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What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby Luc » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:23 pm

since we're on MBPost subject, if it doesn't have a cliff or mountain etc...
Can it be kept on MBPost and not double posted on SummitPost please?

http://www.summitpost.org/r-gen-island/633025

Butterfly, lighthouse, flower, beaches, cow, pastures...
Summitpost is getting swamped by 'beautifull' and useless information that doesn't correspond to the 'theme' of the site.

When I look a what's new on Summitpost, do I want to see a lighthouse?
NO, If I did, I'd go to http://www.topthings.org/2007/11/27/the-most-beautiful-lighthouses-of-the-world/.

I'm here for climbing related info, not butterflies.

I'm sorry Visentin, if your album really irked me, it's just that I'm getting tired of seeing hundreds of pics of the same useless stuff

I'd Love to see the whole point system disappear. The point system turns a lot of members into point padding zombies like users of farmville...
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby JasonH » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:33 pm

This topic has been beat to death in the past. I suggest voting what you feel the page is worth and moving on.
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby Dow Williams » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:30 pm

Luc, you find me a programmer or code writer worth his/her weight in commodities (wheat would be fine, in other words, worth being paid) we will take this to a whole new level...until that time we are stuck sifting through this archaic compilation of mostly worthless material.
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:09 pm

How about pictures of snakes?

(That's a picture of a Mojave Green, from Summitpost. If you climb off the desert around here, it's good to know what these guys look like.)

I guess I never go through the latest pictures, so this stuff never intrudes on my consciousness. So I just looked at the 30 newest "best" photos. Out of 30, 7 seemed somewhat arty. I didn't include the picture of a meadow, because that was useful information -- looks like a good place to camp. I recall looking all over summitpost (when the search engine was goofy) for a picture of Sam Mack meadow -- I wanted to see if there were places to hang bear bags. That sort of info is relevant to people heading up to the Palisades.
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby Luc » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:16 pm

MoapaPk wrote:How about pictures of snakes?

(That's a picture of a Mojave Green, from Summitpost. If you climb off the desert around here, it's good to know what these guys look like.)


That picture is informative with the right caption, such as:
' :!: don't touch or else you'll be sucking blood :!: ' or
'great non-venomous snake to scare the shit out of someone' :twisted: .

but if the caption was 'nice snake on road'...
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby Dow Williams » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:41 pm

snakes and bears (oh my!) are totally relevant beta....I jammed a crack once with a rattler, took a photo of him pissed off and added it to the route beta...a few years back on descent of an alpine climb I walked right up on a female griz eating berries, I mean like 20'....too late...just kept walking and snapped a quick photo which I would not have done if the volume was not deactivated on it....I love objectionable hazard beta....glacier ice crashing, grizzly paw prints, poop, rattlers, black widow nest stuffed in a chimney climb (came home itchy from that one)...even the various seasons of flowering cacti on approach....all good shit (sometimes literally) to be sure.
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby lcarreau » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:16 am

Luc wrote:Butterfly, lighthouse, flower, beaches, cow, pastures...
Summitpost is getting swamped by 'beautifull' and useless information that doesn't correspond to the 'theme' of the site.


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You mean I gotta remove my two butterfly pictures and one cow picture from the Site ???

You know, it's sooooo easy to see who's solely on this Site for votes !
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby lcarreau » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:29 am

What about SUNSETS ? A lotta them being posted lately, and what do they gotta do with the price
of tea in China ???

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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby Clark_Griswold » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:49 am

So,
Camera in valley pointed at mountain= OK.
Camera on mountain pointed at valley=not OK.
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby Luc » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:00 pm

Leghorn:
What I'm trying to convey is that 3 shots of the same lighthouse (taken seconds apart) from a field is purely stats padding and doesn't add any relevant value to the information on this site.
Voting 1 star on those pictures won't get rid of them, they'll just create some vindictive backlash from the owner and his voting guild.

I wouldn't mind seeing a 'spam' button on pictures and pages though.
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby mvs » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:38 pm

My feeling is that some people must be using SP to store all their photos, that accounts for the many "mundane" pictures that don't really serve anyone. I wouldn't assume it's vote or power grubbing. A long time ago I learned that watching the "new photos" feed was a waste of time...much better to watch ranges, TRs, and other such objects that contain curated photo content.

The cloud is the safest place for your data. The only drawback is a few grumblers looking at the raw streams. :D
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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby lcarreau » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:00 am

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Re: What information is relevent to Summitpost?

Postby Luc » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:42 am

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