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  • Welcome. New? Start here, Comment.

    What? Another fig forum? Sort of had my arm twisted to the idea but honestly there has to be a better way. Maybe we will get 5 members maybe 50. All I ask is that the folks who stop by read the 7 items below and if it makes sense to you, register, contribute to the community, share your passion, share your knowledge and I think we can make something positive happen here.







    1. This site will be run in a fair manner where input from the members is heard and welcomed.

    2.My pm's will always be on and everyone that messages me will get a reply. If I am asked a question in a topic you can be assured you will not be ignored. You may not like the answer but ignoring a member of the forum is just rude.

    3. Chose this domain name for a good reason and I mean it when I say this is ourfigs.com not myfigs.com. This is not my site, not my kingdom it is the communities site. Just felt a change is needed, not just in physical forums but in how things are run.

    4. The old saying goes absolute power corrupts absolutely, so taking that as a warning to myself because the last thing in this world I want is to become another "forum dictator", this is how I see things working. There will be 2 moderators and one admin. All 3 will be equal. It will be majority rules as far as policing the forum and if that means I get out voted .....so be it. The first set of 2 moderators will be picked from a core group of people that I know and respect but will not necessarily be friends of mine. After things are up and running awhile and we hit a decent amount of members the community will pick the two moderators and I welcome input on when that should happen. The two Moderators will serve for a set term and then will be replaced by new people or retained as the community decides.

    5. Everyone is welcome here, newbies and veterans alike. I ask that people welcome those new to the board and the hobby. I know answering the same question 50 times can get annoying.....but hey think how the clerk in the grocery store feels when for the 20th time that day a customer asks what Aisle is the detergent in? Would you want him to say hey dummy look at the signs above the aisles....or just say with a smile aisle 7. New people are what keep forums fresh. Without new blood boards become stale and boring.

    6. The site is going to use the K.I.S.S system and be visually simple so the navigation is easy. We are a small community and in the same way a small town is not improved by a 100 story skyscraper we don't need 30 sub boards. Complexity does not = quality. If at some point in the distant future the scroll becomes a nuisance we will address that then. Decided not to use free software like f4f uses so we have additional options, such as ignore....if a user bugs you just ignore them and you will never see a post from them again.

    7. Policing. Disruptive people, spammers, trouble makers will be removed without warning. I do not consider them to be members as their reason for joining was just to cause trouble and be disruptive. For actual contributing, productive members of this forum infractions will be handled by the moderators in a majority rules manner. We are all adults, we know what is decent behavior and you don't need me listing the do's and don'ts. The site will be moderated LIGHTLY.....just like the 3 bears......one is too soft, one too hard, looking for just right.




    That's it.....welcome to your forum.


    I know I said 2 mods and me but going to try 3 mods+admin, the 3 mods will do the voting and I will go plant figs and add my 2 cents.
    Cutting sales on willsfigs.com started Nov 1 and will continue till about March 1.

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    Hi Wills, glad you have done this.

    Thanks.
    SoCal, zone 10.
    www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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    • #3
      HUGZZZ, WILL
      susie,
      burner of trees
      high plains, maybe zone 7.

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      • WillsC
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        Hi Susie, glad you joined

    • #4
      Thank you for the invitation Will. Here I am.....

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      • #5
        Hello Wills and others. I'm glad to see some familiar names here. Still learning my way around but love the new format.
        Steve
        D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
        WL: Verdolino, Figue Jaune, Nantes Maroc, Lussheim

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        • Admin IT
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          Much Welcome, PM me with any forum questions that you might have. I'll try to take some of the pressure off of WIlls.

          Best

          Chuck

      • #6
        Hi Wills and thanks for the effort. My former forum name was genecolin but I have changed it to Pawpaw "gene" as I'm know by my grandkids and my fishing and gardening friends. Glad to be here and best wishes.
        "gene"
        Zone 9 Houma LA in the bayou land.

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        • WillsC
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          Gene I knew it was you instantly

      • #7
        Hi Wills and others! Glad to be here. Von
        Von, Northern VA 7a

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        • #8
          Thank you to Wills and others who have made this possible. Looks great!
          Jesse in western Maine, zone 4/5
          Wishlist- Figues Juane, Demos unk, Nantes Maroc, Thermalito

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          • #9
            Wills, where do you find the time?!
            Looks good, can't wait to try out the new forum. Thank you for the invite.

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            • WillsC
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              I am so behind......I had my arm twisted a bit........perhaps those individuals should come and pull weeds for me so I can get caught back up......OR come build my new greenhouse lo.

            • TorontoJoe
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              That's the trouble with retirement... You never get a day off!

          • #10
            Thanks Wills! Looking good!
            Ed
            SW PA zone 6a

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            • #11
              Looks like I joined the fig hobby at the right time! Thanks so much for doing this, Wills
              Alma from Maryland 7b

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              • #12
                Sweet, looks good Wills.
                I'm a junior member, woohoo! I feel like I should have a cub patch or something.
                Last edited by cis4elk; 02-17-2015, 01:42 PM.
                Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
                Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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                • #13
                  I think this forum will be a winner. Glad to here thanks.

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                  • #14
                    Wills, thanks for the invite. Forum looks great.
                    Otmani - Dallas, TX - Zone 8a
                    Wish List: Col de Dame Blanche, Brogiotto Bianco, Sicilian White, Panache

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                    • #15
                      Hi WillsC. Thank you for starting a fig forum. Good luck,keep the fig trees happy and growing. Jimmy Scott
                      New Bern NC Zone 8a ,Wish list : Col de Dame Rimada ,Galica Negra

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                      • #16
                        Wow... the next new member makes 80 - in just 2-3 days of being open!
                        SoCal, zone 10.
                        www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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                        • TorontoJoe
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                          I may have another pleasant surprise for you .... Will have to wait until tomorrow. Sorry.

                      • #17
                        Not only figs proliferating, but fig forums, too. And now I see a blueberry forum. OK, I want a sausage forum.
                        Dale

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                        • #18
                          Looks great WillsC!!! Like the like!!!

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                          • #19
                            Heya Will! I didn't want to wait 6 months before checking in on you! I hope all is well!

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                            • #20
                              Thanks Wills, like the new set up.
                              Dave- Waterford, Ct. Zone 6a

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                              • #21
                                Hello Willsc. Thank you for the invitation to the forum.

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                                • #22
                                  Glad to be part of this forum, hello friends
                                  Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B

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                                  • #23
                                    Thank you Willsc. Like your ".rules". Even #5. Looks like this is going to be a great forum!
                                    PPP
                                    Eatonton, GA zone 7b/8a

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                                    • #24
                                      99 members... who will be Number 100?
                                      SoCal, zone 10.
                                      www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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                                      • #25
                                        Nicely done, Wills.

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                                        • TorontoJoe
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                                          Interesting....huh....
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