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April 3rd, 2019, 04:02 AM   #21
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You can call it pining. Whatever, my point really is this place used to be so much more than an online GP community. There was honest and robust discussion about many varied subjects.

Admittedly, on occasion things blew up, but I still found myself able to navigate the boards and participate, even with myself on occasion using harsh words against other posters. I found a middle ground, for me was always possible.
Please - you really shouldn't take it as a snipe at you. Myself and not a few others - weren't allowed a middle ground when the fab four were setting the tone. This forum was a thriving fun place until after Laguna when it got to where people were forced to take sides. Some folks mourn the exit of a handful of folks as if they alone were the heart and soul of Power Slide, and I think that's a bit short-sighted. It's not nearly their absence but moreso the other folks who got tired of or bored with, all the virulent personal attacks and grudge matches. That would include:
Little Sparrows (the original) LeviGarrett Ant G Antfan Pyeman Libby Evo 9 Steifel Rickyduck Stevo Mantamani46 The Burning Barber Ganz El Toro McZee Rossifumi Gator Duc Steeeeeve Nomad ClarkJW L8braker BKMoto elptxic AwMang Deefer Dog StormyPete NJIRK Aaroni Sewarion J4rno Noodelerizer Pye Barry Machine Bikergirl Phleg MJ Partyboy BSnell Budoist Shovel Geonerd California Kid A31Burgervan Gui22A Arribiatta Krusty Nick Gads Baldylocks Traverser VHMPO1 Curve Captain Snow 2 Wheeled Panzer Commander Bablefish Frosty58 GSfan Willski Marijke Pidgeon Yam Fan Austin Lil Red BassPete Baffy Lexicon El Toro Steifel Cliche Andy Roo Dazza Drill Teomolca The Doctor GOAT apirex18 Somedamnwriter Halfpint An4rew HEISMAN Naseef36 Goatboy Doctor No Bluegreen Motrix The Phorest Kropo Mario 27 Birdman Lebowski Livi Rising Sun Mental Anarchist Mr. Squiggle Stnd Frizzle McNez Spooky Bunyip Hawkdriver Yamaka 46 Muzzy 57 Mr. Shupe Nuts Truent Jazkat Burky 33 Coupe gekko1ro JKant Traverser


These folks were fun contributors who really made this place come alive - without all negativity.

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April 3rd, 2019, 04:22 AM   #22
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Kropo did not like being asked any hard questions.
Kropo does not like asking any hard questions.
Kropo could not control this site, so he left.
He is welcome to return anytime.
Unfortunately, he will always be asked the hard questions here.
He never had a problem with being asked hard questions. He just didn't want to put up with all the personal insults, and they were VERY personal and really vicious. Some here could never be satisfied with merely offering opposing opinions, but rather, felt compelled to respond to his posts with disproportionate and sanctimonious rage that was masqueraded as "holding him up to a higher standard". And no matter how grotesquely nasty people were to him - he always kept his cool and responded intelligently and without rancor.

He never tried to "control" the site. I disagree in the strongest terms. He already had his own site. He came to post here because there were often interesting people with provocative perspectives.

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Fair enough, although I didn't mean he tried to control this site, I just don't think he enjoyed being asked very hard questions about his reporting style. It's all about perspective.
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Fair enough, although I didn't mean he tried to control this site, I just don't think he enjoyed being asked very hard questions about his reporting style. It's all about perspective.
Nor I think would I if it were me. If I were to be questioned about the way I went about my job or profession I wouldn't hang about either. As he is a journalist some may want to discuss the content of the articles, that's a given, but criticising the way he actually does the job? Nah...
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The problem with this forum is the level of bile directed at anyone who supports Rossi probably puts off new posters and the way threads get derailed into personal arguments and tit for tats doesn't help things either. This wasn't the busiest of forums when I joined but sadly it's utterly dead now because so many people have given up on it.

Over on MotoMatters at least you can debate without being called a "Yellow-tard fuckhead" by the next poster everytime you say "Rossi rode well today" and there's no "Cuntslow" talk, that's straight out of the playground book of wit that one.

