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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by BikeMag, Dec 6, 2012.
this thread is disgusting
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no kidding...I agree it's a junky piece that I couldn't even bring myself to read to the end, but Danielle is a good friend and a decent person and most of you are pretty pathetic.
LOL. You realize that what you just typed applies directly to you as well. We are decent people and have our own good friends and you're judging us by what we wrote. I guess we're all pretty pathetic.
But hey, you put up an editorial, invite people to read it on a forum, then you best expect to get some feedback.
I write crap like what is published on the Bike website all of the time, and it get's disseminated all over the goddamnplace and I've never once been treated with such disrespect and utter contempt as 5 or 6 of you here are showing.
It's the sort of pathetic vitriol that you usually see at the bottom of some politically divisive news article, and half of those people are paid by superpac's.
I don't know what's up with you guys, but cut it the f#ck out. It makes you look like idiots.
feedback is one thing, this thread is a whole different level of brutal sh!t though. what she wrote wasn't good, but what people have written in here is downright nasty and uncalled for.
Post up some stuff and gimme 5 minutes.
I don't know about anyone else, but in my first post or so I did say I really really agree with her point. But when you say something like 'palmer didn't train' it shows that she didn't give a fvck enough to actually find good (true) examples. I want to read the article she set out to write because she has an excellent point. It just all kind of fell out the window once she went to explain it and find examples.
I type stupid shlt up ALL THE TIME. That doesn't mean I'm a bad person (except to demo9) and no one with a clue is making value judgments on my character.....at least not accurate ones. I don't dislike or wish bad things for Danielle....I don't even know her. I wish GOOD things for her! Like being able to realize palmer was a unique mix of talent and contrived image. And being able to realize someone riding around interbike in a speedo is just an attention whore who gives more of a f*ck than anyone. She'll write better pieces that way and life will be more betterer!
We are all that guy in the speedo.
Pretty sure I'm never (okay rarely) a guy in a speedo.
okay, so I re-read things, and there's only a few guys that really went over the line, and you weren't one of them, and I pretty much agree with your perspective on the piece...but still, Scary and Dilzy are suggesting throat punching her, scary then called her a skank, jonkranked implies drug use (she doesn't use), limitedslip calls her an "idiot woman"....I realize people like to exaggerate for effect and use inflammatory language, and I know that I'm being slightly offended on behalf of a friend (whom probably doesn't give a f#ck), but it's pretty weak behaviour and in pretty poor taste, even for this group of degenerates.
Wow. I didnt read this thread when it was posted and just realized it was taken down; coz of some other threads made in reference. I also read the article itself and honestly, I dunno what to say.
Thread was sterilized by BV and he also gave SCARY an unpaid vacation. In the future, watch the hostility. We really don't need it.
Gotcha. I guess in all sports, not just the extremos; riding bikes, snow or climbing rocks, w/e... There are always some bad eggs mixed in.
I deleted the comments that were especially nasty. Everyone is welcome to their opinion, and even welcome to say that the author is a terrible writer if that's what they think... but we don't need the flame wars.
i never implied drug use. neither did carl sagan. 'twas only a recommendation.
Given the ironic (though deserved) censoring of responses to an article about the importance of not giving a ****, I now conclude that this was not satire, and that the sponsor (or RM relationship manager) gives a ****. Shame the sponsors editor (or sub ed) didn't give enough of a **** to think about what would happen when such a poorly written (or spaz trolling effort) piece was put in front of a bunch of bored, over-the-hill, 'I'm still a biker' pedants WITH embedded RM comments on their site... like raw meat in front of a ravenous lion, it's only going to end one way.
Still, that Palmer eh? Who gives a ****? Not me (as well as being a use-to-be biker, I'm an over-the-hill skater too).
I can't entirely tell what the insinuation was regarding the "sponsor" above. To be completely clear: nobody asked for the purging of these posts, and I did not do it for any other reason than deciding to delete sh*tty posts from sh*tty people.
Any other thread that I read would have gotten the same treatment, article or not.
Its a conspiracy!
If that is your new role here, you are going to be VERY busy. I hope you got a nice raise.
My apologies for any suggestion of lick-spittleness, and as agreed above there were some well-over-the-line posts by people who normally are better behaved.... however there was a post by someone (a new mod?) with a comment about how bike were a sponsor so blaa blaa blab something. Seems to be deleted now.
You should know - I don't read others' posts - I just skim them enough to allow me to form a wildly inaccurate argument and then smash my keyboard until something ends up on the interwebs. This means that the post by the pseudo-mod with a comment indicating the sponsors delicate sensibilities might be offended by the RM-locals response to their mediocre article became "we're ****ting ourselves that our sponsor will pull some ads".
I don't give a ****, neither should you.
Its the internet.
On a forum about push bikes.
Now, where's my gold sequined jacket?
I'm not a ****ty people, and my panties are thoroughly bunched. I find this post....Offensive!
fantastic article danielle, bourgeois republicans have a hard time being smoked by heathens. the state of mountain biking in north america saddens me more every year. go south my friends, there are much less bourgeois republicans
Uh, that was me and my post is still there. I said that if it had been a toolbox RM member posting something like this from say, TeamRobot, I would probably have just deleted the entire thread and anything associated with it, because it sure seems like flamebating to me....BUT, since BIKE is now affiliated with this website and they posted the article as official, I would rather not have just erased the whole thing (plus it apparently causes hosting issues over on their website). That was before it turned into an e-riot.
However, BIKE-affiliated or not, I won't tolerate advocating violence against each other, troll-posts, or idiot hostility. I don't care where you post it (the 650b thread seems to be becoming a good place).
So you admit to being a corporate stooge?
Do you know how much money Ridemonkey brings in? I mean, Shakespeare got to get PAID, son.
Nobody is editing content about the article, just the posts by the dingdongs that keep trying to e-throatpunch one another.
JESUS! what have I been missing?!
Full on off season asshattery and it tain't even X mas yet!
I spend so much time on here without blocking ads that I'm doing my part to keep the platters spinning and the packets moving.
you're doing God's work, son. Every ad you view buys me a ferrari. I'm running out of garage space!
I've only read it just now but why is being a rebel associated with being a drunk and an idiot? Is Henry Rolins not a rebel?
Also snowboarding went through their drunk punk phase and now they are better off as a sport than skateboarding so we should we care?
Drunkard punk rockers are the lazy inept driveling type of rebels, make sense?
They are better off than they were in the days of punk snowboarding when everybody was banned from riding resorts. The sport went big even if it isn't "true" whatever that means. Also there is still a strong punk movement in the snowboard community. I remember as far as 3 years ago Future Snowboarding posted a report from a condom and whisky bottle filled yakuzzi.
Dilzy I agree. It was fun to be a drunk punk rocker at 15 but I don't think the sport will benefit from being run by 15 year olds. I want better trails, adventures, friendly, great people. Not wannabe tough guys. Let's leave that to the UFC fans.
And a big GFY to you too.
I is a sh!tty people. Look at my sh!tty post!!
Not for me. The punk snowboard movement and the ban went on for longer around here so I remember it quite well. Being cool but not being able to ride vs now when I get awesome off piste tracks right next to lifts, I can order a heli, I get amazing gear as well as safe anti avalanche gear and I'm pretty sure the extra cash from extra users helped it.
Not to mention I don't get any kicks from feeling my sport is underground and only cool people I like ride snowboards. Never understood that. Also you glorify the old times. It was equally as lame in some cases.
I know someone that might be going on vacation.