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Postby CODave » Thu May 17, 2007 1:16 pm

Last week while thinking about ways to remember David and never forget him I thought of TalusMonkey.com. I was sure it was already leased, but when I found out that it wasn't, I grabbed it right away.

Over the last few months David and I had discussions about building him (or he building one) a website with pictures, etc. and me hosting it for him. I can't think of a much better way to allow David's life and spirit to live on than creating this website for him, in his memory.

Rather than me simply create a website all by myself, I would rather do this as sort of a community effort. Please email me your ideas, thoughts, comments, etc. to WebmasterTM@talusmonkey.com.

Thank you for your time.

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Postby Rockymtnhigh69 » Thu May 17, 2007 1:25 pm

CO Dave..

Awesome idea! :D
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Postby krz2fer » Thu May 17, 2007 2:09 pm

Great stuff. I'm a designer so if you need help give give a shout!
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Postby USAKeller » Thu May 17, 2007 2:30 pm

You know, I've been thinking a lot too...and I definitely have come to the conclusion that he would want to be remembered way more by something like this than have a peak named after him. Great idea, Dave. And you know that I'll contribute everything I can to do this.
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Postby Aspen Summit » Thu May 17, 2007 2:41 pm

CODave,

Great idea. Believe it or not, I still use David's trip reports...so perhaps an archived section on those reports?

I don't mind having (and paying for an email address): knight.sor@talusmonkey.com -- it'll be like I'm over the house drinking :lol:

Good 'ole TM, I'm going to punch him for making me cry! :cry:

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Postby BillMiddlebrook » Thu May 17, 2007 4:11 pm

Dave,

As I mentioned at the memorial, let me know what you'd like from me for information on the new site. I assume you would want to link to his 14ers.com TR's, but that's easy. Feel free to take copies of those videos - let me now if you want larger version in MPEG or other format. I have the original videos on my DVR.

Once you get things up on the site, I can just change the memorial link on the 14ers.com home page to point to TalusMonkey.com. I think it's a great idea for David to have his own site.

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Postby Aubrey » Thu May 17, 2007 9:49 pm

Great idea, Dave.

Coupla' suggestions here, which may have already been thought/said:

- Would it be possible to archive some of the threads from 14ers.com on that site? There's been a lot of great stuff said. Some people (especially David's extended family/friends, for example) may not have had a chance to read through it all. Having it stored somewhere would give them time to read it all. [Or at least links to 14ers.com, if it's stored here. Just as long as it's stored somewhere. :wink: ]

- Is there any way that you could keep track of all the state highpoints done in his honor? Seems that a lot have been done already. Maybe you could even archive his TRs and threads on state high points, as well.

http://www.14ers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=5923

- A log / guest book might be cool. Something easy-to-use for the non-Internet-savvy folk.

Postby CODave » Fri May 18, 2007 12:30 pm

Great ideas... keep them coming.

Aubrey wrote:- Would it be possible to archive some of the threads from 14ers.com on that site? There's been a lot of great stuff said. Some people (especially David's extended family/friends, for example) may not have had a chance to read through it all. Having it stored somewhere would give them time to read it all. [Or at least links to 14ers.com, if it's stored here. Just as long as it's stored somewhere.

- A log / guest book might be cool. Something easy-to-use for the non-Internet-savvy folk.


Are you talking about any thread David participated in or just those he started?

I've added a guestbook.

Keep in mind, the look and feel of the website is very plain... this is only temporary and will change to look better sometime in the near future.

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Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri May 18, 2007 12:43 pm

Dave,

I tried to sign the guestbook and it bombed out after I hit submit. Looks like it created an empty record though.

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Postby Matt » Fri May 18, 2007 12:46 pm

Me, too. HTTP 500 - Internal server error
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Postby CorduroyCalves » Fri May 18, 2007 2:46 pm

USAKeller wrote:You know, I've been thinking a lot too...and I definitely have come to the conclusion that he would want to be remembered way more by something like this than have a peak named after him. Great idea, Dave. And you know that I'll contribute everything I can to do this.


I thought calling one of the several unnamed peaks in CO Mt. Worthington would be a great way to immortalize him, but you know what he'd like better than I would.
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Postby MtHurd » Fri May 18, 2007 4:55 pm

Don't know if you can get any ideas from this site, but here is another climber's memorial site.

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