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Should a fish firstly be entered into the online comp to be eligible for the hall of fame?

  • Yes

    Votes: 25 100.0%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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I only thought that it was 'logical' that if the new monthly comp goes all day every day that it would be easier to enter the fish in the comp and then let the mods select the better fish for the HOF, rather than having to put it in the comp thread and then submit it seperately into the HOF thread (where it may not even be selected).

With the majority vote that the comp goes all month (ie every day of the year is a 'comp' day) :roll: theoretically every fish that members catch can be entered into the comp, so there's no reason to 'hold back' a fish from the comp in order it to be considered for teh hall of FAme.

As Scott says I reckon that any fish worthy of being in the HOF is probably going to be worth entering in the comp thread first...

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It seems that we are GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES again here gents..

Despite my objections (echod by Gatesy above) the Fishing comp 'poll' has been voted upon by members and a month long period was agreed upon.. Although I too was against this, its now a bit late to be 'speaking up', this should have been done last month when the voting was taking place.

From the results of this poll it has been determined that the MAJORITY of members preferred the comp to be held over a month long period, as opposed to the 'weekend' or '7 day' period originally suggested when we developed it.

The reasoning behind this seemed to be that the mods /Scott were 'worried' that there weren't sufficient entries into the comp every month (although it had only run for 2 months)..and that it 'wouldn't look good' to potential sponsors who they were approaching to provide prizes.

To my knowledge, no sponsors / prizes have yet been 'locked in' (not that the comp needed them anyway), and the new competition format which was agreed on is now not even running. Effectively what interest and momentum we had going with the monthly competition has now been killed off..... :cry: I was also one who enjoyed 'looking forward' to each comp period and lining up some fishing buddies for a trip to coincide with the comp period. Whether I caught a fish or not didnt really matter, the point is that I was out there having a go and having fun. The lure of winning a $25 voucher won't inspire me to enter the comp, I do it because I love it.

Well......here we are now arguing over a Hall of Fame (again the reason for implementing this was to show 'potential' site sponsors that kayakfishing is to be taken 'seriously').. Does this site really need a Hall of Fame?? Again apparently this is what the MAJORITY of members wanted (and added their comments about), so there's no point starting this argument again - it's already been agreed on by the majority.

I'd like to again make a point that both the above 'changes' have come about because the admin feels that a 'sponsor' is needed to keep this site going. I understand that revenue is required to cover some costs that the admin may have to pay for site hosting etc, but I really don't feel that this site needs to commercialise and sell itself out. (but then again this has already been debated and I seem to be in the minority in my point of view). There's other ways of raising revenue that have been discussed by members (Annual membership fee etc) which may help to cover these costs if needed.

Personally, although I like to see good fish caught by other members and myself I don't give a stuff about the Hall of Fame, I'd rather just get out for a fish whenever I can and post in the trip reports as I've always done...

Anyway that's my 2 cents...

Like Gatesy I'm a bit over this continual stopping and starting when the only reason I visit this site is to share ideas, enjoy the humour and hopefully meet up with a few like minded blokes for a yak fish every now and then
 
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