Or probably more accurately, the really annoying people on forums.
So you go to a forum for something you are interested in say, SlowTwitch; the well known tri-nerd cyber hangout. You have a burning question about what wheels you need to spend $3000 dollars on to gain 4 minutes on your next ironman (rather than learning how to swim properly of course). You type your question in and patiently await the advice of hundreds of other tri-keeners. The replies start rolling in. You get:
-a few people that don’t answer your question in the least.
-a few more responses of people that are annoyed that you didn’t notice there was a question just like this one 4 months ago. You obviously should be checking the forum every day and reading every thread
-at least one entry of only “Bump” which apparently means they just wanted it at the top of the list again or simply had nothing intelligent to say
-more than a few insults to your riding ability regardless of whether they’ve ridden with you or looked up your last race result
-then finally a few people with actual suggestions. You’re really lucky if someone backs up their suggestion instead of just writing “Zipp” or “Mavic”
-this may prompt a few more insults directed at the last poster on his suggestion and then a completely opposite view that leaves you even more confused and unsure of what to do.
Great way to spend your time. Personally, I love to troll a forum looking for the insults and the bad advice out there. Oh and I love the people with strong opinions on things they know nothing about. So entertaining. Thanks for the good read folks.