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PJay
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Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:14 pm

Have I missed something, or has the new format killed the comp section?

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Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:49 am

Hi PJay,

Sorry I've only just seen this post, the comp was closed mid last year due to lack of entries, of people want the comp to come back lets do it, I know the sponsors are still keen but when we only got two entries in a month it didn't seem like were we giving value back to the sponsors.

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Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:03 am

Personally I was quite excited about the new format of the comp, but as it happens that was about the time things started going wrong for me and I took a break from yak fishing.
If the comp comes back, I'd be keen to get an entry in.
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Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:03 am

..it also worth adding that we also tried making the comp "broader" than just fish photos so that people that didnt always catch the biggest / best fish could enter with photos of scenery etc etc and that didnt seem to attract any more people either
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GreenMamba
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Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:17 pm

How about "TR of the Month" or something like that? I'd be voting for the man with a half snapper PB! :-)

JayD
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Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:37 pm

Id like to see the comp back, not sure what format would work best, but id be interested in anything that will create more posts of awesome photos and/or TRs :rock: For me the comp was great because we got to see some awesome fish caught. I never entered due to not catching any awesome fish and unfortunately was MIA with no yak not long after the format changed.
GreenMamba wrote:How about "TR of the Month" or something like that? I'd be voting for the man with a half snapper PB! :-)
Could be a good idea. Would generate more TRs to read which cant be a bad thing :y:

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destin
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Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:20 pm

There could be a section for the person with the most TR's in the month :?:

Sorry just kidding.

I'm not sure what the answer is. I only entered a couple of times because I'm never going to catch a huge or unusual fish here in Auckland.
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:56 am

I only entered a couple of times because I'm never going to catch a huge or unusual fish here in Auckland.

Just lots of them
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mikG
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:21 am

Quite like the idea of the comp being open to photos and TRs. Personally I prefer a good read rather than a picture of fish.

PJay
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:53 am

What about most entertaining TR with pics? (Because I rarely take pics - in fact, I think the only ones I've put up on this forum have been taken by other people - I'd be disqualified, but I do like reading the illustrated TRs of other members.)

So if you think your TR is particularly entertaining and/or informative, then you do a linky in the Competition.

I have a small ulterior purpose: Joe Dennehy tells me the NZ Softbait Champs are moving from Coromandel in April to Auckland in November this year. I need to form ideas and patterns from reports by Destin and others to put me on to the most productive areas in the Auckland part of the HG.

vr4king
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:14 am

Yeah a TR comp would be good I actually like reading them even when its not in my area
Maybe open up the vote again too rather than it being a closed vote.

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GreenMamba
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Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:42 pm

A lot of people will never enter their own TR's into a comp, so it would need to be nominated by others. A bit like a Google "+1" or a Facebook "Like". So you read a funny / interesting / cracking TR, hit the "+1" button - job done. Most votes wins.

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Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:12 pm

vr4king wrote:Yeah a TR comp would be good I actually like reading them even when its not in my area
Maybe open up the vote again too rather than it being a closed vote.
The reason the vote was made panel style based was to stop the same people winning on a popularity basis. It shared the love a little more. I think it would work better as a public vote counts as a single vote towards the panel though so there is still forum input into the process.
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