Did Werner get the boot?


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Trad climber
Erik O. Auburn, CA
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:16pm PT
"sitting here woot-less"

Fantastic response!

Bummer. Sorry to see him go. Hope his 25,000 plus post remain.

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:17pm PT
Few people add more to this site than he

By name only.

To me Werner is one of the great disappointments of the supertopo forum.
To have a legend, who lives in The Valley, with vast experience and insight, post not much more than useless or bitter babble and bump lame threads....it's just a bummer.

Much respect for Werner, the human.
Not the avatar.


Trad climber
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:17pm PT
that'll teach him to call us stupid..

Boulder, CO
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:22pm PT
drljefe +1

9 out of 10 posts were becoming very toxic. Of course the 1 out of 10 were usually very insightful and helpful.

And though I hope he took a break and is focusing his energy on the good he can provide to this world it wasn't happening here in my observation. I found it sad to witness as it wasn't always that way.

Doubt he took a hiatus - usually a disabled account is for a reason the admins determine.

He helped me a ton both times I did Facelift SushiFest and I have a ton of respect for the man for many many reasons. The avatar...

Trad climber
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:32pm PT
If they banned Werner,, then f*#k this place.

Mar 22, 2016 - 01:32pm PT

That's so wrong. Love to see Werner back. He was never malicious unless some dumbf**er like Crankster attacked him first, and his climbing resume was 2nd to none. He added a lot of spice to the campfire, although it's true that the word crankloon was one of his more overused ones.

To Werner, my very best to you sir. Hope you are back soon.

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:34pm PT
So silly, couchmaster. Grow up. I made my own peace with the avatar awhile back. If he's gone it's by choice. Either voluntarily or because he ignored warnings from administration. I hope you're getting them, too.

Or maybe it's just a break to work on Hillary's campaign and he'll be back after her inauguration. Personally, I could care less either way.

Gym climber
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:39pm PT
I hope Werner is doing just what he wants, regardless of how he got "deactivated."

One more twist of the knife ...

Boulder, CO
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:42pm PT
One more twist of the knife ...

This place bled out a number of times already. It's like a Zombie. I'm good with the Zombie apocalypse.

It's like Burning Barn
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:56pm PT
malemute, I know I posted here way to much after my husband died. But this place was less expensive than a shrink and way more helpful. I've made many real time friends here and walked into a new life working in the outdoors, leaving a job I never cared for. All thanks to the people here around the campfire.

So, you don't always know what's going on in other peoples lives. If Werner liked to post here, so be it. Who cares how many times a person posts here per day? Jess sayin', lynnie.

Alta Loma, CA
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:58pm PT
This is the kind of insight that I'm talking about...

Dale Bard took the big whipper on it. Couldn't get anything in and went for it. Took the rope between his legs and got his vitals.

He came back to C4 bleeding from his balls.

When in doubt run it out .......

Gym climber
Mar 22, 2016 - 01:59pm PT
HoF*#kinA Russ, too funhny...

Mar 22, 2016 - 02:00pm PT
Anyone who posts on supertopo multiple times a day doesn't have much of a life.

a totally inaccurate troll statement given the ease of access to the internet

Boulder, CO
Mar 22, 2016 - 02:03pm PT
ballcuppers.org for seven bucks?!?!

Big Wall climber
Mar 22, 2016 - 02:10pm PT

yep cosmic
to say that about the guy who works pretty damn hard is Idiotic.. damn liberals using the complaint department to their advantage because they are offended.. weak meat!

Cmac you better get ur website organized Werner is a BIG person to have around.

lawrence kansas
Mar 22, 2016 - 02:14pm PT
That negative turd atom picture cracks me up every time. That thing should be on t-shirts.

Ice climber
Mar 22, 2016 - 02:14pm PT
I have never met the inimitable Herr Braun. He's certainly way up on the list of people I would like to meet from the ST, given the opportunity.

Many of you may not be aware that back in his movie making days he was instrumental in the creation of this video. Which instrument? Who knows.

Given the boot pffft - he gives it.

[Click to View YouTube Video]

Mountain climber
Mar 22, 2016 - 02:19pm PT
This is bad news and I really hope somebody in the know posts up and explains what happened.

yup, another page in the demise of Stoopertopo.

from out where the anecdotes roam
Mar 22, 2016 - 02:19pm PT
gee wally, it's gonna be like mayberry without archie bunker

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 22, 2016 - 02:20pm PT
9 out of 10 posts were becoming very toxic. Of course the 1 out of 10 were usually very insightful and helpful.

Toxic? I was surprised how many of his posts are on non-climbing threads, and many of those are certainly dripping in sarcasm, but come on! You'd have to take yourself and your political views way too seriously to have his comments cause hurt.

I could count on him for knowledge of obscure Valley climbs and incidents. Maybe because I met Werner in the Valley more than 45 years ago (he has no reason to remember me, but I certainly remember him!), I thought it was very hard to take offense at anything he wrote.

In any case, I'm with Lynnie on this. I've met a lot of wonderful people on ST, (she not the least!), and the variety of personalities and the relative freedom on this site keep it fun. And as others already pointed out, his posts aren't erased; his account is merely deactivated. Lighten up, people.

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