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Old 2011-04-21, 11:58 AM   #61
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...so what does it mean to bump the post?
Bumping is normally associated with a thread and "to bump a thread" is the act of responding to a thread for the sole purpose of raising it to the top of the page again so that more people might see it, read it and/or respond to it.
It's generally kinda frowned upon, so people have gotten very good at hiding the fact that they're just trying to bump a thread by faking some content in their post.
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Old 2011-04-21, 03:10 PM   #62
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Okay thanks!

Thanks Animal Cage and GILD !
Good info to know.
I had some of it figure out, but not all of it.
THANKS!

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Old 2011-04-21, 03:19 PM   #63
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Active threads

So when anyone posts a reply to a thread, it becomes active again no matter how old the thread is. Correct?

That seems to be what happened to the "Rate My Picture" thread a couple of weeks ago where the original poster hasn't been heard from in a couple of years. Right?

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Old 2011-04-21, 04:20 PM   #64
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So when anyone posts a reply to a thread, it becomes active again no matter how old the thread is. Correct?

That seems to be what happened to the "Rate My Picture" thread a couple of weeks ago where the original poster hasn't been heard from in a couple of years. Right?
yup.

Threads never really die here. You can go back all the way to the beginning (1993) when it was e-mail based.
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Old 2011-04-21, 05:59 PM   #65
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Yeah, maybe, but how many wheels on a swivel chair?
It was an example that came to mind because I'm sitting on a swivel office chair (five wheels). I don't think it's the number of wheels that matter. Upon further thought, if the office chair did NOT swivel, it would be more like a unicycle. And you probably could turn it like a unicycle. My only point was that intellectually, I'm still not sure how turning is accomplished. Your wall example tells me not to worry about it.

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It's generally kinda frowned upon, so people have gotten very good at hiding the fact that they're just trying to bump a thread by faking some content in their post.
You see right through our clever schemes! I had no idea! I try to add legitimate content when I (occasionally) do this. Or I'll hold back content so I can post it on another day (I remember spacing out my replies to a past Unithon thread to keep it alive as long as possible -- hey, it's for charity!).
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Old 2011-04-21, 07:42 PM   #66
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Okay. I certainly have learned a lot about posts, posting, and even ethics here. Thanks!
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Old 2011-04-21, 10:52 PM   #67
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But it starts with where you're looking.
Regarding looking in the direction you want to go...

I keep looking straight up, but it does not seem to improve my hopping!

[LOL and just kidding]

Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I find that insanely funny and had to post it somewhere. It's original uni57 humor unless proven otherwise.
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Old 2011-04-22, 03:34 AM   #68
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Lot of great advice here. One more tip. Think about your center of mass and where it is in relation to your axle. As you are moving along, your CM should be in front of your axle. How far depends on how fast you are moving. The faster the further. Try to feel that relationship and experiment with it. As you get better and more relaxed, try riding really slow with your CM directly over or just barley in front of your axle. Don't forget to breathe. Did I mention to relax?
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Old 2011-04-22, 07:18 AM   #69
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I don't think it's the number of wheels that matter.
Of course it doesn't, but I wasn't going to let facts get in the way.

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I try to add legitimate content when I (occasionally) do this.
Tom and I just look for the crank-puller.


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Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I find that insanely funny and had to post it somewhere. It's original uni57 humor unless proven otherwise.
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Lot of great advice here. One more tip. Think about your center of mass and where it is in relation to your axle. As you are moving along, your CM should be in front of your axle. How far depends on how fast you are moving. The faster the further. Try to feel that relationship and experiment with it. As you get better and more relaxed, try riding really slow with your CM directly over or just barley in front of your axle. Don't forget to breathe. Did I mention to relax?
Hello ascbeerman. That sounds like great advice. I notice you joined almost a year ago, but it says you've only posted twice. Sounds like you know what you are talking about. Maybe you've been spending all your time actually riding! Anyhow, thanks for the advice!
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Old 2011-04-22, 01:25 PM   #71
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Yep. Cute Uni57!
I had to think about that one. Cute!
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Old 2011-04-23, 05:46 AM   #72
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Of course it doesn't, but I wasn't going to let facts get in the way.
LOL, you practically make me ashamed for using such a ridiculous example... and now I learn this???

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Tom and I just look for the crank-puller.
I love it!


P.S. - If I start a poll thread*, will you vote for my look up to hop joke as the "funniest unicycle joke ever?"



* - don't worry, I won't

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Old 2011-04-23, 05:53 AM   #73
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I still don't know what's wrong with your swivel chair, I can turn mine thru about 35 degrees with a well-aimed hip-flick.
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I still don't know what's wrong with your swivel chair, I can turn mine thru about 35 degrees with a well-aimed hip-flick.
What a strange universe. Two guys are sitting in office chairs half-way around the world and both trying to turn them like unicycles.

Okay, here's what went wrong with mine. It's adjusted too low. The effort of keeping my feet off the floor makes the hip-flick too awkward. Or maybe we've hit upon why I stink at unicycling.

Now, is that 35 metric degrees? [edit: which would be 126 regular degrees]

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Old 2011-04-23, 06:57 AM   #75
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Now, is that 35 metric degrees?
Nah, those are dog-degrees. Should be about 245 normal degrees.
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