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Postby lcarreau » Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:26 pm

Yep, in other words ... you folks are taking this WAY TOO seriously !!!

Just be glad they'll always be another mountain left to climb, and get on with it!

They'll always be "list persons" and "non-list persons" in the world.
One can't live without the other!

8)

And, what the hell does it (really) matter ...
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Postby splattski » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:15 am

I think the most summit log signatures of my page submissions is a big 3. Although it might indicate a lack of page quality of my submissions, I choose to think of the low sign-ins as a badge of honor: I'm finding peaks that no one else visits.
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Postby lcarreau » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:33 am

splattski wrote:I think the most summit log signatures of my page submissions is a big 3. Although it might indicate a lack of page quality of my submissions, I choose to think of the low sign-ins as a badge of honor: I'm finding peaks that no one else visits.



Right on, spectacular "splattski" man !!!

That's the same way I feel when I climb little bumps in Arizona.

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Postby Bob Sihler » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:36 am

As a new member, I signed a lot of logs. But then I stopped seeing the point (and feel that way in the real mountains, too). Now, I usually don't sign unless I have something to report about the route conditions. I don't even sign the logs for my own pages: it ought to be obvious from the page that I was there!
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Postby MarkDidier » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:48 am

Bob Sihler wrote:As a new member, I signed a lot of logs. But then I stopped seeing the point (and feel that way in the real mountains, too). Now, I usually don't sign unless I have something to report about the route conditions. I don't even sign the logs for my own pages: it ought to be obvious from the page that I was there!


I still sign the summit logs, but I have found "summit registers" to be on the very low end of the pecking order of useful beta on SP. Every so often there is some useful beta in the comments regarding the route, but overall the comments are slim pickins for beta. I am guilty as charged on this account - often leaving useless drivel in the summit registers. But then, I do try to add any useful info I can in my TRs.
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Postby splattski » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:41 pm

Mark and Bob-
I think we should start a movement to provide *useful* comments in the summit logs.

Especially how weather impacted the route. Because I'm a hardhead, I often don't go when you're supposed to, so I like to check what others ran into during previous years on my projected date.
Ditto on the approach! Just how bad was that road in June?

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Postby splattski » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:45 pm

lcarreaui wrote:That's the same way I feel when I climb little bumps in Arizona.
:wink:


You callin' my peaks "little bumps"? Them's fightin' words!
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Postby surgent » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:02 pm

tazz wrote:But this is what he wrote...

"According to the climbers log, I'm the only one from SP to sign in. Surely others have been up this neat peak? No?"

Then the thread turned to voters points. I think he was wondering why such a busy peak gets little to no climbers/hikers log on SP.


Now he may have been dishonest (posting a thread in the forums gets more viewing and votes, nothing new) about his question. Not sure. But, His question was NOT about how many votes he is getting.

So my reply to his actual question is what i wrote and ... Unless you are a serious peak bragger, the only reason to post on the logs is to make a resume and prove what you have done to others. IMO. Some may use it as personal tick list but most i know keep That off line.


;-)


Your are correct. It was just an observation I noted while cleaning out or updating some peaks I "own" on SP. I thought the 1 sign-in (me) seemed low for a peak that's pretty close to civilization, and somewhat popular in the greater-Phoenix area. Even if lots of poeple don't sign logs, statistically I would have expected a handful of other signer-inners. I'm not after votes or anything on that peak.

As an aside, Vulture was the first peak I took my then-girlfriend on, to see if she really was into hiking like she said she was. She kicked-ass up that peak, and a few months later we got married. She passed the test, so to speak :).
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Postby lcarreau » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:11 am

"Why do I always feel like I'm being ignored?"

"Where's that cold bottle of suds ???"

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