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Here in the lbf, we try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. We all like to look at plug pictures, so very few pictures get edited when their are questionable pictures that could be for commercial purposes or advertising. Show season always gets a bit tedious in here. Lets please respect the rules of the forum. When pictures of plugs that are posted here in the lbf show up in the main forum thread for SOL plug builders, it gets a bit worriesome that the lbf is being taken advantage of.

 

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I echo the concerns that Charlie notes and share in his frustration. Before this is taken the wrong way, no one here has a problem with plug photos. Everyone likes a little plug from time to time naughty.gif It does not matter if you are just building as a hobby or for commercial purposes, photos of your work are ok. What is not ok is the "stealth spam" that crops up in some posts. Things like: plugs in packages, contact info in photos, website addresses displayed in photos, comments about "coming soon", see you at the shows wink.gifwink.gif , etc. At times it seems like a few people are posting photos on this forum solely as a way of letting folks know to check the usual locations if they want to buy them. We always seem to see a lot more of this, and hear from folks we have not heard from the rest of the year, right around the time of shows cwm13.gif That is the kind of post that is frowned upon. Conversely, notice how some of the commercial builders that frequent this forum rarely post plug photos? For example, when was the last time that you saw an Afterhours, BigFishLarry, or RMSmith plug posted here? The ones they post here are the one offs and unusual stuff that they make from time to time, or something special made for a fundraising auction, not their usual plug lines. You know, the kind of stuff that we all like to drool.gif over. Those types of posts are appreciated and show that those builders respect the rules of the site. Same for the hobby builder showing of their latest creations or posting a photo or two in a thread asking for suggestions on how to improve their plug. That is what the forum is about.

 

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View Post when was the last time that you saw an Afterhours, BigFishLarry, or RMSmith plug posted here?

 

I didn't want to single anyone out, for good or bad, but thats just the beginning of a list of builders that treat this forum with a ton of respect. clapping.gif

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View PostI echo the concerns that Charlie notes and share in his frustration. Before this is taken the wrong way, no one here has a problem with plug photos. Everyone likes a little plug from time to time naughty.gif It does not matter if you are just building as a hobby or for commercial purposes, photos of your work are ok. What is not ok is the "stealth spam" that crops up in some posts. Things like: plugs in packages, contact info in photos, website addresses displayed in photos, comments about "coming soon", see you at the shows wink.gifwink.gif , etc. At times it seems like a few people are posting photos on this forum solely as a way of letting folks know to check the usual locations if they want to buy them. We always seem to see a lot more of this, and hear from folks we have not heard from the rest of the year, right around the time of shows cwm13.gif That is the kind of post that is frowned upon. Conversely, notice how some of the commercial builders that frequent this forum rarely post plug photos? For example, when was the last time that you saw an Afterhours, BigFishLarry, or RMSmith plug posted here? The ones they post here are the one offs and unusual stuff that they make from time to time, or something special made for a fundraising auction, not their usual plug lines. You know, the kind of stuff that we all like to drool.gif over. Those types of posts are appreciated and show that those builders respect the rules of the site. Same for the hobby builder showing of their latest creations or posting a photo or two in a thread asking for suggestions on how to improve their plug. That is what the forum is about.

 

Jigman

 

Good post Jigman. Dead on.

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View PostI didn't want to single anyone out, for good or bad, but thats just the beginning of a list of builders that treat this forum with a ton of respect. clapping.gif

 

 

consider yourself singled out also...

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I would actually like to hear more from RM, AH, etc. I always find their posts to be very interesting, and I always like seeing what people are working on.

 

I guess I'm a bit addicted haha. kooky.gif

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View Postso if someone asks where they can get ahold of a certain plug is it not okay to answer them ?

 

Nope. To do so would be to advertise a plug and the shop they are sold in. The only time the plug builders can promote their lures is in the main forum thread once a year that TimS puts up. And that thread is for the winter/spring fishing shows and flea markets.

 

 

So any pictures of plugs that are in the main forum thread, should NOT be posted in the LBF.

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