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tv_vt
04-22-2015, 07:10 PM
No offense to anyone, but it's kinda funny seeing the one-after-the-other-after-the-other quickie comments in the Gallery sections by newer members, I'm assuming to get their post counts up high enough to participate in the Classifieds.

Welcome guys. Hope you enjoy the Forum as much as I have.

And I think this is my 2000th post!:banana:

dustyrider
04-22-2015, 07:11 PM
Nice! :)

Cicli
04-22-2015, 07:26 PM
No offence to anyone, How long must a new to the forum long time cyclist lurk before they are a valid member here?

miguel
04-22-2015, 07:32 PM
50?

Frankwurst
04-22-2015, 08:01 PM
No offence to anyone, How long must a new to the forum long time cyclist lurk before they are a valid member here?

Until you know the secret handshake.:beer:

eippo1
04-22-2015, 08:03 PM
Until you know the secret handshake.:beer:

Doesn't one need the Campy chain tool to perform the secret handshake? :p

zmudshark
04-22-2015, 08:05 PM
There are members here that the majority of their posts have been 'nice' or 'wish it was my size'. They have thousands of posts.

I won't sell to or buy from them and use the ignore feature.

beeatnik
04-22-2015, 08:21 PM
Zmud, I like your style.


I'll sell to anyone. I dont go to the classifieds for charity.

Shortsocks
04-22-2015, 08:26 PM
No offense to anyone, but it's kinda funny seeing the one-after-the-other-after-the-other quickie comments in the Gallery sections by newer members, I'm assuming to get their post counts up high enough to participate in the Classifieds.

Welcome guys. Hope you enjoy the Forum as much as I have.

And I think this is my 2000th post!:banana:

What? really? Gallery Section? Honestly I had no clue that there was a Gallery Section to Post in. Can someone Link me?

Broken
04-22-2015, 08:26 PM
No offense to anyone, but it's kinda funny seeing the one-after-the-other-after-the-other quickie comments in the Gallery sections by newer members, I'm assuming to get their post counts up high enough to participate in the Classifieds.

Welcome guys. Hope you enjoy the Forum as much as I have.

And I think this is my 2000th post!:banana:

+1:banana:

slidey
04-22-2015, 08:28 PM
OP: -1

I say, to each their own.

Zmud, *I like your style*.


I'll sell to anyone. I dont go to the classifieds for charity.

Man, you've been styling your way up the post count haven't you :fight:

:banana:

beeatnik
04-22-2015, 08:35 PM
Wish I could trade post counts. 2000 plus is shameful.

Any of you with single digit counts interested?:fight:

Broken
04-22-2015, 08:36 PM
Wish I could trade post counts. 2000 plus is shameful.

Any of you with single digit counts interested?:fight:

Sure!

Cicli
04-22-2015, 08:40 PM
Nice.


Post count +1 :fight:

unterhausen
04-22-2015, 08:45 PM
forum admins can adjust your post count to whatever smaller number you feel is less shameful -- might require a transfer of funds. I have a ridiculous number of posts on another forum, although many are mod related

donevwil
04-22-2015, 08:46 PM
There are members here that the majority of their posts have been 'nice' or 'wish it was my size'. They have thousands of posts.

I won't sell to or buy from them and use the ignore feature.

Ignore feature ? Please inform, I think I've been missing out on something.

unterhausen
04-22-2015, 09:06 PM
Ignore feature ? Please inform, I think I've been missing out on something.

I think this link will get you to your ignore list http://forums.thepaceline.net/profile.php?do=ignorelist

kurto
04-22-2015, 09:06 PM
Sorry. I got a little carried away.

Most of the bikes in the gallery are nice. There's not a ton more to say.

dcama5
04-22-2015, 09:08 PM
There are members here that the majority of their posts have been 'nice' or 'wish it was my size'. They have thousands of posts.

I won't sell to or buy from them and use the ignore feature.

Might be a little too judgmental. I always assumed that those posts (like "seat tube one cm shorter and this would be mine") in the Classified section were just ways to bump a nice frameset or bike back to the top for a good seller without the usual "bump" in the message line.

Cicli
04-22-2015, 09:09 PM
Might be a little too judgmental. I always assumed that those posts (like "seat tube one cm shorter and this would be mine") in the Classified section were just ways to bump a nice frameset or bike back to the top for a good seller without the usual "bump" in the message line.

