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Old Pike / Re: 07.21.15 Old Pike Mixed Doubles is BACK at Old Pike
« on: August 04, 2015, 01:07:35 pm »
OP doubles tonight?

Found and Lost / Re: Found Rosedale Aug. 2nd
« on: August 04, 2015, 09:32:55 am »
That's Gary Harvey, I'll let him know you found it.

WYCO / Re: 7-24-15
« on: July 29, 2015, 11:29:44 am »
Chad Updike! There's a blast from the past. Didn't realize he was still out there playing. Nice crowd this week......

General Banter / Re: New BOD member
« on: July 23, 2015, 01:24:39 pm »
Let's all thank Mark for stepping up to help out on the BoD!!

Thanks Mark!!   8)

(The previous few posts were deemed objectionable, counterproductive and not germane to the topic at hand thus have been relegated to the dustbin.  ::) )

Pleasant Hill / Re: Money
« on: July 21, 2015, 05:07:55 pm »
K-Mont in all due respect I don't see anything in my public post saying anything about who's job it is to oversee posts.

Fair enough, I inferred that you implied that. By saying you felt posts are "a reflection upon the club" and that said posts were "smelly" to you, I inferred that you were implying some sort of control should be in place to police said posts. That duty would fall upon someone and that someone would be me or one of the other forum administrators.

But I do think the wheels are turning toward some sort of membership role based forum at some point. Time will tell. Sounds like an off-season project to me.

General Banter / Re: RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER
« on: July 21, 2015, 11:58:23 am »
Go ahead... hoist that sucker... see what good it does ya.....   :P

General Banter / Re: RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER
« on: July 21, 2015, 11:21:19 am »
Damn....  I shoulda known it was a Pittsburgh thing.....

Boys in blue can still take the series....   8)

General Banter / Re: RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER
« on: July 21, 2015, 10:15:39 am »
I believe the phrase is Hoist the Jolly Roger matey....

Pleasant Hill / Re: Money
« on: July 18, 2015, 12:32:04 am »
No matter where anyone is allowed to post it's a reflection upon the club. there's no indication whether said poster is a member and honestly it's still smelly to me no matter what.

I disagree. The club is comprised of individuals. It isn't our job to control every post down to the potentially perceived slight.

General Banter / Re: Forum Access
« on: July 18, 2015, 12:19:04 am »
You guys crack me up!

As a staunch advocate of free speech as well as one of the primary moderators of the forum I think this has been a great airing of grievances.

I do on occasion PM someone and ask them to tone it down, especially if it appears to be hateful, personal or just blatantly offensive. All three of these areas is what it took to get one individual banned from the forum, many years ago I might add. No one else has ever even come close. Cade said it best, change the channel if you don't like the programming. These are individuals posting their personal responses. If someone from a parks department, TV station or perhaps a radio station like say... 96.5 The Buzz, got on here and started reading I'm sure they would be able to rationalize the simple fact that the posts they are seeing are from individuals and don't represent the club at large.We are well over 400 members strong these days and the rabble-rousers on this forum number in the five to ten range. Does it get out of hand? Depends on what that means to you.

But... I've seen some things lately that have approached blatant personal attacks. If that continues to happen, be warned, you will most likely receive a stern talking to via PM from somebody. Otherwise... lighten up fer cryin' out loud..... 

FYI - We still get several new registrations on the forum each week and the posts I see from those new users are without a doubt disc golf related 100% of the time. From lost discs or other personal items to what course should I play when I come to town, this is the place they come to. I suspect most of them are smart enough to separate the wheat from the chaff.... Cheers!!

General Banter / Re: Forum Access
« on: July 16, 2015, 01:55:53 pm »
We made a public request to everyone a long time ago asking them to at least include their full name in their tag line and it worked to some degree. New users still create screen names but a lot of people have their name listed now. Perhaps we could include something in the registration process that indicates that they won't be approved unless they include their actual name.

Pleasant Hill / Re: Money
« on: July 16, 2015, 09:07:16 am »
Just my opinion here.....  Knowing Doug as I do I suspect his jabs are meant to elicit a reaction but not necessarily piss anyone off. And it seems to me that Steve means well, although I've never met him and I think he should join the club with as much energy as he appears to have and his love for the game.

But more to Nate's point... in a discussion I saw elsewhere it was suggested that the bulk of the forum be changed to a members only format so only one or two areas would allow non-members to post and the rest would require the user to be a dues paid member. This idea has been floated around several times over the years but lately it is beginning to look like a pretty good idea.   

General Banter / Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« on: July 14, 2015, 02:16:36 pm »

General Banter / Re: Beer
« on: July 14, 2015, 11:22:18 am »
I like beer.

 Ditto...   ;D

Can't make this event though unfortunately.

General Banter / Re: Disc Golf Parade
« on: July 13, 2015, 01:46:36 pm »
Minis......have a mini basket on the back of the horse
That would be amazing. 
Speaking of which, does anyone know of a mini basket that's not a hundred bucks? I'm about to just say F it and make my own out of a 5-gallon pickle bucket, an old lamp stand, and some decorative chain.

Dick Parker has made some really nice baskets. Perhaps he had a pattern or plans he might be willing to share. I have a PVC framed mini basket I bought at DGW years ago that has the basket part made out of glow-in-the-dark ultimate discs and has tiny metal chains. I can't remember the manufacturer's name but it was less that $60 and has held up really well. Not sure if it is still available though. Seems like it's called the Mini-Sota Pole Hole but that's just from memory.

And to avoid too much thread drift, it would probably be plenty light enough and easy to attach to a saddle for the purposes Steve suggested. And I like the idea of tossing lightweight minis to the kids. They'd have fun with those and might investigate further to find out their purpose. Maybe a bunch of minis with Tootsie-Rolls taped to the middle so they get a toy and a treat. Could get pricey though. Minis tend to be about a buck each.

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