Grit you are correct Goodgrouper is right. To the extent content is involved dogdinger is also correct.
The increased traffic has indeed lowered the depth of some of the conversations. However I feel that all in all the increased traffic has been good for long range hunting in general. The more people who read and learn about LRH the more accepted it will become.
It is true that the majority of posters used to be hard core long range hunters and now are a bit more casual members of the sport. I predict as the newer members gain interest and knowledge of the sport that you will see an increase in the depth of the posts back to its previous level. That is, so long as the real brains of the sport keep gracing us newbies with thier excepional advice. I do not think chastising anyone for thier lack of keyboard prowess is going to contribute to the flow of information.
The advanced theoretical discussions that used to make my head hurt are not as prevelant, but will eventually make a comeback. Hopefully I have learned enough over the last couple of years here to follow along this time around. The level of functional real word advice that someone starting out in this sport can actually use is just as strong as it has ever been.
No I didnt spell check or proof read my post...yes as usual I was doing three things while typing my post, and no I cant spell. I do not plan to start using a spell checker. If someone is confused by one of my posts I will gladly clarify anything upon request.
My mother used to teach gifted children. She says that the inability to spell is an indicator of advanced right brain activity in some cases. Probably not in my case, but thems the breaks. I do recall an instance where I took a test for one of my graduate courses. The test consisted of one discussion question. 400 hundred people took the exam and according to a handwritten note on the test I had the worst spelling and grammer of any person taking the exam. I was also the only person to come up with the correct answer and received the only A.
Originally Posted by grit
Tiping. Nope. Sorry. Nuthin'. No spell checker in my toolbox.
Dogdinger, your point is valid even if it offends everyone. Goodgrouper had a better point. The dwindling IQ is due to the dramatic increase in traffic. Good for Len. Not so good for the content of this site. Used to be a lot of fascinating conversation. Slipped a bit...
Dick has a good point too. Some real geniuses (spell check that) don't spell worth a hoot. Personally, I've noticed Kirby doesn't spell well. I read every word he takes the trouble to type, mispelled or not!
GG, on the other hand, spells superbly. Yet, he isn't worth reading!