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Hey, Tim, whatever happened to SlopeTalk?!?!

Glad you asked! Let’s recap, especially for newcomers…………

  • The Slope comments system has been the centerpiece of the site for most of Slope’s nearly seventeen years as a beloved website;
  • I decided to up Slope’s conversation game by creating a clone of the popular Discord system (although well shy of Discord’s $15 billion valuation). This new creation is called SlopeTalk.
  • Because Slope’s comment system is already oh-so-awesome, very few people have been using SlopeTalk, because there’s not a particularly compelling reason to do so.

So………..what to do? Ditch it? Give up? Nah, that’s not my style. I’d like to explain a couple of things we’ve been working on to put the paddles on SlopeTalk’s chest and see if we can get you good people to care about it and use it.



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I find this amusing and oh so appropriate. Here is a chart of the recent history of Slope’s premium memberships. It consolidated for months, broke out, retraced, and then went ripping higher. Congratulations to anyone who was long calls! George Carlin was right. People are goofy!


I have some epic posts waiting in the wings, but I am going to roll them out when people have more time and attention to really absorb them. So……….just a silly comment cleaner for now.