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Trying to get back into forum discussion after a few years away

BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
edited February 2013 in EggHead Forum
hope all the old timers are still here.

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  • welcome back and roll tide! odds are a few of them are, we have recently had some trouble with trolls and stuff.  trolls are gone, but also lost a few good men with them


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    LBGE & SBGE (big momma and pat)
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,554
    welcome back.. I am by no means an old time but I still make out alright for mysel. Lol

    almost had my egg a year now.
  • BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
    Just going thru some post I don't see all the old timers that I remember. It's all about cooking afterall.
  • Welcome back, new - old - in between, its all good. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,132
    You were gone?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,132
    Just kidding. Welcome back.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • I was gone too -- i came back -- why? "because it's all about cooking".  Amen to that !
  • 500500 Posts: 1,212
    Mickey, You're back?

    Welcome back Bama!
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,351
    If you are looking for the "old timers", a lot of them are over on greeneggers forum.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • 500500 Posts: 1,212
    Griffin said:
    If you are looking for the "old timers", a lot of them are over on greeneggers forum.

    Why is that Grif?
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,351

    When the forum split into two, some liked the old format (that one) better and some liked the new (this one), so some switched, some stayed and some of us are on both. Actually there is more to it than that, but its complicated and I've forgotten/didn't understand all the details. It got ugly, though.

    Seems like this site attracts all the new eggers and gets more traffic. Sometimes its hard to keep up with all the posts and I miss things cuz it can get so busy here at times.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 8,717

    Griffin said:

    When the forum split into two, some liked the old format (that one) better and some liked the new (this one), so some switched, some stayed and some of us are on both. Actually there is more to it than that, but its complicated and I've forgotten/didn't understand all the details. It got ugly, though.

    Seems like this site attracts all the new eggers and gets more traffic. Sometimes its hard to keep up with all the posts and I miss things cuz it can get so busy here at times.

    Maybe that is why the "old-timers" stayed over there... They can't handle all this new-fangled technology, consarn it!   ;)

    Wasn't it something along the lines of "fear of change", "corporate takeover", "this is our forum", "where's my ball, I'm going home"? That seems to be the gist of the few threads that are left from late summer of 2011.

  • Griffin said:

    When the forum split into two, some liked the old format (that one) better and some liked the new (this one), so some switched, some stayed and some of us are on both. Actually there is more to it than that, but its complicated and I've forgotten/didn't understand all the details. It got ugly, though.

    Seems like this site attracts all the new eggers and gets more traffic. Sometimes its hard to keep up with all the posts and I miss things cuz it can get so busy here at times.

    Maybe that is why the "old-timers" stayed over there... They can't handle all this new-fangled technology, consarn it!   ;)

    Wasn't it something along the lines of "fear of change", "corporate takeover", "this is our forum", "where's my ball, I'm going home"? That seems to be the gist of the few threads that are left from late summer of 2011.
    I think it was more that there was no notice or any consultation with the existing forum even though BGE supported the other forum. There are a lot of fine cooks on that site and some really good BGE knowledge. Since new folks are referred here this site has grown and the old one hasn't. I like it here because it's fun to help newbies and a little tomfoolery is not frowned upon. I still post there sometimes but not as much as I did. I see people gravitating here pretty regularly and expect that will continue. I don't see where there should be any animosity from either side.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Well said Little Steven.  Something about forums(in general) that many times drives people off, while many forum members don't realize the number of active forum members are bailing out and going elsewhere.  The end result is a group of forum members all with the same "mindset"!  And too offen this "mindset" is far from what the forum was originally formed for.....  The only solution is strict inforcement by the moderators.  An example is a fishing forum i belonged to for a few years.  It was great, The members would exchange fishing information freely.  What the fish were being taken on, where,what tide, pictures,etc., etc...   I could go and find the information anytime, because there were enough posters to keep a steady flow of dependable information flowing.  Then entered the the world of politics, which at first was enforced, but got out of hand, and enough pressure was put on the mods, that they just let it go on.  Within a few months, it was noticable that there were not enough fishing reports to give members a good idea what was going on in the fishing world.  So they went elsewhere, which made it even worst!  Like a snowball rolling down a hill, the forum went dead except for a few people happily discussing THEIR political views.  That is why it is so critical for members to back up the mods in their effort to keep the forum on subject ...

  • 500500 Posts: 1,212
    I looked back at the Eggers site and found my old posts, talking about my first time Butt questions. When the format changed, I came over here, and haven't been back there to post, but just to look around some. The format here seems easier to navigate. Miss people over that helped me, but I hardly have enough time to keep up with this forum, let alone two.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • 500 said:
    I looked back at the Eggers site and found my old posts, talking about my first time Butt questions. When the format changed, I came over here, and haven't been back there to post, but just to look around some. The format here seems easier to navigate. Miss people over that helped me, but I hardly have enough time to keep up with this forum, let alone two.
    I remember you and BamaFan from over there. I think you got solid help same as folks get here, maybe better. That is my point

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,115
    @Charlie tuna...you're saying you're a liberal, fox news hating, Obama supporter. Let's discuss that....hehe
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Actually an "egg lovin"  --  "food channel watchin"  -  "compitition judgin"  -  "internet junkyin"  -  "wantabe barbque cook apprenticin"  -  "fool"!
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,115
    I'd have to say I haven't seen any ot threads creating any dissension...although my favorite so far has been the mangrate threads.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,132
    henapple said:
    I'd have to say I haven't seen any ot threads creating any dissension...although my favorite so far has been the mangrate threads.

    It has taken till Friday to give one of the things to someone to try. Travis took one home and if he did not use it to sink a trotline we should get a report.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,115
    Cen Tex won't try one? Miss him being on here.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • 500500 Posts: 1,212
    500 said:
    I looked back at the Eggers site and found my old posts, talking about my first time Butt questions. When the format changed, I came over here, and haven't been back there to post, but just to look around some. The format here seems easier to navigate. Miss people over that helped me, but I hardly have enough time to keep up with this forum, let alone two.
    I remember you and BamaFan from over there. I think you got solid help same as folks get here, maybe better. That is my point
    Yes I did get lots of newbie help over there.  I appreciate that. I just like the format here better. 
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • Not an old timer, but a big hello and Roll Tide from Gardendale!
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,000
    Not an old timer, but a big hello and Roll Tide from Gardendale!

    And Cullman

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     LBGE,SBGE Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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