This thread can be trashed if this has been discussed before or inappropriate but was curious of others thoughts? It always seems like a nice concept for beginners but damn, it really makes me concerned of all the geotagging to 100k (majority novice) hikers. And it seems as if moderators like to turn off all comments when people just want to share basic LNT principals. Iíve always felt comfortable on NWhikers and learned so much from this forum in a responsible way. Is there anyway to get their moderators on board in assisting protecting these sensitive areas without people complaining of elitist mentality? Sometimes I wish I could get the group removed but maybe Iím just a bitter person who wants to keep these places secret unless youíre willing to work a little bit. 🤦🏽♂️
Not a big fan!!! Buncha rubes. Amateur hour over there!! I consider myself to be above them. I look down upon that group and the geotagging b'haviors! I take my hiking career seriously!! Whereas over there you get these types that only hike the 'snake and snow lake!! 'Ccasionally 'chuck.
Literal social media addicts.
Someone posts a really nice pic of a lake or peak and says "The most amazing place I've ever been!" without saying where it was just so they can get dozens of replies like "omg where is that?, "plz tell us where this is!" Etc
Narcissists and dopamine addicts farming for likes and replies like druggies looking for a used needle in the street that might have a trace of heroin left in it.
These people are the same insects who see someone dying in a car crash and pull out their phone to video it while crying about how traumatized they are seeing it and then post it on Twitter hoping it goes viral.
Well glad Iím not the only one. Ha maybe we can get a petition to have that group removed? Seems like there are petitions for every other self righteous deed. If anything, getting a group with 144k people dismantled would make a HUGE impact in what trails get overused. Iíve noticed most people I talk to on trails seem to use that as a source of info, regardless of how toxic and bad an example, it couldnít hurt or at least get those moderators to make it a rule against geotagging. 🤷🏽♂️
I donít think itís wrong to have accessible info but, letís not just toss every ignorant being a cookie to have the opportunity to take a dump and leave their used TP right next to a tarn.
I have been saying the same thing about that site for a couple of years now. I am tired of people posting about "A great place for solitude" and then telling one hundred plus thousand people where it is at. One posting can turn a once great place into a crowded mess of people. I really hope that group would get shut down. The problem is that another group will pop up to replace it.
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