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Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513657 11/04/19 08:59 AM
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Jin,

When you don't get a response on this forum, it's probably because no one has a good answer.

If you have a specialized question that needs a specialized answer, and you understand Pond Boss to be a 'go to' source, send an email to info@pondboss.com.

Better yet, go to www.pondboss.com and look at the resource guide. https://www.pondboss.com/Resources?lid=306&lci=39

The forum is an important piece of our puzzle, but not the entire piece.


Teach a man to grow fish...
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Re: Slow around here lately?
Bob Lusk #513662 11/04/19 10:25 AM
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I most often find that unanswered posts do not supply enough detail on which to provide a useful response. A bit of effort from those asking the questions is sometimes required. If I do not get a response, my first question is how I can ask the question better. IMO, folks here go out of their way to be helpful.

Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513674 11/04/19 03:58 PM
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I realize that an awful lot of this stuff is regional. Im not qualified answer a lot of stuff that happen North of Texas.

Yellow perch, walleyes, etc comes to mind.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513677 11/04/19 04:13 PM
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Howdy everyone!
I am connecting with all of the platforms that keep our website, email and forum up and running. I'm getting prices, length of time the system will be unavailable, what upgrades will accomplish, etc.
Just know that I'm looking into it and will report back as soon as I hear from each company.

Thank you for being a part of our Pond Boss family!

LeighAnn

Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513688 11/04/19 07:36 PM
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Wow, awesome! I am glad my post has stimulated a healthy conversation.

We met the neighbors this weekend that purchased the house recently with a 3 acre pond that I envy, they welcomed us over to fish! They have zero pond knowledge yet, apart from they are pretty and hold water.

I can't wait to turn them on to Pond Boss. It seemed a little forward to jump right in with too much enthusiasm.

An interesting thing my son said looking over my shoulder is how old-school this site looks. I commented back that his generation doesn't even know how to use a bulletin board. They simply don't use them! It is all immediate gratification apps, real-time or YouTube. He agrees.

I asked him how would he look up his discussions later, or if he needed an answer and the expert wasn't available right away. No clue. Ugh. I need to work with him.

I am looking forward to the possibility of an upgrade on the forums, and will certainly donate when our situation gets better, which is very soon! My wife is in the process of getting hired at the VA, but it takes a ton of time and paperwork before she starts. The coffers are spitting up moths, and frankly it is a bit stressful going into winter low on funds. She cannot collect unemployment once the offer is accepted, and it has already been 6 weeks.

Re: Slow around here lately?
Bill D. #513702 11/05/19 10:01 AM
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Thanks. This was helpful.

Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513705 11/05/19 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted By: liquidsquid


An interesting thing my son said looking over my shoulder is how old-school this site looks.


UBB is WAY old-school.

https://www.socialstrata.com/blog/reintroducing-the-ubb

Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513730 11/05/19 11:06 PM
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"Didn't mean to write a book, but this thread really hit me in the "feels". Glad to read the passion. Heck, I want to drive to Kansas and see John Burns. I bet if he turns sideways, you can't see him."

I was reading this and thought CRAP, Bob wants to come see me!!! Then I realized it was to see John! You're place is much nicer than mine John! grin

Maybe some day Lusk will want to meet me too. smile


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Re: Slow around here lately?
Snipe #513748 11/06/19 10:36 AM
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Hey Snipe!
I want to meet everyone on this forum!

(Well, most of them) smile


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He can teach to catch fish...
Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513751 11/06/19 12:02 PM
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I think it would be great to have a "Campfire" or here's my pond/Gathering/Hangout/oldfartsmeeting... forum. A forum that is just a general forum. Most of the forums are topic specific question based.


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Trophy Hunter feeder.
Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513752 11/06/19 12:12 PM
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Now Bob you have already stood me up once. I must have got put in the others. I wont hold it against ya this time.


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513753 11/06/19 12:14 PM
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Brian L - Great idea, I run across things that I think are interesting related to ponds but am reluctant to post as it isn't "serious." like this, with an attempt at a humorous caption :



or this:

Black Crappie

Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513755 11/06/19 12:55 PM
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I made a thread called POND PORN. This is the type of things I thought people would post on it.


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513756 11/06/19 01:03 PM
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roudy....Yeah for that stuff that doesn't really fit anywhere... And that beaver is a sculpter!


