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Leonard
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Icon 2 posted April 04, 2022 08:24 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
I just checked and views are averaging about 1,400 a day for the first 4 days.

I realize that sometimes it seems like I'm talking to myself.

Message boards are dropping like flies and I blame FaceBook. FaceBook is what killed all the photo sharing sites.

I do not trust that little prick Zuckerberg and have never and will never join facebook.

So, what to do. Do we struggle on? By the way, Go Daddy site hosting is getting quite spendy and the domaine renewals aren't exactly cheep anymore either.

So, I have to think about it. Is it worth it? Does anybody give a fuck anymore?

Feel free to give an opinion, yea or nay.

Good hunting. El Bee

[ April 04, 2022, 08:25 PM: Message edited by: Leonard ]

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Kokopelli
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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2022 02:35 AM      Profile for Kokopelli   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
Well, I for one would hate to see this place fold up.
The offer to 'pass the hat' is still good.

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earthwalker
Cultural Editor & middleweight arm wrestling champion/Intermountain Region
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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2022 03:16 AM      Profile for earthwalker           Edit/Delete Post 
Well I don't do Farceboo.

So if you need a little help would see what I could do.

I would miss this place greatly.

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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2022 06:00 AM      Profile for www           Edit/Delete Post 
I'll help out.
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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2022 07:58 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
Please don't misunderstand the message. I could have had ads that would more than cover the costs associated with running this site a long time ago, but I personally saw the influence and control, and censorship at PMS by their sponsors. I thought it was rotten, the extent that management went to protect Foxpro at the expense of Minaska. I don't blame the advertisers then or now, it was Soviet style control of message just to control and protect a revenue source. I wanted no part of that and did things with Huntmasters differently based on what I had watched from the inside, over there. First, no backroom for plotting against any perceived enemies-private messaging. And then, NO STAR CHAMBER, a powerful and plotting group that actually cut me out of the leadership, while I was out of the country.

Anyway, I liked the idea of nobody to blame for mistakes and failures and the concept of: THE BUCK STOPS HERE. And, (fuck) do I get it in the ass often enough, but that's okay, I'm responsible for anything that happens, any decision is on me. Not for glory, there ain't any glory, but just to keep from deflections and fakes and misdirections and blaming somebody else. It's not particularly noble or revolutionary but it streamlines the accountability and another thing, policy stuff is very accessible, everything is public and I respond to concerns....I've got nothing else to do.

I get attacks practically daily; always have, anonymous always, and I expect more specifically because of this thread. As they say, the opposition never sleeps. What I have never understood is why do THEY BOTHER? Huntmasters is no threat to take over their cash cow and that's a big difference, they are in it for the money and in my case, it costs money to keep in the game.

So another thing is, I sure as hell do not have a lot of money, operations of the board is a significant expense and just to hear my head roar is not reason enough to continue. I like to think that maintaining communications is desirable within our little community, but if nobody cares and nobody participates, then why bother?

I appreciate the offers of assistance and I thank you but I can't change it. It's my responsibility to provide the platform for however the rest of you choose to use it. I enjoy the camaraderie and the ability to exchange ideas with like minded conservatives.

I'd be sad if it comes down to closing the doors, but all good things must come to an end; they say? At least there are a few out there that check in once in a while, so I found out that much. I still can't get over the page views. There are people that check it out but satisfied, have nothing else to offer. Even if they just chime in with, "ya, me too" then at least I know I'm not talking to myself.

Good hunting. El Bee

[ April 05, 2022, 08:03 AM: Message edited by: Leonard ]

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Don't piss me off!

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2022 12:53 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
It didn't take long! Read it, and notice this guy is some kind of expert, knows my numbers are wrong and offers well intended advice. Don't try contacting him, he's a troll or something, afraid to show his real address, name, etc. Again, I don't know why it seems important that I close the site, he must be one of those that can't get a good night's sleep knowing that Huntmasters is still hanging in there. You know, I can't stand Joe Biden but I have yet to send him even one message telling him to quit what he's doing. But my faithful critics are very passionate, HM really, really bothers them. And, that's almost reason enough to keep plugging away. These assholes don't know how to deal with a stubborn Polack!

Good hunting. El Bee

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LB, I'll bet those "counters" you're relying are false. There is no way in hell that you're being 'viewed' 1,400 times a day. Either:

GoDaddy is providing you a false count so that you re-up your contract or;

most of those 'hits' are actually bots (not real people).

Anyway, I think what's needed to be said and done on HM is already accomplished with no more room for growth. It's over.

You have no more service to provide and almost no members left to receive it. Basically, the only folks talking on HM is you and.....you.

