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Members are complaining about the off-topics board, how should it be changed?

Keep off-topics the way it is, members can freely opt in and opt out
168 (58.9%)
Keep off-topics the way it is but make all members opt in again
11 (3.9%)
Make off topics by request and approval only, you would have to request membership
13 (4.6%)
Remove off-topics from the forum completely
37 (13%)
I really don't care what happens with off-topics
31 (10.9%)
Off Topics has the same rules as the rest of the forum
25 (8.8%)

Total Members Voted: 285

Author Topic: POLL: Members are complaining about the off-topics, how should it be changed?  (Read 13996 times)

Offline Russ McDonald

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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
That is a interesting thought since I use Tapatalk too.  I saw the poll and got on a computer for it.
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I originally joined because I love hunting in Washington. This site changed and jaded me pretty quickly.  There is a lot of ill will and down right hatred on this site.  Eye opening and  troubling, especially if you factor in the sad state of affairs the wdfw is in. The reality is huntwa is a good ol boys club and not a place for Indians. That said I willingly signed on but have given up on any thought of a symbiotic coexistence.

I agree there are those who are hard core anti-native. But you are sadly mistaken if you think everyone on the forum is that way. By thinking that way you are no better than the ones you are complaining about! I hope you will just give that a little thought? :twocents:
I stated my perception and perception is my reality.  Not really "complaining". I'm not better than any of the good ol' boys, just not one of them.  The hatred stings even if it is a minority of the membership, it's a very vocal minority.  This includes some of the mods, bobcat and jackelope are real quick to attack native issues with a prejudice that runs deep. I guess at the end of the day it falls more into the square peg round hole category and I'm nobody to wage a valid opinion when it's your game and rules.  There is very little common ground here.  It is not just with natives though, hunters will be there own worst enemy and cannibalize worse than any other interest group that i can think of,  with so much at stake.

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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
Tapatalk is the reason I almost never vote in polls.

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POLL: Members are complaining about the off-topics, how should it be changed?
« Reply #203 on: August 13, 2017, 08:10:27 AM »
I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
Tapatalk is the reason I almost never vote in polls.

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You can just hit the "web view" tab in the drop down at the top right of your screen and vote from there.

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I agree with some the frustration of a good topic getting moved to OT due to the rants of some. Why can't they be moderated and the same topic be opened again in OT for the rants, while keeping the good discussion on hunting open elsewhere. I like to read the points of view folks have on certain items, however when a few folks take over the thread to air their thoughts for pages and pages, I quickly loose interest, or worst yet, the whole thread is moved to OT so everyone can get their licks in. I'd like to see the original thread kept open in it's original locations and the rants get pushed.
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OT is basically the section where two people in particular focus solely on posting as many links as possible to the most obscure political websites not yet known to man. Other than that I'm not sure what else happens  :chuckle:

Oh wait, bets for .22 bricks are made there as well.

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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
Tapatalk is the reason I almost never vote in polls.

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You can just hit the "web view" tab in the drop down at the top right of your screen and vote from there.


I never knew that. Just tried it and it only takes me to page 1 of the thread, in tapatalk, with no poll.

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OT is basically the section where two people in particular focus solely on posting as many links as possible to the most obscure political websites not yet known to man. Other than that I'm not sure what else happens  :chuckle:

Oh wait, bets for .22 bricks are made there as well.
:yeah:
Boy howdy, ain't that the truth!!!
So, I tried to find it, but couldn't..... how do you opt out of random, I mean off topics?
Honestly, can't figure it out on my phone...

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So, I tried to find it, but couldn't..... how do you opt out of random, I mean off topics?
Honestly, can't figure it out on my phone...

On the right side, click on "Group Memberships."

Probably can't do it if you're using the Tapatalk app.

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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
Tapatalk is the reason I almost never vote in polls.

Sent from my SM-J700T using Tapatalk

You can just hit the "web view" tab in the drop down at the top right of your screen and vote from there.


I never knew that. Just tried it and it only takes me to page 1 of the thread, in tapatalk, with no poll.

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I tried it to and same thing.   No poll.  Did you have an Android phone?   Maybe a difference between the iPhone app and Android app.

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OT is basically the section where two people in particular focus solely on posting as many links as possible to the most obscure political websites not yet known to man. Other than that I'm not sure what else happens  :chuckle:

Oh wait, bets for .22 bricks are made there as well.
:yeah:
Boy howdy, ain't that the truth!!!
So, I tried to find it, but couldn't..... how do you opt out of random, I mean off topics?
Honestly, can't figure it out on my phone...

I removed you from it. You can also opt in and out at random in your profile. :tup:
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I've opt in for this topic when I signed up. I might go in and look around. But for the most part I don't. Nothing wrong with it. But I don't talk politics or any of that in my normal everyday life. So I'm sure as heck ain't gonna type about it. I'd say leave it as is. Unless someone boils it over to the hunting side of the forum. Then smash it before it gets out of hand.

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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?
Yes. When the kids are typing up home work, or I have just a few min I just use the phone.

Tap talk is not a great format for the H-W forum since it doesn't cross over well with this forums software.

When people ask for help I don't respond unless there is a location in the help request. 

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I'm always amazed how only a small amount of people vote in polls on here. Is it because a lot of people access it thru Tapatalk where for some reason polls don't show up?

My guess is because many people are looking in the boards they care about.  If they are only interested in trapping or fishing would they see a poll posted in virtual campfire?   While I really like the recent topics panel I bet lots of people ignore it.

If it is an all user poll that you want large participation in can you send a PM or email to users to vote?  This may be the only way many would be aware the poll even exists.  I would say I am a fairly active in viewing content and I almost missed it.

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Finally figured out how to vote via my phone!
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