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Here is a link to what we'll look like on the WWW:
http://www.geocities.com/beardbuster2k/cats.htm
Remember we'll not be using that free server with the pop up ads... Also many of the links are there for show only till we have our own in place along with forms ......
On that thought anyone who would like to see certain links on the site post them here or send to me via a PM

Now all we need to know is who will the collect our donations and then order the server and domain name?
We'll need to collect $121.45 to be good to go for one year which comes to about $10.00 each to those who were ready willing and able before...
Any volunteers???

Here is the link for the server:
http://www.focalhosting.com/services/webhosting.php

Time to roll ourselves out men :eek:
 

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Good Job

I am in for $20, I would do it but I am afraid that there might be too much up keep for me to handle, I would hate to get money from everyone and not be able to follow through ... How much up keep is involved:confused: :confused:
 

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I'm in for $10.00 because that is all I can spare right now. If I can make a suggestion, I think that everyone who donates to get this cause off the ground, should be granted lifetime member status. That way, those individuals who took the bull by the horns and helped form this organization will be remembered by future members. Also, I think that we should create a graphic that can be placed on websites that are supportive of this effort.

One more thing, I want to take this opportunity to thank atrkyhntr for all of his hard work on getting this site together and getting the ball rolling on what I believe will be an outstanding organization.
 

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I would hate to get money from everyone and not be able to follow through ... How much up keep is involved
Once we have the needed funds, by counting what is offered here, then have the money sent to you all that is then needed by you is to order the server (I'll show you how I know them from years of dealing with them) and that is it as far as you are concerned till next year. Next year I am hopeful we will have non-profit status and the server will be free :D I'll either get some help or do the website on my own...

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I think that everyone who donates to get this cause off the ground, should be granted lifetime member status. That way, those individuals who took the bull by the horns and helped form this organization will be remembered by future members.
I really like that idea:D These are also not donations butfor a better word "GIFTS"... would not want to hurt our chances at non-profit :eek:

Well I'd say we're about 1/2 way to our money goal now :cool:
 

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From the looks of the pair of responses Jack's post on the CMB received I'd say we've got our work cut out for us. Just a crying shame we are going to receive so much ambivalence from our fellow catfishermen. But I suppose bass fishermen had the same reactions when they first started lobbying for C&R, size limits, creel limits, etc. However, like the bass fishermen that came before us, we have to do something or there won't be any catfishing in the future.
 

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We're not up and running yet flathunter... a few of those links go to my other website :eek:
That is simply a template website...

THANKS so far for all the support :cool: :D
 

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I know the site isn't up yet .. but is there anyway to get a counter on it so we can keep track of hits .. what a about a poll, it would be nice to get some input from people checking out the site .... also, who would be tweaking the wording, adding links .. updating the site .. It would also be nice to get a message board if possible so we could get input from catmen in areas where cats are protected and also from places where they are dwindling .. just some suggestions...
 

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I have done a little reading on the site flathunter posted .. I guy could get nasty over there some of those guys are down right idiots.. anyway there are some C&R catfish guys over there ... for the most part it seems to be a meat market.... I wonder how many of those guys check out this site and gfo for info, its almost enough to make you quit giving it
 

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I read a few posts where guys were in favor of limits ... one guy complained that his area of the ohio river was fished out .. gee I wonder who he has to blame for that one:D :D :D I don't think there are all that many people over there anyway, plus very few sportsmen.. You also have to keep in mind that in lots of places the catfish is a big food source... I read where WI was putting a limit on cats .. only like 6 a day and 1 over 24 inches .. don't quote me on the numbers they are off the top of my head .. I don't think many of the guys over there would follow rules anyway...
 

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I would gladly keep the funds and purchase the server space, however I dont have a credit card which greatly limits me from doing things like this.
 

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Let me answer your questions in the order asked

but is there anyway to get a counter on it so we can keep track of hits
Not a problem once we have secured a server.

what a about a poll
it would be nice to get some input from people checking out the site
I have a program that will allow polls and user input (need to join as a member of the site 1st) called PHPNuke. This program is free and very easy to use, if you can send email you can use this program which also can be set up for moderation to keep unwanted post/photos off :eek:

who would be tweaking the wording, adding links .. updating the site
I can do the updates but would like others to join in too so this does not become a job LOL I can teach those who know something about html, coding or creating websites how to help...

