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Poll: Should the Babes on Bike thread have been removed?

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Should the Babes on Bikes thread have been removed?

Yes (I am a man)
21
21%
No (I am a man)
62
61%
No strong opinion, but I accept its removal (I am a man)
14
14%
Yes (I am a woman)
1
1%
No (I am a woman)
2
2%
No strong opinion, but I accept its removal (I am a woman)
2
2%
 
Total votes : 102

Re: Poll: Should the Babes on Bike thread have been removed?

08 Jul 2016 07:45

sienna wrote:I could never understand why the BoB thread was taken away in the first place - I was thoroughly shocked when I went to show it to a friend (who likes both bikes and girls) and found it was gone. Is it because the powers that be at this forum want to protect other adult people from the "moral decline" of modern society or was it because of the personal prejudices of a few? Were there complaints from forum members who could have just as easily exercised their choice to not open the thread? I think it would be generally accepted that normal adults could view this material, which at its very worst is the softest of porn, without turning into rapists and pedophiles. :confused:


You would hardly call it soft porn even. Clothes are still worn and there is nothing movie like about it. What about girls in bikinis or girls in bikinis on surfboards. Yes it's true men like looking at girls and the apparel being worn or not does not matter that much but when you combine it with the evil bicycle well all bets are off it seems. It is just too dangerous to male minds, and women would be absolutely appalled to know that photos of attractive females were being taken with the evil bikes with the curved wheels and the objectionable seat posts ! What next : Big Girls on Tandems or Gay Guys on Fixed Gears. Think of the damage done to society. It could become an election issue.
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18 Jul 2016 23:51

Typical the people that can easily avoid looking just have to and then tell us how immoral and outrageous we are. The poll for all it is worth clearly demonstrates that %18 of men that object also cannot self censor. Thanks for being so concerned for our moral choices. Frankly the standards are higher than some newspapers, No pubis, no nipples, no porn. all rules respected and stretched a little too. Frankly it is the only subject on this forum my wife pays any attention to.
The clinic offends me and no one is taking it down.
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19 Jul 2016 16:37

Keep in mind, Babes on Bikes is alive and well on Pinterest. Follow today!

https://www.pinterest.com/phil8277/babes-on-bikes/
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21 Jul 2016 07:31

Alpe d'Huez wrote:Keep in mind, Babes on Bikes is alive and well on Pinterest. Follow today!

https://www.pinterest.com/phil8277/babes-on-bikes/

Yes it is. :lol:
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08 Sep 2016 19:13

I leave for a year, and this happens?! Frowny face...big frowny face.

Guess I'll have to go feel guilty for being a male who finds the visual appeal of women to be pleasing, while not primarily judging them or their worth (or any human) based on their aesthetics. I guess nuanced, complex interweaving of natural responses and morality is just not something believed possible...sad.
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08 Sep 2016 20:20

ChewbaccaDefense wrote:I leave for a year, and this happens?! Frowny face...big frowny face.

Guess I'll have to go feel guilty for being a male who finds the visual appeal of women to be pleasing, while not primarily judging them or their worth (or any human) based on their aesthetics. I guess nuanced, complex interweaving of natural responses and morality is just not something believed possible...sad.

Dude Brah - when you get the time read some of the trash posted in this thread. You will be surprised or maybe not by the Political correctness being spewed out.
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14 Sep 2016 15:10

ChewbaccaDefense wrote:I leave for a year, and this happens?! Frowny face...big frowny face.

Guess I'll have to go feel guilty for being a male who finds the visual appeal of women to be pleasing, while not primarily judging them or their worth (or any human) based on their aesthetics. I guess nuanced, complex interweaving of natural responses and morality is just not something believed possible...sad.

Don't sweat it. You can just visit the Pinterest link that Alpe d'huez posted above. Babes on Bikes is alive and well over there.
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14 Sep 2016 15:43

Yes, still going strong, without nanny looking over it. Take a look, and be sure to bookmark and subscribe. Nowhereman is the best. :-)

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=30940&start=140
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14 Sep 2016 15:47

Alpe d'Huez wrote:Yes, still going strong, without nanny looking over it. Take a look, and be sure to bookmark and subscribe. Nowhereman is the best. :-)

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=30940&start=140

Your link is circular, I don't know if you intended on doing that but I thought I'd bring it up.

