2016 OTBS Inductions-just in time for Summer!

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by dutch, May 27, 2016.

  1. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's been a long, long while since there has been any inductions into the Order of the Thin Blue Smoke and for that I apologize. Without further delay here are the first inductees of  2016:

    AK1: OTBS #279
    Atomicsmoke: OTBS #280
    BDSkelly: OTBS #281
    BlueWhisper: OTBS #282
    B-one: OTBS #283
    C farmer: OTBS #284
    Cliffcarter: OTBS #285
    Cmayna: OTBS #286
    CrankyBuzzard: OTBS #287
    DanBono: OTBS #288
    DaRicksta: OTBS #289
    Demosthenes9: OTBS #290
    Dukeburger: OTBS #291
    Dward51: OTBS #292
    Gary s: OTBS #293
    Humdinger: OTBS #294
    Joe Black: OTBS #295
    Lemans: OTBS #296
    Mneeley490: OTBS #297
    Noboundries: OTBS #298
    Pits 4 Brains: OTBS #299
    Rabbithutch: OTBS #300
    realtorterry: OTBS #301
    Reinhard: OTBS #302
    Smokin Monkey: OTBS #303
    Wade: OTBS #304
    WaterinHoleBrew: OTBS #305

    I have also lifted the suspension of Bearcarver: OTBS #217.

    Please remember that as OTBS Members that you are held to a higher standard-act accordingly.

    Give me a week or two to update your profiles as OTBS Members-keep in mind that if you are Premier Members, your Premier Member tag overrides the OTBS tag.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yay! Welcome to the Club!!!!
  3. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW !!!!!

    What an unexpected and wonderful surprise. To be in such exalted company is, indeed, an honor. I shall do my best to live up to it.

    Thank you to whomever nominated me and to Dutch and the team for my selection.

    [Number 300, eh? Has a nice ring to it!]
  4. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That was a unexpectedly good (great!) end to the week. Thank you so much to whoever nominated me and those who voted for me - Dutch is not giving anything away !!!.

    It is a privilege and an honour to be recognised by the senior membership of the forum - especially being from across the pond. I am just pleased that I can help the newcomers develop their skills wherever they are from. One thing is for certain though - I will never stop learning from others on the forum.
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a deserving list of inductees! It is great to see so many great people on the SMF. Congratulations to you all and many thanks for your ideas, inspiration and knowledge.

  6. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It is a great honor to be amongst so many great smokers.  I'm honored big time. 

    As Wade said: 
    Think I'll celebrate this weekend by doing some more Salmon and maybe some chicken lollipops.

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  7. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ditto Wade! I am really honored and humbled by this. It's a great way to start the summer! Now that I have the SMF stamp of approval I'll be extra active on the forum now and do whatever I can to help others! Congrats to the OTBS Spring class of 2016
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  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I first came here to learn how to smoke cheese.   HA,   now look.    I have learned everything here.
  9. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dutch and all the OTBS, Thank you so much for this great honor from my peers. I hope that I can live up to the expectations.

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  10. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Also, sincere congratulations to all of my brother inductees for 2016.

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  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bib Congrats to all of you.

  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to all of you.

    What a great group!

    And welcome back Bear!

  13. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yey...I made it to the old boys club. Kidding...seemed like a sensitive topic to some.

    Thank you for the induction. Now I have to make one exception to my rule in life: never be part of a club willing to take you as member (borrowed it from Groucho).

    One thing that baffles me....there are names on the list that I assumed were members already. I mean smoke jockeys with serious cooks under their belts and active most of the time ,ready to help. I am honoured to be inducted at the same time with them.
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  14. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    This is a list of well deserving members. Whenever I have a question or need some advice they are always there with the answers I am looking for. I have only been smoking for about 2.5 years and I owe you all many thanks for your help and blame you all for contributing to my already obsessive personality! Haha congrats and Cheers!

  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Dutch!

    Glad to be Back.

    And Congrats & Welcome to the rest of you!![​IMG]

  16. Glad you are reinstated Bear  Thank you for whoever nominated me and a Big Congrats to the class of 2016

  17. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Congrats to all the new squires. 
  18. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    This is a total surprise.... thank you for the honor.

    Congratulations to all the rest of the new OTBS members as well.
  19. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you, and welcome to fellow newcomers!
  20. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Whoa, I'm both honored & humbled ! Just being included in the conversation of the OTBS is more than I could have ever imagined, but becoming a member of it is really unbelievable ! I'd like to thank those who nominated me... And also congratulate the fellow members that were inducted as well !

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