Yep.

Bump and post count +1 :fight::banana:

Lewis Moon
04-22-2015, 09:36 PM
There are members here that the majority of their posts have been 'nice' or 'wish it was my size'. They have thousands of posts.

I won't sell to or buy from them and use the ignore feature.

Nice. Wish this was my size.

Miller76
04-22-2015, 09:44 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/22/649c6103d3bfc98de82cad8de9f9ffcf.jpg

Bruce K
04-22-2015, 10:05 PM
For some reason I remember my post #2001.:rolleyes:

No one has ever asked to have their post count reduced that I am aware of......

But we have reduced a few of those "Me too" guys when it was obvious what they were up to.

BK

eippo1
04-22-2015, 10:17 PM
For some reason I remember my post #2001.:rolleyes:

No one has ever asked to have their post count reduced that I am aware of......

But we have reduced a few of those "Me too" guys when it was obvious what they were up to.

BK

Only thing about the "nice" and "sweet build" comments from the newbs is that sometimes it bumps up a bike that I may have missed back when it was first posted. Case in point would be KJMUNC's Dogma. Missed it before and was glad to see it brought to my attention for viewing. I am a serious lover of bike porn. It's one of the main reasons I keep returning to work seasonally in a shop -- it's like being a bouncer in a strip joint.

nighthawk
04-22-2015, 11:38 PM
Man, you've been styling your way up the post count haven't you :fight:

:banana:

I believe I originated " I like your style" on the forum. Beeatnik has been biting my style ever since. I get proxy credit for at least half his posts.;)

Louis
04-22-2015, 11:43 PM
Pikers.

Henrythewound
04-22-2015, 11:45 PM
Yes, I need 30 posts before I can reply in the classifieds, trying not to be annoying about it but the requirement is there

Louis
04-22-2015, 11:48 PM
Yes, I need 30 posts before I can reply in the classifieds, trying not to be annoying about it but the requirement is there

What are you looking for and why?

Edit: Just trying to help you out. :)

JAllen
04-23-2015, 01:25 AM
I'll be making my first proper classifieds post in a bit once I get my ducks in a row. My very first post was COMPLETELY embarrassing. I unknowingly posted in the classifieds asking (very vaguely I might add) for help on identify a set a campy ventos. I was trying to find out what year, compatibility and so on, but didn't exactly spell it out clearly... I got picked apart. Lol but almost 400 posts later, I'm addicted. It's all your guys fault for being kind, funny, and helpful.

Henrythewound
04-23-2015, 01:48 AM
What are you looking for and why?

Edit: Just trying to help you out. :)

Looking for non-roadie road frame. Bought a CAAD10 looking to move parts to something steel with character and the ability to run a bit wider tires. I've seen some interesting bikes/frames in the classifieds and have been unable to reply to the ads due to my new membership here.

beeatnik
04-23-2015, 04:29 AM
I believe I originated " I like your style" on the forum. Beeatnik has been biting my style ever since. I get proxy credit for at least half his posts.;)

I misappropriated it from Eddie Murphy playing Muhammad Ali. The actual line is "I admire your style."


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8750/17056425459_bf4410fca5_o.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7709/17216652086_9d104554a7_o.jpg

Joe Piscopo: Hello again, everybody! Joe Piscopo, LIVE, Sportstime! The big story: Clay! Cassius! Mouth! Big! Fight! Liston! What's the story, Cassius?

Cassius Clay: I can't believe Sonny Liston's getting inside the ring with me! Getting in with me, Cassius Clay! The man's a disgrace to boxing! He's too old to be fighting me! The man's 32-years-old! 32! The man's ready for a rocking chair! I guarantee the world -- I'm gonna shock the world, prove the world, I'm the greatest fighter of all time! Destroy this man, and I'm gonna keep the Heavyweight Championship of the world for five years straight, then I'm gonna retire from the boxing game, healthy, happy, rich and pretty! I'm the greatest fighter of all time!

[ cut back to Joe in the studio, modern day ]

Joe Piscopo: Well, 20 years later, here! Now! Muhammad Ali! [ Muhammad Ali appears via satellite, aged ] What's the story, Mohammed?

