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Gym climber
Jun 30, 2012 - 03:57pm PT
i hate to put it this way, but i find at least 50 percent of the climbing content on supertopo to be, how can i say it, way lame. that's the nicest i can come up with.

Wow, drama queen or what.

You bag on the OT threads, and bag on the climbing threads.

Tony, I've read some posts of yours that were interesting and poignant. But here, quit the over-analysis. Who cares how many posts _your_ topic gets? Unless you somehow measure your worth by SuperTopo acceptance of your ideas for generating responses.

In other words, give it a rest.

Gym climber
Jun 30, 2012 - 06:17pm PT

I'm JUST another, "Hampster on a wheel"...



corniss chopper

breaking the speed of gravity
Jun 30, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Classic wisdom from the great one:
It's stupid narrow minded morons on this site who think climbing is only on it's own independent island .

Morons should book a flight to the Island for Misfit Climbers
and get the help they need.
Its only a few miles from the Island for Misfit Toys.


Gym climber
Jun 30, 2012 - 07:39pm PT
The worthless thread thread

Sport climber
Jun 30, 2012 - 07:45pm PT
hardly a good advertisement for constuction going back to poles and rope
Tony Bird

Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2012 - 09:04am PT
i thought 50 percent was a nice, equable proportion. i stopped subscribing to climbing and rock & ice years ago because a lot of issues were near 100 percent lame.

ST offers something no magazine, not even one with a big budget for fancy photography and professional writing, will ever offer, and that's the opportunity to participate and interact on a daily basis. with a magazine, you have a 1/10th percent chance of getting your letter to the editor published, and that'll be two months after you send it in.

this new magazine, california climber, has one thing going for it--i might actually be able to afford the gas for a trip to one of the featured places. but, being a writer myself, i never spend much time looking at pictures, and i gravitate to controversy. controversy is like a good boulder problem--quite satisfying if it can be (re)solved.

i think dr. F ought to consider one thing. his current threads are not original threads. one was sort of a phoenix to the old "why do so many people believe in god? (serious question)" by our sadly departed juan de fuca, the other was a second swatch of republican bashing, both of those orchestrated by himself. when threads get "reincarnated", they don't attract the same people in the same way. i had a pretty good time in the old god thread, but the new one got opaque for me rather quickly. i suggest that he nuke them more frequently and try to redefine the issues in new threads. different cowpies draw different flies.

hey, 70 posts here the first day. personal best!

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jul 1, 2012 - 09:36am PT
It's not my fault, I am not responsible for the content

I am just a Name,
it's not me

I Yam what I Yam

For the record I think DrF rocks and is one of the best reasons to visit SuperTopo.
Keep fighting the good fight brotha.

2 Timothy 1:9-10
Jul 1, 2012 - 10:18am PT

Jul 1, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Agree or disagree, clearly Dr F. has some special skillz that few here share.....

..the person who started the bolting on half dome thread.....the person who started the wings of steel thread...these folks just have it.

...whereas the rest of us....
Tony Bird

Northridge, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2012 - 11:47am PT
couchmaster is indeed an entity to be feared. however locker was recently dubbed "the chairman of the bored" and may now be the one on the top of the dogpile. i don't think locker would demur posting anything anywhere anytime. when he gets tired of sitting at the computer, he goes outside and puts more posts around his sheep corral.

hiya, go-B--wanna go climbing sometime? i know a new, secret area, almost as close as stoney point, certified choss-free. if i say more, someone will shoot me.
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