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Steve Shafley 12-01-2006 08:56 PM

My favorite new trend
 
On the Crossfit forums is when you post a link, you immediately assure everyone that it's work-safe, child-safe, pet-safe, and senior-safe. Maybe even GRAS, which is Generally Regarded as Safe for oral consumption.

Now, a bit of a NSFW tag on a link is polite, but this assurance of safety in every possible realm is a bit ridiculous.

I'd comment on the XF forum, but alas I am still banned. IP banned no less. I'd probably give into the temptation to post transvestite scat porn and assure everyone that the link was GRAS, so maybe it's for the best.

This is almost as good as the agonizing all the Literal-KJV-Bible Christians did a few years back about eating paleo style while not believing in the paleolithic era.

Neal Winkler 12-02-2006 10:47 AM

Ah, but according to this site the Biblical diet is one that is anti-grain, anti-milk, anti-vegetarianism, pro-saturated fat and pro-cholesterol. Remind you of something?

http://www.biblelife.org/biblediet.htm

The famous philosopher of science Pierre Duhem argued that for any given set of data, there is a potentially infinite number of theories that are consistent with that data.

Discuss.

Steve Shafley 12-02-2006 01:56 PM

I haven't the strength anymore, Meal.

Sam Lepore 12-02-2006 04:13 PM

Steve--

Does Crossfit even allow you to click on "Message Board" and view the threads? Or not allowed on at all.

I was kicked off (Ip banned also) a forum before but just used this site to gain access from my own computer. http://www.anonymization.net/ :D

Steve Shafley 12-02-2006 06:54 PM

I can read, but can't reply.

Ah well, that place was dead anyway!

Steve Liberati 12-02-2006 08:21 PM

Steve,
This board may never have been born without Crossfit so be careful where you tread man. Both great boards, both great people. Besides, these message boards are only as good as the people who contribute to them. I know without Crossfit I'd never have discovered PM and the knowledgable folks that belong to both boards.

Steve Shafley 12-03-2006 09:31 AM

Steve:

I recognize that the XF forum is an excellent community. That doesn't make silly or downright stupid content immune from commentary. From anybody.

I also recognize that others don't feel that way, and consider the whole cult of personality behind XF as beyond criticism or questioning.

It's only a matter of time before the next implosion. Who'll it be? My money is on Rip.

Steve Liberati 12-03-2006 09:48 AM

I hear ya.

Mike ODonnell 12-03-2006 10:47 AM

Not trying to get negative bashing going on here...as I frequent the Xfit forum for good threads about health and fitness...but why is it people are jumping ship? (or as you say, implosion?) If it's too complicated....forget I asked.

Robb Wolf 12-03-2006 02:00 PM

I devoted the last five years to helping to grow the CrossFit community. I loved most of what was involved with that and met some of the most amazing people I have ever known via the seminars, certifications and message board. Many of these people, I have no doubt, will remain close friends throughout the rest of my life. I am profoundly grateful for that. I feel I played a role in the stratospheric growth and success of CrossFit and for that I am proud. All that said, it became necessary to disassociate with CrossFit for both personal and professional reasons. That was the most difficult decision Iíve ever made and despite the difficulties that has created it was the right thing to do.

It would be easy to shift into a mud slinging character assassination mode to make me feel righteous in my decisionÖbut why would I want to damage something I loved and helped to bring to life? I love the concept and community of CrossFit, I simply can not be a part of it any longer. I can honestly say that is a profound and lingering loss.

I ask the folks in this burgeoning community to please refrain from stirring the pot on this topic. It will serve no purpose, change no minds but will assuredly cheapen what we have here.


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