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what's all the uproar?
« on: May 30, 2008, 01:51:00 am »
Hi,

I'm pretty new around here, but I can't help but noticing the hubbub and contention going on around the bom contest, among other things.  I think the purpose of forums like this is to allow like-minded people to discuss their topic of choice openly, and to bridge the barrier of geographical distance.  I for one can take a little criticism no problem, and have no complaints about other bowyers and archers giving me their comments and advice...let's approach this forum in a brotherly fashion, speak openly but not abrasively, and help each other improve and enjoy our craft.

Scott McCall

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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 09:17:30 am »
Scott, there seems to have been a little missunderstanding going on. There is at time a feeling that the contest is a popularity contest and that leaves a bad taste at times.  However this is because Manny chose to pull his bow from BOM in protest to the fiberglass bows in the magazine and the fact that the editor ignored his question posted in feedback to the editor.  Some of us applaud the fact that Manny would stick up for what he believes in enough to pull a bow that was an obvious contender because what he believes is more important than winning BOM.  My hat is off to anyone that stands up for what they believe with that kind of fortitude.  Because some of us agree with Manny others have taken offense.  Everyone is free to participate in BOM and nobody will think any less of them for doing it. WE just applaud Manny for having conviction to what he believes in.  Justin
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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 10:42:57 am »
thanks

and i love that barnes quote very much!

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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 01:38:37 pm »
Manny's Letter to the Editor was not ignored.  It is responded to in the August issue.

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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 05:59:53 pm »
  Somebody should have let Manny know and it wouldn't have gone this far.
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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 06:28:54 pm »
  Somebody should have let Manny know and it wouldn't have gone this far.

You said a Mouthfull there Eddie......would have never got this bent out of Shape!!
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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 08:05:12 pm »
  Somebody should have let Manny know and it wouldn't have gone this far.


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I promised Marie I would behave :o ;)
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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 08:33:00 pm »
  Yep' Women are good at neutering, for favors. ::)
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 08:39:02 pm »
  Yep' Women are good at neutering, for favors. ::)

So yer telling me Marie owes me if I actually behave >:D You hear that Princess yer in my debt now ;D
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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2008, 09:37:15 pm »
Good Jobs Guys!!!

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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2008, 11:53:59 pm »
  Yep' Women are good at neutering, for favors. ::)

So yer telling me Marie owes me if I actually behave >:D You hear that Princess yer in my debt now ;D
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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2008, 12:51:44 am »
  That's a hell of a trade in my book ,Dana.
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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2008, 01:14:00 am »
Dana, you da man.  Just like in da song.  http://humor.beecy.net/menwomen/mansong/ Justin
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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2008, 07:19:03 am »
Dana, you da man.  Just like in da song.  http://humor.beecy.net/menwomen/mansong/ Justin

Thanks Justin, think I may have to sabotage that stave I'm sending ya ;)
I don't mind having Marie in my debt, I will call in the debt one of these days :o besides you guys know
its just a matter of time until I have an outburst of rage and hostility being a disgruntled sewage worker and all ::) ;D
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Re: what's all the uproar?
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2008, 10:57:44 am »
I have been good, >:D But well said radius.
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