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ARTICLE: 20 People You'll Meet...On the UKC Forums

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 UKC Articles 02 May 2016
UKC Forums, 4 kbOur UKC Forums are infamous famous for attracting discussion on all sorts of climbing and non-climbing-related topics. Where else can you debate the grade of Three Pebble Slab, share beta on fixing your toilet and get into an argument about a plane on a treadmill, all in the one place?Whatever brings you to the UKC community, where you feel part of a tribe united by a common interest in climbing and the outdoors, you're going to meet a wide range of people. Here's a spotter's guide to the types you might meet online.



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 Offwidth 02 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:
Very humorously self aware.. I certainly suffer from 2 at times. As for the nastier or more useless folk on that list, the moderators do OK on the former and for the latter we should maybe remember what happened when the B Ark left for earth.
Post edited at 10:17
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 Andy Say 02 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

Like it. Some spot-on observations of some of the strange types on UKC.

Apart from your description of me, of course. That was just vindictive and full of errors.

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 Tall Clare 02 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

My favourite line: "They were bouldering when L’Elephant at Font was still alive and well."
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 Chris Craggs Global Crag Moderator  UKC Supporter 02 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

Very perceptive - nice!


Chris
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 Kafoozalem 02 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

Very accurate and amusing. I am going to break cover and admit it - yes I am predominantly a Lurker.

Don't do likes/dislikes though.
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 Mick Ward 02 May 2016
In reply to Tall Clare:

> My favourite line: "They were bouldering when L’Elephant at Font was still alive and well."

Yes, mine too!

Mick
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 James Rushforth Global Crag Moderator 02 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

Great article. Suspect I'm a lurker as well...
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In reply to UKC Articles:

Terrific piece, I especially like the links where you've included them and the errors in the grammar section. It's good to know that you love us all really.

T.
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 cb294 02 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

I am two, who are the other 18?

CB
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 FactorXXX 02 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

Is the 'The Del Boy Gear Flogger' a new line of comedy character endorsed products from Ann Summers?
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 The Pylon King 02 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

Thankfully I am none of those.
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 Mick Ward 03 May 2016
In reply to Urgles:

Phew - that's a relief! We always thought you were, hmm, let's see... 15, 16, 17 of 'em.

< Counts on fingers again, gets a completely different answer this time, scratches head in puzzlement. >

Mick
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 The Pylon King 03 May 2016
In reply to Mick Ward:

21. Indefinable
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In reply to UKC Articles:
"They wear a Whillans harness, super smooth PAs and use one of those fancy modern stitch plates"

Don't forget the very obscure lesser spotted Gear Spelling Old Fart Pedant - strictly speaking it's 'Sticht' Plate not 'Stitch'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belay_device#Sticht_plate

Sorry couldn't resist

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 rockcat 03 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

Amusing but here were many spelling and grammatical errors in the Spelling and Grammar Pedant section.
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 Tony the Blade 03 May 2016
In reply to rockcat:

> Amusing but here* were many spelling and grammatical errors in the Spelling and Grammar Pedant section.

*there
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 john arran 03 May 2016
In reply to rockcat:

Maybe it gives me away as one of the pedants but when she wrote "practice makes perfect" in the spelling section along with a whole lot of deliberate mistakes, I actually wondered for a second whether she was thinking she was misspelling "practice" deliberately!
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 SenzuBean 03 May 2016
In reply to Shapeshifter:

> "They wear a Whillans harness, super smooth PAs and use one of those fancy modern stitch plates"

> Don't forget the very obscure lesser spotted Gear Spelling Old Fart Pedant - strictly speaking it's 'Sticht' Plate not 'Stitch'

That typo made it all the way into print (twice on the same page) into one of the recent trad climbing books.
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In reply to Tony the Blade:

I think rockcat's mistake was on purpose.
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 Tony the Blade 03 May 2016
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

> I think rockcat's mistake was on purpose.

My irony router needed rebooting
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 bouldery bits 03 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

I dont think I'm any of them. Am I no longer welcome?
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In reply to bouldery bits:

I think it depends whether anyone else thinks you're one of them.

T.
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 bouldery bits 03 May 2016
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

In honour of UKC's current obsession please could you change your username to 'Pursued by a bear Grylls'? Thanks!
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In reply to bouldery bits:

It could be worse. Pursued by a bare Bear Grylls...

T.
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 bouldery bits 03 May 2016
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

> It could be worse. Pursued by a bare Bear Grylls...

> T.

Terrifying.

I'll have nightmares now!
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In reply to Pursued by a bear:

Or pursued by a bare Bear Grylls bearing a Platypus...
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 jac the lassie 04 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

*lurker sneakes in....................maybe has a wee like/dislike................. sips tea, maybe has a biscuit..................lurker sneakes out again pulling cloak back over her head*
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 Andy Say 04 May 2016
In reply to Shapeshifter:

> Don't forget the very obscure lesser spotted Gear Spelling Old Fart Pedant - strictly speaking it's 'Sticht' Plate not 'Stitch'

> Sorry couldn't resist

And its 'prusik' NOT 'prussic'.

Oh. Guess I've just outed myself......
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 Andy Say 04 May 2016
In reply to SenzuBean:

> That typo made it all the way into print (twice on the same page) into one of the recent trad climbing books.

Shear bloody ignorance. Should pulp the books.
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 SenzuBean 04 May 2016
In reply to Andy Say:

> Shear bloody ignorance. Should pulp the books.

Err... I just meant that it's a common typo

Also what makes you think it was sheep who did it?

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 thelurker 04 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

Nice to be acknowledged!
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 Brass Nipples 04 May 2016
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

> I think rockcat's mistake was on purpose.

Rock Cat, the most effectual
Rock Cat, who’s intellectual
Close friends get to call him R.C.
Providing it’s with dignity
Rock Cat
The indisputable leader of the gang
He’s the boss, he’s the pip
He’s the championship
He’s the most tip top
Rock Cat
Yes he’s the chief, he’s the king
But above everything
He’s the most tip top
Rock Cat
Rock Cat
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In reply to Andy Say:

No need to be so acidic...
In reply to UKC Articles:

I see the Phantom Disliker of Old London Town is hard at work...
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 simes303 06 May 2016
In reply to UKC Articles:

Well that's the most ridiculous article I've read in a long time. Jesus.
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 Mick Ward 06 May 2016
In reply to simes303:

There's more ridiculous to come...

Mick

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