ok. i’m gonna comment on this, coz i feel it’s directed at me to a certain extent.
read the other thread for my opinion on all of this, no point rehashing it all again.
in response to the stuff brought up here:
1 - the time of the theft was clearly stated in the OP.
2 - if you’ve just heard that something has been stolen from right where you park your bike and don’t wanna lose it, yeah, maybe chuck something shit on, or risk it, your call.
3 - i don’t feel i was “burning” anyone joe, DICE and i have been in touch via PM and we actually agree on a couple of things in relation to all of this. as for re-reading all of the other threads, this was hardly literal, more something i’ve observed after reading each of these threads once.
4 - i understand what you’re saying about theft prevention. posting as much info as possible about where it all happened will hopefully prevent someone else having their stuff stolen down the track. why don’t we have a template with headings that must be completed. time/date/location/kind of lock/how they cut it/were there people around/do you think it could’ve been prevented etc etc
this guy seems to have the right idea (not sure if the mods have implemented anything?) http://www.fixed.org.au/forums/t17003/
5 - if people want to retrieve their stolen goods, it is on them to provide as many contact details as possible. most people do. relying on someone posting in a thread may not be particularly wise. seen something on ebay or someone riding the bike in question? pick up the phone and text them, or email if you prefer. i don’t think anyone’s going to object to getting a call if they think someone’s got info about their stolen bike.
6 - diddy, that stolen wheels case was awesome, no denying that!! i see what you’re saying, but the same thing could’ve been done via pm and reuben could’ve updated his thread as he saw fit.
7 - if there’s info about stolen bikes etc, leave the mod component out of it. contact the OP directly and then the speed at which it’s posted can be dictated by how urgently they want/need help or by the relevance of the pm. if you think you see a dodgy ebay sale and pm a mod, who then posts it here, we then wait for the OP to see it, and it may not even be their stuff.
sorry, lots of hypotheticals.
final point. i regularly read new posts in the stolen bikes section, because, like you i’m sure, i wanna help if i can. never know, maybe i’ve got some info or just saw it roll past my work…