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by glueman
17 Feb 2011, 5:48pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Save the CTC Web Site
Replies: 86
Views: 163915

Re: Save the CTC Web Site

meic wrote:Is that because the CTC is now saved?

If it is it's too late for me. We've cancelled our subscriptions, though 30 years was a good run. If an old style CTC club emerges from the ashes of the charity in waiting they'll certainly get our family's contribution, though I'm squeamish about using this site to air views as a on-member so thanks for the memories!
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 2:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Glueman's and Kwacker's room of their own

BTW, I won't be contributing any further to the discussion while it remains under a moderator's micturate take banner.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 2:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Glueman's and Kwacker's room of their own

I put folklore and myth on a much higher pedestal than childish untruths. We live by the most outrageous and pernicious myths and call them common sense or worse, logic. I agree with Charles Fort that everything is the convenient thing to wear for a while. Arguments arise when someone claims their 100%, rock solid, you'd-be-crazy-to-ignore-this-offer myth is the only one in town.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How fast do you go down hills?
Replies: 256
Views: 14983

Re: How fast do you go down hills?

A well braced tandem frame descends hills better than a solo IME, because of the long wheelbase. It feels more like riding a motorcycle. If it does get out of shape - and I've only come close when a front tyre blew out on a down hill - flying tandems are not easy beasts to subdue.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 1:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Glueman's and Kwacker's room of their own

My attitude to religion is this. While not being religious personally, apart from liking choral music and the odd fresco, it has become an easy target for those who wish to appear more enlightened than their fellow man. There may be all kinds of good reasons for attacking individual aspects of a particular religion but most assaults are instinctive and by their nature, divisive.

On the level of living folklore I believe religion is important. I'm keen on folklore and the narratives different ages live by and very pro-belief, belief in all kinds of things and feel profoundly that individuals should not be forced to justify those instincts, or be pilloried when such beliefs don't adhere to current fashion. I think of religion in a similar way to pre-Beeching railways, easy to knock, simple to dismantle, impossible to replace and the herald of a load of inadequate and messy substitutes.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 12:19pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: New Membership Cycling Organisation
Replies: 101
Views: 162704

Re: New Membership Cycling Organisation

The issue is how far club advocates are prepared to fight a management desire to take the club in a different direction. The powers that be have correctly gambled that old school DA types and nu-cyclist reformers added together won't beat the head count of the apathetic and those who use the club as a general insurance policy and look no further than magazine editorials.

My instinct is the current impasse will only last long enough for the next round of propaganda not to appear unseemly. The issue won't go away permanently.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Glueman's and Kwacker's room of their own

I don't have a problem with Nutsey or trolls generally, however moderators have to accept that having them in residence will elicit responses depending how bored/ magnanimous/ adversarial posters are feeling at the time. IMHO Nutsey thinks most people on this board, and quite possibly the world in general, is older, financially better off, more complacent and less smart than he is. He may of course be correct, in which case ya-boo could be the best way to make his case.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Glueman's and Kwacker's room of their own

If we're being frank, the problem seems to be that moderation doesn't appear to know what to do with a self-confessed troll, namely one Nutsey and has thrown the debate open to the floor to avoid appearing partial. This has opened up old wounds between posters whereas a simple warning or ban would have nipped the problem in the bud.
Trolls are by nature adversarial and push the boundary of what's acceptable. If a moderator can't tell the difference between background controversy and bare-faced trolling the board is screwed.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 11:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Glueman's and Kwacker's room of their own

Let's talk facts. Kwackers took my general, on-topic point and turned it into an attack on him, presumably because of the stuff he'd been bottling up about my responses to him on some previous occasion. In fact I had a completely different poster in mind but if you read back what he said it ended with him telling me I should get my own board. That's an opinion. My deletion is because you decided to convert my responses to him into a comedy headline, which is unfair and inappropriate.
However I can take a hint and see which way the land lies.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 11:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Glueman's and Kwacker's room of their own

Si wrote: as Kwackers says...


Hmmm, a bit rich when you started the thread. Perhaps you were also too busy to notice Nutsey making ya-boo sucks type comments and rapidly deleting them? Looks like there are tame trolls and untame ones.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Glueman's and Kwacker's room of their own

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by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 10:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Troll poll

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by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ukulele, fish-egg, acrostic
Replies: 104
Views: 3027

Re: Troll poll

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by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clipless - Why ??
Replies: 51
Views: 4401

Re: Clipless - Why ??

While I have SPD pedals on most bikes I think their advantage over non-clipless types is much overstated. Most of it is fashion.
by glueman
4 Feb 2011, 9:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Troll poll
Replies: 75
Views: 4289

Re: Troll poll

The forum could also consider getting rid of its Tea Shop. If ever things kick off on a board it's usually in the AOB/coffee bar area, idle hands and all that. Real trolls are easier to spot in the specialist areas, the Tea Shop is usually the place people pick a fight. I don't know why sites have such areas unless it's to indulge bored minds.