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McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
We need a little anarchy - the world is coming to an end anyway. Yeah, they got the dates wrong the last couple of times but it's coming!
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
For all the BS/OT that seems to get posted (most of which I never bother to click on -- remember that IS an option), it seems that things are fine the way they are.

It also seems that when someone gets way out of line they get banned. is always an alternative for those of you who are so bothered by OT posts. Though, last I looked in there, they still have stupid flame wars -- just they are ostensibly climbing related flame wars. LOL
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jan 22, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
Limiting threads strictly to climbing topics would eliminate a lot of the laughs which compel me to waste entirely too much time here. Thereís some good, intelligent discussion in some of the OT stuff - as well as a load of idiotic drivel.

Iíd say keep the variety, but just go ahead and whack anything as offensive or disrespectful as dead bodies, triple x pornography or personal attacks which donít make a point. Above all (or below all) whack the flame wars, of which there are some really ugly examples in this thread and are a waste of everybodyís time, as well as sullying the image of climbers.

But in the end itís your forum and your time, Chris. Do what you have to, and thanks.

Social climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:09pm PT

lawrence kansas
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:21pm PT

A pile of dirt.
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
A lot of us don't post much anymore because the OT stuff pushes everything climbing (or remotely climbing) related so far past the first page.
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:24pm PT
Fossil and Tami

+1 and 2

Don't change CM, the diversity is what keeps the Taco Stand, well, special.

Check the other sites out. No anarchy. Rule ST.

And, it is a big relief for me. Oops, Am I displaying too much?

I still climb, not like I used to, but I still have my dreams.

Actually Lois wasn't that bad (sometimes) for a non-climber, she gave me some good advice on medical training and being a nurse practitioner (didn't happen). And Jeff the tool wasn't that bad, offered me help for my mom's funeral.

I think I have won the EuroMillions tonight. Whoo weeee. Ä30m. Okay Jen and I will move to Grenada and I will pay St George's University to enroll me (endowment of some sort) in the joint MD/Veterinary program.

And a new rack of gear for (most) Supertopians.

And then I woke up.

Chris, you have a good site... an unique site, don't make it like the others.

The goal, just bump the good threads to the top, climbing threads or otherwise, worthwhile threads. The saying is that sh#t floats to the top, but as Taco Standers, we can change that.

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
I never looked at this as a "climbing" forum but rather a forum were climbers (our clan) can discuss anything and everything. That's the glory of the site - that it's not strictly beholden to describing face moves and cam placements. Supertopo is not a surrogate for the Climbing Mag. It's just a curiosity and a brain dump and repository for whatever is interesting. Since tastes differ, you'll not like everything, but placing restriction on the content to maintain some imagined editorial agenda is to cut the legs off this fandango, IMO.

Dave Kos

Social climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
I like climbers and all the stupid stuff climbers do and say. Another vote for "no change."

BTW, what's so special about the first page?

Click "next" if you don't see anything you like, there's always more!

Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
Hey John/Largo, plus 1.

And DMT and Dave Kos, yeah, another plus one.


We all have our own problems.

I have a lovely partner who at 61 suffers from dementia (I clean the bedroom up, next day, clothes all over).

But what the Taco Stand gives me is a release, friendships, and memories.

ST is special to me, it is an outlet, some of you I know (around C4 campfires), some I have even climbed with, and some, I don't know but can identify with.

ChrisMac, keep it unique, what sh#t floats to the top will be flushed down the toilet by most of us.
Fish Finder

Social climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:42pm PT

I think it should be tit for a tat
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
"Tit for a tat"

I must have a different definition that you do.

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
More boobs less climbing!

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
It'd be one thing if there were any actual climbing going on.

But apparently there isn't.

Want proof?

The last three posters to the "Occupy Supertopo with Climbing Info" thread had nothing more interesting to contribute than "bump".

That's what you'd apparently get if this forum were limited to discussion of climbing topics.

Count your blessings for politics, religion, and Bear 46, cause if not for that, all you'd have here that's climbing related is "bump" "bump" "bump".
The Chief

Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
BS on the Boobs!

We need more evidence of Balls of Steel.

Here, more of this to get you all motivated:

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 22, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Tatted tits now THAT would be a THREAD!

I'm still not going to post pictures of my boobs. (Yes, the rib tats come up onto the underboob)

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 22, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
(Yes, the rib tats come up onto the underboob)

Careful there, someone will be on you for talking porn and objectifying women.....
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Jan 22, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Sorry folks, I guess I take life too seriously. Remember, it is five to eight hours ahead of most of you.

Mental jet lag.

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 22, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
The future of this forum will be swapping coupons for deals on Geritol and trading tips for combating demetia.

Cause it sure as hell ain't a future filled with climbing.

Captain...or Skully

Jan 22, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
I climbed 5 days last week, but it wasn't photo op friendly.
So shoot me.
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