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#16
I hear what you are saying bassbear.

BUT I feel that you learn by asking questions, making comments and posting your own (good or bad ) experiences. I look at the guys like Rip, Roy, Ninja etc which have made thousands of posts - the amount of knowledge they have shared can fill best selling books. Now what if everybody just shares a tiny bit of their experience - How dramatically things will change.
If this is still too much effort - not a problem. How about just a:"Nice Fish", "Well Done, "Thx for the help" or even a "Happy Birthday"..

That said I still say the problem people are the guys that view the site just to leech the new hot-spots... And thats now fair to the rest.
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#17
I agree with bassbear

We are newbies and dont have any dams or knowledge to share, we are here to listen what the nr.1 in WP etc has to say so that we can learn.

If you guys want us to say hello, how are you? now and again by all means, but we cant contribute much more...

Will the Bee and homer share their dams with us if we talk crap just to say something?Dont think that should be necessary, we are all here for the love of bass fishing..
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#18
riprap Wrote:@Bassbear - you would need to clarify the hostility which I don't see anywhere? By the way, if a guy joined 6 years ago and posted once then he is not in the 1 644 of members who have never posted anything.

Riprap, what I was referring to is the responses new members get when posting for the first time if their profile isn't 100% up to date. The point I'm trying to make (which Roy proved) is that some people are afraid of posting as some members respond in an attacking way to posts.

I understand there are a lot of so called "roofkykers", but what is the harm in that?

I am not trying to offend anyone and I'm not over sensitive, just saying some people might be and some of the replies might be scaring them off.
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#19
Maybe bass fishing wasn't for the 1633???

You guys are looking into it to deep. Wait till summer and more okes log on again.

I would love to see Gmail and hotmail databases...
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#20
floatie, I suspected gmail, hotmail, yahoo etc are not allowed but maybe Nav can elaborate further.
Gents, we have discussed this matter before and I was never part of the paying site but those that were will tell you that they more willingly shared info with like minded fishing folk who were not on the site to just gleam info. We all have to start somewhere with this sport and imo BFSA is the go to place for this, the archives have a ton of info, many laughs and even some popcorn moments!
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#21
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riprap Wrote:@Bassbear - you would need to clarify the hostility which I don't see anywhere? By the way, if a guy joined 6 years ago and posted once then he is not in the 1 644 of members who have never posted anything.

Riprap, what I was referring to is the responses new members get when posting for the first time if their profile isn't 100% up to date. The point I'm trying to make (which Roy proved) is that some people are afraid of posting as some members respond in an attacking way to posts.

I understand there are a lot of so called "roofkykers", but what is the harm in that?

I am not trying to offend anyone and I'm not over sensitive, just saying some people might be and some of the replies might be scaring them off.

Quite frankly, any member has the right to report any post which they find offensive and it will be moderated.
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#22
@BaarsHaas

I started on BFSA only feeling comfortable with the quick "Well Done" etc, and this spiralled into questions, comments and reports etc. Now I know a quite a few of the BFSA guys and met some AWESOME people that has invited me to come and share in their knowledge and their waters..
My 2cents:
I feel contribution on forums is very much the same as in life. You get out what you put in.
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#23
True bee. I knew no one here. Now I have a data base of buds here.
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#25
Hey, I’ve been a member on the forum since March, and only started posting a few weeks back,
Before that I used to check out the site often.

If you asked me why I don’t post here is that I still feel outside of the community, that’s not to anyone’s fault but if I look at other sites I follow, Kickboatfishing – Here I started off on an introduction and then met many of the guys out of the water, there is also a small whatsapp group that brought a lot of chatter about and I got to know a lot of people through both of these ways.
Also when joining there I had a lot of questions, and I was the type of person to ask as well, and my posts there skyrocketed.

But on BFSA I had some experience as such so I joined here to read reports articles interesting facts, I don’t think I am knowledgeable enough to go around saying this is the way to fish this or that this technique is better so I keep my opinions to myself.

I also follow bassing – this website isn’t as active as BFSA or KBF but I can see why, members don’t know each other as there are a lot of us ‘new’ guys that are joining, I’ve been very lucky to get to know a lot of the KZN guys through my club or so on, but there are still many I don’t know. BigB from bassing had a great idea of a social get together which I am hoping works very well.

This is just me giving my opinion why others don’t post. I have started posting here and guys are more than friendly. It can also be confusing for some as it still is for me of which sites are active, I follow the three Bassing KBF and BFSA but I am sure there are more I am missing out on.

My suggestion is to maybe put more of a push on introduction threads, and have replies of the current guys saying where they are from so the new person can get a feel of where the everyone is etc.
Take my introduction from the 1st of July I’ve had 2 replies, but over 1600 views. – I’m not trying to attack or blame anyone, I could have had Zero replies, I’ve done my bit.
The only other thing that KBF have implemented which I think has really done amazing things for the site is that ability to use a ‘Taptalk’ app to view the form off of smart phones.
I do hope that you find something that works here.
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#26
@riprap, I am aware of the "report" option, but is it really necessary for some members to make comments that would warrant the use of this button.

All I am saying is be more considerate towards beginners and members posting for the first time. (I am not referring to you as I have not seen you post anything offensive)

I enjoy the site and don't have any issues with anyone.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences.
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#27
WHERE'S MY POPCORN!!!!!!!! So here's my 2c....Rip, why not have a 5 or 6 question 'general info' form that every new member has to fill in before registering....then once they've registered the system automatically logs a 'new member' post with the intro info and 'general info' form for everyone to see ( and welcome ) Set a date and make every current member have to reregister....go big or go home....alternatively everyone can stop moaning....why we trying to fix BFSA if it's not broken KAPEEEESH!?
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#28
I'm sorry, I cant resist :twisted:

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#29
I was bass fishing since i was 7.. my dad used to fish competitively, but i was still to young to understand how the game works.. when i was about 8, dad parked the boat. I carried on fishing farm pinds here and there..but untill three years ago i still only owned one old bass rod and baitcaster that i got from my dad.

A couple of years ago my uncle gave me some great baitcasters and rods.. and soon after that, vlokkinfluke invited me to a kbt... i joined bfsa and started going to kbt's and socials...

Since i became and ACTIVE member of bfsa, my life has changed.. i got a float tube, then a bass boat, and i am getting sponsored by Venom.. i broke my pb 5 times and ive learnt a ton.. thanks to bfsa and allowing me to have met guys like roy and vaughn and martin etc etc... all the guys from the kbts.. and a lot of other okes..

If in 2011 you told me that I was going to have a pisces, a bass boat, and more than 3 packets of plastics and 2 cranks.. and being a pro staffer.. i would have laughed...

Being involved with bfsa has changed my whole game.. and not because i just roofkyked... but because i asked questions. and someday i will maybe be able to answer some questions aswell.
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#30
Please don't say you have nothing to contribute because you're a newbie. Only a foolish person thinks they know everything,and who knows you may have some handy tips.They may be off the wall and a bit out there,but you never know.
I had a good laugh last year fishing at Albert falls with my good friend and now fishing partner for comps.We could not buy a bite the whole damn day,in fact it was actually quite depressing.Out of sheer desperation and for a laugh I rigged a 6" senko on a shakeyhead jig.I lobbed it in and my mate and I were having a chuckle,when It took off at a rate of knots!!!!! Ha Ha ha desperate fish,lucky etc etc was the banter.Next throw..ON............next throw...........ON. He rigged one up and it was on fire for him too.
I am a bit guilty of not posting and just having a browse through posts.I will try my best to add more.
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