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I'd like to reiterate the rules on Big Bluegill blog posts and discussions.


1. No profanity

2. No commentary in regards to race or religion, or politics

3. Stick to discussions on bluegill, fishing, bluegill fishing, fishing for bluegill, bluegilling, or substitute redear or any other type of sunfish or hybrid thereof

4. RESPECT--Remember to respect other Big Bluegill members opinions or traditions in regards to harvest practices or fishing methods.

It's OK to explain what you do, but don't slam anybody else for what they like to do. Anybody who has ever been on a fishing site realizes how explosive discussions on "catch and release" vs. "harvest" can be. It seems these talks somehow always degenerate into personal attacks. So far there have been ZERO problems on this site, but I think it's because of the extremely high caliber of members we have so far. If anybody on Big Bluegill thinks that somebody is being disrespectful please let me know. I will probably err on the side of caution and delete the entire thread. I'd rather be heavy handed, than see people upset with each other on Big Bluegill.

5. Off topic discussions, such as wishing people a happy holiday are absolutely OK, but if the topic begins to drift too far, the moderators reserve the right to pull the plug. Don't be offended, please, but sometimes it can be necessary to make an executive decision. After a discussion or blog has aged for a week or two, if I don't think it's related to bluegill I may possibly delete just to keep the content heavily in favor of bluegill or bluegill fishing.

6. Discussion on fishing methodology, such as fly fishing, spoon fishing, bobber fishing--anything like that--is highly encouraged. This site is becoming rich with good fishing information. I've been learning a lot. Keep up the incredible work.

7. Big Bluegill loves photos. I haven't seen any photos so far that have been out of line. I love every one of them. Keep 'em comin'!

8. Be cautious about blatant advertising. This isn't a street corner. It's a site to promote panfish--how to catch them, how to eat them, etc, and to be a clearinghouse for the best bluegill, redear and general fishing pictures available in the world. If I sense that you're here just to make a buck instead of contribute you'll find some of your contributions edited.

9. Absolutely no attacks on other anglers for their preferred methods of angling--PERIOD.

10. Please read this following rule carefully. Please do not use the messaging system to promote any political or religioius agenda. You will be immediately banned if I receive a complaint from a member. It does not matter if I agree with your view or not. This site is about bluegill, and NOT about religion or politics. My own personal beliefs are strong, but I have long ago learned that if I transmit these over the internet to somebody who is not interested in hearing them I am causing great harm to my own credibility, and to this site in general. If you send a personal message to anybody on this site that is threatening in any way, you will be banned. You will not receive a warning. The ban will be for life. No exceptions.

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Comment by clifford lee sanders on May 31, 2010 at 6:20am
ya im a kid and i love this site
Comment by JWinpisinger on April 18, 2010 at 1:11pm
Excellent content! The rules actually make this site MORE enjoyable. This site is also an excellent place for kids to be able to go to find out info about fishing. Thanks for the opportunity to join you good folks.
Comment by Don Lockwood on April 16, 2010 at 8:13am
I was very glad to find this site. I am primarily interested in fly rod fishing and using artificials. In my lifetime I have used live bait before with great effect. In the Louisiana swamps, it was a Hildebrant double zero spinner with a long shank #6 and a cricket.
Now I prefer fishing with various flies. Basically I just use the same ones i use for trout. looking forward to sharing information
Comment by Marty Prusock on March 29, 2010 at 8:27pm
I agree with the rules.
Comment by Pat Vaughn on March 20, 2010 at 10:49am
THANK YOU! This is just the sight i have been looking for. I just relocated to southern missouri and have no idea how to fish for bluegill here. I need all the help I can get. LOL!
Comment by Dave on March 5, 2010 at 5:32pm
Sounds like this is going to be one of the best sites around.
Comment by Magnolia Rick on February 18, 2010 at 9:49am
let me just dito Billy statement. As a pond owner and grandpaw this site and my new friend have been a blessing and A lot of help and fun. With the weather warming up, like Billy can't wait to post pictures of my grandkids and thier catches. I haven't seen anyone really post any thing I would adject to.
Thank for the great site and watching the membership grow you work will be cut out for you.
Comment by Billy Fason on February 18, 2010 at 8:58am
Being a pond owner, a grandfather, fisherman, and lover of BG, I can say this site gives me more enjoyment than any other I go to. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the information I have gotten from here is exceptional, to say the least. Thank you for taking the time to create and maintain this warm and inviting site. In addition to great information on gills, the other pond owners here have helped me so much with my own pond and what to do to improve it. They are some of the most informative people I have found. Thank you to all of you guys too. However, I must admit to a little jealousy and envy when I see some of the beautiful ponds and fish pictures I see here. I look forward to posting some pics this spring of my grandkids fishing and benefiting from your advice. In closing, thank all of you for making this site so enjoyable...
Bill
Comment by Magnolia Rick on January 15, 2010 at 12:42pm
I started seeing thing not related to Gill/Fish starting to be posted. Planes, cars personla blog. That stuff good on my Facebook but I'm looking here for more of the great fish pictures and fishing tips that made this site so great for me.
Now this is just me, an old man from Texas.
Comment by Brian on January 2, 2010 at 7:51pm
i agree one hundred and fifty percent !

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