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Dear Commuters.....

MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
edited July 2012 in Commuting chat
A while back, a number of you (you know who you are) complained bitterly and kicked up a stink about the some of the threads in Cake Stop. You moaned about the content and said that if the was different, then you might not feel quite so intimidated and would join in and contribute.

Since then, the modmins have gone through the place with a flail, have sanitised Cake Stop and made it truely dull. There is now of course Bottom Bracket, where the rules are supposed to be a bit more relaxed, however, it would appear that they're not and the mods are watching the place like hawks.

Now that Cake Stop has been turned into the dull and not at all intimidating place that you requested, could you at least do the decent thing and contribute to the forum, after all, that's what yo said you'd do.

Many thanks.........
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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    We already have Commuting General for dull and unintimidating. If Cake Stop were a bit more lively, maybe with some 'Girls in...' threads then I'd take a look
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  • greg66_tri_v2.0greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    Wot dhope said. Cakestop is really, really dull now. Why on earth would we want to post there? :mrgreen:
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  • raymondo60raymondo60 Posts: 735
    I am in no way 'sexist', 'misogynistic' or have anything against women. I am a married man with 2 lovely daughters and I honour women above everything. But the 'Girls in...' threads on CakeStop was the best thing ever and the place is an empty cupboard without......
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  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    Hey, don't blame us. It was all DDD and one girl who stopped contributing here the second it was agreed the "Girls in..." threads would be outlawed.

    I'm sorry they arsed up your forum.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 47,031
    MattC59 wrote:
    Now that Cake Stop has been turned into the dull and not at all intimidating place that you requested, could you at least do the decent thing and contribute to the forum, after all, that's what yo said you'd do.
    If they don't start contributing then the mods may as well put the whole thing back to how it was before and make the vast majority happy again...
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  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    We want our girls in short skirts back.
  • msmancuniamsmancunia Posts: 1,457
    Hey, don't blame us. It was all DDD and one girl who stopped contributing here the second it was agreed the "Girls in..." threads would be outlawed.

    I'm sorry they arsed up your forum.

    I have been contributing! I pushed for Rochdale to be a sh*te town for a start! And I gave someone a recipe for their cycle cafe in the lakes that ended up being printed in Bike Radar (Mars Bar cake if anyone's interested...)
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,744
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread

    Solution: Make a new forum



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  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread

    Solution: Make a new forum



    Do you see what went wrong?
    We liked our sleazy atmosphere. No one complains about your helmet cam footage of loonies riding round hammering on car roofs and jumping red lights.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 47,031
    msmancunia wrote:
    Hey, don't blame us. It was all DDD and one girl who stopped contributing here the second it was agreed the "Girls in..." threads would be outlawed.

    I'm sorry they arsed up your forum.

    I have been contributing! I pushed for Rochdale to be a sh*te town for a start! And I gave someone a recipe for their cycle cafe in the lakes that ended up being printed in Bike Radar (Mars Bar cake if anyone's interested...)
    I think Jonny was referring to the woman who did a very passable impression of a rabid feminist :wink:
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  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,553
    Commuters, you lot are a bunch of cnuts.

    Your whinging ruined a perfectly good sub-forum.
    Tail end Charlie

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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Commuters, you lot are a bunch of cnuts.

    Your whinging ruined a perfectly good sub-forum.

    Meh, most of us didn't care either way then and still don't now. Mods could simply have told DDD to pipe down and told CS to go easy on the pervy threads.
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  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,553
    dhope wrote:
    Commuters, you lot are a bunch of cnuts.

    Your whinging ruined a perfectly good sub-forum.

    Meh, most of us didn't care either way then and still don't now. Mods could simply have told DDD to pipe down and told CS to go easy on the pervy threads.

    There were no pervy threads, threads with scantilly clad women, yes, pervy no.

    I'm no pornographer, but I know the difference between what was allowed on cake stop and perverse material.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,744
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    msmancunia wrote:
    Hey, don't blame us. It was all DDD and one girl who stopped contributing here the second it was agreed the "Girls in..." threads would be outlawed.

    I'm sorry they arsed up your forum.

    I have been contributing! I pushed for Rochdale to be a sh*te town for a start! And I gave someone a recipe for their cycle cafe in the lakes that ended up being printed in Bike Radar (Mars Bar cake if anyone's interested...)
    I think Jonny was referring to the woman who did a very passable impression of a rabid feminist :wink:


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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,744
    Smokin Joe wrote:
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread

    Solution: Make a new forum



    Do you see what went wrong?
    We liked our sleazy atmosphere. No one complains about your helmet cam footage of loonies riding round hammering on car roofs and jumping red lights.


    I think you've missed the point of my post. Daft solution to the 'problem'.

    I know you liked it.

