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    Im just wondering...

    I have a feeling this will go completely off topic, end up getting locked, and or get people a time out in the corner but here we go...

    For the past 2 weeks now or so, there have been all this off topic funny, in a weird funny way, stuff on here, banned mtbr members, bashing of other people, bashing of moderators, blah blah blah blah. Is there some curse on the arizona forums strictly? Or as soon as you are born to arizona or move here you get some weird comical, sarcastic, sassy, humor? Because I once in a while check the colorado and california forums just for giggles, and rarely see this kind of stuff. Maybe im not on those forums enough, but all of this just seems to puzzle me.

    I think its the arizona sun roasting our brains.
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    Man being around for a bit and all over this board I would say there is plenty of this going on in other forums . If you read the dh/fr forum much I see tons of flaming / name calling ect going on all the time. Heck most times any product bashing ends in lots of flames thrown everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerdrummer
    I have a feeling this will go completely off topic, end up getting locked, and or get people a time out in the corner but here we go...

    For the past 2 weeks now or so, there have been all this off topic funny, in a weird funny way, stuff on here, banned mtbr members, bashing of other people, bashing of moderators, blah blah blah blah. Is there some curse on the arizona forums strictly? Or as soon as you are born to arizona or move here you get some weird comical, sarcastic, sassy, humor? Because I once in a while check the colorado and california forums just for giggles, and rarely see this kind of stuff. Maybe im not on those forums enough, but all of this just seems to puzzle me. Dont let me say it...but is this turning into.....pink (gulp) bike!?!?!?

    I think its the arizona sun roasting our brains.
    It's been a tough summer for us super cool DHr's.
    No more Sunrise races, No more Candy races, Smokin Spokes have disbanded, Lot's of injurries, and Flag burned down. Did I leave anything out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmarkos
    It's been a tough summer for us super cool DHr's.
    No more Sunrise races, No more Candy races, Smokin Spokes have disbanded, Lot's of injurries, and Flag burned down. Did I leave anything out?
    Our general hatred of everyone.
    Or maybe that's just me...
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    No but you can say "us super cool", maybe RAD dh'ers again

    Clockwork- I have seen plenty on the dh/fr thread, but I was talking about the other state forums. I need to start looking more apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmarkos
    It's been a tough summer for us super cool DHr's.
    No more Sunrise races, No more Candy races, Smokin Spokes have disbanded, Lot's of injurries, and Flag burned down. Did I leave anything out?
    ...and Posh went metro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    ...and Posh went metro.
    He didn't have far to go.
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    ...and Posh went metro.
    Everyone knows that you Never go full metro!

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    Really its just because certain influential people are being vajayjays.
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwork
    ouch!
    I am referring to the powers-that-be.
    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    I am referring to the powers-that-be.
    You mean Kurt Russell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    I am referring to the powers-that-be.
    What "man" are we talking about here? If you are talking against moderators wouldnt it be rally against the "men"?
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    I was refering to he didn't have to go far
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwork
    I was refering to he didn't have to go far
    Ah.
    LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog
    You mean Kurt Russell?
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    I think he was born around the time of the Chernobyl fallout which would explain a lot.

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    I smell a locked thread coming....

    I will say that I have found the last few weeks to be the most entertaining time I have spent on this site. Everybody needs to remember, it's just the internet. It only hurts you if you allow it to.

    That and I am pissed I missed (and don't understand) some of the drama.... it's really not fair. Us outsiders need some background/history.

    Is this going to get me a time-out?

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    Someone said the man and then changed it....hmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdpowers
    I smell a locked thread coming....

    I will say that I have found the last few weeks to be the most entertaining time I have spent on this site. Everybody needs to remember, it's just the internet. It only hurts you if you allow it to.

    That and I am pissed I missed (and don't understand) some of the drama.... it's really not fair. Us outsiders need some background/history.

    Is this going to get me a time-out?
    I smelled that as I was typing...and dont forget when youre in timeout its nose against the corner, no cheating.
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    something something wild west? I still blame George Bush.

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    I'm calling a "you got banned" group ride this weekend.

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    You guys crack me up.

    This is a consumer review board that uses these forums to attract us to advertisment. If moderators don't think what is happening on the board is helping that goal, or is just lame and nasty, they stop the conversation. There is nothing wrong with that. If you though mtbr.com was something different that that you aren't thinking too hard.

