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On Saturday, I will be terminating my position as an Administrator and//or Moderator. It is not worth the hassle as a volunteer 3 hours or more a day to a sight that has so much crap to be posted on it in the HI Intensity Forum. I have tried to keep the Hi Intensity forum accessible by request only but that is not the case now. I have tried to help those that needed it, keep the site as family friendly as possible and participate in conversations as much as I could. I have spent at least 3 hours a day and usually more, 7 days a week, on the forum for the past several months.

The falsehoods and down right lies being posted over and over everyday on the HIF are just destroying any caring I had for this website. I have spent too many years trying to protect this country and fellow Americans to listen to those that are trying to destroy our democracy. Talk of overthrowing a national election and similar garbage has no place on the USCA website. There are plenty of trash sites where individuals can spread their poison. I will still remain a member unless I get booted but I don't have the time to waste hours a day here listening to a few that complain about what they see as socialism and want to replace it with fascism.

You still have Carlee, your Administrator who is much more qualified to handle any problems you might have, than I have been.

With my wife bound to a wheel chair and having MS, Diabetes and stage three cancer, I have better ways to spend my time.

Tight lines to all the good cat fisherman on the USCA forum.
 

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Steve from Mississippi
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Tom, I totally agree about the HI forum. I don't think it belongs on a fishing forum at all. I stay away. I don't need anything else to get my blood boiling. I see where it would tear on you. I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. Thanks for all you did and your service.
 

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Eric from Traders Point, Indiana USA
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Hey Cricket, does losing a valuable admin like Tom make you realize the issues with making the HIF visible to everyone? It sure as heck should.
Tom, you stuck in there a lot longer than I would have been able to, my hats off to you my friend.
I still can't believe they never compensated you for all the time you spend participating in discussions and trying to keep the peace.
We just lost the best admin that we've had in my 17 years on this forum.
 

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Tom,
Over the years I've been here, I have been friends with and sometimes very close friends with several of the Mods. To a man, they have all expressed that being a Mod is a pretty thankless task and no matter how hard you try, at least one member is always mad at you.
In regard to H.I., I can live without it but I don't mind it. I participate a little when moved to do so and I feel it does fulfill its purpose in keeping the contentious stuff like politics and religion out of the main body of the site.

But..... in the current climate where the nation is so deeply divided on so many issues and each side so deeply entrenched in those divisions, what used to be mere debates and exchanges of points of view has now, in some cases become merely regurgitated rubbish thinly disguised as fact and is presented in such a way as to be disrespectful bordering on offensive and hateful.
I'm not at all surprised you are tired of it and if it were to disappear it wouldn't bother me one bit. As you say, there are plenty of other places on the web to vent.

Thank you for the work you've put in and I do hope you'll stick around and continue to talk catfishing for a long time to come.

...W
 

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Neill from NW Arkansas
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Thanks Tom,
Though I am new to this forum I have appreciated that you made me feel welcome from Day one and have done your best to keep this a civil and welcoming place. I have been involved in other specialty forums that didn't live up to that and could be downright hostile to newbies. I no longer frequent such places.
Please hang around as I am not even close to finished with picking your brain.
 

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Twaskom, I think the HI forum needs to go. It鈥檚 unnecessary here. Especially these days, when politics divide people. Make it private again. Maybe get some more mods here and ignore that forum? Family should come first, I get it, and I agree. But two mods isn鈥檛 enough. No way you should have to spend that much time a day in this forum, but I鈥檇 hate to see you go. You鈥檝e done a great job though and I don鈥檛 blame you for moving on.
 

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Steven from Georgia
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Tom,
First and foremost. Thank you for the work you have put in.
Second, dont leave. This site needs every member it can get. Especially those that have a lot of knowledge and are willing to share it.


I too vote to just get ride of the high intensity forum.

And i have a challenge for you.
Dont read or listen to anything political for a few days. You will be amazed at how much better your mood will be. And when you go back to it. Nothing much will have changed.
 

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Thank you, Tom for all the efforts that you put into this site! I joined the site before you took on the moderator duties & I like what you鈥檝e done with the place! I鈥檝e seen you welcome new members and share everything you know... except for your top-secret spots! I certainly hope that you鈥檒l continue to hang around here & that I鈥檒l get to meet you some day.

I, for one, can鈥檛 wait until the discussions here get back to what鈥檚 important... catfishing. To the admin and @Cricket... maybe it IS time for the HI to go.
 

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Hey Tom just forget all the bs and get back in to why you joined the site and enjoy it for the love of catfishing, one thing i figured out a long time ago you could take 100 people and put them in a room and it would be dang hard to find two that would agree 100% on 3 three things politics, religion, and music.... so just better not to talk about them ,,, no way i would do what you been and for sure not for free,, never understood the keyboard warrior mentality,, never been a part of HI section and never have seen the need of it,,,
 

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Exactly....a catfish forum should be just that. Not a place to discuss your problems with politics. This will be my last post. I鈥檒l go back to my original stand on social media....it鈥檚 for others. I can live without it.
 
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