Funny atitudes on threads

mfin
mfin Posts: 6,729
edited July 2009 in The bottom bracket
Wonder if I'm one of the only ones who finds so many threads ruined by people with aggressive atitudes towards other posters opinions?

Often you get a perfectly good thread dissolving into a couple of people just indulging themselves in trying to be 'always right' or aiming personal little veiled (and sometimes more outright) attacks on each other. Are a big bunch of people generally up tight on the road specific forums? It seems so.

I do find it entertaining how these aggressive exchanges always seem to hit a point where the noisy people will try to out-word and out-wit each other when its plainly obvious by the wording they use that all they really wanna do is tell each other to p**s off.

Anyway, like I said, I think it wrecks a lot of threads.... and don't get me started on the few people who seem to reply to everything on here by default often without adding any content of any real value to the question being asked, especially on the buying advice section. Hmmm.

(Cue a few incredibly witty sarcastic replies and (lazy) overuse of emoticons..... 5,4,3,2,1.... ) ( :) )
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  • mfin
    mfin Posts: 6,729
    oh... and as for people who can't spell 'attitude'...
  • Icm76
    Icm76 Posts: 21
    Use the ! button if particular posters are continually rude and aggressive. Don't think there is an ignore option on this particular forum, so you'll just have to develop a stronger mental filter and stop reading replies from people that annoy you. There may well be more neurosis and competitiveness amongst road cyclists than the rest of the population, but I can't say I've noticed worse behaviour on these forums than any others I read.
  • Porgy
    Porgy Posts: 4,525
    mfin wrote:
    Wonder if I'm one of the only ones who finds so many threads ruined by people with aggressive atitudes towards other posters opinions?

    I do find it entertaining how these aggressive exchanges always seem to hit a point where the noisy people will try to out-word and out-wit each other when its plainly obvious by the wording they use that all they really wanna do is tell each other to p**s off.

    Anyway, like I said, I think it wrecks a lot of threads.... and don't get me started on the few people who seem to reply to everything on here by default often without adding any content of any real value to the question being asked, especially on the buying advice section. Hmmm.

    (Cue a few incredibly witty sarcastic replies and (lazy) overuse of emoticons..... 5,4,3,2,1.... ) ( :) )

    F*cking idiot! :!: :evil: :evil: :roll: :!:
  • Gavin Gilbert
    Gavin Gilbert Posts: 4,019
    Over in Commuting they've developed 'Community Spirit' so there's less of the aggression. Cake Stop used to be the same back the in forums heyday. The reason is that they actually go for bike rides together and you're much less likely to be nasty to someone you've met than a persona sheltering behind a false name and a computer monitor.

    It's a common problem on lots of forums, I occasionally log onto a couple of 'Local' sites in Ealing to poke an anti-cyclist and a few Tories with sticks. To be honest there's a few people here I don't think are contributing anything of any value and I wish they would disappear. I've quite prepared to roll up my sleeves and get stuck into someone who's being a clown. But then 1) I do it under my real name and 2) I'm prepared to do it IRL, face to face. Just ask my neighbours, or members of the London Dynamo.
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    these forums are like a vicar's tea party compared to some of the motorcycle forums I visit.....I guess it is all a question of perspective.... ;)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    A bit of a hypocritical post, but I do understand what you are saying. I think the forum will only be as good as the people and the posts they put up, so be it if it gets a bit mental. I like the fieryness sometimes and a good bit of back and forth posturing is and can be good fun. I'd like to meet some of the more stroppy posters on here though, and rip their legs off in a nice fast crit or hill-climb. Good form.
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    dmclite wrote:
    I'd like to meet some of the more stroppy posters on here though, and rip their legs off in a nice fast crit or hill-climb. Good form.

    they might rip yours off..?? stroppiness is no indication of form...
  • (Porgy) F*cking idiot! :!::evil::evil::roll::!:

    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
    Let's close our eyes and see what happens
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    I know Willhub in real life and I don't treat him any different on here........
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  • softlad
    mcn forum menbers can be quite nasty to each other especally the Rossi vs Stoner fan clubs!
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    softlad
    mcn forum menbers can be quite nasty to each other especally the Rossi vs Stoner fan clubs!

    indeed ;)

    It's quite funny watching two people who have never met threatening to kill each other.. :D
  • softlad
    yeah iv read ALOT of the motogp forums there but have allways bean too scared to post
  • spen666
    spen666 Posts: 17,709
    mfin wrote:
    oh... and as for people who can't spell 'attitude'...

