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Old 11-15-2008, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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An extereme uprising of users with <25 posts answering other question posts with incorrect information?
It just seems like BA is disappearing and not answering as many "hey what board do i get" threads and i mean im not one the originals but this is gettin a little crazy with the amount of "weird" advice im seeing around here.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thats cause no one wants to answer "what board should i get" threads. i sware no one does research anymore, and if you dont do research and just ask random people advice, youre gonna get shitty advice and no know what youre ending up buying.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So like... what board should I get
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just a pet peeve, you know, blind leading the blind.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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IMO, unless the gear is crap, this hole "what board/boot/jacket/binding/sticker/bandana do I get?" is all opinions at best. What works for a goof like me might be binding hell for you and few boots fit my Flintstone feet, so you're DC suggestion is moot as well.

And I agree, no one on the internet actually performs a search anymore. They google a forum and ask.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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But as for getting an informational start you need to spend a few weeks lurking to learn some stuff before throwing your two cents into the fray. Hell, i mustve spent 3 months lurking on here before posting anything at all.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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An extereme uprising of users with <25 posts answering other question posts with incorrect information?
It just seems like BA is disappearing and not answering as many "hey what board do i get" threads and i mean im not one the originals but this is gettin a little crazy with the amount of "weird" advice im seeing around here.
I'll just tell you now whats going on. I'm going to be 26 next month and its a turning point in my life. For the last 5 years I've given tons of free advice, probably somewhere in the 50,000 post range. It's a lot of hours and time I've put in for little to no thanks.

In that time I've been threatened physically, told I would never work in the industry again numerous time, had to deal with countless assaults on my character, etc. etc. I've had people from various shops and other forums find the need to hunt for hours on end to find something I said years before to try and prove a point that didn't matter. It's just gotten all too old for me these days.
In the celebrity obsessed world we live in, I have become a forum celebrity in a sense. I have fan boys, I have haters,and I have stalkers. I've talked with people from all over the world. There's not a doubt in my mind that buying trends in the snowboard world have been severely influenced by me. The biggest thing for me though was that people were starting to actually perceive me as my user names. I never want to become one of those people that lets my internet persona dictate who I am in life. There's people out there right now doing that who aren't being true to themselves. Seeing as I've always tried to be as brutally honest as I could be I don't want to be someone filling the shoes of a persona they've created.

So 3 months ago I started The Angry Snowboarder as an outlet to have total control over the information I provide. I know that a vast majority of you frequent my blog. Don't lie I have google analytics I can see where my referals come from. I'm stoked honestly that people value what I have to say enough to check into my corner of the blogosphere. It was something that people had been telling me to do for years and on the pressuring of a good friend I did it. So far the feedback I've gotten has been amazing and the oppertunities have become better. I created it as an outlet for me and direct link into my thoughts, feelings, and processes of my life.

Don't get me wrong forums have been great. I've met some seriously amazing people. Companies have contacted me to product test for them and that truthfully has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Knowing that I helped shape something that people are stoked on.

But seeing as I do a lot of things for people all over and have for most of my life. I decided that this year is the year of me. What does that mean? I haven't figured it out yet myself but I know it involves less time on forums and more time doing things to better myself.

So I guess what I'm saying is if you really want to deal with me you can email me directly at angrysnowboarder@gmail.com or just read The Angry Snowboarder

But I'm handing the torch off to you guys to take any seeds of information and lead on with it. I really wasn't planning on making this post for a few more weeks but now seems like a good time. Thanks for putting up with me and letting me give out free advice.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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more time doing things to better myself.
Lines of blow off a hooker's ass?
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'll just tell you now whats going on. I'm going to be 26 next month and its a turning point in my life. For the last 5 years I've given tons of free advice, probably somewhere in the 50,000 post range. It's a lot of hours and time I've put in for little to no thanks....
I haven't been around long on these forums to get to know you, you seem like a cool guy. Yeah - have some "me" time and enjoy things for yourself. That's what snowboarding is about right?

Announcing that your going to do something isn't always enough, you gotta be proactive and not get back into that rut again.

Thanks for the free advice to the others. I cant speak for your advice but I really do appreciate everyone on here and their opinions to help me get the most out of snowboarding. I really enjoy these community places where you can have your say and help others. The unbias uncommercial info is the best. Gotta be able to sift out the good stuff.

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Old 11-16-2008, 03:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I wasn't aware that somebody could become a 'celebrity' through a snowboarding forum. And have stalkers? Ohhh K?

"There's not a doubt in my mind that buying trends in the snowboard world have been severely influenced by me."

haHA, that's funny. You're joking right?
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