I find it interesting that someone who continually claims that this forum is full of hypocrisy and double standards ...
QUOTE(House @ Feb 9 2007, 07:58 AM)
Once again I see the hypocrisy notorious on this forum.
QUOTE(House @ Feb 9 2007, 08:13 AM)
This seems to fit in with the glorious double standard that some have around here. It's interesting to note where the main focus of that double standard is placed.
QUOTE(House @ Feb 9 2007, 04:06 PM)
The double standard is there for you to see...if you want to (not saying anything about you, just in general). (snip) But, unless you don't want to see it, I think it's tough not to see the double standard that occurs here.
... yet seems entirely blinded to the fact that he himself is perpetuating a double-standard. Why is it ok for you to continually post messages questioning and criticizing other members' posting/discussion style (examples below, even questioning Floyd), yet when they do the same about you, you claim to be the innocent party and that it's always everyone else's fault?
QUOTE(House @ Feb 9 2007, 07:58 AM)
I could go on but I already know the exact people who, in order to not admit that what I say is true, will now proceed to attack me...as they always do in a situation like this.
QUOTE(House @ Feb 9 2007, 12:46 PM)
I simply think that based on the posts he made(all about his case) and the posts he saw and did not post in (asking about training, music, other riders, etc.) he was obviously here to create a PR buzz, to get more people in his corner. I think he would have done himself more good had he been willing to discuss other things.
QUOTE(House @ Feb 9 2007, 01:56 PM)
I guess it's easier to say that then try to argue against intelligent points that shoot down your false assumptions...or to admit that you would love to see pro's stop by and discuss various aspects of cycling, like I and many others would.
QUOTE(House @ Feb 9 2007, 02:02 PM)
A few questions:
1) How could you be repeating when your first post was based on the assumption that I wanted Landis or any pros to spend hours a day here posting hundreds of posts... which was false?
2) Do you ride?
3) Do you/have you ever raced?
4) Do you watch the races?
QUOTE(House @ Feb 10 2007, 12:03 PM)
Of course you are moving on, that's what you guys do after making posts filled with false implications. You did not present any facts. If you want I can specifically call you out on these false implications and watch you squirm, but from my time on this forum I know what people like you do when called out with facts...run away.
Perhaps you should look at these messages as (at some level) trying to be helpful towards you - as I have also tried several times yet been rudely rebuffed and ignored each time. Unless you can manage to change your style of posting in many instances, then any "challenge" issued by you is really going to be futile.
FWIW, you did seem to manage to change somewhat when you posted under another name - IMO your alter ego was much more polite on the forum than "House" tends to be, which would explain why your alter ego didn't seem to get much if any negative response. Also, the fact that there are relative newbies to this forum who seem to have annoyed you also (yet presumably haven't had the opportunity to form biases or prejudices about you yet), goes against your theory that people are simply responding to who
you are rather than what and how
you post. In addition, the forum had been relatively calm and uneventful the last 2 weeks or so when you were posting only occasionally - yet in the last 2 days that you've been posting frequently I've lost count of how many other members with whom you seemed to be involved in "disputes" or "disagreements".
You also need to realize that you will never be able to entirely control the flow of discussion on this or any forum because you can't control other people's opinions - someone previously posted the definition of a forum, "a place of or meeting for public discussion". If you're having a discussion with someone in person, you can't keep telling them what they can or can't say. If you think a thread is going off-topic or that it's irrelevant for someone to bring up a related issue in a particular thread, you can simply not post and just ignore it (but don't complain about it and always try to change it). If you think that people are being unduly harsh in their comments towards you, then perhaps you should watch your comments towards them. If you think there's a double-standard and you don't like it, maybe you should go elsewhere.
And yes, this thread is way off-topic, so please everyone try to get back onto the original topic - there are many other mechanisms to express concerns in general/to the mods (ie. Feedback/Support forum), so please everyone use those mechanisms instead. Or else this thread will be closed sooner rather than later.
(addendum - meant to add that I would have preferred to write something like this in private, but since it has been attempted several times previously without any real success and because House is already posting quite publicly here, I felt that this could be posted publicly instead).(mod note - moved here well after the fact from the Surftel thread, as the mods have been trying to clean up some of the off-topic content there)
This post has been edited by guidemd: 15 February 2007 - 10:12 PM