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When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby d_baker » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:25 pm

Unless I am missing something this has to be a record number of pages without an appearance by the finisher in question. :)

I saw the above quote in a 'congrats' thread for someone finishing the 14ers. So, what is the proper etiquette for the finisher to respond? Should the finisher respond at all? Should the finisher respond after seeing it, or wait?
You know, because I'm pretty sure some of the finishers spend a LOT of time on the site, so you know (or at least I think) they must see the thread that is going on in their honor.

I'm not trying to stir up anything. But this is something that I recently had thought about for some reason, and the above quote made me decide to ask.
And, I might have a slight buzz...

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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby Brian Thomas » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:30 pm

Only if they feel they have topped the pyramid of Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs, "Self-Actualization".

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs

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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby 12ersRule » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:42 pm

The finisher must stoke the fire when the flame is starting to ebb (aka "the 14th minute") when the posts start trickling in at a slower rate.

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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:46 pm

12ersRule wrote:The finisher must stoke the fire when the flame is starting to ebb (aka "the 14th minute") when the posts start trickling in at a slower rate.

14th minute - in reference to the 15 minutes of fame? LMFAO! :lol:
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby jam6880 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:03 pm

I finished all the 14ers a couple of years and I did not even have a thread to tell everybody that I finished. Respond to that one d_baker? I should of have started my own thread or payed some one to do it for me? Questions????

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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby d_baker » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:12 pm

jam6880 wrote:I finished all the 14ers a couple of years and I did not even have a thread to tell everybody that I finished. Respond to that one d_baker? I should of have started my own thread or payed some one to do it for me? Questions????

Want me to start one for you?! It won't cost you anything! It's not too late....

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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby wildlobo71 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:14 pm

d_baker wrote:
jam6880 wrote:I finished all the 14ers a couple of years and I did not even have a thread to tell everybody that I finished. Respond to that one d_baker? I should of have started my own thread or payed some one to do it for me? Questions????

Want me to start one for you?! It won't cost you anything! It's not too late....



Actually, it is too late...

http://www.14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41155
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby Fisching » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:35 pm

Brian Thomas wrote:Only if they feel they have topped the pyramid of Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs, "Self-Actualization".

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs



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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby d_baker » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:39 pm

Fisching.
That is not nice.
You know Brian is just a to be/not to be (that is the question) finisher. He just needs to sort it out. But maybe it's that pyramid thing that he's up against. Dude, I looked at the list. B-Thom can crush it. I know he can.

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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby Fisching » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:45 pm

d_baker wrote:Fisching.
That is not nice.
You know Brian is just a to be/not to be (that is the question) finisher. He just needs to sort it out. But maybe it's that pyramid thing that he's up against. Dude, I looked at the list. B-Thom can crush it. I know he can.


Ha. Way to send my crashing out of Maslow's 4th level of the hierarchy, Esteem.

Also, the musings of a slightly buzzed D_Baker need to make posts more often.
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby d_baker » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:49 pm

Fisching wrote:the musings of a slightly buzzed D_Baker need to make posts more often.

You spelled my name wrong. It's a lower case d. Get it right.
And what are you saying, that I'm normally a bore?! I'm a swamp dude, biotch.

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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby ThuChad » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:53 pm

Maybe there should be an automatic post in a "finisher forum" that is triggered when you check off all the boxes on your peak list. Of course there would have to be checks and balances to keep out the 14er fakers.
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