Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead?

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Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead?

by Denjem » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:55 pm

I want to know peoples thoughts. I personally think the people here have an idea of what an outdoor experience is and think that is the only way. Just take a look at the JMT speed record post. Let us discuss.

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by freakyclimber » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:03 am

The off-topic forum is full of conservative retards. That's why.

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by mrchad9 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:41 am

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by powderjunkie » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:41 pm

I'm not following you. What are you asking? What does the JMT thread or your statement about it have to do with the title?

You should actually start the discussion instead of asking everyone else too. Give us your thoughts. Do YOU think SP is dead?

I don't think so. But mrchad is pretty much correct. It's been a trend with many forums.

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by Scott M. » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:01 am

I don't know about dead, but it is tiresome to read someone's genuine inquiry about something like a climbing route on XX Peak that by the fifth post has transitioned to some off-topic garbage. It might only take a few more posts for this one to be a rant about asmz's (Alois's) analysis of a particular route's rating..........There are some very smart and credible participants on Summitpost and a few who detract from that value.

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by Marmaduke » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:04 pm

freakyclimber wrote:The off-topic forum is full of conservative retards. That's why.


Or retards like this guy..........
edit- "this guy"..... the freakyclimber...
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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by artrock23 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:26 pm

Denjem wrote:I want to know peoples thoughts. I personally think the people here have an idea of what an outdoor experience is and think that is the only way. Just take a look at the JMT speed record post. Let us discuss.


There are over 39 million people in California. Very few of them are even aware of SP's existence, much less it's current status. Maybe you should begin by clarifying your question?

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by freakyclimber » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:17 pm

Marmaduke wrote: guy


Exhibit A of conservative retardation :lol:

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by Marmaduke » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:21 pm

freakyclimber wrote:
Marmaduke wrote: guy


Exhibit A of conservative retardation :lol:

So you are a woman? Your profile doesn't state that, no photo, name doesn't either....

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by freakyclimber » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:46 pm

Marmaduke wrote:
freakyclimber wrote:
Marmaduke wrote: guy


Exhibit A of conservative retardation :lol:

So you are a woman? Your profile doesn't state that, no photo, name doesn't either....


You can ponder who I might be while making me a sundae. ;)

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by Marmaduke » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:55 pm

freakyclimber wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
freakyclimber wrote:
Marmaduke wrote: guy


Exhibit A of conservative retardation :lol:

So you are a woman? Your profile doesn't state that, no photo, name doesn't either....


You can ponder who I might be while making me a sundae. ;)

I sold my ice cream business and I really don't care who you are. By the way I think you're lost, this isn't "off route"

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by mrchad9 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:34 pm

You sold it? Ice cream man is even higher up on the hierarchy than fireman or driving a bulldozer. Damn man you were living the dream!

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by Denjem » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:48 pm

I left the question a bit open ended on purpose. I am citing the thread as an example of people talking shit about what other people are doing or thinking. As for the rants people go on, I know for a fact that people would never talk to to each other in the manner which they do in person. It is very easy to hide behind the anonymity of the internet. I think that unwarranted comments by people discourage others from posting are why SP is dead. As far as asking everyone else to start the discussion, I believe my post was the start of the discussion. Besides, it isn't like anything else is going on in this forum. I miss the Chief and Moosey.

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by mrchad9 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:06 pm

Denjem wrote:I miss the Chief and Moosey.

Because back in the day "unwarranted comments by people discourage others from posting" did not occur?

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Re: Why do the people of California think Summitpost is dead

by phydeux » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:55 am

Denjem wrote:I left the question a bit open ended on purpose. I am citing the thread as an example of people talking shit about what other people are doing or thinking. As for the rants people go on, I know for a fact that people would never talk to to each other in the manner which they do in person. It is very easy to hide behind the anonymity of the internet. I think that unwarranted comments by people discourage others from posting are why SP is dead. As far as asking everyone else to start the discussion, I believe my post was the start of the discussion. Besides, it isn't like anything else is going on in this forum. I miss the Chief and Moosey.


I'd say its just the evolution of the interwebs; some folks went over to supertaco(?), some went of Facebook, some went on other platforms/sites. I'd bet this average age of users on this site is older that other, newer climbing/outdoor sites, too, and the younger folks are the ones using the other platforms and not engaging with SP.org. People used to use disparraging comments towards others before the internet, but it was usually while passing around a bottle of alcohol and was referred to as 'trash-talking' or 'puffery'; just a lot of banter that, in the context in which it was used, was not harmful. You might say folks had thicker skins back then.

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