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I KNOW that most of you are familiar with and have seen my offer to the members of this site to obtain FREE tickets to the NY Boat show. The response from you guys was great and I appreciate that. Its one way I can show my gratitude for being part of this great site and for thanking the many people who have SHARED info, tactics, places to fish, humor, sadness and simply the pure love of fishing. I did receive (this morning) a request from an individual who I would have to say is a lurker, who has never posted (still has not) registered only a day or two ago but asked for some free tickets. To the rest of the "lurkers" out there. There is a lot of brotherhood, togetherness & sharing on this site. Every one of you has an open invitation to be part of it, we would welcome you to do so. There is no rule of thumb that says you have to put up X number of posts a day or even a week. Not everyone has as much to say or contribute as Earthworm, Myself, John, Huge & Joe. (Well Joe--we know you dont contribute much but we love you anyway!) Just introduce yourself to the board, you can even say that you dont have a lot to contribute but like to read the posts. No one will shoot you for that...but let us know that you are out there. Maybe its me, but I just feel somewhat reluctant to extend my offer to anyone who hides in the shadows and takes advantage of the information and the occasional freebees that are available here. This is MY 2 cents. I welcome all of your thoughts and opinions. (Except BassRat & Joe P) LOL:headshake
 

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Joe.....like I said above. LOL
That was great--now write an intelligent repsonse!:D
 

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Guys....you MUST meet and hangout with Leigh to dislike him.....:D
 

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Free lapdances courtesy of Leigh to all NYBASS'ers at the show.....
 

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And now you know why I particularly singled out Joe & Bass Rat.

C'mon guys--wheres the heartfelt responses from some of the intelligent life on the board?:confused: :confused:
 

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Re: Brotherhood Shmotherhood

Bass Rat said:
JUST SEND OUT THE FREE TICKETS!!!!!!I'msure your boss dosen't care how many posts the attendies have. LOL
True--but I care. The offer for the tickets was made to the MEMBERS of this site....not the lurkers. I sent tickets out to every MEMBER who asked-regardless of the number of posts they make.

Evil Tyrant--I request words of wisdom! LOL
 

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The offer for the tickets was made to the MEMBERS of this site....not the lurkers.
Agree with you 100% . And this has nothing to do with the fact that I already got my free tickets and my hat!!!

Being a nice guy is one thing , being taken advantage of is another!!

Just my 2 cents!!!

Pete
 

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Re: Re: Brotherhood Shmotherhood

Lpbassman said:
True--but I care. The offer for the tickets was made to the MEMBERS of this site....not the lurkers. I sent tickets out to every MEMBER who asked-regardless of the number of posts they make.

Leigh, did you get beat up alot as a child?:D :D :D
 

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Nicky,
Seriously....why should the lurkers be allowed to take advantage of anyone's generosity, whether its yours, mine or someone elses. As a "regular" on the board...how would you feel if you could not get tickets because a bunch of non contributing lurkers scarffed up my supply?:cussing: :cussing:
 

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Seriously

OK Leigh, I can understand what your saying to a certain degree. However, some people don't want to participate, they would just rather read the info & move on. This site does not require participation or registration. If the powers that be minded people looking in and taking advantage of the info here without Id-ing themselves and participating then the site would be set up with a password access. Part of the beauty of a free society is the choice to participate or not. Just my .02:D ;) :)
 

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I see your point and respect your 2 cents as I would respect the right of any person who chooses not to ID themselves and or actively participate on the site. However, I also feel it is a bit unfair to those who "give" to the site to allow those who only "take" to reap some of the benefits offered by the other givers. There are many individuals on the site that I do not know personally, only by name or by their site ID. I was happy to send tickets to any and all of these individuals whether they post often or not. I just have a problem with anyone who wont stick out a helping hand but sticks one out at bonus time.
 

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Leigh I agree with you 100%. Now let me quickly write up some posts before I ask you for some tickets. As for Joe you have some serious issues there buddy. LOL !!

Jimmy
 

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Wow, after reading this Lpbassman it truly makes me feel good to be welcomed to this brotherhood of anglers. Personally, I've been recieving offers and special deals for rods and reels, but I've been reluctant to give my address out. I feel perhaps you guys are trustworthy. I'm glad I stumbled onto this thread. I hope to meet some of you guys at any NYBass outtings in the future.
 

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Leigh I agree with you. If everyone took the "they would just rather read the info & move on" attitude there would be nothing to read! Not asking for a zillon post, but to lurk constantly and never post, some how that ain't right
 
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