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stopie20
02-02-2011, 03:58 AM
While doing research after first purchasing my XB I stumbled upon Buellxb.com. After a couple months of reading the posts (pre the addition of "buell porn") every day I decided to join (first and only forum I am a member of).

The reasons I decided to join were basic and simple. I found that the members on this forum collectively had and were very willing to share alot of useful technical information and were very supportive of one another in ANY custom endeavor reguardless of weather or not it agreed with their personal taste.

I also noticed a common respect for fellow forum members and even if someone would be way off base on a topic or technical detail the members at that time would not fire random negativity in that members direction , but would politely and respectfully disagree offering their own take on the matter.

Today, after being somewhat absent since my accident, I was reading through some posts and noticed that there has been an influx of new(er) members and along with them a great deal more negative posts, bashing, taunting, ect ect.. I specifically dont join forums because of people who are so weak in their daily lives that they have to get on a semi anonamous web page and blast their peers for the work they are doing to their bike or their opinion on any given subject.

So, with that said, what happened here? does anyone know?

Oh, and yes I still have my buell and will probably for some time to come. too unique to replace.

nilla
02-02-2011, 04:11 AM
i really badly wanna fire off a quick '**** you' and just leave it at that. but i don't think the humor in it would be seen, and don't wanna come off as insincere.

my best guess it that this winter has given many members of this forum PMS. Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.

seriously. every winter on badweb ive seen the same **** happen over there too. too much time sitting in the garage tinkering and wrenching, painting and polishing, re-building and bettering, and not enough time with the kickstand up.

then spring rolls around and everybody starts riding again and quicly forgets all the petty bs that happened months ago. it falls into the archives, and never gets bumped back to the top of the list. all summer people are riding more and posting/trolling less. fall starts creeping in and it post counts go up, then as the weather cools, tempers flare.
i bet you threads that were talking about won't happen/turn-out/last as long in july

j4nn3
02-02-2011, 04:26 AM
"Parked Motorcycle Syndrome" LOL :D

Anyway, like nilla pointed out, it's not just this forum. On the other hand, in general my experience is that international / U.S. forums are still a bit more modest than some of our local ones...

I've enjoyed being here for the exact reasons Stopie mentions in the first part of his post. Hope we can keep this place like that in the future too.

WALLSXB
02-02-2011, 06:18 AM
* I also noticed a common respect for fellow forum members and even if someone would be way off base on a topic or technical detail the members at that time would not fire random negativity in that members direction , but would politely and respectfully disagree offering their own take on the matter.

This is how it started but QUICKLY turned sour due to someones persistant iggnorence !
What's up with people wanting a " SUGAR COATED " forum anyway ? Is honesty really such a hard pill to swallow ?

boreas
02-02-2011, 07:21 AM
my best guess it that this winter has given many members of this forum PMS. Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.

LOL ,but probably true!!

these threads your talking about, I agree a little negative but fun to read. Nothing is perfect ,if you look at the big picture this site is very helpful and full of knowledgeable people who help out when ever a thread asks for it!Its only been a couple of threads where this negative non productive chatter has happened.Any ways I got to take my meds for the "PMS" before I go crazy ,,LOL

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Stevenc150
02-02-2011, 07:35 AM
What's up with people wanting a " SUGAR COATED " forum anyway ? Is honesty really such a hard pill to swallow ?It's not the "honesty" or the "sugar-coated" that I have a problem with. It's the You're a dick, You're momma's so ugly...., Decals & Legos, and other assorted stupid crap that just clutters up a thread. Especially when the people posting those one sentence worthless posts had no dog in the original fight - but act like a little chihuahua standing behind a pit bull in a fight, yapping their mouth.

It was fun for a time, but the middle school name calling is getting old fast. Post up why you think their wrong and end with a "Piss Off". That's worth reading. But the barking chihuahua chatter needs to stop. 10 On-Topic argument posts out of a 5 page long thread is friggin' stupid. It adds some "color" to the site every now and then - but it's worn thin now and I'll be glad to see it over with.

