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Old 2008-05-29, 05:45 PM   #16
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i think its a great idea it will be nice to find all the UK events without having to search for ages.
Which, of course, is what the uk_unicyclists mailing list is for:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/uk_unicyclists/

And, of course, you could always look at the calendar:
http://unicycle.uk.com/calendar.asp
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Old 2008-05-29, 05:56 PM   #17
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Well, I'm not going to be signing up.

I like it here. And one of the main reasons is the good international mix of people, opinions, events and products.

You say that this place is full of shit. Do you mean 'stuff that doesn't have [UK] in the title? If so, then you're going to miss out on a lot of potentially relevant information. Just to take a recent example, Kris Holm recently posted a product recall here for the geared hub. Unless you expect Kris to track down every little forum all over the place, then you will miss out on important info like this. Likewise there are lots of discussions about the best [insert component here] which often gets a good range of response from most of the English speaking countries (and a few others too). The UK scene isn't large enough to provide a sound enough basis for this kind of product debate.

If by full of shit, you mean bickering and flaming, well, I'd rather stay here and chose to ignore it than be a part of a forum where I have to tippy toe around GK Mak for fear of my post offending his precious sentiments and being deleted. Or worse still banned. Free speech is a fantastic thing, and the internet is great for enhancing that. But a forum where you have to conform to the thinking of the host is more like a dictatorship and not somewhere that I am going to post.

Those are just my opinions. You don't have to agree with them - that's your right. But at least I can express them openly here.

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Old 2008-05-29, 06:57 PM   #18
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There's something about "Yahoo" that makes me want to stay clear. I don't know why and can't properly explain it, I just don't like the look of it. And "Yahoo Groups" just sounds dodgy to me.


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Old 2008-05-29, 07:12 PM   #19
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No one said that anyone had to stop using this forum, it's not one or the other!
Yea thats the way I look at it. I will use this forum just the same but I will just check the UK forum everyday or so, checking for upcoming rides and posting If im intrested or feel like aranging a meet.
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Old 2008-05-29, 07:30 PM   #20
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This is something quite interesting, for someone whos only just signed up to this forum.

To all those complaining, Im not sure if this new UK forum was intended to be a replacement for this one, but I certainly dont think it is. Personally I see it more as complimentry. It is true that UK events disappear off the front of this forum quick as a flash, you cant deny that.

But you arent "forced" to use that one completely instead of this one. I read about 3 forums each day. Now its going to be 4, and I can't see how thats going to be a problem, flicking between this one and the UK one.

semach.the.monkey I think you misunderstand about s**t being anything not about the UK. Also I can't see Gk Mak running around and banning everyone, he doesn't come across like that from what Ive seen. I have seen his "properly moderated" comments, but only when forum members have been bullying each other

I may sign up to the UK forum. I may not. But I'll definitely lurk around to see UK event announcements. If people keep posting UK announcements there then I'm sure the forum will work. If it doesn't work, we'll find out in a few months time wont we?
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Old 2008-05-29, 08:40 PM   #21
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Thanks for the support Billy.
Im am in no way saying that the new forum was meant as a replacement for this one. I didn't mean that everything non-UK was shit either. I will still be active and post on here, but its just that the UK stuff is so watered down on here that sometimes it will be nice to go somewhere where almost everything that is posted will be of some relevence to you.

I had intended this to be a friendly thing, so far it looks anything but.....
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Old 2008-05-29, 08:51 PM   #22
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Thanks for the support Billy.
Im am in no way saying that the new forum was meant as a replacement for this one. I didn't mean that everything non-UK was shit either. I will still be active and post on here, but its just that the UK stuff is so watered down on here that sometimes it will be nice to go somewhere where almost everything that is posted will be of some relevence to you.

I had intended this to be a friendly thing, so far it looks anything but.....
Probably didn't help by you describing this forum as too full of shit.
When you throw in a non-specific insult like that, then you kind of insult everyone who posts here.

But that's just my opinion, right?
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Old 2008-05-29, 09:14 PM   #23
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I'm all for having more unicycling forums out there and I like the idea of having a specific UK based one, it means we can have threads/forum sections dedicated to just UK meets/ride outs etc that can sometimes get lost on this forum due to the number of people posting. It just gives us more chance of spotting theses events if we are browsing two forums.

As the sport grows, more and more forums are bound to start and grow it happens with all sports/hobbies but this one will still be the daddy (or mommy) of them all. I still intend to fully support this forum and use it regularely and hopefully everyone else will including those who find the other smaller forums first.
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Old 2008-05-31, 03:07 AM   #24
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No reason why two forums can't co-exist.

We've had the NZ forum (www.unicycle.org.nz) for a few years now, and I post on both. It's sometime nice not to clutter the international forum with very local specific stuff. Like organising transport to events etc.
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Old 2008-06-02, 02:00 PM   #25
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I am with Gizmoduck on this, the forum should work well alongside this one

I am signed up and ready to go

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Old 2008-06-02, 03:35 PM   #26
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man i hate this edd kid hes always trying to ruin stuff,

lol naaaott, ill sign up when i get a chance i dont spend time on the forums much anymore but i will get back into riding properly soonxxx
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Old 2008-06-02, 06:47 PM   #27
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so there's another place to get infos and find out about stuff that will pertain particularly to me.
that's cool

i'm signed up already and both of them are my home page.

i don't see what's the big deal about this being such a bad thing. noones asking people to boycott this forum...
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Old 2008-06-06, 12:38 PM   #28
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I've signed up. Seems a good idea.
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Old 2008-06-06, 08:17 PM   #29
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I like British things, Just joined. And btw; will I be shot if I speek lyk dis?
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Old 2008-06-06, 08:29 PM   #30
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It's GK running the forum... Of course you will be shot for writing lyk dis m8
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