Supertopo: A distinct Lack of Class

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Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 4, 2014 - 12:22am PT
Supertopo is great site, but it's in grave danger of becoming irrelevant. Sure, plenty of folks are posting, but climbing is becoming a very distant second to mindless babble.
Worst still are the sometimes savagely abusive messages being posted, which I know for a fact are turning some folks away from the site.
Fair enough, we all like to engage in a bit of tit for tat banter. I've both received and given the odd acid remark. But there is a big difference between light weight banter and obscene abuse.
I myself am preparing for some flak after proclaiming I would not initiate another thread.
I unconditionally surrender. At this very moment I'm standing beside my computer holding both my arms high in the air.
This issue, however, is too important to pass without comment.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 4, 2014 - 12:25am PT
Didn't you leave?

Or was that some other Kiwi?

Whatever. Nice to have you here, regardless.
QITNL

climber
Jun 4, 2014 - 12:33am PT
More talking. Less climbing.

The best thing to do is tie into the rope and then start talking about yourself. Chicks dig it.
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2014 - 12:41am PT
The whole point of supertopo, QITNL, IS talk about climbing.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Jun 4, 2014 - 12:41am PT
Haven't been around a campfire with crappy wine arguing the state of the world recently have ya?

We are more than just climbers...

... we are doctors, lawyers, carpenters, professors, engineers, programmers, addicts, teachers, business freaks, tree trimmers, etc.

Live here in the USA, be in possession of a brain, and not feel compelled to ask questions and rave about the larger world.

Should we send Chief to your islands?
fluffy

Trad climber
Colorado
Jun 4, 2014 - 12:47am PT
This issue, however, is too important to pass without comment.

Yeah ok whatever save supertopo good luck man you are the Chosen One we have been waiting for lol

Good thing you didn't follow through on your declaration to quit the forum!

You came back...to save us! zomg!!1
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2014 - 12:48am PT
"Haven't been around a campfire with crappy wine arguing the state of the world recently have ya?"

Interesting comments Todd and I will certainly take them on board.

Perhaps some crappy wine really is all it takes to lead a full and happy life

But I know of specific cases where people on this site have been obscenely abused and have taken it very much to heart.

I'm sorry if this upsets you.
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2014 - 12:50am PT
Thanks fluffy, while i take time out to adjust my halo.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 4, 2014 - 12:50am PT
I agree with Avery.

Supertopo is seriously beginning to suck.

The signal to noise ratio has worsened.

And the signal doesn't have to be about climbing. Just something interesting, or funny.
QITNL

climber
Jun 4, 2014 - 12:51am PT
The whole point of supertopo, QITNL, IS talking about yourself.
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2014 - 12:59am PT
It started off as climbing but has been allowed to descend into the realm of self.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 4, 2014 - 01:02am PT
If ST had just been about climbing, Avery, it would have stagnated long ago.
QITNL

climber
Jun 4, 2014 - 01:07am PT
You can talk about climbing without talking about yourself. Or any subject, for that matter.

I've met a few people who can do that. Just a few.

Come to think of it, they also listen.
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2014 - 01:17am PT
With respect, Randisi, I disagree. It's a mighty big world out there and there are climbers crawling all over it. Each and everyone of them have will something unique or special they may want to share.
QITNL

climber
Jun 4, 2014 - 01:25am PT
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2014 - 01:37am PT
Thanks QITNL, I'll go out on a limb and take that as a compliment.
QITNL

climber
Jun 4, 2014 - 01:45am PT
Cool, man. My pa fed me the line, that meme's an original artwork. Checking out on the night shift.
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Jun 4, 2014 - 04:48am PT
ST has been on the fast track to hell for some time now. Ever since I've been posting here (7 years or so).

When is it ever going to hit bottom? Could it possibly suck even more than it already does? LOL!

It is simply a matter of what you choose to pay attention to.

I do a lot more face palms these days, and a lot less reactionary posts.

It is just entertainment . . .
Avery

climber
NZ
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2014 - 05:07am PT
It seems that one persons entertainment, Reeotch, can be another persons abuse.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 4, 2014 - 05:36am PT
"Would you look at that guy, Ed?"  "He must be thinking about purple o...
"Would you look at that guy, Ed?" "He must be thinking about purple octopi, BooDawg." "Be nice, boys. It's legal in Scandinavia."
Credit: mouse from merced
At least we are "distinct."

We are not yet "extinct," Moa-boy.

Tat, tit, what's the diff?  Who cares, pal, just pass the spliff.
Tat, tit, what's the diff? Who cares, pal, just pass the spliff.
Credit: mouse from merced
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