Time 2 clean up the membership rolls?

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Pwingsx
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/14 15:49:06 (permalink)
Oops, did I really say word insteald of world? I really gotta start proofing my posts.

Oh, well, I guess word kinda works.

But you're welcome, Ivy.
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/14 15:54:43 (permalink)
Pwingsx,

You're right -- I didn't even notice it! I was too busy being happy about the first response to my first post...!!

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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/15 13:20:42 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Linda Gebhardt

I don't post in here very often, but I come here at least once a day to read the new posts. I very much enjoy being a foodie and have found this site useful when traveling with my hubby.


My sentiments exactly!
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/16 10:28:27 (permalink)
I rarely post anything here either, my gosh I'm still a hundred something below 3,000 posts. I've gotta quit slacking off.

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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/16 10:44:13 (permalink)
OK. How many "infrequent posters" POSTED to this thread? SEE? Posting isn't THAT hard...
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 11:33:26 (permalink)
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Originally posted by lleechef

As an "old poster" here, I have no problem with the current old membership rolls. Maybe a lot of these people read the info here but do not post.

About new posters......wow, I can remember very few times when we bashed a newbie.....and that was because of rudeness, inconsideration and just plain being mean. We encourage new people to post! And while you're at it, go to a Maryland Crab Fest or a Memphis BBQ Fest or any of the other Roadfood get-togethers.....we're quite a happy bunch of roadfood-loving folks!

We have made many, many friends from this website, some we've met and some we haven't yet. We look forward to meeting a lot of other Roadfooders!


I got slammed aroung pretty good when I first started posting. Twice I unbookmarked the site and cleared it from my history, but found a need to come back and post. It took a serious commitment to become established here... and I did absolutely nothing rude inconsiderate, or mean. I was just new.

To this day I think posting on this forum is not for the faint hearted. I think that is at least in part due to the iconoclastic nature of the topic, "Roadfood": it elevates something many see as common (inexpensive proletariat dining), yet also rejects that which is most common (fast food). This in turn attracts both members who are passionate about toeing the thin line, people who usually argumentative by nature; and those who don't see what the big deal is, people who are more relaxed by nature. These groups will inevitably not get along. Try discussing the latest Ashlee Simpson release with the spike haired kids holding the skateboards, listening to CKY.

Likewise, try showing up with your own skateboard; it will take awhile before these passionate people accept you as one worth knowing. Having a skateboard and an opinion (or registering and writing) doesn't make you "in" with this group of iconoclasts who are used to not trusting the mainstream, and posting about your favorite haunts and dives doesn't gain you membership either. You can stand next to them, but the best you can hope for, until you are trusted, is that you can share the mall without getting into a fight. And those Ashlee Simpson people? Well, I'm sure the skateboarders don't mind hurling a few insults across the food court every now and then. Heck, the Simpson fans might even call over mall security every now and then, complain about those kids and their outrageous antics! The mall isn't safe or fun anymore, for someone who just wants to sit and listen to The Eagles whilst enjoying a Big Mac!

That's not to say that, if you love CKY and MXPX and all that stuff, the skaters are the place to go; just like, if you want to know Roadfood, here is the place to be. But you'd better take the time and effort to understand the passion of some of the people who come with the scene, or you'll beturned off by it. That's why we can carry the mall analogy one step further; you have the kids with the boards and the passion; you have the MOR lovers bopping to the muzak; and you have the thousands of shoppers walking past every day, silently watching and deciding and choosing, without participating.
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 11:50:50 (permalink)
Ok,Ok..ya got me! Been lurking for awhile now and thoroughly enjoy all of the posts. Hey, I'm just quiet by nature. After I post this, my # of posts should say "1"! Yeah!
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 11:58:54 (permalink)
Mosca: Your first paragraph above says it all. I watched this site (lurked) for at least a year before I started posting. You are right. One must establish themselves on the forums here (that was the "fun" part 4 me). In the begining, I said what I wanted to say*** and then waited for the "afterburners" to kick in, so to speak. Oh well. I survived. Many of my initial "inquisitors" at that time are now some of my regular email contacts. That being said; I often wonder why many of our infrequent posters don't seem to have the gusto to do the same.



*** Addendum: As I still do now...
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 12:03:00 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Bird

Ok,Ok..ya got me! Been lurking for awhile now and thoroughly enjoy all of the posts. Hey, I'm just quiet by nature. After I post this, my # of posts should say "1"! Yeah!


Dude! Welcome! Come on in and stay awhile! Grab a chair & sit down 'fer a visit.

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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 12:05:13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Bird

Ok,Ok..ya got me! Been lurking for awhile now and thoroughly enjoy all of the posts. Hey, I'm just quiet by nature. After I post this, my # of posts should say "1"! Yeah!


AND.., For all of "the others"... SEE??? I told 'ya so!!!

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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 12:52:43 (permalink)
Mosca, that was very well-worded! All I can add to that is...Louis, you stood us up for pizza last night! Communications breakdown, and all that... I know, but I wanted your first-hand reaction to Turoni's pizza.
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 13:03:31 (permalink)
Mosca-
Nice post! I glad you have stuck around, since you add a lot to these forums.

As for all the other lurkers, I wish you would post and post more often. I know some newer posters have given me some great places to try in my hometown, which I am very grateful for. I know I had under 10 posts after being on here for three years and now they can't shut me up!
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 13:19:42 (permalink)
It's true, it's totally true...We really CAN'T shut him up!
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 13:20:19 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Adjudicator

quote:
Originally posted by Bird

Ok,Ok..ya got me! Been lurking for awhile now and thoroughly enjoy all of the posts. Hey, I'm just quiet by nature. After I post this, my # of posts should say "1"! Yeah!


