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post #1 of 95 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcyclists are Online Jerks

Why is this? Why are so many people obnoxious jerks when they get on a computer? I've met few biker jerks in real life. But put them behind a computer screen and watch out. HD forums are known to be a rough place. I've joined a few and eventually left. Alternative opinions to the majority are met with ridicule and aggression. And I'm talking about bike related topics, not politics and whatnot. Many of those internet tough guys are just common people in real life, who likely don't talk or act like they do online.

Most recently I joined a motorcycle camping group on FB. Started out ok. But eventually I noticed a trend toward the same school of thought. And in this case it was mostly from the Honda Goldwing riders. Someone would post a camping picture and you'd see they rode a Harley or Indian. The wing nuts would jump right on that, talking about lack or power, reliability, etc. They would reply to the guy's comment with joke memes. And then it would go from there, ending in an embarrassing internet tough guy name calling thread with 300 useless comments that have nothing to do with the original topic. Basically going off on a pretentious bragging and belittling rant that was not warranted. All the guy wanted to do was show some pictures or ask a camping question.

This forum, the one here where you're reading this, is pretty much one of the few online cycle forums where I've not seen this. We have guys from all walks, riding all brands. We have some fun jabs, but it's not serious and aggressive like those other places. I've seen very little belittling here. And when it does happen, it blows over fast.

I gotta say the members here, and the admin, do a great job of making it fun to visit and talk about stuff here. Even if the non-HD guys are a little less intelligent than the HD riders.

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I have had similar experiences. "My bike is better than your bike" is everywhere. Hey, I'm out of the cage. I'm happy as a pig in mud.

People are all different. It seems like no one realizes this. I try (occasionally fail) to use the outlook of "you be you, and I'll be me." That comes down to which bike you ride, even if one chooses not to ride.
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Yes. Live and let live. Ride and let ride.

Let me point out, too, for anyone that's thinking it, that my post is not a snowflake "I'm offended" view. It's a "why does everything need to be dramatic" view. I just want to ride and talk about bikes. The FB page I mentioned could be great. A lot of useful ideas on how to pack a bike, lightweight camping gear, campsite reviews, etc. But recently you need to scroll through 10 troll topics before you get to a useful topic. A shame, really.
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Lurch, nice observation. It is true, the folks here are mostly just wonderful, helpful, supportive, knowledgeable, friendly, and pretty open-minded. Most of us realize that motorcycles are basically . . . well, motorcycles. No matter what brand or style.

BUT - With that being said, and in reference to your last good-natured comment, the boys in the Stable just HAD to jump in with some old-fashioned ribbing too. *SIGH*




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Ha. That's great! In my garage the Harleys are bigger and out number the Japs, so they stay pretty quiet.
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It's not just motorcyclists, I also do a lot of archery, the online sites for that are very bad. I think it is just the computer world. Its a lot easier to be a tough guy when you are hiding in your little safe cyber space.
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This forum we are on right here is my go to forum. Mostly because the normal reply is on topic, what chiding there is comes from a desire to make things fun but almost never with intended animus.

Everyone here is always quick to jump in with a helpful thought or idea or a fix for said problem. Except for Soupy, he just won't give up pushing his big motorcycle on those of use who prefer a Sportster. Kidding of course, Soupy can take it better than most.

An all Harley forum of which I am a member, is a little bit on the "no bike but Harley" in the world, but again, I can't say it is an unpleasant forum, but it lacks the flow and ease of friendliness that happens here without having to work for it. It just is..
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my experience with this forum has been great, I also have had a great experience on the hondashadow forums.

online pissing contests are just juvenile
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I see what you did with last sentence. lol
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Why is this? Why are so many people obnoxious jerks when they get on a computer?
Simple, A-holes and morons have more courage to say and act the way they want when hiding behind a mobile device or computer screen with fictitious identities, they lack confidence and self esteem in the real world. If they could be identified or were face to face, they would be meek and have no attitude because most of them are cowards in reality.


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online pissing contests are just juvenile
They make your computer smell funny too.

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Simple, A-holes and morons have more courage to say and act the way they want when hiding behind a mobile device or computer screen with fictitious identities, they lack confidence and self esteem in the real world. If they could be identified or were face to face, they would be meek and have no attitude because most of them are cowards in reality.
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I've noticed the same. I find this forum the antithesis of other forums I've been on. I've literally seen threads where people bragged about how smooth they came to a stop (and began) and every word uttered was analyzed to see whether it indicated a lack of skill (invariably, it did). Much more normal here. I will say that I think positing on places such as Facebook where - at least ostensibly - there's no anonymity to hide behind can force people to behave. I don't the problem is with motorcyclist, though. I think the problem is humanity.
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And sometimes people use what they intend as humor or sarcasm which is misinterpreted by the reader. On at least one forum I participate in, sarcasm is expected to be in a purple font so that it is not misconstrued. But yes, there are those on the internet who have keyboard bravery and would never, ever behave like that in real, face to face life. I've rarely seen really bad behavior on this forum, but there is a fair amount of kidding meant in good humor. And the humor can be appreciated, even by the Harley riders as long you don't use any big words.

