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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Not seen any posts from Davy for a long time now,did he just have a fall out on here ? Come back Davy.

Now,where did that bit fall off ?
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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 08:45 AM
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He pops in and out. He's active on the Ducati forum. Snakeoil and he were unhappy with some comments here and are no longer regular contributors. They're both missed and I wish they'd return full time.
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He pops in and out. He's active on the Ducati forum. Snakeoil and he were unhappy with some comments here and are no longer regular contributors. They're both missed and I wish they'd return full time.

There are many that are missed. The people that pointed me here no longer post..


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post #5 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 03:27 PM
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Not being overly critical, but in the short time I've been on here. I have noticed that amongst some members, there seems to be an old boys club mentality. That's also an observation made to me by people I have tried to get to join the site. But I guess that's human nature.
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Not being overly critical, but in the short time I've been on here. I have noticed that amongst some members, there seems to be an old boys club mentality. That's also an observation made to me by people I have tried to get to join the site. But I guess that's human nature.
Maybe that's because the majority of the regulars are approaching or over 70 years old, literally an old boys club.
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For what it's worth, as a new member, I've felt pretty welcome here.
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post #8 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 05:14 PM
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Point taken Marc, but that's not what I meant. I don't know Davy, so I can't give an opinion on why he left. However I will give you an example, and will have to generalise a bit. I know nothing about the U.S.A. culture, so I won't give an opinion there. But Aussies from my era are generally fairly intolerant of bullcrap. Even more so of the schoolyard gang bully mentality, one in all in attitude.
If I was in a pub, and having a heated debate with some bloke, and some one else stuck their nose in, we would turn around and tell him to butt out. A while ago on a different section of this forum, I took some bloke to task for saying that older triumphs were heaps of garbage ( in so many words ) Then all his buddies had to jump in and blindly defend him.
I even recieved a private message, warning me not to stir them up, as they would get nasty. ***. this is the internet, if they want to get nasty, come and knock on my door. Then we can go around the back and sort it out like blokes should. But that's what I mean by the old boys club mentality. I know things are different on forums, but human nature is what it is.

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There are many that are missed. The people that pointed me here no longer post..


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Discussion boards evolve. I was on another bike board for 8 years, had some great laughs on a daily basis with some top blokes. But I lost enthusiasm & sold the bike that connected me with that board, bought something different & moved on & now here I am ! People come & go, it's the nature of the beast.

The only thing I find perplexing in here is when some Hooray Harry drifts in, asks for & receives good advice and then you hear NOTHING back so you don't know if you helped or hindered & nobody benefits. Human nature I guess.

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You're right,Rev, human nature, and only a tiny percentage of the people on this board actually post, the rest lurk until they have a problem they can't fix. When I first came here, it was the same for me. I wasn't familiar with the 500 models and needed some education. I stayed on because I found such a trove of knowledge of our old rides, people who knew every little minute detail. In my area there aren't any experts left. All the folks I learned from are gone, the shops just a memory. Sadly, we had a beautiful little shop right in my home town, and it's gone now too. You could still walk in through the service door, and you may have seen a Vincent or Gold Star in for a tune. Two friends of mine ran the place , but they sold to a group of yuppies. I don't know what happened after that, as they hired a very knowledgeable English gentleman to run the place, but they folded. I digress. Many of those who've received help in the past will return, and I've noticed some new names lately. I enjoy this forum and to me it's the best Triumph forum I've found.
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