SuperTopo,, the good,, the bad ,, the ugly.


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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 18, 2014 - 11:26am PT

Well it the truth eh. We are missing many a poster from days gone by here. They leave due to the in house bicker-fests we seem so willing to engage. That has become one of my issues as well even though i tried not to entertain such angles. And I would like to apologize to the masses for my part in any and all of it.

So easy to SLAG that some here seem incapable of doing anything but, because the freedom and safety of distance allows it .

Now considering the SuperTopo has become the foremost mentioned climbing forum, that seems to be labeled in every major media article regarding mountains or deaths of famous climbers, i believe, for the sake of US, we should make an attempt to clean up our act a bit. Just this morning a NY TIMES aticle describing the great Chad Kellog mentions the SUPERTOPO..

Being the most active climbing site you can find also comes with a certain ,, and i hesitate to use the word,, RESPONSIBILITY. I think we should think beyond our petty selves and focus on a greater thing we may be letting slip by the wayside. Im not even sure what that is, but i smell it in the wind. And a nose knows.

We have many youngsters that visit and participate here as well. We owe them a little better me thinks. My Dad always said you dont discuss politics or religion if you want to avoid the frey. Our Dads were smart, smart men. Yet another angle of things gone astray here are people trying to do good for others and some how coming out with the short straw. Hearts displayed on the sleeve. Good intentions one and all.

Just recently,, TWP and I came to an understanding of each other,, and i know for that we are better and i FEEL better about that than i have typing any snarky response i ever laid out.

I MISS the missing posters. I miss the strength to NOT post the snarks.. I had it but i lost it. NONE of us here are without REAL LIFE strife. Times are hard for many. This makes it even more imperative that we seek a mutual respect and understanding if were are to use our resource here wisely. Entertainment is one thing. Other things arent entertainment.

Am i making any damm sense here??


Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:28am PT
Follow through. Trolling seems like innocent fun at first but so often it gets out of hand and starts infecting even the quality threads.

I've been on so may forums over the years that I hadly even notice stuff like that anymore. So common on the intardnet. But if you are not hardened to it it really is unpleasant.

Never hurts to realize we are talking to real people.. climbers mostly. Climbing is such a small world where if you stick around a while and go a few different places you run into each other or at least someone elses buddy.

It's hard to be rude to folks you have met and gotten to like. Think about that as a climber we all are quite likely to meet.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:37am PT
I try to be good,
avoid the bad,
and am most definitely ugly.


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:00pm PT
There's a little GBU in all of us.....

Trad climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
I reject your suggestion we should be better behaved because people are watching or because of this place's popularity...what does that have to do with how you treat people?

But I do agree that you should be less of a troll.

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:14pm PT
I am trying to make up for some of my former evils by attempting to post some better content. It bothers me that after a few days anything you post becomes permanent, as there are quite a few things I would go back and alter or delete, as they were offensive. Sorry about that.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:26pm PT
Possible first place for the category, "Most Irony in an OP".

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:33pm PT
Wait, there are people that take this sh!t seriously?

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:35pm PT
Being the perfectly neutral good looking buddha that I am, I have nothing to say here.

Trad climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:38pm PT
I doubt anyone has left because of Ron.

Feb 18, 2014 - 12:41pm PT
We need a vote as to who is the most snarky. A couple come to mind...just haters and name callers I say. No real content just getting out their mean, they prolly beat their dog.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:42pm PT
Don't say....



Feb 18, 2014 - 12:44pm PT
DMT, your not on the list, your witty, not snarky. MeChrist comes to mind, for starters.

Feb 18, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
The "good"

It's so lovely to be here on this nice forum ....

The "bad"

You stupid American ...

The ugly

Why you fuked up stupid American sh!thead retard sorry ass excuse for a human being ...

LOL this is a raw site.

Not for the timid ......
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 12:52pm PT
Im not talking about the raw necessarily Werner. I expect that from the mindset of your average climber- we are "out there" by general rule.

And Yes, i am all of that and more.

Feb 18, 2014 - 12:55pm PT

Just be yourself.

Nothing can go wrong with that .......

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 01:01pm PT
To quote an Elderly Indian gent in "Jose Whales",,

Ill shall endeavor to persevere..

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:03pm PT
"I doubt anyone has left because of Ron."

Wanna bet?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
Ill take that bet.

Feb 18, 2014 - 01:07pm PT
apogee -- "I doubt anyone has left because of Ron."

Wanna bet?

apogee should leave since he's a stupid douchbag vindictive leg humping dickhead anyways ....
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