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event: Hug a Newbie Week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 11:21:01 am
It seems that UKB is an intimidating place for newcomers. We don't bite and welcome fresh meat posters.  :wave:

It doesn't matter that you don't climb Font 8A and live in Sheffield though obviously it helps. UKB is the natural home for obsessed climbers who are either attached or unattached to pieces of string. You don't have to be boulderer to chat on UKB just a committed climber of whatever variety. You can express yourself freely on UKB and post pictures or videos using the smiley people  :thumbsup: to make your points. You can even swear :o. Very little is censored here except trolling (i.e. deliberately winding people up for the sake of it) misogyny, racism, homophobia, violence etc. You are free to express an opinion but specific defamation (i.e. factually untrue statements against individuals or organisations) may land you (and us) in court. You can award +ve karma (wad points) to posters that have made you laugh, think or quietly applaud, or smite them with -ve karma (punter points) if they didn't.

 Here are some pointers:

 -       Register here

 -       Want to talk about routes ? Post on Chuffing with sub-forums for shameless beta requests and posting new routes

 -       Bouldering? Post on Bouldering also with sub-forums  for beta requests and posting new problems

 -       Want to report some climbing related news? Post on News

 -       Cant do a one-armer? Post on Diet, training and injuries and join Power Club to make sure you stick to the advice

 -       Access situation at a crag? Post on Get involved: access, environment, BMC

 -       Planning a trip abroad? Abroad

 -       Add videos and photos to our Vimeo and Flickr groups

 And lots more. We are also starting to generate content so if you have an idea for an article pm thesiger

Some do's and don'ts:

 -       Do learn to use the quote function properly Ė you can then abuse it for comedy value

 -       If you are a refugee from UKC please donít whine about that site here. It's tedious and causes us (the site owners) unnecessary complications

 -       Actually play safe and don't reference UKC/Mick Ryan at all - it's a minefield. There is a lot of historical antagonism that hopefully we can move on from. I did in one of my first posts and was lucky that my thread was only moved to the logpile (aka the shit heap) rather than get heaped with negative karma

 -       Don't boast - Dense doesn't like it

 -       Don't worry if you get -ve karma points to begin with - it's all part of the initiation ceremony

 -       Make friends with Magpie and post a picture of a fluffy animal on her thread

So don your flame retardant UKB T shirt or hoodie - available here while stocks last and get involved. By the way when I said we don't  bite I do, but I'm a shark and can't help myself.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2010, 03:07:14 pm by thesiger, Reason: changed title name »

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#1 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 11:30:09 am
You forgot to mention that "deliberate winding people up for the sake of it" is absolutely fine as long as the person on the receiving end is (Mc)Fiend.
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#2 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 11:36:15 am
There is also the UKB Wiki that is (very) slowly evolving with resources/links/information on bouldering areas, FAQs, Glossary, finger injuries and a list of web-cams near various climbing venues, etc.

If you want to post pictures then please, please, please read this.  Posting videos is pretty straight-forward, just copy the URL from the address page on the YouTube/Vimeo page where the video is hosted, the forum software works out the embedding code all on its own.

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#3 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 11:47:26 am
I'm pretty new and dont find this place intimidating.

I guess it would be if you were looking for some where to tell the world you thought someone who was better than you is fat ...

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#4 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 11:56:13 am
just a committed climber of whatever variety.

That's me fucked then. See you guys around.

Unless you mean by committed you mean crazy, then that's OK, cos I'm a loony me.

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#5 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 04:08:01 pm
There is also the UKB Wiki that is (very) slowly evolving with resources/links/information on bouldering areas, FAQs, Glossary, finger injuries and a list of web-cams near various climbing venues, etc.

And lists, glorious lists!!

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#6 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 04:14:45 pm
You forget to mention that if you ask a question that's already been answered (because you haven't done a site search) slackers goes ape shit!  :lol:

A crime I may be about to commit in diet, training and injuries.

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#7 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 04:22:51 pm
You forget to mention that if you ask a question that's already been answered (because you haven't done a site search) slackers goes ape shit!  :lol:

A crime I may be about to commit in diet, training and injuries.

Only if I know its been asked, there is tons of content prior to me joining and that I miss.

Not the only one guilt of pointing out duplicate threads/topics though.

I did tire of writing the same thing about how to post pictures when people couldn't, hence the Wiki page I wrote it up as.

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#8 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 04:32:43 pm
Your life would be empty without lmgtfy and the opportunity to moan at people on here.  Admit it.

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#9 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 04:37:23 pm
Your life would be empty without lmgtfy and the opportunity to moan at people on here.  Admit it.

I have other forums where I moan at people, but these are the best.

You guys & gals are the greatest  :-* :kiss2:  :hug: :kiss1: :bow:

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#10 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 04:40:22 pm

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#11 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 05:53:10 pm
 :goodidea:  Use the search box on the home page, not on a topic, as sometimes it doesn't work properly.

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#12 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 06:12:21 pm
Or even better, use this neat line in Google.

I don't like the search function on UKB. It regularly breaks, you can't search too quickly after a previous search, and you can't search for words with less than three letters  :shrug:

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#13 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 16, 2010, 09:49:05 pm
I wouldn't say the search function is broken really.  Its clearly not as effective as using 'site:ukbouldering.com' on Google to search the site, but its worth remembering that if you're viewing a particular forum then the search is restricted to that rather than all forums, which in itself can be very useful (although I'd still recommend the Google option most of the time).

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#14 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 20, 2010, 09:40:21 am
I'm new to here, decided to have a look as well as the "Other" site, so, hey.

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#15 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 20, 2010, 09:47:59 am
I wouldn't say the search function is broken really.  Its clearly not as effective as using 'site:ukbouldering.com' on Google to search the site, but its worth remembering that if you're viewing a particular forum then the search is restricted to that rather than all forums,
That's correct. Causes confusion for sure.

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#16 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 20, 2010, 12:13:29 pm
and then there's

Bikes... all shapes and sizes..

Foooood...


booozzze


surfing / running / video games / muuuzzak ( even trance  :dance1:)

I didnt climb or post on here for 5 years... was no bother comin back... I just got fat and weak in the interim.

I know it's what your comfy with, but would I would hope this little place isnt too hard to break into. FWIW there some MTB forums WAY hasher than here......


UKB, one big happy dysfunctional group of mild OCD types.... just normal climbers then in it?

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#17 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 20, 2010, 12:30:25 pm
In what?

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#18 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 20, 2010, 12:38:31 pm
Soup.

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#19 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 20, 2010, 02:28:51 pm
I want to know what's involved in making friends with Magpie, should I be worried.  :-\

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#20 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 20, 2010, 04:17:37 pm
You tart, you love the attention almost as much as you love G&T.


I want to join in Bum A Newbie Week  :)

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#21 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 21, 2010, 01:00:35 pm
I want to join in Bum A Newbie Week  :)
holy f*** great minds think alike.

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#22 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 28, 2010, 06:26:08 pm
Bum a newbie?! Is she fit?

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#23 Re: Hug a newbie week at UKB
September 29, 2010, 08:56:48 am
Bum a newbie?! Is she fit?
Why does the newbie  have to be a she  :-\ ......

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#24 Re: event: Hug a Newbie Week at UKB
September 30, 2010, 09:14:51 am
I'm slightly worried about the "bum a newbie" notion.....I've been hanging around for a while but have only just started posting so might technically qualify as a newbie.

 

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