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    I miss mtbr chat.
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    Misinformation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunGuy View Post
    After seeing your reply, I did some digging.

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    Yeah, it now default to linear!
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    Wonder if this is what the new MTBR is gonna look like.

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    What are some good mountain biking tires?

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    Knobbies!!

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    When I answer your question with the correct information

    And you all ignore my advice. HAHAHA

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    As with almost all forums and web sites: Waiting for the ads to load before even starting to load any content. THE ADS CAN WAIT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    So if you ever do meet me my name is Santiago Jaxson not snowjnky
    Seriously??? I thought your name was Rammitdeep Dixit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie_G View Post
    #3. Sorry, but the whole 'rep' and 'rep power' thing is just gay. We do ranks which simply give credit to a users participation which is based on their post count, nothing more. The reasoning is that if someone is a frequent user/poster, chances are good they add usefulness, knowledge, and participation to the forum. It's unlikely that someone who has a high post count will not have much to offer. You're shouldn't be competing with other users on the quality of helpfulness of posts, people should be smart enough to figure out themselves if something is funny, helpful or useful, etc. Sorry, it's dumb.

    Agreed. I am positive it's important to some people, but why? Are we on here to "gain points", or all be friendly mountain bikers? Yes. Perhaps I'm new to THIS forum and community that does not mean I am a "newb" to forums or the internet. If you want reps, I think reddit would be a better place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf View Post
    Non mountain biking related posts, particularly in the Passion forum. They crowd out the posts I come here to read. Post your cat, new grandson photos, illegal checkpoints, relationship problems, etc. stuff somewhere else. If moderators moved them people would eventually get the message.

    "Ride tomorrow" - three weeks later tomorrow has come and gone.
    Agree ,heres some of the saddest ones in the passion forum which i rarely go to cause its getting too pathetic..

    The most pathetic ones are as follows

    Pictures of the fall
    pictures of the snow
    pictures and my kids
    pictures and my grandkids
    passion for my birthday
    passion for being healthy
    im losing my passion
    im gaining my passion back
    my friend is losing his passion
    passion for my wife
    passion for my girlfriend
    passion for long rides
    passion for short rides
    its too hot
    its too cold
    Passion for my cat

    Cant we have a 'unicorn milkers and rainbow chasers forum' that all this crap can go in, then all the muppets can come together into one forum and they can be weeded out from the rest of the place?

    Actually, id scrap the passion forum altogether, im passionate about that.......
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    Pliny, Hero dirt, and if you don't have an expensive bike you're not cool enough for the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Rep system. Allows people to be anonymous trolls with no repercussions.
    Agreed. I would be fine with the existence of the rep system if one could totally opt of it. I don't read any rep given to me and I have not given any either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBalance View Post
    As with almost all forums and web sites: Waiting for the ads to load before even starting to load any content. THE ADS CAN WAIT.
    Speaking of ads, I don't like how this guy is giving me the roadie stare whenever I navigate to this site.


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    All the peeps in the Norcal forum who post in the Norcal forum threads that could/should be in the General, Passion, or other places, like they are their own little mtb/interweb universe. Unless the topic is regionally oriented, why should it be in a regional forum? Just because mountain biking was invented in Norcal....sheesh.
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    Im sick of people whinging and whining about the rep system, there only green dots n numbers, if you dont like it ,forget about it, dont say its meaningless because it obviously isnt if its given you so much butthurt and you pay attention to it so much.
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    When I first joined MTBR, product reviews were awesome I learned so much from them. Now reviews are impossible to navigate, stuff is listed without product details like msrp or weights. And what happened to editors choice?
    If the product reviews was improved I think much of the annoying, "which bike kick stand is better" questions in the forums would go away.
    Consciousness, that annoying time between bike rides.

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    BREAKING NEWS, for all of you that hate rep, the new system is here as we speak, all anonymous rep is gone, go to your rep pages and check them out, this will make plenty of people happy, i think its a great idea.
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    BREAKING NEWS, for all of you that hate rep, the new system is here as we speak, all anonymous rep is gone, go to your rep pages and check them out, this will make plenty of people happy, i think its a great idea.
    WAHOOOO!!! WhoTF do I +rep for this??? Yes!!
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    Not enough nekkid boobies.
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    [QUOTE=squashyo;9993666]Not enough nekkid boobies.

    Got that right.
    I'd post some, but CHUM might kick me outta da sandbox again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBalance View Post
    As with almost all forums and web sites: Waiting for the ads to load before even starting to load any content. THE ADS CAN WAIT.
    I agree. They make using an iPad extremely frustrating. Just when you think the page is fully loaded and go to tap a link the entire page rescales because some ad just loaded and you end up tapping an entirely different link and have to start the whole process over. I know we need adds to pay the bills, but is there any way to integrate them without all the excessive shifting and rescaling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGoGordo View Post
    [QUOTE=squashyo;9993666]Not enough nekkid boobies.

    Got that right.
    I'd post some, but CHUM might kick me outta da sandbox again.
    CHUM was mumbling something about a "Dudes of MTBR" calendar while out on a ride one night. Something about beer hiding sensitive areas. Not sure he was in his right mind (is he ever), it may have been the hill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernVelo View Post
    I agree. They make using an iPad extremely frustrating. Just when you think the page is fully loaded and go to tap a link the entire page rescales because some ad just loaded and you end up tapping an entirely different link and have to start the whole process over. I know we need adds to pay the bills, but is there any way to integrate them without all the excessive shifting and rescaling?
    I can only imagine how it is on a tablet, i typically don't use MTBR on mine.

    To be more precise, normally ads load pretty quickly so it is ok, but sometimes when there is a delay fetching a particular ad or ad-image, there seems to be a rule in the page loading process that defines that before content can be loaded, ads must be displayed. So there is this order-of-loading process that gives priority to ads, and I really dont like that.

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    The inability to delete a post. I never knew about the rep system till today and it just seems trivial but to each their own.

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    Speaking of ads: it sucks to have them at all.
    I'd gladly pay $$ annually for a membership level that blocked them 100% of them on all devices.

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    1) The anonymous rep system is pathetic, a magnification of what's already wrong with the Internet: anonymous idiots.
    2) Ads galore, even in email notifications. Plus, a deep suspicion that these ads affect reviews. Magura is a big sponsor, and Magura brakes get glowing reviews even though they are average at best. Truth is, none come close to XT or XTR brakes.
    3) Horrible and tacky look. This site looks like it was designed in the 90s. It's fugly. You're in the Bay Area -- get a decent web designer on board.
    Threading lightly and respectfully wherever I want....

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    Quote Originally Posted by polymathic View Post
    1) The anonymous rep system is pathetic, a magnification of what's already wrong with the Internet: anonymous idiots.
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    A lot of the trail names and places everyone uses are so damn vague and don't exist in searches or trail reviews. Kennedy, Hogan, Dog Farts. Takes forever to actually figure out what you guys are talking about.

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    I'm pretty sure this link is a good guide to how most trails are named...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sivilized View Post
    A lot of the trail names and places everyone uses are so damn vague and don't exist in searches or trail reviews. Kennedy, Hogan, Dog Farts. Takes forever to actually figure out what you guys are talking about.
    Hey brah, shouldn't mention 'Dog Farts' on the forum. pm me for further.....

    (the above, my peeve )
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    the formatting of threads where there is a post having multiple images laid out next to each other that make the manuevering funky and requires horizontal scrolling within an inner frame to view all images. or is this just because of the way i have IE9 configured? i dont seem to have this issue in other forums.
    I bet you'd do the same if they was you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    The search function is nearly worthless... results go way back to... January 2012. I use google to search mtbr + key words to find anything pre-2012.

    Not being able to edit older posts, specifically TR's with photos where I've changed the hosting of my photos, so the links are broken and photos are no longer viewable in the TR.
    I search at google like this:

    thing1 thing2 -thing3 site:forums.mtbr.com

    or sometimes

    thing1 thing2 -thing3 site:forums.mtbr.com/turner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie_G View Post
    Coming from founding and running one of the top US forums for another sport I can probably comment a little bit.

