butitsadryheat wrote:There is a reason that only moderators have that access to modifications to the site. If not, this'd be a wiki site. Boo.
Really? The key complaint in this thread is that one individual (not a moderator) can pull anchoring content and all the attached content disappears. I've read amazing stories in summit logs, not everyone treats them as one sentence entries. That is a loss of valuable information at the whim of a non-moderator. The message to people is obviously that they shouldn't bother filling these in, or make robotic entries where it's no loss when they disappear because the page owner blows a gasket.
Secondly, if it was
a wiki site, the content would be curated
. That is, if you add it then it becomes community property and the community will be less erratic about deleting entire mountain ranges or 100 routes at once than the individuals we have here who suddenly become offended and blow away massive resources (undoubtedly taking grim pleasure in the outcry of dismay that follows). That actually makes me more excited to contribute because I know it's to an edifice that won't easily fall apart. But everyone tells me I'm wired wrong, because private property trumps all other values and personal initiative would dry up and disappear if the writer thought he was contributing to a shared effort in mountain history.
definition of the word contributing is different, because I think it implies that you give
something, not that you use Summitpost's servers as a handy placeholder for your material until you get your panties in a wad over wrong opinions about militarism in 19th century Italy or the irresponsible use of snowmobiles.