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Chad Taylor

Gym climber
Phoenix
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 14, 2012 - 06:56pm PT
Before I went through the big D and stopped climbing because I couldn't see the holds through all my tears, rockclimbing.com was the happeningest place on the interweb. Now the crickets are only interrupted by the occasional crazy hermit. What the flip happened?
Chad Taylor

Gym climber
Phoenix
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2012 - 07:03pm PT
So this must have been news while it was happening or was it a like a slow boiled frog and just sort of died in its sleep?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
How do thin-skinned people bring down a sound business plan?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:14pm PT
cry like babies
klk

Trad climber
cali
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
Too much moderation.


lol

splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
and too much quoting, then requoting, the re-requoting. it is nauseating.
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
and too much quoting, then requoting, the re-requoting. it is nauseating.

Too right mate!
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:36pm PT
and too much quoting, then requoting, the re-requoting. it is nauseating.

Too right mate!





so right!
crackfiend

climber
Springdale, Utah
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
Yes too many thin skinned people and over moderation.
Mountain project is almost as bad..
everyone always whining and refering to rule #1
The general anarchy model of supertopo reigns supreme
WBraun

climber
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
rockclimbing.com is where all the Pros hang out unlike Supertopo which is full of n00bs.

I'm moving over there .....

Maybe?
Curt

Boulder climber
Gilbert, AZ
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
rockclimbing.com is where all the Pros hang out unlike Supertopo which is full of n00bs.

I'm moving over there .....

Maybe?

Like most people here, you are already over there. Heh

Curt
OR

Trad climber
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:57pm PT
Haha..supertopo does reign supreme!!! Was that the place where you could plug in your ascents and redpoints, onsights etc and produce an ongoing graph of your skills??? Phuk that was awful!!!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Aug 14, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
Nothin' but crickets on the aid climbing forum over there.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:17pm PT
it's all about content , Supertopo has thoughtful , relevant , interesting threads and discussions.

rockclimbing.com was full of people who had been climbing for six months and thought they were authorities on the subject. They would then dispense condescending advice full of attitude and one-upmanship and the users just got tired of it ...
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:19pm PT
I find the people over there are mean spirited and at times, vicious (especially in the Beginners forum).



Not at all like the pleasant, supportive, nuturing types here.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
Luddite that I am, I still want to pontificate to my brethren. ST, all in all, seems to fit the best although it's far too California-centric.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:36pm PT
hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait till you try and climb somewhere else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cali IS climbing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah Donini you need to get out more and climb in different places. Like mebbe the Moon.. You havn't been there yet...

Have you?

Har Har Farouk

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:39pm PT
Farouk, you need to travel. California has great climbing but a lot of the climbing is rather bland.....low angle granite gets old pretty fast.
To get the best of American climbing, forget high gas prices and do some road tripping.
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
In two words: Poor Management.

In three: Uncaring Absentee Landlord.

The details are all still there if you go digging, but IIRC it went something like this...

1. RC started getting popular
2. The owner of DropZone.com wanted a way to artificially increase the size of their userbase as a way to up ad revenue
3. Owners of DropZone never paid much attention to RC and certainly never participated on the site
4. They then managed to sell the site to NameMedia for a huge profit (I never found out the selling price)
5. NameMedia hired someone new to run the site, and he did a great job of it (this is when it peaked)
6. Unfortunately the ad revenue wasn't where NameMedia wanted, so they decided to fire the guy running it and shutter the site
7. The former owner offered to take over running the site pro-bono as a way to keep it from dropping off the Internet (never found out if money changed hands over this)
8. With no budget for development and the guys running it having no interest in participating, the site festered and became what it is now. In spite of how much some of the Mods try, the fish rots from the head.

Admittedly I'm probably a bit biased due to getting thrown under a bus by Management there during step 8 (I came in as a Mod during step 5 to help make The Lab something interesting and useful), but that's pretty much how it went down. As I said, pretty much all of the above is still in the forum there if you go looking. IIRC the bulk of it was in a post from rrrAdam, who was one of the owners prior to the DropZone guys.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Aug 14, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
Donnini,
Ignore him. Bill and I plan to see you in Patagonia ASAP. Bill just needs one more year before getting his wings. He deeply misses mountaineering into the big unknown.
AFS
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