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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 5, 2011 - 02:39pm PT
Good idea Dingus, a grant page or fund raising for injured climber charity.

I would submit that charity should remain 'grass roots' and should not be formalized via a commercial website. I think it would lose some of The Magic in the process.

Grants for climbing proposals, however, would drive meaningful business traffic, serve the climbing community and be of interest to lots of folks here! Why even business might see fit to kick in gear and what have you....

My take, of course, your view is equally welcome!

DMT
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 5, 2011 - 02:56pm PT
ability to block users AND block threads. I don't check them anyways, so why not surface the threads that I want to stay with.

vid embeds would improve TR quality, well at least for those that still post in the taco as opposed to on their own blogs. NTTIAWWT





locker

Social climber
CO
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:01pm PT


A tab DEDICATED to "Blue Butt Plugs" would be COOL!!!...




Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:05pm PT
separate forum for































Locker.











and if he gets one...





















I want my own forum as well.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:07pm PT
I wouldnt mind seeing a "view count" on threads,, many of the TRs seem to go unnoticed as we cant see the view counts..
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:09pm PT
A catchy line could be: "Blue Buttplugs for a Blue Christmas". Locker's Christmas thread.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:15pm PT
A better search engine, for sure. There is so much great content, but it's sometimes very hard to find.

the google advance search:

https://www.google.com/advanced_search?q=engine&hl=en&biw=1822&bih=923&site=webhp&prmd=imvnsrb&tbo=1

is a nice example of how to do a search, with phrases and words you can add, combine, or delete from the search.

One of the great things about Supertopo is the rip-roaring anarchy of it all. One of the curses is the impenetrable mass of fluff one has to wade through to find the good content, once it's gone from the front pages.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:15pm PT
Personally, I click on all TR's, as even the most boring is better than the funniest OT thread.

I like the grant idea.
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:23pm PT
I agree with Piton Ron - paging on the TR page would be nice.

a Gear for sale tab would be cool.

A SushiFest tab is essential.
Archie Richardson

Trad climber
Grand Junction, CO
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:27pm PT
Great site - I have few complaints.

The "Always Fresh" feature for the electronic guidebooks could be improved. It seems that the ebooks could be revised much more frequently as errors are discovered. And suppose you want more than the advertised three years of "Always Fresh" updates? Maybe a subscription service to the ebooks that keeps them fresh after the three year period. I have ebooks that are 7,8 years old and have no idea what version they are or how out of date they are. A list of the current version number posted on the site would help.

On the forum it would be nice to be able to preview and edit before posting. Currently I just post a draft then edit online which is clunky.

Keep up the good work!!
seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:30pm PT
+1 for Dingus

and a return to forum list at the end of tr's
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:34pm PT
Would it be possible to have a TR button beside the Forum button and set the site up in such a way that you could push the Forum button to get to all the threads including the TR threads or push the TR button to get to the TR threads only? Then I think everyone would be pleased.

TKingsbury
Nice. To make it even easier to get to TR - could that button be put in the top line alongside the Forum button?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:36pm PT
and a return to forum list at the end of tr's

It's there Seth, but a bit hidden...

Credit: TKingsbury
rockmuelle

Trad climber
Austin, TX
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:37pm PT

I'd love to see a version of the forum and routes formatted for small form factor mobile devices (i.e., smartphones with 4" or smaller displays).

m.supertopo.com, similar to how most news sites do it.

-Chris
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:39pm PT
Would it be possible to have a TR button beside the Forum button and set the site up in such a way that you could push the Forum button to get to all the threads including the TR threads or push the TR button to get to the TR threads only? Then I think everyone would be pleased.

Like the Trip Report tab?

Credit: TKingsbury


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:42pm PT
The upper red line - the level above. Or: Also the level above.

Home - Climbing Areas - Climbing routes - Guidebooks - Free Topos - Photos - Forum - Trip Reports
Matt M

Trad climber
Alamo City
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:44pm PT
Far to many quality threads that are climbing related fall off the front page because of the choss threads that create thousands of inane posts. Just freaking add a tab for Climbing related and one for "Everything Else". Seriously, thats it.

It's plain sad to see a historic thread with TONS of posting gold full of history, insight etc etc disappear into the murk because of "Why Republicans are Wrong.." "WTC Missiles" etc etc.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:45pm PT
Also, I use an iPad. Can you make an app for that?
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:45pm PT
well if you develop an m.supertopo.com you might as well go big(er) and do t.supertopo.com.

brandon - how does the site look on your ipad?

it's a bitch to view this site on an iphone.
jfailing

Trad climber
Lone Pine
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:46pm PT
Ability to search my own and other photos and get a link to or reference to the thread(s) where the picture is posted.

This would be awesome. It's common to see a great picture in the photos section and want to know which thread it was posted in.

More young blood on the site would be nice... Broaden that age gap a little bit. I do wonder what the age demographics for the posters on the forum are...

Also - a mobile version of ST would be awesome. For either Android or iOS. There could be like a mobile real-time trip report feed or something. Sorta like what TC was doing recently with the facebook updates from the Dawn Wall project... That might bring in some younger folk...
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