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Trophy Hunter feeder.
Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513764 11/06/19 05:06 PM
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Roundy, I bet those beavers are just like I am when I am trying to cut down a tree that has it's crown stuck up in the others, especially when knotted up with grapevines! Little series of shift-number characters popping up over my head as the tree pops up in the air rather than falling over.

Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513773 11/06/19 07:27 PM
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Okay, boys!
We'll pick a date.
Bring beer, wine, and food.
We'll hang out somewhere.


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He can teach to catch fish...
Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513968 11/12/19 12:59 PM
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If my pond was done and full I would invite everyone on here (regulars). Maybe next summer its 2 damn cold for all that around here.


The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Re: Slow around here lately?
RStringer #513972 11/12/19 02:48 PM
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I have no problem hosting another get together here also.

As far as not seeing me if I turn sideways, well maybe not that drastic but I definitely don't look like this any more.
Me installing Carolynn's thinking rock
Guess they are going to have to change all those photos of me in the post offices. grin

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Re: Slow around here lately?
snrub #513981 11/12/19 09:18 PM
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Looking good John. Losing weight is not fun, but it is worth the effort. I hope this cold weather leaves us for a while.

Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #513989 11/13/19 09:01 AM
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It's not always about losing weight. Just rearrange it lol. Replacing 5 pounds of fat and gaining 5 pounds of muscle makes a huge difference.

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The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #514443 11/29/19 03:05 AM
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+1 to Augie on UBB being old school, and not in a good way. I've been part of many forums - mostly related to vehicles and motorcycles I've owned that have felt much easier to navigate. I think they have a more intuitive "sticky" function at the top of relevant categories. And the many remaining dead links (pondboss.com/forums/ instead of forums.pondboss.com/) can get annoying. I think the encouragement to use photobucket image hosting and the subsequent letdown has made it more difficult to use and enjoy as well. By the way - nothing is free, folks!

Now that the negative feedback is dispensed with, this forum has been hugely helpful and valuable to me. I joined 6 months ago after a word-of-mouth recommendation from a colleague who has a pond. And I would be happy to make a donation! But I haven't. And in a world full of people asking for donations, I think someone taking the time to lay out where the money is going would be helpful to me and to others. Business do it, churches do it, etc. An annual financial/vision for next year post and discussion.

And honestly, until now, I thought my magazine subscription was paying for the forum! Consequently, I thought that people donating were just trying to earn a gold sticker from Bob or the moderators and to get recognized in the Hall of Fame... or maybe just feeling exceptionally generous.

I think there is a communication gap. Some members have been here since the beginning - for years and years - but newer members probably don't know all of the backstory and history and things that have happened with ex-members, financial structure, etc. If you want to induct a new generation and carry the fire (er, water?) forward, we need to think more about drawing in newcomers so that they don't post 3 questions and then vanish after they get an answer. We need an explanation of the present, a vision for the future, and something to work toward. Something along the lines of "these are our current operating costs, if we want to upgrade it would increase our costs to this amount, here is how the experience would improve, there are this many active users, etc."

Like I said, I have already benefited enormously from this forum, and it's something I hope to be engaged with for years to come. I'm interested in keeping it alive, let's come up with a plan to - as RAH joked - Make PondBoss Great Again!


Kris

Re: Slow around here lately?
liquidsquid #514714 12/07/19 10:34 AM
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As someone relatively new to this forum, I was always getting confused by all the acronyms that were used. It took me a few months before I was sure that "BOW" wasn't referring to fishing with a bow (sorry, very slight exaggeration).

To attract and keep new users, fewer acronyms and more plain talk helps.

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HaBi Farm #514716 12/07/19 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: HaBi Farm
As someone relatively new to this forum, I was always getting confused by all the acronyms that were used. It took me a few months before I was sure that "BOW" wasn't referring to fishing with a bow (sorry, very slight exaggeration).To attract and keep new users, fewer acronyms and more plain talk helps.


HaBi Farm....I assume you know about this:
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=92442#Post92442

But I agree...I rarely use acronyms.


Fishing has never been about the fish....

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I agree on acronyms, but laziness often prevails. Will try to do better. When I do not know an acronym, I google "acronym", "pond boss" and the letters in the acronym. Then I use Ctrl+F to find that acronym. You can try it with "BOW".

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To be fair, the post explaining the acronyms is just the third item in the "Common Pond Q&A" section. It's easy to find, and also easy to ask "what does _____ mean?" I don't mean to sound rude, it's just hard to imagine people who are actually interested in learning and participating being driven away by acronyms.


Kris

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