    I thought you were calling Des a name in the title of the post a-tit-u-des

    I was wondering what Des has done to upset you
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  • Stewie Griffin
    Stewie Griffin Posts: 4,330
    softlad
    mcn forum menbers can be quite nasty to each other especally the Rossi vs Stoner fan clubs!

    How can anyone put Stoner in front of Rossi :shock: ?
  • Stewie Griffin
    hahaha
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    fair one Softlad, still give it a go though......
  • BikeNewby
    BikeNewby Posts: 13
    softlad wrote:
    these forums are like a vicar's tea party compared to some of the motorcycle forums I visit.....I guess it is all a question of perspective.... ;)

    +1 to this. New to this forum but been around the internet long enough (I remember when it was in black and white and only on for eight hours a day) to see plenty of twelve year olds ripping into each other on random forums (MMPORPG fan forums are usually good for it). This place seems pretty laid back and helpful - entire threads without the word n00b on them!

    Then of course there's youtube:
    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1907543 - marginally NSFW
  • Porgy
    Porgy Posts: 4,525
    BikeNewby wrote:
    (I remember when it was in black and white and only on for eight hours a day)

    That's nothing - I remember when it were all pigeons and you had to be flogged for 8 hours every day and go down't pit before you were allowed to use it.


    er...waht are we talking about again?
  • Frank the tank
    Frank the tank Posts: 6,553
    I think it's a shame more of our paths don't cross in real life, as often the person behind the mask of the forum identity is often very different. I know this from going on non-league football forums where you often meet forum posters face to face.
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • APIII
    APIII Posts: 2,010
    BikeNewby wrote:
    softlad wrote:
    these forums are like a vicar's tea party compared to some of the motorcycle forums I visit.....I guess it is all a question of perspective.... ;)

    +1 to this. New to this forum but been around the internet long enough (I remember when it was in black and white and only on for eight hours a day) to see plenty of twelve year olds ripping into each other on random forums (MMPORPG fan forums are usually good for it). This place seems pretty laid back and helpful - entire threads without the word n00b on them!

    Then of course there's youtube:
    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1907543 - marginally NSFW

    marginally??
    funny though
  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    I haven't read all the comments but in my experience of road cycling it tends to be..........
    Actually forget it. Live and let live, if you don't like it then :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :wink:
  • Mettan
    Mettan Posts: 2,103
    In agreement with Softlad - This is an extremly mild-mannered forum compared to some - be thankful :D
  • nicensleazy
    nicensleazy Posts: 2,310
    To be honest, its now the only forum I use. I prefer the light hearted approach. There is at times a great knowledge base on here and many like minded folks.
  • freehub
    freehub Posts: 4,257
    edited July 2009
    That's why my threads get so long, because people on here have nasty attitudes, puzzler has a vile attitude makes me want to throw up and burn my computer.
    I know Willhub in real life and I don't treat him any different on here........

    Correction, you used to know me in real life, you no longer know me.
  • a_n_t
    a_n_t Posts: 2,011
    I know Willhub in real life and I don't treat him any different on here........


    :lol:
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  • Puzzler
    Puzzler Posts: 73
    :D:D:D:D Poor freehub :cry:
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    freehub wrote:
    That's why my threads get so long, because people on here have nasty attitudes, puzzler has a vile attitude makes me want to throw up and burn my computer.
    I know Willhub in real life and I don't treat him any different on here........

    Correction, you used to know me in real life.

    I haven't forgotten you
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  • freehub
    freehub Posts: 4,257
    You never knew me enough in the first place to forget.
  • Puzzler
    Puzzler Posts: 73
    I'd imaging you're very forgettable :lol::lol:
  • freehub
    freehub Posts: 4,257
    Puzzler wrote:
    I'd imagine you're very forgettable :lol::lol:

    No I'm not very forgettable at all. Cant imagine what you'd be like though, just a parasitic tw@t.