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    The Straw That Broke The Camels Back.

    After Bike & Fishes thread about the OC. And I had to take credit for linking him over here via through his first thread introduction thread. It got me thinking of how the O.C. became to be and "The straw that broke the camels back" to create an off topic forum. And I have to take credit for that thread.

    First off let me explain to Bike & Fish and any others not familiar of how the OC became to be. There were numerous threads being launched mainly in the General Discussion forum that were off topic. Meaning other than bike related. The mods had their hands full deleting them or sending them to the recycling bin. It got to be numerous threads every day being dealt with by the mods. It bacame apparent that an off topic forum was needed.

    Well the thread that "broke the camels back" so to speak was this thread in the General Discussion forum back in the day. This one was the last of the off topic threads that forced the decision to make an off topic forum.
    Man I miss the old M.T.B.R

    They then lauunched a thread to come up with a name for the impending forum. And after numerous ideas a vote was put to it and the name Off Camber stuck out and prevailed.
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    Hmmmm

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    I think this would be a good time to have all of the original members (who were here from day 1 of the Off Camber thread kick off) to chime in.

    All who were and still are here (whether in person or in spirit) say "I".

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    I was lurking but not posting at the time. I wandered off to a motorcycle forum for a while before finding my way back home.
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    I was most definitely here on MTBR but actually don't remember the start of the OC. By far the OC is the most fun of them all. I even bought a stupid shirt to prove it.

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    Uhh... Not sure really.. I remember the thread for naming the forum, but I lurked anywhere but the DH/FR forum at the time.
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    The Revolt
    Over the edge....
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    Whats with the thread dredging? Really strange vibe in the OC lately.

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    I was relatively new with the OC started, but I remember proudly making this image for when the many threads in GD went to the crapper. I only use it now for special memory lane trips. This seems like one of the appropriate times for use.


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    I participated in a couple of polls during the first month. My first post on OC was in April 2012. The topic was about Facebook

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    Strange vibe not really just the history.

    Here's the thread that they started to name the.
    new off topic forum. Which became the Off Camber forum. Check out the date then the dates in the thread I provided in my original post in this thread.
    Help name the new Off Topic forum

    ^^^^ Thread from General Discussion

    Help name the new Off Topic forum

    ^^^^^^ Thread from Passion

    The person that came up with the Off Camber name is within one of those two threads. If anyone has time to skim through both threads to figure it out more power to ya. I've got to go to bed it took me forever to find both of those. Goodnight!
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    So, in the thread you linked the first mention of calling it off camber is by François on page 3. But he is referencing the dual post from passion. Who was the one who came up with the name? .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Whats with the thread dredging? Really strange vibe in the OC lately.

    Agreed. All the really good posters are gone or lurking. The heart of this forum was surgically removed, never to be replaced.


    [QUOTE=DIRTJUNKIE;10784685]Strange vibe not really just the history.

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    Its only a year old, the history of this sub-forum was lost in the "PURGE". Feeling self important or insignificant cause I notice you have been bumping your own threads lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    So, in the thread you linked the first mention of calling it off camber is by François on page 3. But he is referencing the dual post from passion. Who was the one who came up with the name? .
    I don't remember who the member was who came up with the name. If it's within that thread or another thread that was the same purpose. I'm pretty sure it's within that thread though. I haven't had a chance to read through it.
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    [QUOTE=floydlippencott;10784722]Agreed. All the really good posters are gone or lurking.


    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Strange vibe not really just the history.

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    Its only a year old, the history of this sub-forum was lost in the "PURGE". Feeling self important or insignificant cause I notice you have been bumping your own threads lately?
    The history wasn't lost in the purge. All the threads are still there you just have to search and sift and search and sift. As far as your other comment we don't flame on eachother in this forum. There's plenty of that going on outside the OC.
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    I don't need to search and sift, I was part of most of them and don't feel the need to dredge them up to try to gain some cred in this palace of suck. Why do you feel the need to?

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    Unrest??? Thread dredging??? Strange vibe???

    It's all good. This place goes up, then it goes down. Then it goes left, then it goes right. Then it goes in then it goes out. One thing it always does is go everywhere.

    Looking back is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floydlippencott View Post
    I don't need to search and sift, I was part of most of them and don't feel the need to dredge them up to try to gain some cred in this palace of suck. Why do you feel the need to?
    I was just trying to shed some light on the history of the O.C. and how it came to be for those that weren't around back then. I find it to be interesting and is just another topic to discuss in the off topic forum. Nothing more nothing less. I know you were around back then and were a big part of the OC in the beginning and I agree that many of the really good people have left or just lurk.
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    Since we are on the subject, anyone remember the title/topic of any of the very first threads in OC??? This place has been so colorful that it's all jumbled together in my memory. Like a good buzz that just won't end.
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    One of my first OC threads was food-based...big surprise

    Food: the last meal

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    One of my first OC threads was food-based...big surprise

    Food: the last meal
    I remember that thread!!!

    Kinda trippy to look back and see the members who aren't here anymore. But life goes on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    One of my first OC threads was food-based...big surprise

    Food: the last meal
    Ha,ha I remember that one, great thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
    Perhaps I should start a new thread on this matter because I am perplexed by the fact that you and others say it's on the decline,...yet you still post actively here. Please explain, I am all ears.
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