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By Will Butler
From Boulder, CO
May 14, 2010
ice park

Phillip Morris wrote:
Its been all down hill ever since the halcyon days of Sven Lavransen and the pleasure of the flash.


I miss Sven. That guy was a crush master. The best part was how any and all humility got lost in translation. We need people back here who onsight 13c and talk about how none of the moves should be considered hard.

+1 that this site has seen a decline in honest to goodness arrogance.


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By chris deulen
From Merriam, Kansas
May 14, 2010
Think it'll go?

I just stumbled onto this thread and am new to the sport. Can anyone give me some tips on where to go? Thanks in advance.


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By Ripped
From No Fear, CO
May 14, 2010
God, I have preety muscles.

The Ripster is getting bored with this. Can we talk about extreme gym routes now? Or muscles? Or refering to ones self in the third person?


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By Luke to Zuke
From Anchorage
May 14, 2010
Middle Troll

OMG this is halarious!!!!! Ripped, you are one funny son of a b!


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By Buff Johnson
May 14, 2010
smiley face




There is nothing relevant to my contribution to this discusssion; just figured I'd bring the cult down a few notches.


Bob Packwood wrote:
Examples of forum posts which suck: - ANY posts by somebody who just joined. Newbies should be barred from posting for 1 year. -"Looking for partner: require safe, WASP, non-predator who doesn't drink, smoke, or have lustful eyes and who is safe, caring, and will teach me everything safely with infinite patience and not fuck up and who has all the gear".


ps -- I can climb, I'm a complete scumbag and a creeper, and I'm looking...ah crap I have gear and safe...

ah hell, I'm white also

sonova


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By Chad_N
From SEKI, CA
May 14, 2010
topping out on Hamilton Dome with the Angel Wings in the background

kachoong wrote:
Wanted: one unstained issue of R&I #58!



How about slightly-stained. I have bad aim and a very low sperm count.


But I think there is only one solution to this.

www.LaDouche.com

where being a jerk is o.k.


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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
May 14, 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.

JulianM wrote:
Additional topics that suck: - threads about superiority of trad to sport,

Yeah... No sense in beating that dead horse, especially since it's so obvious.


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By Legs Magillicutty
From Littleton
May 14, 2010
Function over fashion.  My newest pair of climbing shoes.

LaDouche. . . You wouldn't by any chance be a grumpy menopausal woman would you? You remind me of this cowardly, virtual bitch that I once knew. You seem to have more of a sense of humor tho. Hmmm. . .


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By YDPL8S
From Santa Monica, Ca.
May 14, 2010
Bouldering at right side of Sun Deck

He bemoans the lowest common denominator, and then proceeds to define it...........these kids nowadays must be taking way different drugs than we did. You got your 15 min. of fame, now please flameout!


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By Aaron M
From Westminster, CO
May 14, 2010
Me

Tony B wrote:
Yeah... No sense in beating that dead horse, especially since it's so obvious.


+1


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By Woodchuck ATC
May 14, 2010
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

............wow................


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By Superclimber
May 14, 2010

England wrote:
LaDouche.... Seems fitting!

LOL!


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By Pinklebear
May 14, 2010
Pinklebear

Lee Smith wrote:
"LaDouche". Isn't that French for "The Vag-vinegar"? OMG, the guy is French! That explains alot! Personally, I miss the old Boss Magillicutty days on ClimbingBoulder.com. He was a troll with style, class and intelligence, unlike the smarmly little foul-mouthed pissant trolls you get like LaDouche. Yeah, CB.com...those were the days when people would actually meet at the Lumpy parking lot and exchange fisticuffs over the bolt wars. Ah, I miss the good old days.


I'm with Lee. I vote for Boss and Sven. Let's bring back some trolls with humor, forethought, and intelligence and restore this lost, fragile gentleman's art.


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By jmalefyt
From Denver, CO
May 14, 2010
Profile Photo

With the addition of Jim Ebert to the MP community I think you have made a bold claim to say it is declining.


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By Michael Komarnitsky
Founding Father
From Seattle, WA
May 14, 2010
Myke Komarnitsky

[crotchety old man voice]

In the old days, ClimbingBoulder.com didn't even have a forum. We only had rocks, routes, comments, and photos. And that worked for us (and even Sven and Boss) just fine.

We could just turn the forum off and go back to that. No lame threads, no lame threads about lame threads, no existential angst about the meaning of lame threads.

