Leader Board?

Henry V

Okay, I have been out of the loop. What is the elader board everyone is talking about? SOrry for the dumb question, but I'm curious and can;t find it on the site.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member created over 6 years ago - last updated over 6 years ago
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John Wright

where it shows the most points and votes on the right of the main page and on each category

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

Okay, I get it. Yes, those numbers seem to artificially "inflated." So what? I could out fish those bums any day.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

idk if you meant me since im on the board but i know mine arent inflated niether is my sons we posted the fish to get there

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

No, John, not you. If anything, you should get credit because you post lots of fish but  you don't lie about their size. I was referring to the two "leaders"  who post a lot of fish that throw the size categories out of balance. For example, one of them posted an 18 pound bluegill! Personally, I think Joe should correct or delete that type of thing, and make a separate category for people to post photos of multiple fish (stringers, etc). That way, it won't say that someone caught an 18 lb bluegill on this site. When serious anglers come here and see something like that, they probably don't return. But it's Joe's site, he's a good guy and he can do what he wants. Nonetheless, I can see why folks in the other thread are annoyed by the excessive posts, but we should also keep in mind that the inflated posts are just silly photos and numbers.

 

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

thanks henry i only post a size if its above average anyway instaed i just post the fish anyone can see how big it is in the picture and i like the idea of a stringer group keep your lines tight and the bowfin nervous ....

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

Thanks for the kind words :-) Now you know why I dropped the leaderboard as an experiment.  I was afraid it was encouraging bad behavior.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

i figured that but shouldnt take away from the honest to appease the dishonest

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Dennis Huskins

Keep the leader board, sooner or later the cheaters and liers will get tired and drop out. For them it's a game. The real fishermen will prevail over time because that is their passion!!

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

is there anyone who doesnt understand how the cheating works if so i"ll gladly explain it here

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

ready for some action on the cheating

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

no more cheaters no more cheaters no more cheaters

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Austin Kennedy

I agree, keep the leader board.

Posted by Austin Kennedy over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Jessica & Angelo

i would keep the leader board now i kinda dont understand what you mean by cheating! I just got back on the site last night after being away for a month also.....i put up 8 or 9 pictures a few hours ago is that what you mean by cheating????

Posted by Jessica & Angelo Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

no the way the cheating is done is you post fish then you make up 20 or 30 fake id's just to vote on your fish you can tell the fakes they have no pic no catches and mostly vote on 1 persons catches

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Jessica & Angelo

lol yea thats cheating, i dont understand why someone would do that...Joe's site is only to enjoy fishing and showing off your fish, you dont win anything!!!!!! 

Posted by Jessica & Angelo Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

i dont get it either but i want it to stop

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

any day now

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

ditto

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Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse (1)

Brandon Mabrey

And go ahead flag the above statement as abusive !!! Its the truth

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

STILL WAITING!!!!!!!

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

Brandon,

In the first place, I apologize for using the term "bum." I use it in everyday speech as a term of endearment. It loses that personal touch on the Internet. So in short, I was kidding around.

In the second place, I clearly wrote "the inflated posts are just silly numbers..." so as to put things in perspective. Allow me to translate that: I don't care if people "cheat" because the fishing posts  aren't part of competitive game, and there is no prize. As a result, it  isn't cheating at all, and I recognize that people post all kinds of things on the site - even an 18 lb Bluegill. I made some reasonable recommendations for how Joe might fix the problem, if it really is a problem. An old friend of mine who doesn;t know much about fishing posted a 58 lb Crappie a few years back. Everyone gave him hell for it, and I had a good laugh.

As far as the Bowfin is concerned, you're entitled to your opinion of it, but if you look at the maps you'll see we catch them in several different places,including rivers, streams and lakes. And it's rarely the same fish. When that happens, I am first to admit it. So what's the big deal?

Finally, so far as the offer to meet, I'd love to hang out and go fishing some time but there is one condition: if I out fish you  you have to give me your best rod and reel. I'll do the same if I lose. In that way we can resolve any slights, real or perceived, that were exchanged here.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

Well this is to quote you exactly Henry "No, John, not you. If anything, you should get credit because you post lots of fish but  you don't lie about their size. I was referring to the two "leaders"  who post a lot of fish that throw the size categories out of balance"

