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diamond k

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forum exodus
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:57:42 PM »
Well it appears that the "other" forum seems to be imploding and a moderator over there finally seems to have really riled up the members. Hopefully more of the good ones will come over. personally i had my fill a while ago and recenty pulled some advertising from the magazine. I will be looking at this new magazine in the new year to potentially direct some of our advertising budget.

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 06:59:07 PM »
I wouldn't expect a "mass exodus" the plan here is steady growth whilst not becoming some sort of gong show. There are still lots of people that are not aware this place even exists.

Justin, keep in mind the mods are only following directives of the management, some of the mods over there are people I know personally and are good people, we have to be careful to not paint them all with the same brush.

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 07:14:03 PM »
Yeah I stopped going there awhile ago.

Got tired of one guy catching a normal size fish and posting eleven pictures of the same fish.

The worst part was all his flunkies posting about how cool he was.. ::)

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Re: forum exodus
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 07:57:35 PM »
Yeah I stopped going there awhile ago.

Got tired of one guy catching a normal size fish and posting eleven pictures of the same fish.

The worst part was all his flunkies posting about how cool he was.. ::)

Ah, come on Sonny, you weren't a fan of the hair gel God..... ;D
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 08:13:42 PM »
Ah, come on Sonny, you weren't a fan of the hair gel God..... ;D
He is the best....just ask him and he will tell you.

lol...yeah you nailed it.. ;D

The next time I need to sacrifice a virgin to the fish Gods..

He will be my choice.. ;)

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 09:29:26 AM »
I wouldn't expect a "mass exodus" the plan here is steady growth whilst not becoming some sort of gong show. There are still lots of people that are not aware this place even exists.

Justin, keep in mind the mods are only following directives of the management, some of the mods over there are people I know personally and are good people, we have to be careful to not paint them all with the same brush.
The forum is growing slowly but steadily here. Atleast you could come here its guys on here that respect eachother. I have said it more than once to some of the guys i know on the other forum that teh ao forum is slowly crashing and going downhill. IMO; would be nice to see a few mods on here paul.

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 12:27:50 PM »
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Justin, keep in mind the mods are only following directives of the management
Over the years Rob had some good moderators on that forum. I corresponded with a few of them through email for probably 8 years or so. Finally they got fed up with the BS and left. He appointed a few who never had the skills to be a non-bias mod, the job went to their head and the power trips began.

With that said, some members over there were trouble makers and contruibuted nothing to the forum or sport. Others were good contributers who shared valuable info, especially for newcomers and would stand up for a cause. (E.G. the MIHA) I was one of those members, one who petitioned relentlessly for supporter (against) signatures, also having several conversations with Rob on setting up petitions at shows.  When you elect a moderator that is detrimental to good members, you lose and for that I hold Rob responsible.

I too supported the AO magazine for many years and quit. In my opinion, it got so deep over there (and it started to dripple into the mag) that I didn't really care if I got banned or not enough was enough so I let one of his power trippin mods know exactly what I thought of him. I actually knew this would ban me and I didn't GAF. Later, I had a private conversation with another mod who told me Rob suggested to his mods, tred lightly on banning some members. So some power tripping mod bans a long time supporting member and where is the alliance?  with the piece of shit whom is no longer there and was removed shortly after.
Some of you probably remember my battles with TJ. (then again, who hasn't battled with TJ) There's a guy who should have been punted a long time ago. Why is he still there? Staff, he writes for Rob's magazine. Big deal, half of it he steals fron other outdoor writers and rewords it and the other half is BS. This guy has fought with virtually everyone on that forum who had the 'slightest' different opinion than his. You dear not differ with TJ or he takes it personally and claims he's defending his so-called character. Did you know TJ quit the forum for about 6 mths and then came crawling back. He told a friend of mine (I will protect his anonimity) that he was too good for the AO forum and didn't need the BS of those members who tartered his name. Whow, what a conceded big feeling prick. Ahhh but he's back with the lesser peons. :D It also seems a little strange to me that I was silently unbanned from the forum without an explanation to why such a change of heart from the GREAT One.....but .... let me assure you Mr. M, I like TJ will not come crawling back. If your forum falls to shit, I got to say, it looks good on you!!!
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Re: forum exodus
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2012, 01:58:19 PM »
All I can say guys is get the word out. As far as the politics of it we had our battles when this place first got started, I had to fight to get an ad in the fishing regs, and they were supposed to open a spot in the hunting regs for us this year, of course that never happened. With that my desire to support anything to do with the regs died, for the cost to run an ad I can run a huge facebook drive or google ads. That's why I posted about the ihunter app.