    There are plenty of non-moderated forums out there where you can say whatever you want. I'm no insider with consumerreview.com, but I bet they simply ask the moderators to keep things civil and somewhat sanitary so it does'nt turn people away from the site. If the bulk of people viewing the forums were just looking for gay/dik/fart/puke jokes I bet that would be bad for business. It's probably better if there are photos, ride reports and interesting bike conversation.
    It works for me that it's moderated. I like to laugh, even at the threads that get locked, but I'm glad they aren't allowed to fester. People have no common sense or understnading of how things work anymore..

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    Bob's got it.

    And based on what I've seen, yeah, other states do have this problem -- only they get it in the winter, when the snow is piled high and everyone's got cabin fever. AZ gets exactly the same way, only it's the heat and it's on the flipside of the calendar. Every year.

    I know there are some disappointed, probably even angry, forum users right now. I'm not sure what to do say other than: Consumerreview.com is not a free-for-all, and the Arizona mountain biking forum is about mountain biking in Arizona. I'm not sure where anyone got the idea that it was "about" busting balls or posting off-topic content. Seriously, there's a zillion other places you can do that to your hearts' content. This is not that forum.

    Don't like it? Gregg and Francois will listen to your complaints. Please, please do explain to them why you think you're owed the freedom to post anything that pops into your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman
    You guys crack me up.

    This is a consumer review board that uses these forums to attract us to advertisment. If moderators don't think what is happening on the board is helping that goal, or is just lame and nasty, they stop the conversation. There is nothing wrong with that. If you though mtbr.com was something different that that you aren't thinking too hard.

    There are plenty of non-moderated forums out there where you can say whatever you want. I'm no insider with consumerreview.com, but I bet they simply ask the moderators to keep things civil and somewhat sanitary so it does'nt turn people away from the site. If the bulk of people viewing the forums were just looking for gay/dik/fart/puke jokes I bet that would be bad for business. It's probably better if there are photos, ride reports and interesting bike conversation.
    It works for me that it's moderated. I like to laugh, even at the threads that get locked, but I'm glad they aren't allowed to fester. People have no common sense or understnading of how things work anymore..
    It all goes hand in hand, brother. Sometimes people fart on bike rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman
    You guys crack me up.

    This is a consumer review board that uses these forums to attract us to advertisment. If moderators don't think what is happening on the board is helping that goal, or is just lame and nasty, they stop the conversation. There is nothing wrong with that. If you though mtbr.com was something different that that you aren't thinking too hard.

    There are plenty of non-moderated forums out there where you can say whatever you want. I'm no insider with consumerreview.com, but I bet they simply ask the moderators to keep things civil and somewhat sanitary so it does'nt turn people away from the site. If the bulk of people viewing the forums were just looking for gay/dik/fart/puke jokes I bet that would be bad for business. It's probably better if there are photos, ride reports and interesting bike conversation.
    It works for me that it's moderated. I like to laugh, even at the threads that get locked, but I'm glad they aren't allowed to fester. People have no common sense or understnading of how things work anymore..
    Owed anything? I don't think that.

    It would be fine if there were any interesting bike-related conversations, but there aren't. Just the same old boring crap, over and over and over.
    Most were just having fun and trying to make people laugh, because this board has been dead otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    Bob's got it.

    And based on what I've seen, yeah, other states do have this problem -- only they get it in the winter, when the snow is piled high and everyone's got cabin fever. AZ gets exactly the same way, only it's the heat and it's on the flipside of the calendar. Every year.

    I know there are some disappointed, probably even angry, forum users right now. I'm not sure what to do say other than: Consumerreview.com is not a free-for-all, and the Arizona mountain biking forum is about mountain biking in Arizona. I'm not sure where anyone got the idea that it was "about" busting balls or posting off-topic content. Seriously, there's a zillion other places you can do that to your hearts' content. This is not that forum.

    Don't like it? Gregg and Francois will listen to your complaints. Please, please do explain to them why you think you're owed the freedom to post anything that pops into your head.

    p.

    Even though I sometimes do enjoy the random stuff on here, I have often wondereed the same thing...it is "mountain bike" Review and should be about biking, bikes...etc
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    If an internet free for all is what you want, just go here.

    http://spaceghetto.st/sgd/

    Paul, can I be banned now? I have asked gregg and yourself twice in the last week to ban/delete my account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerdrummer
    Even though I sometimes do enjoy the random stuff on here, I have often wondereed the same thing...it is "mountain bike" Review and should be about biking, bikes...etc
    Question answered then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    Owed anything? I don't think that.

    It would be fine if there were any interesting bike-related conversations, but there aren't. Just the same old boring crap, over and over and over.
    Most were just having fun and trying to make people laugh, because this board has been dead otherwise.
    Several dozen PMs from DH haters, freeriders, parents, and other people-who-aren't-like-you disagree. Believe me, I hear it from every side every day.

