Who's been Back?
Last Post 05/29/2013 09:06 PM by Michael Carbajal. 98 Replies.
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jmdirt

Posts:755

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05/10/2013 08:43 AM
I haven't been back to the other site since making the move here.  Is anybody visiting both sites?  I figure it sends a message  that some people are gone and not reading their site any longer.  I know that they don't care about the froum but they might care that I'm not reading their news or reading their sponsor ads.
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/10/2013 08:51 AM
I've been checking back there. I find it fascinating in the same way as Pripyat, Ukraine or Centralia, Pennsylvania.
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
vtguy

Posts:250

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05/10/2013 09:05 AM
I just switched and since so many others also made the change I have no reason to visit the VN site.
Cosmic Kid

Posts:1192

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05/10/2013 09:19 AM
I check occasionally just to see if there are any stragglers left behind. I do the same thing on group rides....don't wanna see anyone get dropped!!

;-)
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
THE SKINNY

Posts:430

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05/10/2013 09:38 AM
i looked at it this morning when out of habit i clicked the velonews bookmark. i bought a hand bag for the little woman while i was there.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
bobswire

Posts:303

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05/10/2013 09:41 AM
Kinda sad watching the decline of the Velonews forum as the spambots take over.
THE SKINNY

Posts:430

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05/10/2013 09:49 AM
there's probably some kind of message in all this. like a phillip k. dick story.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Gonzo Cyclist

Posts:238

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05/10/2013 09:57 AM
no doubt bobswire, every time I check, it's out of control!!
Spud

Posts:216

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05/10/2013 10:00 AM
Don't look back
A new day is breakin'
It's been too long since I felt this way
I don't mind where I get taken
The road is callin'
Today is the day
Yo Mike

Posts:279

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05/10/2013 10:24 AM
Hello all.  I checked the old VN Forum this AM.  Inferno posted about the inventor of the Schwinn Stingray passing.  Nice article. I think the rest was SPAM

Thanks to KR for easing the transition, and special thanks to Steve here at Velonation for the welcome!

Mike
jmdirt

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05/10/2013 10:59 AM
Hey Steve, thanks for the new cyber home!

When I'm not logged in my actual name, Justin Maines, appears under topics that I have started. Once I log in it shows my user name, jmdirt. I'm not concerned about the crew seeing my name but thought that was odd. I don't need anonymity from the forumites but its nice to be invisible to googlers.
Cosmic Kid

Posts:1192

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05/10/2013 11:10 AM
jm, I noticed the same thing. I changed the name in my profile to match my screen name.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Patched Tube

Posts:29

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05/10/2013 11:31 AM
Auto clicked on my book mark this morning when I was doing my morning "internet routine". I may continue to take a peek in the same way one can't resist at looking at a bad car accident. It will be interesting to see if any of the members there decide to be in the dead enders club and continue to hang out.

I really should just delete th bookmark.... but bad car accidents and all that ;-)
-- that which cannot be proven as true must be regarded as false or not affirmed as true
79pmooney

Posts:1192

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05/10/2013 12:31 PM
For 10 years Velonews was my home page. Now it's Velonation. I'll go back and check periodically, but it will not get a bookmark. Sorry Velonews, you have to earn that.

Ben
Hoshie

Posts:123

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05/10/2013 01:40 PM
I just came today because I had log in issues. But now that I am all set, it's bye bye velonews except for some articles. They are going to lose a lot of page views I think which does translate to ad dollars since we were heavy users of the site and generated ad impressions.

J
PlanB

Posts:15

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05/10/2013 02:19 PM
I've not been back except to respond to a private message. I suppose this is my test post here. Can anyone explain the buttons above the typing pane? ('B', 'I', 'U', 'Quote') I know what they mean, but not how to use them on. Sorry if someone's already commented on this question!
Sweet Milk

Posts:93

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05/10/2013 02:27 PM
bold italics underline your point

Click on the button you desire and insert your text between the expressions e.g. the b and /b (I had to omit the square brackets that will show up, they need to be there)
Cosmic Kid

Posts:1192

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05/10/2013 02:28 PM
The automatically insert the correct syntax to Bold, Italicize, underline or quote. Just type or paste whatever you want to emphasize in the middle of the syntax after hitting the appropriate button.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
PlanB

Posts:15

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05/10/2013 03:25 PM
Got it, thanks.
iamus72

Posts:3

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05/10/2013 04:17 PM
Well since the only reason I went to VN anyway was to flap gums with the likes of you folks, I had no choice but to join this place. In other news, Kim Kardashian has big butt.
steve

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05/10/2013 06:05 PM
Hey everyone - thanks for the kind words and you are all very welcome here! I will try to get the username / real name thing sorted this weekend amongst other things.

