RetrieverTraining.Net - the RTF banner

What do you think about the discussion content at RTF.

  • To much BS, let's stick to dawg training discussion only.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I like it how it is. Mainly dawg talk, but occasional BS and humor is good for the soul.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • We talk to much dawgs, let's discuss politics and religion!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
1 - 20 of 38 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,806 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
We've had conversations in the past about the amount of non-dawg related talk that goes on at RTF. Personally, i feel like the conversations here are that of a tailgate and beer cooler discussion after a test or trial. To me, that is a good thing. Some of us have been doing this for 4+ years together and it's hard not to stray a little from the focus of dawg training.

What do yall think?

Shayne
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,222 Posts
all work and no play makes paul a dull boy. (see?)
i think the humor is valuable. sometimes we get spun up on a topic and a little humor can quiet things down. also fuels the imagination. ever wonder what what a restricted stake consists of in aussie trials? or what jerry's swiggin?
i like it fine,the way it is!-paul
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,916 Posts
I like it because, as I've stated before, there are only so many questions, answers, opinions, relating strictly to dog training that can be posted.

Having said that, it does seem a bit difficult to draw on the knowledge of some folks that don't want to wade through some of the "idle" chatter.

Jerry
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,806 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thus far, there are 3 votes for "cut out the BS". I'd like to hear from those people and hear some ideas on how to keep people interested and posting without the BS?

Shayne
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,282 Posts
I voted to leave things like they are. But when your name is Bill Spitzer, it's kinda difficult to see my initials used in a disparaging manner. After all, few of us are as thick skinned as Jerry.

UB..recalling an amusing quote by Jack Nicholson " My mother could never understand the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,272 Posts
Uncle Bill said:
I voted to leave things like they are. But when your name is Bill Spitzer, it's kinda difficult to see my initials used in a disparaging manner. After all, few of us are as thick skinned as Jerry.

UB..recalling an amusing quote by Jack Nicholson " My mother could never understand the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."
Good points B.S.! Here's another cool quote from old Wendell Carlson - the inventor of the Carlson Calling System (duck calling).

"Old Duck Callers' minds are like concrete - all mixed up and permanently set. To learn to call better - their mind will only work if operated like a parachute - WIDE open." - that is paraphrased some, no doubt but good stuff....

I've always been sensitive about my first name - since from 1st - 4th grade, there were 4 kids named "Chris" and I was the only boy. I guess I could have been named Terry or Pat though huh?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
I like to stray from the subject and have fun with BS but their are a couple of things I would add. I don't like to see any personal jabs thrown that go to the board. Sometimes people are very passionate about a subject but if you want to say something that is directed at a person and not the group as a whole send a PM. An example would be when Jeff from NAHRA is brave enough to post to this board and accept criticism. Some of the posts in that thread were mean spirited, pointless and added nothing of value to the conversation.

Can't we all just get along. :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,064 Posts
I like things as they are. I think there is a good mix of training and misc BS. Life is too short to never take the time to laugh. For me personally, I think a bit of BS makes the board a friendlier place and that makes me feel more comfortable asking questions. I know some stuff but there is alot I don't know about training/breeding(dogs), etc and I don't feel intimidated about asking any questions.

And that and $1.64 will buy you 1 gallon of unleaded gas!

Andy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
I think it is only proper that this board has a TEXAS flare to it! That would be big BS from folks like myself, Shayne, Jerry, Big Chris, G-Man, and many others in and from TEXAS that post on this board. Thick skin is something you must have to be sucessful in life. And it's bred in this great state. (Sorry to thoughs I did not name.. too bad, deal with it. Cowboy Up!!)

Paul
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
I'm thinking since Chris hasn't sent anyone to the corner lately, we must be doing ok. That's probably because now he has Max and sees the futility in sending a little boy to the corner, they always find something to play with!! :)

I think Paul is politically incorrect, he should have said Cowperson up, all the ladies and wimmen (they are different ya know) should be upset.

Did I say we should keep it the way it is? Personal attacks are bad, but if I think Shayne is an SOB, I'm going to call him one on here. Cause if no one else sees it, then I don't feel as big and bad.

You know, when people slam someone in public, they don't do it so the other person knows what they think..they do it so everyone ELSE knows what they think, know what I mean?

So, deal with it and Cowperson up!! (that was for Moi, Lee, Kristie, Lisa Dee and all you other ladies I forgot to mention.....) Yee Haa!!

Kurt - looking forward to the weekend.....anybody else around VA need a bird boy on Saturday?????

By the way....I voted for #3, politics and religion, cause I like to talk about both....and I like to be different!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
As long as there are Master Debators (To quote Shayne) around they should be allowed to give their point of view. You shouldn't keep a Master Debator to one subject. It cramps their style.

Besides that, we find it really interesting reading about your world over there. The issues you face in pursuing a hunting, training and trialing lifestyle. We find it great that most posts with differences of opinion usually end with some aggreement about dogs picking up stuff. Or not.
Waynep.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,411 Posts
I guess the 11% find this to be too much BS to post their opinions
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
97 Posts
WAIT... this is a dog forum?? I been on here for a couple years, I thought RTF was Spanish for GDG... ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,663 Posts
"To much BS, let's stick to dawg training discussion only"

too much incorrect spelling

some days way too much dog stuff :wink:

More BS Regards 8)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
813 Posts
I like it the way it is as long as when new people ask a question they get more then "Do a search we have talked about this too many times"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
471 Posts
I can not believe so many people picked dog stuff only! What a bunch of sicko's! Get a life! I picked door no. 2. After those of us that know everything about dog training explain some stuff to the new b's then we don't have nuthin' else to do! That's where the GDG comes in. Jus' my .02 worth! :wink:

Need more porn regards,
Arturo
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
932 Posts
Damn, let's break out the Crown and party.................Nazdrowie.........................nows ders one ya ain't seen in a while....... :shock:

Polock..................wonderin' where the beer drinkin' emicon went........... :?

RTF be fine the way it is........................ :wink:
 
1 - 20 of 38 Posts
Top