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nnowinowski


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What do you all think are the best and worst climbing company and community websites?


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for best I like supertopo and summit post.
for most entertaining I like rc.com.
tradgirl is good for basic info, but the format and web design really sucks.
I don't like 8a.nu, but then again I usually don't keep a climbing log of any kind.
I can't really think of any horribly rotten climbing sites, maybe that one that was something like 'ask guys', but that wasn't a climbing site, just had horrible misinformation about climbing.
There have been some pretty amusing, and horribly uninformative/misinformative blogs linked on this site.


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Sorry, but RC.com has to be the worst

how many "I climbed my first 5.8" or "why does everybody hate gym climbers?" threads can you read before you realize this site blows??


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rockclimbing.com is one of the worst. Too many inexperienced know it all types spouting off advice when they shouldn't be. Too many gymbies.

There are a few experienced folk that have good advice, but the threads are so cluttered with bullshit that it's hard for the person asking the question to filter out all the noise.

So...what kind of shoes are the best? Crazy


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I forgot the name of the website but it was essentially a new company looking to sponsor climbers. I think the motto was "NEVER LET UP."

They spammed around here for awhile until leaving.

..I think rc.com has a good community of posters that compensate for all the redundant common threads.


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There are other rock climbing sites?


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The posters make the site. If you think it sucks it's only because you must suckBlush Don't like it? Don't come back!
I could name a site that I prefer not to go to but I really can't call it a bad site. IMHO RC.com is informative as well as entertaining. Sometimes I need both in my day without having to travel throughout the web.Wink


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time2clmb wrote:
rockclimbing.com is one of the worst. Too many inexperienced know it all types spouting off advice when they shouldn't be. Too many gymbies.

There are a few experienced folk that have good advice, but the threads are so cluttered with bullshit that it's hard for the person asking the question to filter out all the noise.

So...what kind of shoes are the best? Crazy

but yet, you all come backWink


blueeyedclimber


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time2clmb wrote:
rockclimbing.com is one of the worst. Too many inexperienced know it all types spouting off advice when they shouldn't be. Too many gymbies.
Crazy

That's ridiculous! Rc has it's issues, but it's probably the most heavily used site out there. Some sites have a better design, some have a better data base, but I have been on some that I can hear my echo in. THey are just not used enough to get enough discussion on something. I agree, if you can't filter through the noise, then you will not get much out of rc.com, but if you can and you know who to listen to, then there is some pretty good info here. It just takes a little while to figure out who's who.

Josh


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The good thing about hearing many points of view on this site (admittedly not all valid) is that you are keenly made aware that there is generally no one best way to do something. That for any given situation there may be multiple ways to solve the problem, each valid from a different point of view.

Again, one does learn which folks tend to post better ways of doing things, but even there there can be valid disagreement as to the best.


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blueeyedclimber wrote:
time2clmb wrote:
rockclimbing.com is one of the worst. Too many inexperienced know it all types spouting off advice when they shouldn't be. Too many gymbies.
Crazy

That's ridiculous! Rc has it's issues, but it's probably the most heavily used site out there. Some sites have a better design, some have a better data base, but I have been on some that I can hear my echo in. THey are just not used enough to get enough discussion on something. I agree, if you can't filter through the noise, then you will not get much out of rc.com, but if you can and you know who to listen to, then there is some pretty good info here. It just takes a little while to figure out who's who.

Josh
Dude, the SNR is outrageous in most threads. This site gets called RC.noob for a pretty good reason.

But it's a fun site, a good networking tool, and there is some good information if you know who to listen to or to ask.


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granite_grrl wrote:
blueeyedclimber wrote:
time2clmb wrote:
rockclimbing.com is one of the worst. Too many inexperienced know it all types spouting off advice when they shouldn't be. Too many gymbies.
Crazy

That's ridiculous! Rc has it's issues, but it's probably the most heavily used site out there. Some sites have a better design, some have a better data base, but I have been on some that I can hear my echo in. THey are just not used enough to get enough discussion on something. I agree, if you can't filter through the noise, then you will not get much out of rc.com, but if you can and you know who to listen to, then there is some pretty good info here. It just takes a little while to figure out who's who.

Josh
Dude, the SNR is outrageous in most threads. This site gets called RC.noob for a pretty good reason.

But it's a fun site, a good networking tool, and there is some good information if you know who to listen to or to ask.

That's exactly what I just said. Thanks for agreeing with me. Cool


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MikeSaint wrote:
...I think rc.com has a good community of posters poseurs that compensate for all the redundant common threads.

fixed it for ya


robbovius


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giza wrote:
Sorry, but RC.com has to be the worst

how many "I climbed my first 5.8" or "why does everybody hate gym climbers?" threads can you read before you realize this site blows??

ahh, clean the fuckin' sand out of your vag, will ya? No other site has the Trango Home-Made Cam Challenge, and The Needless Destruction Theatre. Those in and of ithemsleves makes this the coolest of ALL climbing sites.


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its kinda the tao of RC.com


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c4c wrote:
its kinda the tao of RC.com

...or the taint.


seatbeltpants


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MikeSaint wrote:
I forgot the name of the website but it was essentially a new company looking to sponsor climbers. I think the motto was "NEVER LET UP."

They spammed around here for awhile until leaving.

..I think rc.com has a good community of posters that compensate for all the redundant common threads.

shit, i remember those guys - some bullshit t-shirt company that made rad clothes for when you crush rock with your bad ass friends and NEVER LET UP!

rc.com is all good, the snr is pretty bad sometimes but hell, no one's forcing you to open the thread on climbing your first 5.8 or the one asking about mysterious elbow pains after campusing 8 days a week. spend a little time, learn who to ignore, and enjoy. the different points of view and regular flaming are all part of the fun...

steve


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seatbeltpants wrote:
MikeSaint wrote:
I forgot the name of the website but it was essentially a new company looking to sponsor climbers. I think the motto was "NEVER LET UP."

They spammed around here for awhile until leaving.

..I think rc.com has a good community of posters that compensate for all the redundant common threads.

shit, i remember those guys - some bullshit t-shirt company that made rad clothes for when you crush rock with your bad ass friends and NEVER LET UP!

rc.com is all good, the snr is pretty bad sometimes but hell, no one's forcing you to open the thread on climbing your first 5.8 or the one asking about mysterious elbow pains after campusing 8 days a week. spend a little time, learn who to ignore, and enjoy. the different points of view and regular flaming are all part of the fun...

steve

+1 for the RC aint bad, if you ask a decent question (did a bit of research yourself) you will get a decent answer, ask a shit question: Use the search NOOB all fair afaik


keithspernak


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plenty of dumb stuff on this website, but I have linked up with some really cool people to climb with using this site. fun to cruise when buzzed.


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It sounds like this has mainly been referring to the forums...I think the forums on RC.com are pretty much useless. SuperTopo has a bunch of really entertaining characters as well as some legends...

Right now, although there is usually only one post a week, I reall like the people at the Mountain Project forums.

For overall climbing sites (which I think this thread is about) I think RC is one of the best...the climbing database is one of the better ones on the web...RC.com is like the non euro..non stick up the ass 8a.nu

For ultimate spray wars though...8a takes the cake.

the rc forums are pretty remedial...


(This post was edited by hellavelo on Apr 7, 2009, 9:51 PM)


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hellavelo wrote:
For ultimate spray wars though...8a takes the cake.

Wow, decided to hop over there to have a look, I had not realized that abomination existed. I think I was better off not knowing... Its like rock climbing made main stream, while worshiping the "famous climbers." Sickening.


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