The 2013 Pirate Kit Order Thread

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19/01/2013 at 16:54

I am also a newbie I have done Marathons before but no triathlons or Ironmans as yet. I have entered for a half Ironman in June and the big Woody in August.

I am happy to talk about what I am planning to do. I need all the support I can get 

I would like to order some kit not sure whats best to get?

19/01/2013 at 17:06

KK - the problem is you have expressed this opinion a couple of times before and it has been covered previously by Barlos and more recently by FlatFooted.  When you continue to raise the same objections time and time again (and not just in relation to the kit ordering process) I guess people wonder about your motives. With hindsight, perhaps it would have been more beneficial to the understanding of others if you encouraged these people to speak up for themselves and then we would know the extent of the disatisfaction of my approach as it is currently coming across that you personally have a problem with this.

Everyone - At the end of the day, I will continue to deal with the kit order my way.  From what I can see, apart from KK speaking on behalf of unknown others, no-one has come out and out and said they don't like my approach.  Indeed, on this thread and the previous one, people who have ordered kit understood my reasons.

Hopefully now that the subject has been discussed (for the third time), KK will go back to the dissenters and point them in the direction of Barlos' and FlatFooted's posts and that should then become clear to all that there is no 'grilling' and no need to earn the right to wear kit.

Hope    pirate
19/01/2013 at 17:48

Kk I presume these newbies are grown-ups? In which case perhaps they can express their opinions themselves? I find it odd that newbies would approach you about PSOF stuff. 

I would guess new Pirates find this tiresome old conversation more off putting than answering a few questions. Everyone else it appears is fine with it. So that sort of "sorts it out" doesn't it?!

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Hope    pirate
19/01/2013 at 17:50

Ohh what's the rating thing?? 

Anyway I was going to say that the thread shouldn't get hyjacked and let's get back to  ordering kit 

seren nos    pirate
19/01/2013 at 18:30

I am going to save up for a gillet schnmunkee.....and hopefully at outlaw i can try on some other pirates ones for sizes............

i will probabaly need a new monaco as well.racing a couple of times this year........

Rafiki    pirate
19/01/2013 at 18:58

Schmunks - are the arm warmers yellow with black skull and cross bones, or black with yellow skull and cross bones ??

M...eldy    pirate
19/01/2013 at 19:05

Last ones were yellow with black

and they are luffley and warm 

M...eldy    pirate
19/01/2013 at 19:06

I'm not sure what I need to save up for next, might be time for a Kit Inventory 

seren nos    pirate
19/01/2013 at 19:07

definitely yellow with black skull and cross bone 

19/01/2013 at 19:08

What the wise one said

seren nos    pirate
19/01/2013 at 19:41

did we ever do leg warmers in the end......

schmunkee....I know loads have told you already how grateful they are for your hard work on doing this for us........

 i just want to say that after doing just one small buff order.I  am in awe of your good work..Thank you for organising us 

seren nos    pirate
19/01/2013 at 20:04

I was wearing my pirate monaco at a spin session at my local sports centre and someone asked my advice on triathlons..couldn't work out how he knew I did triathlons until he revealed he had just finished holgs book 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2013 at 20:06

KK well done youve single handedly ruined this thread, it was meant to be for people to post kit orders on, not for your one woman cruisade to gring out the massive chip on your shoulder.

I suggest the thread gets cazzed and is restarted for the benefit of other newbies who im sure will be far more intimidated by the rubbish youve been spouting here than the alleged people who have contacted you personally.  Please would you private message me and let me know who they are?  Id be interested to hear theyre own opionion directly than second hand through you, im sure the last thing they would have wanted was this.

If youve got personal views about the kit order process I suggest you start a seperate thread about it, this one was got kit order, id respectfully ask that if a replacement thread is started you let it be.

Mr StOat    pirate
19/01/2013 at 20:16
Is there no ignore button?
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2013 at 20:20

I can ignore quite easily, I have been doing for long enough but its people that newer people that im more concerned for, what must they think if theyre logging in for the first time. 

Rather than ignore its a shame we cant exclude certain people if theyre got nothing positive to say.

Ive asked for the thread to be deleted, no KK its not censorship, its so the kit order can run smoothly without the hinderance of your trolling.

19/01/2013 at 22:57
Ok, so let's get this thread locked so every one's opinion is still in the public domain and allow another thread to be started purely for those wanting to order kit.

I think this could work as there would be no need for KK to repeat the anonymous opinion of others, yet the comments she makes on behalf of other people will still be accessible for those interested

Is that good enough for you KK?
citizen 146    pirate
19/01/2013 at 23:01

just read this from start to finish and being an open forum it should be open to all, but we seem to be going off at an angle. This is a kit thread, where the newer people like myself would start looking for kit. Personally I did not feel grilled but welcomed into the online group that is also exists in the real world. It seems to me that the lynchpin of being a pirate is that it is open to all, welcoming , and supportive of anyone who wants to try triathlon. From the pirates I met at last year's Outlaw (who offered me kit to race on the day even though I had just expressed an interest in boarding the ship in the future ) I have nothing but respect...

19/01/2013 at 23:14
It does indeed make me feel special and more so because it's good with you too

Just so it's all clear to everyone, do you agree that if your opinions are kept in a locked thread ie here, that another kit thread can be started without your negative input?
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2013 at 23:27

KK its got nothing to do with self esteem and even less to do with what I might have said at Bala 3-4 years ago!  

Its got everything to do with a chip youve got on your shoulder, the broken record you insist on playing at every opportunity, and something youve got against some of the pirates.

Yes lets leave the thread to run its course and see what happens, no doubt your minority opinion will be twisted into woe is me, im being bullied etc, instead of recognising that despite your views many many people get on well amongst the pirates.




Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2013 at 23:30

 

 

Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
Ok, so let's get this thread locked so every one's opinion is still in the public domain and allow another thread to be started purely for those wanting to order kit.

I think this could work as there would be no need for KK to repeat the anonymous opinion of others, yet the comments she makes on behalf of other people will still be accessible for those interested

Is that good enough for you KK?


Might be worth getting the tittle changed so people dont mistake it for a serious thread.

 

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