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I am a smartass. Just because of the fact people misunderstand I usually explain the joke or at least pop a smiley up after. I often will reread something that I saw as insulting to see if there is a hint of sarcasm there. As often as not, I can not find the sarcasm in the statement. These keyboard warriors need to relax a little.
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The world was better off before everyone had a public "voice" and could hide behind a keyboard. As great as the internet is for convenience and commerce, etc, it is horrible for the social aspect. It seems we've reached a point where being the biggest jerk in any scenario is met with accolades... The most recent one that annoyed me was a post from an Indian/Vic dealer on Facebook. It was the usual "Congrats to xxxx on his new Victory!", and there was a comment from some miserable POS loser in there that just said "Fugly!".

This is really the only forum I use in general with any regularity. I'll occasionally look at the Indian and Kawasaki forums to see whats going on, but rarely say anything. My only other use for forums is when searching for information... They can really be a great thing when helpful people post up their projects with pictures and detailed info, part #s etc.
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I did not know that. Good idea though!
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It's the internet in general, so I expect it'll happen with motorcyclists and just can be a case of finding an internet community that isn't made of jerks. Nowadays the whole "you're a snowflake" thing seems to give people more of an excuse to be one, but there's offending snowflakes and then there's being an ******* and some people don't know the difference.

Interestingly, I am a member of a UK-based motorcycle forum, but spend more time here, because they're so dramatic, but this place is pretty damn chill. Life's too short to be drama queen.


Also, it's not just the internet either, the phone too. Working in a call centre for 5 years, people pretty are more inclined to be jerks if they aren't face-to-face. Not all of course, but people show their true colours when there's no immediate repercussions. Except the guy who started making death threats, he became sweet as anything to the person he spoke to after me, after I cancelled his appointment with an engineer, I'm not gonna send an engineer out to a guy whose exact words were "I am going to kill him" following various threats of violence to me, our call centre and the engineer.

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I think I'll delay any comment pro HD or Goldwing for a while.

I love my Suzuki Boulevard M50, it's a light and comfortable cruiser. But my wife has whiplash neck and back injuries from a car accident some time ago and while she loves riding pillion with me she finds it uncomfortable to ride for longer than across town for a cup of coffee, and I'd really like to ride more often and further with her on the pillion.

So within the next couple of weeks I'm going to take both an HD Ultra Classic and a Honda Goldwing out with my wife for an extended ride to see which one suits her best.

So until the decision on the next family bike is made, I'm sitting on the fence. However, once we're in possession of either a Harley or a Goldwing then you can expect all the vitriol of a biased, one eyed, one brand fan.

Hey, that works fine!
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sarcasm is expected to be in a purple font so that it is not misconstrued. .
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I did not know that. Good idea though!
I might be in trouble on those sites. I change colors of text to colors I can easily see. I might very easy stomp on some color setting and not know it. Possibly making sarcasm look like yelled profanity.

Facebook though? I can't stand it but try to use it. If you think politics gets bad here it gets 100x worse on FB. But at least FB has one thing I do like. Nevermind. I was mistaken.

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Facebook politics is fun, but tells you that plenty of idiots exist on both sides of the face and that so many share more in common than they care to admit and share so many hypocrisies too.

I ended up knowing a few people who ended up in politics too, both left and right wing, so it's always interesting to observe.

But Facebook politics is mainly a game of memes, wall pictures, misquotes, made-up statistics and very few facts.

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BUT - With that being said, and in reference to your last good-natured comment, the boys in the Stable just HAD to jump in with some old-fashioned ribbing too. *SIGH*
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We have had some folks who have come on this forum and been mostly rejected from day one. There could be several reasons why that is. Sometimes they just provoke controversy with outrageous statements, sometimes it's a different opinion than everybody else--like being obviously unpatriotic about our country, not necessarily an opinion on a favorite bike which can be more readily accepted.

I have one site where I have been rejected many times. I think because the majority of those who contribute regularly have their opinions (which I consider personal preferences) where if I suggest alternatives (that I consider facts), am ostracized. I think it's hard for some people to realize that the truth isn't always only what they believe.

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Maybe they are not jerks, and you are just thin skinned
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Maybe they are not jerks, and you are just thin skinned
I see people argue this a lot when it comes to people being douches in general. As somebody quite thick-skinned and somebody almost impossible to offend, I do find that there is a strong difference to people offending the thin-skinned and easily offended to people being jerks/douchebags/a-holes/etc. But the trend I have noticed within the last few years is that those who are being douchebags are justifying themselves by accusing the other of being too thin-skinned, to being easily offended, to take the stance "reals not feels", to call them a snowflake, when actually, it's not that and the person could probably take sh** with the best of them. I've been accused of this for moderating a guy online in a group I run and basically telling them not to be a d**k.

I'd much prefer if the lines weren't blurred. People should be encouraged to be more thick-skinned because it's life and there's no protective bubble around it and people will have their opinions, even ones you don't like, but it's not a free pass for people to be a douche. Not go from one extreme to the other.

