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Velonews Forum is done---it is official.
Last Post 06/03/2013 12:56 PM by Cosmic Kid. 41 Replies.
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bobswire

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05/29/2013 05:07 PM
Gone but not forgiven, I mean forgotten but I'll still venture over there to read the articles.

longslowdistance

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05/29/2013 05:15 PM
Posted By CERV __ on 05/29/2013 04:51 PM
 
The personal attacks originating from a small group of posters that were allowed to go on over there was one of the things that drove people away.


Amen Brother.
pikeHillRoad

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05/29/2013 06:02 PM
Yep, the playing nice is...nice. Also true that many pillars of the phorum are mostly absent her. What happened to CK and kidwok to name two?
Bodynazi

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05/29/2013 06:13 PM
yes, call Ripley's that the douche contingency has not raised their collective head here [yet]. Amazing. And rather nice. Goes to show that a few assclowns can have a significant [negative] affect on a board
C2K_Rider

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05/29/2013 06:33 PM
They have their facebook posters on almost every article on their main page. So, what use was the forum for them? No use at all. Not surprising they gave it up. Indeed, they probably forgot about it years ago and were surprised to find it still existed!
6ix

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05/29/2013 07:14 PM
The drawback to using Facebook as the source for comments is that they are limited to the stories published on the site itself. With the forum, you could ask a question about just about anything. I remember asking about construction loans, so it didn't have to be a technical question. The advice I received was very helpful. I found the most of the forumites were very well educated and knowledgable in their chosen field. Sure, there was a small group of complete crazies (with one of them using no-less-than 7 screennames!), but you'll get that with any sampling of the general public.

Anyhow, the biggest loss is the ability to post a topic about anything.
jacques_anquetil

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05/29/2013 09:45 PM
brilliant yo mike! absolutely great.
79pmooney

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05/29/2013 10:55 PM
CERV, we have it on good authority that there are only about 10 of us. (I forget the source; flicker?) What you are seeing is the approximately 16 apiece usernames each of us are using.

If I seem a little spacier than usual, it's because I am trying to keep all mine straight. It's hard!

Ben
CERV

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05/29/2013 11:09 PM
maybe he was extrapolating that based on the number of user names he had over there
Inferno7

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05/30/2013 09:51 AM
The parasite killed the site
canucklehead

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05/30/2013 10:16 AM
i quit going to the Velonews forum due to the idiocy of a few of the posters like polish, 7th spear, etc... is there anyway that they can be actually kept away from ruining this forum at all? is there any way to block them if they do somehow manage to worm their way into here? i'm glad the velonews forum is done, it served it's purpose for a long time but really went downhill due to a couple of the circle jerks there. this is better.
C2K_Rider

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05/30/2013 12:39 PM
Posted By Evan Solida on 05/29/2013 07:14 PM

Anyhow, the biggest loss is the ability to post a topic about anything.


Yes, for the users, but of no value to VN!
longslowdistance

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05/30/2013 04:39 PM
Ditto canucklehead.
Keith Richards

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05/30/2013 05:54 PM
Well, I have moderator functions, but Steve is in charge of who gets access to the forum and who doesn't.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
RNDDUDE

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05/30/2013 05:59 PM
i would hope that because this site is a personal endeavor instead of a corporate one, if it has an infiltration of lunatics, it would be much easier to get them banned.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
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