I just don't think he said what he really wanted to without losing it.
I've been here several years - longer than some, not as long as others. In that time, I've definitely seen some changes and they're not really for the better in my opinion. If you get off on insulting others or seeing others get insulted, then you probably love the way things currently are.
Jerry started off his thread OK in his usual questioning manner and some people came back with the now-usual insults and dumb comments. His first post in that thread was not inflammatory in any way - it was just a question and it is true in a sense.
I remember when I came to this site several years ago and someone would make an anti-gay comment. They would immediately get rebuffed by someone saying that it wasn't cool. I remember thinking what a cool and accepting site this was and I really liked it. It was mature and it was informative. There was a lot of camaraderie among members and non-members. The sexuality of someone wasn't an issue and the site focused on mopeds. Members didn't come on and complain about how _lame_ the GD forum is. Members didn't complain about how they pay for the site and we get to use it for free. (Talk to Simon about that, don't yell at us freeloaders for taking something that is given to us.) People didn't shoot down newbies for asking dumb questions. People weren't always on the attack.
Somewhere along the line, things have changed. I realize that things change but I just don't see this one being for the better for the moped community. Now, almost any slightly off-kilter question is met with some sort of dumb comment or a non relevant You Tube clip.
Now, usually before just about any rally, there's all sorts of talk about how so-and-so is going to cuddle with so-and-so and the usual sexual talk. YAWN. What's next - a note that says, "Will you go with me? Circle Yes or No." Jerry's observation isn't that far off. Why is this site so fixated on gay sexual talk? It's a moped site. I have nothing against gays but the talk does get tiresome and many times crosses the line of acceptable conversation. Is there a lot of "heterosexual" talk like that here? Not that I can see but that might have something to do with the fact that there are hardly any women here. Who knows. We've had talk of sweatpants boners, chants of "suck his dick", I got ruphied by the bropeds and my butt hurts, hey, that kid said he was 19. We've also had pictures of feces in a toilet, we've had pictures of topless women, we've had pictures of genitals, etcetera.
I really like this site. The information is great. Most of the people are great. But, you have to admit, we're going through some changes right now. I'm currently back in school getting my degree in Educational Administration. You think when I go looking for a job that I can be associated with this site anymore? Hell no. Would you let your 12 year old kid that wants to fix up that moped he found in a barn on this site? It's sad that it's come to that.