Originally Posted by jstraw
If Stein Erikson showed up tomorrow, he would NOT, by force of superior haircut, be an involved member of this community. The criteria for posts is not simply to show that one knows stuff, it's about demonstrating a desire to be a participating member of this community as well.
here's a good example of that
. For those who don't know, this member
teaches PSIA Rocky Mountain's most popular clinic. But he hasn't contributed much beyond a couple of posts (I hope he ups his posting during ski season). The posts are pretty much idle chit-chat, and doesn't really contribute much to epicski at this time
. Should he be added to the credentialed listing under his member name? I believe not.
Here's an example
of an instructor whos does contribute.
Originally Posted by hemingway
Neither do I.
Doublediamond categorized "newbies" and "not knowing anything", not me.
I have been treated exceptionally well and have found Epicski's moderators
to be highly accomodating and of the "honor system" operandus.
Another epciskimember suggested that i post my qualifications so that he could tell if I was a knowledgeable professional or just a troll.
I replied that any true professioanl would know the difference immediately.
It wasn't until ssh had posted something favorable about me that the other member quoted ssh
and then proceeded to state that I am a knowledgeable professional.
Until recently, I was under the impression that ssh was a National Ski Patrol Cross-holder who happened to know much
Now to answer this by looking at some of your
How 'bout this one
? Really quite typical of the type of question a troll would ask.
I reassessed my view of you as a epicski member (now, I believe supporter) as you wrote more and more and I could see that you know what you're talking about. However, anyone who registers under an alias should understand that they're going to be questioned. You might well be the top ski instructor in the world - but I have no real way of knowing this, because you post under an alias - that is your perogative.
When I saw ssh's post, that is when I decided to publicly "apologize." So, let me say it plainer: I take back my question about you being a troll. But, and this is an important but, I didn't change my mind about you because of ssh's posting, I changed my mind because of what you wrote.
And before you charge me with using an alias, also, that is true. I first registered at epicski under my real name, and asked for a name change due to management at work making assumptions about me from my postings, and because I found myself self-censoring because of that.
Have a nice day!