how can you tell when i'm really ripped?



when i don't name names.

-you said we were on the same page...i came in today to find 3 duplicate postings of the same new video!!! 2 of them completely off-topic!!! your schtuff is really cool, but you have to quit treating our forum like a myspace...

-as usual, it didn't take long for a neat topic to go astray. until you're wearing an MBc-shirt, your pic doesn't belong in there, & you know it. hijacking and sidetalk is plain rude, marring an "official" mbc-thread makes me wanna override the censoring so i can tell you how i really feel about it. it's clear you have NO FARGEN IDEA how hard we've worked to get to t-shirt level, or how much it means to us.

to be continued...


Active Member
Nov 17, 2007
I think you are taking this whole forum and your role as an admin a little bit too far. Take a chill pill and relax and go with the flow. I appreciate your work but your inflexibility with newbies, gestapo like welcoming of newbies who don't introduce themselves is a real turnoff to many of us.


this is a rant topic, so i'm not looking for appreciation, tho i appreciate it...if i don't start venting this stuff i'm gonna implode & withdraw. this forum isn't an experimental playground for honing newb-skills, you have to learn enough to get started before you get started. 3 dupe posts means i have to go into moddy-mode and spend the first 1/2 hour of my morning coffee chasing 'em all down, editing, deleting, moving. by the time i'm done, the offender has wasted more of my time than he/she would have spent reading the basic faq. now that is what a real turnoff looks like: one person unnecessarily making another person work harder.

"gestapo" have no idea who i really am...why is it a bad thing to "make" someone introduce themselves to a new group of people? what happens in a real-life clubhouse if you try to elbow your way past the doorman?

"go with the flow"...are you kidding me?! i know exactly where the flow will go without firm structure. i've been using forums for almost 2 decades. i'm not being melodramatic about this, purely can spiral downhill in a flash. maintaining forum quality means maintaining a quality membership. notice how once you make it past me at the door and we're on the same page, you hardly ever see me again? how many hundreds of effective trouble-free topics are going on right now that i've never posted in? you think it might have something to do with making ourselves clear before we cut you loose on the board?

i don't want people to join unless they care enough to do their part. our traffic statistics show we don't need people to join unless they care enough to pitch in. the place is entirely lurker-friendly on purpose & stays lurker-busy day and night. we want to promote the movement and help new riders find their way, that becomes more difficult to do as the content gets more shuffled. the people who take the time to post these marvelous presentations deserve our respect and support, and will get it, even it if it means a hit to my personal popularity.

i set a goal, made myself clear, am sticking to my guns. i want this place to be effective 10 years from now, and know what it's gonna take.



Logging on to MBc is voluntary, as is joining. You have rules for a reason and if one is offended by them, go somewhere else. I've been a member of a forum that went to he!! because no one enforced the rules, not pretty. Keep rid'n herd, you're do'n good.


Look at it like this,Read and follow the rules, In lue of paying a membership fee, these are your dues for membership.


Since joining this forum i've been following a number of threads....most of the time everything is ok,people follow the rules(as much as their aware) and try to learn and help.
Sometimes though u get REAL idiots that are deliberately out for a fight or just to offend as much as possible...they never read rules and don't care anyway.You know the type,socially challenged people with a Hitler complex.
Admin do a fine job here and most of the time it's a thankless job.
I'm amazed by their tolerance....their more tolerant than me and i concider myself pretty easy going.
Keep up the good work Admin and TRY not to let it get to you....your going to be on this planet for another 60 years. :)


Active Member
Dec 15, 2006
it's been said before...
if you don't like our rules/structure,
go build your own garage to play in

the people who appreciate what we do around here, far outnumber the people who don't :D

somebody said in their intro not too long ago
'the signal to noise ratio around here is good'
why do you think that is ???
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Well you've all said it better than I possibly could. I've said this before an' I'll say it again:
I DARE you to come to the Piston Psychos clubhouse and act like this, first you wouldn't get past the door, but IF you did, you'd be getting yer
@ $ $ beat as you were getting kicked back out.
Loco- That's a great point! I had not looked at it from that point of view; that is EXACTLY what it is.
You don't like the way we play? Build yer own garage and go play there...

Jim H

I hope you all got the message clear; if you don't like our rules then withdraw your membership and quit messing up the house!