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    OK ya buncha knuckleheads....what the hell is going on?!

    Seriously - what has gotten into everyone? I have to go away for a bit and all kinds of shenaniganery occur.....

    I am sorry that 'rep' got fiddled with - it is a system that needs tuning...

    I am sorry that Hutch caught a time-out - but he did go a little haywire with the thread bumps...he'll be back in the game soon enough.

    The OC is a tight knit and unique forum. It is fun, irreverent and rowdy....and has the most *personality* on MTBR (IMO).

    BUT other forums here have their own vibe....and what is acceptable here in the OC may not be OK in another forum.

    Think of MTB as a community. The OC is the Animal House of MTBR....a place to ride you bike inside, slap your buddy with a fish, or engage in an ultimate game of nude beer pong ....

    In other forums you may be expected to use a coaster, drink wine and discuss the virtues of polishing your nipples (spoke that is) listening to Michael Bolton....

    You wouldn't go to your buddies house wearing muddy shoes blowing snot rockets in the corner demanding a back rub would ya?

    All I am asking is please respect the vibe of other forums..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    . . . You wouldn't go to your buddies house wearing muddy shoes blowing snot rockets in the corner demanding a back rub would ya? - CHUM
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    Best I can tell, the OC is a collection of some very interesting people that share a love for the sport. It is a great culture, one that seems far more supportive than the real MTBR world.

    What is going on? I think people have responded very visibly to what appeared as a personal attack on the culture here. It felt like we were being called to the principal's office for doing something wrong--something like studying too hard or making too high of grades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Best I can tell, the OC is a collection of some very interesting people that share a love for the sport. It is a great culture, one that seems far more supportive than the real MTBR world.

    What is going on? I think people have responded very visibly to what appeared as a personal attack on the culture here. It felt like we were being called to the principal's office for doing something wrong--something like studying too hard or making too high of grades.
    The culture here in the OC is freaking great

    The OC's culture in other forums is not so freaking great...

    When multiple 'heavy-hitters' from the OC enter a thread because some noob says something noob'ish it can be pretty intimidating...as an example.

    Catch my drift?

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    I know to what you are referencing, Chum. In general, I'd say that MTBR is actually a pretty "civil" place (outside of OC). Especially as compared to some of the automotive forums, which to be honest are downright hostile.

    I think the point is to keep the attitude of OC actually IN OC.
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    Hey Chum, can you post some pics of yourself? i've always found you worthy of swoonage

    As for being rowdy in the other forums. i suppose i'm guilty, but they never seemed to mind! was there an "incident" you are referring to?
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    I'm a noob. I'm offended. Time outs for everybody!

    TBH, I'm not really sure what you're talking about. I think I missed some amusing flame fests, did catch the mongoose one though.

    /me infrequent lurker.

    OC seems civil to me whenever I pop in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    ...I think the point is to keep the attitude of OC actually IN OC.
    hard to argue when you're right

    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    Hey Chum, can you post some pics of yourself? i've always found you worthy of swoonage


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    As for being rowdy in the other forums. i suppose i'm guilty, but they never seemed to mind! was there an "incident" you are referring to?
    there are quite a few - but this is not going to be a 'point finger at people' thread...

    and yes Nicole - no one minds if you get rowdy (rawr)
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    While I cannot speak for the collective Cat Herd, IMHO the OC has become the dumping ground for many of the butthurt, and socially challenged. Appears that after crossing the line to get beat up in the regular bike forums they then enter the OC with an attitude and an axe to grind.

    Instead of the mods interjecting to enforce basic forum rules, it MAY be that we are trying to eject these azzhats from ruining the OC spirit. Since it appears the admin no longer regards, or respects the OC participants, [as evidenced by the as of yet unexplained re-assignment, and eliminating rep earned] then why the heck should we care?

    Fact is we do. And by allowing a few butthurt azzhats to continually post hateful, controversial, or politically charged topics in the OC is more than some can stomach. If I'm not mistaken, this was the creative approach used to bump old threads and remove the current flock of nasty's.

