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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Nov 4, 2010
Personal Photo

I've built a new feature called Dirtbag Deals, which you can link to from the header, one of the promos that sometimes appears next to areas and routes, or the home page.

It shows climbing goods that are on sale from over a dozen online stores. If you make a purchase after clicking a link on our site, Mountain Project gets a small slice, so I'm hoping this is a benefit to all of us (nobody likes ads, but these are as good as I can think of, and MP has bills to pay).

Hope you enjoy, and let us know what you think.


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By berl
From Oregon
Nov 4, 2010

nice work!

you could add backcountrygear to the menu for your bots if it's not already in there:

www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/clearancelist.cfm?cat=Climbi>>>


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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Nov 4, 2010
Personal Photo

Thanks for the link berl. For this to benefit Mountain Project, I can only include stores that participate in an affiliate program (we're using www.avantlink.com/).

If any of you happen to work at a shop and want to see you stuff on our site, sign up with AvantLink and let me know.


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By T-Bob
Nov 4, 2010

Kick ass!!! You guys really do some great work with everything on this site.

Thanks,

T-Bob


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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Nov 4, 2010
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.

Looks cool and hopefully I can buy some stuff through these links to help benefit MP.

A few suggestions from looking at it as 11 pages of deals is a lot to wade through.

More Filter Options:
- Filter by Store
- Filter by Gear Type (Shoes, clothes, bags, etc)

You should also maybe put a tagline that states that purchasing through these links directly benefits mountain project just so that people get that happy-tingling feeling knowing that they are helping out.


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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Nov 4, 2010
Personal Photo

I'd love to be able to filter/sort by gear type, but our data feeds just don't have good enough info (I spent a long time trying). I've also noticed a couple broken images and at least 1 invalid price. It's really the store's problem, but we'll do what we can to avoid them.

I might add soft goods (climbing/hiking/mountaineering related clothing), and I would be able to separate that stuff.


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By mtoensing
From Boulder
Nov 4, 2010
Props to my home state show

Hey Nick, I don't mind the ads but do you mind fixing it so that the descriptions for pictures are above the ads. Currently they are below the ads so you are forced to scroll all the way down to read the descriptions.

Thanks,
Matt


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By Tradoholic
Nov 4, 2010

Matt Toensing wrote:
Hey Nick, I don't mind the ads but do you mind fixing it so that the descriptions for pictures are above the ads. Currently they are below the ads so you are forced to scroll all the way down to read the descriptions. Thanks, Matt


+2


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By Jake D.
From Northeast
Nov 4, 2010

+3 and more.. good idea.. poor placement


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By dameeser
From denver
Nov 4, 2010
Vanagon

Maybe you can add an option to minimize the ads.


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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Nov 4, 2010
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.

Jake D. wrote:
+3 and more.. good idea.. poor placement


+all I've got.
I use the route list to the left of what I am reading very frequently. Now it is 'gone' without scrolling- which makes clicking through routes on a given formation page really mouse-intensive and slow.

Yucky. Please move it. The stuff that used to be there belonged there.


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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Nov 4, 2010
Personal Photo

On the photo pages, I moved it below the photo titles - good suggestion.

On the area/route pages, the route navigation is actually no lower than it used to be, at least on pages that had an advertisement (which is all of CO, and about 25% of the rest of the world).

Tony, I believe the rearranged links (nothing was removed) make more sense where they are now. The left column is now purely navigation, and area information is all contained together in the main box on the top right.


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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From Bend, OR
Nov 4, 2010
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me? Hint, its on Supercrack Buttress

Nick has a bug. There should only be one ad, not 11 tiled.

He's gone now but will fix it later tonight!


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By Jake D.
From Northeast
Nov 4, 2010

Nick Wilder wrote:
On the photo pages, I moved it below the photo titles - good suggestion. On the area/route pages, the route navigation is actually no lower than it used to be, at least on pages that had an advertisement (which is all of CO, and about 25% of the rest of the world). Tony, I believe the rearranged links (nothing was removed) make more sense where they are now. The left column is now purely navigation, and area information is all contained together in the main box on the top right.


disagree.. It goes 3 times that far down the page before the route start. Should put it in a different location. you're screwing up the best part of this site


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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From Bend, OR
Nov 4, 2010
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me? Hint, its on Supercrack Buttress

See above. Bug. But keep that post so nick sees it!


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By "H"
From Manitou Springs
Nov 4, 2010
Axes glistening in the sun

That rocks!


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By Monty
From Golden, CO
Nov 4, 2010
Just a teaser

dameeser wrote:
Maybe you can add an option to minimize the ads.

+1


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By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From The Bubble
Nov 4, 2010
Personal Photo

The bug should now be fixed and you should NOT see multiple ads like you do in the screenshot above (you may need to refresh before it's fixed for you).

The technical details: some of your browsers were caching our CSS file which controlled how things are laid out. I added code that forces the file to be refreshed.

It would be great if one of you who saw the bug could confirm it's fixed ... I couldn't actually reproduce it on my computers.


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By Jake D.
From Northeast
Nov 4, 2010

fixed in the routes.


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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From Bend, OR
Nov 4, 2010
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me? Hint, its on Supercrack Buttress

Ok peoples..... Did you really think we would intend to put a dozen ads on a page????

Sniff - our feelings are hurt ;)


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By Jake D.
From Northeast
Nov 4, 2010

Andy Laakmann wrote:
Ok peoples..... Did you really think we would intend to put a dozen ads on a page????


Yep, now go to your room and think about what you did.


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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Nov 5, 2010
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013

Much better tonight.


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By Phil Lauffen
From The Bubble
Nov 5, 2010
RMNP skiing. Photo by Nodin de Saillan

man, I really like it! problem is I will want to spend money I don't have...


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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Nov 5, 2010
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.

Nick Wilder wrote:
The bug should now be fixed and you should NOT see multiple ads like you do in the screenshot above (you may need to refresh before it's fixed for you).


Fixed, better.


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By Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Nov 5, 2010
Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.

My Favorite Item to show-up on the Dirtbag Deals:


Steve Bowman and Associates Book - The Season, A Photographic Look at the Sport of Duck Hunting
$39.95 50% off
$19.95

www.sierratradingpost.com/i/2968Y,99,_Steve-Bowman-and-Assoc>>>


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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Nov 6, 2010
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.

I like the Dirtbag Deals feature; it's not intrusive, and I'm happy to help support this awesome site. I just purchased a nice backpack from your link- WOOHOO! : )


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