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Posted 02/01/13 - 04:57 PM
This site is looking fantastic, with lots of great features and interesting areas to check out.
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"From My Cold Dead Hands" I'm all for Gun Control...I use both Hands.
Posted 02/01/13 - 05:26 PM
Ya summed it up Sam... (Wiping a tear from my eye)
I know you get it.
I should have mentioned the trout opener at Stokes too. What a freekin great time that was!
Posted 02/01/13 - 05:44 PM
I lurked for months, that was the first Forum of any type that I belonged to.
Funny thing was that when I first went on NJH, I had zero intentions of ever posting on the site
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OK so the funniest thing I have seen here so far is there were so many didnt understand Anthony's user name at NJH , and Matt actually having to ask what it meant
Well maybe we all don't live in the gutter all the time
"Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History" - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
NJ State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Member
NRA Life Member
NWTF Women In The Outdoors Member
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DBuck Wrote: I just hope the political BS gets curbed over here
Atleast curb the tinfoil hat guys. Political discussion is always good but some people are just plain paranoid. [/php]
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Posted 02/01/13 - 07:29 PM
Fine, so why didn't you(mods)lay down the law? I know drag hand tied the hands of the mods but since before the sale an mostly after the site has gone down hill.
Red, just to give you an idea of what went on behind the scenes over there.
We were made to let stuff slide while Kris was in charge, he wanted nearly everything left alone. I remember at least twice trying to remove something that I thought was damaging to our sport and he actually yelled at me for moving the posts, then moved them back. He liked the controversy and that's what made the site so popular. People love drama. He knew that, and that's why NJH thrived and still is with no leadership or moderation.
After he left, (which we still aren't even 100% certain about, though he swears he doesn't own it, yet the info at the bottom still goes back to his company and address).... we were unsure of what we were supposed to do. We posted several messages trying to get answers from the new owner on how they'd like it run. Never a response. Is it still just Kris and he gave up caring and interacting? Maybe. I wouldn't blame him, he worked hard as hell to get that site up and running and got sick of dealing with it. He expressed that to us numerous times. Him wanting to sell it started off as a joke just a few years in. Then it grew into reality.
Finally, the moderator controls were not quite as easy to use there (though there were a few I prefered)....and we had ZERO help from automation because the entire site was hand scripted by Kris.
Add to that a dwindling number of active mods and an out of control amount of traffic and it was a full time job trying to make a dent for the few guys still actively moderating.
Do you know how many people over there had multiple screen names and would on one and act serious on another. We tried to control that, but it was beyond what just a few hands could do. About four of us finally got the ability to start banning the multiple accounts right at the end when Kris went radio silent on us.
So you have to understand, for everything you see us do "out there" on the main pages, we are running around doing 100 other things behind the scenes trying to make decisions and take actions on everything. Trying to resolve conflicts between members, banning spammers, etc.
It's not easy and we receive no pay or perks, and are often criticized; we only do this because we're trying to help. It got to the point where members drove me away from NJH. I didn't want to participate anymore. I would find myself just scanning threads and doing my best to moderate a site that I didn't want to participate in anymore. I mean, I'm no different than you or anyone else on here. I want to enjoy a place where we can talk about hunting, share tips, learn things, share stories, laugh with friends, engage in debate, etc.
Anyway, hopefully instead of telling you how much different things can be, we can SHOW you by keeping this site free of the non-sense.
Matt is trying to give us all the tools necessary to do that, so fingers crossed it'll never become the Wild West here.
“I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the animal not only as a target, but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature’s way of fang and claw and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow.” – Fred Bear
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Posted 02/01/13 - 10:31 PM
The prostaff era killed it for me.
Damn...I JUST got my ProStaff decoder ring in the mail!
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