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nixmap wrote:
Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
+ too many trolls




yeah well you've been trying the same line since 2008 and its exactly your fault i even first posted here

it was your humble troll that started the whole saga



the only reason i even responded


so look in the mirror.

I never initiated a thread here....



Thanks for posting - I've read these annual threads for many years, but never had sight of the original one, so it's been an interesting read this afternoon.

Bizarrely having read through it, the one thing that's bugging me more than anything is this.... so did @Dave of the Marmottes used to be called fatbob???? These are the important questions.... wink
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Tis true and I'd have got away with it if it weren't for those pesky meddling furry feckers and their stupid holes*!


* no not those holes, I'm not nixmap and his party guests I have some decency!
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Tis true and I'd have got away with it if it weren't for those pesky meddling furry feckers and their stupid holes*!


* no not those holes, I'm not nixmap and his party guests I have some decency!


Laughing Laughing Laughing
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swskier wrote:
I quite enjoy reading these threads every year, because in the main, there's a lot of jokey banter, obviously some of it goes further than that, but i'd like to think a lot of it is fairly harmless.

In a year or two's time when the girlfriend and I both take sabbaticals, I'd genuinely consider an offer like this.

So @nixmap, put me down as an interested party for 2022/23 or 2023/24 if it's still going ahead then.


sure why not
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Tis true and I'd have got away with it if it weren't for those pesky meddling furry feckers and their stupid holes*!


* no not those holes, I'm not nixmap and his party guests I have some decency!



every post an insult
see what i mean
Its a wonder your posts have not been moderated , but not my call
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@nixmap, c'mon we know there's a reason you have to carefully vet your applicants wink
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What is admins view on this slavery?

Does mixmap have a statue beat with a rolled up copy of the guardian?
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
@nixmap, c'mon we know there's a reason you have to carefully vet your applicants wink

which is what?
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Nixmap's posts are always polite and do not need moderating - compared to the ones from 'glove 'anton 'erry, they are like snowflakes gently floating in a breeze...…………………………. Wink
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@Masque, you do know that you can buy Vicks in CH Toofy Grin

Industrial strength? and how much for 40ltr?
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@Masque, 40ltr ?? - now you are just boasting !!!!!!!
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Mr.Egg wrote:
What is admins view on this slavery?


I should think he enjoys the annual posting frenzy! Remember, views mean prizes.
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You know it makes sense.
I'm just here for the comments... I'm amazed how much effort people are putting in to disagreeing with something that they clearly don't have to do, want to do, need to do, or requires any actual effort or time from them at all ... other than the objections and insults that they choose to throw around. Every. Single. Year.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
@Extremophile, where have you been the last 10 years? Internet forums are nothing but time waster entertainment channels like television. ok, interactive television...

That it may occasionally provides useful information is nice. But doesn't change the basic concept that it's an entertainment for most. How each individual consider "entertainment" can vary. Some enjoy throwing insults.
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@Extremophile, people are entitled to express an opinion on something they find morally unpleasant, and to call out inappropriate behaviour when they see it. It strikes me as taking advantage of one's wealth and privileged situation to offer little but accommodation in exchange for this open ended commitment. Live in staff in central London are paid a full wage with only a slight discount even though their accommodation is included. Even au pairs are paid something! A decent person would be offering some kind of pay for this arrangement. I suspect the insults are sparked by some of the more dubious remarks/pictures above. That is the way of the internet...
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abc wrote:
@Extremophile, where have you been the last 10 years? Internet forums are nothing but time waster entertainment channels like television. ok, interactive television...

That it may occasionally provides useful information is nice. But doesn't change the basic concept that it's an entertainment for most. How each individual consider "entertainment" can vary. Some enjoy throwing insults.


maybe I just don't have as much time to waste on the internet giving someone a rough time... generally I have better things to do than to ''enjoy throwing insults''.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Skimum1 wrote:
@Extremophile, people are entitled to express an opinion on something they find morally unpleasant, and to call out inappropriate behaviour when they see it. It strikes me as taking advantage of one's wealth and privileged situation to offer little but accommodation in exchange for this open ended commitment. Live in staff in central London are paid a full wage with only a slight discount even though their accommodation is included. Even au pairs are paid something! A decent person would be offering some kind of pay for this arrangement. I suspect the insults are sparked by some of the more dubious remarks/pictures above. That is the way of the internet...