Shut'er down, Amigo! That's my opinion

Ving

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2022 12:53 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
It didn't take long! Read it, and notice this guy is some kind of expert, knows my numbers are wrong and offers well intended advice. Don't try contacting him, he's a troll or something, afraid to show his real address, name, etc. Again, I don't know why it seems important that I close the site, he must be one of those that can't get a good night's sleep knowing that Huntmasters is still hanging in there. You know, I can't stand Joe Biden but I have yet to send him even one message telling him to quit what he's doing. But my faithful critics are very passionate, HM really, really bothers them. And, that's almost reason enough to keep plugging away. These assholes don't know how to deal with a stubborn Polack!

Good hunting. El Bee

Ving, your knowledge is matched by your comprehension, pretty low. I consistently offer what I get in the way of information. It's not bots, Amigo, I said "page views" so why would I lie about it? All I have ever said is that we have a lot of "LURKERS" just like "Ving".

PS the information doesn't come from Go Daddy; wrong again!

Ving Larson lars89431@gmail.comHide
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LB, I'll bet those "counters" you're relying are false. There is no way in hell that you're being 'viewed' 1,400 times a day. Either:

GoDaddy is providing you a false count so that you re-up your contract or;

most of those 'hits' are actually bots (not real people).

Anyway, I think what's needed to be said and done on HM is already accomplished with no more room for growth. It's over.

You have no more service to provide and almost no members left to receive it. Basically, the only folks talking on HM is you and.....you.

Shut'er down, Amigo! That's my opinion

Ving

[ April 05, 2022, 01:01 PM: Message edited by: Leonard ]

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Kokopelli
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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2022 01:43 PM      Profile for Kokopelli   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
Personally, I would keep the site open just to piss dick-licks like him off.

[Razz]

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 05, 2022 07:31 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
EXACTLY!

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2022 11:19 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
That fucking dog pulled on her cable leash while I was stepping over it! Damn an I hurting! both hands, both knees and one elbow. My right ankle hurt s like a bitch! I took a pain pill 10/325 hydrocodone and has not helped. I'M in A LOT OF PAIN! I tried to lay down but I hurt so much I can't even lay still. I'm back with the cane, my ankle is really fucked up! But, fortunately, my new glasses are unscathed and my phone's ok!

edit: that's my third fall. second worst. Worst, I broke 5 ribs while cutting palm tree fronds. Second, fell and tripped in the lava, snagged a pail full of rocks and fell down the fucking hill. Could have been A LOT WORST! This one is hard to evaluate at the moment....

edit: and I am usually so careful with her leash, step ON IT, not over it. She stretched it at the EXACT RIGHT TIME TO SET ME FLYING!

[ April 06, 2022, 11:26 AM: Message edited by: Leonard ]

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EL BEE Knows It All and Done It All.
Don't piss me off!

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Kokopelli
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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2022 12:02 PM      Profile for Kokopelli   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
So ...............
You provide her food, housing, entertainment & medical and she repays you by trying to kill you.
Have considered that your dog is a Democrat ???

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2022 12:46 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
She didn’t seem very concerned. I finally decided to come down to emergency when I got a look at my knee! I don’t know which hurts worse, the ankle or the knee?

Right now I’m waiting on. XRay

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EL BEE Knows It All and Done It All.
Don't piss me off!

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2022 12:48 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
Right now there’s only about 20 ahead of me. I bet I’m out of here before midnight

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2022 01:29 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
She probably is a Democrat! No job, dependent on me for everything, even opening the door. Doesn’t know the meaning of money. Has never done an honest days work in her life.

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Kokopelli
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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2022 01:43 PM      Profile for Kokopelli   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
For Gawd's sake don't tell them that a dog was involved. They'll classify her as aggressive, and the red tape will never end.

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 06, 2022 05:18 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
I feel a lot better but I also think I probably need to go back. I think I broke my fucking foot! It's swollen and real tender and I can't put any weight on it. Kaiser called and asked what's going on. I just said I was so uncomfortable and I told them within minutes of arriving that I needed help to go to the bathroom. 2+ hours and nobody come up and offered to push me to the men's room. I figured, hey if it gets worse or doesn't get better, I can go back. It's not getting better and I'm thinking about going back.

The left knee is the one with the surgery, knee replacement and I could easily have busted something in there, some hardware or something? Lot's of swelling and it's all black and blue. But it doesn't hurt like my foot does! Right in the middle above the instep on the big toe side there is a little dent in the skin that wasn't there before. Fuck, I might have to go back!

GH, EB

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EL BEE Knows It All and Done It All.
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www
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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2022 05:47 AM      Profile for www           Edit/Delete Post 
''Right now there’s only about 20 ahead of me. I bet I’m out of here before midnight''

So glad I don't have to put up with California hospitals any longer.
Sorry to hear about your accident.

