I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread:

Page: < 12345 > Showing page 4 of 5
Author
kland01s
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 2835
  • Joined: 2003/03/14 07:01:00
  • Location: Fox River Valley, IL
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 09:15:19 (permalink)
One of the most prominent things on the front page is Roadfood News. What would prompt you to read further if the news item is dated 11/10/10 and telling you it's time to order your 2011 calendar? Would make me think that this is an old site that's not maintained.
post edited by kland01s - 2012/02/01 09:59:16
#91
leethebard
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6315
  • Joined: 2007/08/16 17:35:00
  • Location: brick, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 10:22:48 (permalink)
hEY, HAVE YOU VOTED ON HOW YOU LIKE YOUR POTATO LATKES...ONLY 8 MONTHS MORE TO GO..OR 2,000 VOTES, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST!!!
#92
CCinNJ
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 7778
  • Joined: 2008/07/24 17:31:00
  • Location: Bayonne, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 10:40:49 (permalink)
I wish pineapple was an option...instead of applesauce.
#93
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
  • Total Posts : 13523
  • Joined: 2001/07/18 14:10:00
  • Location: Knoxville, TN,
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 11:00:14 (permalink)
1bbqboy

you think folks who look at the front page are actually enticed to stick around and participate?
That argument is so 2007. 
This is an old tired site filled with old tired people. 
I'm guilty myself. 
If they can't bother to fix the front page, why should we care?

 
My friend and frequent poster.  I am one of those old tired people you have graciously described.  I have been on this site for close to twelve years.  I guess that certainly qualifies me as old and tired.  I am sorry that you feel that way but believe me, most of the mods are around most of the time.  I guess that we should be around more frequently considering the high pay but it is what it is.
 
Thank you for your comments.
Paul E. Smith
Moderator
Knoxville,TN 

#94
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 4636
  • Joined: 2000/11/20 16:52:00
  • Location: Rogue Valley
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 11:14:56 (permalink)
Paul, I'm not talking about moderators, I'm talking about content Why people come here Is it just a place for us oldtimers to play and grouse in, or does it reflect the current state of (Street) and Roadfood in America? 
When I came on this morning, the two topics at the top were Are you old enough to remember new math and do you remember you telephone exchange name. 
Why would anyone under 50 even bother to click thru the site?
 
 
#95
Davydd
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6396
  • Joined: 2005/04/24 12:15:00
  • Location: Tonka Bay, MN
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 11:29:41 (permalink)
Things change. Social networking has cut into message board forums like Roadfood.com in the past few years. Facebook, Google+, Twitter and others have sucked a lot of online energy away.
#96
leethebard
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6315
  • Joined: 2007/08/16 17:35:00
  • Location: brick, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 20:23:25 (permalink)
Wow...we lost four or five of the last posts...censored, I guess....someone was naughty....please be civil, guys!!!!
#97
CCinNJ
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 7778
  • Joined: 2008/07/24 17:31:00
  • Location: Bayonne, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 20:35:50 (permalink)
There was a happy ending. It was no big deal.
#98
Zagut
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 40
  • Joined: 2011/12/24 11:28:00
  • Location: Friendship, MD
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 20:49:48 (permalink)
Ann, I know the site is about roadfood and I don't think that lighter fare is the most important aspect of the site. 1bbqboy is correct in that the front page doesn't mean a lot. To be honest I wouldn't even see it  except that when I log in I'm redirected to it. My point was that this site is 99.9% about roadfood. This is the forum. A place where people interact. Differences among people are to be expected. You said yourself that you'd like conversation with fellow roadfooders. Thats all fine and dandy but the complaint seems to be that things have evolved into what could be perceived as an old boys community. As happens to many sites the belief that high post counts and length of membership count for more then content of ideas. New members are told that they should know all that has happened before they joined and if they don't then they are at fault for not knowing. Comments are only given to those posters that are known. That's understandable because reactions from new/unknown are unpredictable. People are people and interaction between them is always a crap shoot.
I have no problem at all at how this site is run. It is what it is and I enjoy it for what it is.
Sundancer, There is no need for you to be around more frequently. The Mods here do a fine job. As far as I'm concerned the best Mods are the ones you never notice. Just remember not to let post counts and how long you've known someone affect your judgement.
I only stirred up this thread because I found an old thread that said basically the same thing and it showed me that things never really change in the interaction between people. Show me two people and I'll show you two different sets of ideas that will only agree .01% of the time.
Enjoy life folks because we only get one shot at it and it would be a shame to waste it.
 
 
 
 
ps. What the h e double hockey sticks is wrong with pineapple as an option????

#99
SUZYQICU
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 28
  • Joined: 2007/12/28 13:40:00
  • Location: MEDFORD, OR
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 21:21:28 (permalink)
WOW!!!  Censorship at its best.  Good job and keep it up.
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
  • Total Posts : 5116
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 21:34:06 (permalink)
SUZYQICU

WOW!!!  Censorship at its best.  Good job and keep it up.

 
Thanks!
 
