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What happened to the other forum???
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Thor    Posted 05-15-2002 at 10:07:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey everybody!,

I occasionally visit this site to see what's going on but this is the first time I've ever posted. I usually hang around the Yesterday's Tractors boards as I'm a certified Farmall nut.

I keep reading little bits about the country people board and that there were some problems. I don't mean to pry, and probably don't need all the "details", but can someone tell me exactly what transpired? I'm just curious...

Thanks,

Thor


Greg VT    Posted 05-15-2002 at 11:05:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Same ol' crap. Some trouble maker named Augie started a thread bashing liberals. Then Burrhead started a new thread asking Kim why That other fella could get away with that after last weeks scolding. Was away from the computer for a few hours and came back to Kim's note. I wondering if some folks got banned along with the site being down. There are a couple of names that regularly post here, there and on the tractor boards who ain't been heard from since...anybody know?


Redneck    Posted 05-15-2002 at 13:08:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whats good for the goose is good for the gander.I think folks get bent out of shape over nothing,just strong dicussion.If the black headed feller insults the blond headed feller enough,he is going to insult the black head back.I'd hate to have Kim's job.


Well, here is my take    Posted 05-15-2002 at 12:51:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have something to say that isn’t going to be popular with a few folks but I feel strongly that it needs to be said. Maybe it will help keep this board a place where people can enjoy themselves.

I have been watching cyber boards, forums, groups etc almost since they were invented. Some come and go like the seasons but others stay around for quite a while. A board is a board, not much in the name makes one different than another. Moderators can make some difference depending on how much they interfere but the big difference I see from board to board is what I call the “monarchs” (for lack of a better term). Monarchs are the posters that by posting often seem to gain control over the flow of things on the board. They takeover more or less by popular request of board followers. To illustrate my point, one needs to look no further than Kim’s sites and compare the former country people board here with the tractor tales bunch over on YT Mag. The “talers”, as they are known, run a pretty smooth ship over there, very little bickering, just the occasional troublemakers that frequent any board. They have their “monarchs” too biggest being “Red”. I don’t post over there and I don’t know John Fritz from Adam but he has been on that board forever, always a kind word when needed, no words when none are needed. “Red” didn’t take that board by force, he is popular because of his nature and the board flows with him and a couple others who are likewise easy to get along with. If a person wants to become one of the guys over there he better be careful about being controversial. I watch and post on several boards that work like the tractor tales board does. Now, the “monarch(s)” of the country people board were a different breed. Some of the stuff posted over there would have haired anybody up with a little backbone, so a lot of topics turned into a slam sessions. Difference? The “monarchs” couldn’t leave anything alone, and when nobody else would stir the poop, they would start it themselves. Newbies usually watch a board for a spell before they post and they want to be welcomed as one of the guys, so when “the guys” are stirring poop, the newbies join right in, and on and on they went.

It appears to me that if people like the subject matter of a board, but don’t like the occasional crap that goes with any of them, they need to leave it alone, meaning the crap. Don’t answer it to argue with it, don’t answer just because its one of the regulars who posted it. How many of you would continue to post here if nobody answered your posts? same for the crap stirrers, NOT MANY. So the answer lays with us, don't want controversial types taking over, don't answer posts aimed to stirr crap. The regulars and monarchs from the country people board can only blame themselves for what transpired over there, certainly not Kim, nor the occasional poster. I don’t know if Kim banned them or not, none of my business either. I would guess that they are licking their wounds if nothing else.


Salmoneye    Posted 05-15-2002 at 11:42:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Still reeling from that skillet slap.
But lurking...


Now how'd you know...    Posted 05-15-2002 at 13:24:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
you wuz one of the ones I was talking about?

You just get some ice on that lump and take it easy tonight with a big jug of "aged" cider and you'll be good to go in no time.

;>)
Greg VT


Salmoneye    Posted 05-15-2002 at 13:38:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Catchin any Salmon?
Too darn cold and windy for me out there.
You doin The Rotary and The LCI?

Thinking of changing my nick to Mr. Clean...

;-)



Greg VT    Posted 05-15-2002 at 14:38:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Had one good salmon day before the runoff raised the lake back to normal. Haven't been out since. Concentrating on putting some Walleye in the freezer while they are in the river and easy to catch. Lookin forward to the derbys. We get a campsite on Burton's Island for the LCI and make a weekend out of it. Met a chef from NECI last year on the island. Got him fishing with us this year. What he can do with a couple campstoves and a fire... It ain't often ya get to eat vittles like that while sittin' on a rock in front of a lean-to.