[/crotchety old man voice]


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By John Maguire
From Boulder, CO
May 14, 2010
Bastille Crack Final Pitch

Michael Komarnitsky wrote:
[crotchety old man voice] In the old days, ClimbingBoulder.com didn't even have a forum. We only had rocks, routes, comments, and photos. And that worked for us (and even Sven and Boss) just fine. We could just turn the forum off and go back to that. No lame threads, no lame threads about lame threads, no existential angst about the meaning of lame threads. [/crotchety old man voice]


Or we could just tell LaDouche to go suck on a LaDick...

I like this place!


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By G8rFtBall
May 14, 2010

Bottom line is how could you not like this site. No one said you have to troll the chat rooms like a pedophile.

If this site were a guidebook, it would be so expensive it would take most dirtbags 10 years to save up and buy it.

If this site ever goes away, it will be a huge loss. Do I need to know when MP beer night is...no. But why does that matter, some people come to chat, some to find great routes and beta, some both.

Damn trolling. Only makes for 100 more posts to state the obvious.


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By Lee Smith
May 14, 2010
You can love your rope but you can't "LOVE" your rope! <br />(Back by Popular Demand.  There you are Mom) <br /> <br />

ToeJamFootball!

Anybody besides me remember ToeJam? That guy was soooo cool!

They just don't make trolls like they used to. Sigh.


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By P LaDouche
From CO
May 14, 2010

Sorry friends, this thread was no troll and yes, make fun of my name all you want, I've heard it all for 40+ years so at least try and be original OK? Anyways there is one point I failed to make in last nights rampage and that is we have this RULE#1 thing that most of us abide by, how about rule#2-if you havent searched the site before making a new thread asking a stupid ass question then you are up for getting heckled off the site?

I belong to a professional ONLY forum that is work related and the rules are clearly stated that only professionals post in that forum. Let me tell you it works. Anyone can read it and learn but posting just any ole n00b question is strictly prohibited. Mtn Project has a beginner section so lets encourage people to use it.

And as far as my n00b years there was no freakin internet to wank around on, people would actually work at work and climb to learn how to climb. Freedom of the Hills was the only read out there.

Anyways, cheers folks, the weekend is here!


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By Andrew James C
From Portland, OR
May 14, 2010
Wide abgle!

I've been climbing for almost three years and still consider my self a "n00b" in some aspects. I'm just getting into leading trad and love to glean info from the insightful folks on MP, but I guess I wont post anymore because I'm a "n00b". Douche... (yes I just broke rule number 1 LaDouche)


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By Michael Komarnitsky
Founding Father
From Seattle, WA
May 14, 2010
Myke Komarnitsky

P LaDouche wrote:
how about rule#2-if you havent searched the site before making a new thread asking a stupid ass question then you are up for getting heckled off the site?


LaDouche-

Interesting you say this. Only yesterday I watched a long presentation (Link) that discussed your sentiment. I highly recommend it, though the relevant section is around 47:00 I think.

Any website community that grows is going to have it's newbie waves. It will also have it's newbie backlash waves, too. The problem is that newbies will keep on coming, so you'll just have to stay pissed and rude as you tell them to RTFA for years to come, as they never stop joining. That just doesn't sound like fun to me.

In all the piss-n-moan discussions in the past (I should tell you the one where a competing site threatened to sue us for defamation of character back in 2000), every single one eventually got resolved when people realized:

I've got something better to do than to bitch about this - Like climb.


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By Will Butler
From Boulder, CO
May 14, 2010
ice park

Andrew James C wrote:
I've been climbing for almost three years and still consider my self a "n00b" in some aspects. I'm just getting into leading trad and love to glean info from the insightful folks on MP, but I guess I wont post anymore because I'm a "n00b". Douche... (yes I just broke rule number 1 LaDouche)


LaDouche has won me over. From this point forward I intend to lace into any n00bs who want beta about things like "the best climbing areas in Colorado." Surely there are other n00bs working at REI who could help answer these type of questions. I will interpret Rule #1 to mean don't be a dick to established mpers. Forums are no place for gumbies anyhow.


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By ClimbandMine
May 14, 2010

P LaDouche. Member Since: Apr 12, 2007

= nOOb?


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By ZachS00
From Denver, CO
May 14, 2010
Ruckus, Rifle

so, quick question related to this: which front range gym is best for practicing head-point dry tooling?


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By Ripped
From No Fear, CO
May 14, 2010
God, I have preety muscles.

ZachS00 wrote:
so, quick question related to this: which front range gym is best for practicing head-point dry tooling?

Or more importantly, the Ripmeister would like to know who makes the best beanie. Prana or Arc'teryx?


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