Mom always said to do your best.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 7911
  • Joined: 2001/01/18 18:49:00
  • Location: East Greenwich/ Warwick, RI
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 21:44:13 (permalink)
Zagut

 My point was that this site is 99.9% about roadfood.
 
 
That's correct, and it should stay that way, unfortunately it hasn't , the forum overall  has much more "posters" than "roadfooders" meaning those that don't care about roadfood and would rather post about unrelated topics  or those that just post about food such as what they had for lunch or dinner or breakfast today, or the new hot n juicy burger at Wendy's frankly I (and several others) could care less which is why I don't post there, although others who share similar thoughts are much less vocal about it than I am.- Ironically those same  "posters" here have referred to some of us "roadfooders"  as "show-offs" and "braggarts" because we post trip reports  or because of a thread on one of the forums called "these are the places I visited on roadfood" . 
 

 As happens to many sites the belief that high post counts and length of membership count for more then content of ideas. 
 

 
That means absolutely nothing to me. I could care less. I'm not "internet" saavy, I don't spend much time on the internet, there's alot of things I just "don't get" or "understand" and that makes absolutely no sense to me. Personally, I'd rather be enjoying the outdoors or socializing with friends face to face. On the other hand I've met some great people on the forum who I consider close friends so obviously  of course there is interaction but its with those who share the same or similar ideology of what this website is all about.
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
  • Total Posts : 5116
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 21:48:10 (permalink)
wanderingjew
there's alot of things I just "don't get" or "understand" 

 
I can attest to this!
 

 
sorry Dale, but if you are going to toss 'em out there like that, I am going to swing at 'em!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 7911
  • Joined: 2001/01/18 18:49:00
  • Location: East Greenwich/ Warwick, RI
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 22:06:23 (permalink)
Tony Bad

wanderingjew
there's alot of things I just "don't get" or "understand" 


I can attest to this!



sorry Dale, but if you are going to toss 'em out there like that, I am going to swing at 'em!

 
And you Tony, are one of those things " />
 
Yeah, I guess I set myself up for that one!
 
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 4636
  • Joined: 2000/11/20 16:52:00
  • Location: Rogue Valley
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 22:29:44 (permalink)
why was the new guy's post taken down? It summed up everything quite nicely. 
Thus illustrating the problem.
post edited by 1bbqboy - 2012/02/01 22:30:52
CCinNJ
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 7778
  • Joined: 2008/07/24 17:31:00
  • Location: Bayonne, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 22:34:13 (permalink)
The thickness of a Coleman Extreme cooler lid is two inches. That is what you missed. 
joerogo
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 4544
  • Joined: 2006/01/17 17:33:00
  • Location: Pittston, PA
  • Status: online
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 22:47:33 (permalink)
1bbqboy

why was the new guy's post taken down? It summed up everything quite nicely. 
Thus illustrating the problem.

 

Who's the new guy?  What?  Was he #7?  Jeeze, you just can't take a day off around here.

 
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
  • Total Posts : 5116
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 22:51:35 (permalink)
1bbqboy

why was the new guy's post taken down? It summed up everything quite nicely. 
Thus illustrating the problem.

 
The "new guy" failed to take her own "be nice" message, thus illustrating a whole other problem, people who like to complain but do little to remedy the situation. If you want to be passively entertained or informed, click on youtube or wikipedia. If you want a better forum, add something to make it better, or more interesting, or funnier, or whatever it is you find lacking. By "you" I don't mean just you Mr. BBQBoy, I mean anyone who finds something missing here. That is how boards like this work.
joerogo
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 4544
  • Joined: 2006/01/17 17:33:00
  • Location: Pittston, PA
  • Status: online
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 22:57:30 (permalink)
Mr BBQBoy?  There you go again, playing favorites.
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
  • Total Posts : 5116
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 22:59:26 (permalink)
joerogo
 Mr BBQBoy?  There you go again, playing favorites.

 
I wasn't sure if "1" is his first name.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 7778
  • Joined: 2008/07/24 17:31:00
  • Location: Bayonne, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 23:03:55 (permalink)
The new girl in Tuscon Arizona.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 4636
  • Joined: 2000/11/20 16:52:00
  • Location: Rogue Valley
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/01 23:47:55 (permalink)
that's my birth name, yes.
flyseye
Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 470
  • Joined: 2005/06/05 15:29:00
  • Location: Ft Wayne, IN
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/02 06:50:52 (permalink)
Tony Bad

1bbqboy

why was the new guy's post taken down? It summed up everything quite nicely. 
Thus illustrating the problem.


The "new guy" failed to take her own "be nice" message, thus illustrating a whole other problem, people who like to complain but do little to remedy the situation. If you want to be passively entertained or informed, click on youtube or wikipedia. If you want a better forum, add something to make it better, or more interesting, or funnier, or whatever it is you find lacking. By "you" I don't mean just you Mr. BBQBoy, I mean anyone who finds something missing here. That is how boards like this work.

 
Several things have been pointed out in this thread, but,as usual,seem to fall on deaf ears.Unfair moderation,lack of front page updates etc. What else exactly would you like us to do ? I suppose I could waste my time doing an update on Ft Wayne eateries and watch it drift off into oblivion.Until some other things get fixed,there is just no point.

Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
  • Total Posts : 5116
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/02 07:36:14 (permalink)
flyseye
Several things have been pointed out in this thread, but,as usual,seem to fall on deaf ears.Unfair moderation,lack of front page updates etc. What else exactly would you like us to do ? I suppose I could waste my time doing an update on Ft Wayne eateries and watch it drift off into oblivion.Until some other things get fixed,there is just no point. 

 
I'll skip the "unfair moderation" comment because there is no way for me tocomment without seeming defensive, but I DID read what was posted in this thread, and it shows a divide between what people think is best and/or what type of content they want on this forum. If there was an overwhelming opinion in one direction the changes needed to support that opinion would be made, but that isn't the case. The only point I was trying to make is that web communities like this are a product of user input. If you feel it is a waste of your time to add things, I don't know what I or anyone can do to change your mind.
 
As to the whole front page issue, the digest part of the page has been updated daily. You are 100% right that some content has been there too long, but seeing as this hasn't been the pattern over the years, perhaps folks would first wonder if there was something amiss with the people who had been updating those areas instead of turning to pitchforks and torches. I actually don't know why it is the way it is, but know it is not the norm.
joerogo
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 4544
  • Joined: 2006/01/17 17:33:00
  • Location: Pittston, PA
  • Status: online
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/02 08:51:21 (permalink)
1bbqboy
that's my birth name, yes.

 
A 1%'er from birth......OCCUPY ROADFOOD!!!!!
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 3759
  • Joined: 2003/03/25 02:02:00
  • Location: Central FL
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/02 09:28:58 (permalink)
Look at the bright side.  If there was no one discussing what was wrong with this web site, there'd be almost NO traffic around here.
leethebard
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6315
  • Joined: 2007/08/16 17:35:00
  • Location: brick, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/02 10:11:43 (permalink)
I agree with Tonybad..Roadfood is what WE want it to be....and we do know the front page is always updated. Everytime I log on , there's something new. My first reaction last week was, "I hope the guy who does the polls is ok, because a poll up this long is unusual!!"
     And as for content: This site gives us the leeway to make it what we want. The forum page has just about everything . Check it out often, comment, or create something new...and if there are people who also want to talk about that topic, they will. No need to put down someone who likes a chain...just don't respond to that forum. If everyone agreed with you, that forum would get no business.
   I prefer this wide open forum. I'm so tired about the argument that this is "roadfood" and therefore God Almighty says it must be roadfood only, and what THEY consider "Roadfood".  This site can and should sustain what ever the roadfooders here want to talk about. Let's cut the definitions and parameters. Hell, food served on the go is roadfood, just not "Homefood", And as I've said before I've had great meals in little mom and pops in my travels....and some cheap terrible food in such places, and I've had very good meals in some chains. But hell,this is a place to talk about food...food we've experienced out on the road....whether it's good or bad,gourmet or not, we should discuss and give thoughts as long as there are members who also enjoy giving their thoughts. If we canned every forum topic except food porn pictures of out of the way places most will never get to,this would be a much smaller and albeit less exciting. Don't get me wrong. I too love those photographs and enjoy them very much...and I've been given good advice here about places to visit when I was about to travel. And I have tried to return the favor. That's this site at its best!!!!
   What drew me to this site five years ago was the diversity of info. here and the wide world of food.....and the wonderful posters we have. I could never travel like Wanderingjew and so many others, but I live vicariously through them and have learned so much. Keep it coming. I've also had fun debating Pizza Hut verses real Pizza.....why Mickey D's is so terrible....or is 5 Guys a great burger...and these forums get a lot of traffic because people enjoy them.
   I bet the Sterns would agree......we talk food here...food on the go...on the road...good and bad....agree or disagree...give reviews...give opinions....have fun!!! Period......LET"S GET ON WITH IT AND ENJOY THIS SITE!!!
leethebard
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6315
  • Joined: 2007/08/16 17:35:00
  • Location: brick, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/02 10:13:11 (permalink)
Ps: Sorry this was so long above...but I've been wanting to say that for years.Love this place, and want it to continue to be a fun stop on the Internet road.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 7911
  • Joined: 2001/01/18 18:49:00
  • Location: East Greenwich/ Warwick, RI
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/02 11:17:59 (permalink)
leethebard 

  I could never travel like Wanderingjew and so many others, but I live vicariously through them
 

I'd like to know which wanderingjew you're refering to because it  certainly isn't me. I could never travel like Buffetbuster or TTM.
In the scheme of things,I don't travel very much, and I'm perplexed why others say they could never travel like me. I'm far from wealthy,  I don't have alot of disposable income and at the same time don't have much credit card debt. So if I can do it, just about anyone can .
leethebard
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6315
  • Joined: 2007/08/16 17:35:00
  • Location: brick, NJ
  • Status: offline
Re:I was looking through the Hot Dog section and found this disturbing thread: 2012/02/02 13:26:52 (permalink)
Sorry...I mispoke.......
Page: < 12345 > Showing page 4 of 5
Jump to:
© 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1