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Why is this? Why are so many people obnoxious jerks when they get on a computer?...
I gotta say the members here, and the admin, do a great job of making it fun to visit and talk about stuff here. Even if the non-HD guys are a little less intelligent than the HD riders.

Something said, not good...


Something about my Honda. What was it?...
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Sorry Ron, but that just struck me as funny...but I can laugh at that since I am bigger (around) than you lol

as for the people on the internet, both on forums and on Facebook, it's very easy to just click Ignore, that way I don't have to see what they are spouting off....I do my best NOT to respond to things I see that are either obviously meant to provoke a response, or things that are just so stupid (in my opinion at least) to be believed.....

but I agree there are a lot of people that joke around and say things in a teasing way here and most people understand that it was said as a joke, but once in a while....well anyway....

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We have had some folks who have come on this forum and been mostly rejected from day one. There could be several reasons why that is. Sometimes they just provoke controversy with outrageous statements, sometimes it's a different opinion than everybody else--like being obviously unpatriotic about our country, not necessarily an opinion on a favorite bike which can be more readily accepted.

I have one site where I have been rejected many times. I think because the majority of those who contribute regularly have their opinions (which I consider personal preferences) where if I suggest alternatives (that I consider facts), am ostracized. I think it's hard for some people to realize that the truth isn't always only what they believe.

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I am a leftie in a forum that seems to have a lot of righties. It doesn't bother me and I haven't seen any reason to judge anybody poorly for their right wing views, I am not one of those lefties who calls anybody who supports Trump a Nazi and make a load of baseless assumptions. I am here to talk bikes mainly, and I don't think politics makes a person unlikeable unless we're talking Neo-Nazi's, but I don't think I've come across here anyway, given Nazism would be unpatriotic anyway.

But I don't see why people with big differences of opinion can't be in the same place or respect each other (though I can see a line being drawn). If anything, I take the stance, if you are not prepared to have your views challenged, then how do you justify having them? I think the difference of opinion is good to understand your own and see flaws in your stance. It could go one of two ways, strengthen your opinion, see that it makes sense and see strengths you might not have considered before or you realise that it's full of holes and move to something that makes more sense, and if you're more interested in the truth than being right, then that ain't going to bother you.

But it sounds like the people who ostracised you were more interested in being right than actually listening.

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Read the rest of this thread. I've covered this already. But to clarify, there is a large difference between being a thin skinned snowflake and just not wanting to put up with drama and bull****. I'm too old and not patient enough for highschool age **** from adults on the internet.

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Well it's not only with motorcycles, people can be extremely egoistical you know.
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Read the rest of this thread. I've covered this already. But to clarify, there is a large difference between being a thin skinned snowflake and just not wanting to put up with drama and bull****. I'm too old and not patient enough for highschool age **** from adults on the internet.
It takes two to tango. You are clearly an active participant.

You are not forced to participate 'drama and bull****' on the internet. It's your choice.

It is incredibly easy not to engage someone you do not wish to interact with on the internet.
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You keep making assumptions. Why do you think I engage with those people. I posted my generalized observation, as conversation here, not a story of something that happened to me.

Are you trolling to prove wrong my observation about this website not having those kind of people?
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Firearm sites are the worst I know.

But its just words.

I can be a jerk, some folks think I took classes...

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It takes two to tango. You are clearly an active participant.

You are not forced to participate 'drama and bull****' on the internet. It's your choice.

It is incredibly easy not to engage someone you do not wish to interact with on the internet.
I suspect that's why he hangs around here and not so much those other places?

But apologies if I am bit slow to the game, but I am not sure of the point you're trying to make? I'd understand your response more if he was getting worked up and stressed about these other places and the drama they stir up. But it read to me as an anecdote of these places and striking up a conversation about it...which is quite normal for people to do. Maybe you misunderstood?

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Oh, we do get those kinds of people here but they usually don't get to stick around very long.
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I enjoy this site as much or more than others. I also like two Kawasaki Vulcan sites. And, I also frequent a fishing website, 2coolfishing. The fishing site actually has a couple of sub-forums for more heated topics like politics and sports. I rarely ever go to those sub-forums because I don't care for confrontation, arguing, etc. Some folks are so opinionated they just can't let it go when others have a different opinion than theirs. There are also many nice folks with lots of valuable information on this site.
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Sometimes, even in here, some folks are relentless with their ribbing, and I have to take a break or block them, for sanity sake.

Fortunately, I have developed a thicker skin lately. A byproduct of REAL life's issues, and not this cyber community.

I don't think there is anyone in here that I wouldn't stop to help if needed.......well, maybe not "Critter" (lol) but everyone else!!

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I've belonged to quite a few forums depending on the project I'm working on. This is more of a general motorcycle interest forum and I have to say it's pretty laid back - no real jerks here. And like Eye said they don't stick around when we do get them. The XL forum I loosely follow is pretty laid back too.

The more specialized forums - a particular type of bike, model, etc.. or worst air cooled Volkswagens - these all seem to attract the egos. They're experts in their small fields and the anonymity of the internet inflates their ego and quashes their social skills.

The internet is a fun place - I just don't take it too seriously.
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