This is more of an issue of Teh Suk going mainstream more and more.
Intros with fire, guns, dogs.....on a fishing site? Certainly not why I came here. Granted, some of those can be components of some sort of good TR, but as the site becomes less about the fishing (classic excuse not to fish or do TR's) and more of whether "there's guys in my frat" or not...the more it will continue to get watered down in it's quality.
Yes, there is still some quality around, but it's blurred by fucking recipes, knives, guns, kettles (sorry Mitch).
You like recipes you say? Well welcome the likes of Wildman then...
You broaden the Intro criteria and the guy who actually can't fish or is a douche covers the bases by showing his big truck, big gun, small fish...and some dead shit. To be clear, I'm not saying what is "right" or "wrong", but fuck, it's a fishing site, and if you get in here w/o the fishing...well you'll find 18 threads started by a newb like wildman (sorry to pick on you, but you're not a man of your word. When you say bie-bie....really leave then), or our new resident junky cum Kodak Moment Chasing Natives going on and fucking on. Being a junkie may mean you've had a rough life of your own devices; it does not grant you carte blanche to yap ad nauseum.
Intros do let us weed through some the regurgitated bs in Flyfishing. If it went by the way of a TR; you'd get as many tools, and also a whole new brand of tool that Teh Suk atleast, wasn't built on. Adding random shit to the Intro process especially with nothing to do with fishing does nothing except turn Joe's Bait and Tackle into Wal-Mart.
FWIW, I always subscribed to a theory of you post goods, you get leeway. You post more goods, you get more leeway. Pretty simple really; though the new crop of newbs playing judge, jury, and executioner so soon is lame. But hey, you "know some of us" so you muuuust be ok.
So much for that. How many noobs in the last year, after their Intro, no matter how good, actually posted anymore TR's the same year? They get in, and then it's Yawnsville from then on it seems.
As Yard said before somewhere, there is a some good content by some in here, but its so muddied by so much other stuff or weak effort TR's, it's kinda getting old. Who knows, maybe teh suk has jumped the shark.
Don't we do these type of threads at the beginning of every year?
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