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apcnova
January 3, 2008
Member since 02/26/2007 🔗
4 posts
Hello All,

I've been a long time lurker of this site and finally decided to go ahead and make my first post. I've used this site quite a bit to get good info on the local resorts and pretty much anything skiing related.

I only started skiing 5 years ago while I was in college and just last season I started to go regularly at Liberty. This season a couple of friends and I have planned a trip to Colorado in a week or so and I'm really looking forward to that.

Have a good winter and a Happy New Year.

-APC
kwillg6
January 3, 2008
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,023 posts
great to have u on board! Hope u get in on some of r more "lively" discussions. ;\)
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
January 3, 2008
Member since 10/18/1999 🔗
1,527 posts
Welcome apc... Is that for Armored Personnel Carrier? :-)

This is a great site, and has been a center of the ski lingo for close to 10 years now. Nice to get new ideas and new outlooks in an otherwise very transitional area.
Clay
January 3, 2008
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
In a very tansitional area?
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
January 3, 2008
Member since 10/18/1999 🔗
1,527 posts
Yes, unlike other areas, DC's population is much more transitional given the dynamic nature of the federal government and the fact that the younger, sports-minded population (from which DCSki takes its roots) tends to move much more frequently.

Wonder if you take the members who originally signed up in 1999, how many of them are still in the area. Bet not many...
kwillg6
January 3, 2008
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,023 posts
I agree with the transitional. Working in the public sector for the years I have, it's becoming more apparent accross most professions, especially the white collar techies. Those jobs related to the federal government and the lucrative contracts therin, are more dependent on the administration and whatever the hot button is at the time(ie: homeland security) but tend to not transition as quickly. But Ibotta is right on.
Clay
January 3, 2008
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
That makes perfect sense, but when I first read the message I thought you were talking about DCSki....

I always think of things being transitional and people being transient.
JohnL
January 3, 2008
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
3,514 posts
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Yes, unlike other areas, DC's population is much more transitional given the dynamic nature of the federal government and the fact that the younger, sports-minded population (from which DCSki takes its roots) tends to move much more frequently.

Wonder if you take the members who originally signed up in 1999, how many of them are still in the area. Bet not many...


I hate to challenge some myths, but I'll bet DC is not as transient as it's made out to be, especially when compared to other urban areas.

From DCSki User List, taking only people who've posted more than 10 times and registered during the first three years. (Any less than 10 posts means they've never gotten traction on this site.)

Poster - # posts - register date ('scuze the formatting)
Scott 642 10/10/99 12:00 PM
lbotta 465 10/18/99 12:00 PM
Packyderm1 32 11/08/99 12:00 PM
Otto 134 11/19/99 12:00 PM
Jim 236 11/22/99 12:00 PM
ishaffer 13 12/29/99 12:00 PM
chuckie 67 12/29/99 12:00 PM
JohnL 1379 01/06/00 12:00 PM
Roy 610 01/11/00 12:00 PM
snobrdr 11 02/04/00 12:00 PM
twin58 185 04/01/00 12:00 PM
Gill 28 06/23/00 12:00 PM
MichaelB 49 11/20/00 12:00 PM
mrhazmat 47 12/07/00 12:00 PM
Chad 219 12/12/00 12:00 PM
AirHawk 55 12/27/00 12:00 PM
Finsout 21 01/23/01 12:00 PM
Mo 15 03/26/01 12:00 PM
johnfmh 1775 07/18/01 12:00 PM
myrto 212 10/04/01 12:00 PM
ski_guy_59 222 11/09/01 12:00 PM
PhysicsMan 220 11/20/01 12:00 PM
dtqjr 15 12/05/01 12:00 PM
kennedy 722 12/08/01 12:00 PM
JoeSoccerFan 12 12/19/01 12:00 PM
Lietmotiv 113 12/31/01 12:00 PM

Lot's of familiar names on the list, especially since we are talking about 6-8 years ago. How would a comparable sample in Boston MA, Cleveland OH, Denver CO, Kansas City MO, Charlotte NC or other areas stack up?
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
January 3, 2008
Member since 10/18/1999 🔗
1,527 posts
Well, let's analyze the factors... Best way is to take your list and then put in the last time they posted something to the site. Also consider that in my case, I'm back after two moves out of the area... Anything over a full year, which you can safely state was last year's ski season, you can consider it transitioned out of skiing or out of the area.

Poster - # posts - register date - Last post Over a year
Scott 642 10/10/99 12:00 PM Last post: 08/01/03
lbotta 465 10/18/99 12:00 PM 08/01/03
Packyderm1 32 11/08/99 12:00 PM 07/01/08
Otto 134 11/19/99 12:00 PM 07/03/22
Jim 236 11/22/99 12:00 PM 07/12/07
ishaffer 13 12/29/99 12:00 PM 00/02/18
chuckie 67 12/29/99 12:00 PM 07/03/20
JohnL 1379 01/06/00 12:00 PM 08/01/03
Roy 610 01/11/00 12:00 PM 07/06/04
snobrdr 11 02/04/00 12:00 PM 00/06/07
twin58 185 04/01/00 12:00 PM 07/03/07
Gill 28 06/23/00 12:00 PM 06/01/03
MichaelB 49 11/20/00 12:00 PM 07/12/07
mrhazmat 47 12/07/00 12:00 PM 05/12/06
Chad 219 12/12/00 12:00 PM 08/01/03
AirHawk 55 12/27/00 12:00 PM 01/04/19
Finsout 21 01/23/01 12:00 PM 07/12/17
Mo 15 03/26/01 12:00 PM 04/01/08
johnfmh 1775 07/18/01 12:00 PM 08/01/02
myrto 212 10/04/01 12:00 PM 07/11/29
ski_guy_59 222 11/09/01 12:00 PM 05/08/07
PhysicsMan 220 11/20/01 12:00 PM 06/02/03
dtqjr 15 12/05/01 12:00 PM 05/12/05
kennedy 722 12/08/01 12:00 PM 08/01/03
JoeSoccerFan 12 12/19/01 12:00 PM 03/08/08
Lietmotiv 113 12/31/01 12:00 PM 07/12/27

Current: 16 members
Over a year: 10 members

As you can see, 38 percent of the members may no longer be active from that original crowd. That includes some, like myself, who transitioned at least once already.

Of course, I have not done a Chi Square, Tau Beta or whatever, so it is statistically a conjecture. Points out, however, that there is a significant transitioning in the board, the same as it is in the general area of DC...
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