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Old 03-19-2010, 05:57 AM   #46
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This thread is strangely popular with the people who voted not to have it available. Why?
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:57 AM   #47
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My first and last post here.

I thought the nONGA stuff in the basement was for precisely this sort of dribble. And that's where it belongs - in the basement.

Nev, shame on you. At the rate you do 180 turns you'll be electable soon.

It seems that nowadays one only has to whine long enough and your wish will be granted. Remember the old adage, "spare the rod and spoil the child", it seems to apply here.

Goodnight forever.
Although it doesn`t sit comfortably with me Silla, I take your comments on board..

I didn`t start this to be compared to nONGA thread, nor did I feel i`ve given in to those that whinged.. Its something i`m trying to see if it improves the forum.. Sorry for making the effort and wasn`t intended to offend..
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:57 AM   #48
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My first and last post here.

Goodnight forever.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:22 PM   #49
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Nev and Silla, can you please stop using the reverse capitalisation when referring to the separatists.

Some may interpret it as implying they have ties to either myself or tEAM iDIOT, when they merely stole the idea and tried to pretend it was original.

Thank you...
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:09 PM   #50
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The whole premise of the "off topic" conversation, is that there was a topic to begin with...
well there is a topic...........its the off topic thread
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:24 PM   #51
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Nev and Silla, can you please stop using the reverse capitalisation when referring to the separatists.

Some may interpret it as implying they have ties to either myself or tEAM iDIOT, when they merely stole the idea and tried to pretend it was original.

Thank you...
Thats old news mate.Get over it and move on.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:21 PM   #52
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So to kick things off in a sensible manner
You're not going to last around here talking that shit

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are there any fans of the "Survivor" series here?
Hey Sd, I've watched it from the start. One of the first and still the best "reality" shows imo (if you don't include televised sport..). But "discussing it around the water cooler" not really my thing, sorry. All that dancing, singing, cooking, renovating, dating, etc.. reality crap came later.

They're far cheaper to produce for the networks, so they're here to stay. My sister is a writer in LA. She said the reality boom knocked the snot out of the writing business over there.

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My first and last post here.
... aka: I got some bad news, and I got some good news...
Hey GS, lighten up.. as Baldy says.. this site is what it is, it owes us nothing.
Sorta reminds me of this...
EVERYTHING'S AMAZING, NOBODY'S HAPPY

and if ya like that...
BEING WHITE

I was away from AdvRider for a year, sounds like I missed something.. nonga? separatists? basement? Maybe I shouldn't ask.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:45 PM   #53
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...6&d=1268998832

Nice gesture... but it'll dissolve faster than a mint lifesaver in a can of coke...

The whole premise of the "off topic" conversation, is that there was a topic to begin with... While this little playpool will be piddled in for a while and ultimately turn sceptic and get turfed to the sewer by the sanitary staff... or it'll go stagnant of its own accord and end up off the face of things to die a natural death... like all else.
No, the premise of the 'off topic' thread is to discuss topics that aren't related to the Forum - i.e. anything that's not adventure riding.

Every Forum in existence has such a thread. It enables members of the forum the ability to discuss topics outside the original forum charter with other members.

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Thread jacks and off topic conversations are often (if not alway's) caused by the catalyst of (seemingly) otherwise non-related conversations. There a fact of life... like cancer, they can be a pain, but they are inevitable (for some).

Hence "off-topic"... this will be another n... no... no - I'm not gonna say it... another one of those "scribble board" threads that will most likely fizzle away.

The only true long lasting scribble board thread got canned... well put downstairs anyway... and the last time I looked; it was trundling along happy with it's place in the world under the ADV waterline.

Has Nev found the cure for cancer...? Dunno? Maybe?

This one... 20 pages... tops and mostly outta curiosity value.
Perhaps.

That will depend on the folk who post here.
Sufficient quantities of wit, humour, intelligent conversation will ensure its longevity.

Calling an off topic thread a scribble board is a fairly subjective (and cynical) assessment. What you get out of such a thread is far from representative of the other posters...

Your participation is neither compulsory nor required.


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Old 03-19-2010, 06:36 PM   #54
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:59 PM   #55
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:24 PM   #56
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Now here is an issue I'd like to hear peoples opinions on. It has to do with Melbourne but applys to pretty much any major town in Australia and it even has a motorcycle bent to it. This is from the Age today:-

"A THIRD of Melbourne's population growth is taking place within 15 kilometres of the city centre - a sharp change from the pattern of the '70s and '80s.
Inner and middle suburbs that had been losing population for decades are seeing thousands more people on their streets, as infill housing, unit developments and the odd major redevelopment put new homes in old streets"

More people, more cars, more bikes, more traffic - aaaarrggghh.
Whilst battling the peak hour traffic the 20km's into the city from where I live- riding along the southeastern carpark I noticed that there were 50 or so motorcycles battling the same traffic. The major issues I saw were

Trucks on the freeway slow the traffic down considerably
Lane closures reduce traffic flow
Bikes weave in and out of lanes as traffic sped up and slowed down intermittently and this looked pretty dangerous to me

So these are my thougts

Ban trucks from the city, freeways and highways between 7.30am to 9 am = result - traffic will flow quicker and safer and reduce the time needed for people to get to work. It will also make it safer on the roads for bikes

Second point - dedicate one lane on major highways and freeways to motorcycles between 7.30 and 9am - 20kms out from the city = result massive reduction in traffic, eased congestion on all roads, safer riding conditions

Stupid lane closures - allow bikes to use the lanes closed to other vehicles (when the issue is only one of line marking or other none "huge hole in the road" type issue.) Now you wouldn't need to do this if we had a dedicated lane - see point two.

Anyone want to comment on this?
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:05 PM   #57
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Anyone want to comment on this?
No, but I've got another "off-topic" topic....

We all should know about the floods in QLD slowly making their way down through NSW, etc. My question is why isn't this national news, every night? The MDB is Australias' largest irrigation water user, major food and fibre producer and has been under considerable stress for a long time. This year it will see perhaps the biggest flood ever recorded in some districts along the darling, and the Darling River may well flow for near its entire length! Unbelievable if you look back over just a few short years.

So, why aren't Mr & Mrs average Oz aware of this and the potential impact on food prices, etc? Lara fucking Bingle and her handbag "Pup" get more newstime. What's worng with the community?
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:20 PM   #58
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5 bucks its not
Have you fixed my/our/your bike yet?
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:30 PM   #59
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Have you fixed my/our/your bike yet?

Cruzer is tired of the Cruiser ? and getting back to bikes

Do tell !
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:32 PM   #60
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Ah well its like this.........................i will call ya that will be easier skank
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