Originally Posted by 64Paramount
I think there ought to be a forum for people 30-35, as well as for people 36-40. Then there could be a forum for people 41-46 and another for 47-49.9999. As we've heard, there's something extra special for people 50 or older, so to appease their geriatricness--well, obviously 50 is old, right--there ought to be forums for each year, starting at 50 and ending at 80.
There should also be a forum for people that are color blind. Then there should be a forum for people that have or have had broken bones, obviously since they have special needs, just like old people do. There could be a forum for people with arthritis, and then there could be a forum for transgender cyclists since they might not feel comfortable discussing their cycling issues with people who have their original factory parts.
A forum for people with histories of depression and/or PTSD would be good as they may face special hurdles--both in training and in cycling in general--that other riders (even riders with whom gerontologists might be concerned) might not understand.
There ought to be a forum for learning disabled riders and another for riders who have colostomies. Then it would be entirely appropriate and only fair to have a forum for people who are prone to getting sunburns and are in high risk categories for skin cancer.
Those forums would be a good start, and I'll bet within a year we could quadruple the number of forums so that Cycling Forums could cater to the top 25% (in terms of the given "special need's" distribution in the public at large) special needs. Of course, in the following year, it would only be fair to make strides to open sub-forums catering to the lower 75% of special needs--people with large shoe size differential between left and right feet; people with sweat that is particularly stingy in the eyes; people whose body chemistry tends to yellow whites and other light colored clothing; people who actually meant to vote for Pat Buchanan in Florida, during the 2000 presidential election.
Clearly, it's demonstrably difficult for people to find meaningful topics to read on the forum. That can only be fixed by having a bunch more sub-forums. Bunches. After all, what kind of silly person could reasonably expect a 56 y.o. cyclist to post a training question in the training sub-forum, eh? I mean, really, come on, jeez, what the heck people? A google search on gerontology yields multiple results! Clearly, there must be a desperate need for such a sub-forum.
Any potential new sub-forums should automatically be added if a vague google search yields any results at all!