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Sublime Climbs - A Guide to the best rock climbing venues in Victoria, Australia.By Kevin Lindorff, Josef Goding & Jarrod Hodgson. Over 700 climbs, 158 phototopos, 36 maps, and 380 pages covering the best of Mt Arapiles, Mt Buffalo and the Grampians $45.00
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Forum Help: SPAM And Offensive Posts
The forum moderator very rarely finds the need to delete posts. However if you believe a post should be removed, please email Chockstone. Posts that are not acceptable:
Reasons for objecting to SPAM on Chockstone:
Outright SPAM and/or posts containing nothing but links to retail web sites. The Chockstone forum is not a vehicle for unpaid advertising material. If you run a climbing related web site and would like to be included on the Links page, simply email Chockstone.
It is often necessary to provide a link to a commercial site, for the purposes of illustrating a point, or bringing useful information to the attention of forum members.
The line between this and SPAM is grey, but basically Chockstone reserves the right to delete posts purely looking to harness the forum for their own free marketing.
Posts containing extremely offensive language, blatant racism, sexual harassment, or out right personal attacks on other forum members are unacceptable.
On the other hand, light hearted banter, general cursing & expletives, and heated, confrontational debate is fine.
Posts containing images published without the consent of the photographer.
Posts containing images, or links to images, of a pornographic nature.
1. The thought of a
commercial party stealing profit directly from what amounts to endless hours of
work that has gone into creating and maintaining this resource, on the part of
myself, contributors of articles, interviewees, photographers, reviewers, guide
publishers and forum members, all of whom gave freely of their time. SPAMer's
are thieves in the same way that burglars are.
2. SPAM is illegal in this
country. If an Australian company sends you a SPAM email that you did not "opt
in" to receive, said company is acting illegally and can be fined millions. This
is how seriously SPAM is taken.
3. SPAM is annoying and ugly. I have pride
in Chockstone. I know it's not a master painting or something, but it's still
art to me.
4. We have one sponsor that pays the site's hosting fees. It would
be bad form to advertise competitors to this sponsor.
If any commercial
party wants a link on the links page or has an event for the "Upcoming Events"
section, that is of genuine interest to climbers, they need only ask and I am
happy to post this stuff free of charge. I'm also open to contributions from
people with a commercial interest, if said contributions contain 99% unbiased
information of interest to climbers. For example, someone was to write an
article for the Tech Tips section, and wanted to paste their company logo at the
base of it, fair enough. Let's say, someone wrote a "How Aussies can get into
Mountaineering in NZ" article, and then at end left contact details for their
expedition guiding service. I'd say, bring it on. We could use an article like
that. This kind of barter system works for me.
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