Thanks again!
Steve
longslowdistance

Posts:744

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05/10/2013 06:33 PM
I went back today and read a weird flame about people leaving and "not supporting Velonews". If it's posts they want, they're getting gobs of support from spambots, hardly need actual human beings. If it's actual cycling fans they want (who might be interested in the advertisements they are paid to post) . . .
jookey

Posts:141

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05/10/2013 09:13 PM
Let the spammers take over...
Gonzo Cyclist

Posts:238

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05/10/2013 10:17 PM
I was just there, I feel dirty, now I feel like I need a shower!!
The Trolls are rejoicing over there.............
hackmechanic

Posts:8

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05/10/2013 10:33 PM
I would mostly like to see the moderators stop deleting the spam over there so we can all see how truly bad it is and know for certain the move is justified. (and for those feeling dirty for going back to Velonews, it wasn't the only forum I visit. I'm not sure the word "monogamy" applies to internet based forum relationships...)

(wonder if I can find the Fisher Price figure punk kid image again for my avitar...)
vtguy

Posts:250

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05/11/2013 09:23 AM
Just deleted my Competitor Forum bookmark.
Gonzo Cyclist

Posts:238

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05/12/2013 12:25 PM
was just there, the spambots have completely taken over, and some turd has proclaimed himself the king over there, very sad, but this place is 1000 times better
RNDDUDE

Posts:78

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05/12/2013 02:38 PM
Like Gonzo, I just went over there Sunday morning to see what remains, it's all spam but for 3 active posts with the usual gang of miscreants, now able to play in their own personal sandbox. Let's hope they stay there.....
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/12/2013 02:52 PM
I popped over, its like a comedy page over there.
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
RNDDUDE

Posts:78

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05/12/2013 06:41 PM
How many of the former moderators have jumped ship also?
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
79pmooney

Posts:1192

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05/12/2013 06:56 PM
RNDDUDE, Keith and Terrapin are active here. I think I saw 6ix also.

I took a quick visit over at the old place. The remaining three were gloating that the spam drove all of us out and they now have tho place to themselves. I gotta admit they're on to something. Spam will never talk back.

Ben
Dale

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05/13/2013 11:30 AM
If you want a real laugh go back to the old stomping grounds and look up pages 438, 437, 436... this was right after the new forum replaced the old one-- you remember, the one with the post tally? Anyway, it's a stroll down memory lane: Superfrenchie calling out LA, Danboo threatening to leave, AF whining that Barry called him out-- man, I laughed myself silly this morning reading some of that stuff.
Patched Tube

Posts:29

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05/14/2013 11:10 AM
If you really want a laugh check this thread out:


"Rally the Troops - Head Count - Still Here Check-in Thread"

http://forums.competitor.com/topic/100280

-- that which cannot be proven as true must be regarded as false or not affirmed as true
PC_Rider

Posts:9

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05/15/2013 12:30 AM
I'm just happy to have gotten through the registration hoops. I think that without the knowledge of others going through the busted security certificate and object not found errors I would have turned back already. It's kinda like putting out a 'go away' mat in front of the main door here.
Entheo

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05/15/2013 07:39 AM
here's band member's plea to the spambots for restraint...

"This board should be open for everyone to post. We dont mind a few posts about products we might be interested but that should not be the main reason you vist the board. The old mods wanted a spam free board, which we realize is not posible or ethical. The Velonews Forum is a place that welcomes everyone and everything, as long as its legal. So what I am asking is that you cut back on the amount of product posts you post on on this board and we might even click on some and buy a thing or two. Otherwise I would hate to hae it where it went back to the way it was before. Plus you will eventually ruin the board for everyone. I know that you guys in your country think Americans are great people to sell stuff to but there is only so much stuff we can buy.

Thanks for your cooperation."
dkri

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05/15/2013 07:40 AM
Holy nuts. Got curious about what it looked like over there. Saw this thread, entitled "Message to Spammers." I've got to think I've just taken the bait on this one, right? I'm dying laughing here. 

