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Title: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: DL2 on March 31, 2003, 01:59:00 PM
Seems to me that most respect each other on this site and it is a very freindly place to be. I really like it here and believe this is the place to talk about trad topics. You've got me for the long haul.

Seems on the "other" site, especially one forum there is a lot of name calling and disrespect going on. I noticed one thread on the LW that had been closed a topic regarding this site. As a visitor some weeks ago I noticed that anything to do non-sponsor topics or relevance - the topics would dissappear. Is it just me or have others noticed that too?
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Ghostbow on March 31, 2003, 03:17:00 PM
Don't know.  I haven't really been there since this site got up n'runnin'.  All I know is this is a very pleasant and warm place to be, and was very much needed.  Enjoy!!!  :cool:
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Ted A. Young on March 31, 2003, 04:04:00 PM
Respect is some thing we all have to earn by the type posts we add.  Discipline on the other hand is some thing the moderators will have to dish out.  All I would ask is that we all try not to be deserving of disipline but that when needed it will be administered in a fair and equitable way.  Not like it has been, is being, and most likely will continue to be done on sites that will remain unmentioned
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Sparta-T on March 31, 2003, 04:44:00 PM
Much of the respect factor has been built into this forum after bad experiences elsewhere.  I don't feel like there is a "muzzle" atmosphere on tradgang, simply a gentleman's agreement to keep things friendly.  As Meathook has often said, most folks would not verbally say the things in the presense of the other party, that they feel free to type..........quite an observation.   :eek:  

I am very much enjoying the "campfire" atmosphere and come here to chat without the potential for ugliness.  It is OK to disagree, but not in a way that leaves folks bitter or angry.  We all have our own way, but that is not the ONLY way.   ;)
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: heydeerman on March 31, 2003, 06:52:00 PM
I am with yall on this one. I really enjoy this site the way I used to enjoy the other one. I used to go to the other site first thing every day. Now I check it every once in a while. Trad Gang rules.
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Danny Muzzey on March 31, 2003, 08:07:00 PM
DL2, this is a Friendly site mostly because it's about Bowhunting and so far no politics are involved. Involve politics like you have on the "other site" and you may notice a change.

Let's leave it on that other site.
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: CT Bowhunter on March 31, 2003, 08:21:00 PM
This site is great. I'm tired of all the c$%^ on that "other" site. I posted some info about a new bow that I bought. Wow, I was slammed long and hard by some people. Even got a few private e-mails. All I did was post the results of some testing on the bow. Even the bowyer contacted me to say that my test data was similiar to his. Geez tried to pass along some cool info and had my families ancestory questioned. No more, this is the place.
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: runswithskunks on March 31, 2003, 11:18:00 PM
So, CT Bowhunter, exactly what kind 'o ancestry are ye trying to hide anyway?  Pray tell?    :p  

rws
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Dogman on April 01, 2003, 06:40:00 AM
You certainly can feel the difference here.  I like many already mentioned made looking on the other site one of my first daily things to do.  As things started going the way they did on there I spent less time there.  This site is a fresh and welcome change, and I for one support the moderators in their position of keeping respect of each other as an upmost priority.  Thanks guys for a great place to come and learn.............
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: CT Bowhunter on April 01, 2003, 08:07:00 AM
Supposedly my development was just short of a rock, potato, or some sort of small furry animal. Depends on who you were talking too  :D  . Doesn't matter, I just ordered another one of the bows  :D    :D    :D  .
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Cueball on April 01, 2003, 08:50:00 AM
This is my new home also.  I had grown really tired at the old site.  However there were just no options.

......................Roby....................
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Charlie Lamb on April 01, 2003, 09:06:00 AM
Well, I certainly tip my hat to the boys from Georgia for there creative spirit and for being the great guys they are.
Their intent was to have a site founded on respect and wisdom and that's cool. However, I also have to commend all who have entered here so far. Without a doubt all here are conducting themselves with a degree of professionalism and integrity which make me proud to call this group "brothers".
Who was it that said, "united we stand...."

