I'm from the media and want to interview you.
I want you to thank you for the site.
Thanks aren't necessary, I'm just glad to help.
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This is happening because of a combination of two things:
I want to suggest collision #11 for the article.
I'm sorry, this article is NOT intended to be a comprehensive manual on bike safety; it's 10 ways to not get hit by cars. The "10" is intentional. The article is popular and accessible precisely because it's a good size to read -- long enough that people can see it has useful information, but short enough that they'll actually do so. If I added all the suggestions people have made over the years the article would be five times as long and no one would read it.
I want to offer an addition for the article.
Feel free to share, but please don't be offended if I choose not to incorporate your advice, even if the advice is sound. I'm intentionally trying to keep the article at the size it is now to make it more accessible. The article isn't intended to be a comprehensive manual on bike safety, but rather an introduction. The article is popular and accessible precisely because it's a good size to read -- long enough that people can see it has useful information, but short enough that they'll actually do so. If I added all the suggestions people have made over the years the article would be five times as long and no one would read it.
I want to reprint the "How to Not Get Hit by Cars" article.
I specifically link to the terms of my generous reprint permission from the top of every page. (If you're not seeing the actual reprint permission, be sure to look in the right-hand sidebar).
I want to know if you have materials (brochures, pamphlets, handouts, books, etc.), or
I want "more information" about something you wrote about.
I'm simply amazed at these kinds of requests. Doesn't it make sense that if I had these things they would already be on the website?! Would I really go to the trouble of creating a website about bike safety and then intentionally withhold some of the information, unless people wrote to me and asked me for it personally?
I have some other kind of question.
I'm sorry, I have, literally, thousands of messages in my In Box and it's simply impossible for me to function as a free Helpdesk. Please respect that.
I disagree with you about helmets.
Save it. Of all the messages I've received about my article about helmets, 100% of the senders either didn't read or didn't understand my points. Or they wanted to share anecdotal evidence, which is completely useless. So after subjecting myself to a lot of argumentative email, much of it insulting, and none of it illuminating, I finally decided to put up this notice instead, stating that I'm no longer accepting messages about that article. If it's really important for you for your voice to be heard about this, then simply do what I did: Write up your thoughts and put them on the Internet. When you do, you can be sure that *I* will not write to *you* to complain about what you've written.
Other reason (not listed above).
Forgive me if I'm skeptical, but 99% of those choosing "Other" actually missed the correct choice which does appear in the list. So I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to choose an option from the list. If the item you want is truly not listed, then just choose one of the options that does give you an address and use that one. If I see that you're writing to me about something that's not listed then I'll be sure to add it to the list. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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