Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson
I don't need someone to jerk my chain. Life and skiing are not stale topics. If every thread is going to turn into some one-sided swearfest by the devil's advocate for whatever it is he thinks he's able to stir up, I'll have no reason to keep coming here or contributing to the site's support.
I unfortunately am somewhat in agreement with this statement. I nearly went back to lurking a few months ago but stuck it out. The name calling and mean spirited postings the past month or so trouble me. Perhaps it is a sign of the troubled times we live in and the recent difficult events. Regardless, the once clear line between bears and maggots is blurring. What is a huge concern is some very respected members/ ski professionals appear to participate in it now regularly. The whole TCS response is out of control and the MBS scenario was bad, tho appears to be getting better. Ski pros even commenting on TCS is like me, a 4.0 tennis player commenting on a 2.5 wed night league doubles match, they just don't hit the ball like I do, it isn't relevant to comment on. Makes no sense. Zero.
Good guys like HB and CR attacked in multiple threads for trying to help others with equipment questions and give "boots on the snow" advice?
I am gonna tough it out and see what happens when the snow flies. Epicski has much to offer. It is a great bold experiment. But the meanness....I can't afford the energy drain. I have suggested in 2 threads previously that IMO the simple answer for all is before you flame walk away. That will end most of it....but who am I to say? Maybe some of these trolls are so mean 10 minutes away will only give them time to dream up more rotten crap to say. I love the sport of skiing and I have lived it nearly all my life, and like to think I know just a wee bit about it - but I'm smart enuff to know epic won't miss me for a minute. I've met some fabulous folks here tho, some I actually hope to make turns with....soooo
.....I'm gonna ramp up the ignore list and see what happens, many say it is just a phase, we'll see....for now.
The only reason I comment is because I care.......and I am probably way outta line here anyway.....IMHO we all fix it or it's going down....or turning into maggotville.....
As I await getting flamed....
might be time for a bit of lurking......
my .02, nothing more