http://albertasportsman.com/alberta-fishing-hunting-forum/ihunter-app-coming-for-android-os/

I strongly urge everyone with a smartphone to support this guy, he has faced some serious challenges getting it going and I won't elaborate, but consider the person in this province who thinks they own the hunting and fishing regs and the problems it might create.

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Re: forum exodus
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 05:59:14 PM »
Other than spamming what else real has needed to be controlled ?
No problems so far other then a few trolls. Your right, it would be more for spam and sometimes admin or paul arent on here for a few days which if there was problems it  could be dealt with if there was a few mods on here..

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2012, 07:02:41 PM »
As many of you know I have rejoined the AO forum. For me it was purely for the entertainment and there is with out a doubt some good members there,, lots bad but lots good. Personally for me I need the conversation at work,, I really do. The more sites a guy can be a part of the better the conversation. I really don't know why this site hasn't taken off bigger than it has I really thought it would and it should have. It growing steady but very slowly,, to bad. I hope I can always consider this place my home and I truly hope it starts get get busier here,, it would be nice.

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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2012, 08:30:22 PM »
Well, well, well, I better keep my thoughts to myself and that I will.

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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 09:01:11 PM »
Why is that tuc?  You are definatly ok to voice anything here.  Who cares if someone is on AO or here.
Yeah...I'll second that.. ;)

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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2012, 10:20:10 PM »
 AO use to have several good people on there. A lot of them are here now. AO use to have a lot of p.ricks, they still do -1 by his own choice. Maybe he finally looked in the mirror without the rose colored glasses.
 One thing that does bother me, as Paul mentioned, is the refusal to allow advertizing for Alberta Sportsman in the Alberta Hunting Regs. I can't refuse to buy the regs, but I can refuse to buy Alberta outdoorsmen rag.

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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2012, 09:10:28 AM »
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One thing that does bother me, as Paul mentioned, is the refusal to allow advertizing for Alberta Sportsman in the Alberta Hunting Regs.
He's up there azz so far they let him get away with it, that's why we need a change of government in Alberta. This is only one scenario, there are many of them but we won't go there.

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Re: forum exodus
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2012, 09:56:42 AM »
You know I don't have a big issue with the management of the regs over the years, Rob has done a pretty good job with it albeit sometimes there is in my opinion too much advertising and other filler. He does understand the publishing business, that's what he does, and I am not sure on how the contract works for him but I am certain there is some cost saving to the Government by letting him manage it. Klein really pushed hard to privatize as much as he could. My disappointment has been with the reluctance to work with other people and the feeling of entitlement and control. But again, fair enough, a good businessman does what he can to protect his interests.

I would like to see alternatives for people, that's why I am urging people to support the ihunter app. I would also like to see an option for just the straight regs in a separate publication for those that want only the legal aspect of it without having to weed through the rest. Of course again, this may be cost prohibitive, again, the ihunterapp is a great option but it does cost money.

I know there's lot's of guys here frequenting both boards, Alberta Outdoorsman forum is a lot busier and there is more discussion there. The rules are a bit different, but generally if you act like a douchebag on any board out there, you will be punted. There is no reason that both boards can't exist, it's not a competition, it's an option.

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Re: forum exodus
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2012, 10:03:16 AM »


I would like to see alternatives for people, that's why I am urging people to support the ihunter app. I would also like to see an option for just the straight regs in a separate publication for those that want only the legal aspect of it without having to weed through the rest. Of course again, this may be cost prohibitive, again, the ihunterapp is a great option but it does cost money.



Ideally straight regs would be the answer. Not one bit of advertizing and no "stories". The old fold up map type regs served the same purpose and was all on one sheet of paper.