I didn't say they weren't entitled to their opinion or to express it, i'm just amazed at the amount of effort people put in to doing so every year even though their opinion clearly hasn't changed and is still available to be read on this forum. And I just can't help but question the logic of ''calling out inappropriate behaviour'' (as you put it), by exhibiting inappropriate behaviour themselves.

No one is forcing anyone to do anything here. We're all adults and maybe what nixmap is offering appeals to someone, somewhere - maybe the individual(s) who take the offer get massive tips from owner and/or friend visits - either way, whoever takes up the offer knows what they're doing and can freely choose not to do it just as they can freely choose to do it. So I can't see why everyone seems to find it their duty to be so morrally enraged by it.

And there's me thinking the snow prick was a piece of art... who is to say what art is afterall.
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little but accommodation in


Food, lift pass, a season skiing, living in a cushty pad (presumably).

Ok so you have to clean sh$tty toilets, crispy sheets, cook, clean and teach/babysit the rugrats (who are probably mid-teen and can outski most of us). What's not to love?

The annual nixmap thread is top entertainment Toofy Grin
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Accommodation in snow country is expensive. So the free accommodation is indeed quite a "payment" enough for some. Provided the "slave" actually have sufficient time to ski after finishing up the required duties.

What's getting on people's nerve is the "ski for free" part. It's clearly a bartering of labour for accommodation, which is perfectly reasonable offer (open to be negotiated on detail terms). Perhaps in nixmap's mind, the "ski for free" is a fun way to get attention, with the understanding everyone knows what's entailed. But others thought it borders exploitation of the innocent. But after year 1, I don't think anyone can argue there's any "innocent" needed to be defended. Toofy Grin

If you read the 1st year's terms and compare it with the later years, you can clearly see the "staff" duty had reduced considerably (as the "children" had grown and don't needs minding). And the terms had also gotten better, ski pass is now included which wasn't before, etc. All in all, I think it's been a fun banter to watch through the years. Nothing new these days. So the entertainment value also decreases... wink


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@Extremophile, For your own safety you should probably leave. Sensible comments will not be tolerated! Twisted Evil
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halfhand wrote:
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little but accommodation in


Food, lift pass, a season skiing, living in a cushty pad (presumably).

Ok so you have to clean sh$tty toilets, crispy sheets, cook, clean and teach/babysit the rug rats (who are probably mid-teen and can outski most of us). What's not to love?
Toofy Grin

That's about the size of it but time moves on, i would think you over estimate the need for toilet duties and rug rats, as one of mine is no long a teenager.
, and we don't invite unhygienic guests.
generally sheets and towels need changing and the place should be well kept but we are not there all the time, just weekends an holidays
so although that's a busy time generally Monday to Friday its all yours
Sometimes its only the young adults and their friends which can get a bit wild but they are not as particular as Mrs M.
in those cases simple rules are expected like maximum two in a bedroom, noise control and making a reasonable effort that there is no inappropriate exposure to candid cameras from afar
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Skimum1 wrote:
@Extremophilemorally unpleasant, and to call out inappropriate behaviour .


A seasons skiing in a decent chalet attached to some expectations of some weekend chores for someone who likes to cook, yeah clearly rotten to the core.

I have never ever said its about money, its about sharing your time time to help others (who dont have much time) to enjoy themselves in the mountains , so you can enjoy more time in the mountains and share our place when its not in use.

morally unpleasant and exploitative ? What absolute nonsense do you write?
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pam w wrote:
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understandable if the OP is a HNWI

Does that mean Reeely Rich? If I were cleaning the loos for a RR person I'd expect to be paid. People volunteering on projects such as sustainable housing, or vaccine centres, or teaching refugees English or saving turtles do so because they think they are supporting a good cause.

How little you understand about the ethics of enlistment.
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sugarmoma666 wrote:
pam w wrote:
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It's not about me being touchy it's about your behaviour setting the tone for the forum

Laughing How would you know about the "tone" of a forum to which you never contribute outside your own narrow interest?