    I have, others have, they don't listen.
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  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Oh smeg. It appears that cake stop was borked by people who werent there in the first place. I do have a problem with that outcome I must admit. However I would submit that this needs to be resolved twixt cakestoppites and mods? CC is a different demographic I believe? And we're not cnuts, that aint helpful.
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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,606
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread

    Solution: Make a new forum



    Do you see what went wrong?
    They are moderators and are thus correct. Ascending to the office of moderator is more important than being a librarian at Alexandria, or a high priest of Thebes. Being a moderator does not give one a God complex as such, for this would be to suggest that they are not deities.

    Mere doctors, lawyers or company directors can only ever be users of the forum and know not of the fine checks and balances of moderation. It is for you to be told, not to tell, for you are not a moderator.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    I tend to view the forum through the New posts link, so I don't consider myself a cakestopper, commuter, or any of the above. And, in fact, I find the petty bitching and tribalism a major turn-off.
    To me, the forum looks much the same, once you take out the ridiculous volume of mod-baiting and whingeing going on.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 47,031
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    msmancunia wrote:
    Hey, don't blame us. It was all DDD and one girl who stopped contributing here the second it was agreed the "Girls in..." threads would be outlawed.

    I'm sorry they arsed up your forum.

    I have been contributing! I pushed for Rochdale to be a sh*te town for a start! And I gave someone a recipe for their cycle cafe in the lakes that ended up being printed in Bike Radar (Mars Bar cake if anyone's interested...)
    I think Jonny was referring to the two women who did a very passable impression of rabid feminists :wink:


    DDD?
    FTFY. Or was it three? :wink:
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,744
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread

    Solution: Make a new forum



    Do you see what went wrong?
    They are moderators and are thus correct. Ascending to the office of moderator is more important than being a librarian at Alexandria, or a high priest of Thebes. Being a moderator does not give one a God complex as such, for this would be to suggest that they are not deities.

    Mere doctors, lawyers or company directors can only ever be users of the forum and know not of the fine checks and balances of moderation. It is for you to be told, not to tell, for you are not a moderator.


    Steady now.
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    Rick Chasey now has the power of flight, and, having been bitten by a radioactive waterboatman, can walk on water. It's true.
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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,606
    SimonAH wrote:
    Rick Chasey now has the power of flight, and, having been bitten by a radioactive waterboatman, can walk on water. It's true.
    And he can moderate several forums at once....
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  • suzybsuzyb Posts: 3,449
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread
    If this is the problem then surely...

    Solution: Start an epidemic of "Men in" threads.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,606
    suzyb wrote:
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread
    If this is the problem then surely...

    Solution: Start an epidemic of "Men in" threads.
    Wouldn't that just result in two new forums?
  • msmancuniamsmancunia Posts: 1,457
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    msmancunia wrote:
    Hey, don't blame us. It was all DDD and one girl who stopped contributing here the second it was agreed the "Girls in..." threads would be outlawed.

    I'm sorry they arsed up your forum.

    I have been contributing! I pushed for Rochdale to be a sh*te town for a start! And I gave someone a recipe for their cycle cafe in the lakes that ended up being printed in Bike Radar (Mars Bar cake if anyone's interested...)
    I think Jonny was referring to the two women who did a very passable impression of rabid feminists :wink:


    DDD?
    FTFY. Or was it three? :wink:

    Lol - just so long as you don't lump me in with those dreadful "normal" feminists...
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  • jds_1981jds_1981 Posts: 1,858
    suzyb wrote:
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread
    If this is the problem then surely...

    Solution: Start an epidemic of "Men in" threads.

    You just need to start a 'post yourself in lycra' thread. Most of us have no shame ;)
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  • msmancuniamsmancunia Posts: 1,457
    jds_1981 wrote:
    suzyb wrote:
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread
    If this is the problem then surely...

    Solution: Start an epidemic of "Men in" threads.

    You just need to start a 'post yourself in lycra' thread. Most of us have no shame ;)

    Steady on - that'll give ITBoffin an excuse to get his legs pictures out again

    not that I'm complaining
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  • jonny_trousersjonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    msmancunia wrote:
    Hey, don't blame us. It was all DDD and one girl who stopped contributing here the second it was agreed the "Girls in..." threads would be outlawed.

    I'm sorry they arsed up your forum.

    I have been contributing! I pushed for Rochdale to be a sh*te town for a start! And I gave someone a recipe for their cycle cafe in the lakes that ended up being printed in Bike Radar (Mars Bar cake if anyone's interested...)
    I think Jonny was referring to the woman who did a very passable impression of a rabid feminist :wink:

    I was Velosrapture, or something like that.
  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    jds_1981 wrote:
    suzyb wrote:
    Problem: an epidemic of "Girls in" threads which gave the forum a sleazy atmosphere and were far removed from spirit the original GIL thread
    If this is the problem then surely...

    Solution: Start an epidemic of "Men in" threads.

    You just need to start a 'post yourself in lycra' thread. Most of us have no shame ;)

    Good idea... I'll be sure to contribute to cake stop
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