Dude! Welcome! Come on in and stay awhile! Grab a chair & sit down 'fer a visit.




Make that Dudette!
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 13:22:53 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Poverty Pete

It's true, it's totally true...We really CAN'T shut him up!


Since Poverty Pete bought me dinner down in Nashville, I guess I have to take that!
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 13:51:46 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Mosca
Ashlee Simpson CKY and MXPX
Who/what are they?

Though I don't remember being slammed, I generally agree with your post--I tend toward the more laid-back side, anyhow.
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 14:14:06 (permalink)
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Originally posted by buffetbuster

quote:
Originally posted by Poverty Pete

It's true, it's totally true...We really CAN'T shut him up!


Since Poverty Pete bought me dinner down in Nashville, I guess I have to take that!

Even when you shove food in his mouth, you can't shut him up!
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 15:03:16 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Rick F.

quote:
Originally posted by Mosca
Ashlee Simpson CKY and MXPX
Who/what are they?

Though I don't remember being slammed, I generally agree with your post--I tend toward the more laid-back side, anyhow.


I had to look them up to find skateboarder music. CKY stands for "Camp Kill Yourself", Ashlee Simpson is a pop princess, I have no idea who MXPX is. I imagine the two are thrash metal stuff.


Tom
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 15:34:03 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Poverty Pete

Mosca, that was very well-worded! All I can add to that is...Louis, you stood us up for pizza last night! Communications breakdown, and all that... I know, but I wanted your first-hand reaction to Turoni's pizza.


I would have been happy to have taken his place. (lol)
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 15:36:08 (permalink)
Mosca-
You shouldn't have told us you had to look up the names of those groups. You had me believing you are really hip!
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 16:37:51 (permalink)
Twinwillow,
Come up for the blues fest next summer. It'll be worth the drive, and I'll buy pizza 'til ya bust!
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 18:08:30 (permalink)
Twinwillow,
Make an excuse to come up this way. We will introduce you to Mutton BBQ and PP's Pizza and a whole bunch of other good things. We may even get some Bon Ton Chicken , if we can find the place again!
AL
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 21:15:30 (permalink)
Like a lot of others responsing to this thread, I don't have a lot to contribute, but I do visit the forum at least once a day to see what is going on.
I do respond to the polls fairly often.
This is one of my favorite websites
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/17 22:05:35 (permalink)
I'm still here. Check in at least once a day to learn about new places and revisit old favorites. I have posted a bit over the years. Not bashful by any means but there is so much to take in, I usually just post when I have an answer or suggestion to someone's question. I am sure there are many of us voyeurs out here who would be quite upset if we were cleaned from the system. Sounds like a stretch of it happening anyway as there so far appears to be no valid reason other that Adjuticator getting to bump up those posts
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/21 18:57:51 (permalink)
No......no........please don't delete me......I'll post again soon!" />
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/21 20:32:50 (permalink)
Okay... I rarely post, but that is because I don't often have the time to login and "spend" quality time here due to work hours. When I come here (around a weekly basis), I spend maybe 30 minutes, sometimes less. As many of you old timers know, that is not enough time to browse the forums completely, let alone post responses and follow-ups on a regular basis.

Just adding my $.02 to this thread.

Casper
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/22 23:21:49 (permalink)
Dear lurkers,

Please don't think you *have* to do anything, other than reading the site and getting out of it whatever you like. If you want to post, go for it, if you want to hang back, hang back. This is such a great place to visit, and I try to catch-up on it several times a week. If I have something to add, I post. As someone else said, if EVERYBODY posted, I know I'd never be able to read all of the forums.

Oh yeah, if you do decide to post, make sure you post a lot, and make sure you review all of the archives to ensure you don't duplicate a previous posting.

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18902

John
(I really shouldn't be reading this site at 11:20pm and getting hungry)
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/26 14:52:08 (permalink)
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Originally posted by CasperImproved

Okay... I rarely post, but that is because I don't often have the time to login and "spend" quality time here due to work hours. When I come here (around a weekly basis), I spend maybe 30 minutes, sometimes less. As many of you old timers know, that is not enough time to browse the forums completely, let alone post responses and follow-ups on a regular basis.

Just adding my $.02 to this thread.

Casper


Exactly! Even though I don't post as much as I used to, I check here every chance I can- free time lately has been hard to come by. I'm sure that's the case with many people. BUT - I do have my Cape Cod trip to report on - and to tease you...two new totally Roadfood worthy finds - will try to get them up this week - Sue
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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/28 22:09:33 (permalink)
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Originally posted by lleechef

Simply stated, this is a GREAT site and don't change a thing. Just bring Ort. back!

I miss Ort. He goes through cycles though. And, IIRC, he posts when he logs in only from the library.

Just curious if the current roadfood software also keeps track of who logs in and when their last login to the site (any activity let's say) and what the stats are of people actually coming to the site to read, post, or whatever. Just curious.

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RE: Time 2 clean up the membership rolls? 2007/06/30 15:49:26 (permalink)
I've never posted because I'm on a liquid diet for weight loss and have been for quite some time. However, I truly enjoying reading your posts as well as the restaurant reviews. I've lost about 120 lbs. so am not heavy anymore but I do try to stay out of restaurants. Hopefully in the future...
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