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Partner j_ung


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Hi all,

I've had numerous suggestions as of now to turn this forum into a private club, similar to Warriors Way and the Photog Critique. For those who don't know what those are, it means that you would need special permission to view and use this forum. Unregistered guests won't even see it.

(If we do this, there would be a sign up period (NOT in this thread) before we make the switch. That way I could get everybody set up with permission in, say, a day.)

I'm leaning toward doing this, but first, I'd like your feedback. Thoughts?


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sorry folks. didn't mean to shut it all down. Frown


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It's fine. Please don't change it.


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I agree, I've never been a big fan of making this a private forum. I think it will just make for much less, and a much more boring discussion.

Its always been my opinion to keep it heavily moderated, but don't make it a private forum.


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I think that a lot of valuable feedback and information (re: 99% of it) will be missed if made private.

And if someone just can't handle what someone said to them about their cooter or whatever, then they probably aren't ready for the internet.


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j_ung wrote:
Hi all,

I've had numerous suggestions as of now to turn this forum into a private club, similar to Warriors Way and the Photog Critique. For those who don't know what those are, it means that you would need special permission to view and use this forum. Unregistered guests won't even see it.

(If we do this, there would be a sign up period (NOT in this thread) before we make the switch. That way I could get everybody set up with permission in, say, a day.)

I'm leaning toward doing this, but first, I'd like your feedback. Thoughts?

How would new users gain access to the Ladies' forum? I'm assuming there are more potential female climbers out there interested in such a forum than there are presently registered on RC.


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As a new climber and someone who's learned a ton by reading the archives of the Ladies' Room - please don't make it private!

My guess is that there are a lot of inexperienced female climbers like myself who don't have many women to climb with, indoors or outdoors, and this forum is one of the only places to hear a woman's perspective on all the issues. Personally, I find it really encouraging to hear so many different female voices, personalities, perspectives, and experience levels.

I think that making the forum private would do a real disservice to new women climbers looking for advice and community.


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How will all of us guys stalk and occasionally post sexist remarks if it's made private?

Curt


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COOTER! I SAID IT!


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curt wrote:
How will all of us guys stalk and occasionally post sexist remarks if it's made private?

Curt

I know you well enough to know you are being a smart ass, but that's kinda the point Curt.

Oh yeah. I'm in town the week of Thanksgiving. Any plans the Wednesday prior? Climbing?


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j_ung wrote:
Hi all,

I've had numerous suggestions as of now to turn this forum into a private club, similar to Warriors Way and the Photog Critique. For those who don't know what those are, it means that you would need special permission to view and use this forum. Unregistered guests won't even see it.

(If we do this, there would be a sign up period (NOT in this thread) before we make the switch. That way I could get everybody set up with permission in, say, a day.)

I'm leaning toward doing this, but first, I'd like your feedback. Thoughts?

you know, this forum is fine as a heavily moderated forum-

if it actually gets moderated!

stupid bullshit like gmburn's recent post in the new girls thread should get removed.


you need, if anything, a mod who actually reads this forum. how hard would that be, there's only a few posts a day.

or flags.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry folks. didn't mean to shut it all down. Frown

whatever, how about you stop your fucktarded posts in the forum then? it's not just the one.


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I have a grand total of 6 or so posts in here but I don't like the idea of making it private, just doesn't sit well.


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clausti wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry folks. didn't mean to shut it all down. Frown

whatever, how about you stop your fucktarded posts in the forum then? it's not just the one.


Argh I missed it! repost!


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clausti wrote:
j_ung wrote:
Hi all,

I've had numerous suggestions as of now to turn this forum into a private club, similar to Warriors Way and the Photog Critique. For those who don't know what those are, it means that you would need special permission to view and use this forum. Unregistered guests won't even see it.

(If we do this, there would be a sign up period (NOT in this thread) before we make the switch. That way I could get everybody set up with permission in, say, a day.)

I'm leaning toward doing this, but first, I'd like your feedback. Thoughts?

you know, this forum is fine as a heavily moderated forum-

if it actually gets moderated!

stupid bullshit like gmburn's recent post in the new girls thread should get removed.


you need, if anything, a mod who actually reads this forum. how hard would that be, there's only a few posts a day.

or flags.

