Has Mighty Hiker taken a mighty hike?

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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:00am PT
Here we have a lovely display of the interactive cesspool that sent Anders off on the trail with nose and ear plugs.

Why would any sensible person want to be here to slurp this up?

If Cmac comes to the same conclusion, this whole show rolls up and leaves town.

THINK ABOUT IT...before you projectile vomit at the next guy.

jghedge- I think a long hike would really do you some good as a 1% or less climbing content poster.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:14am PT
Here we have a lovely display of the interactive cesspool that sent Anders off on the trail with nose and ear plugs.

Why would any sensible person want to be here to slurp this up?

Steve - wouldn't you agree that that cess pool is nothing more than a cross section of the human condition? If you reject humanity - warts and all - where do you go? I'm sure you would agree that ST is pretty benign and remarkably civil compared to even some Thanksgiving diners let alone the average interflame forum.

It good to storm off every now and then. Nine times out of ten it just lets the dust settle enough to say "Well some of it is crap no doubt but ......"
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:22am PT
Havent wanted to indulge this,, but cant resist.

This thread went to shyt when jhedge entered it- review for yourselves.

Just like many that he enters,, they turn to shyte. a 100% negative lil prick he is- i even deletd a climbing thread due to his same vomit.

If i were moderating, hed be history.


As for Mighty Hiker,,, he needs to keep up with the Tahoe Lobsters, and SOE - as hes is a proud sponsor of the event! We NEED those Canucks !!!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 08:25am PT
To all of you who have chimed in since my rant, I offer my thanks.

I started this thread because I was worried about a friend. Several of Anders' other friends voiced their concern, as did a few people who, if they weren't old friends, had come to know and like Anders through this forum.

To have our concern defecated on by a couple of people who, obviously, couldn't care less about Anders or our feelings, set me off.

I've been posting here for years, and for many more years before that on rec.climbing, and I don't think I've ever gone over the edge like that. But Anders is not the only friend who has been pushed away by the kind of thoughtless behavior that was on display here, and when it happened...

Anyway, I'm thankful that so many of you have both shared your concern for our friend, and your disgust at those who saw that concern as just another platform for their selfishness.

Maybe there's hope. Maybe Anders (and a couple of others) will come back when he sees that there are people here who genuinely miss him. And maybe the people who barged in will see that they should keep their childish quarrels to threads expressly for that purpose.

Cheers all.

David
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:29am PT
If it's nothing but insult and vitriol with little entertainment value that you are offering up then you are done on this COMMUNITY MODERATED FORUM.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:31am PT
We just need the good folks to take over and for some of us in the gray like myself to follow their lead. Sadly we might need a monitor, a big brother/parent figure to help us keep this place a little bit nicer. Maybe we need a ST facelift of sort.
AFS

locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:33am PT


"Sadly we might need a monitor, a big brother/parent figure to help us keep this place a little bit nicer"...

I volunteer!!!...

With my conservative ways, I'll get this place singing KUMBAYA in no time!!!...


;-)

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:37am PT
I did get a very short FB message from Anders, but it was not concerning his leave of absence. So - at least it is pretty sure he has not fallen into a crevasse and can't get a cel signal to dial 911.

Anders is a great person -so helpful with Facelift, which is where I have encountered him. He is out there in the real world doing things with good people.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:41am PT
COMMUNITY MODERATED FORUM.

I think ghost, Big Mike and some others articulated the point as well as it will ever get. I think hedge and DT might like to recognize it . Anyway, anybody figure out whats up with Anders? Greg?
WBraun

climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Well .... the hiker dude got a life, finally?

He took this sh!t here way too seriously and lost his marbles.

Donini is smarter.

He just decided to ignore the crap and post to what interests him.

It takes intelligence to maneuver thru internet forums and not try to control all the forces outside of oneself .......
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2013 - 09:01am PT
I came to this forum right around the same time Anders did. It was right around the time of Daryl's Memorial on top of the Chief. I made a connection with Anders and a bunch of other Canadians that post here and since that time I have become friends with several of these good people. What really gets me is why these two (expletive deleted)'s would discolor these calm waters. The civility shown amongst our northern neighbors is a model we could all do well to emulate.

