Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 8:05 am Posts: 1497 Location: 395
Is it just me or does it seem like there's been a flood of TR's being posted that are just a few random, not very interesting pics with very minimal commentary. Now I'll admit I don't always put a ton of effort into the writing but it'd be nice to see more of these TR's put in local conditions threads. A lot of them are hardly TR worthy. A little effort people! And that goes for blog links. Grrrrrrrr!!!!
I figured I was a good candidate to be the dick that had to point this out . I know I'm not the only one that has noticed this.
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:10 pm Posts: 1410 Location: UT
^^+1 You're not the only one dude. Besides the fact that I'm old and boring, this is why I use the local conditions thread to post my anti-stoke ... And how about the TR's that are just a video please go in the Video forum... Its supposed to be a report, e.g., "trip report".. Tell a story, add some humor, share some knowledge, humility and stoke... I personally don't mind blogs as signatures or supplemental info, I know it can be a bitch to make multiple detailed posts, especially if you blog about other stuff and for other audiences...
rant over, carry on
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Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:22 pm Posts: 674 Location: Durango, CO
With no snow what are people supposed to do!?
But I agree. Give some words, pictures. No friggen links to your blog without a teaser, no videos without picture lead up. If you can't write, grab some quote from John Muir, I don't give a crap, just give it a 1/2 effort.
Come on people, its an art! This should be a sticky in the TR section..
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:44 pm Posts: 695 Location: The Magic City
Agree w/ all the above. In fact, I love looking through the various conditions threads (esp. the UT one!) and am usually stoked on the photos I find there whereas the same photos would probably irritate me if posted as a TR.
And Snurfer- I agree w/ the videos & direct links to blog posts being quite annoying... though I have my own site, I always make the effort to post a verbatim copy of the TR over here. Nothing is worse that opening someone's TR link, expecting to see some rad mountain imagery, and finding only a link to their blog.
Also like the sticky in the TR thread idea, maybe even with links to examples of great TRs to give prospective writers an idea. But I wonder if the intended audience would really read something like that?
I don't know man- you tell me! You spend time on this site too... I'm all for things that work towards making it better...
Rhetorical question. I just scanned the TR section and there appeared to be a pretty good assortment of decent TR's. Didn't find many worth complaining about. I don't visit the site to watch other people ride though.
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:44 pm Posts: 539 Location: Flagstaff, AZ
This is exactly why I tried to introduce my catch all thread last season, viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12017. It was meant to be a place to throw up a few photos when you don't have enough to make a decent TR. Apparently it didn't catch on.
I've been thinking for a while, there ought to be a sticky newbie welcome thread at the top of the main page that lays out the roolz. Including, things like posting in the right section, and instructions how to use the search function. Nothing drives me crazier than really basic board questions on the main page.
That said, I'm happy to see the newbies coming around and the year over year increases in growth. Splitboarding is the answer.
Whew. There I said it. Without swearing!
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I've been thinking for a while, we ought to have a sticky newbie welcome thread at the top of the main page that lays out the roolz. Including, things like posting in the right section, and instructions how to use the search function. Nothing drives me crazier than really basic board questions on the main page.
+1 for this!
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