This board should be open for everyone to post. We dont mind a few posts about products we might be interested but that should not be the main reason you vist the board. The old mods wanted a spam free board, which we realize is not posible or ethical. The Velonews Forum is a place that welcomes everyone and everything, as long as its legal. So what I am asking is that you cut back on the amount of product posts you post on on this board and we might even click on some and buy a thing or two. Otherwise I would hate to hae it where it went back to the way it was before. Plus you will eventually ruin the board for everyone. I know that you guys in your country think Americans are great people to sell stuff to but there is only so much stuff we can buy.

Thanks for your cooperation.

[script removed]
formerly dkri
jrt1045

Posts:362

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05/15/2013 08:27 AM
I saw that, too DRKI. I spit out my coffee I was laughing so hard

Not like we didn't already know something was wrong with the guy. Guess he hasn't figured out the sound of one hand laughing

Jah
Cosmic Kid

Posts:1192

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05/15/2013 08:32 AM
Posted By Dave Kirkpatrick on 05/15/2013 07:40 AM
Holy nuts. Got curious about what it looked like over there. Saw this thread, entitled "Message to Spammers." I've got to think I've just taken the bait on this one, right?


Hammer meet nail. I've deleted all my bookmarks for the old board. No need to head back that way anymore.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
jacques_anquetil

Posts:234

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05/15/2013 08:49 AM
despite BM's earnest pleas, the spambots are not listening.

Ibex

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05/15/2013 11:17 AM
Saw that this morning as well, something is just not right with that lad
THE SKINNY

Posts:430

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05/15/2013 11:33 AM
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
nightfend

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05/15/2013 12:30 PM
I still visit the VeloNews website itself. I like posting in the comments section there. But, I no longer visit the their forums. It is pointless as the spam is 90% of the posts.
steve

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05/15/2013 08:07 PM
@PC_Rider - you are correct - there was no "Registration" option visible and the Login wasn't meant to bring any attention - we had given up on the forums a long time ago, and got caught by surprise - I'm working on getting things back in order, just need a little time.

Thanks!
Steve
RNDDUDE

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05/15/2013 08:22 PM
O, just vsted the od hauts, ad t as suspected. o moderators to cea up the spam...so the etre frst page s etrey spam. In fact the frst three pages are a spam except for the gag of 4 vainy attemptg to eep ther 3 threads ear the frot by "bumpg" them repeatedy. have ever, ever see such a eary compete exodus from a forum of ay ind, ad so quckly. Urea....
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
RNDDUDE

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05/15/2013 08:24 PM
Somehow my ast post got etrey garbed...ot sure why. Ths oe is a test.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
RNDDUDE

Posts:78

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05/15/2013 08:28 PM
One more try, testing, testing, testing.....OK, seems to be working now. I won't repost the first message, just fill in the missing letters and you will figure it out!
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
steve

Posts:119

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05/15/2013 08:33 PM
@RNDDUDE - that was me trying to figure out a REGEX for making it easier to link from here - i was trying to make a [url] [/url] option (sounded like some people would like an easier option], and it's not working as i expected (to say the least!) sorry about that!
sj
79pmooney

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05/15/2013 09:06 PM
Actually, RNDDUDE's first two posts bring a little nostalgia; the grammar and spelling I seem to be missing on this forum!

Ben
jrt1045

Posts:362

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05/16/2013 09:01 AM
how long until the Sole of the Dark Knight, Polish, et al make an appearance

Resistance is futile...oh yeah, him too
Ussi Lumi

Posts:3

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05/16/2013 03:42 PM
Hi gang,

Long time, no see.

Don P.
SideBySide

Posts:191

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05/16/2013 04:14 PM
jrt, Please don't even think it.
Orange Crush

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05/16/2013 05:00 PM
I was scrolling through the "community" pages the other day and looks like Polish already has an account.
zootracer

Posts:322

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05/16/2013 05:10 PM
clicked on it yesterday...page 1 is 100% spam...
Honus

Posts:9

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05/16/2013 09:21 PM
I just checked for giggles 'n grins.

