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Good read CM, I've actually not got any leviathan stories, my secret squirrel lake near me feels like a proper mythical lake, I don't think there is any unknown whoppers in there, although it did apparently throw up a 20+ pike donkeys years ago ! That mystery and excitement is a big part of my fishing now.

 

Nige / Jonesy how did the old rotary thread work? Was it an open thread that ran on the trust of others not posting unless requested? I'm now going to go check out the rotary letters post to get a better idea

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Basically there was a chosen subject and the first person who is nominated contributes a post (of decent length) about the subject chosen. They then nominate another person to contribute and they post and so on. If the chosen person doesn't feel they can add anything fresh or of importance, they decline to contribute and nominate someone else. Anyone who posts that isn't nominated by the post before should find their post deleted from the thread.

I believe each subject lasted for roughly a month, the posters have no time limitation(within reason) and it's better for people to take their time as it results in better posts, at which point a new subject is chosen and a new rotary letter starts.

The one rule I would like to state would be that a person cannot nominate the same person twice, as this usually results in the same people always contributing.

 

I could always act as a mediator with regard to starting new letters and I'd be up for thinking of subjects each month and nominating the first person to contribute.

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Am just heading out the door, so will reply properly later, but jonezy if you are willing I think that'd be great. I would be willing to contribute but am wary as my knowledge and experience is limited

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Why would anyone bother to go to the lengths of extended research to deceive people for no gain whatsoever? It's not a competition. Experienced or not, it doesn't matter at all and anyone who tells you that your opinion isn't valid because you don't have decades of experience isn't worth talking to. In fact, it's quite often the people who are new to something that end up revolutionizing it.

The instant reply is not practical, firstly for obvious time constraints some people have and secondly you tend to get more worthwhile information when people have time to think about what they want to write. It also tends to persuade people to be more structured and makes for a more enjoyable read.

 

With regard to the point you made about instant replies being more believable. I'd remark that would it actually matter if someone completely fabricated an entire essay for a reply, providing someone who read it gained something from it?

 

I'm not sure how I'd go about moderating this if people wanted me to as I'm not a moderator and am unsure whether a separate sub-forum could be created, for the purpose of a monthly rotary letter, and whether or not I could be granted moderator on that one forum alone.

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I vote jonezy for mod! [emoji4]

 

CM I'm in agreement with Jonezy, my only worry would be that me as a relatively inexperienced angler my writing wouldn't be interesting enough.

 

From me they'd always be an honest response. Unless I wanted to quote someone or get some evidence I wouldn't have a need to research as I'd be giving my opinion or experience on the given subject.

 

With all the ups and downs I think this forum and it's set up is great (which is why it is the only one I post on [emoji39] )

 

But I find the format can be a stunted way of communicating, threads go off on tangents or like a current thread can just become disagreements (although that can be captivating! )

For me I can't think quick enough to post my responses and things get lost when typing and I can end up not posting. For example I have tried all day to reply but get cut short, it has been at least 30 mins since I read Jonezys post and I have had to cut and copy it as my wife started talking and I was going to loose what I'd written [emoji37]

 

So I think a rotary letter would give allow for the named poster to give solid indepth and considered ideas. With out having to keep up with replies and such like.

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Did we not have a rig choice as well?? Not that is matters I'm sure we may have changed our opinions on all of the bottom three of Neal's list since....not even sure I can remember my responses too the ones I was nominated on...May have to have a recap!!

Yep I started it Beanzy . Maybe it was my writings but :) nobody seemed interested :wink:

 

Maybe resurrect it ? Seems as good a place to start and obviously MY thoughts haven't changed lol

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If the Rotary Letter concept should be resurrected please include me out. When I feel the need to comment on a topic I'm glad to.

 

When I feel pressured to do so I wont.

 

Oh, and I'd like nothing better than to see Jonezy as a Moderator. He's sufficiently off the wall to bring a breath of fresh air to this forum. Thinking outside the box? He wouldn't recognise a box if one fell on him.......

 

Ian

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No one should feel they have to ian. It would have to be the person who was nominated right to decline without having to explain why. I'm sure there would be a few more with your view on this and it's a standing point that I totally understand.

The old letters of around 6 years ago, maybe 7, did have some great content in them though. All from some very knowledgeable blokes who might not have shared what they did without that platform. Most don't post on here any more though, unfortunately.

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I think it'll generate some decent content, especially if it can be as nige said to have a clear letter page and then this for thoughts and comments. New threads directly related to any specific subject of a letter could be generated to debate the contents. While also keeping a clear thread of indepth information. Definitely should be no pressure to write, I think they'll be a surprising amount of willing writers.

