How bout Leet
? He's busy with life nowadays, but before starting school he helped us out with some kickass logo designs not only for the board, but for hats and shirts, etc. He's a great kid, who speaks like he's older than he really is. For example..after fixing the Search index structure, I searched for and found some old thread, one of which contained some great posts by a few Members. This one was from Leet...
"Bravo brother Jim and brother Jonny for all your ball busting hard work towards the site and the same goes out to all the mods!
It seems like people now a days just never appreciate anything and all they do is 8itch! I'm pretty sure Jonny that some people on the board don't realize just how hard it is to spend your valuable time with all the scripting and adding of all the rich features that you have bestowed upon this outstanding fishin forum and to have one little mistake after managing the site for nearly two years is a miracle. So to Jim, Jonny, and the rest of ya cool cat mods, keep up the GOOD WORK!
And what about Tony
? I definitely have him as a candidate too
He offers good subjects for conversation, which is especially nice in the Winter when alot of us arent fishing much. He also converses here in a way that NEVER attacks the mesenger...he focuses on the messenger instead, which is how everyone
should conduct themselves in a conversation/debate. Here's a great post from Tony, comes from the same thread I found Leet's post....
"Thanks jbrotz. I don't understand Blades issue at all. He questions why a thread was locked or closed. What he fails to realize is that most of us want those threads, which get into flaming, locked, or even better closed. As I've said before, I've seen great forums turn bad because mods don't realize fast enough that most people get enough controversy in their daily lives and they don't want to experience it on the Internet.
I have had this conversation with our mods before on another thread several months ago and asked them to lock that thread. They listened to me and locked it. This time, they didn't wait for someone like me to suggest it; they were pro-active and closed it. That's what I want them to do.
I think I'll go 'head and throw "Brotzy Jr."
in as a good candidate too lol. Since joining, he has been a frequent Member and supporter. And I think it just was too cool how he found the board and came into everyday contact with his Dad, Roccus. I think that happening alone makes him a good candidate. It really shows how the Community can not only bring strangers together through our hobby, but can also bring family members together too :)