Get off my talus!

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Do threads having nothing to do with mountains and/or outdoor activity add to the .COM experience?

1) YES! The obsessive nature of most of us on this site is balanced somewhat as a result of being forced to think about something other than walking up hills a long time.
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2) Yes. I don't care about Mormons but am looking for a retirement home I can afford.
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3) Yes; I never climb mountains and only come here for the occasional drama, OR I finished the 14ers years ago and me and the old fogies like me hate facebook but still want to yell from our porch at trespassers.
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4) Yes. I like how worldly I feel when I learn about all the things to do outside away from my mom's basement and my puter.
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5) NO! I am very narrow-minded and self-centered and don't want any gibberish about cosmetology school being a good career path getting in the way of talking over the difference between C2 and C2+ routes.
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6) No. I want to only talk about those things related to mountaineering that 98.9% of the people on this site don't want to learn.
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7) No. I need to know whether a prussik, double granny prussik, or fireman's square knot is the best knot to anchor a 3 person belay so that I'm ready to rock the crags next month.
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8) No way; most of the assholes posting these stupid threads are from out of state and they should piss in their own well, not ours.
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9) Meh.
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10) Bill should take this thread down quickly, before we can DISCUSS!
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Get off my talus!

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There seems to be a building pattern of threads being posted having nothing to do about anything related to climbing ANY mountains, or for that matter anything even to do with mountains. I find this...intriguing and puzzling. There are so many other places to talk about the merits of one kind of education, whether Pooghkipsie is a good retirement destination or if Mormonism is a real religion or really just about collecting magic plates and sexy underwear.

DISCUSS NOW DAMMIT!
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Wow. Not a lot of great options there. Not sure where the Mormon comment comes from, but pretty random and out of left field.
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douglas wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:17 am Wow. Not a lot of great options there.
Meh would have been a good choice for you, Doc.
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Here's where the Mormon comment probably came from:

https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 04#p742104

I just come here to discuss music, I'd do it on IG or Facebook, but then a bunch of random people I haven't talked to in 20 years would think I'm a loser for posting so much.
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12ersRule wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:21 am Here's where the Mormon comment probably came from:

https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 04#p742104

I just come here to discuss music, I'd do it on IG or Facebook, but then a bunch of random people I haven't talked to in 20 years would think I'm a loser for posting so much.
Ha! - got it. I never made it that far on that thread.
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why only 1 option?--we could do ranked voting and make it really complex--i so wanted #8 too! is the title of this thread a reference to alec's antepenultimate post? asking for a friend.
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I enjoy arguing.
Make wilderness less accessible.
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highpilgrim wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 8:52 am There seems to be a building pattern of threads being posted having nothing to do about anything related to climbing ANY mountains, or for that matter anything even to do with mountains. I find this...intriguing and puzzling.
that's funny coming from the bro who doesn't always only post about the mountains. puzzling, indeed. lol
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shelly+ wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:37 am puzzling, indeed. lol
I voted for number 8. :mrgreen:
Dave B wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:33 am I enjoy arguing.
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highpilgrim wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:38 am
shelly+ wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:37 am puzzling, indeed. lol
I voted for number 8. :mrgreen:
Dave B wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:33 am I enjoy arguing.
Connect with the the Fitta. He'll hook you right up.
Dave B didn't seem to enjoy arguing we me so much. lol
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Dave B wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:33 am I enjoy arguing.
And Virtue Signaling.

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If only there were another online platform for people to discuss inane topics unrelated to mountains. If someone were to create that, I bet they could make a fortune.
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