I asked this for several reasons.
- I do some traveling and try to work cycling into my trips when possible.
- I enjoy group rides, meeting people and seeing different parts of the country by bike.
- The names of centuries (or other group rides) are often indicative of the ride characteristics and thus useful in determining interest.
- I find it useful to be able to ask others about first hand experience.
- The names are also often indicative of the 'fun' factor of a ride.
I'm a cyclist. I asked an answerable question that has useful answers both for me and potentially others. I asked the question on a Q&A site about cycling and the question is shot down. Huh?
I'm told that the question is more suited to forums. Ok. Then why the question regarding for/against bike helmets? That question was apparently carefully phrased to pass muster. Yet, since reading and participating in usenet forums since the '90's, I've seen dozens of various incarnations of that question. So, what's the utility in rehashing for/against bike helmets?
I personally think that a site on the subject of bicycling needs to be 'looser' than that of the stackoverflow mothership. Why? Computer programming is constantly evolving and mutating. Cycling, not so much. I don't think it will take too long to cover most of the essential cycling questions, and once that ground is covered the questions will start to trickle in.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents. It's late.
One other thing. Neilfein said on the question comment section, "I'd love to try and help you come up with a way to ask this question that fits the site. " So, you're saying that I can ask the exact same question, but just need to have the way I phrase it approved?