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If I throw out fish porn in the saltwater section what is wrong with that? I'm not begging anybody's ass to come over here and fish with me. Most folks on this site know I guide in Hawaii. What does that have to do with posting large, beautiful wild bonefish caught in Hawaii. And by the way Whipper, if you took the time to read my posts you'll see 95% of my Hawaii posts are giving tips, advice or dispelling the hundreds of bullshit rumours and misinformation people have spread about Hawaiian Flyfishing. So far the fellas have been appreciative of big assed wild bonefish pictures and some sound information on island flyfishing of all kinds. Sounds like you need to apply for a moderator position Slippery whoever you are........ Oh, that's right we those positions filled. Hopefully we'll land another pig tomorrow here in Hawaii and I'll post that picture too. Just for you. Mahalo and Aloha Coach
 
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If I throw out fish porn in the saltwater section what is wrong with that? I'm not begging anybody's ass to come over here and fish with me. Most folks on this site know I guide in Hawaii. What does that have to do with posting large, beautiful wild bonefish caught in Hawaii. And by the way Whipper, if you took the time to read my posts you'll see 95% of my Hawaii posts are giving tips, advice or dispelling the hundreds of bullshit rumours and misinformation people have spread about Hawaiian Flyfishing. So far the fellas have been appreciative of big assed wild bonefish pictures and some sound information on island flyfishing of all kinds. Sounds like you need to apply for a moderator position Slippery whoever you are........ Oh, that's right we those positions filled. Hopefully we'll land another pig tomorrow here in Hawaii and I'll post that picture too. Just for you. Mahalo and Aloha Coach
Pic of yourself holding fish = awesome fish porn.

Pic of client holding fish, with phone number, logo and link = advertisement, plain and simple, regardless of how nice the fish.
 
#19
Chris, Jerry and myself will take care of the moderation. This post is fine, and it sounds like a kick-ass trip.
From forum rules:

"No spam. This includes promotion of other sites as well as sales, marketing or research."

Sorry, but this doesn't say anything about people we like/respect (which certainly includes Leland!) being exempt. This is a blatant Orvis advertisement, and the fact that it was posted by one of the "cool kids" doesn't change that. The original post should be deleted instead of SW's post objecting to it. Deleting SW's dissenting opinion is a gutless move IMO. Is this a "club" or a community?
 
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Charles Craumer

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#22
get over it boys, too much bitching not enough fishing. damn diggin up the forum rules guys...get over it. ibn has it
 
#23
I seem to pay more attention to the Salt sub-forum than any of the others, and normally the postings are all informative, contain nothing but genuine questions of interest, good humor or encouragement.

To my recollection this is the first time I've ever seen any of the bitch'in on it that you tend to see on the general fishing forum. Ibn, thanks for closing the door on that. :thumb:
 

Jmills81

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#25
So freaking what.....great deal posted buy a site sponsor. And in response to over commercializing.....whoever said that should have the joy of paying Chris's site management and server fees. And oh yeah, commercials and site sponsors PAY for this site to exist. While I am sure Mr Scoones and the team do a LOT of this work without being payed, I don't think this forum would exist in the current state unless some good businesses helped underwrite the site

Thanks IBN for regulating.....jesus there is sooooo much more in this world to get pissy about
 
#26
My god, isn't there more important stuff to get worked up about? Sounds like a great deal offered by a site sponsor. No problem in my book. Wish I could make the trip.
 
#27
Oh, I assure you I know who the sponsors are and frequent them as much as possible. I also have the utmost respect for Leland and his posts are generally very informative and he's a welcome member to WFF. That said, I just calls them as I see them when I feel we are getting overly commercialized. I thought that his earlier post regarding this trip, though yes a great deal, went a little over the very grey line of etiquette vs. commercial interests.

To play devil's advocate to my own comment, Leland does not abuse this privilege like some constant self-promoters do by a long shot (Hawaiian bonefish). I pledge to save my angst for persons more deserving in the future.

--SW
Good luck since you have been banned!
 

Chris Scoones

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It isn't all that uncommon that the sponsors put a post up outside of the classifieds or events forum area where it's absolutely supported. Usually I'm on it fairly quickly to move it over but other times like now when I'm focused on work you may see it before it gets moved. That doesn't mean it's time for, or appropriate to, ratchet up some sort of attitude. Especially in this case. Instead, if you think we (the moderators and I) need a heads up on post that seams against the grain look for the icon link
in the upper right of the post.

Thanks,

Chris Scoones
WFF
 
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