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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Welcome to the New Off-Topic discussion forum

    Thanks for all the input and name suggestions.

    Here it is. Please do post OT thread in Passion or General any more.

    Threads with political or religious themes are not allowed. But pretty much anything else (within our forum guidelines) is fair game.

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    Thank you MTBR. This could be a good thing
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    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitanan View Post
    Thank you MTBR. This could be a good thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered View Post
    Suck-up
    It was that obvious
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    ??? Please do post OT thread in Passion or General any more. ???
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    This forum suck. We need a Off-camber component forum and a trail camber forum.
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    This forum suck. We need a Off-camber component forum and a trail camber forum.
    Don't forget a forum for " does your helmet match your bike"

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    I like it here already.
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    This is as refreshing as a brisk ride early in Spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    This is as refreshing as a brisk ride early in Spring.
    Sorry, wrong forum. That's passion. I'm sorry for the divergence back to a topic in an off topic forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    This is as refreshing as a brisk ride early in Spring.
    On your AM or 29er?
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    29er! The air is fresher up above the shoulders of those on 26".
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    Remember boys....anything bike related in here goes to the BIN!

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    Bike. I ride one. Time to move this puppy to the bin you all.
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    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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    Testing...

    Anybody know of a good aftermarket cruse control for a 2002 e-250 van? The aftermarket one I installed when new just quit.
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    Who plays COD Black Ops ? Wanna chill out on Nuke' ?
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Somebody hasn't chimed in on this forum yet.I wonder who it is.
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    OK...I'll give you a hint.
    His name starts with a ....."H".
    ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Somebody hasn't chimed in on this forum yet.I wonder who it is.
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    OK...I'll give you a hint.
    His name starts with a ....."H".
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    Hillary Clinton ?

    Oops ! Sorry, too politic
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Hillary Clinton ?

    Oops ! Sorry, too politic
    Nah.I said "his".
    OK. Here's anothr hint. The first part of his name is the opposite of the word, "low".
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    I thought 'delll already marked his territory in the OC ?

    Wait... You're right. Otherwise we should already had an EB stalking thread going on. He might be sick or worse, out on the trails
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    He might be sick or worse, out on the trails
    What are these 'trails' you speak of? Where can I find them on the interweb?


    Question:
    If I post something bike related in the Off Camber Forum, do I title it as OT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregg View Post
    ...Please do post OT thread in Passion or General any more...
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    Gregg's brilliance continues, unabated!
    So...what's this forum for again, since we are to confine our OT posts to Passion and General?

    Let me guess, is this for 29'er specific OT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    What are these 'trails' you speak of? Where can I find them on the interweb?



    In the "map of the whole forest".

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    Exactly who`s interest does this new forum benefit?
    Take 29er components and make it 26 bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roblee View Post
    Exactly who`s interest does this new forum benefit?

    Not you?

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    Hey everyone we're going to be adding an off topic discussion forum.
    We would like some suggestions on a name for it. So put your thoughts out on what it should be named. We are posting this in general and passion.
    Jump ahead:
    So numerous people put out their ideas, with some losing sleep over it. Two weeks go by. Hey everyone welcome to our new "Off Topic Forum". So with all of us pondering and picking our brains on a name for this new forum the end result is what was originally brought up.
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    At least some of the alphabet has been figured out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregg View Post
    Thanks for all the input and name suggestions.

    Here it is. Please do post OT thread in Passion or General any more.

    Threads with political or religious themes are not allowed. But pretty much anything else (within our forum guidelines) is fair game.

    -gregg & francis

    (thanks to rockcrusher and CHUM for being sheriff 'round these parts!)
    Thanks, but is there a clarification of these rules? How can one discuss the economy without bringing in politics...foreign policy, wars, travel, etc without the same?

    Can we discuss the various election issues without religion being a factor...what about women's issues?

    There are so many topics outside of religion and politics that involve religion and politics...is there some specific clarification?...and what about Canadian and Eurozone politics?...a hot issue for many of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JM01 View Post
    Thanks, but is there a clarification of these rules? How can one discuss the economy without bringing in politics...foreign policy, wars, travel, etc without the same?

    Can we discuss the various election issues without religion being a factor...what about women's issues?