Finest group I ever shared a campfire with.
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: OH at work on April 01, 2003, 09:45:00 AM
Charlie, I agree with you 110%.  Lance, Terry and others gave us this site and just ask that we be respectful of all.  All those who have used it so far have been those I too would want to share a campfire with.  I believe Lance, Terry, Admin, etc will do all they can to keep it that way but they need the help of all of us here!  :)  

Joe
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Danny Muzzey on April 01, 2003, 05:47:00 PM
Ok, I've been around "that other site" for quite a few years and I sorta know Terry and Lance by their post, but what I gotta know is whotheheck is Mr. Admin?
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Terry_Green on April 01, 2003, 07:20:00 PM
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... but what I gotta know is whotheheck is Mr. Admin?

At yer service, Sir!   :D  

Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Danny Muzzey on April 01, 2003, 07:38:00 PM
I surely do preciate that info and I'm pleased to meet you too. I'd shake yer hand, but I ain't sure that I'd recognize you  :confused:
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Mason on April 19, 2003, 12:03:00 AM
Sadly, they will come!   :mad:
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Roger Norris on April 19, 2003, 12:30:00 AM
I still appreciate what the LW did for us all. We all have made friends (and some enemies) over there. I still check in every day, but I post less and less. It's just to easy to get into an argument over there. But I will NEVER have a negative word to say about guys like Pat and Brian.

Tom is right, the gentlemans agreement over here to keep it civil is contagious. I like it.
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Stickbow on April 19, 2003, 08:54:00 AM
Mr. Admin, would you be related to a feller named Harpo?  :)
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Gray Buffalo on April 19, 2003, 09:24:00 AM
Been shooting a bow and arrow for over 50 years and learn something almost every day here. One thing I do know is respect. I respect everyone's opinion as long as it’s given in a constructive manner. Take what helps you and think about the rest. They may be right.  :saywhat:
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Terry Green on April 19, 2003, 10:08:00 AM
Mason,

Some have already tried, and found the gate locked.
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: WildmanSC on April 19, 2003, 11:30:00 AM
COB,

I want to know who is posting with the alias of COB?  Crusty ole Cob could never be as diplomatic as the one who posted on this thread!!    ;)    :)    :scared:    :smileystooges:    :D
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Mason on April 19, 2003, 12:26:00 PM
Terry,you guys are doing a great job of keeping it all on an even keel over here,nice to be able to read thru all the threads without the bickering that goes on at the LW.Great site,Thanks, Mason  :cool:
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Ted A. Young on April 19, 2003, 07:33:00 PM
Wildman it's me, honest.  I like the atmosphere a lot better than some other places I've been.  It brings out the best in me!    ;)    :D    :rolleyes:  

Ok, ok, would you believe my wife has started setting next to me and monitoring what I type and is holding a gun to my head and telling me she will shoot me if I get out of line one more time.

  :scared:    I think she means it!
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: bayoulongbowman on April 19, 2003, 07:51:00 PM
Ted , I agree this is a very informative site and the information has already help me in a field situation,and I thank You...the good Lord gave us 10 rules to follow..not 2 or 4 or 7 o8 ,but 10...walk his way and he will be with you ...keep up the good work so old dawgs like me can passem to my 12 year old..thanks Mark
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: Frank on April 19, 2003, 08:58:00 PM
You mean there are other sites?

PA is a good one.  The other site, well enough has been said.

Frank
Title: Re: Respect & finding it here.
Post by: MikeW on April 19, 2003, 09:11:00 PM
I think LBR hit the nail on the head.

 
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Boards get in a sad shape for a number of reasons--folks in charge using the buddy system when it comes to the regulation/enforcement of the board rules, potential profit becoming the focus instead of the love of the sport, people typing things from the safety of a keyboard that they would never say face-to-face, folks that just thrive off conflict and/or are just looking for attention, and not being able to see the other fellows face to see if he is grinning or grimacing to know whether what is being said is serious or just in fun.
Respect has to be earned!
I still visit the LW but this has become my new favorite place. Definitely a better atmosphere here and so far everyone has been civil. I hope it remains that way. Good job guys!!

Common courtesy goes a long ways.