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jt512


Aug 19, 2010, 6:45 AM

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Re: [Bolter] A kind farewell to adatesman
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Bolter wrote:
To follow up.

RC.com is just a cesspool. To bad that such an internet address has been fouled. Daniel Du Toit will continue to drive this site into the ground.

Daniel may have over-commercialized the site, but he did not drive it into the ground. The users themselves are responsible for that. In another current thread, blueyedclimber complains about the signal-to-noise ratio on the site. But the fact is that the majority of the site's users don't want signal; they want noise. They live for it. It's why they come here.

If a user posts a question about whether his first pair of climbing shoes are too tight, it doesn't matter that it's the third time that the question has been asked that week. Simply ask the user to look at current threads, never mind actually do a search, and you are attacked left and right, while a plethora of users are all too willing to rehash the question yet again.

This site is all about the noise. Sure, there are steps that management could take to reduce the noise, but you really can't blame Daniel for not taking them. He's just providing a forum for what the majority of people want: blather.

Jay


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