It is stuff like this that makes me realize we really have a long way to go in this country to come to a consensus of meaningful change.

I also get the feeling that Anders has started some kind of social experiment with "we the Taco" as subjects. I am laughing already.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Jan 31, 2013 - 09:40am PT
Mighty Hiker posts mainly on the Republicans are wrong thread,
and maybe since everyone gang piled on the thread as being so Baddd, the thread has had a lot less interesting conversations going on,
which equals alot less fun on ST in general,


Funny thing, we have about 50% Canadians posting on that thread, they know more about the Republicans than most Americans.

So much PC BS going on these dayz, the fun has escaped.

And by the way, Anders posted boobs, fact.
jghedge

climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 09:55am PT
"Just like many that he enters,, they turn to shyte. a 100% negative lil prick he is- i even deletd a climbing thread due to his same vomit."

If i were moderating, hed be history."


Hahahaha, yes I'm sure you would, Rong.

And if people who couldn't back up their opinions with stats, data and sourced, attributed journalism were subject to being banned, you'd be gone.

As already stated, this is a community moderated forum, not someplace where wingnut gibberish goes unchallenged - as Anders himself has proven repeatedly when he, like the rest of us, calls you out.

I'll keep it to the political threads if others do as well. I was curious what had happened to Anders, clicked on the thread, and what do I get? Some moron posting wingnut gibberish about the Middle Ages. And I just did a little self-moderating.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:16am PT
Steve - wouldn't you agree that that cess pool is nothing more than a cross section of the human condition? If you reject humanity - warts and all - where do you go?

I choose to avoid well over 99.99% of humanity. I filtered their asses out.

I bet you do too.

DMT

ps. the purpose of government, in part, is to defend from threats BOTH foreign AND domestic. Think of the whackamole like an Israeli airstrike - provoked, surgical and highly effective. But it never wins the war. It just takes out another as#@&%e.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2013 - 10:17am PT
I'll keep it to the political threads if others do as well.

Thank you. That is much appreciated. I don't have any problem with what goes on in those threads. I've even posted in them myself. But what is welcome in the political threads can really ruin things in other threads.

Donald Thompson

Trad climber
Los Angeles,CA
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:19am PT
Since I am the one in the original dust- up I'd like to explain a few things.
First of all, I have always liked Mighty Hiker, so I was drawn to the thread. He and I have differing opinions and yet I consider him a decent person, a worthy debater, and a highly intelligent individual.
If someone else had been the subject of such a thread I most likely would not have posted.
I saw a comment someone posted that had nothing to do with the subject at hand ,namely,
Mighty Hiker's possible disposition.
I impulsively responded to the comment. It had to do with an innocuous historical matter. The type Mighty Hiker and I might have debated on.
I was then personally attacked by an individual who suddenly appeared. He attacked me in a characteristic manner that was thoroughly ad hominem.
No matter where I happen to be - even on a puppy thread- I will defend myself if personally attacked in such a way.
Sorry it had to be on this threads - dedicated to a cherished friend of others. But I will always defend myself. Sorry, that's how I'm wired.

The OP of this thread made matters worse by insults of his own at the time. Had he just maintained his cool and politely asked me to leave I would have instantly left- which I did anyway, despite the needless and overwrought insults.
But that's cool. I know people were worried about MH.

DT
jghedge

climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:30am PT
"But what is welcome in the political threads can really ruin things in other threads."

Correct - which is why I responded as I did, in reaction to wingnut gibberish being posted where it didn't belong.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:33am PT
Yall need to be more like me.

Dingus Milktoast - Role Model.

So put down yer guns and put on a dress, maybe some sexy heels, and take a walk on the wild side....

Giddy up!

DMT
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:37am PT
Anders was lurking on FB last night, and I couldn't resist teasing him a bit about how his absence here set off its own thread. If Helen of Troy had the face that launched a thousand ships, does Anders have a certain gravitas whose absence that will launch a thousand posts?

;>)

John
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:38am PT
more than likely..;^)


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