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DavidNH
01-24-2005, 21:39
Hi Folks,

I am the one who posted the post about thru hiking the AT and IAT in one year.

First..thanks to all for the very helpful feed back.

But I just gotta get one thing off my chest regards to trailplace.com (I appololize for appearing negative here ..but as I said..I gotta get this off of my chest).

I did the post in traiplace.com.. 1 public reply. IT was from the adminstator wingfoot. He said "no advice on your hike but you'd best stick to the AT as far as questinons." Now first thanks a lot for no advice and second.. what is so bad about expanding past the AT? But what really irks me here.. is at least one person DID reply..and got DELETED. The person replied again but as a private messag (pm) with very helpful information. I am even considering dumping that site helpful as it is. If you limit the scope of the posts..you severely limit the helpfulness of the site for the intended audience..hikers!!

I hope the white blaze adminstrators read this post and see the value of an open door policy on posts. I have noticed that there are more posts here on white blaze frommore people..and my post about the IAT and AT has many replies!! Mosts of the posts on Wingfoote's site for some reason seem to be from Wingfoote. cant be much fun to have conversations with yourself!

A whiteblaze afterthought...any way we can make that dancin banana skidattle??

David

There..I got the negativity out..will start posting here on more postive stuff!!:clap

SGT Rock
01-24-2005, 21:43
Well I'll say welcome to WhiteBlaze again in your new light. Your experience is shared by many here so lets just cut to the part about helping with your hike and hopefully this thread won't turn into an anti-WF venting thread :sun

And a lot of people like the bannana.

hikerjohnd
01-24-2005, 21:54
OK - every one has an opinion - but the bananna has to stay! You'd better hope this thread doesn't turn into a bananna bashing!

:banana:banana:banana:banana:banana

saimyoji
01-24-2005, 21:59
But I take solace in the banana. I've been able to get bananas to dance out of synch before I post, but when I post, they're always dancing in synch. Those sneaky, slippery bananas.:banana :banana :banana :banana :banana

Lone Wolf
01-24-2005, 22:01
I eat at least 1 :banana every day. :banana

orangebug
01-24-2005, 22:02
This is old news. I was booted from TP for suggesting that the naming of the IAT was not going to end Western Civilization. A couple days of angst over the booting, and all is well with the world.

Enjoy TP for its strengths and experience. Ditto for WB and a few other excellent sites. Shake it off and don't let trivia distract you. :banana

Footslogger
01-24-2005, 22:04
Mosts of the posts on Wingfoote's site for some reason seem to be from Wingfoote. cant be much fun to have conversations with yourself!
:clap
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Ya know ...I noticed that too. I had pretty much stayed away from that site since early 2003 but recently decided to register. I have no personal axe to grind with Wingfoot and in fact I think he puts together a fine handbook for hikers. But there is definitely a different "feel" between that site and Whiteblaze. Some of the threads here at Whiteblaze get out of control and essentially become soap boxes for single dimensional blowhards ...but I can choose to read or ignore them.

Welcome back. I say ...use each site for it's relative advantages.

'Slogger
AT 2003

steve hiker
01-24-2005, 22:07
But I take solace in the banana. I've been able to get bananas to dance out of synch before I post, but when I post, they're always dancing in synch. Those sneaky, slippery bananas.:banana :banana :banana :banana :banana
Thats kind of like sex. It may start out of synch, but pretty soon you get into a rythym. :banana:banana :banana

TJ aka Teej
01-24-2005, 22:20
But I just gotta get one thing off my chest regards to trailplace.com
1) You should direct your thoughts directly via email to Wingy at Wingfoot@trailplace.com, he usually answers his emails.
2) Trailplace isn't about the Appalachain Trail. It's about Dan "Wingfoot" Bruce, and he runs it accordingly. If you want to participate, you should follow his rules.
3) You ended your post with, "There..I got the negativity out..will start posting here on more postive stuff!!" That rates some:banana :banana :banana :banana :banana !!

SGT Rock
01-24-2005, 22:23
Some of the threads here at Whiteblaze get out of control and essentially become soap boxes for single dimensional blowhards ...but I can choose to read or ignore them.

That does tend to happen from time to time. Sometimes we get accused of being too "hands off", that is until one of us finally does take action. Then someone gets offended that it was their post that finally made Troll or I do some moderatin' :-?

Footslogger
01-24-2005, 22:32
That does tend to happen from time to time. Sometimes we get accused of being too "hands off", that is until one of us finally does take action. Then someone gets offended that it was their post that finally made Troll or I do some moderatin' :-?===============================
That's what makes this site different from others ...and BETTER than others in my humble opinion.

I tend to respond to posts in a somewhat serious manner. I have a pretty good sense of humor but I figure someone asking a legitimate question deserves a straightforward answer. Once a thread goes down-hill and gets totally off topic I push back ...and that's a choice I get to make. Choice is a good thing. Two thumbs up for Whiteblaze :clap

'Slogger
AT 2003

Flash Hand
01-25-2005, 06:56
I registered in this WhiteBlaze several months before joining Trailplace. I found that whiteblaze have resourceful of information that I always need that I never find anything in Trailplace. I kept finding every reply from Wingfoot in every thread. It is kinda boring. I signed on there and make a few replies.. but about two or three days later, I never visited them. They are kinda bored and waste of time.

Flash Hand :jump

hwbout
01-25-2005, 08:15
For over a year, I have been reading the message boards here and at trailplace. I have gained invaluable information on both sites. I finally took the plunge about a month ago and registered at both sites. I posted a question here with a list of things in my pack and got lots of replies which were very helpful. (Thanks) I posted a reply at trailplace on a cellphone thread, saying that I din't mind listening to people talk on their cellphones and within 5 minutes, my message was deleted and I was booted off the site. I can't even read the messages over there anmore, let alone reply to any. So, needless to say, I don't click on the trailplace site any longer. I like it here and any info you find there, you can also find here, plus there's a whole lot more hammock info here on this site which I am very interested in. So thank you (again) to all those who contribute.

Youngblood
01-25-2005, 09:15
That does tend to happen from time to time. Sometimes we get accused of being too "hands off", that is until one of us finally does take action. Then someone gets offended that it was their post that finally made Troll or I do some moderatin' :-?Didn't Ricky Nelson have a great song about trying to please everyone... The Garden Party or something like that?

Youngblood

walkin' wally
01-25-2005, 19:19
YOUNGBLOOD;

" You can't please everyone so you might as well please yourself" Ricky Nelson

walkin' wally
01-25-2005, 19:21
Re Bananas

Be careful what you wish for.

We need more banana road kill. :D