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Old 10-03-2018, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by kevvy View Post
This is a very interesting.
This is my first visit for about six weeks but before that I've been away for so long I totally missed the site crash.
I've been a member since 2002 and I agree those were the days, lots of info and laughs to be had.
My major reason for visiting less was when I would log on and browse through new posts and they would be 80% some one selling gear, breammaster went from a forum to ebay for fishing gear.
I admit I did get one or two deals on some lures but it just became ridiculous the amount of "for sale" posts. In connection with this was the amount of my gear is better than your gear slanging matches that was also a big turn off.
I think it was a mistake to include a classifieds section in the forum I would be interested to know how or why it was allowed.
In all honesty the gear trading section was a big positive to the forum for me and I don't think it really related to the death of the forum.

I think that the forum (like most) was struggling a bit with Facebook groups etc. and was pushed over the edge with reliability issues.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:18 PM
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Tackle Tour seems to have a more of a "engaged / committed" patronage and willing to discuss topics more openly than on BM - not sure whats going on here but its averge in comparison.

The weather here has been pretty wet all weekend, I put up a few posts and it took me a while to do so, not like pictures just miraculously appear and post construct themselves - the outcome 2 comments and a sh*t tonne of views. I'm not asking for praises from anyone just engagement of some sort, BM in the past yeh couldn't go wrong with active in tune engaging conversation.

Have a feeling opening a blog page would be more proactive after this weekend efforts.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by John Osborne View Post
well at least this thread is still alive. I do agree with the gear slagging comment Kevvy, and Collie Yak, hang in their bud the bream scene can appear very secretive and fickle at times.
I feel that folks shut down with trip reports and methods when they see evidence of what had been a productive scenic paradise overrun with fresh faces all of a sudden.

Was a time when what got posted stayed very much inside the group. Folks twigged onto joining just for info on where and when, that practice has exploded into epademic proportions.

Folks nowerdays trawl through these sites in ever increasing numbers and act on the information gained..

One person started reporting on a local salt water river where he caught bream and mulloway. It took just three weeks for the pot hunting navy to move in and shut the place down.

Another wrote an article in a monthly magazine using very emotive language....sure enough big spike in visitor numbers.

I did a spot on Rex Hunts fishing show and innocently passed on some insider information on a hot Snapper bite. Nearly got lynched by the local Maltese Navy, and I never ever got another hot tip.....

Its a sign of the tjimrs I feel.
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