Muhammad Ali: I like your show, I admire your style... But with a face so cheap, I won't be back for a while.

adhumston
04-23-2015, 06:48 AM
On the flips side of the argument, there are those of us on the forum who simply don't like to post, but would like to utilize the classifieds section (I'm assuming I'm not the only one). Perhaps, as on other forums I'm a member of, a donation could be made to facilitate the use of the classifieds without meeting the minimum post requirements?

I don't visit the forum everyday to just simply buy/sell items (though I do plenty of that). I've gleaned tons of useful information simply from utilizing the search function and a bit of patience. With that being said, if I have information to share that may help someone out, I don't hesitate to contribute. Unfortunately I'm not near as knowledgeable, nor do I have the experience as many on the forum, so my contributions simply aren't as "impressive".

In the end however, this is simply the best forum I've been a part of - cycling related or otherwise. While I may not make a huge contribution post count wise, I definitely spend a lot of time here, whether searching for some useful information, admiring the bikes in the gallery section (specifically lusting after the Kirks and Speedvagens I hope to someday acquire), or just reading random posts in the General section.... I enjoy it all!

nighthawk
04-23-2015, 07:32 AM
I misappropriated it from Eddie Murphy playing Muhammad Ali. The actual line is "I admire your style."

<snip>

Eddie's misappropriating my style, too!

Seriously, though. I do admire your style, Beeatnik. All meant in the spirit of fun.

Fishy1923
04-23-2015, 07:37 AM
+1 to the above as that's how I feel. I am having to get my post count up too and I'm not a big poster. I understand the reasoning, though. I've been a member on Slowtwitch since 07 (yes, I'm a recovering triathlete turned roadie) and I probably have 100-200 posts, if that.

tjk23
04-23-2015, 07:49 AM
I'm in the same boat. I am on this forum, everyday several times a day. I visit the site to gain information and knowledge. I don't post a lot because due to several reasons; many time my thoughts have already been stated by someone else or I don't want to offend others if my views differ. I posted once about not being able to use the classifieds and received a less than stellar response which to my came off as snarky. I like this forum and will continue to visit it and I have missed out on several things I would like to purchase due to low post count.
I wish the policy was no selling in the classifieds unless you have the appropriate post count number. To me that would make more sense and keep people from just trying to profit from selling their merchandise, and never contributing to the forum.
Hope this puts me one post closer to "classified user status".

William
04-23-2015, 08:07 AM
The post count restriction was put in place because we didn't want the forum to be classifieds centric, we want it to be more of a sideline for our discussion community. We want you to join in the discussions and share your experiences... and after a little time: "oh yea, if you have some stuff for sale, you can do it over there".:)

The added bonus to participation is to build a bit of a rapport/rep before joining in the classifieds. For some it makes it a little easier to sell goods to newer members with little to no track record.







William

tumbler
04-23-2015, 09:55 AM
I quite like the post count requirement. I stumbled onto PL through a link somewhere else that took me to the classifieds. I was interested in the item, but couldn't participate due to the post count requirement. I noticed a lot of other cool stuff in the classifieds, and then in the General Discussion section, and figured I would hang around and see what this place was about. I probably did a little "Nice bike!" posting at first, but I still do that today when someone has a nice bike (online and in person) so I guess I can't help it.

My guess is that some of the new members who make short posts are actually sincere (I believe I was), but are still getting the lay of the land and aren't ready to post a complete writeup of their weekend ride or ask for advice on vacation plans, car buying, or underwear mishaps (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=161726) to strangers who may or may not be decent human beings. As I hung around, I realized that PL was full of decent human beings and I have enjoyed coming here for discussions and swapping gear. Long story short: veterans shouldn't judge the short posters too quickly, and newbies shouldn't complain about the measly post count requirement.

MattTuck
04-23-2015, 10:06 AM
I have used the classifieds section from time to time and actually sold one thing. I read recently that something sold on the classifieds section turned out to be stolen, which is pretty crummy.

I am a capitalist, so I like to see an efficient market in action, but I'm not so sure that Paceline needs to be that market. There are plenty of other online market places that you can sell your wares. I'd be ok with a post count of 100. Heck, if I were actually buying a bike on the classifieds, I think I'd want to recognize the name of the seller from his/her posts in the general forum.

I got the feeling that a lot of the deals on the classifieds used to be 'buddy pricing', pretty good deals for friends. I'm not if that is still the case, but it seems that having lots of folks trolling the classifieds makes it harder to have that kind of community vibe.

FlashUNC
04-23-2015, 10:13 AM
I realized that PL was full of decent human beings and I have enjoyed coming here for discussions and swapping gear.