I take this as a comment directed towards myself due to me being the points leader, and until I recently stopped logging on hooked-in and posting pictures since last August due to hunting season I was also the vote leader. which I  dont care anything about. honestly i wish it would have stayed removed. The votes can be easily manipulated,  But the points system can not because it only gives you points for posting pictures,videos and commenting on photos, which is in the by laws of this site, to post and comment as much as you like on members photos, I cant help I comment on peoples catches more than other members on this site and I have the most points for commenting more than others, I guess you can say im the most active and deserve the hooked in fisherman of the year, now that was a joke.  When I like something I vote on it then I comment on it to let the member know how much I like it, or to offer information. Unlike votes, Members can see when you leave them a comment on the recent comments tab. you can only see votes somebody left you if you click on your own photo. There isnt a recent votes tab.  So to sum this up in a nutshell I will be deleting all of my photos from hooked-in. So no one will get upset with me having accumalated so many points and votes in my almost 3 year membership. I will also delete all my comments made and votes given too. If I cant do it myself, I will email Joe and have him remove my profile and membership from hooked-in so my name or photos will not be associated with this site anymore. Its not like I posted 1000's of pics of bream and other irrelavent catches of the same fish in 45 different poses that number in the hundreds to score points and votes or take single pictures of a bunch of fish rather than take one photo of all the fish at the same time,  All my fish other than a few  small ones were good qaulity fish. Good day. And if anybody wants to know all the members that get false votes please email me if you want to be anonymous and I will explain in detail.  my email is brandonmabrey@yahoo.com

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Wow, way to get your panties in a bunch over a freaking fishing board. If you know of people cheating - whatever that might entail - then send it to Joe and let him decide what to do with it, or post it here.

I don't know what you hope to accomplish by going off on some ill-informed and barely comprehensible rant about a fish you obviously don't know the first thing about.

Posted by Jason Robinson over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Brian Shea

You shouldn't leave this site, Brandon. You always are willing to give me fishing advice, so I'm cool with you.

Posted by Brian Shea Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Lenny Trout

This site is FUN. That is all that matters.

I love this place...let's all get along.

 

PS -- Brandon, if you can, forward me your points; then folks won't call me "Lenny the Loser" anymore.

Posted by Lenny Trout Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

everyone, please be cool.  I'm removing the derogatory remarks here. 

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Nick Santamaria

guys, really??????? Lets just agree to disagree, you are obviously two different people, with two very different opinions. Just leave it alone each of you has spoken your peace so lets stop, its really horrible to see Joe's site filled with b.s over stupid stuff. I also think its a shame that two of the biggest contributors to this site, whether it be in advice, posts, pics, or vids, fight each other. In all honesty I look up to some of you guys and I understand that people get pissed off at stupid things but lets try and keep it together, alright????

Just my thoughts

-Nick

Posted by Nick Santamaria Expert Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

jason for one thing did I ask you for your opinion I dont think so,  opinions are like buttholes they stink and everybody has one. this has nothing to do with you so I would keep your dirty little nose out of other peoples business. And you are the prick!!! flag this to little girl since you couldnt handle reading my other post without crying to joe about it being offensive to you. Sorry I hurt your feelings little girl. And im also sorry you couldnt comprehend my last post. They have classes for that sort of thing. why are you even in this conversation you are a newbie with 1 vote and 88 points. And obviuosly a made up fake account so you can talk trash because your not man enough to do it under your real name!!! post a catch then come back to talk trash

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Stay classy, Mr. "Alligator" Gar.

Posted by Jason Robinson over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

wow thats original, your the one that started the name calling when you went crying to joe, you called me a prick first, classy guy

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

anyway im not responding to your remarks anymore, im not gonna entertain somebody that means nothing to me. so with that being said.........

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Greenes Custom Rods & Tackle Realy guy's. What role models we are to the younger members. I must say that I have heard from other fishermen that thay have checked out the site but wouldent post because of the drama. This seems to be a on going thing with the cheating. Joe runs a good site and we should respect the site as we do our love for fishing. As far as the leader board what is the issue there is no grand prize for being the leader. If we spent as much time perfecting our fishing as we do stressing about who is cheating we all would be posting big fish. As far as the post no I dont agree with all of them ( snakes & turtles and such) all you can do is not look at them and about who fishes for what who cares as long as you are fishing. I enjoy taking a break from bass tournaments to break out the Bamboo and fish for giant blue gill. Life is short go fish.

Posted by Greenes Custom Rods & Tackle Expert Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

Brandon,

we certainly have everyone's attention. As I said, I wasn't accusing anyone of cheating as it isn't a contest. When you quoted me you were citing where I was noting that an 18 lb bluegill "throws the size categories out of balance." I stand by that comment. If I come to the site to look at who is catching bluegill, and who caught the biggest one, and I see an 18 lb bluegill, well, I think you get the point. Everyone makes typos, but an 18 lb bluegill isn't a typo. And I don;t care who posted the 18 lb bluegill, or why, I would just ask that it be revised to an accurate number. Like I said, we all exaggerate a little, but that's just fishing. 

And I don;t see a problem with a reasonable argument on here. I think kids can learn from that too. Anglers argue and joke and tell crazy stories. It's a good thing. Hell, that's all we do when we are fishing. Isn't that one of the main reasons we fish?

Finally, I'll second the post and say Brandon should stay on the site. He does catch lots of fish. And if he doesn;t like my Bowfin, then he doesn;t have to vote on them. I'd rather have the Bowfin to myself anyway!

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

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