My post.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by appye, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. appye

    appye Guest

    Okay, here is my post to this thread. I must make this post so people don't get uptight about me asking questions without having posted my introduction here first. Perhaps we should be posting relevant information into a signature or into the profile itself?

    Sun EZ-SPORT LTD Aluminum frame
    Australian "Velocity Psycho" rear rim with NON-stainless 12g spokes

  2. drimpact

    drimpact Member


    It is just good manners to introduce yourself. Would you walk into someone's garage or workshop and just start asking questions without at least saying hello first?
  3. appye

    appye Guest

    Also not standard.

    If you want people to post info about themselves for efficiency's sake, then it should be in the profile.
  4. smapadatha

    smapadatha Guest

    Well...I would. But I am constantly amazed at what I can get away with when I have a case of ice cold Rolling Rock with me. Fiddling with engines is thirsty work...


    But...droning elitist remarks are like my best thing... I mean, ok, are really ruining this for me.
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  5. appye

    appye Guest


    yep ... lol.
  6. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Well, it's common courtesy. There is a section for those trhat don't want to join but need answers... Anyone walked into our club house (Piston Psychos) and started acting all smart and demanding, with a sense of entitlement, would get their *** kicked as they're being thrown out the door...
    HAVING said that, welcome to the community...:-|
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  8. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Appye, I will spare you the droning elitist remarks.
  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    looks like mixed reviews of our methods...good call on proper use of your profile...many miss that. also, good call on (finally) treating the group like people instead of service personnel, tho you did it grudgingly. we want to answer questions, obviously, but we expect to be treated with respect, like it or not. i guess you think it's all about you? really isn''s about the 3 or 4 new sign-ups at a time that made us take the tough-tack. i don't expect that every post will improve the overall environment, but try to imagine the place with the approx. 30% of garbage (off-topic, repeat, demanding, or lazy-duplicate) posts we get rid of on a regular basis.

    quality over quantity...the posts speak for themselves, they're usable because of tough moderation. i personally feel the same way about rif pointed out, you can get help without joining. do you recall clicking "i agree" before you could register?

    when you do something for free, droning complaints can get old, too. maybe we can work something out...would you like to know where to send payment for services?

    from the MBc volunteer staff, you're welcome.
  10. appye

    appye Guest

    mm hm.

    Never approached with demands or with any sense of entitlement. Just made a comment about a snitty remark.

    "off-topic, repeat, demanding, or lazy-duplicate"

    Nope. Not guilty here either. If it was duplicate or repeat, it was not lazy. Searches were done, research was made before posting... Just asking some simple questions in a forum. In IT forums, it is customary to list your system specs in a signature, so as to get better advice from those who choose to answer, but no one ever asks for an introduction about the poster. Most do not post on a forum to make friends, so keeping it short and sweet and avoiding superfluous things like "Hello, my name is Joe Schmoe and I really enjoy riding my bike and I am so very happy to be here asking questions about bikes because I want you to like me" makes things more efficient.

    I never treated anyone like service personnel, only as people who like to talk about bike engine systems. For not originally following your (opinion: kind of goofy) rules, will maybe kind of sort of apologize, but not for any posts I made.

    Anyway, I am spending all kinds of time on a bike engine forum arguing forum ethics, which is not why I am here. I will continue to post things if I have a question about something that I did not find the answer for here or elsewhere, and you can feel free to answer me. Or not.
  11. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

  12. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    hehe, method to this part of the madness: intros can tell us a lot about who we're dealing with, a very efficient process, as far as i'm concerned.

    i was addressing your concerns, with generalities, about why our policies evolved the way they did. i made no personal accusations. extend me the same courtesy of reading, and responding to, the whole post, not just the convenient parts.

    you haven't noticed that this place is about real-life, who would want to have a MotoredBike and no friends to ride with? sadly, in general, real-life manners and personal accountability doesn't seem to be a part of the equation, anymore...but we do have the right to set the tone in our own house, no? in real-life, you'd already be back outside looking in, wishing you'd taken the time to play nice.

    you may not want to create a stir, or foment discourse, but your signature tells a different story. re: getting answers from the group...since i've already put in thousands of hours helping you, "not" works for me...i guess you'll have to see if anyone else wants to.

    keep your posts appropriate, as pertains to content and placement, & you'll never hear from me again. i'll be candid, as you have...your balking at some simple rules is kinda silly, too, imo. since you've been more than clear, i'll do the same. you seem to know what's up, so in the name of the efficiency you desire, in your case we'll dispense with warnings and second chances, and won't bother to move or edit the numerous small mistakes we (silently) fix every day for our members...fair enough? sounds like "win/win" to me.
  13. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    if you think it's elitist to not want to deal with any carp around here, then I AM elitist
    but, if you want to be civil in your wanderings around here, feel free to do so
    I, for one, have enough to do without any carp from anyone, who doesn't want to play nice
  14. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    We're kind of old-fashioned around here Appey. Glad you were able to find the introduce yourself area... are you ready for that warm welcome now because, I gotta tell ya, you seem reluctant to warm and fuzzy...we could potentially be riding buddies but you seem disinterested in making friends. Welcome anyway, we'll help if you let us.
  15. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Humm, well welcome to MBc. Hope this works out for ya.
  16. some of us long time members have had to make our bikes with limited or no help from others so people coming on and getting ****ed that they aren't getting their answers 'quick enough' rubs us the wrong way. we had to wait for days for responses from the sellers or just trial and error to get the results.

    You wouldn't walk into a philosophy class and interrupt and say; "Why are we here? give me the answer with no philosophical debate please".
  17. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest