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Maoman flamed it, because he doesn’t want the site to turn into a big gore-fest. Apparently this was the same video that Mordeth posted before, which was also removed. I say apparently because I didn’t watch the video. I hate watching stuff like that. It stays with me for the rest of the day, and I don’t think it has any positive effect on me.

Brings back the Sunday school song -
“gawd sees the little sparrows fall …”
This has a profound effect on me - I look around in traffic
like a ferret backed in a corner.
I used to preamble private classes by saying, " If I get hit by a blue truck … "
now it’s " When I get hit by a blue truck … "
To you - squeamish - maoman, read the signature.
As I pointed out to ac, Mao was responsible for the death of more Chinese
than the Japanese!

bye the bye - sorry Mordeth.
Didn’t mean to steal your thunder.
(I’m a closet fan!)

I’m not exactly in agreement with the deleting of such posts…I’ve said it before…don’t get me wrong, I’m not supporting any gore (including Al)…BUT, if a link to a video is posted, and it relates to driving/riding in Taiwan, and regards safety (or lack thereof), it should have a place here…It should also be correctly tagged in the OP that the link may contain disturbing images…and the user can decide whether or not to open the link. simple as that. If the post was entirely irrelevant to the topic of this board section, it would be a different story…

[quote=“old canuck”]Brings back the Sunday school song -
“gawd sees the little sparrows fall …”
This has a profound effect on me - I look around in traffic
like a ferret backed in a corner.[/quote]I have an over-active imagination anyway. I don’t need to see stuff like this to remember the dangers. (Though I do need to remind myself to slow down a bit sometimes). Maybe watching this kind of video helps those who don’t have such as tendency to worry. Or maybe it just desensitizes them.

I’m not exactly in agreement with the deleting of such posts…I’ve said it before…don’t get me wrong, I’m not supporting any gore (including Al)…BUT, if a link to a video is posted, and it relates to driving/riding in Taiwan, and regards safety (or lack thereof), it should have a place here…It should also be correctly tagged in the OP that the link may contain disturbing images…and the user can decide whether or not to open the link. simple as that. If the post was entirely irrelevant to the topic of this board section, it would be a different story…[/quote]I do see your point, and if it were my site I’d probably do as you suggest, though it’s difficult to get people to tag these threads adequately. People complained to Mordeth that his “Somewhat graphic … ,” tag of the same video was inadequate (whereupon he wrote the memorable line: “I never noticed the getting cut in two. I’ll watch it again.” :laughing: ).

Anyway, Maoman’s made it clear that he doesn’t want links to gory videos. They go against his direction for the site, and they also result in quite a few PM and squeal complaints which he has to deal with. So it would save him time if people would just refrain from posting them. Otherwise we might have to appoint a “sub-moderator of gore”, because I refuse to watch them!

I complained about Mordeth’s posting of the video as well as yours. Posting videos like that show a level of callousness that I can’t understand. A person’s death or injury ought not to be entertainment for others. Find something else to keep the boredom at bay.

Indeed. This is not a site for posting of gore.
Vehicular, or otherwise.
There are plenty of cycle sites that show that kind of stuff.
Why do we need to replicate that here?
Admin/mods were right to remove the links. The posts could have been marked with an explanatory note, and the op’s could have been sent an explanatory pm.
In any event, there’s no use crying over spilt stout…

I assumed I made a sufficient disclaimer “subjecting” my OP.
( Any English teachers out there? )
It was like pornography in the sense, “If you don’t want to see it, don’t look at it,”
On a personal level it was/ is a constant reminder to be alert.
The Boy Scout motto -
“Be Prepared” - doesn’t prepare you for driving here.
Suddenly I remember the first real job I had, working on the farm. Mainly it was loading bales
of hay on the wagons - but holding pigs while they were castrated prepared me for a university
education in Philosophy.

Sorry I glossed over this,

It’s his ball and we have to play the game by his rules.

  • The day may come when he can retire like Dave Sperling!

Gong.
Toll.
Thee.

[quote=“old canuck”]Sorry I glossed over this,

It’s his ball and we have to play the game by his rules.

  • The day may come when he can retire like Dave Sperling![/quote] :laughing: I didn’t think Dave Sperling retired, though. And I’m sure that Maoman has no plans to retire from running this site!

As I said, personally I’m on the fence about this issue. It’s a toss-up between trying to respect human dignity and good taste on one hand, and allowing these stark reminders to drive safely on the other hand. But Maoman’s clear on this, so it would save us time if people don’t post links to gory vids in future.

I meant retired as an English teacher and is now an internet satrap.

OK good enough for me. Except if I’m I’m a smudge under a truck, please “post” me!

Non sequitur - do any of you lads know what it means to “lap in” a new valve to a head.

Posting the accident vids here is really the wrong place. The people who should be watching the terrible Taiwan accident videos wouldn’t be checking out this forum.

They should be shown on TV so the general public can see how inconsiderate and dangerous they can be… Maybe they will then realise that the person who’s face they cannot see inside the scooter helmet may actually be one of their own family members and would they like it to happen to their own family.

Shock tactics, some say it works, others say it doesn’t. We have some quite graphic and shocking TV commercials in Australia about drink driving, speeding, driver fatigue, even using cell phones while driving as well as others…

Maybe AXN could have a Taiwan version of Wacky Traffic Videos…

I ride my bike 1.8km every morning to take my 7 y/o boy to school, yes he has a helmet and no he doesn’t stand at the front of my bike. But what happens in that 1.8km every morning never ceases to amaze me. You must be vigilant and on your guard every step of the way to look out for people coming straight out of laneways without looking, going through red lights, riding on the wrong side of the road, I did smash my bike before christmas as some you girl just stopped her scooter in the middle of the road for no reason I could see, and then with me and my boy lieing on our backs in the middle of the road and my bike in the gutter, she just rode away as if nothing happened… Wish I had my camera on my bike for that one… I have been meaning to film my morning trips for ages now and post them on youtube, maybe I will get around to it one day if I can work out how to set it steadily and firmly…

But I feel these vids are not to look at the gore, but to demonstrate what you are up against every day out there and you should be aware of it…

that’s all from me. :astonished:

lapping valves involves polishing the valve into the valveseat with lapping paste: repeatedly spinning the valve against the seat (the ring of steel pressed into the head, which is usually much harder then the metal alloy of the head) using a very fine abrasive paste. there is usually an optimal size for the contact patch, on the order of a millimetre or so, and polishing the valve against its own valve seat makes the contact area smoother and less likely to burn or leak. for this reason, when overhauling or disassembling an engine, number the valves and the cylinders so the same valves go back into the same places.

lapping paste is often sold in small cans with two ends: one containing a hard, rougher first-cut paste, and the other end with a finer polishing paste.