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i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Jun 6, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
my two cents (i'm new so really only 1 cent), but an off topic forum would be a hyudge improvement.
here's the front page currently. it's not so much the % of OT threads that are a problem, but the amount of time they spend on the first page. hell, why not just sticky the Politics, god religion thread and the climate change thread so they're always on top, since that's where they stay anyway, constantly pushing down the climbing TR's and beta.
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jun 6, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
indeed. sometimes i will use snarky, often misunderstood statements in BBST's place for similar effect. i am bored, after all. the point remains.
Da_Dweeb

climber
Jun 6, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Sure, why not? I'll try anything twice.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Jun 6, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
I do my part by not opening those threads in the first place.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jun 6, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
The problem with bumping is that it only temporarily refreshes a thread that the "community" has passed interest in.

The truest way to increase the front page quality of the forum is to have more trip reports. NO, they don't have to be Earth shaking, ground breaking record staking radicals either!

Lots of us are reduced to Average Joe/Weekend Warrior status. People here even seem to appreciate an average photo TR, or a good road trip TR.

If you found it interesting enough to take pictures of, chances are that a good number of people here will enjoy looking at them.
I have posted a good number of Average Joe TR's and gotten very satisfactory responses. It doesn't have to stay on the front page forever, if there are lots of them.

Mr. Donini, you are possibly more guilty than most. Nobody of your caliber, who climbs as much as you do, should be allowed to bitch about forum quality if you don't post pictures of the 100+ days a year you climb!
It's not even that difficult in the new digital age. You can take tons of photos, delete the ones you don't like, enhance the ones you do like, plug a little cable thingy into the computer and away you go.

Here are a couple examples of non-climbing TRs that I did, with lots of pretty rock in them, that folks seemed to enjoy.

You think your life isn't interesting enough to share with the gang? I beg to differ.

I BBST'd a number of TRs yesterday to no affect at all. People have already seen them.



http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Up-Nawth-Road-Trip-A-Brief-Photo-Essay/t10993n.html




http://www.supertopo.com/tr/My-Hiking-Buddy-Ancient-Oceans-and-The-House-Of-The-Spirits/t10913n.html


Until there are at least two forums, we will NEVER do away with all the threads where people get to argue about sh#t.
So sayeth Survival.
The End
Da_Dweeb

climber
Jun 6, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Take a look at that Front Page, there!

I think she's looking pretty good!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jun 6, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
Sho nuff!
Da_Dweeb

climber
Jun 6, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Jebus H Bomz, are we the same poster?

It would explain SO MUCH!
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jun 6, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Ever thought of creating your own website devoted exclusively to climbing with mods? Or do you just like f*#king up this site with constant complaining and meaningless thread bumbing of old threads that died for a reason?
Da_Dweeb

climber
Jun 6, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
Ouch!
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jun 6, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
BBST


WAIT
Technically speaking this isn't a climbing thread. So bumping it is self defeating!

aww what the heck...

BUMP
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 6, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
//Lots of us are reduced to Average Joe/Weekend Warrior status//

Or further down or just started out and stayed there or never have seen the elephant or looked hard for one.

It takes all kinds to make up the readership on this website.

Why insist on "real climbers" being the major beneficiaries of the info, stories, and laughs herein? Anyone can stay in Camp 4, IF THEY CHOOSE TO DO SO.

"They got that right. They sure got that right."-L.S.

I smell exclusionary, elitist tendencies I do not appreciate in the slightest degree.

Maybe I have a Minnesota viewpoint, a typical PHC outlook, but this site is "good enough" as it is; but things need to change or they stale, so this is moot.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jun 6, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Average Joe isn't medium enough for you Mouse?

Thanks atcha, that was certainly constructive....
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jun 6, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
ElCap Pics is the best TR and it is on another site, the rest is a monkey on a rock with a rope, so we need the goofy filler material to keep us awake,

can you imagine a Nascar forum with a guy in a car?

the Tioga Pass thread is useful, and the data base of route beta,

Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jun 6, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
Sorry only bump climbing threads
Da_Dweeb

climber
Jun 7, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
The earth is still shaking.

Or perhaps the earth is still, and upon it I tremble...
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 9, 2013 - 01:15am PT
Oops, did I just bump this?
QITNL

climber
Jun 9, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Another way to keep climbing stuff at the top is by NOT bumping all the off-topic garbage. I'd like to thank everyone who shows restraint by not replying to that nonsense.
Psilocyborg

climber
Jun 9, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
oops I should have opened this thread first today. I will stop bumping those off topic threads.
Barbarian

climber
Jun 9, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
I am Barbarian, and I approve this message!


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