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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:54 pm 
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Don't forget.. Or .. Never underestimate the exclusive club of self promoting band of brothers


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:01 pm 
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gm1230126 wrote:
As I said long ago, entries and vote. Comments can be made when the voting's over Posting ones bike only to have three of his friends log in and quote so the pics reappear for a page and a half hogging the thread and all this bantering ruin it. I think it's fun but entries, votes and outcome is what it should be and no commenting until the voting's over. JMO nothing more.



That is sensible, and would cut out the spats. But it would also remove virtualy all sense of competition from the thing.

The eventual outcome would be that everyone dutifully posts a pic or two of their latest favourite, then votes for themselves. Okay - that's the extreme scenario, but you would certainly get a massive field with a couple of votes for each and no real sense of a contest.

If you submit a bike for public approval and rating, you should expect to attract criticism as well as plaudits. That way, only bikes whose owners are confident in their offering will get entered - and you don't need any formal pre-qualification nonsense.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:18 pm 
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Yours being the exception I take it
How many of the others get ridden all the time PAL 8)


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yeti-man wrote:
band of brothers


Talking of Band of Brothers, I had a baseball bat delivered to me yesterday thats been signed by 'Wild' Bill Guarnere and 'Babe' Heffron! 8)

Ooops, have I taken this away from voting for old bikes?


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makster wrote:
yeti-man wrote:
band of brothers


Talking of Band of Brothers, I had a baseball bat delivered to me yesterday thats been signed by 'Wild' Bill Guarnere and 'Babe' Heffron! 8)

Ooops, have I taken this away from voting for old bikes?


... U left out th self promoting part ;-)


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yeti-man wrote:
makster wrote:
yeti-man wrote:
band of brothers


Talking of Band of Brothers, I had a baseball bat delivered to me yesterday thats been signed by 'Wild' Bill Guarnere and 'Babe' Heffron! 8)

Ooops, have I taken this away from voting for old bikes?


... U left out th self promoting part ;-)


Bugger. I'm amazing, vote for me!!


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If you send me the hat I will vote for you


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:51 pm 
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doctor-bond wrote:
gm1230126 wrote:
As I said long ago, entries and vote. Comments can be made when the voting's over Posting ones bike only to have three of his friends log in and quote so the pics reappear for a page and a half hogging the thread and all this bantering ruin it. I think it's fun but entries, votes and outcome is what it should be and no commenting until the voting's over. JMO nothing more.



That is sensible, and would cut out the spats. But it would also remove virtualy all sense of competition from the thing.

The eventual outcome would be that everyone dutifully posts a pic or two of their latest favourite, then votes for themselves. Okay - that's the extreme scenario, but you would certainly get a massive field with a couple of votes for each and no real sense of a contest.

If you submit a bike for public approval and rating, you should expect to attract criticism as well as plaudits. That way, only bikes whose owners are confident in their offering will get entered - and you don't need any formal pre-qualification nonsense.



Your forgetting how many different people post in this thread every month, what maybe 75 and there's over 150 votes. So it won't be everybody voting for their own. There are clearly standouts every month.


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Just home from a long afternoon ride (and a lengthy walk) and figured what better time to upload my entry. For your consideration, my '97 STS DS complete with mud and flat tire.

Who said these beasts don't get ridden?


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But it smells of cigarette smoke and is covered in sand!


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