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Old 06-10-2011, 09:12 PM   #16
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Re: Nomination Thread for Best Trip Reports of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

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I hate nominating myself but I also think its nice to share stories and memories from great days on the water. And I was always taught that if you want something, you gotta go get it! And I could really use that mako 140!!!
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Description: An epic day on the water with great friends and monster fish!
Reason: What I feel every report should look like on here. Sure shooting fish is fun but at the end of the day what do you usually have to show for it? Sometimes its worth it to take the extra time to enjoy the memories. This was a day ill never forget simply because of the guys I was with.
I will absolutely second that thread! You've got some fantastic photography.

Tony, is there a limit to how many threads we can "second" .
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:18 PM   #17
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Re: Nomination Thread for Best Trip Reports of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

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I will absolutely second that thread! You've got some fantastic photography.

Tony, is there a limit to how many threads we can "second" .
Since we are just getting started and navigating the rules, I will answer this here. You get three seconds per region.

I just clarified the rule as follows:

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Members with over 50 posts may second up to a maximum of 3 nominated trip reports per region for a total of 9.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:05 PM   #18
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Re: Announcing a KILLER Concept! The Spearboard Best Trip Report Challenge!

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Old 06-11-2011, 11:50 AM   #19
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Re: Nomination Thread for Best Trip Reports of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

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I realize that these posts are liable to get pulled because they violate the policy about this thread only being for nominations and seconds, BUT:

I think that we should be able to nominate other peoples' posts so long as the original poster seconds it. I would personally feel kinda lame and very awkward nominating something that I wrote as the "Best Report". True watermen should have more humility than that, IMO...
Well, screw humility

You and your bro should self nominate your reports from the trip you took to 'lupe/cedros/benitos.

That's gotta be the best vid I've seen on here.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:53 AM   #20
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Re: Announcing a KILLER Concept! The Spearboard Best Trip Report Challenge!

one other suggestion: Make a sticky in each region for nominations..
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:16 AM   #21
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Re: Nomination Thread for Best Trip Reports of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

I nominate Chris Oak for

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread...96#post1456196

This is the sort of report that I treasure. Its well written, humble, makes me feel like I was there, and even has family values (just married).
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:21 PM   #22
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I nominate Chris Oak for

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread...96#post1456196

This is the sort of report that I treasure. Its well written, humble, makes me feel like I was there, and even has family values (just married).
Bill, that is a great trip report Chris wrote, but it qualifies for the next challenge starting July 1, 2011. I would second it myself.

Please find one for the time period listed above:

 Trip report thread origination – From January 1 to March 31

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Old 06-12-2011, 02:25 PM   #23
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Re: Nomination Thread for Best Trip Reports of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

Oh well. I should have known it would be too complicated for me.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:33 PM   #24
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Oh well. I should have known it would be too complicated for me.
LOL - Wait 20 days to nominate that one by Chris and find another one that was posted in the first quarter of this year.

Writing the rules was a "challenge" in itself. It can't be harder than trying to understand fishing regulations. But, I think like most things in life, once people figure it out, the fun will start. BTW, you were so right about the push-back on self-nomination. The compromise of allowing both types of nominations is workable I think. I may nominate some other people's reports myself.
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LOL - Wait 20 days to nominate that one by Chris and find another one that was posted in the first quarter of this year.

Writing the rules was a "challenge" in itself.
I'm sure it was.

But in all seriousness, I can see a problem for those of us with short memories. If we have to wait for the end of the quarter, we won't even remember some of the best trip reports. How can we easily scan the entire quarter to refresh ourselves and decide who to nominate?

I suppose there could be a sub-forum in each geographical forum where all the trip reports should go, but then half of us would forget we were supposed to put them there.
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I'm sure it was.

But in all seriousness, I can see a problem for those of us with short memories. If we have to wait for the end of the quarter, we won't even remember some of the best trip reports. How can we easily scan the entire quarter to refresh ourselves and decide who to nominate?

I suppose there could be a sub-forum in each geographical forum where all the trip reports should go, but then half of us would forget we were supposed to put them there.
For those of us with short memories, I may have a solution.

(Ahhh - I love the creative process)

How about this Bill (and others)?

I found in my Admin Control the ability to implement Thread Prefixes on a Forum by Forum Basis. As a test, I set up a prefix called "Trip Report" that is chosen by the thread originator when they start a new thread.

I applied this to the Texas Gulf Coast forum to test it out and to show everyone. I applied it retroactively to just two trip reports. check it out here:

http://www.spearboard.com/forumdisplay.php?f=115

Note that you can go to the bottom of the page and use the filter control to display only the Trip Reports.

Let me know if that works, and I will go back and implement it in only the regional spearfishing reporting forums.
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Re: Nomination Thread for Best Trip Reports of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

OK, it worked.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:37 PM   #28
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Re: Nomination Thread for Best Trip Reports of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

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I can see a problem for those of us with short memories. If we have to wait for the end of the quarter, we won't even remember some of the best trip reports..
Bill our memories arent that bad. im sure we can remember................. sorry i must have dozed off. Hey Bill............. what are you doing here?
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:20 PM   #29
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Cool concept! I hope it inspires some of the talent on this board that haven't posted reports lately to bring the cameras and share the stories.
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Cool idea Tony, it's otherwise quite hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
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