IYAOYAS
02-02-2011, 07:47 AM
I think the "haters" need more time away from their computers. It is just not necessary to name call and be douchie because you do not agree with someones ideas and style.

I get a lot of good information from members on this forum, but I can over look something I see as a bad idea and not ridicule someone for being different.

nilla
02-02-2011, 07:50 AM
Quote:
I also noticed a common respect for fellow forum members and even if someone would be way off base on a topic or technical detail the members at that time would not fire random negativity in that members direction , but would politely and respectfully disagree offering their own take on the matter.


This is how it started but QUICKLY turned sour due to someones persistant iggnorence !
What's up with people wanting a " SUGAR COATED " forum anyway ? Is honesty really such a hard pill to swallow ?
i'm not saying to sugar coat everything, but honesty and disrespect are 2 different things.


first off, youre a ****ing idiot
does not show much respect although it may be perfeclty honest and 100% true

and what ever you have to say after that is not gonna be well recieved

boreas
02-02-2011, 07:52 AM
Post up why you think their wrong and end with a "Piss Off". That's worth reading.

agree ,make the negative poster accountable

imo -I think an edit cit of how to act or post should be listed or posted some where .If people do not have a standard to go from ,they will say and post what ever comes to mind.Not knowing somethings are frowned upon!Maybe sticky it in the http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Forum/Technical-Issues-with-the-Forum at the top

nitto12ss
02-02-2011, 08:29 AM
imo -I think an edit cit of how to act or post should be listed or posted some where .If people do not have a standard to go from ,they will say and post what ever comes to mind.Not knowing somethings are frowned upon!Maybe sticky it in the http://www.buellxb.com/Buell-XB-Forum/Technic ... at the top

I'm not sure thats necessary. People know what they are doing when the post up. We just need to be accountable for our own actions and not get caught up in the mob mentality (something I have failed to do recently). A quick poke here and there is fine, but ideally should be followed with recommendations or a remedy to whatever the cause of concern was. Sorry for my misconduct lately, I will behave. If anything I just reminded myself why I always used to stay out of those kind of threads.

Stevenc150
02-02-2011, 09:22 AM
We just need to be accountable for our own actions and not get caught up in the mob mentality...That's exactly what my little mind failed to put into words. [up] I also agree that listing rules on behavior would be a step away from what is so attractive to everyone about this Forum and a step towards the "Bad..." direction. ;)

boreas
02-02-2011, 09:28 AM
step towards the "Bad..." direction

understood,just a suggestion

vroom
02-02-2011, 10:11 AM
Perhaps a quota would suffice. For example, you are only allowed to call so many people a douchebag before your username shows up as douchebag.
:D

Xb12sLt
02-02-2011, 10:26 AM
I try to stay out of the threads when they turn negative, except maybee to lighten the mood or some advice (hoping I won't get trashed in the meantime). It's easy to get hurt over something you care about and when someone critisizes your work words start to fly. The thing I've noticed is that the bad blood goes away on this forum. I've been thinking about putting a huge ass spoiler on my handle bars....I just gotta find a ricer that will sell me one:). Figured it will help keep the front wheel down. If I did it I sure hope someone will put me in my place so big scary bikers dont beat me up for being to cool with my wing and all.:D

Baal
02-02-2011, 10:47 AM
my best guess it that this winter has given many members of this forum PMS. Parked Motorcycle Syndrome

I think that's precisely it. I'm a pretty crabby bahstid in good weather. Winter (especially the last week or so of wet and grey) makes me pretty surly. We just all need to take a moment (or several) before clicking on

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stopie20
02-02-2011, 03:44 PM
Perhaps a quota would suffice. For example, you are only allowed to call so many people a douchebag before your username shows up as douchebag.

LMAO! I think we have a clear as day solution here!