I must only be hanging out in the "Jerks" subforum. Who are these decent people you speak of? :bike:

cinema
04-23-2015, 10:27 AM
nice post +1

tumbler
04-23-2015, 12:22 PM
I must only be hanging out in the "Jerks" subforum. Who are these decent people you speak of? :bike:

This thread (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=166720) has a solid list of them, with FlashUNC at the top of the list! :cool:

beeatnik
04-23-2015, 12:25 PM
Eddie's misappropriating my style, too!

Seriously, though. I do admire your style, Beeatnik. All meant in the spirit of fun.

nighthawk, i like your good-natured style.

mods, please transfer 40% of my post count to nighthawk :hello:

blessthismess
04-23-2015, 12:43 PM
Sweet thread! Wish It was my size.

:beer:

beeatnik
04-23-2015, 12:49 PM
thread, I like your style

although threadless is nice as well:

www.catella.net

http://www.cxmagazine.com/2015-sea-otter-day-two-american-classic-basso-redline-vee/12

donn12
04-23-2015, 12:51 PM
thread, I like your style

although threadless is nice as well:

www.catella.net

http://www.cxmagazine.com/2015-sea-otter-day-two-american-classic-basso-redline-vee/12

nice!

Drmojo
04-23-2015, 01:01 PM
I'm in the same boat. I am on this forum, everyday several times a day. I visit the site to gain information and knowledge. I don't post a lot because due to several reasons; many time my thoughts have already been stated by someone else or I don't want to offend others if my views differ. I posted once about not being able to use the classifieds and received a less than stellar response which to my came off as snarky. I like this forum and will continue to visit it and I have missed out on several things I would like to purchase due to low post count.
I wish the policy was no selling in the classifieds unless you have the appropriate post count number. To me that would make more sense and keep people from just trying to profit from selling their merchandise, and never contributing to the forum.
Hope this puts me one post closer to "classified user status".
I lurk
I love it
if you can't say something nice....say something ridiculous!!!:bike:

FlashUNC
04-23-2015, 01:09 PM
This thread (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=166720) has a solid list of them, with FlashUNC at the top of the list! :cool:

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/45/45a6e8aa47021204c169b1c69c6bf5ae49c3be80b976a34d93 b27dc4a8456b67.jpg

redir
04-23-2015, 01:26 PM
I'm just posting this so I can see what my post count is up to... BRB.

redir
04-23-2015, 01:27 PM
Wow 2,330 make that 2,331. Now I feel ashamed at all that time wasted when I could have been riding :(


:D

Fatty
04-23-2015, 01:30 PM
I like balloons

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcROomnmX5nyXQrqwHCR05p0EHHj_QQBN ewypF2wusNMECdq7Q1tFA !

redir
04-23-2015, 01:35 PM
This thread (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=166720) has a solid list of them, with FlashUNC at the top of the list! :cool:

That's very nice! I wasn't sure what you were alluding too LOL. I'm glad to have read that. That's the way I remember this forum :)

EPIC! Stratton
04-23-2015, 01:38 PM
Wow 2,330 make that 2,331. Now I feel ashamed at all that time wasted when I could have been riding :(


:D

This is how I feel when I realize how much time I spend on various forums.

redir
04-23-2015, 02:07 PM
This is how I feel when I realize how much time I spend on various forums.

Yup this forum is peanuts as opposed to my guitar related forums hahaha.

rugbysecondrow
04-23-2015, 02:38 PM
This is how I feel when I realize how much time I spend on various forums.

Bathroom time

(flush)

jlyon
04-23-2015, 03:37 PM
If I knurl my post count will it keep it from slipping?

shovelhd
04-23-2015, 03:40 PM
If I knurl my post count will it keep it from slipping?

Only if you use a liberal application of carbon paste.

