Your beta is spot on! Having seen a number of said departures over the past 6 years, I believe you nailed every critical step on the proposed route. And those that have left, and followed your beta (that you have obviously been keeping secret til' now) have given us the gift of some very entertaining reading material.
Yes, those that leave via the forum route make for much, much more entertainment than those that go quietly. Thanks for the Sunday morning chuckle. LMAO!!! Sounds like another has decided to "take my ball and go home", which is the sad part.
That sounds like a lot of work-I'll stay
any chance the elves could handout old screen names, of the real crazies, for christmas? we could go off on random people and have a great time without ruining our own reputation!
Holy crap, would that be loads of fun. Awesome idea!
...the pic should say "SP points. Serious business."
More like "SP Point-less: Serious Business". ;-)
Put up incomplete pages ignoring the format.
Copy and edit others images
Putting up pages on major ranges that have long since been covered on SP.
The Dueler did all this before even bothering to get familiar with the site!
Always best to learn the faqs man.
As someone who is basically taking the "fading quietly path" this article is making me reconsider my life choices.
I obviously need to be creating more drama on the internet, expect a bitter, self-righteous forum post any day now.
LOL I can't wait to see it!
Please do! If I can help spur it, let me know. Do not go gentle into that good night! ;-)
I always thought your articles sucked, Jacob. Is that enough for you to go postal?
There's really no need for this to be a big fight, it's just, well, I've met someone else. Her name is mountainproject.com, and we're really happy together. She always has something new and interesting going on, and she knows all the coolest climbers (and by that I mean actual climbers [burrrrrn]). And you know that thing you do, where you say you're a climber but all you ever do is go hiking, and how you care way more about how many photos people have on their pages then about the actual subject of the page, and how it's this huge ego thing how people vote... I just think me and her have a lot more in common. Anyhow, it looks like you've got some cool new people you're hanging out with, but be careful of that one dumpster-diver clanky guy, I've heard he's kind of a dick.
Now that's some funny stuff right there Mr. Siler!
is the voice of reason. But where's the fun in that?
Should people use the form when they get butthurt over honest votes or opinions on pages? Like 7/10's or comments like "It's okay I guess. Could use some revisions on points A, B and C."
This could be a useful tool and prove very entertaining.
I feel like I'm rediscovering Summitpost!
I miss a lot of the drama nowadays. It's comforting to know it still goes on.
You wrote a very good satirical article that does bring certain things to the point! I've also witnessed these sudden, theatrical departures from SP, together with deletion of all one's material (Oof - the work that would take me by now, to delete everything I've ever posted??? People must have a REALLY good reason for it, if they decide to do so - unless the bulk uploader on Windows - I have a Mac - has a brother, the bulk deleter...), and have always asked myself: Why do they take it all soooooo deeeeadly peeeeersonally? If I were annoyed - which I never have been so far - I'd just simply stop being active, that's all. Either people forget that SP is not some sort of a secret clan in which we all compete against each other, secluded in some sort of a private and restricted area, shunned off from the rest of the world, but a source of information that is for everybody on the internet, members and non-members, or, maybe, posted material has been hacked and used without authorization (that could be a good reason for wanting to withdraw all one's material). I don't know which. In any case, trying to punish the whole world for some daft remark that this or that SP member made in the forums, I mean, come on, this is just plain kindergarten. And to at least some of those who left in this way, I've got to say that this does not go in accordance with the oftentimes really high level of what they have contributed here.
This article eloquently embodies a number of my opinions about immature members who have attempted to damage the site. I only wish I could watch their face turning red as their blood pressure rises in that moment when they realize it was written about them. Two thumbs up!
Simple MOD could easily help with this but no power for users like that on here ;-)
I like to sprinkle sarcasm in my posts but this is downright hilarious. Congrats on a good fun piece. It must've started with a bit of frustration for the writer but boy, it ended in lots of laughs for myself.
I don't post here much,but I've been using sp since the earlier days(the last ten years)...the whole deleting material thing reminds me of the Aaron Johnson saga...there's still ripple effects and stuff lost and missing on the Colorado pages when he deleted all his stuff....who all remembers that saga? Ah...the good ole days when sp was awesome...now its pretty lame. Lol