    (Just saying, this may be why, so many ask that a certain OC member be set free.)

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    I think I have nearly given up on many of the other forums here. This is due to my perception of the lack of practicality in much of the discussions.

    If people simply used some independent judgment and common sense, half of the posts would go away. Then, throw in a little experimentation and time trying different things, half of the remaining posts would be gone too. That would leave the meat of the forums, and of course, it would all be contained in the OC

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    well gee Chum i'd rep ya but seems im out of rep after repping, like 3 peeps today.
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    There's been a bunch of Tom Foolery round these parts as of late... Just rinsing the slate clean. well, tried too.
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    I understand what you are saying as it relates to etiquette, I'm unsure the OC is the only place where ranks are broke in that context.

    In terms of intimidation I have also seen multiple OC frequenters come to the defense of others. In this reguard one way to tune the rep system is to consider that no rep system equals no heavy hitters.

    Now can you post those pics for Nicole so we can cross post them all over the boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    While I cannot speak for the collective Cat Herd, IMHO the OC has become the dumping ground for many of the butthurt, and socially challenged. Appears that after crossing the line to get beat up in the regular bike forums they then enter the OC with an attitude and an axe to grind.

    Instead of the mods interjecting to enforce basic forum rules, it MAY be that we are trying to eject these azzhats from ruining the OC spirit. Since it appears the admin no longer regards, or respects the OC participants, [as evidenced by the as of yet unexplained re-assignment, and eliminating rep earned] then why the heck should we care?

    Fact is we do. And by allowing a few butthurt azzhats to continually post hateful, controversial, or politically charged topics in the OC is more than some can stomach. If I'm not mistaken, this was the creative approach used to bump old threads and remove the current flock of nasty's.

    (Just saying, this may be why, so many ask that a certain OC member be set free.)
    This is I believe the correct answer.

    I am a noob here and haven't been here long but I joined because most every one got along even if the had a difference of opinion, a rare place among other forums.

    The past few weeks some have come in here and started a few controversial threads. When said threads got locked down they (said poster who started said thread) then when on to other threads asking why the are not being locked down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    While I cannot speak for the collective Cat Herd, IMHO the OC has become the dumping ground for many of the butthurt, and socially challenged. Appears that after crossing the line to get beat up in the regular bike forums they then enter the OC with an attitude and an axe to grind.

    Instead of the mods interjecting to enforce basic forum rules, it MAY be that we are trying to eject these azzhats from ruining the OC spirit. Since it appears the admin no longer regards, or respects the OC participants, [as evidenced by the as of yet unexplained re-assignment, and eliminating rep earned] then why the heck should we care?

    Fact is we do. And by allowing a few butthurt azzhats to continually post hateful, controversial, or politically charged topics in the OC is more than some can stomach. If I'm not mistaken, this was the creative approach used to bump old threads and remove the current flock of nasty's.

    (Just saying, this may be why, so many ask that a certain OC member be set free.)
    Got ya - I'll pay closer attention to the rabble-rousers (politically charged topics) and address those quickly.

    Pertaining to the Admins who don't care - that 's a bunch of malarkey. The rep system was/is in dire need of tuning.

    It's the Admins who take on the brunt of the maintenance for the site - it's not easy...and it's thankless....


    So...now that I'm gonna be a meanieMod and start kicking the ornery users in the taco can we stop the Thread Bumping please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I know to what you are referencing, Chum. In general, I'd say that MTBR is actually a pretty "civil" place (outside of OC). Especially as compared to some of the automotive forums, which to be honest are downright hostile.
    Corner Carvers comes to mind, although I love that place.

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    this is why i like the oc. it's like hangin out at your cool uncle's house..but he still knows your mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post

    Think of MTB as a community. The OC is the Animal House of MTBR....a place to ride you bike inside, slap your buddy with a fish, or engage in an ultimate game of nude beer pong ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Pics or it didn't happen Chum. Does this mean we are allowed nudity in the animal house now?

    careful - there are nude pics of me MTB'ing....what is seen cannot be unseen...


    and no (for crisake) no nude pics in the OC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    Seriously - what has gotten into everyone?