You?


Salmoneye    Posted 05-16-2002 at 04:42:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nah...

Too much like work these days what with fighting the crowds and the Lampreys.
When you are bottom bumping for lakers and the ball comes up with lampreys attached, you know you have a problem with the fishery.
Getting reports now of scarred bass and northerns.

Used to spend all three days of each on the water.
Slept in shifts, or when we could not stand up anymore.

If we do either, we will fish at night for walleye only.
Still have a couple of secrets when it comes to them.
I never really did much in the rivers. An occasional drowning of worms and leeches.
I prefer loud stick baits at night.
The lake at night scares a lot of the weekend warriors out of the way for us...

;-)


Greg VT    Posted 05-16-2002 at 06:15:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
So your the other one we see out there...LOL

Do alot of that ourselves... Ripplin Redfins and Bomber Long A's with the blue reflector strip inside.

Got to be careful though... Two years ago I awoke from my doze to the sound of screaming drags. Started grabbing rods and setting hooks when I noticed the planner board acting a little peculiar. That's because it was bouncing along the shoreline of the island that we almost ran aground on. I'll never let my buddy forget that figuring that my constant reminded might keep him awake...


Salmoneye    Posted 05-16-2002 at 08:14:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What are ya using on the Salmon?
My favourite will always be 1/4OZ MooseLooks.
I have great success with Silver/Chrome and Copper depending on the day.
Never could get Brass to produce well.
First thing I always do when I get em out of the package is replace the trebles with a single #2 Mustad.
Course there are days when all they want seems to be Grey Ghosts...


Greg VT    Posted 05-16-2002 at 10:17:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The old faithfuls are the copper/red head Needlefish and the rainbow Needlefish. The last couple of years probably caught more fish on a silver/blue/pink/black Michigan Stinger then anything else. They come with trebles which we replace also. Don't keep very many Salmon and those trebles can do some damage. Also have a black/purple with a white back spoon that is always in the top of the box. The one good day we had this spring we were trying out some small Yoko Zuri stick bates. Seemed to work pretty good. Your right about the Ghost. If all else fails we'll get out the feathers, either the Ghost or a Joe's Smelt. I wish the State would get a hold of the lamprey situation. Three years ago things seemed to be getting better. Last year clean fish were hard to come by, including Northerns and Walleye.


Salmoneye    Posted 05-16-2002 at 10:31:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would love to comment on the people that are tying the States' hands on poisoning lampreys...But...I would just get someone upset and get the skillet up side my head.
Wouldn't want to have to educate anyone or heaven forbid upset someones delicate sensibilities with facts and such.

We can shoot swans, but don't let anyone touch the cormorants or lampreys.
I am starting to see Cormorants at a nice little lake in The Kingdom that has Lakers, Rainbows, Brookies and various pan and bait fish. The Cormorants will not get a foothold there if I have anything to say about it...


Greg VT    Posted 05-16-2002 at 10:58:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL
Yea, I wanted to spice that comment up a little but chose to bite my tongue, something I'm usually not to good at. Some concerned citizens up my way are choosing to go after them same people over the fact they want to add millions of dollars and a couple of years on to the Missiqoui Bay Bridge project in order to "save" the Spiney Soft Shell Turtle of which they have found a 1/2 dozen or so using the existing man made causeway as a basking site.

Let me know if ya need a hand 'relocating' them Cormorants.



Jim (Mi)    Posted 05-16-2002 at 11:51:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ya going out for Salmon this weekend? Went two weeks ago no luck. Last weekend was at a wedding. A friend went out and picked up a few the other day. Planning on going this weekend. We have thoses dumb calls on the big lakes over here. Only use we have for them is for duckhunting if they land in your spread they make great live decoys.


Greg VT    Posted 05-16-2002 at 12:28:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't know if I'll get out this weekend or not. Winds gonna blow pretty good out of the NW all weekend and we're having a late spring here. Lake temps still in the low 40's. Might be a good weekend to get after the Northerns in the bays.


Redbelly1    Posted 05-15-2002 at 11:42:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Greg,

I only know about what you know. A couple of the guys got into another name calling fight, and I guess Kim got tired of it.

So did I.

It's a shame too,...I like good discusion as much as anybody.

Heres hopin that Kim'll let things cool and bring it back up.


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