[ April 07, 2022, 05:49 AM: Message edited by: www ]

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2022 11:43 AM      Profile for Semp           Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry to hear about your accident. Getting old ain't for sissies, as they say.

As far as the board, I'd hate to see its demise but I only sign in from time to time. Most of the time I'm a "page view" in that I don't sign in but just read and move on.

Like others that have offered, I would be happy to kick in a couple of bucks to help keep the lights on. But if you decide to close I can understand that too. Hope you heal up soon!

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Icon 1 posted April 07, 2022 05:23 PM      Profile for Jay Nistetter   Email Jay Nistetter         Edit/Delete Post 
I just don't see what motive some little pissant has in wanting HM to fold.
To paraphrase a famous quote...
The only thing he/she has over you is that he/she can kiss your ass and you can't.

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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2022 03:48 AM      Profile for NVWalt           Edit/Delete Post 
Spot on Jay.
I also check in just about every morning but don't log in unless I have something to mumble about or actually contribute to ...
Would hate to see this go as it is the only predator site I even check out anymore.
I'm getting old and my days feel like they may be numbered sometimes.

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Kokopelli
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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2022 05:42 AM      Profile for Kokopelli   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
Speaking of old ..............
Has anybody heard from Paul lately ???

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 08, 2022 02:05 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah, Man! I'm worried about him! He's a good guy and we need him around here!

It would be nice to hear from you when you get a chance, Paul!

Jay's another one getting "Long in the Tooth" as some would say. Good hearing from ya!

And Walt has the right idea, but honestly, You have to miss the high, lonely Central Nevada? What is it, Austin is your closest town? I remember a flight where they have a navigation screen and where we are and what's below and this one time, a polar route, they said the navigational beacon was Austin, Nevada and I might have been the only one on that "wide Body" that had ever heard of it....much less, actually BEEN THERE! Austin is right on the Continental Divide. I suppose some places in town drain east and some west?

Good hunting. El Bee

[ April 08, 2022, 02:05 PM: Message edited by: Leonard ]

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earthwalker
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Icon 1 posted April 09, 2022 04:18 AM      Profile for earthwalker           Edit/Delete Post 
I've been to Austin NV. Several times. [Wink]

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Leonard
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Icon 1 posted April 10, 2022 09:41 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah, me too, mostly in the middle of the night to gas up. Night hunting in remote parts of Nevada, it's VERY important to know where all night gas is! I've had to wait for morning in places like Caliente and Gabbs for a station to open up. It's better now than it was, but you had still better know how much you got and where the next fillup is! And, I've had the local sheriff wake up a proprietor and open up with the proviso that it would be a fill up and not just topping off to get me to a cheaper place.

I really valued that serve yourself gas pump down south that was completely unattended and worked like a friggin' slot machine, and would take a maximum of ten silver dollars. It was right beside the volunteer fire station but it's long gone, as is silver dollars as a medium of exchange. We used to get silver dollars as change, mostly in Nevada and I was not particularly crazy about it, but that's passed into history now, VISA reigns!

I remember when Sears had what they called a "Charge-a-plate" aluminum dog tag looking thing and usually only gas stations issued credit cards and people would carry a wallet full of Texaco, and Shell and Richfield, only good at that station, and maybe the only universal card was Diner's Club and American Express. I didn't know anyone that had American Express, but at first there were two things.

VISA was called "BANKAMERICARD" and Master Card, what the hell did they call it? MasterCharge?

Now we have PRESTIGE stuff, like Gold Card, which is pretty passé' these days, you need a Platinum or Titanium or better yet, a BLACK CARD as a status symbol. I've got a lot of cards, for some reason and yet the one I use the most is DISCOVER. And, can't do without the Costco Citi-card. Gas stations on every damned corner and yet there will be 50 cars in line at the Costco pumps, including me.

Excuse the ramble, please!
Good hunting.
El Bee

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the bearhunter
HM PROSTAFF & MIDWEST REGIONAL GURU VOTED MOST HANDSOME MINNESOTAN
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Icon 1 posted April 10, 2022 05:32 PM      Profile for the bearhunter           Edit/Delete Post 
Howdy fellas.
Seldom do much on forums anymore. Aint on Facebook .
Bottom line is forums are dying. I do check in here about once a week but not much happening that I'm interested in. "Hunting".
No one's fault, just the sign of the times.
PM is all but DEAD...., Heavy handed mods killed it!

As for those dinks trying to shut down this site, fuck em!
You do a nice/fair job LB running this site and I know youde miss the little bit of traffic it receives.
Anywhoo, thought I'd check in n say hello.

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