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He hasn't posted here in quite a while?
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He liked a post on my insta a couple of days ago ...
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He liked a post on my insta a couple of days ago ...
Well, that's a good sign, maybe just laying low for a bit.
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He liked a post on my insta a couple of days ago ...
Ooooooooo…. So he's really unwell then?
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Ooooooooo…. So he's really unwell then?
I thought he was trying to heal himself with some beauty or maybe drown out the crap that collects in ones head by spending too much time on MV
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I thought he was trying to heal himself with some beauty or maybe drown out the crap that collects in ones head by spending too much time on MV
It's probably just his attention span isn't long enough for us. Kids these days.
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He's out riding - instead of just talking about riding....... Razz emoticon
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If I had to guess, he's probably decided not to post on MV any more. I don't know this for certain, I am just speculating.

Going further down the speculation rabbit hole: Being nominally Italian (sort of, in the same way that I am Irish) he doesn't really seem down with one of the staples of Italian motor vehicle enthusiast forums, which is making fun of Italian motor vehicles and all of their quirks. The fact that Modern Vespa largely tolerates (and even encourages) this tradition seems to make us "backwards".

I honestly don't know if Adri is still lurking or if he's just completely gone, and I can't be arsed to go check. But if he is, and given his propensity to not ever let anything go, he might just pop in to tell me how completely wrong I am and then accuse me of some kind of cultural transgression before stomping off in anger again.

I guess we'll find out.

Edited to add: I hold no ill-will towards Adri, other than I think it's fairly hypocritical to accuse people of cultural transgressions while wearing a fucking Leprechaun avatar.
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I wouldn't mind making him a curry bag to hang from his lasagna hook if it gets him back in the game.🤷🏼

Hey Adri, if you're ever in my neck of the woods I'll take you to see my buddy's Ferrari, Ducati and Moto Guzzi collection. My fav is the BB512!
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He's at the end of the rainbow with his lucky charms or in Canada Eh ! Facepalm emoticon
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Interesting theories abound.

I was gonna suggest that the Canadians mistook him for a New Yorker and deported him...
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People come and go on every forum, MV being no exception.

I joined almost 18 years ago.

When I look back, I see that most of the people posting at that time have disappeared.

Many post often, several times a day, for a year or two, then off they go.

Using myself as an example, I never participated that much and now even less.

But I read posts every day, simply don't have much to say here.

Adri always had lots to say, countering many posts with his opinion.

Sometimes very helpful, sometimes not.

I can see how someone could get tired of it.

Bill
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Maybe there's a chance adri is with Waldo.
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Maybe there's a chance adri is with Waldo.
Maybe Adri *IS* Waldo.
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Karma whores and name callers tend to burn out faster than the rest of us.
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Karma whores and name callers tend to burn out faster than the rest of us.
sorta a bit hypocritical ...
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Got me.
Karma solicitors?
Members only interested in likes?
I'm suffering from YouTube burnout. Wanted a break.
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Poor ROI. Not enough clickthroughs.
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Poor ROI. Not enough clickthroughs.
Quite possibly.
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I have no problem with Adri. Don't make it out like he's the only contrarian among these threads.
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What would a new user think of this thread? A welcoming or a judgemental forum? 🤔
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I miss hearing his insights. I hope he doesn't stay away long.
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SteelBytes wrote:
What would a new user think of this thread? A welcoming or a judgemental forum? 🤔
A new user wouldn't have the contextual background, but based solely on this thread a new user would feel neither warm nor fuzzy. I don't post for a while don't you guys all talk about me like I croaked.
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Or he could be out riding. I hope so.

This forum is a wonderful collection of both knowledge and personality. As forums go it's a great place to be. Jess and the mods do a stellar job of keeping it that way.

I recently walked away from a professional forum I had been a major contributor to since 2008. Clean break walked away. All those years I posted almost daily.

Then I realized it had slowly become toxic. Several key members had left over the years to be replaced with newer members and there had been a palpable political shift, even though the admin separated politics into its own space.

I finally realized it was like smoking. All of the reasons it was cool when I started were gone, and all that was left was an unhealthy and expensive habit I'd be better off without.

It's been almost six months since I even logged in.

Thanks again to all those here at Modern Vespa that work so hard to keep this forum from becoming that. It's the coolest place on the internet.

Hopefully Adri will be back.
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I think it's fairly hypocritical to accuse people of cultural transgressions while wearing a fucking Leprechaun avatar.
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WLeuthold wrote:
But I read posts every day, simply don't have much to say here.

Adri always had lots to say, countering many posts with his opinion.

Sometimes very helpful, sometimes not.

I can see how someone could get tired of it.

Bill
I like Adri. I hope he does check in now and then. He could just be busy?

I am a newbie compared to you Bill and reading your post reminded me of watching Bambi when I was little. If ya don't got nothing nice to say...
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I like Adri. I hope he does check in now and then. He could just be busy
I like Adri, too.

Well, I don't know him well enough to like him, but his contributions here have usually been entertaining.

I hope he comes back.

My post was simply to point out that people come and go here, just like every other forum.

As znomit, our observant hermit noted, Adri might have been here mostly to promote his YouTube channel.

But he was a positive part of the forum.

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80 sixxed himself
He's a legend now Facepalm emoticon
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I liked him. If he was self-promoting he did it quietly so you wouldn't notice. It wasn't obnoxious and I liked his contributions. Besides, Canadian!
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For me he's like an annoying cousin that you don't think you'll miss until he doesn't show up for Thanksgiving.
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He represented the best and worst of MV:

Best: He was incredibly knowledgeable/experienced, and when inclined, could share a wealth of helpful information on a wide range of topics.

Worst: He would often take the piss out of people who posted looking for information; belittling them and making them regret having asked for help.

I have mixed feelings about his absence. But I'm sure the moderators are enjoying their free time.
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Often this site skates perilously close to pedantry which some may find tedious but given the numbers of posters on here and the high post counts I'd have to say that's what the majority wants. Besides, Vespa is a pretty narrow topic. Now where did I leave my blue key...
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Treppenwitz wrote:
I have mixed feelings about his absence. But I'm sure the moderators are enjoying their free time.
I really didn't mind having him here, and I enjoyed his content, even if it was low-key self promotion. But I'm definitely not going to let his Italian culture tantrum go un-checked.
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He's out riding - instead of just talking about riding....... Razz emoticon
This Busy out in greener pastures, making new memories instead of retelling stories of old ones.

https://youtube.com/shorts/c33E-NvGO1I
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adri wrote:
This Busy out in greener pastures, making new memories instead of retelling stories of old ones.

https://youtube.com/shorts/c33E-NvGO1I
Could've just sent us a postcard!

Technology... Am I right!
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adri wrote:
....making new memories instead of retelling stories of old ones.

But....but...all I have left are old ones.

(This reminds me, I need to stop off at Walgreens on the way home and pick up a fresh tube of Brylcreem)

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In adri's latest video he was shopping a new "seat"
Screenshot from his video
Screenshot from his video
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In adri's latest video he was shopping a new "seat"
This thread introduced me to the term "small dick energy" and then gave me an example.
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In adri's latest video he was shopping a new "seat"
Me first: Canadian wine glasses are oddly-shaped
Then me: poor adri, victimized by the algorithm
Now me: that wag adri, he left that in on purpose while he gallivants around the Roman ruins. It's even better than that Italian gesture with fingers rolling off against the chin
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