"The sound of one hand clapping ..."


pikeHillRoad

Posts:95

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05/17/2013 07:08 AM
@Don P. Yes, long time no see. What been up to?
jacques_anquetil

Posts:234

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05/17/2013 09:07 AM
OMG. 8 pages of 98% pure spam on the VeloNews site. the schadenfreude deepens.
jookey

Posts:141

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05/17/2013 09:56 AM
I check for laughs too. I do not log , just check the fallout. The three amigos keep bumping old messages up to stay on top of the spammers. I wonder how long before they lose interest? Its like Armageddon.
Bluemasi1

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05/17/2013 10:33 AM
Finally able to post.  I was back this morning and 99.999% spam with the exception of 7tdf-SpearofLance talking to himself.  Looks like Competitor.com has thrown in the towel as all the forums (Tri, Running, etc) are nothing but spam now.
RNDDUDE

Posts:78

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05/17/2013 10:46 AM
Actually, I think it has been a "reasoned decision" on VN's part to let the Forum alone, so that everyone would leave in disgust and they could eventually shut it down. Hard to come to any other conclusion given their total lack of interest in easily fixing the spam problem.... The only problem with that is that the 'gang of three' would have to find a new home, and it will probably be here. So enjoy the civility while it lasts...
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/17/2013 12:16 PM
I do the same as jookey. Take a look, then gone. It sure gives you pause to see what the mods were up against.
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
Entheo

Posts:317

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05/17/2013 12:35 PM
someone made the 'velonation migration' topic sticky... did they do that??
Sweet Milk

Posts:93

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05/17/2013 01:03 PM
The irony in that's pretty funny!

Want to take bets on how long it will be before Competitor.com (VeloNews) takes the thread down?

My bet is that it will be up there until the Forum is discontinued all together - It's abundantly clear that Competitor.com just doesn't care about the forums
jacques_anquetil

Posts:234

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05/17/2013 01:28 PM
LOL! I bet KR made it a sticky! brilliant!
madvax

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05/17/2013 03:15 PM
Here is a youtube video those of you that don't want any spam:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE
RNDDUDE

Posts:78

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05/21/2013 11:38 AM
If you do wander back, check this one out...

http://forums.competitor.com/topic/119007
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
Scanz

Posts:6

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05/21/2013 12:19 PM
The poor 'hangers on' over there should just trade email addresses and call it a day.
jacques_anquetil

Posts:234

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05/21/2013 02:31 PM
OMG, RNDDude. utterly clueless.

at some point there was a suggestion that BM was a total brilliant put on. but now? no way someone could keep up that high level commitment to stupid. unless... they really are?
Keith Richards

Posts:759

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05/21/2013 05:14 PM
24 pages of spam at this point.

----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/21/2013 07:46 PM
They're at the point where they are bumping threads to keep their heads above water. I always thought there was some rump bumping going on between those inbreeds.
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
thinline

Posts:153

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05/21/2013 08:13 PM
It took me a bit to get on here so I checked VN for a bit. The spam has taken over as folks have departed. While I disagree with much of what the remaining folks post, I have to be okay with their spunk.
smokey52

Posts:85

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05/21/2013 08:49 PM
I finally deleted my bookmark to that site. Sad; there were lots of good exchanges there. Too bad we can't archive the good parts. I had the same feeling when they upgraded and made everyone re-register: All the previous posts were lost, including some of my gems. We lost the entire Fuzzball legacy.
pikeHillRoad

Posts:95

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05/22/2013 07:06 AM
I checked in, finally, and I can only conclude that band members is someone here, who made the RNDDude post (and others) for our benefit. If he/she were really that dumb, then the internet would not be possible for him/her.
KootnaMoots

Posts:18

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05/22/2013 05:11 PM
Just got off. Band Members are fourth page back behind the Spammers.
thinline

Posts:153

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05/23/2013 05:59 PM
Their tenacity in defending the old forum reminds me of their tenacity defending something else. Hmmm, what was that?

The SPAM versus post ration makes me think of the teacher going "Bueller. Bueller."
RNDDUDE

Posts:78

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05/23/2013 07:00 PM
pikeHillRoad....i'm not quite sure what you were implying by your post, I assure you, I am not band, I put up the VN link to illustrate how wacked out I find him. I shudder at the thought of being mistaken for him or his ilk....
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
pikeHillRoad

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05/23/2013 07:13 PM
@RND - I know you are not Band! I merely contend that it is not possible for someone to be that dumb is it?
geosurf

Posts:67

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05/23/2013 07:52 PM
My daughter and I used to watch this together and howl with laughter.

