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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #175 on: December 06, 2022, 09:32:24 AM »

Any quotes more than 5 layers. Maybe even continuously subtract half a point every time someone replies once over 5. What's the point of doing that when you can't even see the content of the earlier quotes anymore because they are so mashed together? Notice I don't quote that much.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #176 on: December 06, 2022, 10:18:42 AM »

MMM you defend peoples criticism way too much.

You obsess over your ideas way too much.
Instead of moving onto the next idea or accepting that no one likes your proposals, you keep pushing it. You suggest things from outer space like many of your cartoonish ideas about dealing with trucks.  You used Jules Verne logic about going through the Core.

You post way too much with non quality posts.  You wonít let any of us get the last word. You keep yourself stuck in neutral all the time trying to get the last word for yourself.  It seems you lack empathy.

And this is from the guy who started the topic.

MMM, please listen.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #177 on: December 06, 2022, 10:41:05 AM »

I'm not trying to reach any specific number, but I am curious what the tag turns into at 1000?

Expressway.



I would probably find a display of the lowest route number a person hasn't been on to be a more useful proxy for experience than post count, to be honest.

This would actually speak to experience with a huge degree of accuracy.

Crap.  Mine is only 26.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #178 on: December 06, 2022, 10:41:36 AM »

MMM donít take it personally.  Yes, we tell you straight, but your not disliked as much as your persistence is not appreciated.

We welcome input on here and would like to see you interact, but not being ridiculous when you do and rehash the same proposals and rebut the same rebuttals after every critique you get.

Very well put.



Long ass quotes: Negative .5 per post, it's so annoying trying to read through those.

|mrsman| might not appreciate that very much.   :biggrin:

Fictional Highway Topics: 2 per post

Fictional should most definitely not be worth more than regular posts.  As we've already highlighted, this forum is primarily about the real world.  Fictional is hidden to non-members for a reason.

FritzOwl quoting and answering your question: 5 Free Points

This actually gets complicated.  Usually, when |FritzOwl| quotes you, his "reply" doesn't actually address the issue or question you brought up in the quoted post.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #179 on: December 06, 2022, 10:43:42 AM »

I would probably find a display of the lowest route number a person hasn't been on to be a more useful proxy for experience than post count, to be honest.

This would actually speak to experience with a huge degree of accuracy.

Crap.  Mine is only 26.

Mine is only 1, so make of that what you will.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #180 on: December 06, 2022, 10:44:13 AM »

It would have to address the question. Otherwise, Fritz would lose a full point. The fact that he never once posted a map of long island drives me nuts..
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #181 on: December 06, 2022, 10:45:32 AM »

Posting about Alanland gets you points and also doesn't get you points.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #182 on: December 06, 2022, 10:51:09 AM »

I would probably find a display of the lowest route number a person hasn't been on to be a more useful proxy for experience than post count, to be honest.

This would actually speak to experience with a huge degree of accuracy.

Crap.  Mine is only 26.

Mine is only 1, so make of that what you will.

I ďthinkĒ the number I calculated is as in the high 300s.  I know that I had to sit down and think about it for the low number thread since I donít have a travel map (speaking of things against the grain).
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #183 on: December 06, 2022, 11:30:16 AM »

Mine is only 1, so make of that what you will.

Never been on Halsted south of I-57, huh?  (although, come to think of it, I don't think I've been on IL-1 north of Lawrenceville)

I donít have a travel map (speaking of things against the grain).

Same here.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #184 on: December 06, 2022, 11:42:37 AM »

I would probably find a display of the lowest route number a person hasn't been on to be a more useful proxy for experience than post count, to be honest.

This would actually speak to experience with a huge degree of accuracy.

Crap.  Mine is only 26.

Mine is only 1, so make of that what you will.

I ďthinkĒ the number I calculated is as in the high 300s.  I know that I had to sit down and think about it for the low number thread since I donít have a travel map (speaking of things against the grain).

