Winter is still going strong in some parts of the world, while others (looking at you New England) are already calling it quits for the year after a disappointing winter. The summer months are traditionally when we lay the ground work for making major changes in the organizational structure of EpicSki. I thought that with it already being an election year, we should open up to a vote some of the development proposals we have for EpicSki to implement over the summer. I will detail the plans below and you can vote for your favorite option in the poll above.
Doesn't it just frustrate you when someone who's content you love to read gets banned by the moderation team? Or does it frustrate you even more that certain individuals constantly skirt the line and don't understand how ignorant they are, but they never seem to get banned. If this plan was implemented you, the community, could nominate individuals to be banned or reinstated and it would be put to the community for a vote.
Feeling stifled by EpicSki's rules that prevent you from expressing your sincerely held racist, misogynistic, or otherwise bigoted opinions? Wish that you could swear like a sailor while telling off that idiot who thinks fat skis are a skiing panacea/the cause of all the problems in the world? Vote for this if you'd like to see the site posting guidelines thrown out the window and new rules voted on by the community.
Safety Requirements for EpicSki Gatherings
We all enjoy the gatherings, but nothing puts a damper on things like seeing a fellow EpicSkier getting hurt. As such we'd like to institute a minimum safety standard: helmets are required for all participants; KneeBindings (or an equivalent) are required for all who've suffered a past knee injury or are over 55 years of age; and avalanche beacons are required whenever there is more than 6" of fresh snow regardless of being in or out of bounds.
Stop Selling Personal Information
Tired of getting eerily relevant targeted advertising emails? Vote now to get EpicSki to stop selling your personal information to Monsanto. It might mean their patent-pending GMO Sno--which can endure temperatures up to 50 degrees and doesn't ice when rained on--doesn't make it to market, but if that is the price you're willing to pay for privacy so be it.
Stop Funding Ski Instruction
This one is more an issue of negative publicity than actual treason--we think. We were trying to make a donation to the International Ski Instructors School, but for expediency started referring to them by their acronym of ISIS. We're funding ISIS through a bank in Dubai that they use for tax reasons, and we're at least 78% certain that they have nothing to do with the eponymous terrorist organization, but maybe it would be better to be safe than Guantanamoed (especially considering we attribute our monthly donation to a randomly selected EpicSki user).