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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby djkest » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:26 am

Oman wrote:Finisher threads are fun, especially for people who have been on the board for a long time. Vicki has hiked with a lot of people here, including me, and she is the opposite of a glory hound. Why not celebrate somebody who is fun and who could kick the ass of pretty much everyone on this board?

Made me wonder: Who's the longest-termer on 14ers.com who hasn't finished? Will we set off fireworks for Jim Davies?


I'm not sure if Jim Davies intends to "finish". But on an unrelated note, I've met Mr. Davies. Whoo hoo!
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby wildlobo71 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:28 am

Oman wrote:Finisher threads are fun, especially for people who have been on the board for a long time. Vicki has hiked with a lot of people here, including me, and she is the opposite of a glory hound. Why not celebrate somebody who is fun and who could kick the ass of pretty much everyone on this board?

Made me wonder: Who's the longest-termer on 14ers.com who hasn't finished? Will we set off fireworks for Jim Davies?


Jim has it in his mind that he's finished, though... I thought. He was content with ABC (Capitol, not Culebra.)

If not, Jim? I'm hitting Capitol on September 14-15!! \:D/
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby benners » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:47 am

Haha, you all assume way too much :wink:. I don't think anyone here is trying to "come up with a set of unwritten rules", and I'm not positive that I'm a "Gore enthusiast" either (though I wouldn't view that to be an offensive label!). I'm sure the OP did not intend to create more "rules and expectations" by posting this, but rather simply wanted to bring up a topic for discussion because he was bored (and slightly buzzed). Nothing wrong with discussing why/how we do what we do. Along the same vein, I thought I'd ask what people get out of finisher threads as I personally have never really understood them and they weren't always a "thing" on this website. Not sure why that's viewed as such a dramatic question. I've already gotten a few good responses, along with a few defensive ones...
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby djkest » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:53 am

mtgirl wrote:After one was started and many people whom I respect took the time to comment, isn't it only natural and common courtesy to respond ? I seriously hate all the drama and forum "rules and expectations". There are bigger things in life to get our panties all wadded up over.


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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby bergsteigen » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:58 am

SchralpTheGnar wrote:Should I respond in threads about finisher threads?


Should I respond in a thread about finisher threads, about starting a finisher thread?

Relax people! Sheesh :P
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby MUni Rider » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:02 am

Can't we just go back to talking about dogs, guns, politics and religion like the good old days? All this talk about people climbing 58 14ers doesn't belong on this website. oh, wait.....
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby Mark A Steiner » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:41 pm

Well, last I looked, most threads posted relate to those who have not finished all the 14ers - but good information was provided, anyway.
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby Fisching » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:59 pm

benners wrote:Along the same vein, I thought I'd ask what people get out of finisher threads as I personally have never really understood them and they weren't always a "thing" on this website.


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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby 12ersRule » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:06 pm

Fisching wrote:Virtual BJ's


You got 2 in one week.

viewtopic.php?t=37771&p=454833

viewtopic.php?t=37603&p=452377

Of course, you had to share one of 'em with Surf.

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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby Fisching » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:08 pm

12ersRule wrote:
Fisching wrote:Virtual BJ's


You got 2 in one week.

viewtopic.php?t=37771&p=454833

viewtopic.php?t=37603&p=452377

Of course, you had to share one of 'em with Surf.


EDIT: This is a better response. I really only wanted the the part starting at 1:13, but the entire scene is worth it.
Peter Aitchison on the risks of rock climbing and mountaineering: "That's life, isn't it? We think the challenge and satisfaction you get from doing this is worth the risks."

"Respect the mountain. Train hard. Hope you can sneak up when it isn't looking."

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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby rijaca » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:46 pm

When can you start a 'finisher' thread? I just got a text that an esteemed member has just reached the summit of #58. \:D/
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Re: When should a 'finisher' respond?

Postby highpilgrim » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:49 pm

rijaca wrote:When can you start a 'finisher' thread? I just got a text that an esteemed member has just reached the summit of #58. \:D/


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