Cafe Section?

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Hi Mods,

Hugh Januss has posted a thread in the General section which warrants some consideration. We occasionally enjoy discussing non-cycling issues and including a separate section, which Hugh has appropriately suggested to be called the "Cafe" section, would be a good avenue for these discussions. I realize that this may be difficult to moderate, particularly if it gets into discussions about US politics, but you've done a great job so far in every other section. As long as it does not degenerate into name calling and personal insults, then I think this may be a good thing for the forum. Just my 2 cents and support for Hugh's suggestion.
 
Jun 16, 2009
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+2 better to have a seperate forum so people can spit out what they are dying to say rather than letting them try to interject into other threads
 
Mar 18, 2009
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+3. I thought that was what "General" was for, until my thread on health care was closed and I realized it was General under "Road".
 
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but weve asked for this so many times, im not holding my breath.. ;)
 
Mar 11, 2009
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craig1985 said:
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180mm Crank? Are you there?
As you might know or expect - my vast forum related powers do not extend to creating new sections. This is really down to the uber-mods of which I am not. I am really just a member like you guys but with some admin privileges. Privileges which I take quite seriously and try to use with great wisdom - that's code for I read a lot of posts (some insightful, some inciteful and some drivel) and I try not to screw the forum up for you guys. My wife thinks I am writing a book...;)

I have asked the question? And flagged this thread a couple of days ago. I promise I will follow up until we get an answer.

...now back to reading TTF, BPC and Dr M falling out about the rain in Spain (you had to be there!) :)
 
Mar 19, 2009
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Any user can go into the 'Community' section and create a new social group, such as a café where you can talk about non-cycling related topics, otherwise known as... life. :p I'm sure the admins wouldn't mind as long as the conversation was kept cordial.
 
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dimspace said:
how abut a christmas section...
Will you serve us roast, stuffed turkey, Brussel sprouts, parsnips and pigs in a blanket? Not to mention the horrific christmas pudding... mouthwatering ;)
 
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Bala Verde said:
Will you serve us roast, stuffed turkey, Brussel sprouts, parsnips and pigs in a blanket? Not to mention the horrific christmas pudding... mouthwatering ;)
If you do I will regift a fruitcake.
 
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Ok so we are getting some traction with the powers at CN - we just need to decide what kind of cafe we want to be -

1. Are we going down the franchise route - star$, blenz etc

2. Are we more a cafe of the people - Tim Hortons, Dunkin Donuts etc

3. Do we see ourselves as more greasy spoon - transport caff, roadside diner etc

4. Are we a mid-ride stop off cafe - a garden centre, tea shop etc

5. Or do we see ourselves as more free wheelin kind of greenwich village scene - independent with freetrade, organic, save the world type of thing going on...

Any other suggestions? ;)
 
Jul 9, 2009
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180mmCrank said:
Ok so we are getting some traction with the powers at CN - we just need to decide what kind of cafe we want to be -



Any other suggestions?
I was thinking something along the lines of a neighborhood bar where any sort of topic is allowed. Everthing from sports to entertainment to politics would be fair game. If a bar fight were to break out it would be up to the other patrons to separate the combatants.
 
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180mmCrank said:
Ok so we are getting some traction with the powers at CN - we just need to decide what kind of cafe we want to be -

1. Are we going down the franchise route - star$, blenz etc

2. Are we more a cafe of the people - Tim Hortons, Dunkin Donuts etc

3. Do we see ourselves as more greasy spoon - transport caff, roadside diner etc

4. Are we a mid-ride stop off cafe - a garden centre, tea shop etc

5. Or do we see ourselves as more free wheelin kind of greenwich village scene - independent with freetrade, organic, save the world type of thing going on...

Any other suggestions? ;)
I am with Hugh. Something like Cheers. We need a Norm, Cliff, Sam, Woody, Carla, Diana/Rebecca, Fraser and Coach. Now that would be a good balance. Any takers? Sports, politics, beefs and likes, anything really.
 
Jul 9, 2009
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elapid said:
I am with Hugh. Something like Cheers. We need a Norm, Cliff, Sam, Woody, Carla, Diana/Rebecca, Fraser and Coach. Now that would be a good balance. Any takers? Sports, politics, beefs and likes, anything really.
Would it be too early to nominate BanProCycling as Cliff Clavin?
 
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My favourite local cafe has a selection of Belgian ales, gourmet food, a serious barista and a good range of French, Italian and local wines. Anything less just won't cut it.

180mmCrank said:
Ok so we are getting some traction with the powers at CN - we just need to decide what kind of cafe we want to be -

1. Are we going down the franchise route - star$, blenz etc

2. Are we more a cafe of the people - Tim Hortons, Dunkin Donuts etc

3. Do we see ourselves as more greasy spoon - transport caff, roadside diner etc

4. Are we a mid-ride stop off cafe - a garden centre, tea shop etc

5. Or do we see ourselves as more free wheelin kind of greenwich village scene - independent with freetrade, organic, save the world type of thing going on...

Any other suggestions? ;)
 
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cheers does it for me.. :D only rule should be NO cycling talk and NO armstrong talk

(i still think xmas will come first)
 
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Yep, I was thinking BPC would be good as Cliff. Black Cat as Carla. Dr. Maserati as Fraser. Scribe as Woody.
 
Jul 9, 2009
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elapid said:
Yep, I was thinking BPC would be good as Cliff. Black Cat as Carla. Dr. Maserati as Fraser. Scribe as Woody.
I see Scribe more like coach, kind of lovably punch drunk!
 
xmas would be a good thread as dim says. here in socal it was 101.3 and the
surroundings are currently on fire. so, if i'm stll here by xmas i will be a happy man. other than that, it's all good.;)
 

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