I'm fairly sure you've said this before and I'm likewise fairly sure I've suggested before that it isn't true. Nix has contributed on other threads where he had relevant info to share, and the observant may have noticed he was on the "almost certainly" list for attendance on a BASH (that sadly ended up cancelled). He may be reading lots of threads but only posting when he feels has something useful to add wink


I was intending to join as a surprise, but I couldn't work out how to do this and retain some aspect of privacy
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nixmap wrote:
I was intending to join as a surprise, but I couldn't work out how to do this and retain some aspect of privacy


You could create another account on Snowheads using a different email address and name. The only problem is that when someone on the bash asks what your Snowheads name is you can't reply 'Nixm...errr ammmm...' while trying desperately to remember that other name you only use for booking bashes! NehNeh
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nixmap wrote:


I was intending to join as a surprise, but I couldn't work out how to do this and retain some aspect of privacy


I'm not fussed either way what your offer is or isn't. Also this is none of my business but what does make me wonder,
why would a person require so much privacy if a person is just going about a normal life, what would one have to hide?
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nixmap wrote:


I was intending to join as a surprise, but I couldn't work out how to do this and retain some aspect of privacy


I'm not fussed either way what your offer is or isn't. Also this is none of my business but what does make me wonder,
why would a person require so much privacy if a person is just going about a normal life, what would one have to hide?
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@Mother hucker, I'd imagine he would prefer not to receive in person what he gets from some quarters on here.
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@Tom Doc, I doubt most of the folks on here would act the same in real time, it's the interweb effect
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Mother hucker wrote:
@Tom Doc, I doubt most of the folks on here would act the same in real time, it's the interweb effect


I know, but in his shoes I'd be a bit wary about joining a bash if it meant everyone on the bash knowing I was Nixmap.
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Tom Doc wrote:
nixmap wrote:
I was intending to join as a surprise, but I couldn't work out how to do this and retain some aspect of privacy


You could create another account on Snowheads using a different email address and name. The only problem is that when someone on the bash asks what your Snowheads name is you can't reply 'Nixm...errr ammmm...' while trying desperately to remember that other name you only use for booking bashes! NehNeh



Really, you think admin doesn't match ip adresses to stop that kind of fakery... I mean in general that is not unreasonable.
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@nixmap, loads of people have multiple user names
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@nixmap, loads of people have multiple user names


well that does not really sound very private then if you know it.
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nixmap wrote:
Tom Doc wrote:
nixmap wrote:
I was intending to join as a surprise, but I couldn't work out how to do this and retain some aspect of privacy


You could create another account on Snowheads using a different email address and name. The only problem is that when someone on the bash asks what your Snowheads name is you can't reply 'Nixm...errr ammmm...' while trying desperately to remember that other name you only use for booking bashes! NehNeh



Really, you think admin doesn't match ip adresses to stop that kind of fakery... I mean in general that is not unreasonable.


So you fancy going on a bash but you don't even want admin to know your real life identity?
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nixmap wrote:
holidayloverxx wrote:
@nixmap, loads of people have multiple user names


well that does not really sound very private then if you know it.


I don't know who the individuals are...thats the point of a sockpuppet. In some cases people have forgotten their username or lost access to the original email so they just create a new ID and they put it in their signature. anyway event...no admin does not stop multiple usernames
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halfhand wrote:
nixmap wrote:
Tom Doc wrote:
nixmap wrote:
I was intending to join as a surprise, but I couldn't work out how to do this and retain some aspect of privacy


You could create another account on Snowheads using a different email address and name. The only problem is that when someone on the bash asks what your Snowheads name is you can't reply 'Nixm...errr ammmm...' while trying desperately to remember that other name you only use for booking bashes! NehNeh



Really, you think admin doesn't match ip adresses to stop that kind of fakery... I mean in general that is not unreasonable.


So you fancy going on a bash but you don't even want admin to know your real life identity?

Privacy in social media? Now that's a oxymoron!
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@nixmap, You could do it, and Admin might well know that you're also Nixmap, but he might not. If he did I'd expect him to be discreet. There's no reason anyone else on the bash would know.
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Tom Doc wrote:
@nixmap, You could do it, and Admin might well know that you're also Nixmap, but he might not. If he did I'd expect him to be discreet. There's no reason anyone else on the bash would know.


Unless nix is instantly recognisable (footballer, popstar, minor royalty, media mogul etc..) Laughing Laughing
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@halfhand Good point. Any bookies on here willing to put up some odds? Eh oh!
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