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Whats happened to chocky?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
11/11/2005
12:16:34 PM
On 9/11/2005 shaggy wrote:
>We all know that things change over time, but something has definately
>happened here.
Has it? Have been away for a while. Took the long motorcycle ride with the dog as per Hex suggested therapy ... & return to find people feeling flat?
Need to read the zillion posts to suss this further ...

>This used to be a place were there was always something
>interesting to read, with quite a light harted tilt to it all.
>There are a lot of people who used to be very active, who we don't see
>anymore. Why is this?
For me it was getting another motorcycle ...

>Is it because there doesn't seem to be interesting topics or discussions?
>
>Maybe Mod has been to heavy handed?
>Has a whole bunch of people retired from the sport or moved or died or
>something?
>Maybe people have been scared off by rude or over opinionated people who
>know nothing?
>
>Hmm, these are all just questions? Who Knows? Not I, but I know that this
>place hasn't been as fun as it used to....

Sounds to me like you need to get on another climb shaggy!

As a bit of side news I found myself a classic looking, never been done before, gd 19 - 21 crack to onsight. Returned with climbau and after a bit of trouble re-finding it, ... this time approached from another direction and decided its probably only a gd 16 or 17.

Attempted the onsight and got 3/4 up it only to fall off. Pulled my ropes, recovered my gear and will return on a later day to finish it.
Decided I was way unfit (as per usual) but it was still the adventure I intended, even if the grade is modest.

Its unusual how appearances can be deceptive when sussing a climb from below. Not only was the angle not as steep as 1st thought, but the pro was also more sketchy than what appeared to be the case from its base ...
... It was good to be on (granite) rock again though.

As a longer term Chockstone addict, I certainly appreciate it when new posters do their homework with the search function 1st.
Some have indicated the new posters have new ideas, and that to rehash old topics allows for those ideas to come forth ...
Fair enough to an extent, but I would counter with the opposite side of the coin and suggest that some posters require a lot of coaxing by others to draw out their thoughts.

I have found it a balancing act (which I don't always get right), between posting worthwhile stuff and irrelevant stuff. Lately I have thought that the 'stay quiet for a while*' option would allow others to become more involved but it seems this may not be the case?
(*... I doubt I'd be missed badly if I never posted again)!

billk
11/11/2005
1:43:12 PM
On 11/11/2005 M9iswhereitsat wrote:
>On 9/11/2005 shaggy wrote:
>>We all know that things change over time, but something has definately
>>happened here.

Since Shaggy put that post up, I think there have been the most interesting and funniest discussions in the year odd I have been on Chockstone.
Grahnen
11/11/2005
4:16:04 PM
There's a layback on Golgotha? Must be a figment of your imagination, mate: just shove all available body parts in there and, as long as you don't get too slick from the bleeding or too sweaty from the thrutching, you couldn't fall out of it if you tried! Of course, you can't really move more than a few centimeters a minute either, but who said offwidths are easy?
Dave C
12/11/2005
12:40:17 AM
Oddly enough, I've just been reading a thread asking the very same question on the UKC forum. Thought I'd copy over another little missive from UKCs resident poet/songsmith (to the tune of Del Amitri's 'Nothing Ever Happens');

Outdoor shop staff put up signs saying “We’re closed.”
And secretaries turn off computers and put on their coats
Newbies post idiot queries
For experienced posters to flame
And kitmonsters ask “So what do you think?”
While the moderator kills off the flamewar

And they'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow

Gentlemen time please, you know we can't serve anymore
Now down the pub slows to a stop, when there's no-one to post
And by one o'clock everything's dead
And every third post is a troll
And ignorant people sleep in their beds
Dreaming nothing that makes sense at all

Nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all
Start a new thread at the top of the page
And then post the same crap as before
And we'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow

Telephone exchanges click while there's nobody there
The Martians could lead E11 and no one would care
And the fourteen-inch screen on top of your desk
Shows the same movie every day
And the stars of these threads neither die nor get killed
Just survive constant action replay

Nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all
Start a new thread at the top of the page
And then post the same crap as before
And we'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow

Banner ads advertise products that nobody needs
While anonymous posters decide to complain that
“There’s nothing new on RT”
But enliven the forums? Creative threads?
Sadly they’ll have to decline -
For original thought is far too hard
And it’s easier to sit there and whine.

Nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all
Start a new thread at the top of the page
And then post the same crap as before
Nothing ever happens, nothing happens at all
They could crash out the server at six o'clock
And we'd all go along like before
And we'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow

With apologies to Del Amitri.
ghost
12/06/2007
12:02:31 PM
On 9/11/2005 nmonteith wrote:
>[i'm talking to you 14 lurkers currently online reading this! - post something
>interesting and entertain the
>australian climbing community!]

YYYYYEEEEAAAAHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ghost
12/06/2007
12:16:10 PM
On 9/11/2005 shaggy wrote:
>We all know that things change over time, but something has definately
>happened here. This used to be a place were there was always something
>interesting to read, with quite a light harted tilt to it all.
>There are a lot of people who used to be very active, who we don't see
>anymore. Why is this?
>Is it because there doesn't seem to be interesting topics or discussions?
>
>Maybe Mod has been to heavy handed?
>Has a whole bunch of people retired from the sport or moved or died or...


Rrrrrrrr Iiiiiii Ppppppp ,,,,, Sssssshhhhaaaagggggyyyyyy
Onsight
12/06/2007
12:16:34 PM
On 10/11/2005 Romfrantic wrote:
>On 10/11/2005 shaggy wrote:
>>Now, putting aside this thread hijack, I haven't seen chocky this active
>>in ages!
>>I didn't realise I was opening a can of worms!
>
>Yeah, but notice how hexy has gone all quiet now? ...he's prolly lurking...

ghost
12/06/2007
12:18:27 PM
On 12/06/2007 ghost wrote:
>On 9/11/2005 shaggy wrote:
>>We all know that things change over time, but something has definately
>>happened here. This used to be a place were there was always something
>>interesting to read, with quite a light harted tilt to it all.
>>There are a lot of people who used to be very active, who we don't see
>>anymore. Why is this?
>>Is it because there doesn't seem to be interesting topics or discussions?
>>
>>Maybe Mod has been to heavy handed?
>>Has a whole bunch of people retired from the sport or moved or died or...
>
>
> Rrrrrrrr Iiiiiii Ppppppp ,,,,, Sssssshhhhaaaagggggyyyyyy



Bbbbbeeeeee Qqqqqqquuuuiiiieeeettttt ,,,, Sssssssssiiiiimmmmoooonnnnnnn.....................

billk
12/06/2007
1:28:53 PM
I didn't know Shaggy but lots of people on this forum did. I expect many of them are very unimpressed so could you please confine your tedious running joke to other threads.
ghost
12/06/2007
2:20:49 PM
WWWWWHHHHHAAAATTTT JJJJJJJJJOOOOOOOKKKEEEEE ,,,,, UUUUUUUU IIIINNNSSOOOOLLEEEENNNTTTT TTTTT######SSSSSSAAAAAA !!!!????!!!!!
Josie
13/06/2007
8:55:18 PM
Thanks Billk. I was close to Shaggy and find Ghosts comments inappropriate and unnecessary. Can't really see what Ghost has to contribute to this topic, or to any other topics on this forum for that matter.

M10iswhereitsat.
15/06/2007
8:06:49 PM
I bumped into Shaggs a few times @ Araps.

I'm pretty sure all this would fit with in the realms of his SOH ... maybe the gggghhhhooosssttt just misses having such a free spirit on the forum .

IdratherbeclimbingM9
16/10/2008
1:35:14 PM
For the cyber-record and to inform new Chockstoners (re some posts above), user ID's 'ghost' and 'M10iswhereitsat' are the same person, and due to various reasons both those user accounts have been 'disbaled' (sic), by the Moderators.
... enough with the history lesson.

