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I know a lot of climbers, and none of them would be mean like that to people's faces. Noah Doherty
From Nashua, NH
Joined Feb 28, 2012
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Apr 27, 2012
El Chorro
In most cases, anonymity.

In my case, I'm not an overly nice person in real life either.
Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,468 points
Apr 27, 2012
BDMOP
BDMOP


But no really, what Ryan said.
Pepe
From Raleigh, North Carolina
Joined Nov 21, 2010
25 points
Apr 27, 2012
The wife and I road-trippin on the Connie.
"it's easier to be an asshole to words than to people" xkcd Larry S
From Easton, Pennsylvania
Joined May 28, 2010
921 points
Apr 27, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
Some of us get sick of being nice to the numbskulls we see at the crag, so we passive aggressively slink home to type angrily at our keyboards.

Plus, threads full of harmony and good vibes are REALLY boring.
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points
Apr 27, 2012
just shut up with your stupid posts! F you. Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 22, 2009
161 points
Apr 27, 2012
Top of Montezuma's Tower
+1 for the XKCD comic.

Also +1 for amiable threads being boring.
Tom Grummon
From Golden, CO
Joined Oct 20, 2009
33 points
Apr 27, 2012
The argument about strapping pads was funny. Noah Doherty
From Nashua, NH
Joined Feb 28, 2012
292 points
Apr 27, 2012
So was the picture. Noah Doherty
From Nashua, NH
Joined Feb 28, 2012
292 points
Apr 27, 2012
It's not always anonymity, many post somewhat rude comments under their real names or names that are easily associated w their real names...

(There is a space for anonymity, I mean anonymous letters are a staple of society since ?...

Many people can better receive a message when they are not in a direct confrontation (especially in front of others)with the other person.)

Gratuitous rudeness (even by Internet standards)? Yes, that is just insecurity or lack of emotional stability.

Anyway, I have demonstrated my keen grasp of the obvious.
Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Joined Jul 22, 2005
1,752 points
Apr 27, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
nOObs, fakes,stupid people and trolls get us going usually. Endless supply of all 3 it seems. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Apr 27, 2012
I'm a fan of the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory..

penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03...
sthomas
Joined Apr 5, 2010
47 points
Apr 28, 2012
bacon
└nomininmity? Huh??? Amoninimty! Ta da!!!! ;) Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
Apr 28, 2012
bacon
Woodchuck ATC wrote:
nOObs, fakes,stupid people and trolls get us going usually. Endless supply of all 3 it seems.

Dude u r like the smartest guy I know! And very crafty too! I totally agree with you on the subject. Stupidity pisses me off too especially if people get all this ideas about things and all. Dude u rock lets climb I think we will get along just fine u and i are like the same person or something. Totally man!
P.s. I like b00bs not n00bs! !!!!!!!! Yey!!!!! Climbing rocks!!!!!!!
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
Apr 28, 2012
mmmm....tree
It's a good question. I think most of us get through the normal day with an accumulation of frustrations-either petty or significant. Cutting loose on some clueless jackass (or so we perceive them) lets us vent without the risk of serious repercussions. Hostility with safety...a magical elixir of spent animosity. That is, spent, if we're lucky. Usually it just escalates until we're seething, and finally, we have some sort of realization that we, ourselves, are acting like a brat. It's cathartic, in its' peculiar way. Joe Huggins
From Grand Junction
Joined Oct 4, 2001
177 points
Apr 28, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Joe Huggins wrote:
It's a good question. I think most of us get through the normal day with an accumulation of frustrations-either petty or significant. Cutting loose on some clueless jackass (or so we perceive them) lets us vent without the risk of serious repercussions. Hostility with safety...a magical elixir of spent animosity. That is, spent, if we're lucky. Usually it just escalates until we're seething, and finally, we have some sort of realization that we, ourselves, are acting like a brat. It's cathartic, in its' peculiar way.


+1 /;-) !! nothing like cutting loose on some (perceived) clueless jackass every now and then to make my day less stressful.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,091 points
Apr 28, 2012
Black Dike 12/25/11
IDK my excuse is i am from the north East. North eastener's are known for being up tight and on edge arn't we?

Add to that i am from the worst of the worst "Massachusetts" and you have my reason its in my freakin blood guy. They work us like dogs up here and the weather is always fucking with us even when its nice out.
APBT1976
Joined Nov 8, 2011
281 points
Apr 28, 2012
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Divorce and the internet both show you what kind of jerk you are capable of being... Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,510 points
Site Landlord
Apr 28, 2012
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
Tony B wrote:
Divorce and the internet both show you what kind of jerk you are capable of being...


Awesome.
Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,411 points
Apr 28, 2012
2+3 = Cats!


totally
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,494 points
Apr 28, 2012
OP can just fvcccccccck off, bringin that confronTATional bshat in here. ddriver
From SLC
Joined Jul 30, 2007
293 points
Apr 28, 2012
bacon
ddriver wrote:
OP can just fvcccccccck off, bringin that confronTATional bshat in here.

Ddriver freakin rocks!!!!! Dude!!!!! Not only is she hot she is HOOOTtttt!!!!
Elena Sera Jose
From colorado
Joined Mar 11, 2012
355 points
Apr 28, 2012
Suicide Rock
What do I do when I reach the anchors? Gilles
From Arcata,CA
Joined May 11, 2009
62 points
Apr 28, 2012
Jack, super tired after a long day in southern uta...
Elena Sera Jose wrote:
Dude u r like the smartest guy I know! And very crafty too! I totally agree with you on the subject. Stupidity pisses me off too especially if people get all this ideas about things and all. Dude u rock lets climb I think we will get along just fine u and i are like the same person or something. Totally man! P.s. I like b00bs not n00bs! !!!!!!!! Yey!!!!! Climbing rocks!!!!!!!



Interesting...Possibly a man crush????
russelljus
From Park City, UT
Joined Jul 7, 2010
43 points
Apr 28, 2012
Jack, super tired after a long day in southern uta...
Basically i value life in general...I do not want to see anyone deck it at my local crag or wherever for that matter!!!

Learn your shit before you head outside, better you hear it here, than never at all. I myself have been subject to many "lashings" and verbal abuse regarding my systems. Take it as constructive criticism and move on with your bad self. I promise you , I do not make those mistakes anymore.

I think the climbing community is an overall very friendly community, however I think when people (climbers in general) see something/ and or hear something that might jeopardize someones overall safety; it might make them "tick/act" differently...almost in an aggressive (abnormal/mean) way.

Words of advice-learn to take it as constructive criticism.

PS. With this being said I still feel like it is unnecessary to come down on someone for a "stupid question" at least that person is asking the question, rather than assuming...which we all know can end with very bad results.
russelljus
From Park City, UT
Joined Jul 7, 2010
43 points
Apr 28, 2012
Fuck all you motherfuckers. Kevin Landolt
From Fort Collins, Wyoming
Joined Jun 1, 2009
642 points


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