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WTF

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
WTF, who really cares? move on already)

No one cares! Moving along now thanks.
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
A paycheck would work far better.

Actually, research and results say otherwise. For instance, look at participation in open source software projects. Look at the quality and effort users put into Stack Overflow answers. Or closer to home, look at the efforts of guidebook authors and first ascensionists. Community recognition is a powerful motivator.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Ok I can accept community acceptance/approval as a powerful motivator.

But the guidebook piece isn't a good example in my case... a paycheck would definitely make a difference. How about a thousand bucks a route? I'd divulge the f*#k out of my patch, hahahahahahaha. Community apprecation? Not so much... ;-)

Cheers
DMT
scooter

climber
fist clamp
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
As I look at the threads there are more 'climbing' threads than ever. Awesome. The site is looking great. Maybe try deleting ALL the non-climbing threads for a month.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Just talk about climbing...

kwit

climber
california
Jan 23, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
Pure procrastination got me here, but since I'm here, I'll add my totally unrecognizable and unimportant minor character two cents: I think it is important that this forum has all sorts of political weirdness and off-topic dilation and arguments and undercooked rants.

I live in San Francisco, work in a deeply liberal profession, and associate probably 80% with people who think and vote like I do, largely because that's simply how demographics play out. I like to come on here and look beyond the walls of my little fishbowl. I don't love to read about how some people are positively in love with guns, but it helps me to know that those people are also climbers with whom I have things in common so maybe that big Gun Divide is surmountable. Or people in favor of drastically reduced governmental services: not what I think, but again, how lovely to be able to say "wow, I totally disagree...let's go climbing" than just to imagine we have no way to speak to each other at all.

Or consider the "dog's life" thread. TOTALLY OFF TOPIC but probably the most loving and harmonious thread on here, and makes me feel good to read it.

As for boobies: pfffft. Who cares. Do I support the objectification of women? By no means. I am a woman and I'd rather not be reduced to my secondary sex characteristics. But I don't need a thread on Supertopo to feel objectified. I need look no further than the grocery store checkout or the New York Times for that. This is not a captive audience, and an audience with choice should reject censorship just as it may also choose to reject hypersexualizing women. Chris M. can make the choice to police this site--that is absolutely his right and prerogative, but I would hate to see the hotchpotch of this site get all lined up and neatened and made safe.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:00pm PT
C1 or A4?

I can dig it.
Prezwoodz

climber
Anchorage
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
I found that I got pretty bored trying to find climbing posts in all the politcal/ religious/ ranting / ect...

It'll be nice not to have to hunt for a climbing thread!
kwit

climber
california
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Yeah Skully. Nobody on here seems to want an over-bolted wall with pads at the bottom and an elevator at the top, so maybe we don't want to over-bolt the site, either. You come here and maybe you're gonna take the big ride. Or not.
WBraun

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
The future of the forum

There's no future as it's already here full of stupid boobs ......
QITNL

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
...stupid boobs talking about themselves and other stupid boobs...

And a good evening to you, WBraun.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
she's got everything she needs
she's an artist
she don't look back


always wondered if she looked forward

Good night Mrs. Calabash and Herr Braun, whererever you are.


Credit: The Flames



EDIT: and Jim Donini and Lolli

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
Kwit, outstanding post. I agree completely.



Keep the TacoStand weird.
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
screening applicants to grant posting privileges to only those that actually DO have climbing history

If this site comes to that, many good people and friends of the community here would not "qualify." I for one, would "resign" despite my background, which isn't much. WTF? That is not the ST I know!
QITNL

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
I could call my mom and see if she hung on to my old Whillans harness - does that qualify as climbing history?

But I don't have to wear it, do I?

Your posts are always rock solid, Mr. TMJesse.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 23, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
"The future of the forum"








"WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!"
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 23, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
You all know there's more to climbing than the simple act of climbing. Chalk up, rack up, whatever......Been around long enough to hear and see what goes on in total from sun up to the time everyone passes out.

This climbing forum represents the above. Yeah, there is more to climbing than the actual act. There's the s#@$t talk, the friendships made, sharing, caring, hating, mad bolters, bolt cutters, routes won and routes stolen ...you fill in the rest, you get the drift.

Really, this forum mirrors real life. So get over it and live.

Love and Peace to all of you who helped me create a new life when I lost my last one.

Chill and Ciao, lynnie
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
QITNL, from you, that a true compliment. Much appreciated, I feel the same to you.
QITNL

climber
Jan 24, 2013 - 03:32am PT
Hey LL -

I think this is the only photo of me on Supertopo, yours, thanks:



I mentioned i met hossjulia there before and needed to scram to get my permit.

I was right. Stupid paperwork.

Your friend, Joe
froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Feb 6, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Caught this today, looks like an interesting open source project: The Civilized Discourse Construction Kit

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