It would also be nice to get a message board
PHPNUke also has a forum along with other useful features.
Check out this little site I made for a local club:
http://members.hbtclub.com and look around...

flathunter
I would gladly keep the funds and purchase the server space, however I dont have a credit card which greatly limits me from doing things like this.
There are many ways to make payments take a look but don't order just yet LOL:
http://www.focalhosting.com/services/signup.shtml
 

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GEEZ US Jack..lol

I cant believe you really posted in THAT site...man your funny!

Those guys..LMAO are not in ANY way going to help or give advise..heck thier just happy to have a roof over thier heads and other fisherman(i say that term lightly) to talk to and trade meathuntin secrets with..your post only stired them up like a swarm of flys around a pile of...um....well you know;) :eek:

Without counting Robby, they have no one over there except Tiny...and he was only made popular because some field writer went fishing with him and sold the story to In-Fisherman...i went to that site long ago....NOTHING to learn there that i couldnt learn from the ******** in W. Va. sorry W. Va. guys..geez us

You guys want to talk to real catmen and get a response, you should have went to Robby's(Katfish) message board..atleast there are a lot of Ohio catters in there!
or maybe even to http://www.brotherhood-of-catfishermen.com/Cgi-Bin/discus/discus.cgi
 

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Hi all, this being my first post and all.
Well, flathunter, i would consider your actions to be called "trolling". You went to a board you know is mainly catch and keep, and preach your highly targeted (strictly Ohio) C&R propaganda. Sorry, but you are in the wrong in reference to respect for others. I frequent that board, have for years, but i am strictly C&R (except for drum, lol). If you were to take the time to actually consider where these folks live, where they fish, how they fish, and above all, how many fish they keep, then you will soon realize that what is desperatly needed in Ohio (or Illinois for that matter) is completely unneeded and unwanted in their respective locations.
While i fully disagree with your tactics in "spreading the word"(reminds me of an a-hole named Adolf), i do fully agree with the word you are spreading. Regulations are in order, both in Ohio, and in Illinois, for the protection of the trophy catfish that are left. By you rubbing folks the wrong way with immature postings you are hurting your own mission.
Folks are gonna disagree with ya, accept it. Say what you gotta say and be done, dont retort unless asked a specific question.
Our org is trying to get similiar laws passed in Illinois, and i understand the mountain that that task can appear to be at times.
I'm getting off topic now, so good luck to you and your organization, and especially to your cause, cuz the more states that pass regulations, the more states that will follow suit. We all need to be very vocal about our cause, but please try to be vocal in the right direction. Yelling at people in another state about regulations in your own state is just foolish and a waste of your time and their's.

Tight lines to all, even the meat hunters.

Jim Hamilton
Professional Catfishing Association
 

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Well said Jim Hamilton
Onething we better learn and very quickly is that we need to watch our P's & Q's or we'll fall by the wayside... Using our link was not a very good idea now that we can sit back and think a little...
flathunter has a real passion thats a fact and we'll see about harnessing it for the good of us all towards our main interest SAVING BIG CATS :cool: :) :D
I always look for a bright side in any situation and my future has a Jim Hamilton and Professional Catfishing Association in it I can tell already ;) hoping at some point we'll be working side by side for us all....
 

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Mr. Hamilton,

Welcome to the Ohio Sportsman message forums.

While I welcome you to these boards and greatly appreciate your support of our cause, and although I don’t believe Flathunter needs someone here to stand up for him, I do take exception to you publicly berating him, with your reference to Adolf Hitler being entirely uncalled for. His post on the Catfish Meathunter’s Board may not have been the wisest of decisions but it did draw attention to what we are attempting to do. Furthermore, in attracting that attention, it had the desirable effect of getting someone like you, who has similar desires and goals, to come forward and make yourself known on these boards. And I do hope you come back and share your knowledge with us.

Now with that being said and out of the way, I do hope that our organizations will work together through the mutual sharing of information so that everyone will benefit. Also, to know that there are others in different states working towards the same goal as we are really lifts the spirits. Hopefully in time, enough momentum will gather and there will be enough support nationally that things will change. And for this change to occur, it all starts with us. If we don’t do something, who will?
 
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