    #1. I've found the page load in general is slow and the pages are pulling various ads, code and banners and as the pages (in the forum) load it "steps" down the page a little bit and it seems to always do it twice in succession as the page loads. Which means if you load the "NorCal" forum (for example) , and you see a topic that interests you, if you try to click on it too soon, chances are goods you'll be sent to the next topic down, as the page is loading slow and by the time it registers your click, the page formatting has changed, so your click is misread.
    That. I stopped going to this site on my phone because of it.

    Plus snowjnky. That guy is the worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sivilized View Post
    A lot of the trail names and places everyone uses are so damn vague and don't exist in searches or trail reviews. Kennedy, Hogan, Dog Farts. Takes forever to actually figure out what you guys are talking about.
    I try to put Calaveras County in posts about Hogan to help with a search. That said, it's under 'H' for 'Hogan' in CA- All Other Areas. All Other Areas Trail Reviews Products Listing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    I try to put Calaveras County in posts about Hogan to help with a search. That said, it's under 'H' for 'Hogan' in CA- All Other Areas. All Other Areas Trail Reviews Products Listing
    Yeah, that one is tough because the Google map of "Hogan Trail" is centered in middle of nowhere Stockton. Never says the proper name of "New Hogan Lake" which is really easy to find in Google maps. The directions in the trail review are easy to follow and figure out, but the other pieces make it confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sivilized View Post
    Yeah, that one is tough because the Google map of "Hogan Trail" is centered in middle of nowhere Stockton. Never says the proper name of "New Hogan Lake" which is really easy to find in Google maps. The directions in the trail review are easy to follow and figure out, but the other pieces make it confusing.
    I know, I've tried to get the map changed (haven't tried hard enough, I guess). What makes it more confusing is that Hogan and the trails are known by too many names: Hogan Lake, New Hogan Reservoir, Hogan Dam, Area 51, Coyote Point, The Finch Platte Really B!tchinly Awesome Memorial Trail System, etc.

    Thanks for the input. I've changed my signature so there's now a link to my website, with info on the trails. I'll try & get that map changed, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sivilized View Post
    Yeah, that one is tough because the Google map of "Hogan Trail" is centered in middle of nowhere Stockton. Never says the proper name of "New Hogan Lake" which is really easy to find in Google maps. The directions in the trail review are easy to follow and figure out, but the other pieces make it confusing.
    I agree with you actually. like I mentioned in my pm, I'll make the effort to be more informative on locations, instead of cryptic or even local slang for an area. Lot's of us are guilty of it.
    Thanks for calling it out. It used to frustrate me as well and now I'm one of the offenders!
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    Threads like "To That jerk who buzzed me: You're a jerk!"

    The person who buzzed you probably isn't going to read the thread or care if they do, so you're *****ing out a bunch of nice people in order to hopefully ***** out one jerk.

    - It did occur to me I'm *****ing about something while doing the very thing I'm *****ing about. So I'm sorry for *****ing you guys out. My new peeve is you can't type "*****"
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekbob View Post
    Threads like "To That jerk who buzzed me: You're a jerk!"

    The person who buzzed you probably isn't going to read the thread or care if they do, so you're *****ing out a bunch of nice people in order to hopefully ***** out one jerk.
    Prolly true, but those threads spin off a lot of hilarious copy cat threads that give us even more reason to laugh at ourselves
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    I know, I've tried to get the map changed (haven't tried hard enough, I guess). What makes it more confusing is that Hogan and the trails are known by too many names: Hogan Lake, New Hogan Reservoir, Hogan Dam, Area 51, Coyote Point, The Finch Platte Really B!tchinly Awesome Memorial Trail System, etc.

    Thanks for the input. I've changed my signature so there's now a link to my website, with info on the trails. I'll try & get that map changed, too.
    Sweet! I really appreciate it. One thing that makes it really easy and clear for your own site would be embedding a Garmin or Strava ride. Then you can easily tell where it started, where it goes and where it ends.

    Thanks, guys.

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    Posts with multiple images which aren't edited down and subsequent posters who quote them and copy them to be shown yet again.
    I don't rattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    Posts with multiple images which aren't edited down and subsequent posters who quote them and copy them to be shown yet again.
    When people quote what they are replying to, even when it was the previous post.

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    The lack of a "sarcasm" emoticon.
    Because the tilda has SO many uses~

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