A fun idea for the forum... maybe?

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  1. ragincanadian

    ragincanadian New Member

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    The "like/thank" button could use a companion. There is some fun to be had with a "STFU" button. It's useful to give others a quick reference point that the advice they are getting is garbage, particularly with threads being open to public viewing. I'm sure the stat would be a point of pride for some as well *looks to Badbilly

    A "Ghetto Fabulous Upgrade" section. This chain oiler is what got em thinking about it Custom-Chain-Oiler-on-my-86-VFR700-less-than-60 I love the idea and am going to do one for myself but I am going to hobble it together from a two stroke carb, a zerk, coke bottle, and leftover nitro tubing (or something along these lines). Creative and cheap fixes or mods like that are right up my alley so it would be great to have the community thinking about and bouncing ideas around. And again with the forum being open to public viewing the section title would be a good disclaimer to prevent the interwebs developing a poor impression of this wonderful place.

    So that's what I was thinking. Carry on.

    Credit where credit is due: I ripped these ideas from one of my RC forums and both are successful.
     
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    Great idea, start working on it
     
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    There are two major hurdles to overcome with this idea.

    1. SOW will misinterpret the whole idea and launch into yet another mangy cat sales pitch.

    2. STFU is only 4 characters. "Please" would satisfy the minimum but WTF says please when they say STFU?
     
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    I completely dislike the first idea. I also belong to another forum where they have a whole forum area dedicated to train of thought types of unmoderated posts. It's nothing more than an excuse for people to be racist, hateful and just generally act out in ways they wouldn't dare to in person. I do not think we need a special tool to offer no substantial help. It would be nothing more than another way to be rude or a smartass. Plenty of us around here are quite skilled in that area already. :dread:

    I kind of like the second idea. I know some of our UK and Aussie members would call that kind of ghetto fabulous tinkering a bodge job, so if we add it, how about calling it something like a "Bodge Garage"?

    Jose
     
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    The dislike button is good until you think of the ensuing abuse of it. Badbilly and SOF will go through and dislike good information. Then decent people will start looking bad, albeit, only to new people who arrive here and do not know the situation, but still. The solution is bans which apparently this forum seems to be religiously opposed to.

    Ghetto Upgrades? Start the thread with your project (maint section?) and your thread will live in infamy. I love it. Very funny, but very cool as well. Are there "spinny" wheels for bikes LOL? Playing cards in the spokes? Extended swingarms? Sticker repairs to fairing cracks?
     
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    Yea my mangy Kittens are worth more then BB, not even a contest - $700 each and sold out before they are even born!
     
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    OMG buy a vacuum!

    How much for the Logitec 5.1 with sound card shipped to Ottawa? You should then be able to afford some lysol wipes at least.

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    I understand the reluctance with a STFU/Dislike button. It is cheeky and could cause some butthurt; seen it happen. For the most part those few who got offended pissed off to somewhere else and the community was strengthened as a whole. I see that users here are pretty good about immediately pointing out not to follow SOW's advice so it's not really necessary. I'll just step up my wit instead of taking the easy way out.

    I'll do a proper write up on the oiler when it comes time to sort it out and you folks will wonder just what I was smoking that day. Already plan to fix some cracked fairings with coat hangers and shoe goo which will compliment the other thread. Spending my time now doing real stuff like valve clearance and full fluid change out.

    The idea of having a bespoke section is more to get creative juices flowing and show others that you don't necessarily have to buy whatever part to fix an issue. It would be a bare section for a while; maybe someone who has been around much longer than I can recall, and bump, threads along these lines? I will contribute in due time for sure.

    Hoo-Kay, off to do things and stuff.
     
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    They look delicious!
     
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    If you mean "tenderized by hitting every branch of the ugly tree on the way down..." kind of delicious, then yes, I can agree. Otherwise, I can't tell if I'm looking at a face or a poop hole...
     
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    Pussy.............. cats is all he gets.
     
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    Darn, I thought ol Knight had me on ignore.. Guess not.
     
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