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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by OldTrad » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:57 pm

I still have some stuff from him in my InBox:
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by cedica » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:59 pm

^^^ Yes I know that account exists. Or am I missing your point, sir? Why would that be TG?
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by HikesInGeologicTime » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:00 pm

I’ve participated in online spaces before where amateur internet diagnoses weren’t allowed. That’s not a rule here, but it seems like a good policy to follow just the same.

At any rate, TG is a real person, and I do consider him a friend, idiosyncrasies and all.
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by OldTrad » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:06 pm

cedica wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:59 pm
^^^ Yes I know that account exists. Or am I missing your point, sir? Why would that be TG?
Take a look at my post from early this AM. I’m not the only one who independently came to that conclusion either.
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by cedica » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:15 pm

HikesInGeologicTime wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:00 pm
I’ve participated in online spaces before where amateur internet diagnoses weren’t allowed. That’s not a rule here, but it seems like a good policy to follow just the same.
Totally.
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OldTrad wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Take a look at my post from early this AM. I’m not the only one who independently came to that conclusion either.
I've seen your post this morning, but I still disagree.
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by OldTrad » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:40 pm

cedica wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:15 pm
I've seen your post this morning, but I still disagree.
Fair enough.
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by SurfNTurf » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:42 pm

TallGrass is a good dude. I've enjoyed the 2-3 times we've interacted in person, even as recently as this past May when we rubbed shoulders on Ice Mountain. He's full of passion and energy and doesn't seem to have an "off" switch, which understandably can rub some people the wrong way, especially on an anonymous internet forum. But he's a real person, who's probably reading this thread. Some of y'all ought to think about that a little deeper.

I do think PlayGneiss is him, though. The writing style, opinions, and never-ending debates match perfectly. Earlier in the pandemic I had to decide between disengaging or writing a master's thesis to respond to his last PM. I asked him about it on Ice, and he played coy, so I guess take my speculation for what it is.

Hope you meet you on a mountain again soon, TG.
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by sigepnader » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:47 pm

“TallGrass is a good dude. I've enjoyed the 2-3 times we've interacted in person, even as recently as this past May when we rubbed shoulders on Ice Mountain. He's full of passion and energy and doesn't seem to have an "off" switch, which understandably can rub some people the wrong way, especially on an anonymous internet forum. But he's a real person, who's probably reading this thread. Some of y'all ought to think about that a little deeper.”

Nicely said.

Some of y’all need to look in a mirror and take a good, hard look at yourselves.
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by rijaca » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:03 pm

You lose some of your anonymity when post on bulletin board with a very limited subject. This especially true when you post TRs. The 'active' climbing community is relatively small, and the longer you're involved the greater the chances you'll run into others from here.

I don't doubt that TG may be a different person from his online presence. But I haven't met him, so my opinion of him hasn't changed.
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by spoony » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:24 pm

Cannot say whether PlayGneiss is or is not Tall Grass, but I can confirm that PlayGneiss loves to debate in the PMs.

Despite being completely, 100% dead-ass wrong about the topic, I will say that he/she was courteous (and persistent) even when I was snarky and curt.
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Post by shelly+ » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:46 pm

spoony wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:24 pm
Cannot say whether PlayGneiss is or is not Tall Grass, but I can confirm that PlayGneiss loves to debate in the PMs.

Despite being completely, 100% dead-ass wrong about the topic, I will say that he/she was courteous (and persistent) even when I was snarky and curt.
i received a PM from PlayGneiss once. my reply elicited no further response or persistence. it appears to be my special talent.
left to my own devices.
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Re: He's Ba-ack!

Post by HikesInGeologicTime » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:58 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:42 pm
He's full of passion and energy and doesn't seem to have an "off" switch, which understandably can rub some people the wrong way, especially on an anonymous internet forum.
It evidently does not come across as well online as it does IRL, but that doggedness is (I think) great to have in a hiking partner - if you're committed to the summit, then barring any vicious acts of nature (the whiteout he and I ran into on Yale last December comes to mind), he'll get you up to it. It also makes him the person you want around if conditions start unraveling; he'll keep pushing until he's figured out how to get them re-raveled.
SurfNTurf wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:42 pm
But he's a real person, who's probably reading this thread. Some of y'all ought to think about that a little deeper.
He is (or at least was) reading this thread, and well stated.
"I'm not selling drugs, dude. Drugs sell themselves. I'm selling stoke!"
- Guy at the table next to mine at Alta's Slopeside Cafe, in what I can't help but selfishly hope were (will be?) his verbatim words to the arresting officer(s)
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