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Thread: Is BBO what it should be?

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    Moderator/RiderCoach 10,000 Posts! Clair's Avatar
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    Things are Fine Derrick, you're doing great.

    If we lean more toward the gospel then we the people can change. Nothing you or the site needs to do.

    I don't see a need for change right now, with you or the site. Keep doing what you're doing.
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    I think this place has a great mix of folks who are kindly and super friendly (like Tom and Teri and many others) and others that are a little more blunt ( like Dewayne and maybe me when I'm having a really bad day once in a great while but not often... ) and this diversity makes a good mix and actually makes this a better place. I'm a member of forums where there are no holds barred and people really sometimes kick the sh!t out of each other...and others that are so namby pamby that the most good natured ribbing is banned by the mod who thinks he's frikkin' do gooder internet cop when really he's just a pain in the anterior, one too spicy, the other too bland.

    I think if there is a flaw is we have so much fun good natured ribbing and cheering friends we know well the newcomer may feel like a wall flower standing off in the corner. Maybe we all need to be reminded to be a little extra welcoming to the newcomer and that the new rider is bound to arrive here with concepts that are incorrect and that example is a far better persuader than derision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBX-RIDER View Post
    I think this place has a great mix of folks ...
    I think if there is a flaw is we have so much fun good natured ribbing and cheering friends we know well the newcomer may feel like a wall flower standing off in the corner. Maybe we all need to be reminded to be a little extra welcoming to the newcomer and that the new rider is bound to arrive here with concepts that are incorrect and that example is a far better persuader than derision.

    Now that BaB is dead, BBO is IT as an oasis for beginner/returning riders. Since many of us are now more than just internet contacts, and have actually met in the flesh and ridden together, it may have gotten a tad cliquish at times, but whenever questioning newbies posts up, we are still here for them, and if they stick around, they may end up on one of our rides and becoming a "veteran" like many "old timers" here who can no longer be considered "beginners", but are honestly dedicated to guiding new adherents to motorcycling to a safe, fun way of starting out in this avocation of ours. BBO is the survivor of beginner biking forums. It provides not only a service to new and aspiring riders, but also as a community of friends. Ya done good, Derick. Long live BBO.
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    I think you've provided a pretty unique place here Derick. I also think both OBX and ASP have pretty much nailed it. Typically, if there is any bickering it's mostly good humored. There are even some of us who may "argue" on here fairly often, but when we're face to face we just hang out, laugh, and drink a few cold ones. The mods also usually do a good job of letting discussion continue while weeding out pointless flaming. Does it get out hand on occasion, sure. But that's what happen when you put a bunch of passionate people together.
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    Derick, I sure hope you don't want to step down. You've done a great job here, and it's always been a pleasure working with you. Although you've been mostly absent and busy lately, I've never once known you to not respond when anything important came up. I can't imagine anyone who could have or could continue to do as good a job as you have.

    As for the rest of the question... I'm on listen mode. I want to hear what members have to say.

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    I've been on this forum since just before my MSF BRC. If my, or any member's, activity can be related to the board as a whole, it comes in waves of activity and inactivity. Same may go for the sales and usage of motorcycles. Perhaps people are less apt to purchase a recreational vehicle, when the general feeling is that the economy is bad, and there aren't many jobs. Or, maybe the activity will pick up because people think they can save gas?

    Overall, I think the forum is doing just fine, and there are enough active 'old' members to sort of self-regulate, if that makes sense.

    Besides...with regards to posting activity: it's riding season, right? So people should be riding, not posting!

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    I love this place I call home.
    One small thing I see here which really is a big thing.
    Recently how many of the wonderful riders here who have become rider coaches in the last few years?
    Without this site, and all the people wanting to go on and help new riders enter this wonderful motorcycling world.
    We have an amazing place here and I feel its just fine.
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    Can't think of anything I would like to see change, I lurv BBO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedheadRider View Post
    Can't think of anything I would like to see change, I lurv BBO!
    Now that you've changed your screen name, anyway.

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