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lindylair
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02/09/2019 07:53PM
A couple years ago someone(Sag Joe?) created a Basecamp forum on the site. As i look at it, I see but a handful of posts over two years. It surprises me because it was a good idea and I know there are many of us "basecampers" out there.

I have begun to make a few posts in that forum and invite you basecampers(or others of course) to join in. Seems like there could be lots of interesting topics and value to be had from that forum.

Share your ideas around great basecamp areas, best entry points for a basecamp trip, cool daytrips from a basecamp site, basecamp cooking, comfort items you can bring on a basecamp trip that enhance your trip, reasons you basecamp, fishing tips(since you have the time), things you do to occupy your time on a basecamp trip, etc...

We shall see, i am hopeful for some interest to be generated in a forum dedicated to a tripping style that many of us prefer.


 
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yogi59weedr
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02/09/2019 08:18PM
No it's not Lindy. You just gave it CPR. I base camp at fall lake and try to hit all the lakes around ely. Just made me go through all the other forums. Lots of reading...
That's good gonna have some recliner time with new knee and of march.. thank you....
yogi59weedr
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02/09/2019 08:47PM
Lindy, how would one suggest a forum for boating in the ely area... used to do the canoe thing but now to fish the lakes around ely.
lindylair
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02/09/2019 09:04PM
yogi, a the top of the page, next to the logout is an icon for your account. click on that and it will show you all the groups you belong to. Scroll to the bottom and you will see the option to create another BWCA group that you could make as specific or wide as you want to. I might suggest a group created around enjoying the BWCA/Voyagers National park area by boat, unless you are specifically tied to the Ely area.

I have long wanted to explore and fish Voyagers but have never made it up there. BWCA quality wilderness, perhaps a bit more traffic and motor noise but comparable scenery and fishing. Plus a picnic table and a bear box. Great campsites.

For that matter, exploring out of Fall lake, Birch Lake or Burntside would give me the northwoods fix that I crave too. In any case, Ely or Voyagers, i might be interested in a trip if you have the boat. I would provide whatever support you might need given the knee, etc. issues.

Anyways, hope that helps you create the forum you are looking to create. Take care.

SaganagaJoe
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02/10/2019 05:56AM
As I recall, I created it to archive some helpful topics that were ongoing at that time. Someone called for a forum to be created, so I took the initiative and created it.

Perhaps I'll take a look and see what I can add.

Joe
NursePaddler
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02/10/2019 06:01AM
They'll create useless additional forums on this website that nobody really uses, but they won't create sticky topics to potentially prevent thousands of repeated topics that could free up bandwidth and centralize information... admins here got enough common sense to survive in the wildy, but not how to run a website. I bet he kills it on ad money though
02/10/2019 07:43AM
02/10/2019 07:43AM
NursePaddler: "They'll create useless additional forums on this website that nobody really uses, but they won't create sticky topics to potentially prevent thousands of repeated topics that could free up bandwidth and centralize information... admins here got enough common sense to survive in the wildy, but not how to run a website. I bet he kills it on ad money though"

I thought you quit this site? It's just too damn good to stay away I guess?
ellahallely
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02/10/2019 07:50AM
Popcorn please!

If I could get my hands on the deleted treads and posts I would start my own site with them. I often wonder what I miss or how bad it gets. I doubt most people would treat someone bad to their face. Online or behind ones back...… all bets are off. My life seems pretty peaceful around my friends, family and peers.

I have no dog in this fight.
PaddlinMadeline
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02/10/2019 08:05AM
Didn’t know it existed. I see myself base camping more in the future. My kids are getting to the perfect age to bring them in the BWCA. Thanks
missmolly
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02/10/2019 08:12AM
ellahallely: " Popcorn please!


If I could get my hands on the deleted treads and posts I would start my own site with them. I often wonder what I miss or how bad it gets. I doubt most people would treat someone bad to their face. Online or behind ones back...… all bets are off. My life seems pretty peaceful around my friends, family and peers.


I have no dog in this fight."


I have a dog, but he's a lover, not a fighter.
ghamer
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02/10/2019 10:40AM
PaddlinMadeline: "Didn’t know it existed. I see myself base camping more in the future. My kids are getting to the perfect age to bring them in the BWCA. Thanks"

I didn't know it existed either... just joined.
Thanks Lindy for letting us know.
bwcasolo
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02/10/2019 10:45AM
i joined, look's like good new reading, thanks.
02/10/2019 11:28AM
The Private Forums are somewhat of a bunch of orphans. They are mis-named which drives off interested folks. Yet there is much information available there. Most also benefit some due to that bit of "exclusivity", often avoiding the crank posters.

Bored? Rainy day? Take a stroll thru the variety of private forums, you can loose a lot of time there while picking up needed information.

butthead
PaddlinMadeline
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02/10/2019 11:43AM
butthead: "The Private Forums are somewhat of a bunch of orphans. They are mis-named which drives off interested folks. Yet there is much information available there. Most also benefit some due to that bit of "exclusivity", often avoiding the crank posters.


Bored? Rainy day? Take a stroll thru the variety of private forums, you can loose a lot of time there while picking up needed information.


butthead"


I used to look at them all the time. Not sure what happened. Thanks for the reminder.
yogi59weedr
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02/10/2019 12:16PM
Learning something new,,,hot dam
tumblehome
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02/10/2019 01:50PM
NursePaddler: "They'll create useless additional forums on this website that nobody really uses, "

Nurse paddler- the moderators don't create the sub-forums. You need to complain to the members here since THEY are the ones that make them. Even you can create a forum.

They do sticky notes too. They did one form me on the Quetico forum on how to get a permit.

Tom
SaganagaJoe
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02/10/2019 04:13PM
That's actually a thought - someone could archive the most helpful threads on each topic in a designated private forum to direct new members to with common questions. Those new members would get a site tutorial in the process joining the private forum, and then they'd be hooked forever. :)
ozarkpaddler
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02/10/2019 07:04PM
NursePaddler: "They'll create useless additional forums on this website that nobody really uses, but they won't create sticky topics to potentially prevent thousands of repeated topics that could free up bandwidth and centralize information... admins here got enough common sense to survive in the wildy, but not how to run a website. I bet he kills it on ad money though"

Hmmm. For some of us, including this NURSE OF 32 YEARS, this forum is perfect "As is." If you disagree with the way the administrator's run this site, there are plenty others out there!

Lindy, thanks for pointing this out. I'll check it out now.
nooneuno
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02/10/2019 09:39PM
NursePaddler: "They'll create useless additional forums on this website that nobody really uses, but they won't create sticky topics to potentially prevent thousands of repeated topics that could free up bandwidth and centralize information... admins here got enough common sense to survive in the wildy, but not how to run a website. I bet he kills it on ad money though"
I am thinking about creating a private forum called safe space where there are no posts allowed, you just sign in and squeeze your on line puppy, while brooding over your own superiority complex, who's in?

May I have my cigarettes please Nurse Ratched?
BearBurrito
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02/11/2019 08:44AM
Thanks for posting this, I have been considering taking my younger kids with me, and have been considering base camping. This will be a lot of good information for me to read through.
Twins87
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02/12/2019 10:19AM
We are primarily base campers. Didn't know the forum existed. Thanks for giving it new life... going to check it out now.
 
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