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  • Premier Icon ton
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    maybe they just get bored and stop posting?
    I have been on here for a long time, and it has got gradually worse imho, I can see why people would do so.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Most seem to wander in from the vw/Audi forums… Buy an orange 5 or some trail enlighting enduro bike then pootle away to avforums listening to £300 headphones whilst trying to figure out how long they take to burn in.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    I guess it’s a bit like bike mags. After a couple of years of reading them it’s just the same old stuff. This place is a lot more varied though so probably takes a lot longer.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Been on here a while and have seen a few regular contributors come and go. Has me wondering where they move on to? Other forums maybe, more niche forums, or do they just go cold turkey and wonder what to do with the free time? Maybe they just go ride bikes. Where did you come from and where would you go?

    julianwilson
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    Come back here under a different alias.
    And deny it when pointed out. (the two lovable bighitter/master trolls i have in mind have had at least four each and not even through being banned iirc).

    hilldodger
    Member

    “Here” is just somewhere to hang out in between real things happening.
    Yeah sure, there’s the occasional group reacharound when “something bad happens” but in fact it’s anythingbutreallifetrackworld these days
    (IMO) and obligatory smiley disclaimer 😉

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    cloudnine – Member

    Most seem to wander in from the vw/Audi forums… Buy an orange 5 or some trail enlighting enduro bike then pootle away to avforums listening to £300 headphones whilst trying to figure out how long they take to burn in.

    Genuine LOL, good stuff sir!

    I have been on here since GoFar & still read a lot, but post a lot less. As has been said up there ^, it’s all been posted before really.

    Cheers.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    camo16
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    I think I’m gradually leaving… It’ll be cold turkey, I reckon. What’s the point of other forums?

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Camo16, sounds like we’re in a similar place.

    Jeez, just imagining a rehab full of former STWers.

    Premier Icon ton
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    problem now, is every post turns into a argument. not a lighthearted pisstaking like it used to, but a proper argument.

    it is no longer fun.

    chewkw
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    Sleep …

    Pigface
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    Mr AWESOME went to a VW California site and posted today on the SSB.

    camo16
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    I’ve been here on and off for two years. In the beginning it was funny, then it was helpful, then it became argumentative. Now it’s so familiar you can write whole threads in your head as soon as the OP OPs.

    without bromancing too much, there’s a few people on here I’d miss though.

    mogrim
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    problem now, is every post turns into a argument. not a lighthearted pisstaking like it used to, but a proper argument.

    Nah, it was like that before too. Which is why TJ&co. are no longer here.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    They all get minced up and made into pies.

    TJ and Onion
    Creamy Cressers and Leak
    Surf Matt Pastie
    Fred and Kidney Pudding
    Don Simon Empanada

    Binners then eats the pies.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    without bromancing too much, there’s a few people on here I’d miss though.

    Me too sweetcheeks!

    Premier Icon benji
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    Came here from Pistonheads as it’s too much of a rapha loving, sportive riding, wallet waving kind of place.

    Lunchtimes and time to fill between doing real things like work/eating/riding/racing.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    TJ and glupton fill up my facebook feed with epic 300 post arguments

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Back to work?

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Camo16, are you me?

    gordimhor
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    You might get banhammered ….but you never really leave

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Rather like Donnas kids in that episode of Doctor Who set in The Library, when you’re not on here you don’t actually exist.

    And then you logged on again….

    CountZero
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    cloudnine – Member
    Most seem to wander in from the vw/Audi forums… Buy an orange 5 or some trail enlighting enduro bike then pootle away to avforums listening to £300 headphones whilst trying to figure out how long they take to burn in.

    Is that a saucer of milk to go, sir?

    Junkyard
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    problem now, is every post turns into a argument. not a lighthearted pisstaking like it used to, but a proper argument.

    it is no longer fun.
    WTF do you mean by that – you talking gibberish again etc

    See what i did there please mods!

    Premier Icon surroundedbyhills
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    I just go to the kitchen and make a cup of tea.

    bol
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    Some return to their wives and children

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    hang on, there’s an option to leave???? 😯

    i see it as a red dwarf “better than life” scenario as, just when you think you’ve made it to the exit something piques your interest and before you know it 12 months have passed by and you’ve forgotten why you were leaving in the first place

    Mugboo
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    Don’t have an answer to your question but I have lost count of the advice/solutions to problems that I have read on here.

    From bad knees to dodgy chimneys, trails in faraway lands to scrappy bits of singletrack round Halifax. Where else am I going to get that from?

    Ok I have to put up with a lot of socialist, handwringing claptrap to get it but it’s more than worth it 😉

    I just “dip in and out now” To many people on here know nothing about bikes, and as you say, its all been said before.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    From bad knees to dodgy chimneys, trails in faraway lands to scrappy bits of singletrack round Halifax. Where else am I going to get that from?

    Ok I have to put up with a lot of socialist, handwringing claptrap to get it but it’s more than worth it

    I wonder if people move on forums where there is more of one and less of the other? I guess you could move on to a forum with hundreds more specific subsections but then you’d miss out on a lot of the variety that makes this place great.

    fasthaggis
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    I lurk as much as I post 🙂

    Well I really like the forum. I’ve only been a member for about 4 years or so but the wide range of knowledge and expertise on here is often astounding. You can nearly always find the answer to something on here, although some of the bike knowledge is a little suspect. I enjoy reading the arguments but I don’t really involve myself, I have enough arguments in the real world without needing to have them online.

    Generally though it’s still a good forum, plenty of knowledge, lots of good debate with a wide variety of opinions. I personally don’t want to just read/hear from folk who have the same POV as I do.

    DrJ
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    I just “dip in and out now”

    Me too, but the blue pills help.

    prawny
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    I’ve drifted over here from BR after spending about 5 years drifting around there from commuting to road to MTB. Still pop back there occasionally, it’s a bigger site though so gets a lot of noob traffic and a lot of discussions are the same. Bit more variety in here.

    I go on the chase trails forum too a fair bit, but I think I’m only one of about 6 people that does 😀

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Lorne Gray wrote:

    I’ve drifted over here from BR ….. it’s a bigger site though

    Really? I thought STW was the “largest”?

    prawny
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    Dunno? Maybe, I discovered BR first though, by about 4 years. Possibly because I was googling dull stuff like, what hybrid for a 20 mile commute etc

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    i see it as a red dwarf “better than life” scenario as, just when you think you’ve made it to the exit something piques your interest and before you know it 12 months have passed by and you’ve forgotten why you were leaving in the first place

    proper lol

    must dig out RD/BTL and have another read 🙂

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