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Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Colorado western slope
Joined: 11/13/2009
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I have been a member here for

I have been a member here for slightly more than a year now. I read a lot but made very few posts during that time as I was just not that comfortable voicing my ideas or opinions. I did not participate actively during any of the contests last year and continued as things were.

After the contest ended for last year I read a post from someone as to how you would get more respones if you were more active and part of the group.

With that in mind I slowly started to answer some of the posts in January and try to make myself a little more regular and part of the group. I was surprised a few days ago to notice that another contest was started although the prizes were much smaller but still very nice.

With that in mind I thought what the heck I'll give it a shot and became much more active. I feel great about what I have shared and what I have learned and do feel like I belong.

With that said I feel that there is a little bit of animosity to those like me that have become more active. I plan to be here long after this is over.

 

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Location: Allegan, MI
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I came on this site not too

I came on this site not too long before the big contest ended and it looked more like a race with the top few fightng it out for the prize, rather than posting useful information.  It seems to have calmed down now and is more of what I expected it would be.

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No Animosity here

hunter25 wrote:

 

With that said I feel that there is a little bit of animosity to those like me that have become more active. I plan to be here long after this is over.

 

 

I don't believe that there is animosity towards folks who have become active posters thru the contests. I believe that was the purpose of the contest.

My main complaint were all of the single, one line posts such as " Great Post" or Great idea" or those that asked a question that has been answered ten times over and was an obvious attempt to garner points. These were nothing more than clutter in what was an otherwise clean forum.

This is a great place and has the absolute best members and the Administrators are, simply put, First Class. In my opinion, the forums during the contest were not indicative of the first class act that has become the expected norm from the members here, however I harbor no animosity towards contest participants and actually support the contest. I just wished that there could be more original ideas, questions and stories as a result of the increased posting activity.

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