TW200 Forum banner

1 - 20 of 48 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
762 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm there, on-and-off...it's a prickly bunch.

But I had good luck with their Flea Market four years ago. They have a large membership...fine.

So...I put my CB1100 up in the Flea Market. Only had one pic. Three days later, had several more.

Now they have a NO BUMPING FOR FIVE DAYS rule. Fine; adding photos shouldn't count, I wouldn't think. Not if there's only three photos total.

They took the time to combine the two threads and bury the entry. On the weekend. Thanks!

That was Strike 1. I ALSO put some railroad timetables up there...figured there'd be a foamer around who'd want them. Mentioned that the photo I had was incomplete, because I'd taken it for an Ebay entry (which is getting no interest)

I get the thread pulled and a snarky message: SELL HERE OR EBAY. Now, what's up with THAT?

I guess they really don't WANT their membership using or depending on the classified. As well as all the banning - especially when an OT thread veers into politics and it's not the kind of uber-liberal politics that geeks and forum mods LIKE.

I guess I'm gonna have to delete bookmarks...it's a shame. Tools like that can be SO useful; and instead, these schittheads want to play Supercop, be swinging the Ban Hammer...it's a good way to ruin a forum, find yourself a board without a membership.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,030 Posts
I stop going on the DR650 ADV when I got the TW, you have about twenty guys that rule the DR650 thread and I have two Bans for posting the link to the DR650 service manual I should go back and get my third strike.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
636 Posts
I don't think ADV is likely to run out of membership to soon. I search through there on occasion, but it is just sooo big.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
762 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Well, when you have power-hungry mods tossing people left and right...and the Flea Market is useless because of imbecilic interpretation of strict rules...why go there? Get abused by uber-liberal Web-riders?

WTF is wrong with cross-posting, Ebay and someone's Flea Market. MOST people don't have Ebay memberships - it's cumbersome and unless you're there all the time, it's not really worth it. But just something to pick up for a few bucks...

I have a box full of old rulebooks and special training aids for a prominent railroad merger back fifteen years ago. A railfan would be REAL interested. Others, not so much. I hate to just toss them; but the average person would think them garbage. But they are part of railroad history.

And the mod staff there, would rather flex their muscles than give a member a chance to pick up some interesting stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,473 Posts
Figured Out Long Ago....many, if not most, of those Assclowns the Run and Rule ADV Rider, have never been on a Motorcycle, and are Obama Loving Assclowns....while there are some good ride stories, most of it is bullshit posted by bullshit artists and fockheads.....just my two cents, and yes, Hoot was tossed long ago, but came back under a new ID, and have probably posted 20 times or less in the past 2 years....unless I want to view something I consider worthwhile, I don't go there.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,030 Posts
And you have to be a IT guy to post a photo.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
745 Posts
I have a box full of old rulebooks and special training aids for a prominent railroad merger back fifteen years ago. A railfan would be REAL interested. Others, not so much. I hate to just toss them; but the average person would think them garbage. But they are part of railroad history.
I have a friend who would like that stuff.

And yeah, I agree with you about ADV. I rarely even go there anymore. Even the TW200 thread, except for the members from here who post there, is mostly populated with people who don't really like the TW200; they really just want a fat-tired DRZ650 or whatever. :rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,076 Posts
ADVrider... gosh, where do I start.

I have a like/hate relationship with that place. I've met some great people there, but like many have posted, there are way too many power-hungry types running the place. And it's very clique-ish. There are assclowns who troll threads with impunity, but if a normal person steps out of line, you get an instant ban, and if you so much as ASK why, you get another ban for "baiting" a moderator. The guy who "owns" the site is never there and doesn't answer PMs.

Then there's the new software they switched to a couple of months ago. I HATE IT. It's too busy. It has way too many images all over the place. I liked the old software. Since the new software, I go there maybe once a week (if that). I too stopped reading any threads regularly. For DR650 stuff I go to the DRRiders forum instead.

I will lurk there to read ride reports when I manage to find ones that are interesting. Far too many of them are all about BMWs, and I've grown to dislike those bikes so much that I don't care to read about them... with rare exception. Colebatch's BAM Road report from a few years ago was fantastic, for example.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
762 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
ADVrider... gosh, where do I start.

