Stars, please read.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Big Dav, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    BOC STARS MEMBER PROGRAM?
    1. Do most of the new members know what they are or how you get them?
    2. Do most of the old members know what they are or how you get them?
    3. Do you know what you get when you become a Star Member?
    4. Do you know what it does for the BOC members when you become a Star Member?
    5. Why should you become a Star Member?
    Answers:
    1. It may take a while to figure out this and some other things when it comes to the BOC. A great place for answers to some questions like this is the BOC Frequently Asked Questions section. http://www.catfish1.com/forums/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_bocspecific Look in the FAQ section for BOC Star Program. http://www.catfish1.com/forums/faq.php?faq=bocspecific#faq_donor
    2. Same applies here. Not all members go searching around through areas other than the new post section. I was a member for about a year before I started looking around more and posting often. Had no clue what the rep system was, the star member program was about and lots of other things I just did not take the time to look for or ask about. I am still learning. I would often come on and just look around without even login in as a member. Even though I had registered a long time before. So it took me a while to become a supporting member and I apologize for that. Should have spent more time finding out more about the gears that make the sight turn. http://www.catfish1.com/forums/faq.php
    3. Simple answer to this one. Follow link: http://www.catfish1.com/starmember/ Not to mention all the great BOC sponsor give aways that you can't sign up for unless you are a Star Member. http://www.catfish1.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=177
    4. Flat out! It takes Star Members to keep this site running, allow it to grow as needed and to allow for all these improvements that we all will enjoy. This allows the BOC to promote our sport, represent us as sportsman, host on events such as the upcoming Catfishing EXPO in 2009. Plus a lot more!http://www.catfish1.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=318
    5. This is an answer that you will have to find for yourself. For me the answer was a series of more questions.
    How important is the BOC to you?
    How much have you learned from the BOC?
    How many great people have you met on or because of the BOC?
    How many times have you had questions that have been answered on the BOC?
    How many times have you gotten that warm fuzzy feeling form helping someone on the BOC?
    How would you feel if you tried to log on tomorrow and found there was no BOC?

    The bottom line is the BOC needs revenue to operate, it is not free of charge to maintain this site on a day to day basis. Not to mention all the time and effort that the Commando, and all the staff put into this site every hour of every day. No matter how small or large it all adds up and I am sure it will be appreciated.

    One last link that is the most important. http://www.catfish1.com/forums/billspaypal.php?

    I just hope that no one is offended buy this post and it is OK with the powers that be that I posted this. I did not communicate with any of the BOC staff before posting this thread and I hope it is OK that I posted this.
    Like I have in my Signature, It is better than any magazine subscription you could ever purchase.

    Thanks
    David
     
  2. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    thank you for the info bro.
     

  3. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Just trying to help out. I have seen it asked about how and where to donate and figured I would through out some links to that and other important information.
    Doesn't look like many others have much to say about it. Must not have been a good idea.:sad2::roll_eyes::smile2:

    Thanks,
    David
     
  4. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    thanx for the infd big dav:wink:
     
  5. cathooked

    cathooked New Member

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    Thanks big dave,ive noticed your a big help in a lot questions asked,i personally want to thank you for all your help..
     
  6. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Thanks guys,
    Just trying to help out when and where I can. I have gotten a lot from the BOC, just wanted to give a little back.
    Look at all the time the staff puts into the site on a strictly volunteer basis. My one little thread to help the BOC is nothing compared to everything the BOC staff does on a daily basis.

    I should have added the following to my original post. Some may not know this and others may already know it. 100% of donated money go's to the operation of the B.O.C. All of the staff are volunteers. So if you become a Star member you are not only helping the BOC but you are helping yourself as a member of the BOC.

    Thanks
    David

    PS,
    Don't be afraid to post in this thread and keep it on the front page for a while. :big_smile:
     
  7. olddriller

    olddriller New Member

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    Dave I got my new stars last month. Its well worth it to me. Thanks for your post.
     
  8. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    David, thanks for all the great info. :big_smile:
     
  9. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Thanks guys.:big_smile:

    David