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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun_Dog2002 View Post
    Technically we have over 5k users and only a few hundred votes on that thread. That's roughly only 4% of the rtf population that voted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun_Dog2002 View Post
    Technically we have over 5k users and only a few hundred votes on that thread. That's roughly only 4% of the rtf population that voted. Therefore you can't really say "the members" are in favor of doing anything. Course you may just be getting conditioned to in your state. How you coming on turning in your guns and learning to smoke pot?



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    This is why we need to show up ,like Amy said....The old saying of the "squeaky wheel gets the grease" still holds true...We need to make more noise if we are to see things continue as is or go to pot as some would like to see...Steve S
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    As someone else said, it's summer time. People are out training dogs, taking the family on vacation and such so participation is down. Happens every year.

    In the winter more people post, there's more content but there's also more snarkyness as people get cabin fever.

    I agree that some needed to go. I also agree that RTF is not what it once was, both for experienced training advice and just the atmosphere of the place. In part, IMO, because some have left for one reason or another that added content and flavor to the board, a handful of classic/mainstays of RTF have passed, and there are WAY more thin skinned members over the last couple of years that sick the mods on posters at the drop of a hat.

    Like everything else, there is an ebb and flow to RTF. You either ride the tide or get out of the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Shih View Post
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    However, it seems that some are unwilling to accept by the decision of the janitor and the desires of the majority.
    Hey, thats just like Government! We the People- vote- and no matter what we vote on or against- the SC over rules what the majority wants- Look at CA!
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    There are so many forums out there these days. I'm certain those who don't agree with the way Chris chooses to run this one could find one run the way they would prefer a forum be run. Or maybe even start their own....
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    Quote Originally Posted by afdahl View Post
    The world is governed by those who show up.

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    Yup! And the rest spend eternity pissin' & moanin".

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    This is perhaps the most useless thread of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RookieTrainer View Post
    I would add one more category - those who have known so much for so long that they have forgotten what it was like to know you didn't know, while desperately wanting to know. Not knowing something doesn't make you stupid, it just makes you a beginner. Training your first dog is a lot like trying to put a jigsaw puzzle together without the picture; it's hard when you really don't know what it is supposed to look like when you are through.

    I fully expect to get told I am wrong every time I post something on here (it certainly happens a lot when I am training) and that's the way I learn and get forced to think about alternate approaches. But the ones I really appreciate are those folks - and I have at least three - who can tell me I am being a dumba$$ about something without calling me one. That difference is significant, at least to me, and I suspect to several others on this forum.

    JMHO, YMMV.
    Another category is those that have known so much for so long that they think that they are the only ones that know anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    This is perhaps the most useless thread of all time.
    I don't know... Are we talking RTF? Or all of the web?

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    "Junior Modding", "Backseat Modding", or "Forum copping" can refer negatively to the behavior of ordinary users who take a moderator-like tone in criticizing other members."

    I have noticed more than a healthy amount of this going on by a few...........So from now on when you see me post BM to a quoted passage...be carefull you don't always confuse it with the generic BS which of course it may also be

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