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Old 02-26-2006, 10:04 AM   #11
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Re: Welcome Lurkers!

Originally Posted by mattymatt
I think the best solution to help register more users is make the all about guns forum and the off topic forum private. In addition, ban the mention of Rep/Dem Clinton/Bush Scuba/Free Florida/CA and whatever else I forgot. We will ease the lurkers on to the board before they realize what lunatics we really are.
You can only write/read about spearfishing alone for so much time before every topic is covered and you get bored of it. The off topics and commentary are why the membership is so high. It's entertainment and educational a lot of the time, generally more stimulating than the mind numbing drivel on TV. This is good being that a bigger audience is present to see the issues revolving around the sport we love...and that gives us an opportunity to act on them before it's too late.
“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?”
― Frederic Bastiat, The Law
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