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Question about the "Guidelines"

Postby BombDiggity on Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:00 pm

So I saw a thread recently got locked because it was about to start a discussion about helmet laws, which is fine, those are the rules. But in it GizmoGal posted a portion of urbanscootin's "Guidelines", and something caught my attention:

- Racist or hate speech
- Discussion of politics or religion
- Discussion of helmet laws
- Divisive topics like abortion, firearms, death penalty, driving on the right versus the left side of the road
- Personal attacks, even minor ones
- Denigrating or insulting another user
- Argumentative behavior
- Pornography (of course)
- Commercial postings, solicitations, or promotions without prior permission from urbanscootin staff


The part I'm wondering about is:


driving on the right versus the left side of the road


Now for the life of me I have no idea what this means. There must be something obvious I'm missing, because nothing I can think of makes any sense what-so-ever. I mean who in their right mind would want to drive on the wrong side of the road?!? Haha.

Obviously, I don't want this to start a "discussion" on the topic, I'm just curious to what it's even talking about. :-/ If someone could fill me in with a short and concise answer to the meaning of this that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Postby NateMC on Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:14 pm

My guess that would translate to driving next to the center line or the shoulder
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Postby GizmoGal on Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:43 pm

My guess that would translate to driving next to the center line or the shoulder


That's how I interpret it. It is about arguing whether it is better to ride all the way on the right side of the lane or nearer to the center line. It doesn't mean riding on the correct side or the wrong side of the road (meaning oncoming lanes) it means within the lane should one ride left , right or center.
All kinds of opinions erupt, not all nicely expressed, about which way is safer, smarter, more righteous, moral, fattening,etc. For some reason, this topic creates a lack of civil opinion sharing, so it is banned. Hope this helps. For definition only. No opinion expressed!

We have had similar flame throwing about helmet laws, so when the guidelines were given some focus a while ago, that list was created.
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Postby BombDiggity on Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:09 pm

GizmoGal wrote:
My guess that would translate to driving next to the center line or the shoulder


That's how I interpret it. It is about arguing whether it is better to ride all the way on the right side of the lane or nearer to the center line. It doesn't mean riding on the correct side or the wrong side of the road (meaning oncoming lanes) it means within the lane should one ride left , right or center.
All kinds of opinions erupt, not all nicely expressed, about which way is safer, smarter, more righteous, moral, fattening,etc. For some reason, this topic creates a lack of civil opinion sharing, so it is banned. Hope this helps. For definition only. No opinion expressed!

We have had similar flame throwing about helmet laws, so when the guidelines were given some focus a while ago, that list was created.


Ahh, ok cool. That's kind of what I thought it was talking about, but with it saying "road" and not "lane" it threw me off. But maybe I'm just picky, haha.

I completely understand the need for keeping certain topics off limits. Like you said, some just end up being flame throwing contests every time they are brought up, which in the end no one likes to see. Not to mention that I hate when someone points out that I'll get fatter by riding in the wrong part of the lane! :))

Anyways...thanks for the clarification! :)
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Brits vs. Americans

Postby tmn72tx on Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:13 pm

Here I thought it was a Brit vs. American thing.

Nice thing about the scooter, you put the handle bars on the same side regardless if it is British or American! :D

Now if we could just peacefully resolve, is it tyre or tire?
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Postby duderiffic on Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:09 pm

tmn is the closest- it is basically supposed to be in there as a half joke about the fact that some people do things differently. (Some by choice and others by law)

I'll try and be more serious next time. :)) :D

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Re: Question about the "Guidelines"

Postby opiemuyo on Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:31 pm

I remember when I was a young MP we had in military law (UCMJ) article 134 that covered everything not covered by all the others. Perhaps that is what this rule is.... :-?
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