On 9/11/2005 (our sadly departed comrade) shaggy wrote:
>We all know that things change over time, but something has definately
>happened here. This used to be a place were there was always something
>interesting to read, with quite a light harted tilt to it all.
>There are a lot of people who used to be very active, who we don't see
>anymore. Why is this?
>Is it because there doesn't seem to be interesting topics or discussions?
>
>Maybe Mod has been to heavy handed?
>Has a whole bunch of people retired from the sport or moved or died or
>something?
>Maybe people have been scared off by rude or over opinionated people who
>know nothing?
>
>Hmm, these are all just questions? Who Knows? Not I, but I know that this
>place hasn't been as fun as it used to....

Hmm.
It could be happening again?
As a long time frequenter of this site I have noticed cycles of this sort of thing happen from time to time on Chocky.
Usually the angst/aggro tends to exhibit towards the end of winter when people have probably been couped up inside for too long, instead of getting out and climbing.

The cycle this time appears to me to be a little different, because we are well and truly into spring like weather (even summer like on some days), and many of us are enjoying climbing again after seasonal, injury, work, family commitments, etc downtime.

Some baiting is endemic, and large grains of salt are often required with the readings ...
but that is OK, as we get used to it somewhat, and know what to expect from certain user id's.

Maybe it would not hurt to pause for a moment and consider our post 'flavour' before hitting the 'OK send' buttton.

I wonder if we are still 'being watched' as per a thread title a little while back?

I wonder how long it takes till the negs get onto this posting?
Heh, heh, heh.
:)





bluey
16/10/2008
3:39:17 PM
i've been a bit bored of chocky for a while....doesn't seem like many of the threads pique my interest anymore....but i figured maybe it's just me going through a lull. i'd like to see a bit more turnover in pic of the week which would make me feel like i was seeing a whole new chocky each time it changes!

and before you all get stuck into me, i ain't no photographer, and yes i do expect everyone else to provide pic of the week for me.

Sabu
16/10/2008
4:04:41 PM
I find its a cyclical process, you go through a quiet patch then it picks up with
interesting topics (for oneself).

cruze
16/10/2008
4:19:29 PM
Two nights ago I went climbing for the first time in about 5 months as part of a return to climbing this weekend at Araps. Just a weekend taking on the easy classics.

Maybe I can get a story from that? Or at least an opinion to throw around.

Anyone else climbing this weekend? Tell us your plans. Surely some Uni students have been making good of the Winter season coming into Spring? Write something inspiring... Tell us about your goals and how they ended up?
Wendy
16/10/2008
6:13:01 PM
I suspect that how many people currently have office jobs or are studying or otherwise stuck in front of a computer procrastinating has a lot to do Chockstone ebbs and flows. I barely said boo in the 2 years between my last office job and getting back into study ... does anyone have any opinions on Ionesco's The Bald Soprano? French absurdist theatre in general? Then I can combine my procrastinating with some useful work!

Chuck Norris
16/10/2008
7:41:25 PM
Lets face it. Climbing is boring. There's a bit of "left right left right" maybe a bit of "side pull,
undercling". Occasionally there is a "he/she got splat" or "he/she nearly got splat" to keep things
ticking over.

Other than that there is the bolt v not bolt. Seppos v Mexicans....And then there is...hmmmm....Wind
up someone you don't know?

And then there is hmmmm....hmmmm....chalk? or maybe "the pros and cons of bouldering mats" or
hmmm....hmmmm...."tips on how to get your daily iron intake by licking the bins at arapiles"

After that I'm stumped.

Now that I think of it - I'm going to take up D&D to get the excitement back in my life.

wallwombat
16/10/2008
7:49:35 PM
On 16/10/2008 stugang wrote:

>Now that I think of it - I'm going to take up D&D to get the excitement
>back in my life.

I have a 27th level Illusionist that would kick your arse, Stugang the Flatulent!

Chuck Norris
16/10/2008
8:04:19 PM
On 16/10/2008 wallwombat wrote:

>I have a 27th level Illusionist that would kick your arse, Stugang the
>Flatulent!

When you finally (if ever!) reach the 28th level, you will realise the AWESOME power of flatulence in the
face of a mere wombat.

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