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pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Topic Author's Original Post - May 11, 2011 - 11:06am PT
I see it on Supertopo now and then.

Mostly when reading threads of early Yosemite climbers.
I learn from these messages.

It seems to me that this crew knew more about the importance of caring for one another than they let on.

I am amazed at the strength, ability and kindness of these folks.

Cheers to the old souls of the Valley and thier Love !

eKat

climber
BITD3
May 11, 2011 - 11:17am PT
Let me tell you, pud. . . BITD3 (BackInTheDitchBackInTheDirtBackInTheDay) the love was palpable. Funny thing, though, we seemed to share our love for each other with each other as the loved one was walking away - out of earshot. It's changed, now. . . and TheTacoStand has given us EARS!

OXOXO

OldDadBrockman
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
May 11, 2011 - 11:19am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#201663
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 11, 2011 - 11:20am PT
When it is good here, it is incomparable.

When it isn't, it becomes pitiable quickly.

Actual climbing content and a respectful atmosphere is everything...
eKat

climber
BITD3
May 11, 2011 - 11:28am PT
I'm with you, Steve. . . the hate has almost driven me away.

:-(

And. . . JerOfMe. . . nice photo!

OXO

eKat _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ HellYouKnowWho
Barbarian

Trad climber
The great white north, eh?
May 11, 2011 - 11:35am PT
Plenty of love these days on the ST.
I've seen plenty of folks reach out to each other. I've seen relationships grow and blossom. I've seen weddings. I've seen birth announcements. I've seen people come together and mourn the loss of dear friends, casual acquaintences, and the family members friends. I've seen people who have never met give and receive congratulations for new ascents, new jobs, overcoming illness, or a good story. I've seen people re-establish relationships with old friends and meet new ones. I've seen folks give of themselves - time, money, and talents - just because someone was in need. That is love - and there's lots of it around here!
Who here shares their love freely? Too many to name, but I'll toss this one out: Neebee. We've never met, but she sent me a card. She wished my wife a happy birthday. No one on this forum has even met my wife, but when Neebee found out about the day, she jumped at the chance to send her best wishes to a complete stranger.
There is love on the ST. Long may it grow and be shared. To quote one of the other great purveyors of love here: Keep the MAGIC alive!
eKat

climber
BITD3
May 11, 2011 - 11:37am PT
Keep the MAGIC alive!

YEAH!

DO THAT!

:-)

xo
Robb

Social climber
The other "Magic City on the Plains"
May 11, 2011 - 12:03pm PT
Well stated Barbarian!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Run like the wind.
May 11, 2011 - 12:04pm PT
There is currently 1.7 metric tons of goodwill available on the Taco. Down somewhat from a couple of months ago, butchya all know... goodwill breeds goodwill. It grows from itself, bootstrap.

DMT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 11, 2011 - 12:10pm PT
goodwill sending...
dirtbag

climber
May 11, 2011 - 12:47pm PT
Free love is even cooler.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 11, 2011 - 01:08pm PT
Alright, I deleted my 'Haters' thread. But this post from Karl summed up my thoughts in a kinder way than I did;

I'm a part of a number of cultures and communities.

Supertopo is the only one where there's so much of people being negative with one another. (and being negative about the negativity isn't the clearest way out of the woods I think)

I think if we could manage to support and accept each other better and more patiently, we'd find it feels good to have a friendly community that have good vibes for everyone within it. We do have a certain amount of that here on supertopo and people have been a great help to each other. It just that we have the equivalent of online road rage here too where people take out their pent up frustrations on each other.

Since it's spring and our cabin fever is ending, maybe we can sort of bend our intent to embrace each other better. (although I don't know If I'd want to embrace even a female Teletubbie)

Peace

Karl

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 11, 2011 - 01:31pm PT
Bluering- Self-examination was the point of that thread so why not do that instead of ending the conversation by deleting the thread? That was a poor and self-indulgent move on your part, IMO.

These issues really warrant open and frank discussion and that is what was going on. I would like to re-start that conversation and resurrect the thread.

Any objections to doing so out there?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 11, 2011 - 02:13pm PT
Steve, go for it. I have no objection.

My thread turned into something I didn't intend. Sorry for deleting it, but it was serving the wrong intended purpose.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2011 - 02:16pm PT
I love you man.
Barbarian

Trad climber
The great white north, eh?
May 11, 2011 - 02:39pm PT
The Evil One tries to keep up the facade, but many of us know otherwise. Fattrad has been known to share the love. He just doesn't want people to know.

I love you, man! (Can I have some of your Cabernet?)
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 11, 2011 - 03:47pm PT
Bluering- What did you have in mind?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 11, 2011 - 04:16pm PT
Steve, are you asking what I intended for my thread, or what you should do to continue the 'self-examination'?

I thought my intentions were pretty clear. No more personal attacks/threats that are intended to inflict pain.


(Pud, sorry for this brief hijack.)
Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pick and missing my mama.
May 11, 2011 - 04:19pm PT
Fattrad has made a day with my father really special. He went out of his way and that folks is HUGE... My Dad's been very sick so making each day count means a whole lot.
Fattrad is the real deal... I am sorry he doesn't share some folks views but heck, really... Is that so horrible? Are we that narrow minded, easily threatened by another's "opinions?"
Oh boy...



Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 11, 2011 - 05:27pm PT
I get the picture...

Back to the love!
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