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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.

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Comment by Bruce Condello on February 3, 2012 at 6:58am

Friendly reminder only...Nobody's in the dog house. :-)

Comment by J. B. Hillard on February 3, 2012 at 6:42am

Not sure what this is all about but I still content the "edit" policy, length of time to edit, needs seriously extending. If there is some sort of costs involved in extending the time then that may be a consideration, but if there is no cost or other negative reason then it should be extended. Many forums have lengthy edit periods and some leave it open all the time. A 15 minute limit does not make sense if a poster wants to correct spelling, add, remove, or adjust content to make it read more correctly.   Having said that the forum is excellent in every other way. It's educational, informative, and brings anglers together to share.

Comment by Leo Nguyen on February 3, 2012 at 1:14am

Uh oh..did I, or a whole bunch of us screwed up?

Comment by J. B. Hillard on August 3, 2011 at 4:47am
When posting in a 'group', sometimes I need to edit for spelling errors, more into, etc, but I can't find an edit tab like there is in the regular forum.  Is there a way to edit a posting in a group?   Also, suggest the 15 minute time limit to edit should be extended or eliminated completely.  I don't understand the need for such a short time period limitation.  Others forums I subscribe too do not have a time limit.
Comment by James Micheal Landrum on July 17, 2011 at 9:04pm
How do you put a NEW Picture on????
Comment by J. B. Hillard on May 28, 2011 at 6:55pm
Just go down to "David" and click. This will take you to the correct page.
Comment by John Nguyen on May 28, 2011 at 6:51pm

How do I send a comment to the moderator of this website.

 

John

Comment by J. B. Hillard on May 22, 2011 at 3:52pm

Thanks for the info. Was not aware to edit you have to be quick on the trigger. Will do appropriately.

 

JBH

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on May 22, 2011 at 3:23pm

TO JB -

Edit fast! You get, like,15 minutes to go back and get it right. Once that time is past, that's it. I think this is to encourage people to keep it concise and relevant. Lots of forums do this.

Since there is no way for me to say anything in under 15 minutes, I write and edit in a separate document. Then I copy and paste when I get it the way I want.

Comment by J. B. Hillard on May 22, 2011 at 12:10pm
The rules are fine, but what about some instructin on how this forum works. For instance, how do you edit a previous post for such things as spelling, left out words, etc.

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