Custom Intamin seat belt belt (+ how to)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:16 AM

I think the belt is awesome and I think it's rad that you saw it, wanted one, and found out how to make it yourself.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:17 AM

I'm not sure why this thread isn't more of a cause for celebration. It seems that with "pony enthusiasts," we've found a social caste that's below coaster enthusiasts in every way.

Movin' up the hierarchy! Now we just need to get some erotic furries to post here, and the collective self-esteem will be through the roof...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:17 AM

Jeph said: And I've tried not to break any rules either. But, Carrie called me out that it's "not ok" to question the moderators' moderating actions. So, that's the only reason why I wanted to make sure I knew who they were...

Jeph, you're missing my point. The site has always moderated itself. The most we usually have ever had to do is delete some spam threads here and there.

Pointing someone to the forum guidelines is really mild moderation (if you can even call it that) and even that is being questioned, regardless of who does it. And my point is that the community has always done that itself and that has always been accepted in the past.

Gonch has been here since the beginning. Nobody who posts here (or should be posting here) can say they don't know his "rank" among the social circle. The fact that no one realized he was a moderator is a testament to not only how the site has not needed much attention that way, but the fact that it must be pretty bad for him to say something about this thread.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:38 AM

These guys covered it pretty well.

The fact that some people had no idea who was who around here speaks to my, "hang back, wade in slowly, get a feel for it" suggestion. If you hit the ground running, you're gonna burn out real quick-like. (although the podcast alone should have been a major tipoff as to who was involved on a higher level with the site)

We try to have engaging conversation, we get silly, threads change directions in random and odd ways, there are inside jokes, many of us know each other and have for as many as 10 or 12 years. Get a feel for it. See if it's your thing. Join in if you'd like to hang. Don't be obnoxious until we get to know you.

Really, common sense stuff.

And honestly, Intamin seat belt belts and ponies have the potential to become the new pancakes.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:39 AM

Well for the record, the only thing that bothered me was asking someone to go away rather than directing them to forum guidelines. I don't think that was really mild moderation, but I guess we differ there. Gonch has explained his reasoning, and I'm over it.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:55 AM

Lord Gonchar said:

the podcast alone should have been a major tipoff as to who was involved on a higher level with the site

What is this "podcast" of which you speak?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:08 AM

God. Can you imagine needing to fumble with that thing when you have to go?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:26 AM

I see a whole new level of excitement from enthusiasts trying to get healthier. Instead of saying, "Yes! I just went down another belt loop," it's, "Yes! I can fit on Millennium Force!"

Priorities.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:33 AM

@LostKause, Its all because it was professionally strength tested, same as any other climbing harness equipment. You can buy non-rated laser goggles for under $10 but rated are $50+.

@ApolloAndy, It actually unbuckles really fast, one handed unbuckling as well.

Ok, since no one knows, with ponies I am referring to the shoe My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I'm not kidding, its good.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:48 AM

Tomtortoise said:

Ok, since no one knows, with ponies I am referring to the shoe My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I'm not kidding, its good.

Oh, trust me. We know. We know...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:57 AM

sirloindude said:
I see a whole new level of excitement from enthusiasts trying to get healthier. Instead of saying, "Yes! I just went down another belt loop," it's, "Yes! I can fit on Millennium Force!"

Priorities.

Actually, that's not a bad idea. You could definitely monitor your progress by such a belt.

I don't know if this amuses me, frightens me, or dismays me, but I have actually wondered in the past as to where to get one of the restraint belt buckles to make a belt before. Perhaps when I find a job, I'll actually make one of these.

Last edited by bunky666, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:58 AM
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:04 PM

Actually, those buckles would be fun to have in my car.

Wonder if that's possible or what the legalities of it are. (trying to pretend the law would stop me)

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:15 PM

That's what originally came to my mind when reading the OP... "Man, those Intamin buckles would be a neat little quirk in my Mustang."

At the traffic light: "Arms down, head back, and hold on."

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:18 PM

I have only been to SFNE, SFGadv, and BGW

More importantly, where did you stay while at Great Adventure?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:22 PM

Tom, don't answer that! Trick question! Trick question! ;)

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:00 PM

I might be a little later to the party than intended, but I've got to chime in.

DISCLAIMER: Even if I name check you, don't get offended. Its to the point that indirect comments aren't working, so I'm calling some of yous out.

Lord Gonchar said:
Actually, if you want my honest opinion, the vetting/hazing (or as I like to think of it - training/teaching) process around here has gotten really weak lately. If it were up to me, this thread wouldn't exist for the sole reason that no one seriously participating would have survived around here long enough to actually be participating in this manner.

I don't think that many of the newbs get this at all. And it's 100% spot on. There has definitely been a shift of peace and love and everyone get along. It's like some of us were talking recently about the worst thing you can do is tell your children that life is fair. It's not really doing anyone any favors. And that's why I feel that it's gotten to this point. I've had to stop myself dozens of times over the last few weeks from specifically calling people out. I think many have made comments here and there, myself included, some of them rather pointed, but it's not getting the 'job' done. Obviously, this is Jeff's site. But the self moderation has kind of taken a back seat.

With the possible exception of the inside jokes, this thread represents everything that's wrong with the current tone of the conversation around here. By all means, take it personally...please. The vote ups, the completely random posts, the lack of anything meaningful - it's stupid circular conversation that offers nothing to anyone. It's birds in a pet store squaking at each other.

Everyone newer should read this, re-read it, and then read it again. There is too much trying to fit in or people trying to be funny, or people just posting to see how much they can post.

Bucky666: You seem like a nice enough person. But honestly, I feel like you're trying too hard to be part of the community. It's saccrine sweet, and that's not a good thing. Immitation sugar is never good. You vote stuff up a lot as a 'me too', even if it's not funny, witty, or sometimes I've even seen it for stuff I know you don't understand. I'm seriously trying to be constructive with my criticisms. There are times I log in and every post has you as the last poster. One thing to ask before you post: "How does this move the conversation forward, and does it contribute to the conversation?"

Tyler Boes: Tyler, you also don't have to post in every single thread. I realize you're a kid, and it seems like the whole forum about stuff you like is new to you. I get it. But ask yourself the same question before you post: "How does this move the conversation forward, and does it contribute to the conversation?" And then after asking yourself that question, don't post anything. Not in every single thread. Talking about your love of coasters, responding in a conversation, that's all fine, but all too often when you respond, it's an immediate conversation stopper. If the post is about you, think twice before posting (and then think again after you typed it out before submitting the post).

There are others, and I may go there too, but Tyler and Bunky, you 2 have posted a LOT recently, and often its just noise.

As for the 'if you dont' like it, go somewhere' comments, I get that. I think that for someone that's been around for a long time, but hasn't been happy in a long time, you should go. Maybe just for a break. Not everyone, noob or old timer, should stay, just because. If you don't want to be here, or want everything the way you want it, then this obviously isn't the place for you.

That's different than what Gonch was saying. I still like being here, I just think there's been too much of a shift of faux positivity, and because of that, people that need to learn community guidelines aren't learning them because they may get their feelings hurt.

If you're getting your feelings hurt, then perhaps forums aren't for you. Annoyed at someone is one thing, but beyond that, it's just the internet. Some people take this site and this community way to seriously.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:20 PM

I think Tek did a good job of summarizing. There's a little too much free love about stuff that is mostly noise. Really, it's OK to call out noise. Or stuff that's just outright odd, like the Dan Koch weirdness. Seriously, I don't understand how a select few of you were voting him up and encouraging him. That was a train wreck of inappropriate proportions.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:46 PM

All that whole episode did was point out the people that:

1. Have no clue and vote anything up.

2. Vote anything up that pertains to Holiday World.

It was like a crazy detector.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:06 PM

1st off. This link doesn't work! http://www.hugsandbunniesandlollipops.com/

2nd, I listen to Howard Stern, and they sent reporters to a "Bronies" convention in PA a few months back. VERY creepy! Sorry Tom: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bronies (see definition 3)

By the way, Gonch makes a very good case for being able to vote up more than once. ;)

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:32 PM

Tek, I read your post and am not ignoring you. You called me out, so I can address that. I just don't know what to say. I DO try to be really nice here because I don't like to be rude and unwelcoming. There are people here that I almost can't stand, but I respect that they are part of this community online as much as I am, so I try to treat everyone kindly. I've also thought about the fact that I may meet some of you someday, so I should therefore tried to live with the "can't we all just get along" thinking. I have been noisy lately, and it is usually not my style as badly as it has been in the past month or two. Also, I DO need to calm down on the voting button.

Honestly, I have caught your semi-snarky, condescending little quips and thought that perhaps I had done something that made you angry, and I was trying to be even nicer as a result to smooth over the offense. So I'm not clueless, at least not about everything.

Oh, and for the record, I'm not crazy, fake, or stupid either. Just so we're clear.

So how about we talk about some coasters now?

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