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    What's your biggest MTBR peeve?

    Hey, it's a free site, I know.

    But post yer b!tches about it here anyways.

    My big problem is after posting a response to a post, it takes me to see what I just posted. I don't wanna go there, I want to go back to where I was in the thread!

    Cheese & rice, got all muddy.

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    Rep system. Allows people to be anonymous trolls with no repercussions.

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    recent uptick of SPAM...

    it's going to get clobbered soon though

    yay...
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    to many people start to many threads asking to many question

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    CHUM having an air of respectability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Hey, it's a free site, I know.

    But post yer b!tches about it here anyways.

    My big problem is after posting a response to a post, it takes me to see what I just posted. I don't wanna go there, I want to go back to where I was in the thread!

    Cheese & rice, got all muddy.
    I'm not saying that you personally do this but...

    people who do not read the complete thread before posting and respond to a post that has been already answered or is completely stale. Like suggesting what the OP should buy XXX product after the OP has already made a decision and already bought either XXX or YYY product.

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    "Hybrid Mode" post display.

    I hate that it's default in Hybrid Mode, since I like the Linear mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    recent uptick of SPAM...

    it's going to get clobbered soon though

    yay...
    Are we going the same way as the lycra loving board? I hear that killed a lot of spammers but...
    Don't harsh my mello

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    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.

    #2. It's running vBulletin, which has some advantages I suppose over PhpBB, but PhpBB is faster, can be much more stylish (depending on who the webmaster is and their skills, is less clunky and is open-source. The open-source nature provides for loads of cool mods as well.

    The OP said:

    "My big problem is after posting a response to a post, it takes me to see what I just posted. I don't wanna go there, I want to go back to where I was in the thread!"

    PhpBB will always display two options after posting: 1. Take me back the topic I just posted in. 2. Take me back to the forum the topic is in.

    #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.

    That's about it, I'm happy to have the resource and appreciate the forum.

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    Snowjunky. And that Francis guy.

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    all the "what should i buy" or the" bike vs. bike" and help me pick it out. cant stand them. they say they have done research and test rides but it really shows they haven't. cant stand them and it seems like there are 5 new ones a day on here

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    More beer posts than mountain biking posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max View Post
    Snowjunky. And that Francis guy.
    everyone knows that iheart is the most annoying poster of all time

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    The color scheme of the bars at the top is the same as facebook. So at work, even when I'm innocently on mtbr, which isn't frowned upon because no one knows what it is, everyone thinks I'm on facebook.
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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.

    #2. It's running vBulletin, which has some advantages I suppose over PhpBB, but PhpBB is faster, can be much more stylish (depending on who the webmaster is and their skills, is less clunky and is open-source. The open-source nature provides for loads of cool mods as well.

    The OP said:

    "My big problem is after posting a response to a post, it takes me to see what I just posted. I don't wanna go there, I want to go back to where I was in the thread!"

    PhpBB will always display two options after posting: 1. Take me back the topic I just posted in. 2. Take me back to the forum the topic is in.

    #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.

    That's about it, I'm happy to have the resource and appreciate the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma View Post
    The color scheme of the bars at the top is the same as facebook. So at work, even when I'm innocently on mtbr, which isn't frowned upon because no one knows what it is, everyone thinks I'm on facebook.
    This firefox addon is handy:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...te-on-black-1/

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    Here's a real one. Vague post titles. Like:

    Bay Area.

    Hikers.

    Need Advice.

    Specialized.

    Auburn.

    Downieville.

    Seriously, people. Put a subject and a predicate together and build a cohesive statement. Otherwise, I'm not even interested in clicking to try and figure out whether you're asking a question, telling a story, or just determining that you have Tourettes.

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    I like it all. Met some really cool people and can sneak an mtb fix when i'm just sitting around on the couch.

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    This is the first forum I've been on where you can rep or neg rep people without identity.

    Although I felt special today.. I got my first neg rep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    What's your biggest MTBR peeve?
    The porn is totally ghey.
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    Too many badass bikes that give me bike envy.
    I hope you have a big trunk... cause I'm gonna put my bike in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max View Post
    Snowjunky. And that Francis guy.
    Hmm, all this time I thought his handle was “Snowjinky”. I mean, if you’re going to leave out vowels, go figure some retard is going to get it all wrong, because obviously “Snowjanky” makes no sense, and “Snowjunky” would imply he’s slamming 8-gram rocks because he’s got one gear… yet I never see him post in the Singlespeed forums.
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    Hi Folks,

    IMHO all rep given, positive or negative, should automatically have the user ID associated with it.

    Along that line requiring the use of real names would encourage civil discourse. In the real world think of the the kind of people who hide behind an alias.

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    The lack of a "sarcasm" emoticon.
    I don't rattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    The lack of a "sarcasm" emoticon.
    Are you for real?! I couldn't tell without a "sarcasm" emoticon???

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    There is not a market for rep points and rep power.

    In the real world you can exchange your own blood and kidney's and time on this earth for money. We should be able to do the same for these rep things.

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    cyber bullying/name calling. male-centric, misogynistic comments. homophobes, etc.

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    That there is no swingers forum..
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Ah Ok,

    Folks that give you negative reps remain anon.

    I cant delete my posts.

    when i press "Reply to Thread" it positions my post as a quote under the most recent post and not as a response to the thread.