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    We just want our ten reps a day returned. The tactic has backfired, instead of us giving out reps in the community at large we are hoarding our five a day. This is counter to what the admin was trying to accomplish no? Heck, the low rep guys will never have a chance of catching up unless the high rep guys help. Please consider restoring us to ten a day, the doubling the required points has slowed things to a crawl which I believe was the intent. Win/Win. Respectfully, AZ.

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    Well CHUM since you opened this up for debate a few thoughts
    Creating oc and locking the recycling bin was imo a mistake. Think it puts the bs, off topic, and personality threads more mainstream and makes it legit. Think just about anyone wouldn't feel so proud and or self righteous when jumping in the dumpster to mix things up. Just keeps the shananagins at bay and somewhat in their place without having to ban or reprimand. Which leads me to my next point.

    Think people should get timed out and banned more often but for being d!ckheads or nasty, not for doing something like bumping old threads in the name of fun. i don't know all the details and don't want to, but in this case I think a pm would have done the trick. If wasting bandwidth was the reason, than whoever gave him time out should be timed out too, because of all the threads that were created to save him. Seems fair, and also seems that random, sudden, and sorta outa left field acts like that have, can and will effect the mood or feel of this place. Which brings me to my next point.

    While a could hardly care about the rep system and think in many ways it should go away, I'm not gonna go there, aside to say that it has become obvious that some hang some worth on it. So think it was a bad decision to just wham, change it, then sorta, hardly be open to ideas or discussion, then wham change it again. Like the hutch thing i just don't get it. Do you guys like making work for yourselves? Why not at least post up the new rules/guidlines by which rep is calculated so it seems fair again?
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    Ahh c'mon Chum, you had the perfect opportunity to use "Pinworn Infested Anuses" and you chose knucklehead? I get called worse than that by my grandmother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    We just want our ten reps a day returned. The tactic has backfired, instead of us giving out reps in the community at large we are hoarding our five a day. This is counter to what the admin was trying to accomplish no? Heck, the low rep guys will never have a chance of catching up unless the high rep guys help. Please consider restoring us to ten a day, the doubling the required points has slowed things to a crawl which I believe was the intent. Win/Win. Respectfully, AZ.
    I'll second that!
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    just the short winter days making some a little nuts. come spring we will settle down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    We just want our ten reps a day returned. The tactic has backfired, instead of us giving out reps in the community at large we are hoarding our five a day. This is counter to what the admin was trying to accomplish no? Heck, the low rep guys will never have a chance of catching up unless the high rep guys help. Please consider restoring us to ten a day, the doubling the required points has slowed things to a crawl which I believe was the intent. Win/Win. Respectfully, AZ.
    I guess this was for the most part what started all this.
    I'd say if there is no 10 posts a day, that deserves a positive recognition, this forum is SOL.

    As for the lack of keeping people at bay, that just act hostile, or in other ways cause trouble, there seems to be a fairly big red flag on that now.

    This little protest has run its course, and have turned counter productive by now.
    There is a dialogue now that seems to work, now it's time for getting forward, instead of turning this into the usual whining and bit$hing.
    Making further mess is not going to cause anything positive.

    ....and yes, I wholeheartedly agree that Hutch was not handled in a reasonable manner, so maybe it's time to take a step back, and rectify some wrongs?


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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    just the short winter days making some a little nuts. come spring we will settle down.
    ^this makes sense.

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    I get what you are trying to say Chum and your help is much appreciated and yes we are pretty rowdy.

    The OC forum seems to be getting the blame for a lot of problems though. We got in trouble for using the rep system which led to complaints among other users who don't even like the system anyway.

    Along with the rep problems we were accused of not participating in the other forums just to gain better rep amongst ourselves. So we come into the forums to help out which gets everyone else mad about our help. There's even a "how we help" thread on here to prove we weren't just hanging out here all the time.

