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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 14, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
It ain't the quantity. Its the quality!

Oops, 17381
Jebus H Bomz

Feb 14, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
It's mostly a self regulating situation here with a few Mac-10 mafia hits to thin the mega posers, I don't see the need for all the analysis. Is this, like, important?

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Feb 14, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
I look at it this way... what would Locker et al. being doing if there was not SuperTopo? What mayhem would they be creating let loose out on the streets?

This is a public service that has made the world a better place! Ha ha!


Feb 14, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
Get her to eat something. She has to be shortening her lifespan.

The number of posts for people needs to be divided by the number of years on the board. I calculate out to 3 per day. Frankly, much too talkative.

Oh, somewhere back there I proposed a limit on the number of posts per day.

Four sounds good.

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 14, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#289628
Dean Flick on Rogers Pass ice

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Anything that would limit Ed Hartouni's posts strikes me as a bad idea.


Feb 14, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
I was being facetious with the "4", but agreed.

Over 800 posts Ed was running at an average of a little over 5 per day, though he did reach 10.

Over 800 posts you(JE) averaged 3.4 per day.

On the one hand running unobstructed in real time on the net feels very freeing. But this is not natural. In an real conversation you can't actually do this, unless you are willing to interrupt the speaker. As you know and Ed demonstrates it generally takes time to marshal facts for a post.

If we get away from the free-for-all melee approach a little, might we encourage more of this?

Divided by the number of days between today and the date of the 800th post back.

By the way I have long made a practice of using edits for responses so that my post is not in effect "bumped".

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 14, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
Did you divide by the number of days since account activation?
Captain...or Skully

Feb 14, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
That's a good practice, jstan. It took me awhile to catch on to that action.

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
It seems to me that the megaposters make a big contribution to creating a sense that the Forum is a community. If you were walking around a town and everyone was a stranger, you'd feel like you were a stranger. But if you were walking around and here and there you recognized a few faces, you'd feel more like you belonged. I've said "Happy Birthday" to a few of those people, whom I've never met, because they became recognizable to me in a positive way by virtue of their megaposting.

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Feb 14, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
kunlun_shan, nice is that off the Grizzly Shoulder? I certainly recognize being in the your home range. When winter returns send me a PM, until then happy trails.

Charlie D.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
I've been trying to keep it to 1 or 2 a day, but no restrictions on "climbing" related posts...
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
I make no proposal and have no analytic's, I'm posting for those interested in content or in this case Roger's Pass:
Credit: Charlie D.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Charlie D,

The best thing about that pic is anyone here could have been there and simply enjoyed your company.

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Feb 14, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
I left a piece of my heart above Roger's Pass.....
Mt. Sir Donald
Mt. Sir Donald
Credit: Charlie D.
Jim if you find yourself in the lower latitudes of the Pacific Ranges (Tahoe Sierra) send me a PM ahead of time.....Berg Heil.

Charlie D.

Ice climber
the ghost
Feb 14, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Please? It'd be easy... let me delete 20,000 posts in a minute, and I will DO IT.
You sure you want to increase the entropy of the universe by that much??

Social climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 07:22am PT
hey there say, kunlun-shan... nice to see you in this posts--neat photo... say, thank you, and charlie D, malemute, and all for the posts on rogers pass...

i will look it up now, and read more... looks very nice, i had never heard of it before... (more neat pics, just loaded, thanks charlie D...

wow, thanks:
the neat things we learn here at the ol' taco!

hey there to lynne, cosmic, locker, ed, survival, fletcher, jstan, JEleazrian, ihateplastic, phylp, and dingus and--

to a few others that i know, just a bit, too, hey there to you all...

say, did i see skully here, too, or not?? edit: yep,
hey there skully! :)

also, too, thanks for the note on rodger pass, nah000

god bless, all...
(other than the one ice climbing pic, it seems that this is more of
a ski, area?? will go learn now, thank all you, again...

say, i found it! it is in canada... i love learning about canada!
thanks again!

edit--it works now... wow, so there is TWO of these of 'same name'
places... i will go learn about BOTH...
thank you... :)


wow--as to the canada ONE!;

LOTSSSSSSSSSSS of avalanche conditions...
hard stuff, railroad-creation-wise, :O

Social climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 07:29am PT
hey there, all,say.... dial up stalled, :( :( :(
could NOT do the edit:

i just learned there is a roger's pass in MONTANA, NOW, too...

oh my..... :O
i'm learning, double-time, now...
sorry, will edit and fix, that there are TWO roger's passes,
that i learned of... don't want to spread bad rumors, ;)


Origin of Name

Rogers Pass in Montana was named by the Great Northern Railroad for one of the line's locating surveyors,[4] A.B. Rogers, who located the pass in 1887. Rogers has the distinction of having two passes named after him, this one in Montana, and another Rogers Pass in British Columbia Canada.[5] In 1881 and 1882 A.B. Rogers was a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and he located Rogers Pass in British Columbia, Canada, which was then used by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) on its transcontinental line across Canada. The CPR named the pass after Rogers. James Jerome Hill, who controlled both the CPR and the Great Northern then hired Rogers as a locating engineer on his Great Northern Railroad which built into Montana in 1887. Shortly after Rogers had located the pass in Montana that bears his name, his career ended when he was badly injured falling from his horse.[6] Although Hill and the Great Northern Railroad eventually chose Marias pass, 100 miles to the north, as the pass over the continental divide for their transcontinental railroad route, Hill saw to it that Rogers Pass in Montana was named after the surveyor.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Feb 15, 2013 - 09:09am PT
neebee, Roger's Pass British Columbia is to backcountry skiers as Mecca is to Muslims and Rome is to Catholics. A place of great wild beauty, spirit and soul. I can only hope to return again and again for the rest of my days.

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 15, 2013 - 09:21am PT
I and I
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