Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by bbq bubba, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not trying to offend anybody but this forum used to be about smoking, seem's of late every 3rd thread is a joke, since we just had the discussion on posting just to raise count's, i thought this would come to an end but i was wrong!! I don't mind a joke once in a while but c'mon, some people have never posted ANYTHING but joke' em for the JOKE forum's!
    Again, no offense intended but could we get back to smoking??[​IMG]
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As far as posting just to raise counts, it doesn't matter which forum the joke is posted to, the count is updated. Personally, I don't really mind if they post to the wrong forum. But then again, maybe someone could move them to the appropiate forum. I don't feel that there is a need to take sides on this issue, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That's what makes it great.
  3. bubba....

    all the jokes were posted in the 'jokes' forum....

  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I know we have a joke forum[​IMG] My point this is a smoking forum, it used to be funny to have a joke once in a while ABOUT smoking , all i'm saying is now 50% of the post's are joke's, This is the SMF, not the CJF: cracking jokes forum...........just my opinion, you don't have to agree[​IMG]
  5. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    In regards to the Joke Forum:

    This is the header,

    Jokes These jokes do not have to about barbecue or smoking meat. I would like for them to be fairly clean jokes.. if the joke would be offensive or anything other than G Rated then please rate the joke in the topic title (PG, PG13, etc.) so those of us who prefer to keep it G rated can be fairly warned.

    So ... what is the problem? No one has to read the jokes unless they want to.

    What next????

    We have many different forums that have nothing to do with 'smoking' so why squabble about one? [​IMG]
  6. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ont thing to remember. In life, everything runs it's life or course, and eventually all returns to normal. Or at least some cembelance of normalcy.[​IMG]
  7. Personally, I think everyone needs to go back and read Jeff's post in that other thread........the one he made right before he locked it. I remember him saying something about certain things people shouldn't be concerned with.

    Let the moderators do their job, that's what they get paid the big bucks for. [​IMG]

    The bickering just brings the forum down to a place where it shouldn't be. If there is a problem or something you don't like, PM Jeff or a moderator and forget about it, let them handle it how they see fit.

    If someone doesn't like the way the site is being handled, you always have the option to start your own up and give it a go.
  8. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i tried to stay out of all this business as i think it's my fault all the cans of worms got opened about posts etc.but here goes as well as i can explain... this is a family or family oriented forum about much more than smoking. quite a few of us have met in person & support each other & converse about much more than smoking meat- that convo would last about as long as getting a fire lit. we post pics of our families,fishing,hunts,get togethers,gardening,jokes,etc., we make it a point to welcome new members,wish happy birthdays,share our lost family members,pets(just put my 16 yr old dog down yesterday).i rarely post a joke & rarely read them- i have the option of not to read a thread or comment if i choose not to. i got jumped about all my posts period & i wasn't bragging- just stating how great this place is & of all my post counts- about 1/2 are welcoming new members.
    ok so now my rant is over but the point is..
    if someone posts about smoking garden slugs & thats not my thing... i just won't read it.
    sorry for the long winded post but over the course of a good 12 hr. smoke @ my house- the converstaion of just smoking meat gets old quick unless all of y'all were here.
    p.s. if we all go back to the front page of the smoking meat website it states we have over 3900 members & 55,000 posts.... that wasn't all about the food...
  9. dawgwhat

    dawgwhat Smoke Blower

    If you have friends helping you with your smoke,do you tell jokes ?

    I enjoy good jokes as much as smoking

    and if I don't get post counts,then so be it

    I ain't posting jokes for post count,
    I have learned a lot here,and I bet I don't hae over 40 post counts

    who cares about post count?

    some can have 4000 post counts and it don't mean a thing
    we learn who can smoke and who blows smoke
  10. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Jeff, Monty, Dutch? Jump in here please. [​IMG]
  11. What's everybody smokin this weekend? I got a couple racks of ribs yesterday, probably do a couple fattys while I'm at it.

    Need to make it to the store to get the ingredients for Jeff's Rub. Bought it a couple weeks ago and haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet.

    Q-view coming!!!!!![​IMG]
  12. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    So....let me see if I got this right.....the complaint is that too many jokes are being posted in the jokes forum??
  13. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I am doing a couple racks of ribs, a test run for the backyard comp in Silver lake [​IMG]

    I hope the wife picked up the batteries for the camera so I can post a q-view[​IMG]
  14. dutch

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

    Thanks for bring this up Rich. There has been a number of times that I have found posts that pertain to smoking beef, pork, poultry, et al in forums other that those that pertain to beef, pork, poultry . . . Most often it's a newbie and given that, I'll move the thread and allow for a redirect. There have times when I have found a thread posted in the wrong forum and that person has been a member for several months. I'll move the thread and there is a 90% chance that I won't leave a redirect. If it's a continual problem with a poster, they will (and have) received PM from me basically telling them to wake up and smell the coffee before they post (i.e.: What is the question? What does it pertain to? If you're not sure, post in in "General Discussion"

    For the most part, you guys and gals do a great job placing your posts in the right forums, which makes our job a little bit easier.

    We're getting paid?!?! [​IMG][​IMG]
  15. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is exactly how I interpreted the OP. I think the point the OP is trying to make is not that posts are getting posted in the wrong forum but more along the linesof there should be more posts about smoking and less about jokes.

    To which I say: You are in control of the mouse, if you don't like to see them then don't click on them. If the mods had a problem with people posting jokes I'm pretty sure they would remove the jokes forum.

    I realize you qualified your post with, "I don't mean to offend anyone". But did you seriously think that nobody, (particularly the people posting the jokes) was going to take offense to that?

    I appreciate the jokes when I want to read them, if I don't want to read them I don't click on them. Simple as that.
  16. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just want a new digital camera so I can post decent pix... oops, wrong forum... [​IMG][​IMG]
  17. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your a jewel Hawg, I think we will keep ya. [​IMG][​IMG] Terry
  18. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i can help ya w/ that.... and cheap too(the camera not me)[​IMG]
  19. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kind of like little dung beatles, I think we all have enough crap going on in our personal lives that we don't need to come pushing little balls of **** around here too.

    Most of us have heard the jokes that come in, but every once in a while one comes along that is funny (Thanks Chris). If you don't like old jokes then don't read them... move along.

    If you're bored with the site then take a week off, then come back and you will have plenty of things to go through without the need for trival posts, but you can if you want, that's the way the forum is set up.

    Bubba, this isn't directed at you by any means. I respect your opinions and even sometimes agree with them. This is basically a general statement saying... Can't we just all get along?!

    Sorry for the rant.. my ball of poop just got too big
  20. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ... Can't we just all get along?!

    Thats what I been thinking too Joe, this whole week is getting old. [​IMG] Dang it, lets face it, we all do and say things we shouldn't and wished we wouldn't have. (I'm at the top of the list) , lets just accept it as learning, and go on, older and wiser. And "better and greater". [​IMG] Terry

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