    Next we get upset people in here that have moved in from other threads to whine and start controversial threads and then get mad when we call them out instead of taking the bait and starting a huge fight. I think that's why Hutch bumped a bunch of threads up to get rid of those annoying threads.

    Happy to keep to the rules that are set though. I don't think any of us acted out maliciously. We just don't want the crap that goes on in other forums here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    We just want our ten reps a day returned. The tactic has backfired, instead of us giving out reps in the community at large we are hoarding our five a day. This is counter to what the admin was trying to accomplish no? Heck, the low rep guys will never have a chance of catching up unless the high rep guys help. Please consider restoring us to ten a day, the doubling the required points has slowed things to a crawl which I believe was the intent. Win/Win. Respectfully, AZ.
    that one is out of my hands....but I can pass along your concerns.

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    I get what you are trying to say Chum and your help is much appreciated and yes we are pretty rowdy.

    The OC forum seems to be getting the blame for a lot of problems though. We got in trouble for using the rep system which led to complaints among other users who don't even like the system anyway.

    Along with the rep problems we were accused of not participating in the other forums just to gain better rep amongst ourselves. So we come into the forums to help out which gets everyone else mad about our help. There's even a "how we help" thread on here to prove we weren't just hanging out here all the time.

    Next we get upset people in here that have moved in from other threads to whine and start controversial threads and then get mad when we call them out instead of taking the bait and starting a huge fight. I think that's why Hutch bumped a bunch of threads up to get rid of those annoying threads.

    Happy to keep to the rules that are set though. I don't think any of us acted out maliciously. We just don't want the crap that goes on in other forums here.
    truth.

    i'll try to keep the other crap outta here....and bin/delete as necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post

    If people simply used some independent judgment and common sense, half of the posts would go away. Then, throw in a little experimentation and time trying different things, half of the remaining posts would be gone too.
    heh heh... are you talking about my bone-headed pedal-replacement thread? I never claimed to have common sense. But I'm always willing to experiment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethany1 View Post
    I get what you are trying to say Chum and your help is much appreciated and yes we are pretty rowdy.

    The OC forum seems to be getting the blame for a lot of problems though. We got in trouble for using the rep system which led to complaints among other users who don't even like the system anyway.

    Along with the rep problems we were accused of not participating in the other forums just to gain better rep amongst ourselves. So we come into the forums to help out which gets everyone else mad about our help. There's even a "how we help" thread on here to prove we weren't just hanging out here all the time.

    Next we get upset people in here that have moved in from other threads to whine and start controversial threads and then get mad when we call them out instead of taking the bait and starting a huge fight. I think that's why Hutch bumped a bunch of threads up to get rid of those annoying threads.

    Happy to keep to the rules that are set though. I don't think any of us acted out maliciously. We just don't want the crap that goes on in other forums here.
    Well said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethany1 View Post
    I get what you are trying to say Chum and your help is much appreciated and yes we are pretty rowdy.

    The OC forum seems to be getting the blame for a lot of problems though. We got in trouble for using the rep system which led to complaints among other users who don't even like the system anyway.

    Along with the rep problems we were accused of not participating in the other forums just to gain better rep amongst ourselves. So we come into the forums to help out which gets everyone else mad about our help. There's even a "how we help" thread on here to prove we weren't just hanging out here all the time.

    Next we get upset people in here that have moved in from other threads to whine and start controversial threads and then get mad when we call them out instead of taking the bait and starting a huge fight. I think that's why Hutch bumped a bunch of threads up to get rid of those annoying threads.

    Happy to keep to the rules that are set though. I don't think any of us acted out maliciously. We just don't want the crap that goes on in other forums here.
    you are far too reasonable and logical to be in the oc. skiddadle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    that one is out of my hands....but I can pass along your concerns.


    Exactly which hands is it in?

    This matter is getting ridiculous.
    The rep system was installed to enhance the forum.
    Right now it's taking the forum down the drain.