    There are so many topics outside of religion and politics that involve religion and politics...is there some specific clarification?...and what about Canadian and Eurozone politics?...a hot issue for many of us.
    This is exactly what I was getting at in my Posting Guidelines thread. What is and what is not considered politics or religion here. If MTBR wants to reopen a space for discussing issues and ideas, it should not exclude certain topics. It will will be impossible to define when a discussion or a post crosses the line in terms of allowable subject matter. What MTBR.com should do is simply ensure that discussions do not get unpleasant or disrespectful.

    I know that MTBR is concerned that this forum might degenerate into another controversy the way the old f=88 forum did. I can appreciate their concern. MTBR.com would do well to remember that it was a small number of people who created that situation and everyone on MTBR.com paid the price for it. A lively, entertaining and informative discussion forum was closed down as a result. I think it's fair to say that the previous experience of losing that forum will remind new and returning participants of the high price they will pay for not respecting the rules. Since the rules governing behavior are already in place, why not just enforce them for all subjects? Let the moderators focus on member discipline, instead of asking them to decide what is and is not political or religious subject matter.

    Roadbikereview.com has managed a very successful forum for 'off camber' topics for many years, so there is no reason why MTBR.com cannot do the same. Are mountain bikers less intelligent or less mature than road bikers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebelwerfer42 View Post
    This is exactly what I was getting at in my Posting Guidelines thread. What is and what is not considered politics or religion here. If MTBR wants to reopen a space for discussing issues and ideas, it should not exclude certain topics. It will will be impossible to define when a discussion or a post crosses the line in terms of allowable subject matter. What MTBR.com should do is simply ensure that discussions do not get unpleasant or disrespectful.

    I know that MTBR is concerned that this forum might degenerate into another controversy the way the old f=88 forum did. I can appreciate their concern. MTBR.com would do well to remember that it was a small number of people who created that situation and everyone on MTBR.com paid the price for it. A lively, entertaining and informative discussion forum was closed down as a result. I think it's fair to say that the previous experience of losing that forum will remind new and returning participants of the high price they will pay for not respecting the rules. Since the rules governing behavior are already in place, why not just enforce them for all subjects? Let the moderators focus on member discipline, instead of asking them to decide what is and is not political or religious subject matter.

    Roadbikereview.com has managed a very successful forum for 'off camber' topics for many years, so there is no reason why MTBR.com cannot do the same. Are mountain bikers less intelligent or less mature than road bikers?
    An excellent observation...a quick review of the threads in this forum indicates that there is really nothing to discuss, given the rules. Seems to be just a few juvenile posts which will quickly kill any participation here.

    I'll lurk around for a bit to see where this goes but can't see much activity that would be of interest moving forward.

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    There has already been one significant post that probably violated the guidelines. The thread about favorite generals contains a detailed post outlining controversial American military planning during the Kennedy administration. Many of the statements in that post are overtly political. Was the post political or merely historical?

    I personally found it very informative, and would not wish to see it deleted.

    JM01 is right. Most of the posts so far in Off Camber are disappointing. The forum will not survive if it cannot attract mature and responsible members who wish to discuss more serious matters.

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    Now it's time for "Off Camber" to be up on the "forums bar" instead of "Lights"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrub View Post
    Now it's time for "Off Camber" to be up on the "forums bar" instead of "Lights"
    Totally agree. We're much brighter than lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Totally agree. We're much brighter than lights.
    You? Brighter than lights? Maybe if it's a one watt bulb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    You? Brighter than lights? Maybe if it's a one watt bulb.
    Nope, candle. We don't have electricity here in Canada. But we do have Internet though
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Totally agree. We're much brighter than lights.
    WAY brighter than "Lights" for sure and it's a just a simple pain in the @ss to get here in OC.

    Where's the mods, are you listening? You should since you put us over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    Nah.I said "his".
    OK. Here's anothr hint. The first part of his name is the opposite of the word, "low".
    He was probably banned for posting bike stuff in the OC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nebelwerfer42 View Post

    JM01 is right. Most of the posts so far in Off Camber are disappointing. The forum will not survive if it cannot attract mature and responsible members who wish to discuss more serious matters.
    i believe that discussion of poop, parking lot posers, and non-thoughts is entirely relevant to the forum, and if you pay attention you'll notice a superfluity of mature, responsible members conversing elegantly about these topics.

    clearly the subject matter and level of discussion exceeds your ability to participate. Not to worry, there is a forum you can participate in and feel right at home.

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    ^^^ Necromancer of dead threads....

    Oh wait, wrong thread.
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    Hello again Admin/Mods could you do us a favor and lock this thread as well. It seems to be another entrance to spamming OC. Thanks.

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