by gimpilator » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:52 pm
by mvs » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:18 pm
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by butitsadryheat » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:58 pm
Sorry Aaron but you just created one of the best thread on the forum in ages though that wasn't your goal. It has been ages when I visited summitpost on a daily base but due to your thread you made me come back ...
Always dreamed of climbing all over the world due to summitpost but now that I have more specific targets summitpost is no longer enough ...
Last year in Wales I was living in one of those places which was covered really good by Nanuls (and DAMN he makes great pages!!!) Thanks for that Nanuls and also thanks for the times we climbed together.
Now I am living in Bulgaria there is just nothing at all. Been working on my "trip report" of last year for ages now and that needs to be finished before continueing with writing routes ...
It is bloody hard to write stuff when you try to get out on a daily base and love a beer after climbing!!! So yes I do respect what you did a lot and I'm starting to get an idea of how hard it is to create such an amount.
The reason why summitpost started is to give FREE beta to users instead of letting them buy guidebooks and stuff like that. It is also a site which is free and nobody is indeed paid for creating the pages you made. The thing you decided now though is that in some way the community which you were part of needs to pay by behaving in the forums and by that you expected some way of payement ... You expected something in return which is not the way summitpost works ... You had great pages and there is ABSOLUTELY no point at all to take stuff away ... What is the plan with it now? Going to put it in a guidebook and earn money with it? Because of 10-20 people that annoy you you took away information from 1000s of people so yes, I think it was a selfish act you performed there, and I think the same about other people that take away content from the site because all do it because of the forum, the style of the site they don't like anymore or any other ridiculous reason with which most users have nothing to do ...
by Alpinist » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:21 pm
by Vitaliy M. » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:38 pm
You mean that if it weren't for "boring" people like me arguing for civility in the forums Aaron wouldn't have left? But wait...I thought he left because of the opposite problem. Wasn't Aaron plagued by harrassment from non-boring forum denizens in the years before he left? Didn't these admittedly "exciting" people turn off serious contributors in droves, most of whom we'll never hear from again?
Your contempt not only for people but for ideas is embarassingly obvious.
For my part, I'm regretting a bit too much snarking on Aaron's departure. The guy was in real pain here, about something or another, and has earned the right to be free from backbiting comments. I'm editing the inflammatory content of my posts and won't reply any more (so you get the last word Vitaliy if that is how you choose to see my statement...as an admission of boring weakness ).
by Aaron Johnson » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:26 pm
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