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Re: [bike-151] Garrett added a post

From: erik k.
Sent on: Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:51 PM
well, at the risk of being taken seriously, something that i assiduously avoid at all costs, i am afraid that once more i must get up on my hind legs and pontificate: i did not know about the bent ban, but now that i am so informed, it is one rule that is not just silly (after all, i LOVE silly) but it is plain wrong, and, for those whose bent(s) might be litigious, probably illegal...when you ban bents, you ban a whole whack of great folks (and serious riders) who happen to be disabled. Had ya thought of that, eh?

On 29 April[masked]:57, Garrett <[address removed]> wrote:
Dear Members -

We have had an open membership admission policy, meaning anybody can sign up without organizer approval, and we would like to keep it that way. All new members after April are required to fill out all fields in their membership profile and indicate that they have read group FAQ and will abide by group rules before they can join (meaning no one can sign up without doing so any more, period). Obviously not the case of long time members who are already signed up. So in the interest of fairness, I ask all members to revisit your membership profile, fill out all the fields, especially the one to indicate that you have read group FAQ and will abide by rules.

The rules are there because of the tiny 1% who are either oblivious or in willful disregard of common sense. So, as an organizer, I can simply remove these members, or try to hammer in the points to everyone to follow the rules, including the 99% of our members who already do honorably and innately, in the hope that the troublesome 1% may see the light and co-exist with 99% of our wonderful members. I have been doing the latter. So I apologize to long time active members who must be wondering why the sudden strict atmosphere of the group. I want to assure you that nothing has changed as far as they are concerned, just the # of us has grown much larger, and with that comes need for clearer understanding and better communication. Consider it growing pains. But we will always be the fun and loose group we always have been, and the rules are laid out in clear letters now to insure that. Any questions or problems, please feel free to talk to me. Thanks.

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