    tolly New Member

    what is the other motor bike forum
  18. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    if you had of put that query into Google you would have your answer
    Its the second result for me

  19. He he he

    Lol...I'm sorry that I didn't notice/reply to this sooner..hehehe. Bama...you stole my position..lol... I thought I was the most full of sh*t! lmao:D
  20. Unhappy Time

    Unhappy Time New Member

    Please - I was lurking boards for motorized bikes for a long time and believe me this place is leaps and bounds more useful and interesting than the other sites can even dream of being.
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