Cheers
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15 Sep 2016 18:14

Irondan wrote:
Alpe d'Huez wrote:Yes, still going strong, without nanny looking over it. Take a look, and be sure to bookmark and subscribe. Nowhereman is the best. :-)

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=30940&start=140

Your link is circular, I don't know if you intended on doing that but I thought I'd bring it up.

Cheers

that viewtopic....... link must have been a mistake. look up a few posts from Alp and myself. That link is the good link to the new residence of BoB. A little guidance for those that may need some help. https://www.pinterest.com/phil8277/babes-on-bikes/ That is the correct link.
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16 Sep 2016 00:55

No, a mistake. Ha!

Thanks for the correction.
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07 Nov 2016 15:58

Has Babes on Bikes been reopened again, in this forum?
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07 Nov 2016 16:18

nowhereman wrote:Has Babes on Bikes been reopened again, in this forum?

No, it hasn't.
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09 Nov 2016 05:26

Irondan wrote:
nowhereman wrote:Has Babes on Bikes been reopened again, in this forum?

No, it hasn't.

Realized this shortly after I questioned it's status. Hey, thanks for being part of the powers that be, that saved us all from that absolutely amoral thread.
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Re: Re:

09 Nov 2016 14:03

nowhereman wrote:
Irondan wrote:
nowhereman wrote:Has Babes on Bikes been reopened again, in this forum?

No, it hasn't.

Realized this shortly after I questioned it's status. Hey, thanks for being part of the powers that be, that saved us all from that absolutely amoral thread.

The decision was not mine, it was the owners of the forum that asked us to remove it.

It's alive and well in another website, you can still view it there.
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09 Nov 2016 20:57

Irondan wrote:
nowhereman wrote:
Irondan wrote:
nowhereman wrote:Has Babes on Bikes been reopened again, in this forum?

No, it hasn't.

Realized this shortly after I questioned it's status. Hey, thanks for being part of the powers that be, that saved us all from that absolutely amoral thread.

The decision was not mine, it was the owners of the forum that asked us to remove it.

It's alive and well in another website, you can still view it there.

I know it's alive and well. I am the driving force of that page, with Thanks to Alpe D'Huez. I still think it was an idiotic idea that the owners felt the need to terminate the thread, it was totally unnecessary. But some among us need to have their choices limited, even eliminated, instead of being able to make choices of their own. Pinterest is bigger and broader than cyclingnews could ever imagine being. If they can handle the BoB thread. This site could have handled it too, based on its connection to cycling. But they made a small minded decision exercising power over an even smaller minded minority. It's laughable. :lol:
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10 Nov 2016 13:25

PM link pls? :D
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10 Nov 2016 13:49

jsem94 wrote:PM link pls? :D

It's located upthread a few posts...
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Ah, my bad. Made my day though.
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Re: Re:

10 Nov 2016 15:03

nowhereman wrote:
Irondan wrote:
nowhereman wrote:
Irondan wrote:
nowhereman wrote:Has Babes on Bikes been reopened again, in this forum?

No, it hasn't.

Realized this shortly after I questioned it's status. Hey, thanks for being part of the powers that be, that saved us all from that absolutely amoral thread.

The decision was not mine, it was the owners of the forum that asked us to remove it.

It's alive and well in another website, you can still view it there.

I know it's alive and well. I am the driving force of that page, with Thanks to Alpe D'Huez. I still think it was an idiotic idea that the owners felt the need to terminate the thread, it was totally unnecessary. But some among us need to have their choices limited, even eliminated, instead of being able to make choices of their own. Pinterest is bigger and broader than cyclingnews could ever imagine being. If they can handle the BoB thread. This site could have handled it too, based on its connection to cycling. But they made a small minded decision exercising power over an even smaller minded minority. It's laughable. :lol:


Thing is, anytime the topic of the UCI doing more to support professional women's cycling comes up, the crapstorm of apoplectic comments from male users here is pretty overwhelming. If they'd rather let it rot and look at bikini-clad women stood next to bikes, I think we can probably applaud CN for taking a stand on this, whatever the reason was behind it, and for trying to nudge us toward a cycling community that is inclusive.

And FWIW, I know my partner, who as it happens is a highly skilled web-developer (and a cyclist too), wouldn't want to work for a company that was comfortable hosting a sexist thread like BoB.
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