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Dec 16, 2010
Instead of the annual Cody/Colorado/fill in the blank ice conditions threads, what do folks think of the idea of putting an additional comments section on ice routes in the database that would get wiped every summer. This way you don't have to trawl through pages of out of date conditions posts to find any information on the area you're looking at. Instead, you just go to the route (or maybe area) you're interested in climbing and see what folks have posted. The biggest potential con I see is that this would make it slightly more complicated to post information. This could possibly discourage people from posting. Max Tepfer
From Bend, OR
Joined Oct 23, 2007
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Dec 16, 2010
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to be honest i like the CO thread how it is Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2007
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Dec 16, 2010
Me too. David Sweet
From Moscow, ID
Joined Jan 30, 2007
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Dec 16, 2010
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Me three (obviously since I started the thread;^). But seriously, there is already a function in the DB that wipes conditions reports after 3or 6 months and people still aren't using the route comments. The Forum thread also makes it easy to browse a bunch of climbs/areas pretty quickly and allows photos/conditions for climbs that aren't in the database. Checking every single individual route page to decide where to go is tedious at best. The thread is better. Kevin Craig
Joined Mar 20, 2002
448 points
Dec 16, 2010
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The only change i wouldn't mind seeing is making it a category on the right side of the screen, like the "recent conditions" link, only making a specific "ice conditions" link. would help all those lazy folks like me who are too lame to search for the thread when nobody has posted in a while. timt
From Wheat Ridge, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
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Dec 17, 2010
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One thing that is lost when wiping out old condition reports is the ability to guesstimate if a climb might or might not be in for later years. Leo Paik
From Westminster, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,674 points
Dec 18, 2010
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Kevin Craig wrote:
Me three (obviously since I started the thread;^). But seriously, there is already a function in the DB that wipes conditions reports after 3or 6 months and people still aren't using the route comments. The Forum thread also makes it easy to browse a bunch of climbs/areas pretty quickly and allows photos/conditions for climbs that aren't in the database. Checking every single individual route page to decide where to go is tedious at best. The thread is better.



Shhhhhhhhh...that's the place you can find secret ice beta!!
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
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