bureau du change

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shall we foxtrot oscar the ways of the suck intro?

Poll ended at Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:02 pm

definitely, it's gay.
2
5%
over my dead body, bruce.
13
35%
we should change it so if they're nice and knowledgeable they get a sympathy pass.
0
No votes
we should change it making it harder to adhere to as we've enough cockheads already.
17
46%
we should sling the tits and pie in exchange for kids and backyard projects.
1
3%
we should let them in, gain their trust and then fleece their accounts.
4
11%
 
Total votes: 37

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bureau du change

Post by austrotard » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:02 pm

let's vote on this for 7 days.

at the end if it turns out we want to be like loaf so be it.
but... if at the end we decide we like what we have, there should be no argument until 2016. and I reckon that's fucking fair.

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Re: bureau du change

Post by The Wandering Blues » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:03 am

Make it harder, but...... I could give a fuck about googled ginger, pie, kettles, etc. Overtime someone will keep adding to the requirements until we're reading a donnybrook of crap hoping to catch a glimpse of something that actually has to do with fishing.

Make it tougher by raising the bar on the real goods- places, fish, ties.... Throw up the best of what you cook on the fire, your choice libation, a photo that proves you just ain't looking, but you're seeing. Show some wit & bite. The river doesn't need another soup sandwich. Bottom line is the intro is an audition and the only consideration for me is "Would I share a piece of water with this dude?"

And tweed or not, I look forward to meeting the Austrian one day. You have a spot around our fire anytime.
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Re: bureau du change

Post by flybug.pa. » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:40 am

(deleted shit)
i have no proof that you are a solid dude because no one will fish with you because you are a douche.
think these guys would allow you to couch surf, drive 3 hrs to pick you up at the airport, loan you tweed when yours was wet.Think anyones going to post like CE's Scanner thread?
i aggree with what alot of root wad said. but if you cant ....ah, fuck it then i wont vote. politics are what they are.
would i share a peice of water with this guy???
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Re: bureau du change

Post by FormerlyChaseChrome » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:48 pm

I don't...
will therefor not vote...

internal strife pending man...but will hope for the best

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Re: bureau du change

Post by flybug.pa. » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:20 pm

Attention Clarafication on my above post;

i want the board to stay the same, INCLUDING the intro. the intro has a feel to it so you can almost grasp the uniqueness of the poster. You either come in proper, get flamed or not. have a seat. If a guy doesn't want to do that, dont bother knocking on our door.
that is what i meant to say. i don't want to discuss tippet lengths floatant and shit like that. Learning how to do it is part of the journey. thats what makes this board unique. we dont discuss that shit. So absolutely hell now. look what happened when the wall came down .

and by the fukn way i almost shed a tear on the scanner thread when i was looking at my old photos in black and white
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Re: bureau du change

Post by austrotard » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:46 pm

two things I don't understand.

one:
flybug.pa. wrote:(deleted shit)
i have no proof that you are a solid dude because no one will fish with you because you are a douche.
think these guys would allow you to couch surf, drive 3 hrs to pick you up at the airport, loan you tweed when yours was wet.Think anyones going to post like CE's Scanner thread?
i aggree with what alot of root wad said. but if you cant ....ah, fuck it then i wont vote. politics are what they are.
would i share a peice of water with this guy???
two: why was there a midget in ratt and no one told me.
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Re: bureau du change

Post by flybug.pa. » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:07 pm

Midget? Was his old lady a hooker?

I apologize for the bad grammer. I deleted the key shit. And it came out fukd. The university I went to had no English.. And I publicly apologize for that.
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Re: bureau du change

Post by Spudnik » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:58 pm

We should do college party rules. You want in, that's fine. Gotta bring two chicks who harbor questionable morals and a penchant for showing they titties with you.
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Re: bureau du change

Post by FormerlyChaseChrome » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:28 pm

Spudnik wrote:We should do college party rules. You want in, that's fine. Gotta bring two chicks who harbor questionable morals and a penchant for showing they titties with you.
Damn fine idea Spud...
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Re: bureau du change

Post by chadroc » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:18 pm

i have zero say since i am still new here, and i tried to stay out of all that shit for this reason. it isn't really mine to say who can stay or go and yes or no......but to me:

the intro is crucial to the site. it isn't rocket science, this board is not for everyone and naturally if you read the one sticky post you will get it and you should know if you need to scan some shit or go back to old memory cards since you want to sit down over here. there are forty zillion other boards. but over here......you show enough respect for what the boards should be (sick shit) and take the time to aggregate enough of your own sick shit that says "hey i will show you what i can give" and it should be pretty obvious if you could "get in". then, you get in and try to find where you can contribute.

chances are, unless you are superfuckingfisherman, what you will shortly realize is that you can't be all over this place blasting out trip reports. so you find a niche. maybe you can tie some sick flies. maybe you love whiskey. midget hooker porn. nice knives. thrashing this guy len h. woodcarving. whatever. if your me, you say thanks for all the trip reports you can since truly i live vicariously through what i can see on here. you just try to find a place to add some good stuff to the stew. and you participate.

i never got guys who get in with a sick intro and then don't participate. isn't that the point of introducing yourself? so you can sit around the campfire and talk to people?

i have met exactly zero of you folks, but it impresses me that i can see how good friends some of you have become through (i assume at least partially) this site. i look forward to fishing with some of you and hope to make it happen. when people say how cold the drake board is they apparently miss things like maine drifter giving away a sick boat to a worthy cause, the kindness of benefits like the ones for jerms and the one for pastor ben, and countless other shit that i am sure goes on behind the scenes through PMs. the generosity of true sorrow when someone has a terrible thing happen to them. the goodwill shown on others and how much it means.

but that good stuff should be insulated from obvious dick heads, and pray that the intro weeds at least some of them out since lord only knows the world is chock full of dick heads. for christs sake, nihil sanctum estne?

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Re: bureau du change

Post by SLSS » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:30 pm

I grew up in a big, antagonistic family, and learned the hard way the only way to deal with dickheads is to ignore them, even when they are your siblings. Thus my personal policy of ignoring newbs for the first six months. Sure I'll check for gingers, but that's about the extent of my interest in the intro process.

You could skip the whole deal with a tremendous trip report (good stuff, lack of attitude, and sense of humor) as far as I'm concerned. Hunt up JJay's vampire tales. The latest tool box spill did nothing to make a good impression, as I couldn't care less about someone's message board skill set or there collection of memes.

Shit, AJ could have dropped in with half a dozen stories, and we'd have said, Grab a beer, have a seat.

Carry on. I'll continue to ignore newbs.
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Re: bureau du change

Post by CarelessEthiopian » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:24 pm

chadroc wrote: you show enough respect for what the boards should be (sick shit) and take the time to aggregate enough of your own sick shit that says "hey i will show you what i can give" and it should be pretty obvious if you could "get in".
Says the guy that posted a fucking map of a blueline in his intro.

Just fuckin' witcha. We all know you bring the goods. But I know that you know that I'm never going to let you live that one down.

you can't be all over this place blasting out trip reports.
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i can see how good friends some of you have become through (i assume at least partially) this site.


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