    I used to enjoy coming to MTBR, but to be honest, the last couple of months, the garbage to good ration has been suffering big time. This has been driven by very poor handling of the rep system, poor communication, and a couple of very unfortunate decisions.

    Poor communication and very poor decisions, seems to have passed relatively unnoticed before, in spite of plenty of heads up from the members.
    Now that there is a system that involves everybody, and that quite a number of members, seems to put value into, poor communication and unfortunate (not thought through) decisions, now impacts too many people to keep on like this.
    We all make mistakes, but to be honest, it's turning into a habit here.

    In the past I have defended the people behind MTBR, explaining to people that we all make mistakes, that no bad intentions were behind, and so forth.
    The above is getting damned hard to believe, now that it's the same mistakes that are made, over and over.

    Let's take an example shall we.
    The rep system was changed. Loads of people got real annoyed cause it was done with real poor communication.
    It was pointed out, and by pointed I mean bent in neon, that a lot of people were unhappy with the way things were handled.
    After a while the admin makes a short notice, that gave more questions than answers.
    Shortly after......same story, down to the last period.
    I'm sorry, but that's simply ignorant.

    The result: loads of annoyed and unhappy members.
    Was that result so damned hard to predict?

    Really, it's time to move forward, and by forward I mean to stop making the same mistakes over and over again, get some reasonable communication going, and perhaps thinking things over before taking action.

    And no, this is not directed at you Chum, or anybody else personally for that kind of matter, but rather a general heads up for those whom have caused this mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    BTW, thanks OC'ers. You rock, I can't believe it took me nearly 4 years to find you.
    ^^ this. except I've been lurking since 2004 and only recently found this place. After dealing with the front range crew I was about to give up on MTBR entirely. luckily I'm an early usenet survivor and keep my asbestos skivvies handy.

    tl;dr: you've not had a knock down drag out brawl of a flamewar until you've stumbled onto one of the "trail building" threads in the Front Range forum and mistakenly tried to be helpful. jeebus indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonefrontranger View Post
    ^^ this. except I've been lurking since 2004 and only recently found this place. After dealing with the front range crew I was about to give up on MTBR entirely. luckily I'm an early usenet survivor and keep my asbestos skivvies handy.

    tl;dr: you've not had a knock down drag out brawl of a flamewar until you've stumbled onto one of the "trail building" threads in the Front Range forum and mistakenly tried to be helpful. jeebus indeed.
    I read a few of those & stayed the he11 out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    I read a few of those & stayed the he11 out.
    eh consider me the internet equivalent of one of those really stupid dogs who just can't leave porcupines alone =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Magura View Post
    Exactly which hands is it in?

    This matter is getting ridiculous.
    The rep system was installed to enhance the forum.
    Right now it's taking the forum down the drain.

    I used to enjoy coming to MTBR, but to be honest, the last couple of months, the garbage to good ration has been suffering big time. This has been driven by very poor handling of the rep system, poor communication, and a couple of very unfortunate decisions.

    Poor communication and very poor decisions, seems to have passed relatively unnoticed before, in spite of plenty of heads up from the members.
    Now that there is a system that involves everybody, and that quite a number of members, seems to put value into, poor communication and unfortunate (not thought through) decisions, now impacts too many people to keep on like this.
    We all make mistakes, but to be honest, it's turning into a habit here.

    In the past I have defended the people behind MTBR, explaining to people that we all make mistakes, that no bad intentions were behind, and so forth.
    The above is getting damned hard to believe, now that it's the same mistakes that are made, over and over.

    Let's take an example shall we.
    The rep system was changed. Loads of people got real annoyed cause it was done with real poor communication.
    It was pointed out, and by pointed I mean bent in neon, that a lot of people were unhappy with the way things were handled.
    After a while the admin makes a short notice, that gave more questions than answers.
    Shortly after......same story, down to the last period.
    I'm sorry, but that's simply ignorant.

    The result: loads of annoyed and unhappy members.
    Was that result so damned hard to predict?

