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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
Keep site but only as a back link from the blog 0
 
Keep site but all topics just reference the blog 2
7% 
Keep site but change it to a cycling forum 16
55% 
Shut down everthing but the safer cliffs forum 1
3% 
Shut down everything but the rock harware ads 2
7% 
Shut down everything but davidn's posts 4
14% 
Shut down the site completely 2
7% 
Subscribe to ambyeok.com.au instead 2
7% 

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What should we do with Chockstone?

ambyeok
16/04/2014
1:41:36 PM
Now that the rockclimbinglife blog has come along I think many of you, like me, are questioning the relevance of Chockstone. While this site has done pretty good over the years, it is no longer the foremost source of quality information and advice to climbers on the web. I know no-one likes to see Chockstone go but when something better comes along sometimes you have to just face the truth and move aside. We have to either integrate ourselves with the rockclimbinglife blog or find some other way to stay relevant. If you could please complete the poll and then me and the other site owners will make a final decision.

ps. This is a very serious discussion/decision so please no trolls.

freesolo
16/04/2014
3:39:29 PM
what blog?

plumb-bob
16/04/2014
3:59:41 PM
Yeah, what blog?

plumb-bob
16/04/2014
4:01:58 PM
Oh, that blog. It's really not that funny, and isn't this whole thing becoming one big circlejerk now?

/ thread
skegly
16/04/2014
6:58:21 PM
Chocky is a great site. Keep it.
Reluctant
16/04/2014
7:45:36 PM
Adapt and change.
Narrow down to the niche that works. As per volume of traffic. Niche works for a while but is eventually self defeating as its easily copied plus improved by others.
Or expand and improve. Consider amalgamation with VCC site or access site, etc

Miguel75
16/04/2014
8:22:33 PM
On 16/04/2014 plumb-bob wrote:
>Oh, that blog. It's really not that funny, and isn't this whole thing becoming
>one big circlejerk now?
>
>/ thread

Circlejerks aren't all bad. This one is freaking awesome;


BoulderBaby
17/04/2014
8:54:28 AM
Where is your option for keeping chocky open?
kieranl
17/04/2014
9:06:24 AM
On 17/04/2014 BoulderBaby wrote:
>Where is your option for keeping chocky open?
>
Sing along to the tune of "What shall we do with a drunken sailor?"

phillipivan
17/04/2014
10:48:40 AM
Ok, let's get specific. Since the community opinion is clear on the matter. Is it going to be a steel framed fixie forum, a lycra clad racer mate forum, or a beer and frites cyclocross forum? Perhaps it can just debate the merits of dalai's extensive collection of SRM equipped Al bikes.

These things matter people.

phillipivan
17/04/2014
11:38:36 AM
On 16/04/2014 Miguel75 wrote:

>Circlejerks aren't all bad. This one is freaking awesome;

I caught a long interview with Keith on the radio last night.

Duang Daunk
17/04/2014
11:54:03 AM
On 17/04/2014 phillipivan wrote:
>Ok, let's get specific. Since the community opinion is clear on the matter.
>Is it going to be a steel framed fixie forum, a lycra clad racer mate forum,
>or a beer and frites cyclocross forum? Perhaps it can just debate the merits
>of dalai's extensive collection of SRM equipped Al bikes.
>
>These things matter people.

Old climbers wearing bikes is just an excuse to keep their lycra fetish going.
Good to see they haven't given up outdoor pursuits with an element of danger involved, altogether though.

Eduardo Slabofvic
17/04/2014
12:07:12 PM
On 17/04/2014 phillipivan wrote:
>Ok, let's get specific. Since the community opinion is clear on the matter.
>Is it going to be a steel framed fixie forum, a lycra clad racer mate forum,
>or a beer and frites cyclocross forum? Perhaps it can just debate the merits
>of dalai's extensive collection of SRM equipped Al bikes.
>
>These things matter people.

Clearly it will need to cover all aspects of bikes, as the steel frame fixie community are clearly the equivalent of Gen Y bolters, lycra clad weirdos are still the same lycra clad weirdos that they were 30 years ago, and the cyclocross crowd are just a bunch of trolls.

We can have the kind of threads, except replace the terms "daisychain" and "bowline" with the terms "disk brakes" and "singles".

I bet kn one will notice the difference.
kieranl
17/04/2014
12:32:44 PM
On 17/04/2014 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>Clearly it will need to cover all aspects of bikes, as the steel frame
>fixie community are clearly the equivalent of Gen Y bolters, lycra clad
>weirdos are still the same lycra clad weirdos that they were 30 years ago,
>and the cyclocross crowd are just a bunch of trolls.
What's with the fixie thing? I used to ride my dad's old steel fixie to primary school back in the day (3km on dirt road to single-room school). The fixie was circa 1930s with wonky wheels and heavy-as, a danger to the rider and anyone who couldn't get out of the way..

MisterGribble
17/04/2014
1:11:52 PM
Losing Chocky would be sad, I will be missed

shortman
Online Now
17/04/2014
1:29:13 PM
On 17/04/2014 kieranl wrote:

>What's with the fixie thing? I used to ride my dad's old steel fixie to
>primary school back in the day (3km on dirt road to single-room school).
>The fixie was circa 1930s with wonky wheels and heavy-as, a danger to the
>rider and anyone who couldn't get out of the way..

Same as everything with hipsters...if they think it is cool...it becomes cool....friggen wankers...

ajfclark
17/04/2014
1:44:13 PM
On 17/04/2014 kieranl wrote:
>What's with the fixie thing? I used to ride my dad's old steel fixie to primary school back in the day (3km on dirt road to single-room school). The fixie was circa 1930s with wonky wheels and heavy-as, a danger to the rider and anyone who couldn't get out of the way..

The answer is hipsters.

Here's a musical version of that answer:

kieranl
17/04/2014
1:58:25 PM
I can only hope that my claim to long-standing membership of the fixie fraternity will cause an immediate disbanding of same.

shortman
Online Now
17/04/2014
2:02:50 PM
On 17/04/2014 kieranl wrote:
>I can only hope that my claim to long-standing membership of the fixie
>fraternity will cause an immediate disbanding of same.

On fire today Kieran!

shortman
Online Now
17/04/2014
2:08:14 PM
On 17/04/2014 ajfclark wrote:
>On 17/04/2014 kieranl wrote:
>>What's with the fixie thing? I used to ride my dad's old steel fixie
>to primary school back in the day (3km on dirt road to single-room school).
>The fixie was circa 1930s with wonky wheels and heavy-as, a danger to the
>rider and anyone who couldn't get out of the way..
>
>The answer is hipsters.
>
>Here's a musical version of that answer:
>
That is the funniest friggen thing I have seen in ages. Must watch stuff. Friggen pisser.

EDIT - I watched that 10 minutes ago and am still giggling...so much so I have to leave the office...

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