    The shear amount of advertizing scripts reek havoc with google+ and FF Ghostery and ad blocker making pages slow to load.

    The path to and from the PM function are too far removed from the forum paths.

    i have to say im not to fond of the "upgraded' RBR. Reason being is that you dont have the ability to change the layout .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeson View Post
    cyber bullying/name calling. male-centric, misogynistic comments. homophobes, etc.
    what a ghay comment to make......thats something a woman would say....you sound like an art teacher....
    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
    what a ghay comment to make......thats something a woman would say....you sound like an art teacher....
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    That there is no swingers forum..
    Here, Here!
    +1 on both points tony.
    More swingers forums and less uptight women folk would be nice around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGoGordo View Post
    Here, Here!
    +1 on both points tony.
    More swingers forums and less uptight women folk would be nice around here.
    LOL, cheers mate, i hope nativeson realises i was only takin the piss from him
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    Rep and Pro Reviews

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    Rep... Especially anonymous rep / neg rep. Being able to make a comment regarding a post off the forum is ok… but the rep system is lame. (Especially since I have no rep.)

    Pro Reviews:
    They are good, but I'd like to see more video reviews and more buying guides / product value summaries. Getting a rundown of specs and test results is great… but what I really want is a short summary that lists the best product at various price points.

    Example: Light Shootout
    There is a ton of info… maybe too much IMO. But I have yet to find the summary that says if you have X dollars to spend, then product Y is your best bet. It is easy to see if I have a large budget, which light is the best… but for a modest budget, it is not that easy to see which is the best value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie_G View Post
    n.

    #3. Sorry, but the whole 'rep' and 'rep power' thing is just gay. We do ranks which simply
    People who use the word gay. So many other words to use bro.
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    Hmm, all this time I thought his handle was “Snowjinky”. I mean, if you’re going to leave out vowels, go figure some retard is going to get it all wrong, because obviously “Snowjanky” makes no sense, and “Snowjunky” would imply he’s slamming 8-gram rocks because he’s got one gear… yet I never see him post in the Singlespeed forums.
    Quote Originally Posted by K-max View Post
    Snowjunky. And that Francis guy.
    and people who spell my "handle" wrong. THERE IS NO 2nd VOWEL

    I did it that way to be cool and hip. It all started on afternoon when I was shredding at Kirkwood in 2005 I was like "bro I am totally a snow junky, this is like my 40th day here and I am the ultimate shredder" the I proceeded to drink my 40oz of PBR and when finished I was like " dude not only am I a snow junky and am just outright to cool for a vowel" So then when I decided to become snowjnky. I was so cool that day.
    years later I did contemplate changing my MTBR handle to Baycat, but though that was sort of gay.
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    New peeve... vBulletin fumbling and double posting for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ask View Post
    Forums:
    Rep... Especially anonymous rep / neg rep. Being able to make a comment regarding a post off the forum is ok… but the rep system is lame. (Especially since I have no rep.)

    Pro Reviews:
    They are good, but I'd like to see more video reviews and more buying guides / product value summaries. Getting a rundown of specs and test results is great… but what I really want is a short summary that lists the best product at various price points.

    Example: Light Shootout
    There is a ton of info… maybe too much IMO. But I have yet to find the summary that says if you have X dollars to spend, then product Y is your best bet. It is easy to see if I have a large budget, which light is the best… but for a modest budget, it is not that easy to see which is the best value.
    How the Sam Hill did you manage to post that twice??? It's been a while since I've seen that happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunGuy View Post
    "Hybrid Mode" post display.

    I hate that it's default in Hybrid Mode, since I like the Linear mode.
    Huh? My default is the linear mode which I hate. I changed it to hybrid. Wanna trade defaults?

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    But for realz

    The worst part of MTBR has nothing to do with the forums or the website, It's when you run into somebody you know from the website and they only refer to you as your handle. I get it if you don't know their real name, but once you do use it. If I would have known I would have picked a way cooler handle like Sir Hucks-a-Lot

    So if you ever do meet me my name is Santiago Jaxson not snowjnky
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    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.

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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 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.
    Yessssssss!

    Happens to me all the time.

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    My biggest peeve is that the site name is a homophone--at least if you're from the South)--for "empty beer" (see post #19).

    Cuz that's just sad...
    Last edited by dirtvert; 12-20-2012 at 12:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Huh? My default is the linear mode which I hate. I changed it to hybrid. Wanna trade defaults?
    After seeing your reply, I did some digging.

    ->My Account
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    ---->Thread Display Options
    ----->Thread Display Mode

    Yeah, it now default to linear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    People who use the word gay. So many other words to use bro.
    People who use the word bro.

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    Non mountain biking related posts

    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.

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    Let's see all the people who post up these killer rides and put in incredible yearly mileage and have the gall to post it...

    Seriously, the search function is just worthless. This isn't the only board I'm on they are are horrible. Many questions maybe answered if it were actually useful.

    To the board operators this is meant as constructive comments, running a board is tough and many times thankless. So thanks for the hard work in keeping the board running and all that you do.
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    Quotes that include a zillion pictures the OP already posted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky View Post
    and people who spell my "handle" wrong. THERE IS NO VOWEL
    Its cute you don't consider the letter 'o' a vowel.
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