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juro 09-05-2002 11:13 AM

Sean's Wedding Present Idea - PLEASE READ!
OK - as of 8am pacific time, our webmaster Sean Ransom sailed off into the sunset to get hitched to his true love. He will not be back on line for several days so I thought I would take this opportunity to suggest a collection to buy him his own Spey rod. I know what you're thinking... Juro just wants his IMX back... well OK that might be just a little bit true - but he has been dreaming about this T&T forever and his bride to be nixed any hopes of that purchase before the various costs of the wedding, honeymoon, and the move to the new house came into play.

I was going to do the Bon Marche registry thing but then I have no idea how that stuff works. Flyrods I understand.

Read the details below and SIGN UP HERE

Here's how it will work -

I have located the rod he wants at a fraction of the cost of the same rod sitting on a store shelf - $270. We could make contributions toward this amount from anyone who wants to take part, the amount will be divided equally by the number of participants. So if we get 25 people, it's around $10.80 each. If we get 50 it's $5.40 each, if we get 100 it's 2.70 each, etc.

I guess at some point the amount will get so low and the number of payments so high that it will be more work than benefit so let's cut it off at 100 people. Cost per person will depend on number of participants so let's set a minimum as well... TBD.

The person who volunteers to collect the money will receive a Rio flyline of their choice for their troubles.


Sean joined us during the migration of our old forum to the new software. The old company went under with the dotcom crash. I was up past 2am several nights trying to save the old messages, and if not for Sean we would have never made it over. Some people who had not come to the Forum in a while didn't even know we had gone through hell to move to a new provider, that speaks volumes to me on how good of a job Sean did.

Then we merged with Spey Clave to get Dana off that dreaded MSN service. Although there were physical differences in the data itself, Sean wrote a spider to extract all the messages and built an archive of every message ever posted in the old Speypages forum within the new Spey Clave board.

Then more recently we went thru a hellish server move where everything had to be re-installed on a new server from scratch because we grew too much.

Many of you who encounter problems, forget passwords, can't sign up, etc - know that he takes at least half of the requests before I can get to them.

He has been without a doubt a major contributor behind the curtain and I think this would be a nice gesture of our gratitude. The number of hours he has put into this site is second only to yours truly and Dana, and we could not possibly afford his services if he asked for what they are paying on the street for his skills and dedication.

Please reply if you are interested in this program or if you have suggestions or improvements.

BTW - I'd like to get this all done and cleaned up before he comes back so it remains a surprise!

Dble Haul 09-05-2002 11:24 AM

Count me in. It's the least we can do for all that Sean has done. If nobody else steps forward, I can collect the money too.

fredaevans 09-05-2002 11:33 AM

Count me in! Let me know how much my
share will be and where to send the $.

I'll be the "money guy" BUT we'll have to do this through my regular e mail address, not via board tracking. (Love you guys/gals but that would be a royal pain in the fanny.)

pmflyfisher 09-05-2002 11:42 AM

Yes count me in.


John Desjardins 09-05-2002 11:46 AM

Add me to the list.

fredaevans 09-05-2002 12:07 PM

This post is to slide an update in behind Hal, et. al's posts.
What I need for tracking is your full name, address (phone would be good) AND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


wrke 09-05-2002 12:16 PM

Count me in too.

MJC 09-05-2002 01:19 PM

The Wedding Gift
I'm in.

juro 09-05-2002 01:19 PM

Fred -

We'll do one better... there will be a signup sheet that tracks participants, calculates the per user amount to the cutoff date / level and also emails directly to you for those who want to pay by check.

I think it would be a good idea to leave the paypal option open for those who prefer it, like myself.

Right now the objective is to test the waters to see if we can get to the minimum level of participation as we put together this signup sheet.

Thanks to all in advance.

MJC 09-05-2002 01:29 PM

Do you know what line weight that T & T rod takes?

fredaevans 09-05-2002 01:40 PM

Juro, very cool!~
Fred -

We'll do one better... there will be a signup sheet that tracks participants, calculates the per user amount to the cutoff date / level and also emails directly to you for those who want to pay by check.

I'm assume(ing) - even with the full understanding that "assume will make an ass out of 'u and me':D - that you'll set up the sheet on the board?

juro 09-05-2002 01:48 PM

Fred -

Not exactly, the signup sheet will be written in a server programming language with a web page for us to click and type into. Once you hit [save] it will update the total per person, the participants information, and divide the new average amount which we might get down to a few bucks each.

There will of course be a link to this signup page on the board.

Did that answer the question?

Smcdermott 09-05-2002 01:52 PM

I'm in.
Sounds good.

FrenchCreek 09-05-2002 01:56 PM

I'm in

UKWill 09-05-2002 02:10 PM

Wedding present
I'm in - email is, address is 2630 SW Patton Rd, Portland, Oregon. 503 348 9373. Prefer send a check. Great idea by the way, and I got married recently enough, and bought a T&T recently enough to realise how pysched that guy will be!!!! (Both being married, and the rod of course!)

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