    Really, it's time to move forward, and by forward I mean to stop making the same mistakes over and over again, get some reasonable communication going, and perhaps thinking things over before taking action.

    And no, this is not directed at you Chum, or anybody else personally for that kind of matter, but rather a general heads up for those whom have caused this mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bethany1 View Post
    I get what you are trying to say Chum and your help is much appreciated and yes we are pretty rowdy.

    The OC forum seems to be getting the blame for a lot of problems though. We got in trouble for using the rep system which led to complaints among other users who don't even like the system anyway.

    Along with the rep problems we were accused of not participating in the other forums just to gain better rep amongst ourselves. So we come into the forums to help out which gets everyone else mad about our help. There's even a "how we help" thread on here to prove we weren't just hanging out here all the time.

    Next we get upset people in here that have moved in from other threads to whine and start controversial threads and then get mad when we call them out instead of taking the bait and starting a huge fight. I think that's why Hutch bumped a bunch of threads up to get rid of those annoying threads.

    Happy to keep to the rules that are set though. I don't think any of us acted out maliciously. We just don't want the crap that goes on in other forums here.
    Bethany, you are dangerously close to being outed as reasonable and coherent. I suggest you stop now while you're ahead.

    Rep is stupid. So, while I have my opinions, I'll not address them as I couldn't care less what they do with it.
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    OK, as far as thread resurrection goes, this is the spookiest one yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonefrontranger View Post
    eh consider me the internet equivalent of one of those really stupid dogs who just can't leave porcupines alone =P
    No, I get it. If you're there, you have to get involved. I actually like that everyone on the Front Range is so passionate about the subject. There are lots of places where they don't care and the number and quality of trails reflect that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    Seriously - what has gotten into everyone? I have to go away for a bit and all kinds of shenaniganery occur.....

    I am sorry that 'rep' got fiddled with - it is a system that needs tuning...

    I am sorry that Hutch caught a time-out - but he did go a little haywire with the thread bumps...he'll be back in the game soon enough.

    The OC is a tight knit and unique forum. It is fun, irreverent and rowdy....and has the most *personality* on MTBR (IMO).

    BUT other forums here have their own vibe....and what is acceptable here in the OC may not be OK in another forum.

    Think of MTB as a community. The OC is the Animal House of MTBR....a place to ride you bike inside, slap your buddy with a fish, or engage in an ultimate game of nude beer pong ....

    In other forums you may be expected to use a coaster, drink wine and discuss the virtues of polishing your nipples (spoke that is) listening to Michael Bolton....

    You wouldn't go to your buddies house wearing muddy shoes blowing snot rockets in the corner demanding a back rub would ya?

    All I am asking is please respect the vibe of other forums..

    thanks for listening
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    Awesome post CHUM welcome back.
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    Admin/mod meeting at MTBR:

    Admin: Ok, let's see, the situation is not good, loads of people are just about anything but pleased, with the way things work.
    Like 50 people have been bumping old threads.

    Vice over mod: Hey, I'd say we go give Hutch a temporary ban.

    Clapping and cheering ensues, and all agrees this is a brilliant solution to all the problems.

    Over mod: I'll handle this first thing.

    A couple of days later....

    Admin: Ok, let's see, the situation is not good, loads of people are just about anything but pleased, with the way things work.
    I particular I hear complaints about communication and transparency.
    I also hear a lot of "free Hutch" all over the board.
    Anybody got an idea what is wrong?

    Vice admin: Hey I think I know. It's because we are not tough enough, we need to repress this with authority.

    Temp. Mod: But hey, what about the complaints and the Hutch stuff?

    Admin: Mind your own business. We have handled this very well so far, so no need for you to start questioning our qualifications.

    Vice middle mod: I'd say we go hand out a few more temporary bans, you know, to show who makes the decisions. Make sure nobody knows why, in particular refrain from opening a thread that only admin/mods can post in that explains who and why is banned.

    Wild clapping and cheering yet again ensues.

    Under head mod: Brilliant idea, I'm on it. I bet that will restore the friendly tone and order in no time.



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