/ NEWS: NOW ON UKC: Björn Pohl - International Bouldering and Sport Climbing
Also on this page is a new automated feature that highlights the top ascents that have been logged in the UKC Logbooks - giving you an insight in to what UKC users have been ticking in the last few days...
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=55109
Surprising and excellent news! The news coverage on Björn's blog is superb so I look forward to more of the same on here.
Great addition to the site - nice one!
This is great news!
I wish I could see the look on Jens face right now!
Is this UKC going for world climbing media domination?
so this is UKC's new ' what was on 8a.nu two days ago' page.
dont get me wrong anything that means i dont have to go to 8a.nu is good... but this is just a ridiculous attempt to copy them. i think the news items are even in the same order as they appear at 8a.nu.... sillyness
dont get the irony? is it like the irony that alanis morresette talks about?
i agree with that, its not really journalism tho, just very quick updates of news/ hard routes done.
but i stand by what i said, why read on ukc what was on 8a a few days earlier, and the this guys blog earlier still!?
at least they cite references
The page looks good and to be honest the rockfax boys have a knack for coming up with ideas/ modifying ideas/ stealing ideas which ultimately make climbing media (and perhaps even guidebooks) better. It's all in one place and it's well set out. Tis bon :)
Plus I like giving Alan James Money, Don't you? I remember seeing Herr Craggs crying at the side of the road once (near Stoney), because Alan had chucked him out of the Rockfax Limo. They're only human and some of them are quite friendly.
im poor i dont like giving anyone money.
poverty makes the middle classes grumpy
it does look nice, and on the survey i asked for more up to date news, especially sport and bouldering. did they do this for me?
We are very pleased to welcome Björn to UKC. His been reporting on international sport climbing and bouldering news has been setting the standard that we all need to follow so being able to make him part of the UKC team is brilliant.
Björn will not be keeping his blog anymore but his reporting for UKC will be in the same style and at the same frequency.
I can't remember you ever giving me any money Franco.
> Björn will not be keeping his blog anymore but his reporting for UKC will be in the same style and at the same frequency.
In that case, could you consider changing the style of the low down page so it's not so cluttered? Just a simple blog-style newest at the top, oldest at the bottom. Ditch the links to the logbook, and ditch the bit with all the other ukc news on - we get that on the front page anyway.
Anyway, enough negativity, good to see more Euro news on the site, it's always been a damn good blog.
I'll try it here for a while, but ironically (given its newly elevated prominence) will likely read it less.
Got that funny taste in your mouth again?
I have to agree with previous comments about the layout. whilst a great addition to the site this page would benefit from a simplified appearance.. the page in general is too cluttered and as mentioned visually unappealing.
Also agree with the comments about layout. Bjorn's blog layout was nicely clean and simple, UKC's general layout is cluttered by comparison. Probably something I should have put in the survey thing.
I agree with the design and layout being poor. Please don't spoil a great blog . Although UKC is a great site content wise the design and a layout are pretty poor. I'm a web designer so say this with some merit.
This is good news. I have to agree as well about the bad layout. I just went on there and it is pretty confusing.
> I'll try it here for a while, but ironically (given its newly elevated prominence) will likely read it less.
Another agreement here, ftiw.
That's absolutely spot on. As far as I can see, 8a.nu consistently rip off The Lowdown for their news stories but refuse to quote Bjorn as the source. Typically shoddy journalism from that chap Jens.
Hopefully joining forces with ukc will give Bjorn the audience his work deserves. Best of luck.
I don't get it, why all the other UKC news cluttering up the page? Well, perhaps I do in that presumably its driving traffic from that page which may be attracting a new/different audience to the rest of UKC. But surely something smaller and more discrete could be used to do this?
Anyway, I will keep reading, but I hope that an RSS feed to The LowDown can be added or something. Keep up the great work Bjorn!
the LowDown - http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/thelowdown.html
The latest posts are all in chronological order down the left-hand side and the link at the bottom takes you to older archived months.
June 2010 - http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/thelowdown_older.html?month=06&year=2010
These archive pages are no longer mixed with the UKC News items.
For those who want all the news from Bjorn and UKC, there is a single archive page for that as well.
June 2010 - http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=06&year=2010
Thanks for the comments and feedback.
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