modest proposal + supertopo analytics + rogers pass


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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.

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

Social climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 09:55am PT
It is interesting to calculate one's average PPD:

10210/2297 = 4.444 PPD.

Feels like too many...

Edit: DAMMIT! 2298 now - D'oh! ;)

Mountain climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
as i've continued to think about the original premise i've realized that it likely wouldn't make a significant difference to board composition whether or not a rule, as suggested, was formally introduced.

that's because for all intents and purposes the rule is already in place.

when you look at a list of the deactivated it becomes apparent that, unconsciously at least, underlying much of cmac's judicious use of his imperial prerogative is the following:

long term poster + extremely high post per day rate + primarily OT posting = supertopo swimming with the fishes.

if you americans ever get civilian oversight for your president's drone strike program i would seriously suggest you nominate cmac.

and if you don't get that oversight i'll be the first to suggest MacNamara/locker for president 2028! [every obama needs a biden :-p]

while this board isn't purely anarchic nor self-governing it is a benevolent dictatorship led by a leader with a truly deft hand.

so, kudos cmac. and cheers to all the responses so far [including both muppets ;-) ]. Charlie D. assuming i'm interpreting your metaphor correctly, I hear you on leaving a piece of your heart above rogers pass...

upwards and onwards to 10 000 000!

Social climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
hey there, say, charlie D..

wow, yes, i can imagaine!! and just from reading of it, and seeing your pictures!! well, i pray that you may see and enjoy it again....

i am going to seek out a few more reads about it...

i love the montana rogers's as well, but i'm realy
loving those talks and pics of the canadian one, as tops, now..

very good job, at sharing, charilie D...
god bless...

Social climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 01:07pm 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!"


GUD one!!!...


Social climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
Those pix of Roger's Pass made me weep. Stunning. Stunning. Awwwwkkkk!!!!!!

And it's a fine day on the south coast & I hafta work this aft !!!!

Dang !!!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:36am PT
current data on gross post rate to STForum is something like 853 post per day over about a year of data collecting (ok, 445.45625 days) there are rather large fluctuations around that, but the long time trends smooth out.

the recent rate has the 2 million post mark happening around 4/16/2013


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 8, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
In my defense, that's (almost) ten yrs of posts.....
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