I agree with the Clausti.. There are threads in here that can have advice from guys or gals but need to have some actual response time from the mod crew. which is extremely lacking and at best slow to react.

Kelly.. you're a mod. If you object to the tone of a comment then do your job and kill it. If it's borderline then PM another mod and get a 2nd opinion. With only 2 female mods on staff you and Marge gotta be the ones checking in here once in a while.

Personally i miss the "report this post" button all over the site.. it would be especially useful in here.

Warriors way forum has 14 threads in 2008...15 in Photo critique do you want to kill a good (if addressed) forum like to an afterthought?

Perhaps Daniels attempt at a smaller staff has failed and you need some more mods to spread the work around.

SocialClimber Last Logon: Aug 31, 2008 a bit long away from the post don't you think?


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I don't see a reason to make this private. Keep it (or rather make it) heavily moderated...


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I think it should stay the same as it is now.


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Moderation is key!

Now that BigNameMedia has bought the site, maybe they might be interested in paying people to do the mod job?

Rc.com is a nice place, and seems to be getting better since J_ung took the helm, but the mod situation has always been an odd one.


As for the privatization of the Ladies Room - I agree that it will slow down, if not kill, the forum. How would one go about accepting/rejecting members, anyway? Plus....that's extra work that might be better spent elsewhere.....like, in moderating the forum!


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I'm going to agree that moderation is where energy should be spent, even though I've never had an issue with anything to do with this forum.
It would very likely choke off and die if it were made private.


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carabiner96 wrote:
clausti wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry folks. didn't mean to shut it all down. Frown

whatever, how about you stop your fucktarded posts in the forum then? it's not just the one.


Argh I missed it! repost!

Twas in the "Accepting new girls" thread where I said "Depends." You actually kind of responded to it, though not directly to me.


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If this happened, the text on the forum index pages would remain for search engines and visitors to see, along with a note to PM me for access. Non members would know it exists, they just wouldn't be able to get here.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
clausti wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry folks. didn't mean to shut it all down. Frown

whatever, how about you stop your fucktarded posts in the forum then? it's not just the one.


Argh I missed it! repost!

Twas in the "Accepting new girls" thread where I said "Depends." You actually kind of responded to it, though not directly to me.

pfft THAT was underwhelming...whoever has a problem with that needs to man up...er, put her big girl panties on...er...

oh, I really just want an excuse to say COOTER!!!!


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carabiner96 wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
clausti wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry folks. didn't mean to shut it all down. Frown

whatever, how about you stop your fucktarded posts in the forum then? it's not just the one.


Argh I missed it! repost!

Twas in the "Accepting new girls" thread where I said "Depends." You actually kind of responded to it, though not directly to me.

pfft THAT was underwhelming...whoever has a problem with that needs to man up...er, put her big girl panties on...er...

oh, I really just want an excuse to say COOTER!!!!


ok, biner, you obviously don't have a problem with a high degree of salacious content in here. i could very much be wrong, but it is my impression that you are in the minority.

i was offended by gmburn's post because i am sick of any fucking thread at all running the risk of turning into "mmm, i like it when clueless noobs wear totally inappropriate clothing to climbing in, mmmm, those girls are hot, mmmm, lets talk about that some more." there are like, 18 other forums for that. THIS forum is for NOT that.

but seriously, how hard would it be to have a flag button on posts, and if somebody flagged it, a mod comes and reads it and if necc that post gets moved.

not the whole fucking thread, just the post that people have a problem with. set the removal threshhold at multiple flags if you want.

but it really kind of pisses me off when the ladies room is just one more vehicle for drooling. there are already places for that. it's called "the rest of the site."

srsly.


(maybe i overreacted a tiny bit to gmburn's post because i'm still mad at him for being a fuckwad in another thread but that is just another demonstration of his total lack of a sense of propriety.)


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uh oh, greg hath unleashed the rage...

I agree on the flag button. Twould be awesome. Maybe that could be unique to the ladies room?


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I don't see much benefit in making it private.

A bit more moderation might be good, but I'd say that about 80-90% of the time the discussions in this forum stay on track without major inappropriate posts that should be removed by anyone.

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