The Chief could be anyone of the Velonews last stand members.


Arby 'n' The Chief
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb8rdc-0OpQ
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells
madvax

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05/23/2013 08:40 PM
I merely contend that it is not possible for someone to be that dumb is it?


I wondered that too or perhaps a hardcore troll. Now that he is replying to the spam, my guess is that he may actually be a 10-12 year old child.
Keith Richards

Posts:759

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05/23/2013 11:08 PM
band members is doing the internet equivalent of running around nekkid in an empty house over at the old forum.

It is kind of scary at this point.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Patched Tube

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05/24/2013 11:25 AM
@Keith I'm really trying to stay away but you are really making it hard not to look Its a rare thing to see a complete looney tunes style freak out. Maybe just a little peek
-- that which cannot be proven as true must be regarded as false or not affirmed as true
jrt1045

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05/24/2013 12:10 PM
today he's making his own spam like product - and then bumping it?

dude is nuts, but funny to watch in action at this point. Its like he's the Great Cornholio, madly searching for some TP for his bunghole
ric200

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05/24/2013 12:27 PM
Spear and band is a genius. As I understand, they are posting the china revolutionay text to scare off the spammers or have them jailed by association. I reaalize now that spammers only start new threads. We could have survived posting only in stickies. Oh well we are here now...
Dale

Posts:524

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05/24/2013 12:34 PM
Posted By Eric Jacobsen on 05/24/2013 12:27 PM
We could have survived posting only in stickies. Oh well we are here now...


Yes, just think of this as the break that goes up the road and we're in the elite selection. Band and his band of misfits got dropped
Tortue Volante

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05/24/2013 02:20 PM
I thought the revolutionary postings were very, very clever. They won't get anybody arrested, but they will (maybe) get the Chinese censors to ban the VeloNews website from access in China.

Like I said, very, very clever. We'll see if it works.
Patched Tube

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05/24/2013 04:13 PM
Clever, desperate.... tomayto, tomahto
-- that which cannot be proven as true must be regarded as false or not affirmed as true
Oldfart

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05/24/2013 05:19 PM
Went back to look. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Scanz

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05/25/2013 01:03 PM
I still enjoy the editorial on VeloNews. I still click through to the forum out of habit. Just a shame. I wish they would just turn it off.
Bluemasi1

Posts:7

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05/26/2013 08:39 PM
Looks like the ship has finally sunk. Bandmember and 7tdf-Spear, cannot keep with the spam.
SideBySide

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05/26/2013 09:00 PM
It wouldn't be a bad idea for a mod to give them a few extra stickies, just so they stay there.
jookey

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05/27/2013 03:48 AM
Their threads are about as useful as the spam. Basically a comment followed by ten "bumps".
Ride On

Posts:454

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05/27/2013 07:11 AM
The two of them should just exchange emails and be done wit it
nightfend

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05/28/2013 12:13 PM
Just saw their chinese propaganda threads. Ahaha.
laurentja

Posts:122

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05/28/2013 09:56 PM
Just checked it out; hadn't been on in a couple of weeks. Hilarious! Completely owned by Chinese spam.
jacques_anquetil

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05/29/2013 12:16 PM
yes nightfend. wow, band member is desperate and/or has a lot of spare time on his hands. it's the only explanation.

Not yet, we need to get picked up by the Chinese search engines which then will trigger the great chinese firewall and the spammers wn't be able to access to forum if the Chinese govt. blocks it. The only problem could be if the chinese are really ruskies. The we go after Putin. I think this will work!!!
Patched Tube

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05/29/2013 01:55 PM

That sounds like the first scene you might see in one of those "Wheel of Fail" videos...
-- that which cannot be proven as true must be regarded as false or not affirmed as true
Keith Richards

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05/29/2013 02:05 PM
It is over. Just got the word from Velonews.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
laurentja

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05/29/2013 07:30 PM
R.I.P Velo Snooze forum...It was a good run.
Patched Tube

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05/29/2013 08:55 PM
Well now we can put this place on threat level red "Troll Alert"
-- that which cannot be proven as true must be regarded as false or not affirmed as true
jookey

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05/29/2013 09:06 PM
RIP... I can now boycott Velosnooze entirely. BM did make me laugh though.
Now where can I get my wife a nice handbag for Christmas??

Honestly, I am surprised Velosnooze even noticed. They didn't listen to the community while we were there.


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