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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 I have ebooks that are 7,8 years old and have no idea what version they are or how out of date they are.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...
enjoimx

Trad climber
Yosemite, ca
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:46pm PT
Dont change it too much.

The beauty of Supertopo is in its simplicity.
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:48pm PT
Marlow, you get a dropdown if you mouse over "Forum"

Credit: TKingsbury
Hilt

Social climber
Utah
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:48pm PT
I wish we could block and not be seen by certain individuals. I think that will help protect certain folks who run into trouble here.

Oh... Plus an ST application for the phone. ST mobile on the go!


LongAgo

Trad climber
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:50pm PT

There's been a thread on supertopo about beta/history section of site including some reflections of FA party about style of ascent, quality, any cautions etc, as well as more usual information. Might be as simple as a few introductory words to potential posters of FA info encouraging reflections of this sort.

Tom Higgins
LongAgo

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 5, 2011 - 03:52pm PT
Nature,
Honestly,the site is easier on an iPad. I've become accustomed to the touch screen thing. I can zoom in on pictures w/o clicking.

My only complaint with ST on the iPad is at the bottom of a page when you want to click back to forum, the forum button is super small and I end up clicking something else. On the upside, I get to learn about book deals, route beta, all sorts of cool stuff.

Change nothing.
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