3 Goals for SuperTopo Forum in 2012; what are yours? + Video


Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 21 - 40 of total 145 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Feb 10, 2012 - 07:55pm PT

Way to go, sound philosophy all the way around. +1 for how you think and how you've left the forum uncategorized, otherwise it wouldn't be the dynamic forum it is, I don't think.

Hey, add a Donate button somewhere!


Or perhaps, better, have a Donate Drive once a year, like Wiki. Yes, model on Wiki, with one or two inspirationals, personals, etc.. in the form of a sidebar. Certainly wouldn't be hard in this venue.

Trad climber
Feb 10, 2012 - 08:02pm PT
CMac. . .




Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 10, 2012 - 08:19pm PT
thx cmac, simple and true, dig it.

we should do some climbing together some time.

how long have I known you virtually?

Tony Bird

Northridge, CA
Feb 10, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
cheers for addressing a sensitive issue in a fair and forthright way. i hope you consider publishing other things as well.
Dick Erb

June Lake, CA
Feb 10, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
That was a well put impromptu talk Chris. Thanks for helping to clean this place up in a thoughtful way. Maybe I'll start coming back more often like I used to.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 10, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
Well said! Thank you!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 10, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
Thanks much Chris. It can't be easy being the father of this "thing" and this informal video of yours upthread is a very disarming continuation of your fundamental, friendly and highly motivated engagement with national and international climbing and with us. I am glad to see you doing what you can to keep Supertopo a place of real esteem, wit, and community; please don't doubt that many of us are with you on these goals and guidelines. Thanks tons!!

Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 10, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
Well said, fair, clear and California Casual. Kind of perfect minimalist steering from our patron for this really quite amazing place.

Thank you, Chris!

I think I saw those same clouds that are in your vid driving down to the Bay Area this afternoon. Here's hoping they contain some inspiring snow...

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 10, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
Thanks so much, Chris. You nailed it.

Social climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 10, 2012 - 09:31pm PT
I like it, post your best stuff, cut back on the negativity...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 10, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
thanks Chris,
wonderful to be able to participate in this online community which you have provided the medium for here on SuperTopoForum.

I like the video... and I appreciate the "sitting in front of the computer" thing... especially with guidebook projects!

Can't claim I have any answers in the "deactivation" thing, it's your prerogative of course.

Social climber
the canyon below the Ditch!!!!
Feb 10, 2012 - 10:48pm PT

Agree with you on all points! Thank you!

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 10, 2012 - 10:52pm PT
BTW, looking off to the side is a standard video practice. You deliver a great message either way.

Social climber
Feb 11, 2012 - 12:39am PT
hey there say,chris... wonderful to hear from you...

and say,
the one page forum, is the best i've seen...

the ol' epilepsy forum that used to be so helpful to folks, to just click in to use... you'd see a list on the side, and click any of the (say 10 selections) and THEN still see a full page (or a one other click that simply offered all newest post, on one page, and since this was serious health issues, THAT was good to have)

WELLLL, THEY CHANGED IT ALL TO BE MORE MODERN AND FANCY, :o and many folks that were quality long time poster can not even be found anymore,
:( everything is piled over every thing, very sad.... :(

folks leave then, unless they are strong hard core computer folks that love to sit and dig through stuff...
or folks that are so in need of help and support that they have to fight extra hard for it, :(

welllll, YOU HERE, are easy to see,
easy to use,
and easy searches...
and it only take a CLICK to get to the next page of a WHOLE other 30 titles on a page all EASY TO FEW and easy to hit FIRST OR LAST POST...

also--trip report button, :) not too many buttons, so NOT all that awful overlapping hidden stuff... and trip reports SHOW on the regular page...

very good job for us simple folks on dial up, too....

PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE keep it simple, :)

lastly, neat, for videos, i myself can't do them with dial up, but wonderful they are, i must say...

this year is very busy for me, so i can only drop in and read fast, or reply fast, this year--but it WORKS wonderful...

god bless... thank you for making this supertopo open and friendly, and may the posters keep open to resepct your wishes are well, as to
how to handle discords, so they will not get 'dissed' = as in
DISconnected from us all....


*sure wish the picture uploader has only ONE browser window to hit and sit through, though, hard for dial up... :) (takes twice as long for the picture to go through the systems)...

Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Feb 11, 2012 - 01:20am PT
Thank you so much for putting this here and putting up with us.

My goal is to post at least 3 valuable trip reports.

(and not just drinking posts)

Trad climber
Feb 11, 2012 - 01:50am PT
1) Inspire, educate and humor each other
As I see it this is the whole point of the Forum; what the Forum is on its best days

Hell yes. I would add support each other.

There are a lot of good people on the taco.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 11, 2012 - 03:44am PT
Well said Chris. You are a true anarchist, in a good way. We are only as good as we let ourselves be.

Feb 11, 2012 - 05:10am PT
as a mostly lurker and one who tries to stay out of the more acrimonious stuff ... thanks very much Chris for everything you have done here, hosting this space, and this message too.

It's not an easy thing to create a community, I get the impression a lot of people tried that in real life in the 60s-70s with very mixed results, and after over 15 years online in various places I can see it's not easy in electronic space either. Your attempt to stay mostly hands off yet keep things from getting out of hand is both admirable and, never mind the glitches, I think impressively successful.

Feb 11, 2012 - 05:44am PT

For the first time in years, the Anti-Republicans rant is no longer front page news.

Let's keep it like that. Thanks, Chris.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Feb 11, 2012 - 09:38am PT
You are a true anarchist, in a good way.

Let freedom reign!

The enemies of freedom are those whose behavior causes other people to start making rules, then laws, then hiring police.
Messages 21 - 40 of total 145 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks

Try a free sample topo!

SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews