Rat Rod wrote:CRASH wrote:I think you need to hit puberty first.
Ha Ha...believe it or not, that is a requirement.
So you guys don't want me anymore....
Talk about all things Rat Rod Bikes.
So you guys don't want me anymore....
you cant point a finger at Yoothgeye ... you got to point like 6 or 8 .. har ... Ok I just wanted to kid also
he has a really good thing going there for the kids.. I am guilty .. I pop in say nice bike ..leave a smart butt comment ..
and am gone But once the rumored rat rod bikes TV show is on right after american pickers.. we will have even more
stuff to talk about ..
I love the smell of fresh barn finds in the morning
I would guess that without all the non-productive chatting, the number of build threads would drop. That yammering is what makes it fun for me. I might as well build the bike without posting anything here at all otherwise.
I tried being serious, but it was boring.
For what it's worth, I have links back to this place, the CABE, Southern Maryland Powder Coating (he gets lots of my money), and chess.com (because I like playing chess) on my BICYCLES webpage, seen here:
How Come I'm Not In Charge?
I do like the talking also, but I don't look at some of the build threads anymore because you can go pages and pages and pages and see more ***** and catburgers than bicycles. I also like the fact that the language is clean, though in person I cuss a lot. I think that cussing would lead to more flame posts and critical bashing type talk. That is one of the best things about RRB, that everyone is accepting of others builds, processes, and results.
Good job RRB!!!!
Do not hope for an easy life, hope for the strength to endure a hard one.
Sometimes it's fun when a thread goes OT, and ventures into the ridiculous. I've had a few belly laughs trading goofy posts with some of the crew at the CABE. The only flip side of that is when a thread drifts into hot button stuff- arguments over politics, and religion can sour the vibe on a site quickly. And, I have to admit, I've been guilty of jumping in against my better judgment, and letting fly. No more. I have other sites to visit where I can talk all the politics and current events I want. I come to the bike sites to GET AWAY from that stuff.
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I understand completely, RR. I'm a Mod at an HD site, and threads go OT at the drop of a hat. There's usually a group of suspects that seem to do it all the time, but I've learned that it's just part of life on forums.
Our current stats:
Generally, we have 650-1000 members signed in at any one time.
For a while, I started pruning threads, deleting posts that were OT or seemed to be jacking the threads, but then I got bombarded with PMs of "Where's my post?"
Sticky threads I generally post, then close. Keeps them sanitary and free from jacking.
A warning every once and a while seems to keep threads on topic, and being consistant about it workls as well. As well, we have NO PEOPLE under the age of 18, so for adults, you'd THINK a message of keeping threads OT would be listened to more.
Even thought the cabe has tons of members its like no one ever responds to anything over there, your right, much better conversation over here, you see the same post for days even weeks on most of the sub forums over there, unmoved. From what I have seen not as much raw talent over there either.
If your psycho and you know it clap your hands! (That's your cue)
I need to be monitoring threads more (but I've been busy this week with VBS, lets go off-topic about it), but I missed this one and have already been mentioned twice!
I've never been to the CABE, not once. I came here because I built a flat black bike with whitewalls and red rims and someone saw it and led me mere. Once I got here I saw Steve's signature line and intro and I knew I was in the right place.
My daughter can read now and I don't care if she sees what you guys write. My son loves the bike photos and I'm not afraid to click into any thread to show him bikes without having to scan it ahead of time.
I like off-topic, because that's what happens in real life conversations... at least it does with me.
Schwinnray69, we still want you here buddy!
Steve, thanks for all you do to allow us to talk a lot.
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