Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:18 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 145 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 ... 15  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:16 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:50 am
Posts: 313
Location: Portlandia, OR, USA
Is it me, or is BoTM a very divisive activity - it almost destroyed VRC and every time is poke my head in here to see what's up, there are mean-spirited jabs being taken in BoTM...

Or it could just be gm123456789...

BoTM COULD be so much more, without all the bellyaching and bicker (he said, ironically adding to the bickering)

oh well. as you were.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:28 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:13 pm
Posts: 987
Location: Aspen Park
My vote is going to the Reese's bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:30 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
Pumpy's Bear
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 pm
Posts: 8145
Location: Hereford
RichieB wrote:
Is it me, or is BoTM a very divisive activity - it almost destroyed VRC and every time is poke my head in here to see what's up, there are mean-spirited jabs being taken in BoTM...


Generally people subscribe to the "if I've got nothing positive to say, I'll say nothing" although BoTM does generate some great discussion each month.

The key however is that there are varied, consistently top quality bikes entered month after month and that's not being bought down by the mean spirited haters - better to be a contender than a never was!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:05 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:33 am
Posts: 5487
Location: WI, USA
Go back month after month boys and see that others have also brought up the numbers of pictures posted. If you mods aren't going to level the playing field by sticking to the vary rules that were posted in the first thread...what then? There was nothing mean spirited meant by pointing put the rules. If you didn't notice Matt is new to the forum...so what's wrong with pointing put a few things. NO bad was meant from my side and if you took it that way Matt...I certainly do apologize.

Now can we get back to some more bikes?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:23 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider

Joined: Tue May 01, 2007 6:41 am
Posts: 3402
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Well i like the Fuquay, that is a true thing of beauty.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:17 am 
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:16 pm
Posts: 9939
Location: ÜberUnderbidder
RichieB wrote:
Is it me, or is BoTM a very divisive activity - it almost destroyed VRC and every time is poke my head in here to see what's up, there are mean-spirited jabs being taken in BoTM...

Or it could just be gm123456789...

BoTM COULD be so much more, without all the bellyaching and bicker (he said, ironically adding to the bickering)

oh well. as you were.


some discord keeps things interesting, and it never goes too far, like over on the VRC. Things remain somewhat civil, then we all kiss and make up. The mods do a good job as well...perhaps you should poke your head in more often...or not :wink:

Kevin has been a bit edgy lately in his posts...hmmm, ever since GT was voted uncool...coincidence? I think not :wink: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:20 am 
BoTM | rBoTY Winner
BoTM | rBoTY Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:50 am
Posts: 791
Location: Singapore
GoldenEraMTB wrote:
RichieB wrote:
Is it me, or is BoTM a very divisive activity - it almost destroyed VRC and every time is poke my head in here to see what's up, there are mean-spirited jabs being taken in BoTM...

Or it could just be gm123456789...

BoTM COULD be so much more, without all the bellyaching and bicker (he said, ironically adding to the bickering)

oh well. as you were.


some discord keeps things interesting, and it never goes too far, like over on the VRC. Things remain somewhat civil, then we all kiss and make up. The mods do a good job as well...perhaps you should poke your head in more often...or not :wink:

Kevin has been a bit edgy lately in his posts...hmmm, ever since GT was voted uncool...coincidence? I think not :wink: :lol:


Yea, when I tried to enter bikes for BOTM, two months in a row the mods went out of their way to slag my entries. Very above board.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:32 am 
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:16 pm
Posts: 9939
Location: ÜberUnderbidder
bushpig wrote:
GoldenEraMTB wrote:
RichieB wrote:
Is it me, or is BoTM a very divisive activity - it almost destroyed VRC and every time is poke my head in here to see what's up, there are mean-spirited jabs being taken in BoTM...

Or it could just be gm123456789...

BoTM COULD be so much more, without all the bellyaching and bicker (he said, ironically adding to the bickering)

oh well. as you were.


some discord keeps things interesting, and it never goes too far, like over on the VRC. Things remain somewhat civil, then we all kiss and make up. The mods do a good job as well...perhaps you should poke your head in more often...or not :wink:

Kevin has been a bit edgy lately in his posts...hmmm, ever since GT was voted uncool...coincidence? I think not :wink: :lol:


Yea, when I tried to enter bikes for BOTM, two months in a row the mods went out of their way to slag my entries. Very above board.


really man? I don't know...I guess it's a matter of perspective. The Merlin, though built with LX, was thought to be higher than mid-range, yet it wasn't disqualified. The WTB Phoenix Ti, (my holy grail bike for a couple of years), wasn't kept out, but was discussed due to its mostly modern kit.

It seems as if you entered them with some desire for them to be a bit controversial, but maybe not. You have many awesome, perfectly period correct bikes to enter, that would not only be void of controversy, but might get a bunch of votes...but what fun would that be, eh :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:40 am 
North Wales Deputy AEC
North Wales Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:50 am
Posts: 6218
RichieB wrote:
Is it me, or is BoTM a very divisive activity - it almost destroyed VRC and every time is poke my head in here to see what's up, there are mean-spirited jabs being taken in BoTM...

Or it could just be gm123456789...

BoTM COULD be so much more, without all the bellyaching and bicker (he said, ironically adding to the bickering)

oh well. as you were.


Of course any form of Competition has the innate ability to be devisive - but BoTM was and is 'competition' with a small 'c'. The true value of the exercise is to encourage all folk to show their bikes as they would have us see them - and this has been proven to be successful for many years.

The fact that VRC tried and failed could indicate an lack of understanding of the subtlty that has been maintained here - that 'winning' ain't the thing - whatever, that episode is history.

You say every time you 'poke your head in here' there is 'mean spirited jabs' at BoTM - I'm here all the time and I just don't see that at all. Having said that - citing the 'two picture rule' to a newbie is harsh... The two picture thing matters not a damn as they get trimmed down to one for the poll anyways.

Am very interested on how you think a BoTM could be so much more though...?

Mr K


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:43 am 
North Wales Deputy AEC
North Wales Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:50 am
Posts: 6218
bushpig wrote:

Yea, when I tried to enter bikes for BOTM, two months in a row the mods went out of their way to slag my entries. Very above board.


Sheesh.. it's enough to make a man start his own forum, ain't it! ;-) I trust you all feel each other's love regularly over the wall...! :)

Mr K


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 145 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 ... 15  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group