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First in best dressed? 10-Apr-2013 At 11:13:51 AM BlankSlab
On 10/04/2013 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 10/04/2013 Snacks wrote:
>>On 10/04/2013 Batey wrote:
>>>I would have a bet that 90% of the climbing community dont visit this
>>>forum and partake in the discussions.
>>I'd bet it's closer to 99%
>I am not going to try and quantify whatever%, but can contribute a couple
>of observations I have noted over my involvement of the life of Chockstone.
>Regardless of the issues that Chockstone reflects from time to time, the
>readership is actually much larger than the postings to it.
>This is direct from non-login hits, and also indirect by the word of mouth
>generated amongst those who do read Chocky.
>Additionally just because many registered User-ID's don't post, doesn't
>mean they are not influenced by what they read here.
>Personally, when I read a contribution from a 'seldom-posts' identity,
>I take a greater interest in what they are saying, because if an issue
>gets to them enough to want to post about it, then that means it is important
>to them at least, and by default perhaps more greatly represents the 'silent
>majority'. The vocal regulars by comparison, are pretty well known for
>their views and flavour so sometimes miss out on the impact that they could
That is certainly a good point an i must admit i tend to take interest in those seldom posts and totally agree with the readership of chocky as you view it. Probably a lot more in line with reality then my opinion and i guess i just took the % figure as a way to express that there is something missing.

>Regarding media; I have noticed Rock Mag picks up on things from time
>to time on this site and rehashes them down the line, which further gets
>the issues 'out there'.
Things do filter through eventually but not in the way they would have in the past but thats a different issue with the new direction of Rock Mag thats been discussed in other topics.

anyway oppologies to the OP for going slightly off topic. Maybe we should have this discussion in a seporate topic.

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