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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Why do you post here?

So apparently there are alot of us that love to chat and post on forums...Why do you do it?

Ok my situation is that I work in an isolated bank branch in a town of about 800. Witty and intellectual conversation is a little rare especially on topics I like (motorcycles, sports ect.) To make things worse I am the only male out of 13 employees and the youngest (at 36 gasp )

Therefore i look to the internet to supply 90% of my daytime commeraderie and entertainment...I post on at least 2 forums per day and check the threads 3 or 4 times a day to "catch up". I do get a kick out of the different perspectives and enjoy hearing others witty and sometimes admittedly inane banter as they try and express themselves. I also like getting caught up quickly on breaking news in the topics and info from others experiences. Sharing your 1st person experiences helps you research and decide on lots of things from insurance to gear, riding technique to what to ride, ect...

So be honest, Why are you here?
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 08:32 AM
 
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Kills time. It's entertaining...and now I'm a mod.


It's also a good place to get motorcycle information.



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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 08:33 AM
 
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Kills time. It's entertaining...and now I'm a mod.


It's also a good place to get motorcycle information.


I'm on dozens of forums, but active on about 4 (and a mod on 2... amusingly, neither of those two are boards I post much on anymore). I'm in a boring office, and on the phone all darn day, so this keeps me entertained. That, and I do love riding, so it's nice to chit-chat with others who share my passion.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 08:34 AM
 
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The people here kick ass. I gots a desk job too, so it helps blow some time to smitherines. Plus, I wouldn't have tight ass pics if it wasn't for this place.

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The people here kick ass. I gots a desk job too, so it helps blow some time to smitherines. Plus, I wouldn't have tight ass pics if it wasn't for this place.

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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 08:38 AM
 
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I think most of us are online at work. When we lost internet connection for a day, everyone at work started roaming around the hallways and spent less time in their cubicles.

Our internet access is unrestricted, so I spend most of my time cleaning out spyware remotely. I have 4 monitors and I leave one for my web use and the others are remotely cleaning other machines. I have fallen asleep from time to time on my desk.

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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 08:56 AM
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I'm here because I own the place.
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post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 08:57 AM
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I'm here because I own the place.
Good reason.

I post here to kill some time while Im at my desk job. And
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I'm here because I own the place.
want to be owned? ";^P

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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 09:05 AM
 
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I'm here because I own the place.

Well...we won't hold that against you...

I enjoy it because I get to converse with people literally from around the world...we all have different backgrounds, ethnicity, religious and political views...and the forums allows us to interact...without someone bleeding...

I have learned many things from people on the 'net...some good...some...well...

I have gotten to know some on here well enough that when we get to meet, we could sit down and converse in such a way that people around us would think we were old friends...I like that.

I have also come to truly understand what my Grandpa meant when he told me, "Before you start telling someone how stupid they are...you better look down and see where your feet are."
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Well...we won't hold that against you...

I enjoy it because I get to converse with people literally from around the world...we all have different backgrounds, ethnicity, religious and political views...and the forums allows us to interact...without someone bleeding...

I have learned many things from people on the 'net...some good...some...well...

I have gotten to know some on here well enough that when we get to meet, we could sit down and converse in such a way that people around us would think we were old friends...I like that.

I have also come to truly understand what my Grandpa meant when he told me, "Before you start telling someone how stupid they are...you better look down and see where your feet are."
Well put...

I started off on here because I finally found a bike forum where you could mention the word 'Harley' and 'sportbike' in the same post without getting publically flogged... Ribbed a little, yeah, but that's to be expected...

Then before I knew it (less than 5 days) I became a resident because I really started enjoying the people... Wrecking my ankle and being forced off it for 6 weeks helped too... Unlike most, I on my time between work/school and riding...
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post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 12:50 PM
 
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1. It gives me something to do when im bored.
2. Cool people to chat with.
3. When I do get a bike ill have somewhere to talk about it.

Thats about all I get on here for.


Oh yeah
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Well put...

I started off on here because I finally found a bike forum where you could mention the word 'Harley' and 'sportbike' in the same post without getting publically flogged... Ribbed a little, yeah, but that's to be expected...

Then before I knew it (less than 5 days) I became a resident because I really started enjoying the people... Wrecking my ankle and being forced off it for 6 weeks helped too... Unlike most, I on my time between work/school and riding...

it gives me a place to between riding and sleeping.. and school work



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post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 07:33 PM
 
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I'm here because I like the people, many different views/opinions on different matters, and most of all


that, and I've actually learned a bunch of stuff here, without being ripped a new A hole in the process of asking slightly dumb questions.
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post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 08:17 PM
 
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great knowledge base is why I started here. Then slowly got to know people better and better. This is the only forum I'm active on really. Keeps me away from work. And surprisingly enough, this is a fairly like minded community unlike most forums.

I'm really hoping to be able to do the deal's gap trip next summer and meeting some folks in person.
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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 08:59 PM
 
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Well, I like the people... if i ask a question even one that may have been asked twice in a month i dont get the typical...

USE THE SEARCH BUTTON A$$HOLE...

i get an answer or a link to the thread that the answer is in... also I like the "newbie to experienced rider" ratio... I love to help those that might not know as much as me and i like to get help from those that know more then me...
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post #17 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 10:02 PM
 
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I'm on here because I finally bought a bike , first bike first time riding, and I wanted to get more information about riding and motorcycles. I've come to find out that riders help riders and that the barrier between Harleys and crouch rockets is disapearing. My first few rides where with Harleys and cruisers. I've searched for other forums but they seem to be out dated, meaning that the posts are old. I found this forum and stopped searching for other forums. Also, it helps to pass time when I'm at work.
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post #18 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 10:03 PM
 
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Is there anyone in here from SoCal? I've noticed that almost everyone is east coast.
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i think she is from the west coast

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post #20 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 10:49 PM
 
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check out the west coast section.. https://www.twowheelforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=32
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