I have a like/hate relationship with that place. I've met some great people there, but like many have posted, there are way too many power-hungry types running the place. And it's very clique-ish. There are assclowns who troll threads with impunity, but if a normal person steps out of line, you get an instant ban, and if you so much as ASK why, you get another ban for "baiting" a moderator. The guy who "owns" the site is never there and doesn't answer PMs.

Then there's the new software they switched to a couple of months ago. I HATE IT. It's too busy. It has way too many images all over the place. I liked the old software. Since the new software, I go there maybe once a week (if that). I too stopped reading any threads regularly. For DR650 stuff I go to the DRRiders forum instead.

I will lurk there to read ride reports when I manage to find ones that are interesting. Far too many of them are all about BMWs, and I've grown to dislike those bikes so much that I don't care to read about them... with rare exception. Colebatch's BAM Road report from a few years ago was fantastic, for example.
Amen on the BMW-philia. I've owned two; and they're great rides - but always, there's the potential or actual expense of keeping such a complicated, tempermental piece of equipment running. There are guys there who buy those things, bench-customize them...who the HELL has that kind of time and money? Lottery winners? How many of them ARE there?

There are devotees of lesser bikes but fewer of them. And everyone is prickly. Outside the Blue Roundel Fanboi Association, there's the usual Web-riders, there to tell us about wheelies and open pipes, and who needs gear. Responsible views, too. As well as trolls.

You get into the obscure corners, like the scooter section - or even one of several TW threads...more reasonableness. But it's buried deep.

I guess this is it. When that bike ad I still have up, slips under the waves...I'll ride off. ADVrider can become BMWrider/CYBERrider.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
762 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
I have a friend who would like that stuff.
Enough to pay the postage? Parcel Post is not cheap these days - it would probably cost about $20 to mail it.

If he'd like it that much, let me know. I'll figure postage and you can PayPal me the cost...and it'll be yours.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
Ship it "Media Mail" Not parcel. Much cheaper.

Enough to pay the postage? Parcel Post is not cheap these days - it would probably cost about $20 to mail it.

If he'd like it that much, let me know. I'll figure postage and you can PayPal me the cost...and it'll be yours.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,983 Posts
Yeah, I don't like ADVrider forum either. It's useless to sell anything there unless it's for BMW GS or a KTM. Plus, so freakin many people listing stuff for sale, in 1 day, my post's were 7 pages back already. No Bumps? WTF in 2 days, it's like 15 pages back. Who looks that far back every day? By the time your 5 days is up, it's pushed off the damn forum. Yeah, nothing but blowhards with more money than skills.

Ok, I'm done.....:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,076 Posts
The thing with ADVrider's mods is how they take shit way too seriously. I'm sure the "no bumps for five days" rule was instituted because of idiots bumping their stuff every few hours or every day. I seem to recall it being a three-day limit, but five is insane. But you have these moderator types that are so trigger happy that they can't wait to ban somebody. And there's NO recourse whatsoever. Nor even warnings. EVERY violation is a ban.

There's one mod, who shall remain nameless, who, if I ever meet in person... well, let's just say there's gonna be trouble.

One of my dreams is to hit the lottery, and then offer to buy the site from the current owner ("Baldy") who is already rich because he owns that image sharing site that I can't remember the name of. But buy it, and immediately fire and ban all the current moderators, and replace them with ones who aren't such assholes. I ran several web forums for ATVs for quite a few years and had to hold back my mods from wanting to ban people all the time. Heck, the way I got my DR650 was by selling three of those forums for a decent chunk of change.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,983 Posts
It's 5 days. I didn't read the rules did it in 4 and got banned for 1 month. 2nd time is for good. Yes, WAY to far.

I really wanted to see his badge, but didn't think he would like that.....:p There's another forum that's worse than them. Gun related.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
745 Posts
It's 5 days. I didn't read the rules did it in 4 and got banned for 1 month. 2nd time is for good. Yes, WAY to far.

I really wanted to see his badge, but didn't think he would like that.....:p There's another forum that's worse than them. Gun related.
Yeah, I was just about to ask Rob to also buy Arfcom. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
604 Posts
It's 5 days. I didn't read the rules did it in 4 and got banned for 1 month. 2nd time is for good. Yes, WAY to far.

I really wanted to see his badge, but didn't think he would like that.....:p There's another forum that's worse than them. Gun related.
It is spelled way too far. YOUR BANNED!:rolleyes:
 
1 - 20 of 48 Posts
Top