Author Topic: What is great about YACF?  (Read 2784 times)

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2019, 09:15:06 pm »
It is rare that information or advice on YACF is called out as being Wrong (meaning, it is wrong).

For this to happen in a small forum with a small number of members is rather wonderful. And very valuable.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2019, 09:33:12 pm »
Most folk here know to STFU if they have no Clue.

This is a relief and a blessing.

For myself, I state if I am uncertain about an answer I give and follow up with a fact check.

Many here do similar.

Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2019, 10:48:14 pm »
Ensuring that Marmite will never die.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2019, 10:55:07 pm »
Ian's food rants, other people's problems, helpful advice freely given, great photos.

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2019, 11:36:32 am »
Being utterly selfish, the help, advice & support when I started the bike shop.

Nearly 6 1/2 years ago!
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2019, 12:01:56 pm »
I confess to frequenting other cycling fora.
I'm sure that it is my loss of pride, dignity and general self-respect that has led to this.
But this is the only forum that I would consider as home.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2019, 01:22:22 pm »
I confess to frequenting other cycling fora.
I'm sure that it is my loss of pride, dignity and general self-respect that has led to this.
But this is the only forum that I would consider as home.

Yeah, ditto - my browser is permanently set to the YACF tab.

Nuther thing I like here is the absence of that "family forum" humbug, which primly censures any word not found in the 1955 Oxford School Dictionary.
Où sont les merguez d'antan ?

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2019, 02:43:56 pm »
I confess to frequenting other cycling fora.
I'm sure that it is my loss of pride, dignity and general self-respect that has led to this.
But this is the only forum that I would consider as home.

Yeah, ditto - my browser is permanently set to the YACF tab.

Nuther thing I like here is the absence of that "family forum" humbug, which primly censures any word not found in the 1955 Oxford School Dictionary.

Oh yes, that. Very much.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2019, 02:48:19 pm »
The lack of significant trolling. Whether this is a consequence of draconian moderation before I joined of because any troll is quietly corrected and then fed no further (I suspect the later), it is highly unusual on the interwebs and somethin to be applauded.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2019, 02:55:25 pm »
Absolutely.  The closest we tend to get is tongue-in-cheek recommendations of inappropriate technical solutions, and the usual holy wars over the likes of tubeless tyres, disc brakes or electronic shifting (which get a bit circular, but tend to be reasonable discussions).

Sometimes the politics threads get heated, but rarely to the point of personal attacks.

The extremely low incidence of spam is also notable.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2019, 03:10:11 pm »
My nephew recently joined the forum.
He bemoaned the number of times his application had to undergo an approval / confirmation process - something I was unaware of as I had an indefinite visa from the other place. I assume that that is representative of the troll / bot filter.

Oh, and while I'm here, has someone had a word with Tigerrrr recently?
I used to enjoy his dispensing of alternative medicinal procedures.
They appear to be a bit thin on the ground of late.


Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2019, 09:39:41 pm »
If your nephew is trying to sign up with an email address like stayhardallnight@cheapmeds.com, he will have issues.
Never tell me the odds.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2019, 10:41:10 pm »
Nuther thing I like here is the absence of that "family forum" humbug, which primly censures any word not found in the 1955 Oxford School Dictionary.
We allow all the four-letter words here: bike, fork, ride, tube, tyre...
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2019, 10:42:22 pm »
w*lk?
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2019, 10:45:21 pm »
W*rk.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2019, 10:49:19 pm »
**nk
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2019, 11:37:44 pm »
Duct tape is magic and should be worshipped

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2019, 11:43:57 pm »
Unexpected loss of glycogen.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

HTFB

  • The Monkey and the Plywood Violin (RIP)
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2019, 09:29:44 pm »
Unexpected loss of glycogen.
... cons leggy fools.

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
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Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2019, 09:44:13 pm »
If I have any kind of problem, I ask the forum. If my laptop is on, the forum is on a tab. I am proud to know some amazing people through the forum and it's predecessors. The general lack of nastiness is notable as is the fantastic helpfulness of forumites. It is the place that feels like home, even when I am barely cycling.
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
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Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2019, 09:52:53 pm »
Unexpected loss of glycogen.

as experienced when climbing Quarry Bank

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2019, 11:53:04 pm »
Quite apart from the erudite smut, and the smutty erudition, there are real live experts on here about a massive range of subjects - people who tell you amazing things in a way that never seems to be "talking down". I have some very good friends as a result of joining YACF and its predecessor, many of whom are about the same age as my kids. That is something I cherish.

I think we should organise some more forum rides.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2019, 12:51:11 am »
Unexpected loss of glycogen.

as experienced when climbing Quarry Bank

I learned to drive in the area and never suffered glycogen depletion climbing near the then Round Oak Steel Works. I suppose there are advantages to the internal combustion engine...

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: What is great about YACF?
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2019, 12:57:53 am »
CAIK.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i