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post #1 of 33 Old 03-16-2010, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Soapbox Please!

Yeah, alright, this ain't about motorcycles. But it's important. It seems to me, and I could be wrong, that an evil mist is descending on this forum. I've seen it happen before. People start sniping at each other. Everyone's gotta be right. Egos get involved. I'm not trying to claim I'm an angel. I think this is something that just happens every once in a while. But I think we should be aware of it, because I'm starting to not like coming here. And I don't want that to happen.

This is a great place. I've met cool people through here. Shit, yesterday TOBJ took me fishing on his boat, brought lunch, and I caught a 70" sturgeon. Where else does that happen. You can focus too much on being right. Or nitpicking. Or getting defensive. And it can happen to all of us. And once it starts it breeds.

So, I just want to say, I would hope that all the members here think a little about what they want. I see new members posting quality stuff and then getting dumped on for dumb shit and it makes me want to just leave. But I don't want to do that.

This is a community just like any other and it is up to us to decide what kind of community it is going to be. The winds are shifting. And I don't like the smell.

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post #2 of 33 Old 03-16-2010, 01:04 AM
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I haven't seen the level of stuff you mention at all... where have I have been? Eventually people will work things out though. The only time I see negative outcomes is when moderators start deleting posts and leaving arguments hanging. Let people finish and the problems will get resolved. Censoring has never solved anything, that's why Glenn's site is a total POSNGFLAS. The mods always have the last say and that stings and it's also BS. Leave people be and things will eventually get resolved even if it takes a little bit. People may bring their kids on here, which I don't really understand unless it's pictures and most picture threads don't go south, so kids really shouldn't have much chance to see anything negative. And adults can make their own decisions to click out of any thread they want.
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sorry I can't....... I'm fishing today
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post #4 of 33 Old 03-16-2010, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe I'm tripping. I hope so. Could be the sunburn from the fishing trip addled my brains. (there weren't many to addle in the first place).

Not trying to be all preachy...I hope it didn't come off that way. I'm by no means perfect. I just like this place, that's all.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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post #5 of 33 Old 03-16-2010, 11:26 AM
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Come ride Lost Coast / Usal Road Thursday/Friday and all will be better.



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post #6 of 33 Old 03-16-2010, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! But how come everyone goes on rides when I have to work.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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I ride every other weekend. Usually one day 2up, and one day out for something challenging. I've posted quite a few rides here - some good, some EPIC - doesn't seem to attract much interest. The forum I frequent is centered around riding together. Although I could have it all wrong, I'm still new here. Do you all start riding a lot when the nice weather rolls in?

I grew up riding sport bikes, you think this forum is getting bad - check out BARF for good laugh.



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I just want to say as new comer, this has been a good forum. I figure when someone is getting testy, they are just trying to be cute. This is a KLR brotherhood. I wish I lived out west where I could go on some of your adventures and see what real KLR's do.

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I ride every other weekend. Usually one day 2up, and one day out for something challenging. I've posted quite a few rides here - some good, some EPIC - doesn't seem to attract much interest. The forum I frequent is centered around riding together. Although I could have it all wrong, I'm still new here. Do you all start riding a lot when the nice weather rolls in?

I grew up riding sport bikes, you think this forum is getting bad - check out BARF for good laugh.



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Yeah, I go on there sometimes. And I go for rides sometimes, too. Keep posting em up, man. I'm kinda limited to day trips right now cause of my little girl.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

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post #10 of 33 Old 03-16-2010, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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I just want to say as new comer, this has been a good forum. I figure when someone is getting testy, they are just trying to be cute. This is a KLR brotherhood. I wish I lived out west where I could go on some of your adventures and see what real KLR's do.
That's what I'm talking about! Brotherhood.

(And sisterhood, sorry)




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
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2008 KLR 650
RIP DM - Soon, we ride.

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