Hotoven wrote:I have also messaged three different users about making changes to their mountain pages or routes to be up dated since I had recently been there and things were drastically different. I got no response from all three. This is also discouraging...
visentin wrote:1: Yeah but what's the point to make a page for making a page. Do it well or just don't do it. If you feel like repeating the stuff out there, then it means you have nothing more to bring so don't make it, or not yet at least.
2: The fact that SPers do not read your stuff doesn't mean it is not read outside the membership sphere. Reading from time to time some forums in other languages (french, or polish where I live now), links are present everywhere and you can't imagine how SP is read across the web. I was reading often SP myself very often before I decided one day to join. Even in Wikipedia when opening a mountain page, we often find the link to SP, to give an idea how this site is seen as the reference.
MoapaPk wrote:Part of the problem is 1) that it is such a PITA to make an "acceptable" mountain page
Bob Sihler wrote:MoapaPk wrote:Part of the problem is 1) that it is such a PITA to make an "acceptable" mountain page
I don't think the standards are as high as some may think. While some people make their pages works of art, there is no expectation that the average page will be one.
Basically, a decent page does the following: tells us a little about the mountain and why it's worth climbing; tells us how to get to the trailhead; and tells us enough about the route so that we have a sense of how long it is, how hard it is, and how much elevation gain there is. There is no expectation that a route description will hold the climber's hand all the way to the top. And of course, photos are important, especially if they can inspire us to visit the mountain or if they illustrate crux sections, confusing spots, etc.
The pages that don't do those things, which really don't take that much effort to do, and the ones that sit around unfinished, are the ones that get deleted.
visentin wrote:I'm not sure there is a single community website with shared content that has found a simple and efficient way to realize that.
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