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Suggestion: Private Ticks Option


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River K Scott · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 40

Hey all,

It'd be super useful to have a privacy setting for ticks (Lock/Unlock; Private/Public).

Lots of folks use ticks in ways that aren't simply the old-fashioned check it off: red point, pink point, flash, onsight, in so-and-so's company.

I personally use it as a kind of diary, chronicling my experience of a climb or project -- head, heart, body, everything.

I constantly run into folks bashing other folks' ticks. "That's not how you're supposed to use it," "What an a******, always ticking every rp," "Dude is a douchebag, spraying beta with his ticks."

That kind of bashing is pretty lame, and it could be easily cleared up with privacy settings.

Currently, I write about my project, including beta for cruxes, on my app and just don't sync the ticks. I plan to delete at least the beta ones once I send the project, but until then, I can't sync ANYTHING, nor can I install updates or download new areas, without losing my tick data.

Anyway, thanks.

Lora

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

You know that the tick feature was recently modified to allow for choosing redpoint, onsight, pinkpoint, fell/hung and notes can be added? Check it out.

It really doesn't matter what others think of how you use your tick list.

River K Scott · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 40

Yep. I like the modification.

You're right. It doesn't matter what people think. It does still feel pretty uncomfortable when someone's trashing your friend at the crag for doing the exact same thing with their ticksthat you do.

Private ticks would be a useful enhancement.

Trad Princess · · Not That Into Climbing · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 1,175

Wow

Rob Dillon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2002 · Points: 730

I might use the tick feature if I had a private option, but I will never use it if the whole world can see my self-spray.

Mallen · · Payson, UT · Joined Jan 2013 · Points: 15

I would also appreciate a privacy option for ticks. I don't currently use the feature, but i would think about switching from my spreadsheet if i could make the list private.

Buster McBarman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

Another vote for private ticks. I'd love to use this site/app to log climbs but don't want it public.

Peter Underwood · · Tucson · Joined Sep 2018 · Points: 46

Private ticks & notes would be the most useful enhancement of MP.  Will lose some useful info from peoples ticks, just seeing someone has been at a crag lets me know it is accessible that time of year, etc, but so many dont post & would be useful to have private notes even if public tick

Nick Ibarluzea · · Boulder · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 5

This would definitely be useful. I'm not going to tick every redpoint on a route I climb frequently because it'd unnecessarily flood the public tick logs, but I'd find it personally useful to see how many pitches I've actually climbed and keep private beta/notes. Just adding a private/public flag on ticks would completely remove the need to keep a separate climbing log.

Chris. T. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2002 · Points: 850

Another vote for the Private Tick option.

F loyd · · Kennewick, WA · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 406

"Secret secrets are no fun, secret secrets hurt someone" 

Charles Vernon · · mind & body in Colorado, he… · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 2,614

I have mixed feelings about this because if there was a private option I would definitely use it, but I have to admit I love looking at other people's ticks, both because they provide useful information and in a more benignly voyeuristic way. I like seeing people's little "mini-dairy" entries and twitter-sized thoughts on the route. I like seeing what friends and former partners who now live far away have been climbing lately. That being said it's also understandable that people don't necessarily want everyone else being able to see all their ticks, and making it private is the simplest solution, so I'd support it.

The bashing that the OP describes is lame. I know a lot of us like to keep track of every pitch we climb, not just the redpoint, and a lot of us like to do the mini-diary entries. There's nothing wrong with either of those things, and if you're looking at the ticks and mad that someone included beta, that's just ridiculous. If it's really that annoying to a lot of people because it makes for a longer list to scroll through on mountainproject, then maybe another alternative is to collect repeats and attempts/non-sends in a different column? That sounds pretty awkward, though.

Sloppy Second · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2018 · Points: 0
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Ryan Pfleger · · North Lake Tahoe, CA · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 20

I came here expecting pictures of genus Ixodes and bullseye rashes on genitalia. Mountain Project, I am very disappointed. Did everyone from the Great Taco Diaspora get banned already or something?

Bobby Hutton · · Gold Country CA · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 829

I would love to see a private ticks option as well. 

Alec Orenstein · · Gallup, NM · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 15

I totally would use this and think it would be a great MP upgrade. Note, there’s two different levels of “private ticks,” as some have alluded to above. (1) A totally private list (only you can see your private ticks, ie they won’t show up in the route page OR your personal tick page) and (2) a “tick” that shows up in your public list on your profile page, but doesn’t show up on the route page.

I’m mostly interested in the latter—I’m happy to have people browse my list if they go to my profile, as it’s helpful when evaluating partners.  But like others have said, I want to be able to tick (failed) redpoint burns, repeats, laps, etc, without clogging up the route page with my 100 “ticks.”  To me, the most useful feature of the ticks is the statistics that it generates (days on rock, etc), so I want to be able to track that data without my name showing up on the route page a dozen times. 

Ryan Pfleger · · North Lake Tahoe, CA · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 20
Alec Orenstein wrote: But like others have said, I want to be able to tick (failed) redpoint burns, repeats, laps, etc, without clogging up the route page with my 100 “ticks.”  To me, the most useful feature of the ticks is the statistics that it generates (days on rock, etc), so I want to be able to track that data without my name showing up on the route page a dozen times. 

This. Personally I don't give a shit whether people can see when I flashed and when I fell. I doubt anyone other than me really cares, except maybe potential partners.  It would be nice to have some sort of "Attempt" list though. I don't tick everything I climb here, but I try to if I can remember it, and it would be nice to have the option to keep track of things that shut you down. If I hung more than once on something I don't generally list it as a tick. And if I didn't make it to the top, obviously don't list it. But its nice to know for personal use. And probably good to know for potential partners as well.

Russ Walling · · Overlord @ FishProducts · Joined Oct 2004 · Points: 3,426

But if it is private, how are we going to stalk the downraters who say "not that bad, easier than X, blah blah blah" and upon a tick list check see they fell all over it, hung and then pulled though... and then could not even top rope it.  Some guys entire career of "led/fell/hung" is laid out before you... It's magic!

Ticks are the best reading on the Proj, and they really separate the shit from the corn when looking to do a route.  The who, how, and when is top shelf beta.

Robert S · · Driftwood, TX · Joined Sep 2018 · Points: 304

Without being able to see who climbs what, how will we establish superiority over other posters and win forum arguments?

Ziggy Chalkdust · · nowhere · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 8
Ryan Pfleger wrote:

This. Personally I don't give a shit whether people can see when I flashed and when I fell. I doubt anyone other than me really cares, except maybe potential partners.  It would be nice to have some sort of "Attempt" list though. I don't tick everything I climb here, but I try to if I can remember it, and it would be nice to have the option to keep track of things that shut you down. If I hung more than once on something I don't generally list it as a tick. And if I didn't make it to the top, obviously don't list it. But its nice to know for personal use. And probably good to know for potential partners as well.

why don't you use excel or similar?

Ryan Pfleger · · North Lake Tahoe, CA · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 20
Ziggy Chalkdust wrote:

why don't you use excel or similar?

Ain't nobody got time for that.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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