biket trials.com and lack of vids or useful updates

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by planetary1, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. planetary1

    planetary1 New Member

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    I always wondered why biketrials.com does everything except put up videos...like all of this content geared towards advertising and products but he doesn't do the one thing that everyone wants...videos!

    I don't even use that site anymore and I hardly ever even look at the forum.
     
  2. ascentrek

    ascentrek Original power yuppie

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    I've hardly ever been to that site. A few times, but never in their forum
     

  3. painik101

    painik101 New Member

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    it's because the site SUCKS and not even kept up to date.
    he is not the one that hadels the site any more i think
     
  4. trialsbug

    trialsbug New Member

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    I use this forum and biketrials.com regularly. Both forums have knowledgeable riders with good info, but BT has much less unnecessary swearing, and less people with elitist attitudes. I am not trying to start an argument. This is just my observation.
     
  5. Coramoor

    Coramoor New Member

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    :werd:

    I totally agree with you.

    But the posts of AndrewT, Elan, whiteravenk and others are pretty funny at times. And once you wade through all the different ways to say homo and the dissing of "poor" Stefahn they seem to know what they are talking about(most of the time). :bigthumb:
     
  6. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    Stefahns always been an asshole to me, since the first time I met him. He is the elitist, he thinks that the internet should me fucking censors words that you can hear on 3 pm AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS...he's a huge nazi, he doesn't realize kids can click on one button and then be sent to horrendous beastiality and crazy porn- I say this because he is basing his argument for all his censorship on that he wants little kids to feel safe to go on his site. Yeah lots of little kids in the US like trials...

    I've seen tons of things that stefahn has filmed, and never put out - for example the coustelliers practicing in the 2001 world round or duncan breaking his fork in the same comp. He has no interest in releasing movies of any sort, his competition "result" posts are all you see- maybe a few completely horrible pictures but thats about it.


    Maybe if he spent 1/2 the time on his site that he does making up excuses as to why he can't compete he would have an active site, if you ever notice this site (while VERY young comparitively) has much more traffic than bt.com ever has... because the web master isn't a fucking douche people actually contribute (hell I tried to contribute to bt.com with videos and pictures but he would never post them) and you get things like FTC vids, COtrials videos and biketrial poland videos.

    If things continue like this I have no doubt that bt.com will fail horribly in the next year, the only thing this site needs is more time to be established. The only people I can see using bt.com are people like jeremy vanschoonhoven and father, whos MSN profile looks like this:

    "Interests:
    Youth groups
    My really cool girlfriend
    Reading the bible
    Magic tricks"
     
  7. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    Oh yeah and the only thing stefahn has going for him:

    4+ years of an open website
    www.biketrials.com registered in his name, owned by him.
     
  8. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    I'm becoming more and more disillusioned with that site.The stupidity once moderated by Andrew has gone unchecked and is rampant.
    This site is becoming the great blue hope of trials. Good/bad humour,Elan,
    Illicit drug users,unicylists,and fire eaters.
    Bill, you have made my job more tolerable.Whithout this site I would be forced to work and help customers.
     
  9. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    People are posting things I got BANNED for back when I used that site and having no issues whatso ever with censorship.
     
  10. DanBowhers

    DanBowhers I farted.

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    Hey,

    BT is useless. Especially now its a big advertisement, I dont know why Stephen has to be such a cock, if anything goes against his mandate the word is gone. I dont understand what his actual deal is. If I owned a bike company I would send m bikes to be tested by riders that ride, not some asshole who is just going to repeat what any chucklehead could blatantly see. "Yes the Pitbull has a double seat tube, its really really neat!" or "buy the tank mod bike, this guy rides it and he sucks!" I dunno its stupid, sending him a bike is about as good as a super bowl commercial placement. Objective reviews? HA!!!!!!!!

    Remember when he said bars should be no wider than 27 inches? Then he got the Brisa stuff and was all about uber wide bars. Then before that he was all about maguras, then he got the brisa, and it was all of a sudden V brakes, then the Echo and it had to be discs, but now its back to maguras. All that time he was unfailing in his stance for whatever part he was riding. Its stupid when you cant see parts for what they are. Yeah my V brakes rule and when I was riding mod I was not boasting about the HS 33 we have personal choices, but to Stephen its his way or no way.
     
  11. Ed Gildea

    Ed Gildea New Member

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    :werd: :bigthumb:
     
  12. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    BT was way awesome for me when i started trials, i am happy it was around, but there is another site called OTN, which has aty least weekly updates by the adminstrator (thanks BillL), and a whole crap load of sweet sweet media... i recently got banned from BT.com (it was my fault, i admit it), but i cant say that i feel regret...
     
  13. Patrick

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    We had a comp down in Austin in Feb of 2000. A guy from Dallas decided to fly Maeder down from California for this comp (with his own money!). I guess he thought people would be excited to have him down there and see his riding first hand. He was reeeaally cocky.. The first thing I heard him say was "these sections are an insult to me. I can't beleive this". Right then and there we were pretty shocked. A guy had flown him down for free and all he could do was bad mouth our event.

    I have to admit though.. his website was a great resource for me when I was trying to learn about and get interested in trials. In the past 3 years, it was THE big forum for talking and learning about trials... I don't think anyone can deny that.
     
  14. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    nobody can deny that seffahn's site was a big help back in the day, however, no one can deny that OTN OWNZ BT nowadays, and probably always will...
     
  15. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    OTN is following the simple rule to success. "Do what your members tell you and don't impose your dogma on them"
     
  16. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    RomanC, and add to taht, teh overlooked-fact that he manages to keep order without pissing on people... a key for forum success (wahtever success is?), i think...
     
  17. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion "success" for a forum/website. Is not have ton of people who are bashing the site/owner, but are being grateful and pleased with the server.

    Edit: Yeah not pissing people off when imposing order is tricky but very important as well
     
  18. Elan

    Elan steve french

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  19. DanBowhers

    DanBowhers I farted.

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    In addition to stephens gayness, i can no longer get on to his site, I guess that makes me what? the 2nd person to have his ip or whatever blocked by him.
     
  20. Ed Gildea

    Ed Gildea New Member

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    he must read every thing on this site..( because there is no action on his).. j/k there is tons of noobs.