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johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 15, 2019 - 05:06pm PT
But my guess is, this place is TOAST...

I think it could still survive. Not savvy enough to know how. The support is here. I've been connected with many people via this forum. No problem throwing some $$$ to keep the magic alive.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
May 15, 2019 - 05:15pm PT
True.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
May 15, 2019 - 08:02pm PT
What a position to be in... It's like the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

ST forum is a good laugh with some deep expressions from former youths about mountain climbing thrown in. It's like spoken history. Go ask your local first nations people to help you with your problem in being understood, regarding your big mouth.

What more do you want ?
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
May 15, 2019 - 08:43pm PT
Jim? Per your post?

I have some bitterness about what happened to my thousands of photos during the current ST management panic about their getting sued for hosting copyrighted photos.

You have some problems too.

What does your advice mean? Other than whitie doesn't hear well?

Go ask your local first nations people to help you with your problem in being understood, regarding your big mouth.

What more do you want ?

After the Sioux killed General Custer at the Battle of The Little Big Horn, the Sioux women worked his ears with awls so he might hear better in his next life?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
May 15, 2019 - 09:01pm PT
Custer was a glory seeking military ass hole who picked a fight with someone who was his match and lost.
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado & Nepal
May 16, 2019 - 06:29am PT
Agreed. But the enlisted men who died with him under his irresponsible orders, deserved better as did the brave Sioux defending their homeland.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 16, 2019 - 11:14am PT
No doubt, the owners/operators of this forum are weary, and apparently, besieged legally: understood.
The forum has been waning for some time, its demise is imminent, and I won't mind moving on to other things.

But, leaving the archiving of this incredibly valuable asset to a piecemeal and uncoordinated effort by those who care to preserve tiny slices of it is absolutely ridiculous.

CMAC: find a way to preserve this thing, not as a live forum, but as a searchable archive. Please handoff all of this material to someone who knows how to preserve it and make it available for readers, writers, and historians. Find a way to get around any legal exposure associated with that goal. Do it with all of the photographs intact, and not just those of the trip reports, if at all possible. Do the right thing here, please.

Best regards,
Roy McClenahan
ron gomez

Trad climber
May 16, 2019 - 11:20am PT
Roy’s last sentence says it ALL! You absolutely have my full permission to salvage everything I’ve ever put up here, written and photo. This forum evolved into climbing history, it would be irresponsible not to preserve the material.
Peace
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
May 16, 2019 - 12:46pm PT
Roy’s last sentence says it ALL!

While agree the aggregate history needs to be saved, it is through this forum that I have met many people. This forum is a conduit. If it goes away, what will replace the connectivity? Facebook does not replace this campfire.

Whatever will happen will happen, just seems a shame.
Hungry

Trad climber
the new world
May 16, 2019 - 04:06pm PT
JLP: please edit/remove your pejorative use of “gay”, spelled as “ghey” in your previous post on May 14 in this thread. Using “gay” as a derogatory term is a way of saying that homosexuals are not welcome participants in the conversation and/or that they are not legitimate members of the group. There has always been too much casual homophobia on Supertopo. There were some ugly homophobic threads a few years back. Spelling it “ghey” rather than “gay” evinces comprehension of the inappropriateness of its use in that context along with a deliberate disregard for any harm such use might cause.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
May 16, 2019 - 04:11pm PT
Fritz,

People pay good money to afford even a few of my problems.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 16, 2019 - 04:19pm PT
Tarbuster, agree about the archives, but snippets are better than absolute Nada. I don't think, really, the forum is waning just changing, evolving.

johntp, maybe a stopgap measure but it might work until something else happens. How about we create an ST Group on FB. At least all of us could keep in touch that way.
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
May 16, 2019 - 04:19pm PT
my support and admiration to Roy McClenahan [Tarbuster] proposal of how to save valuable ashes of ST. instead of spreading them all over individual accounts, let's keep them in one searchable place, - reading only .
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
May 16, 2019 - 05:34pm PT
Hungry is right.

JLP may be someone who is actually interesting regarding climbing discussions but seems to be lacking in broader views the rest of the planet cares about.
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
May 16, 2019 - 06:10pm PT
How about we create an ST Group on FB. At least all of us could keep in touch that way.

It would work, but I like this format a lot better. On facebook it would be competing with all kinds of other things including ads, etc. I think the volume of posts would be just about right. On FB a new post would appear in your newsfeed, and you get notices when someone comments on one that you've commented on. I dont know the numbers but maybe there are 4-5 new threads started here every day? A lot of them are jokes and I doubt people would do this on FB, so that might clean it up a little.

Also, facebook owns the rights to the photos you post, and I am pretty confident that they consider them valuable "content" so you don't have to worry about being purged. I am not sure what FB does if people post copyrighted info. I think half my newsfeed is that.

I follow the Karakoram Club, which has about 150,000 followers but is manageable. They have strict rules about what gets posted, basically photos of the Karakoram and nothing else. There are some really great photographers and others are just people who went there on vacation. A picture might have 500 likes and 50 comments, but you only see it once unless you make the mistake of commenting on it, lol.

Another FB group that I no longer follow but was really good was Colorado Ice Conditions. I am not sure what their rules are for posting things, but don't remember any posts that were completely off topic.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
May 16, 2019 - 06:42pm PT
This forum can survive,Chris you have created a great thing and you can do it again.

Folks here are willing to fund this.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 16, 2019 - 07:05pm PT
I'm with Hungry, we are a fairly macho group here. We are also, I like to believe, a cut above the pack in regards to education and life experiences. We can surely express our manliness in ways that don't reflect negatively on different genders or sexual orientations.
mynameismud

climber
backseat
May 16, 2019 - 07:25pm PT
I am an IT Admin by trade and I am interested in hosting or taking over SuperTopo. I have a potential host location and worst case could probably host out of my own home. I do not currently own hardware but I know what hardware to buy. Not sure if Chris is interested in a hand-off or sale.
L

climber
Just livin' the dream
May 16, 2019 - 07:33pm PT
^^^^ Why don't you write and ask him on the Feedback icon below.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 16, 2019 - 07:48pm PT
Don Paul, FaceBook could never replace the Taco. I only meant that if this place disappears we could at least contact people from SuperTopo on a Facebook Group site.

Just trying to come up with a bridge if the worst case happens. I know many of us would like to continue to connect.
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