A Flyfishing Forum?

Tracker

Active Member
#46
Just scanning a few pages, I find that the threads which invoke the most participation from members on this forum are NFR.

Page one, "NFR Coyote Encounter" 42 responses.

This thread alone which is technically NFR, although not tagged as such, has generated 45 responses at present.

Not sure if that means anything, but it is interesting.....:confused:
 

JS

Active Member
#47
Mark Kulikov said:
This thread alone which is technically NFR
Explain to me why that is not fishing related, fishing is an experience and anything that you expierence on the water is part of the adventure. That thread is about a fishing trip and something he observed while waterside. Im not bashing I just dont realize what all the fuss is aboot.
skeels
 

WT

Active Member
#48
We should expand the "NFR" concept. How is it NFR? How about an NFR rating system.

NFR-C&O, not fishing related but pertaining to camping and the outdoors.
NFR-H, hunting.
NFR-P, politics.
NFR-GW, global warming.
NFR-BSJ, ball sack jokes (seem to be popluar here)
NFR-PD, public drunkeness.
NFR-NW, naked women

You get the idea. Maybe PT and the real moderators can develop a uniform protocol for the uses of NFR.
WT
 

Tracker

Active Member
#49
Big Skeels said:
Explain to me why that is not fishing related, fishing is an experience and anything that you expierence on the water is part of the adventure. That thread is about a fishing trip and something he observed while waterside. Im not bashing I just dont realize what all the fuss is aboot.
skeels
Context confusion: "This" thread is ref "A flyfishing forum" the one we are currently posting on. Technically it is not fishing related.

I concur with your opinion on the coyote thread. I didn't label it as NFR.....the author did.
 

seanengman

Trout have no politics
#52
Fishing is about brotherhood and getting together with friends. I would despise fishing if all I could talk about to my friends was fishing. I consider all of you friends and enjoy your company, thats why I come here. I like to visit with my friends and give my friends a hard time, and just to keep this reply fishing related... anybody here open to do some creek fishing around Davenport on Saturday. Got some access to private property that is never fished. Peace and tight lines.
Sean
 

PT

Physhicist
#53
WT said:
You get the idea. Maybe PT and the real moderators can develop a uniform protocol for the uses of NFR.
WT
WT, reread my posts on this thread before volunteering me as moderator. I said in my initial post that I just thought it was getting a bit ridiculous. Nothing more. I didn't say we should expand and have other forums.

I know it's easy to take these things out of context or that the initial topic gets diluted as the post numbers climb. I was just posting one person's opinion but I can see that since my opinion is different than others it must not be valid.
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#55
chadk said:
. . . Mostly I fish alone and prefer it that way.
Me too, but the older I get the more worried my wife is about the prospect of me running my truck off the road or breaking an arm running around in the woods alone.

K
 

Davy

Active Member
#59
I agree with Jones, this site is something more than flyfishing. There are plenty of flyfishing sites with just "reports", basic info, etc, some even cover Washington, often the reports are from last spring-- but nonetheless they are "reports". Have at em'

Often the NFR posts are in many ways somewhat fishing related because they are conversations or thoughts or events between "friends" or virtual friends and thats what friends that fish do--when you fish with your buddy do you ONLY talk about flyfishing?,

Truth is there will be about 2 posts a week around here, or less, anymore if all you want is "reports," because of past happenings no one is going to "report". Don't blame them either.

Ultimatly, it's the moderators/Chris jobs to decide if a post should be sent away and or is or is not NFR, certainly not everyone elses, who gets to choose? you? me? If they don't see it soon enough for your taste, why are so many to jump all over it? Who put you/I in charge?, whoever you/I are?

I'd say there are about 20, maybe 30 people here that post often, are involved, sometimes, attend the gatherings, etc. Some maybe all of them even. The rest seem to be lurkers that only come out when they aren't happy about something, such as this.

I think just because it's someone new looking for info on rods/lines/reels/waders/threads/feathers etc is just fine. I don't care if it's the 1009th time it's been asked. I think it's ok to ask about anything, you may not get an answer but it's ok to ask. It may not be of interest to you, but I am sure it is to them. SO just don't answer if you don't care.

I better quit now, more I type, more mad I get thinkin about it. As was mentioned above, I think a few got some slightly too small of underwear for Christmas.
 

chadk

Be the guide...
#60
Davy said:
As was mentioned above, I think a few got some slightly too small of underwear for Christmas.

Davy - I solved that problem long ago... GO COMMANDO!!!

I agree with you. If you don't want to read NFR posts - then DON'T! Not that hard to figure out is it?? :confused: :confused:

And I also agree that nothing is hurt when the same question is asked over and over. There will always be fresh blood on the board and they will have questions. That's what we are here for in a large part. Sure, the search function is fine, but often times there is a new perspective, new technology, new info in general that could be beneficial. Again, if you are sick and tired of hearing about "how do I fix my leaky waders", then feel free to SKIP IT!!

Then you hear guys whining about being afraid to post reports or pics because the fish report\pic nazis will find an excuse to rip into them. WHO CARES?? Grow some balls and post what you want. You can't please everyone all the time - DON'T TRY!! :ray1: If someone rips into you, shrug it off. Or, heaven forbid, they have a valid point and you actually learn a lesson from it. Humble yourself and say, "thanks for pointing that out". When OMJ rips you for not reading the regs - well, that's his job around here. Deal with it. But jeez, stop worrying so much about what some dude you never met has to say about your report or pic. Just post it. Most of us will appreciate it probably.

There - I got that off my chest... :beer2: