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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2012, 06:34:00 PM »
and I'm highly considering a switch of jobs, so I guess you won't have that to ***** about. 

You mean not posting?

ya that's it.

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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2012, 07:41:46 PM »
OMG...WTF,Three friggin pages and nothing about cattle!This site is getting pathetic.
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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2012, 07:41:57 PM »
I hope some of the "old timers" continue to post on here because I have learned a lot since joining. I really enjoy when people post pictures of their cattle and talk pedigree so that I can figure out what's what in the purebred world. It's going to be a long time before I get the oppurtunity to see these herds in person so this is 2nd best option. You don't have to agree with everyone on SP but you should respect that there is another person on the other side of the key board. Respect is not an option.
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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2012, 07:59:54 PM »
At one time I was also one of the active posters on this site. It was a place exchange ideas with other experienced cattlemen or maybe try to help someone that was just starting out. Today I am more of a "lurker". I still come to the site and read a few posts but seldom post on any of them because most turn into mud slinging contests that I choose not to be a part of. I think that many of us "older" posters get offended by some of the critisizing and bashing that goes on because we were taught to respect other people and their ideas as children. I'm afraid that some of the "younger" generation of posters were not taught that. They live by the rule that they can say whatever they want to whoever they want even if it's just for their own entertainment and being rude is apparently a part of their everday life. My theory is this - prove yourself as a breeder, fitter, whatever it is that you claim to be and then I'll give you my attention, until that happens you're just another "wannabe" that will likely never be in the real world. Anyone that is just getting started and needs some advise, feel free to PM me and I will be glad to try to assist you in any way that I can. RW
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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2012, 10:06:03 PM »
I might throw this out there......don't post a picture and then complain that no one likes it but your extended family. This puts you in the catagory of "whiney little welp".
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2012, 10:28:50 PM »
I'm with RW and JIT -- most every one who has been here for a couple years knows me -- or at least OF me. Good and bad == the web site was and still is at times a wonderfull place to come and be part of the cattle industry. I have seen it myself folks, it has very gradually declined in viable content, and not due in any part to Jason's efforts.

Used to be a REAL young person -- UGH UGH -- would ask and we would tell or try to inform. The problem I have seen lately -- I can't personally tell which poster is a REAL child or young person versus some imature - over sensitive and rude intelect -- seriously. Have any one noticed the smaller number of posts made by myself in the last 6 months??? It gets old I guess you could say, not that I have lost any desire to help, I always will and am glad to do it, but !!!!! -- I get very few requests any more, and even the ones I do post to do not respond back for the most part. I just checked my PM's tonight for the first time a week or so, and I have two to respond to -- I hope I can help who ever needs it.

PLease people, cut the BS (No pun intended for the former owner of that name on here) and lets get back to being the fun, enjoyable and educational place that Red, Jason, and Austin started now 5 years ago!

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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2012, 10:48:39 PM »
I might throw this out there......don't post a picture and then complain that no one likes it but your extended family. This puts you in the catagory of "whiney little welp".
The Canadians have never said anything rude or personal when someone dislikes a photo or calf when they post it, I w i l l  t y p e  t h i s  s l o w e r  t h i s  t i m e  a s  y o u   a r e  n o t  g e t t i n g  i t. T h e  o n l y   t i m e  w e   h a v e   a              p r o b l e m  i s  w h e n  t h e i r   i n t e g r e d y   i s  q u e s t i o n e d.
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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2012, 11:00:46 PM »
That may be true......but when red run this deal the canadians weren't listing 40 photographs on a info mercial.  After Jamie and you and okie doakie posted over 1000 photos free of charge I noticed a change on the board. The Canandians tought they owned the deal.....not saying its right or wrong.
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2012, 11:09:41 PM »
Never felt that way. I haven't ever felt there were too many picture post. There have been too few.

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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2012, 11:16:15 PM »
That may be true......but when red run this deal the canadians weren't listing 40 photographs on a info mercial.  After Jamie and you and okie doakie posted over 1000 photos free of charge I noticed a change on the board. The Canandians tought they owned the deal.....not saying its right or wrong.

I don't recall hearing of any rule which limited the number of picftures anyone could put on this site. If that is the case, I would ask aj why he doesn't post any pictures of his cattle on here. I might have missed siome, but I don't recall him posting any. Personally, I like people who post pictures on here. If you don't like what some people post don't bother reading these posts. I have bought and sold several head from pictures posted on SP. I have also bought and sold dozens of embryos. I know of many others who have done the same. How about you aj.... are you a bit jealous that some other people are using this site not only to learn what others are producing, but to promote their cattle and source new genetics?
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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2012, 12:59:35 AM »
Well, it's nice to know that RW and Cowboy and some of the other "old timers" are still around - it's good to see you guys post. 

I've always said that posting on any internet forum requires a thick skin and a good bs detector.  Forums tend to run in cycles of activity, so do the people that post on 'em.  I get discouraged with it sometimes - I lay low for awhile, and eventually I start posting again.

I don't have a problem with any particular poster or group of posters - they're all part of what makes it what it is.  We're all free to read and post what we want, or not.  I don't read everything on this board - some topics lose my interest sooner or later, some never interest me enough to click on in the first place.  I will say that it seems to me that it takes two (at least) to feud, and rarely does the blame for it getting ugly lie entirely with any single party.

I try to stick to posting to things that I truly believe that I have something relevant to add to the discussion or to ask about.  I won't try to give advice on breeding to a bull that all I know about is what my cousin says his best friend's girlfriend's steer jock said, even if I read all about him and saw pics of two of his calves in a magazine ad.

But that's just my opinion...
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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2012, 01:33:39 AM »
I am new to posting on Steer Planet.  I have been a regular reader for about a year.  I don't really know what the site used to be like because I have not been following along for years and years like many of you.  With that said, this is my take.

I consider this forum a whole lot like going to a steer show.

There are people that I respect, and enjoy visiting with.  There are also people that I really can't tolerate.

There are people that are very humble, and there are people that need to have someone follow them around to pick up all of the ego that drips off them as they wander about telling stories about the "great one" that they fit/raised/sold/showed a decade or two ago. 

There are people that offer legitimate solutions and suggestions to whatever challenge that I choose to share with them, and there are "know it all" types that seem to have all the answers to all the questions but never seem to make it into a Championship Drive or even a Division Drive. 

There are people that can get it done and there are people that can tell you how to get it done but really don't get it done themselves.

There are beginners that don't have a clue but they have that "something" factor that I see in some people...they are working.  There are beginners that don't have a clue and will never find one.

There are people that ask questions (no matter how elementary) because they don't know, and there are people that ask questions to see how much I know.

And I could go on and on and on and on.  My point is this.  You have to sort through all of these people (Steer Planet members) and decide which ones you want to follow and which ones you don't.  When someone that I am not interested in following speaks, I choose to follow or not.  I either engage this person in conversation, or I tell myself "when you can stop telling me, and start showing me then come on back".  If someone rubs you the wrong way, then just step back.  Or better yet, tell them to post a picture of their most recent winner.  SHOW ME, DON'T TELL ME. 

And lay off the kids.  These little nuisances are the future of this business.  Nurture them.  Teach them.  Help them.  They are carrying OUR legacy............if we choose to let them.


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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2012, 06:15:20 AM »
That may be true......but when red run this deal the canadians weren't listing 40 photographs on a info mercial.  After Jamie and you and okie doakie posted over 1000 photos free of charge I noticed a change on the board. The Canandians tought they owned the deal.....not saying its right or wrong.

I don't think people post too many pictures. I enjoy seeing the different pics , especially from the herds I may never make it to .
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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2012, 07:43:28 AM »
That may be true......but when red run this deal the canadians weren't listing 40 photographs on a info mercial.  After Jamie and you and okie doakie posted over 1000 photos free of charge I noticed a change on the board. The Canandians tought they owned the deal.....not saying its right or wrong.

OK let me see if I get this straight. You dont like people posting photos, is that everyone or just the Canadians cant? Why if you dont like the photos do you keep asking us for more? You wanted to see the mother of my black heifer, and you ask more photos all the time. Mixed messages there JA. When JASON says no more photos Ill respect him, if you want a  photo free place start your own. Until that happens everyone get your cameras out and start posting.
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Re: The state of the planet
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2012, 08:50:38 AM »
 Indeed the site has gone down hill. All one needs to do is look at the cattle in the classifieds, you will be lucky to find one high quality animal in 5 pages. When the classifieds are loaded with sale barn calves that people truly think are show calves you know theres no need to read any posts.

 

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