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Old 10-01-2006   #11
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Not that I have any opposition, but who are these people and why were they selected.

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Old 10-01-2006   #12
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I don't know who they are either. I think they're a small majority of the people here who like to complain and whine and try to enforce their morals on the rest of us. Like politicians. And being on the buzz team brings them a sense of validation and belonging, maybe a little superiority. Almost like being told they're on ski patrol, except they're pretty much pointless and not needed, nor wanted. I'm guessin all the PM's and emails they received were between each other. Do we really need six or more people to watch over This is some funny shit.

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Old 10-01-2006   #13
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oppressive force like the "buzz team". In fact, I'm glad that a face has been given to "the man"
you are one funny dude.

signed, uh The Man, lol

a sense of validation
Yep, thats it, my life is compete

"Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself." -Rumi
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Old 10-01-2006   #14
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The goal is not to censor or oppress the community but instead to let some of the members help me out in keeping an eye on things. Like when a SPAM bot comes but and posts mad links on porn, Valium, xanax and other goodies. I am not saying we don't like that stuff but keeping our site clean of SPAM is important.

We have 7,000+ (minus the SPAM bots) and we want to make sure that when they come buy they can find good Beta, gear reviews, etc.

I will admit that I seem to be getting my best laugh each week from some of the posts on here and have only been holding back in joining the fun until we can get a few things organized.

Look at the team, they have like 40+ years boating (combined) and are all excellent members that love the Buzz. Please have some faith and give them some support.
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Old 10-01-2006   #15
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I got 500 on order. Think I'll need more?

Seriously, tho- Andy can't be on the Buzz 24 hours a day, and might not be totally familiar with what the general 'feel' of the Buzz has been over the years. He's not a boater and he's not as familiar with the issues that get us charged up. In that regard, one person's opinion isn't going to be totally accurate either, including mine. Ask Frenchy, or Eric at BT, about how much time it takes to make sure spammers aren't taking over, etc. He didn't have to shut down that many threads over the years, but when he did, not eveybody approved. So he's asked a few people, not many of whom know each other, who seem to spend an lot of time on the Buzz to him to make sure it doesn't slip into a forum that's covered with garbage that no one wants to visit. And when he comes up with upgrades and enhancements, he'll run it by those guys; then he'll run it by all of you.

That's all- nothing underhanded or shady about it. The Buzz doesn't just exist out of the thin air, and he's just trying take responsibility that it continues to be self-sustaining. If you want to help out, or you don't feel that you are being represented, tell him.
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Old 10-01-2006   #16
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Dude, you'll want a thousand when you see the results you get handing them out to hot babes at the take-out!
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Old 10-02-2006   #17
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El Flaco, thats a funny card, thank you. I think one of our tasks next season will have to be to get Andy R on the river.

"Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world. Today I am wise and try to change myself." -Rumi
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Old 10-02-2006   #18
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I am going to try and get on the river here in South America in the next few months. I have to figure out when I can get over to Chile/Argentina (probably after New Years). I am in the preliminary phases of planning to climb Aconcagua (22,841 feet) in Argentina, so it would be great to piggy back some boating time on the same trip. The kind folks who advertise on the Buzz have offered to help get me going.

Kite surfing lessons are also on my agenda (starting in about 3 weeks)...

If you come to S America to paddle the Andes, you are welcome to come to Florianoplis, Brazil (I should have some free space for you to stay). The ticket to South America is expensive but once you are on the ground you can really stretch a buck. Here in Floripa there is great surfing, kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing, sand boarding (boring), paragliding, motorcylce rentals (riding through the rain forest is sick). If you are thinking of coming down here I have traveled from Santiago, Chile to Brazil (have not been to Peru yet). Send me a PM or email and I can give you the low down on some cool stuff to do, places to stay and cheap sites to find discount airline tickets to get here and around S America.
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Old 10-04-2006   #19
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hey andy- i think youre doing a great job so far, and i think this buzz krue is a good idea. each one of those guys is a great boater and a very knowledgeable asset to the buzz. keep up the good work, and thanks for putting up with us finnicky boaters. i know it must be hard, but i at least think youre doing great!
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Old 10-11-2006   #20
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Nice work boys, the new look of the buzz is pretty sweet and organized. Nice work Andy, the hard work really paid off. Keep up the good work.

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