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Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jan 24, 2013 - 01:36am PT
Largo, I don't think it was as much about what she said as what she did. At least from what I've gleaned from the events that lead up to her ban. She did stuff to the thread that slowed down the entire website to a degree that it was damaging to ST as a whole. It resulted in the deletion of the thread and TR getting de-activated by admins as a result of her actions.

She's also Standing Strong, Tuolumne Rainbow, she has lots of handles here so I'm sure she'll be back.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Jan 24, 2013 - 03:10am PT
"I'd like to hear the arguments condemning such a thread (which does NOT feature youngish looking women), and probe the psychological drivers behind the condemnation."

OK, here's a couple of arguments. I don't condemn the thread, but I don't think it needs to be here, either.

1. Whoever needs to see some boobs can easily scratch that itch without coming to Supertopo. What's the need for posting it here? Same goes for guns, political arguments, etc. There are few places to get quality discussion of climbing-related topics. When one group does a fit of wildly off topic posting, the others seem to think they have a license to do the same, and you end up with a million off topic posts, so that interesting climbing threads quickly get buried.

2. This kind of thread bothers some people who have climbing related contributions to make, and they sometimes leave due to all the heat and noise generated by the threads and their possible removal.

Well, I don't know if there's much to probe here, but perhaps I'm hiding things from myself.

OK, that's my last non-climbing related post ever. Reading and thinking about this stuff is a waste of my precious time. Why did I just spend 5 minutes on this stuff???
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 24, 2013 - 04:56am PT
So Hank what you're saying is if you were a Terminator you'd go back in time and f*#k yourself to death???

Omfg I snarfed my soda.


It's not yet February and the major controversy is boobs. This one rates 5 stars!
QITNL

climber
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:44am PT


I bought this for my girlfriend from World Market. Stone Praying Lady. $20.

I put a little crystal on her and she liked it.
slayton

Trad climber
Here and There
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:50am PT
Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of your (Supertopo) lives.

QITNL

climber
Jan 24, 2013 - 05:57am PT
Quiet is the new loud.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Jan 24, 2013 - 08:41am PT
..after is the new before
as my futures and pabst
become so horribly entagled that i'm
completely befuddled by the now....

or something to to that effect.


sweet statue QTNL,
i found this driftwood buddha with
a stone fixed in her roots,
gave it to my gal, and she liked it, too.
Credit: Norwegian


happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:23am PT
She did stuff to the thread that slowed down the entire website to a degree that it was damaging to ST as a whole.

I find that interesting, as others have said it too. Did anyone actually experience a slowdown(other than annoyed people who had to remove their hands from their lap to use the scroll key to get to more tittie pics)?

My computer is running XP 2002, and is stuffed to the gills with photos. I often run out of space to perform actions when using Illustrator or Photoshop because my computer is so full and old. I cannot view YouTube at auto level, and even the lowest quality buffers quite a bit within many videos.

I was online during the nuke pictures and resultant blowback.I was also using my Verizon mobile broadband which is notorious for whimpering whenever there is so much as a cloud to block the signal(as is happening now), and saw ZERO loss in performance.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Happiegrrrl the "loss of Performance" was just from the 50+ year old skeezer geezers who had to take there hands from their laps to scroll. LOL
John M

climber
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:22pm PT

I find that interesting, as others have said it too. Did anyone actually experience a slowdown(other than annoyed people who had to remove their hands from their lap to use the scroll key to get to more tittie pics)?

No.. its a misunderstanding of what a photo bomb does. In the olden days we had some pics that would overload a computer. They still exist, Russ has one, but computers are faster and handle them better. The modern way to bomb a thread is to post a whole lot of pictures in a row so that it takes forever to scroll through.. even if you use the page button. Its more frustrating then anything else and keeps people from using a thread. It becomes a control issue more then anything else.
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
She did stuff to the thread that slowed down the entire website to a degree that it was damaging to ST as a whole.

Yeah, that's unlikely. There are two ways to include images in a post on ST:

1) Link to an image hosted elsewhere using the [img ... forum code

2) Use the image uploader to store the image at ST. The ST server then re-compresses the image into a few different (usually smaller) sizes

I didn't see the images in question, but in general, if you want to photo-bomb a thread you use technique #1 as using #2 will result in displaying smaller images which kinda defeats the purpose of the photo-bomb.

If the images are hosted elsewhere (technique #1) inserting images will have zero effect on the ST server and if #2 were used, the smaller file size would have a negligible impact. Using #1 can however have a significant effect on the client (your web browser), slowing down rendering and locking the browser up.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:23pm PT


BINGO!!!...

"It becomes a control issue more then anything else."...

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 24, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Isn't it always?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 24, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Have seriously lost interest in any and all of this. It's done, she's been given the ax, move along.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jan 24, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
OK, that's my last non-climbing related post ever. Reading and thinking about this stuff is a waste of my precious time. Why did I just spend 5 minutes on this stuff???

-


It's called a break, a breather, a moment to decompress from all the important and serious and grave things you have to accomplish in the next day or hour.

This site is a balm to many who find a quick escape from their normal life and can let it fly for a few minutes. Insisting that ST be the perfect equal of the real and important living we do in our normal lives is to rob some of us of the very reason we come here in the first instance - not to grind on serious maters, but to let all that go for a breath or two. And the idea that the value of this site is relative to how strictly we're roped to climbing themes and issues - this is a bad plan IMO. The heading of most posts lets us know the content. Click on climbing threads if that's what you want. There's always a bunch of them on page 1. Why concern yourself with what you don't like? And trying to police this crowd is like herding cats. You'll never pull it off.

JL

locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 24, 2013 - 02:24pm PT

^^^

IMHO...

NAILS IT!!!...
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jan 24, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
^^^^^ exactly ! well put as per usual Largo
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jan 24, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
If there's one thing I learned from Boobgate, no wait a minute I didn't learn anything from Boobgate.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 24, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Boobgate. Don't post picks of flat chested chicks and if you do post boob picks cover the nips.

Pretty simple.
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Jan 24, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
I find that interesting, as others have said it too. Did anyone actually experience a slowdown(other than annoyed people who had to remove their hands from their lap to use the scroll key to get to more tittie pics)?

My computer is running XP 2002, and is stuffed to the gills with photos. I often run out of space to perform actions when using Illustrator or Photoshop because my computer is so full and old. I cannot view YouTube at auto level, and even the lowest quality buffers quite a bit within many videos.

I was online during the nuke pictures and resultant blowback.I was also using my Verizon mobile broadband which is notorious for whimpering whenever there is so much as a cloud to block the signal(as is happening now), and saw ZERO loss in performance.

The fact that her attempt to sabotage this site may not have been particularly successful is a pretty lame defense, if that's what you're getting at. She may have gone on to attempt something else (and her immediate signing up with a new avatar suggests she may not be the type to just let something go and move on--hopefully the site admins have their eyes on her IP and are on the lookout for anything suspicious. I suspect we may not have heard the last from her).
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