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Tim would you like to re write it in a new post? I'll start the thread for you to post on. All the other chat and replies/thoughts can stay on this one, keeping the rotary thread clean.

Yes Nige I'm quite happy to do that . I think there is a lot more willing or interested members nowadays willing to contribute .

 

No disrespect but whatever I write will be passed onto one of the newer maybe more inexperienced contributors for their thoughts and therefore avoiding the temptation to pass it over to Nick or yourself etc straight away ?

If you can do the honours I'll post it tonight or tomorrow night depending on goings on at home :wink:

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Don't worry I am! Fully expecting to be set up with a subject along the lines of

 

"the different dietary requirements of a juvenile carp compared to an adult post spawning female and which bait will best trigger their respective chemoreceptors to create a sustained feeding response sufficient enough to consume a minimum 8.73kg of bait while the moon is at 43° to the horizon and the wind is ENE with an ambient temperature of 13.8℃"

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Don't worry I am! Fully expecting to be set up with a subject along the lines of

 

"the different dietary requirements of a juvenile carp compared to an adult post spawning female and which bait will best trigger their respective chemoreceptors to create a sustained feeding response sufficient enough to consume a minimum 8.73kg of bait while the moon is at 43° to the horizon and the wind is ENE with an ambient temperature of 13.8℃"

I am genuinely amused .

 

It's stuff like that that usually makes me avoid bait construction threads .

 

I know more about micro physics :)

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"the different dietary requirements of a juvenile carp compared to an adult post spawning female and which bait will best trigger their respective chemoreceptors to create a sustained feeding response sufficient enough to consume a minimum 8.73kg of bait while the moon is at 43° to the horizon and the wind is ENE with an ambient temperature of 13.8℃"

 

That's easy and won't take long to answer Neal:

 

Crushed cornflakes, soaked in a tin of tuna in Buckstun Spring water, with 3mm bits of doctors yurtkers marzipan.

 

:lol:

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Personally I think a sub forum should be created, as I'm sure you're aware of by now with me bleating(come on Wales) on about it, with a startup of 3 threads. 

The first thread will be the first rotary letter, which will run on a monthly/3 month basis (depending on interest). The second thread will be a discussion thread which will serve to harbour for discussions, obviously. The third thread will be a thread that gets reopened on the last week of each rotary letter and will serve to gauge who wants to participate in the upcoming letter. The topic will be disclosed in this third thread.

The third thread mentioned could act to persuade people such as Ian who do not feel like "being dropped in it" as it will give them a week to decide whether or not they want to be considered for nomination.

Edited by jonezy

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On that note Jonezy I may well have just been ignorant, but it wasn't especially easy to find "rotary" using the search, am I correct to say originally there wasn't a specific rotary letter thread?

 

I agree with your proposal [emoji4] and still vote you to be mod [emoji39]

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No one should feel they have to ian. It would have to be the person who was nominated right to decline without having to explain why. I'm sure there would be a few more with your view on this and it's a standing point that I totally understand.

The old letters of around 6 years ago, maybe 7, did have some great content in them though. All from some very knowledgeable blokes who might not have shared what they did without that platform. Most don't post on here any more though, unfortunately.

 

Quite right, Nige. My ONLY objection is the manner in which it was formatted. Whoever was first to begin a topic did so then nominated a specific person to respond. This person may, or may not, have had enthusiasm for and/or knowledge of the topic. Many did and inputted well, some didn't............. 

 

I'd like to see an open option on responding, not being obliged to due to peer pressure.

 

Ian

 

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Don't worry I am! Fully expecting to be set up with a subject along the lines of

 

"the different dietary requirements of a juvenile carp compared to an adult post spawning female and which bait will best trigger their respective chemo receptors to create a sustained feeding response sufficient enough to consume a minimum 8.73kg of bait while the moon is at 43° to the horizon and the wind is ENE with an ambient temperature of 13.8℃"

 

back off boyo!!! already covered this last week :twisted: :twisted:

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Don't worry I am! Fully expecting to be set up with a subject along the lines of

 

"the different dietary requirements of a juvenile carp compared to an adult post spawning female and which bait will best trigger their respective chemoreceptors to create a sustained feeding response sufficient enough to consume a minimum 8.73kg of bait while the moon is at 43° to the horizon and the wind is ENE with an ambient temperature of 13.8℃"

 

searched out my findings on this subject for you Neal, it was

 

For the first part, juvies will eat almost anything but only when no one is on the bank whereas an adult female (post spawn) will only peck at freebies.

for the second, CELL!!   :P

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