exexec is correct in that the weather plays into some of the bickering. But alot of it stems from politics and some from people who just want to stir the pot. That's why when the OGF Team's founders started this site, we all agreed on #1- NO POLITICS. They (politics) made even friends go at each other, and some may think that's a little going overboard with banning politics, but hey, I believe we made the correct decision #2- You can tell who just wants to stir the pot with some obvious statements that they might post.We ALL have been down that road, and this site doesn't need it,nor will let it happen.I think ALL members of this site feel this is the right way to go. It just feels better I personally know that there will be disagreements throughout the year, that's a givin, and that's human nature. We all can live with that. But what happened on other sites, we all can do without. CATKING.
My grandfather has two rules of conversation: #1 No politics and #2 No religion. He recounted a story to me about his parents and their friends. All were really close until one person shared their thoughts. The couple left without talking to each other and my great-grandparents never talked with those friends again.
I have never taken such discussions personally and at times enjoy the banter, but I think that the atmosphere at OGF is positive and respectful and with a dedicated Team OGF I think it will stay that way.
When the OGF team sat down for the first time to discuss issues with this site, that was the first thing out of everybodys mouth. Like I said, and I'm sure you good members have felt and saw this also. There is actually fishing being discussed throughout the site. And I don't have a bad taste in my mouth every other day.I thinks it's great. Now, if we can just ban the 'eye guys and basser................ DA KING !!! (The converted CARPER)