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    Default Question on "Like", "Dislike", & "Elite" post options.

    Normally, I would think that "Elite" means you really like a post, but the term is often used in a derogatory fashion, so I now must ask what the intended use is? If I "Elite" a post, does that tell the poster that I think they are an Elite cyclist?

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    It can be used literally or pejoratively, and can refer either to the poster or to the subject of the post. It's just a fun button.

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    Or you can have friends that you always ELITE because they beat you up the Lee Hwy hill :-P

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    If you're a hipster, use it ironically.

    If you're a speedster, use it as a term of praise.

    If you're a bike commuter, use it based upon the weather that morning.

    If you're an avid forum poster, change the way you use it on a daily basis. Just to confuse everyone.

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    Default Official Lexicon

    LIKE: You like it (but have little more to contribute other than mindlessly mashing a button in order to inform the NSA of your views)

    ELITE: You deem the post of a spectacular quality worthy of a cyclist who thinks it owns the road. It is the type of post by a cyclists who yells "left" with great expectation that all the little people (cyclists, joggers, tourists, small children, squirrels, bad karma) will just get the hell out of his way.

    DISLIKE: In your opinion, the forum poster has crossed that well-defined line between good and drivers of white Lexuses.

    LIKE + DISLIKE: You have empathy for a poster who has posted the tragic, especially if the cyclist has posted a story of woe, accompanied with color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining how each photo is evidence of the tale.

    LIKE + ELITE: The poster is a spandex-king among men, who has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune along the trails, and bares the mark of many a successful KOM.

    DISLIKE + ELITE: No man is an island, but you wish this cyclist was on one.

    LIKE + DISLIKE + ELITE: Supreme confusion. A mixture of passion and ambivalence. The post compels you, but not in any manner that is really worth discussing. It marks a post that is filled with sound and fury yet signifies nothing.
    Last edited by rcannon100; 10-02-2013 at 11:19 AM. Reason: Revising to link to the origins of "ELITE" (thanks Dismal)

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    First time I realized you could do more that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    LIKE: You like it (but have little more to contribute other than mindlessly mashing a button in order to inform the NSA of your views)

    ELITE: You deem the post of a spectacular quality worthy of a cyclist who thinks it owns the road. It is the type of post by a cyclists who yells "left" with great expectation that all the little people (cyclists, joggers, tourists, small children, squirrels, bad karma) will just get the hell out of his way.

    DISLIKE: In your opinion, the forum poster has crossed that well-defined line between good and drivers of white Lexuses.

    LIKE + DISLIKE: You have empathy for a poster who has posted the tragic, especially if the cyclist has posted a story of woe, accompanied with color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining how each photo is evidence of the tale.

    LIKE + ELITE: The poster is a spandex-king among me, who has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune along the trails, and bares the mark of many a successful KOM.

    DISLIKE + ELITE: No man is an island, but you wish this cyclist was on one.

    LIKE + DISLIKE + ELITE: Supreme confusion. A mixture of passion and ambivalence. The post compels you, but not in any manner that is really worth discussing. It marks a post that is filled with sound and fury yet signifies nothing.
    This needs to be a sticky/FAQ for all the neophytes like myself.

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    point of order: he is not the Arbiter of ELITE, that title currently in abeyance

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    Just be careful - if a post gets enough dislikes, it gets hidden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    LIKE: You like it (but have little more to contribute other than mindlessly mashing a button in order to inform the NSA of your views)

    ELITE: You deem the post of a spectacular quality worthy of a cyclist who thinks it owns the road. It is the type of post by a cyclists who yells "left" with great expectation that all the little people (cyclists, joggers, tourists, small children, squirrels, bad karma) will just get the hell out of his way.

    DISLIKE: In your opinion, the forum poster has crossed that well-defined line between good and drivers of white Lexuses.

    LIKE + DISLIKE: You have empathy for a poster who has posted the tragic, especially if the cyclist has posted a story of woe, accompanied with color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining how each photo is evidence of the tale.

    LIKE + ELITE: The poster is a spandex-king among men, who has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune along the trails, and bares the mark of many a successful KOM.

    DISLIKE + ELITE: No man is an island, but you wish this cyclist was on one.

    LIKE + DISLIKE + ELITE: Supreme confusion. A mixture of passion and ambivalence. The post compels you, but not in any manner that is really worth discussing. It marks a post that is filled with sound and fury yet signifies nothing.
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