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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby MountainHiker » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:32 pm

Short trip reports are a tough one. There have been times I had current information to relate I went with a forum post. Some of those cases maybe could have been trip reports.
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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby greenwok » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:51 pm

Perhaps combining all of the Threads pertaining to "Dogs on 14ers" into one would be a start :lol:
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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby conservationist » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:43 pm

Recent registration dates may be a better predictor of posting redundant topics than low post totals. Some of us are just quiet. :)
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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby doggler » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:09 pm

IMO 15 posts may be a bit on the high side. I think by the time someone has started 2-3 threads about dogs on 14ers, easy hikes to do near Denver, is there snow on Quandary in September, etc, they've "learned" from the mean old crotchety types who shame them.

I'd err on the side of staying "nice". I think many here have patience for those who are just starting.

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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby Carl » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:18 pm

doggler wrote:IMO 15 posts may be a bit on the high side. I think by the time someone has started 2-3 threads about dogs on 14ers, easy hikes to do near Denver, is there snow on Quandary in September, etc, they've "learned" from the mean old crotchety types who shame them.


Hardly a shaming, and im not that old, but thanks. I like Bill's proactive approach better though.

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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby doggler » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:34 pm

Wesley wrote:
doggler wrote:IMO 15 posts may be a bit on the high side. I think by the time someone has started 2-3 threads about dogs on 14ers, easy hikes to do near Denver, is there snow on Quandary in September, etc, they've "learned" from the mean old crotchety types who shame them.


Hardly a shaming, and im not that old, but thanks. I like Bill's proactive approach better though.


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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby tmathews » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:37 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:Maybe some keywords in the 14ers.com base TR would help.


Maybe you should have more "required" fields when creating a new TR? For example: Have an additional dropdown menu for the route based on the main 14er selected and/or the trailhead used. This would certainly help to filter routes when searching through TR's.

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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby MUni Rider » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:35 pm

doggler wrote:IMO 15 posts may be a bit on the high side. I think by the time someone has started 2-3 threads about dogs on 14ers, easy hikes to do near Denver, is there snow on Quandary in September, etc, they've "learned" from the mean old crotchety types who shame them.

I'd err on the side of staying "nice". I think many here have patience for those who are just starting.



You forgot one: "Can my 2wd car make it to the Grays/Torreys Trailhead?"
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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby Doctor No » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:22 pm

What if we had a mountain-specific FAQ for each peak? I imagine that most newbies head to the routes before going to the forum, anyhow (I did that for a bit when I first came here).

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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby EmmaM » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:29 pm

d_baker wrote:
Bill, maybe a notice on TR's that are a paragraph long? Or set a minimum word requirement?


doggler wrote:IMO 15 posts may be a bit on the high side. I think by the time someone has started 2-3 threads about dogs on 14ers, easy hikes to do near Denver, is there snow on Quandary in September, etc, they've "learned" from the mean old crotchety types who shame them.

I'd err on the side of staying "nice". I think many here have patience for those who are just starting.



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Re: Redundant Posts - partial remedy

Postby wasclywabbit » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:15 pm

MUni Rider wrote:
doggler wrote:IMO 15 posts may be a bit on the high side. I think by the time someone has started 2-3 threads about dogs on 14ers, easy hikes to do near Denver, is there snow on Quandary in September, etc, they've "learned" from the mean old crotchety types who shame them.

I'd err on the side of staying "nice". I think many here have patience for those who are just starting.



You forgot one: "Can my 2wd car make it to the Grays/Torreys Trailhead?"


Except that it will be titled "Can my 2WD make it to the greys and torres trailhead. :lol:
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