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WBraun

climber
Dec 17, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
I have nothing to do with zen.

The impersonalists do that stuff ......

And besides I don't give a sh!t what Ron Anderson does ......
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Where Safety trumps Leaving No Trace
Dec 17, 2014 - 02:32pm PT
When does OT become so far off that it doesn't belong?


NEVER Some of you will never figure out what the answer to the thread title is. NEVER
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 17, 2014 - 02:40pm PT
Why should he read it?

Ummmmm, because he started it?
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Dec 17, 2014 - 03:44pm PT

Another good route name...

"data bit monkeys"...


LOL!!!...





EDITED:

" Some of you will never figure out what the answer to the thread title is. NEVER"...

Get EVERYONE here to simultaneously post the one and only original "BLUE BUTT PLUG" photo and see how long that NEVER continues...



The only answer is obvious and it's already been pointed out by some idiot...

It becomes too far off topic only when the owners say it does...

Psilocyborg

climber
Dec 17, 2014 - 03:46pm PT
hes just trolling you goons.....dingus got it!
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Dec 17, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
independent individualistic thought is being heavily monitored and squashed in our society by ones who wish to control and enslave


rock climbers tend to be strong independent intelligent individuals, which makes it worthwhile to participate in discussions on SuperTopo


so it is predictable to see the SuperTopo owner under fire from controller insiders attempting to quash independent thought in our society...
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Dec 17, 2014 - 03:59pm PT
Yup.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Dec 17, 2014 - 04:02pm PT
independent individualistic thought is being heavily monitored and squashed in our society by ones who wish to control and enslave


rock climbers tend to be strong independent intelligent individuals, which makes it worthwhile to participate in discussions on SuperTopo

I totally appreciate your voice TomCochrane though I may have harshed an idea or two of yours over time. I read your posts when you have the time to make them (though not all your links, I'm kinda funny that way)

DMT
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Dec 17, 2014 - 07:32pm PT
Credit: pyro
some more randome OT stuff!
I love this thread!!
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Dec 19, 2014 - 10:01am PT
^^^

Now that made me laugh Bruce. Considerng all the crap I am going through right now here in Ireland, I love your comment, it has lightened up my day.

Cheers

Patrick
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Dec 19, 2014 - 10:18am PT
Credit: neversummer
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 19, 2014 - 10:44am PT
Chris,

Specifically, do blatantly political threads like "Why Republicans are wrong..." belong on SuperTopo?
To answer the question specifically; I don't think so.

Defining what's off topic on ST is a hard question that only the people who started and attempt to manage this forum can determine.

The strictest position would be that if it's not about climbing, it's too far off topic.
That would unfortunately eliminate a lot of often provocative and sometimes enlightening discourse.

Supertopo has "schooled" me on the pitfalls of communicating in cyberspace and I think I'm for the most part, a better communicator for the lessons.

We all have differing ideas of where the line between free speech and tasteless vitriol might be.
I think there's far too much that's clearly on the wrong side of the line around this virtual campfire and we'd never get away with such behaviour if we really were standing around a campfire.

Our societies have over the millennia developed the rule of law and true democracy and free speech are guided by this concept.
I think ST would benefit from a code of conduct and clear limits on language and unseemly discourse.

Respect.

PB
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Dec 19, 2014 - 11:07am PT
This thread reminds me of that famous line: "If you have to ask what it costs, you can't afford it."

If you have to ask the OP question, then you can't afford the "answer."

The "development" of this thread affords "the answer."

(I surmise that CMac just executed one of the most classic trolls on these forums. Eventually even he's bored with it.)
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Dec 19, 2014 - 11:13am PT
TomCochrane seems to be a wise man. One of the few from this place I would like to know in person. (we actually have met a long time ago).

The most powerful word in the negation is no and it's how I choose to engage in these forums when people seemingly transmogrify into as#@&%es. And, there is scarcely a thread where this transformation does not happen. I just never feel the need to point out in a public forum who I think the as#@&%es are.

I say leave it the forum the way it is. There are a few people here whom I learn from on a wide range of topics.

All a person has to do is leave the ego behind and say no to his or her self instead of always feeling the need to make an opinion stick by personally attacking another poster through belittlement and name calling. If something is off-topic and doesn't interest you; just say no and don't engage in it. It all seems so simple. Self control is a virtue to aspire to. If you don't feed something it usually dies!

This is just like, my opinion, man.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Dec 19, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
Defining what's off topic on ST is a hard question that only the people who started and attempt to manage this forum can determine.

Or with a "Hide Thread" button everyone could determine for themselves. ;D
jgill

Boulder climber
Colorado
Dec 26, 2014 - 02:13pm PT
The only thing that bugs me about ST - an enduring feature of the internet - is the occasional complete anonymity of posters. In particular regarding religious or political rants, when not only do the posters conceal their name but they offer no evidence they were or are climbers - not even a photo of themselves on the rock or ice. But others here may differ and welcome a larger variety of opinion than is found in the climbing community.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Dec 26, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
Werner for Secretary of State. So much better than Kerry.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 26, 2014 - 02:47pm PT
+1 for jgill

Some minimal amount of climbing content would be nice along with all the anonymous psuedo-intellectual masterbation.

Rob Stahl
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 26, 2014 - 03:18pm PT
+1+1 for JGill.

High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Dec 26, 2014 - 03:46pm PT
all the anonymous psuedo-intellectual masterbation...

The only thing that bugs me about ST... is the occasional complete anonymity of posters. In particular regarding religious or political rants, when not only do the posters conceal their name but they offer no evidence they were or are climbers - not even a photo of themselves on the rock...

+3.
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