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board activity rising

Postby SSSdave » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:52 am

Have noticed an increase in activity on this backpacking sub-forum. More members, more new members, more postings is of course a good thing for any web community. For we Sierra outdoor enthusiasts, as a web informational resource and casual entertainment this means we are attracting members. The bump in activity seems greater than in past years at this time of the approaching summer backpacking and hiking season and is no doubt due to the good work of Eric and maverick plus useful, friendly, considerate, and respectful inputs of members. Good job folks! :)



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Re: board activity rising

Postby ibSteve » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:14 am

I've benefited more than once from your posting, as well as those from Maverick's and Erik's!

In particular, your assessment that the route between Lake Cecile and Iceberg Lake was not trivial was spot on! When my family reached the lip of Cecile and looked down the slope to Iceberg (with full packs on), there seemed to be a collective inaudible gasp! When we slid on the gravel the first 50 yards or so, that gasp became very audible!!

I'm glad we did the route and we are much more comfortable on that kind of terrain now, but my respect - and appreciation - for your postings skyrocketed that day!!
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Re: board activity rising

Postby rlown » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:10 pm

activity has increased. We need to see some return in the form of TR's from those who ask or asked for info in the past. That part has been slower than just asking and getting info.

Everyone here is always happy to provide info, but this is a community. Please post your TR's when you can, even if they're older trips. It helps everyone.

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Re: board activity rising

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:18 pm

I tell everyone in the Sierra about this forum. Hopefully that has helped!
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Re: board activity rising

Postby KathyW » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:32 pm

This is a friendly forum where one is able to find and provide useful information related to the High Sierra and heading into the backcountry in general. I have to say the active moderators and administrator have done a fine job setting the tone and making all of us feel welcome.
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Re: board activity rising

Postby austex » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:46 pm

KathyW wrote:This is a friendly forum where one is able to find and provide useful information related to the High Sierra and heading into the backcountry in general. I have to say the active moderators and administrator have done a fine job setting the tone and making all of us feel welcome.

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I 2nd that. A great community with good input from members; moderated in a courteous and professional manner. Also a forum which invites an exchange of information and allows for open, original thoughts, suggestions and ideas.
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Re: board activity rising

Postby ERIC » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:44 pm

Yes, we steadily increase in traffic each year. For a peek at the numbers, I've attached last year's and this year's YTD reports. But more than anything that I or any of the Admin/Mods are doing, what drives traffic is content, content, content. And Members here post some of the best on the Web in this category, so it's no surprise to me that traffic numbers are good. :thumbsup:
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