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I'll say now: 'The Bar' will become a special forum unto itself, eventually needing to allow the members to start individual threads.
You aready can start new threads.

As I see it this is to resolve the 'banter' that has been starting to become big on some threads. Even some threads themselves have no real relevance to the forum where they started. If you have the time you come here to look at the inmates, on the other forums you are after info or providing help (however limited that may be). It should reduce that 'off topic' stuff there .. and still provide what some want -here.

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"travellers questions that don't fit somewhere else", to mean "any old stuff thats not necessarily relevant to biking and general chat!"
Well yes ... excpet some questions don't easily fit under the other titles but are not chat. So this is the 'end bin' so to speek. now we have the 'pub' for chat ..
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Great idea Grant! Why not call it "The Basement"?
Okay, i'll play. Imagine there's a plane on a runway, but the runway is a conveyer belt for it's entire length, capable of matching the speed of the plane. Now, as the plane accelerates and the wheels move forward, the conveyer moves the opposite direction kind of like a giant treadmill. Will the plane take off, or will the plane stand still on the runway?
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Good Idea

I think one of the problems is the interpretation of the written word. As this is an international site some of the humour is lost on some people and since there will be less moderation it should alleviate some of the tension.
My suggested name for the bar is the Travellers Rest.
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There has been a bit of debate/controversy recently over certain members baiting and taunting each other. Whilst I realise and endorse the main purpose of the site is for genuine Travellers to exchange and gain proper travel information and experiences, the posts which fall into the controversial category do provide a degree of harmless amusement to some of us, especially when the weather outside is crap and we've nothing better to do.
Perhaps the "bar" could allow this kind of free reign banter without threats of moderation and banning.
Without mentioning names (even the one I had a bit of a run in with a couple of years ago) all the members involved do make a positive contribution to the site overall and the other side is entertainment to those who choose to follow these threads.
The site would be poorer without those individuals!
So I welcome the pub/bar if it means those kind of posts will be tolerated and kept away from the mainstream threads.
Well let's see if Grant lets this through the "Moderated Postings"!

It appears that without Myself and a few others the BAR would not have come into existence, or at least not so soon.....
Yes OK it causes work for Grant and I do feel for the guy, but it was his decision to run a Forum in the first place, and when you run ANYTHING dealing with the general public you have squabbles, disagreements and differences of opinion.
Generally the consensus is thus: The BAR is a good idea.

I agree with Grants sentiment that Travellers on the road with slow connections having to trawl through post after post to get to the "Meat" of a thread is correct. that would cause frustration and cost money......and I Apologise now to any of the Travellers who were inconvenienced by MY actions.

Now to add another Idea or Iron to the Fire.... instead of lots of "Moderators" why not have a few "fixers" as well, who have no 'Moderator status' to Ban, Scold or whatever but CAN move posts (not remove, thats obviously a Mods job )from areas they are not supposed to be..... to the BAR or a suitable area.?

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I wonder how long it will be before a 'bar fight' oh that would be fun!
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Wink Moderators routine

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Now to add another Idea or Iron to the Fire.... instead of lots of "Moderators" why not have a few "fixers" as well, who have no 'Moderator status' to Ban, Scold or whatever but CAN move posts (not remove, thats obviously a Mods job )from areas they are not supposed to be..... to the BAR or a suitable area.?

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That's just part of a moderators' job description.
I expect Grant has loads of applications for the post(s) .
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Happy with the name

I'm happy with the bar, although I also liked Hubbar, as long as it is not offensive in someone's language (slightly rude is OK, but offensive goes further).

As for those who want to smoke. I'm not sure what jurisdiction we're in here re smoking bans, but I don't mind even though I don't indulge myself. You should probably ask if there are strangers around though.
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I've gotta say I like the decor Grant, and best of all the Bar plays the same music I play at home!

"moderators"......in a bar........I reakon a bar has a "Bouncer"..... a new title perhaps
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I wonder how long it will be before a 'bar fight' oh that would be fun!

Will everyone be expected to drink from plastic glasses incase it all 'kicks off' !
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Will everyone be expected to drink from plastic glasses incase it all 'kicks off' !
What do you mean 'incase' - ofcourse it will but at least we now know where to look for all the scratching and hair pulling and with an occasional bad joke thrown in it's somewhere to go when the bricks and mortar pub is shut. I think this forum is an invaluable resource which has to be preserved.
Now, does everyone know the one about the 2 fleas on the beach in St tropez......
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Travel by bike or combi???

Best of both worlds???.....
Sure beats some TT alu boxes....400 ltrs of packing space....?
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Just thought I'd get the ball rolling with a bit of nonsense.....

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The Bar sounds good... or how about "The Lay-By".

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Cantina sounds less confusing than Bar.
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Great idea Grant! Why not call it "The Basement"?
Okay, i'll play. Imagine there's a plane on a runway, but the runway is a conveyer belt for it's entire length, capable of matching the speed of the plane. Now, as the plane accelerates and the wheels move forward, the conveyer moves the opposite direction kind of like a giant treadmill. Will the plane take off, or will the plane stand still on the runway?
...comon guys, i gotta know! Does the plane take off or not??
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