I didn't notice jakes bumping. I was bored last week, and I planned on going back a few months and bumping everything with more than 50 posts to the top--- but, I thought it would be a little rude, and I held back...
I might do it when things are slow... get all the massive posts up front.
No offense, Ben, but I've been skipping your posts, because of all the spam we had, then you saying you were banned for 30 days, then posting up a storm.
I did see Ben's "Anyone here" post--- this isn't a chat room--- but if simon doesn't care... I don't care.... we've talked about chat rooms before---a conversation thread doesn't seem like that big a deal.
I haven't noticed too much crap---I get all wound up about the "OT" threads when they're around--- so I didn't notice the clutter.
Ben-- I was a kid not too long ago-- I did a lot of stupid things--- In fact, I think I'm pretty lucky to have made it to 31..... so no hard feelings--- If I don't think a thread has content, I skip it--- (as Fred skips some of mine--!)
Boot, What ones were bugging you? It does seem like Ben's posts are a little low on content, but---on the other hand, he's a kid trying to fit in with other mopeders---maybe he's not used to a forum or a bunch of hardened moped riders----a lot of us have been in the slow lane for 5 years or more...a few screws might jiggle loose----
But, like Boot says: Ben, if it's not a new idea or something important--- add it to an existing thread--- or wait till your idea comes around.... there were other recent posts about moped racing--- your 'cannonball' run post would have fit in great there--- and it would 'centralize' information about moped racing---easier for future searchers if threads grow instead of fragmenting.
Don't think I'm singling out you and jake. I brought Monkey Boy here, and he was posting about "BoB" in a post about puch headlights or something....he's a good kid--smart too--- just has a lot on common with an untrained monkey---
For example--- you could bring jared to dinner--- and after--- you realize, you could have substutited a wild monkey and achieved equal or better results.
At least when an ape is swinging from the chandelier....people assume it's a monkey--- escaped from a zoo or something... with Jared, it's harder to explain. He's like 24 now, and I'm always amazed at how much damage he can do within moments of entering our home.....
things tip over, get spilled--- he races for the food, eats like an animal never fed before....breaks controllers.....touches computers "can I check my e-mail?" next thing you know, complete drive failure....
Coincidence...or an untrained monkey with bad luck?
I did mention he dumped a mint 1982 qt-50 a few feet from a stop sign...."it had too much power for me".
Oh well..... kids are kids. At least he's on a moped.
But---like they always tell the kids: "Grow Up!!"
you don't want to be 24, and still learning basic social skills---ask monkey boy.