    The past week's threads also say otherwise. We've had some amazing photo threads, interesting discussions, all kinds of good stuff.

    Obviously you disagree. And that's fine! If the content that's posted isn't to your taste, and you are unable or unwilling to follow MTBR's very simple posting guidelines when you do post something to your taste, then this isn't the forum for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    Several dozen PMs from DH haters, freeriders, parents, and other people-who-aren't-like-you disagree. Believe me, I hear it from every side every day.
    That's the part that makes me laugh...people really care enough to PM you? I mean, really?
    that's just sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    That's the part that makes me laugh...people really care enough to PM you? I mean, really?
    that's just sad.
    Sure they care! They care at least as much as the posters who continue (for example) to create fake accounts, just to post off-topic stuff so they can brag about getting banned and how stupid MTBR is, clearly care. Folks put a lot lot lot of effort and energy into things, especially when they feel they've been wronged, singled out, or are owed something.
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    People just need to head over to the Passion folder and check out the "hot mountain biker chick" folder or start up Huckin Kitty again. Temps will cool off in a month or so.
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    If I were a grown man and I found an internet mountain biking board that wasn't to my liking, I likely wouldn't complain about it. I'd just find another site that was more aligned with my interest. I'm just sayin' ...

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    Wow, it's not locked.... yet!

    I have a hard time seeing this site as a "review site" or anything of the likes. I see way too much OT discussions and questions for it to be considered that. However, I do see this as a mountain biking community and as with any society, comes rules. I am not complaining about the rules, if I didn’t care for them I would frequent. This is a business and the owners are allowed the freedom to run it how they see fit.

    However, I think you only hear from those that care “too much”. This community should and needs to be civil; if not there are consequences to it. However, good discussion (even when heated) is healthy, in my opinion, for a community. I would hate to see things go too much in the other direction and create a stale environment. I like the diversity here and I like the differing opinions, I just don’t want to see that fall apart.

    And yes, I do enjoy a good fight every now and then. There are fair ways to fight that are neither personal nor offensive.

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    Boy this thread is depressing.
    I don't know about everyone else.... But ill be up in showlow this weekend, like I have been in the past few months. Ill be enjoying the nice cool weather, drinking beer and riding some pretty sweet trails that some other fellow mountain bikers started. I think I might do some trail maintence too... errrr poaching to some haters... snort.
    Would be cool if more people show up and have a good time, but ill doubt that will happen. But who knows... maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant
    If I were a grown man and I found an internet mountain biking board that wasn't to my liking, I likely wouldn't complain about it. I'd just find another site that was more aligned with my interest. I'm just sayin' ...
    Agreed, anybody who PMed a mod should take note.

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    JD, that's exactly my view as well.

    I think there is a gap in understanding the difference between attacking someone, and attacking someone's ideas. It's a big difference!

    Personal attacks are toxic to online communities, end of story. Hence the current environment here in F66. I thought our community could be more self-regulating but clearly that was not the case. This, again, because posters really do care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubo
    Boy this thread is depressing.
    I don't know about everyone else.... But ill be up in showlow this weekend, like I have been in the past few months. Ill be enjoying the nice cool weather, drinking beer and riding some pretty sweet trails that some other fellow mountain bikers started. I think I might do some trail maintence too... errrr poaching to some haters... snort.
    Would be cool if more people show up and have a good time, but ill doubt that will happen. But who knows... maybe.

    everyone else that can will also be riding this weekend just like everyother weekend ........just not with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwork
    everyone else that can will also be riding this weekend just like everyother weekend ........just not with you.
    Damn clock... I suppose you are right. Forgive me?

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    Hey where's the rest of your post? Get cold feet?
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    Don't be "That Guy"...

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    This thread sucks. Can we have the Hey Kubo thread back.
    "You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax, tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough."

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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwork
    Hey where's the rest of your post? Get cold feet?
    haha. yeah... you win dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAB
    This thread sucks. Can we have the Hey Kubo thread back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubo
    I guess the Hey Sixsixtysix thread was also good.
    "You have a cough? Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax, tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavuRider
    Just the same old boring crap, over and over and over.

    I often feel this way too....so I go ride........

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    Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya.

    Come on, let me hear you, XC people, 29ers, DH folks, trail builders, skidders, PT lovers, mods, lurkers, banned, timeouters, sneakers iners, jrock

    EVERYONE: Kumbaya....

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