Miller76
04-23-2015, 08:44 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/23/2e2e7e98ad35c89d054601c4b7b97f79.jpg

kittytrail
04-24-2015, 05:57 AM
Only if you use a liberal application of carbon paste.

could you instead use a conservative amount of crabon paste if you're so inclined? :rolleyes:

shovelhd
04-24-2015, 09:34 AM
could you instead use a conservative amount of crabon paste if you're so inclined? :rolleyes:

Absolutely. Carbon paste is politically correct.

kittytrail
04-24-2015, 10:06 AM
oopsie! forgot that i do not use crabon seatposts and bars, seats, seat rails, cages, stems and more anymore. so long for any attempt at political thread derailment... :D

now only twenty-sumethin' posts to go until i can go post in the classified section! yay! should take all of 2015 and a good part of 2016 to reach such a lofty goal! :banana:

seanile
04-24-2015, 10:06 AM
new guys who are "missing out on deals"....you don't need 30 posts to buy...just private message the seller
:confused:

warren128
04-24-2015, 10:58 AM
new guys who are "missing out on deals"....you don't need 30 posts to buy...just private message the seller
:confused:

That's what I did to buy something here, but the "missing out on deals" part works both ways. You guys missed out on some of the things that I could have sold here, that ended up on eBay instead. But I respect the rules and in the end, I got good prices on my stuff anyway.

I found this forum through doing some research on some technical questions and I was impressed by this forum's depth of experience and its friendly atmosphere. I will post a better intro in the appropriate place when I have more time.

--Warren

firerescuefin
04-24-2015, 11:07 AM
That's what I did to buy something here, but the "missing out on deals" part works both ways. You guys missed out on some of the things that I could have sold here, that ended up on eBay instead. But I respect the rules and in the end, I got good prices on my stuff anyway.

I found this forum through doing some research on some technical questions and I was impressed by this forum's depth of experience and its friendly atmosphere. I will post a better intro in the appropriate place when I have more time.

--Warren

Warren,

People like doing business with established members on here, because they are...."established".

More than a few folks have joined and dumped stuff on here that looked like they could have been "a deal". No one is kicking themselves because of all the "deals" we are missing out on from people that are new or been here for a year or less but have no desire to contribute to the forum.

Ken Robb
04-24-2015, 11:13 AM
I got the feeling that a lot of the deals on the classifieds used to be 'buddy pricing', pretty good deals for friends. I'm not if that is still the case, but it seems that having lots of folks trolling the classifieds makes it harder to have that kind of community vibe.

This thread is so old this comment may get lost but I think it's worth posting. There has been "bro-pricing" in our classifieds. Then there were instances where a buyer who enjoyed that turned around and immediately sold the goods for a profit. Not surprisingly some of the sellers who thought they were helping a forumite get something for his own use were miffed to see a quick flip. Other sellers were more sanguine and figured once the goods were sold what the buyer did was none of there business. I understand both points of view but flippers do detract a little from the warm,fuzzy feelings we like to encourage here.

I try to avoid these situations by responding to WTB posts in the thread or even in a private message. The trouble with PMs is many of us don't notice that we have one waiting for us so it may seem like the WTB poster doesn't want to answer.

Sometimes I'll get a return post from a person other than the OP asking to buy my item IF the OP doesn't want it. Those folks are considerate of our feeling of community and I'm usually happy for them to be in a backup position. OTOH someone who seems to want to buy my item "out-from-under" the OP isn't a guy I want to deal with in this case.

There have been threads debating whether it's right for a seller here to sell to anyone other than the first responder to a FS ad. I think it is. This isn't an auction site. There are people I have "known" here for years and consider friends. I would certainly try to let them have my stuff. I would be comfortable that the deal would go smoothly and I would feel I was helping a pal. Sometimes the needed item is of relatively little monetary value so while I might feel moved to sell it to a pal whom I feel has been a valuable contributing forumite I might not want to go to the trouble of wrapping/packaging the stuff and make a trip to the post office to sell it to a stranger for a few bucks.

warren128
04-24-2015, 11:28 AM
Warren,

People like doing business with established members on here, because they are...."established".

More than a few folks have joined and dumped stuff on here that looked like they could have been "a deal". No one is kicking themselves because of all the "deals" we are missing out on from people that are new or been here for a year or less but have no desire to contribute to the forum.

Of course, I fully understand this. :)

Miller76
04-24-2015, 07:22 PM
Do responses to this post count towards my post count? 😉

Lucasp
04-25-2015, 12:33 PM
While, I came for the classified to buy parts, I've been enjoying the general discussions and look forward to being apart of the community.

JAllen
04-25-2015, 12:42 PM
While, I came for the classified to buy parts, I've been enjoying the general discussions and look forward to being apart of the community.

Besides the amount of time you'll spend on here, you won't regret it. It's a great place for all level's of knowledge and different kind of riders too.