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Jul 3, 2005
Stuart and Palm Beach, Florida
"Roll Call" was my idea as a way to get to know New Memebers and what their status is in the Art of Smoking. (Thanks TulsaJeff for getting it on the Board!)

I expect ALL our "Active" Members to post a greeting to any New Member who takes the time to tell us a little bit about themselves and welcome them into the Fold. (You're still the "Welcome Guy", Earl!)

If someone see's a new member post, and has not yet introduced themself in the "Roll Call" area, I also expect you to direct them to Roll Call so we can get to know them. This area can sometimes get overlooked by newbies eager to Post on the regular topics.

Thanks for everyones cooperation in this matter!!!!

Jeff (Moderator)
Thanks Jeff for the clear direction... I think that is the way we will continue to grow into the best smoking meat forum online with not only the best information but the most friendly, welcoming group as well.

We even have our own welcome guy (Earl) and a very good one at that!


You heard the man.. get to welcomin' :D
Well, Florida Jeff, you sure know how to stir things up! WOW! Check out the results on Roll Call!
Good Show!
Your welcome, Jeff..............and yes, Earl is a great welcome guy!

Let me "Active", I am mainly referring to to those of you who Post on a regular or semi-regular basis (Most of you know who you are!).

I want to convey to anyone who wishes to join our marvelous group, that we are ALL friends here and that we appreciate them taking the time join and be a part of the greatest Smoking Forum on the Net!!!! Imagine, joining a group and on your 1st or 2nd day..........20 people you've never met take the time to say Hi! and Welcome! I also hope it brings the "Lurkers" out of hiding and gets them involved.

I need everyones help in this, so let's do it right.........OK?

Thanks Guys (and Gals),

And, Jeff, you have to admit it does wonders for the "hit monitor", too! Seems like a good deal of interest in the site has been generated just by your one little post!
Gee, You guys are doing such a great job of jumping in and welcoming all the new members, I'm beginning to know how the Maytag Repairman feels-sniff-sniff :cry: :D My part time job wants me to add another 10 hours a week to my schedule so it will mean a little less 'puter time at home. But I will get around to welcoming all the new members.
Sorry I've not been welcoming as much as I want to as of late.

Life got a little busy these past few weeks. I haven't lit a coal or burned a stick since Thanksgiving.

Thank god I had cryovac'd some Q to tide me over.

Great idea Jeff. Hopefully I'll be more frequent greeter after Christmas.

But just to tide you all over till I can get back to helping out, here's a little off topic. This happened Tday weekend. I shared this with a few of you, but here is for all to enjoy:

I posted this somewhere under the title "Anyone try anything new lately?":

Well for one, I tried to get in bed with my mother in law on Thanksgiving.

Take your shoes off and get comfortable, you might enjoy this story.

When the In laws come over, they kinda take over the house, space wise. I sleep on the couch, my brother in law sleeps on the futon in the living room, my wife and 6yr old daughter sleep in the daughterâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s room with the double bed, and mother and father in law get our master with the king size bed (FIL is a pretty big guy).

So its Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, and we are sitting around the tube having a few drinks and visiting. Mother in law then mentions that she only sleeps with ‘jamaâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s when sheâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s at our house, at home she sleeps in the buff. My wife is getting the creepy crawlies and says “What?!!â€. Mother in law says “you should try it, it is very liberatingâ€. Wife is now sitting with fingers in ears going “La La La Laâ€. Now if you looking at my MIL, you would never guess she was in her early 60â€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s.

So we wrap it up before 11pm, and I fall asleep on the couch, and everyone goes to bed.

I wake up at about 3am in a half sleep, and the TV is still on in front of me. Now as a rule, I hate falling asleep in front of the tube. So I turn off the tube, trying not to open my eyes and burn my corneaâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s off. So I amble my way up the stairs and into my room, trying not to open my eyes more than a crack, so as not to actually wake up.

Then I see that my wife is laying on my side of the bed. I lean over, put my hand on her shoulder, and, pretty vigorously, give her shoulder a shake and say “Kath, move over, your in my spot.â€

“Um Bill, its me Marge, not Kathleen†is what I hear next. Then I experienced that feeling that all of us have had before. I call it the “oh sh*t†moment. The instantaneous moment of clarity when you realize that you are trying to get in the same bed with your mother in law, is a pretty much an instant eye opener. I am now completely awake.

“Oh sh*t, sorry Marge, I walked into the wrong room†I said. Well in saying that, my father in law on the other side of the bed wakes up, “wha what, whatâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s going on?†“Nothing†I said, “Iâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]m in the wrong roomâ€

So I went into my daughters room and squeezed into the double with them (I hate sleeping on the couch)

So in the morning, we all had a good laugh recounting the tale.

Well it was about 11:30am ish, smoker was already going, my wife and mother in law are in the kitchen, and the father in law is in the family room, which is an extension of the kitchen.

My wife is busy cutting up apples and sweet potatoes, getting casserole dishes made. I said “Kath, your mom can do that. Lets go upstairs and fool aroundâ€.

She said “Are you kidding? I have like a million things to do and people will be here in 2 hours!â€

So I then turned and said to my mother in law “Marge, letâ€[emoji]8482[/emoji]s go upstairs and fool aroundâ€

My father and mother in law both busted out laughing. We recalled the joke and the tale during dinner when everyone was present, and all had a good laugh. Hope you all had a chuckle yourselves.

Merry Christmas.
Umm-aha :oops: Chi-Bill, is this a Kiribati Custom? :shock: :P
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