At this point, I don't know that I could accurately create one, given all the traveling I've done. I don't even know that I could look at a map and recreate all my trips.

Of course, I still don't like the fact that you have to type out arcane stuff instead of just being able to click on a map, but that ship sailed (that car drove off?) long ago and I'm never going to win that one.

The only clinches I really keep track of are Interstate and US routes, in their entirety and by state, and the West Virginia primary system, plus Kentucky's one- and two-digit state routes.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #185 on: December 06, 2022, 11:47:44 AM »

I donít have a travel map (speaking of things against the grain).

Same here.

Actually, Travel Mapping is against the grain in general. It's only not against the grain here. And even so, TM only has 355 users with logged travels, compared to about 2300 users with at least one post here.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #186 on: December 06, 2022, 11:51:02 AM »

You're old enough that you can start really traveling now and getting to see the real thing. I was your age when I entered my 77th and final Oklahoma county. Believe me, getting to see the world in person is a lot more fun than reading about roads on a forum, and you learn a lot more about a place seeing it yourself instead of hearing about it second hand.
I'm just now starting to experience this in the past several months. This year alone, I've visited two new states, 48 new counties (and counting), clinched at least 10 new routes, and logged over 1000 miles of new mileage. It's really fun to get out there and see new places. It's taking a picture of that sign with arrows pointing the wrong direction rather than just posting a GSV of it. It's making a detour in your route to get a new number for the "lowest number you haven't been on" thread, rather than getting down about how your number for that thread is. It's taking a 4-hour day trip to see new states, rather than taking a GSV road trip. It's going out to a road construction site rather than reading about it here. And honestly, I can't help but feel that I'm really getting down to the core of roadgeeking.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #187 on: December 06, 2022, 11:55:07 AM »

Of course, I still don't like the fact that you have to type out arcane stuff instead of just being able to click on a map, but that ship sailed (that car drove off?) long ago and I'm never going to win that one.

Actually, you can pretty much just click on a map with Travel Mapping's .list tool. That allows you to click on the segments you've traveled to auto-generate the script, then select copy, and paste to your .list file.

It's a great tool and my updates have gotten much faster thanks to Jim tipping me off on it.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #188 on: December 06, 2022, 12:29:26 PM »

I donít have a travel map (speaking of things against the grain).

Same here.

Actually, Travel Mapping is against the grain in general. It's only not against the grain here. And even so, TM only has 355 users with logged travels, compared to about 2300 users with at least one post here.

Thing is a good percentage of the TM users base is among the more well known community members.  For myself, had I known about TM way earlier I probably would have an account.  As it stands Iím so many years into traveling that it would take a considerable effort with time I really donít have to make an accurate map. 

Worth noting, TM also oriented is oriented towards capturing travel on numbered highways.  I know there are some exceptions such as NPS highways.  All the same my travel tends to run against of grain of driving numbered highways, so I would have a bunch of notable roads which couldnít be logged. 
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #189 on: December 06, 2022, 12:32:53 PM »

I have said before it doesn't take as long as you think to make a mere 23 posts in 1 day.

It takes a lot longer to make 23 good posts than 23 shitposts, though. And if you have the time to be making 23 posts, chances are most of them aren't very good.

My favorite posters on this forum are the ones that post new stuff I didn't know already. That kind of post is usually so lengthy and well-researched that there is just not enough time in the day to get 23 of them put together. Maybe that's because it requires lots of research digging up old maps and newspaper articles, or maybe that's because it involves going down to an active construction site and taking a bunch of pictures.

If I wanted more half-assed posts with kneejerk opinions in them, I can write those myself.

A little high of a standard for fictional highways don't you think? I am sure 99 percent of proposed plans would never be considered realistic after all of the research you are suggesting. Is there something wrong with drawing numbers on a map cause it looks good visually? After all, that is the counter argument for preserving natural areas and not building new highways, because the area without the strip of roadway "looks nicer".

