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Been putting the odd post up here and there but better formaly say hi. I'm a New Zealander and hence the Geogre Bennett display pic!
 
Mar 10, 2014
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Hi,
I've been reading the board for a while and finally decided to join. Right on time, I'd say, since important races are beginning.
I'm a cycling fan and recreational cyclist for almost 20 years. Tour de France is a race I absolutely adore, but I've no less respect for the northern classics.

The forum rules I've read are clear and fair, but I've noticed there's a lot of discussion about moderators, violations, suspensions... So, can someone explain to me what a troll is and what is a sockpuppet. These two terms are frequently mentioned in discussions, but poorly explained in the rules. It seems that there's certain level of disagreement regarding the terms, so I want to be sure before start posting.

Cheers!
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Hi Lafers, welcome to the forum. :)

A troll basically is a poster that seeks to start arguments through the use of controversial, inflammatory, off topic, insulting posts in order to disrupt a threads discussion; making it essentially unreadable. So if I were to go to the Armstrong thread and start preaching his cleanliness and posting in a way to rile people up, I would be trolling. Basically posting in a way that makes the forums not a very nice place.

A sockpuppet is an account made by a user that already has an account. If you'll notice, this is against forum rules.
 
Dec 7, 2010
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Lafers said:
Hi,
I've been reading the board for a while and finally decided to join. Right on time, I'd say, since important races are beginning.
I'm a cycling fan and recreational cyclist for almost 20 years. Tour de France is a race I absolutely adore, but I've no less respect for the northern classics.

The forum rules I've read are clear and fair, but I've noticed there's a lot of discussion about moderators, violations, suspensions... So, can someone explain to me what a troll is and what is a sockpuppet. These two terms are frequently mentioned in discussions, but poorly explained in the rules. It seems that there's certain level of disagreement regarding the terms, so I want to be sure before start posting.

Cheers!
So it could safely be assumed that you are at least, 21-years-old. At least. At the very least.

And yet these terms are not only mysterious to you, but you were unable to find any clear explanation of those terms outside of this forum. Would that be correct?

Something tells me that new examples of both may soon appear for our reading pleasure.

Welcome. :)
 
Mar 10, 2014
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Thanx for the responses.
Even though there's a note of distrust and suspicion in Granville's one. I guess it's the result of experience on the board.
 
Aug 2, 2012
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thehog said:
Stick with me Buddy. I'll show you the ropes around here.
this is what it feels like to be banned...............banned.............banned

enjoy the ride lafers ................more the merrier

be true to your own thoughts maybe? you will be above the usual cynicism
/repetition here

Mark L
 
Howdy. I've been reading this site for a long time and I've just decided to come out from the shadows...
Cycling and record collecting(metal) are my passions...
Groupie of other members' posts such as jens attacks, hrotha, the hog, the hitch...
Sorry for my poor English...
And so it goes...
 
Black Betsy said:
Howdy. I've been reading this site for a long time and I've just decided to come out from the shadows...
Cycling and record collecting(metal) are my passions...
Groupie of other members' posts such as jens attacks, hrotha, the hog, the hitch...
Sorry for my poor English...
And so it goes...
Your English is good but record collecting not so:p

Only joking, welcome aboard BB:)

Don't be scared to post. The guys can bite sometimes but on a whole the bark is worse:)
 
Lafers said:
Thanx for the responses.
Even though there's a note of distrust and suspicion in Granville's one. I guess it's the result of experience on the board.
Ach, Granville's just a grump (joking Granville, keep calm;)). Welcome aboard. Look forward to hearing your views:)
 
Jul 21, 2012
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Black Betsy said:
Howdy. I've been reading this site for a long time and I've just decided to come out from the shadows...
Cycling and record collecting(metal) are my passions...
Groupie of other members' posts such as jens attacks, hrotha, the hog, the hitch...
Sorry for my poor English...
And so it goes...
excellent taste in both music and posters.

Im looking forward to reading more of your posts.
 
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