Poll: Why Do You Post At WhiteBlaze? (Choose all that apply)

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    Why do you post here at WhiteBlaze?

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    To ask questions, to get new insights, to debate the merits of different approaches, to learn about the trail, and then to try to give back what I've learned or think to others. I read postings in order to distract me from the daily grind.
    GA←↕→ME: 1973 to 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Rich
    Why do you post here at WhiteBlaze?
    1. I find many of the folks here interesting. It's a community of sorts.

    2. To try and learn more about hikers. What they are interested in. What motivates them.

    3. It's a form of entertainment.

    4. It's a place where I can try and publicize trails in the SE other than the Appalachian Trail. That is part of my job.

    5. To learn about different things happening in the hiking community, and in & around the trail. There is lots of good information exchanged here.
    'All my lies are always wishes" ~Jeff Tweedy~

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    you left one choice out! "all of the above!" whiteblaze has the most info,good people and the least amount of BS!!! streamweaver <<<and dancing BANANAS!!!
    "Theres is no real hope of traveling perfectly light in the mountains.It is good to try,as long as you realize that,like proving a unified field theory,mastering Kanji,or routinely brewing the perfect cup of coffee,the game can never be won." Smoke Blanchard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene
    To ask questions, to get new insights, to debate the merits of different approaches, to learn about the trail, and then to try to give back what I've learned or think to others. I read postings in order to distract me from the daily grind.
    That was quick! My post apparently went out before the poll.

    Here and also at AT-l, I've met folks willing to help this section hiker along his way north. The help I've received has been invaluable. I've tried to pass a little help and advice along the way. I'm no expert on thruhiking, but seventeen years of section hiking has given a little insight in getting to the trailhead.

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    Sorry, None of your answers seem to fit. I post because I enjoy the trail and like to chat about it, and promote ways to make it better.

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    Default why? WHY? wHy???

    just like hiking NOBO to summit on "Mt. K"...


    because it's there!
    see ya'll UP the trail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streamweaver
    you left one choice out! "all of the above!" whiteblaze has the most info,good people and the least amount of BS!!! streamweaver <<<and dancing BANANAS!!!
    Hey, if you like them all, you can check them all! An "all of the above" option when you're allowed to check them all would be like slackpacking...

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    There's no "other" option though....LOL.

    I post here because of a certain hiker I support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weary
    Sorry, None of your answers seem to fit. I post because I enjoy the trail and like to chat about it, and promote ways to make it better.

    Weary
    No problem, can't make them all fit. I've seen you provide help and answer questions, though, and occasionally you look smart...

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    Default maybe a little tweaking....

    I think you should have a note that says: "check all that apply" and add one more choice, "other", just to cover everything. I personally don't fully understand the first coice, "it beats work" because it hasn't applied to me for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Fhart
    I think you should have a note that says: "check all that apply" and add one more choice, "other", just to cover everything. I personally don't fully understand the first coice, "it beats work" because it hasn't applied to me for years.
    I put a "choose all that apply" tag up at the top of the poll. Is it not showing up? Of course, I've yet to see a poll that didn't get "appraised" by the folks here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Rich
    I put a "choose all that apply" tag up at the top of the poll. Is it not showing up? Of course, I've yet to see a poll that didn't get "appraised" by the folks here...
    I've got eleven voters with 29 votes right now. The tag must be showing up, or the Chicago precincts are coming in early...

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    Oops, my bad! I read the title of the post, skipped right to the list of answers, and missed the line that said "choose all that apply." Mia culpa, mia culpa.

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    i post here for the critiques and tips on poll design


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    b, c, d, and sometimes f
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Rich
    No problem, can't make them all fit. I've seen you provide help and answer questions, though, and occasionally you look smart...
    Okay. So now I've checked all the choices, which sort of represents why I'm here.

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    I checked all but Debate and Stir the Pot.

    -Mostly to prepare for my thru-hike '06. Checking in here every now and then reminds me of what long distance is like on the AT.
    "Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible." -Feynman

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    Why? To strir up s**t of course. Certainly not to learn anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streamweaver
    you left one choice out! "all of the above!" whiteblaze has the most info,good people and the least amount of BS!!! streamweaver <<<and dancing BANANAS!!!

    I aggree with streamweaver, posting involves so many different types of situations.... some get your dander up, some you need help on, some times you can help some one else and some just social fun. A bit of every thing here makes it a great place !

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