I don't give a flying fuck about fictional highways. If it was up to me, I'd ban anyone with a majority of their posts there. It's not the main point of the forum.
So you would ban Fritz Owl? Fictional highways is actually my favorite branch of the hobby, although I do enjoy the other parts as well. I am not as knowledgable about roads as I'm young and haven't been to as many places as other users have.

I quickly found out I'm the one who's most militant about that point of view on the staff, so it's not like a ban of fictional-only posters is going to happen anytime soon.

You're old enough that you can start really traveling now and getting to see the real thing. I was your age when I entered my 77th and final Oklahoma county. Believe me, getting to see the world in person is a lot more fun than reading about roads on a forum, and you learn a lot more about a place seeing it yourself instead of hearing about it second hand.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #190 on: December 06, 2022, 12:50:39 PM »

How long does a quote need to be to be "long ass"?
At the eth Alan Convention, a "long ass quote" was defined as one quoting a goat with a rear end more than 13.47 inches long and less than 5.26 inches long.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #191 on: December 06, 2022, 01:21:42 PM »


How long does a quote need to be to be "long ass"?

At the eth Alan Convention, a "long ass quote" was defined as one quoting a goat with a rear end more than 13.47 inches long and less than 5.26 inches long.

I'm too lazy to do the math.  What length is that before converting from lRc to inches?
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #192 on: December 06, 2022, 01:52:56 PM »

If someone had a majority of their posts in off-topic that is a sign they are mostly here to use this site as a social media platform, which it's not. It's a forum about roads.

At least you didn't say "plurality".
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #193 on: December 06, 2022, 02:20:10 PM »

Wow! Four pages in one day of basically nothing. I wish I had that much free time and I'm retired. I'm also surprised with this topic that nobody has mentioned that "to" is misspelled. I thought we were way too serious.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #194 on: December 06, 2022, 02:34:45 PM »

I'm also surprised with this topic that nobody has mentioned that "to" is misspelled. I thought we were way too serious.

Oh, it was mentioned all right. I had fun with it early in the thread:


I just stopped here on the way to Serious.


I think you meant coat to cost.

Me to.
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« Reply #195 on: December 06, 2022, 02:51:56 PM »

Wow! Four pages in one day of basically nothing. I wish I had that much free time and I'm retired. I'm also surprised with this topic that nobody has mentioned that "to" is misspelled. I thought we were way too serious.

This thread has a super serial lack of Manbearpig.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #196 on: December 06, 2022, 04:24:47 PM »

Here's a good idea. I don't know what Scott would think of this though:

I think that sounds like a bunch of PHP I wouldn't get paid to write. :P

I would probably find a display of the lowest route number a person hasn't been on to be a more useful proxy for experience than post count, to be honest.

This would actually speak to experience with a huge degree of accuracy.

Crap.  Mine is only 26.

Next time you go to Branson, see if you can figure out a way to work K-26 into your route!
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #197 on: December 06, 2022, 04:34:27 PM »



I would probably find a display of the lowest route number a person hasn't been on to be a more useful proxy for experience than post count, to be honest.

This would actually speak to experience with a huge degree of accuracy.

Crap.  Mine is only 26.

Next time you go to Branson, see if you can figure out a way to work K-26 into your route!

Would that make you respect my experience more?

It's an extra 19 miles compared to our usual route, with Google estimating an additional 15 minutes of drive time.

*sigh*   OK . . . I suppose I'll probably have to, now that you pointed it out to me . . .

I'll let my wife know you told me to.
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #198 on: December 06, 2022, 04:37:06 PM »

Would that make you respect my experience more?

I think that depends on what your next-lowest untraveled number is.

If it's in the hundreds, that's pretty good bang for your buck.

If it's 27... well, I guess you might as well start somewhere...
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Re: Why are people here way to serious
« Reply #199 on: December 06, 2022, 04:44:01 PM »

I don't think I've looked ahead, but I've clinched I-27.

Hmmmmm...  It might actually be 28, although I'd have to dig through Minnesota county highways to be sure.
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