It's a shame, I've come across some very good posters on here who have disappeared seemingly, yes, some still remain but it's not as fun anymore.
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Please - you really shouldn't take it as a snipe at you. Myself and not a few others - weren't allowed a middle ground when the fab four were setting the tone. This forum was a thriving fun place until after Laguna when it got to where people were forced to take sides. Some folks mourn the exit of a handful of folks as if they alone were the heart and soul of Power Slide, and I think that's a bit short-sighted. It's not nearly their absence but moreso the other folks who got tired of or bored with, all the virulent personal attacks and grudge matches. That would include:
Little Sparrows (the original) LeviGarrett Ant G Antfan Pyeman Libby Evo 9 Steifel Rickyduck Stevo Mantamani46 The Burning Barber Ganz El Toro McZee Rossifumi Gator Duc Steeeeeve Nomad ClarkJW L8braker BKMoto elptxic AwMang Deefer Dog StormyPete NJIRK Aaroni Sewarion J4rno Noodelerizer Pye Barry Machine Bikergirl Phleg MJ Partyboy BSnell Budoist Shovel Geonerd California Kid A31Burgervan Gui22A Arribiatta Krusty Nick Gads Baldylocks Traverser VHMPO1 Curve Captain Snow 2 Wheeled Panzer Commander Bablefish Frosty58 GSfan Willski Marijke Pidgeon Yam Fan Austin Lil Red BassPete Baffy Lexicon El Toro Steifel Cliche Andy Roo Dazza Drill Teomolca The Doctor GOAT apirex18 Somedamnwriter Halfpint An4rew HEISMAN Naseef36 Goatboy Doctor No Bluegreen Motrix The Phorest Kropo Mario 27 Birdman Lebowski Livi Rising Sun Mental Anarchist Mr. Squiggle Stnd Frizzle McNez Spooky Bunyip Hawkdriver Yamaka 46 Muzzy 57 Mr. Shupe Nuts Truent Jazkat Burky 33 Coupe gekko1ro JKant Traverser


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I thought there was a limit to how long a name could be?
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The problem with this forum is the level of bile directed at anyone who supports Rossi probably puts off new posters and the way threads get derailed into personal arguments and tit for tats doesn't help things either. This wasn't the busiest of forums when I joined but sadly it's utterly dead now because so many people have given up on it.

Over on MotoMatters at least you can debate without being called a "Yellow-tard fuckhead" by the next poster everytime you say "Rossi rode well today" and there's no "Cuntslow" talk, that's straight out of the playground book of wit that one.

It's a shame, I've come across some very good posters on here who have disappeared seemingly, yes, some still remain but it's not as fun anymore.
Yeah I've been ott about Rossi, yes he's doing well atm, but I still don't like him. I think though that personal attacks on posters who like him are wrong. Nowadays I have 5 riders I want to win, obviously they can't all do that but its at least better than having just one rider to back.
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Yeah I've been ott about Rossi, yes he's doing well atm, but I still don't like him. I think though that personal attacks on posters who like him are wrong. Nowadays I have 5 riders I want to win, obviously they can't all do that but its at least better than having just one rider to back.

I'm not a fan of Rossi myself but if somebody's favourite rider is Rossi or Crutchlow, what gets said on the forum doesn't look so welcoming to potential posters. My favourite GP rider of all time is Mick Doohan and I'll argue until I'm blue in the face that he's the greatest ever but I'd never attack another poster about it like some posters on here have. It's a shame because there's some great debate on here at times but there's always the odd one who takes it too far.
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I went to this great pub at the weekend and met some new people. It was fun sharing opinions on matters and chatting with the people there, but by the end of the night, all they could talk about was how much better the pub was when the old crowd used to go there. That all the new people coming to the pub weren't a patch on the old crowd. On and on they went about how that crowd was much better than this and how the pub used to have a great atmosphere back then.

I don't think I'll go back.
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The problem with this forum is the level of bile directed at anyone who supports Rossi probably puts off new posters and the way threads get derailed into personal arguments and tit for tats doesn't help things either. This wasn't the busiest of forums when I joined but sadly it's utterly dead now because so many people have given up on it.

Over on MotoMatters at least you can debate without being called a "Yellow-tard fuckhead" by the next poster everytime you say "Rossi rode well today" and there's no "Cuntslow" talk, that's straight out of the playground book of wit that one.

It's a shame, I've come across some very good posters on here who have disappeared seemingly, yes, some still remain but it's not as fun anymore.

Yes - the anti-Rossi sentiment here was really out of control. I admit I got sucked up into it. Much of that antipathy tho was fueled by childish Rossi fans who came here to do nothing but proclaim his Godhead status and they were fucking annoying. Things got very tribal and a lot of us lost perspective. But that's largely changed. Tho for how long no-one can say.

There was tidal wave of rage directed at Pedrosa following the incident at Catalunya and that felt like it would go on forever, but eventually it faded away. This forum isn't anywhere's near to being as anti-Rossi as it was in the early two thousands.

It's been dead before and can revive again, if people continue to post regularly and not bite each other's heads off. Remember - a lot of traffic here was fueled by people spectating the insane feuds. Nobody wants to see a return of that dynamic. I'm not much for net nannies - but I have to say, if there'd been a sane responsible person moderating the forum it could have been saved from self-destructing.
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