I need to vent

Discussion in 'DBTC - Info and Discussion' started by tuberider, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Yeah! Can I have it? :bigsmile:
  2. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Lets cut that sumbitch up :D 1/8" frags fro everyone!
  3. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    The smallet the frag the.more it costs :)
  4. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    That's why I've been getting such cheap colonies lately :D
  5. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    You should put those into DBTC, I hear people update their threads a lot and it's really cool to see the progression and growth in different tanks.

    Edit: I always forget the smilies, how will people ever figure out I'm being a smartass?

    :D :p ;) :)
  6. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    ^To bump this thread...

    Update your chains people. DBTC is pointless if you don't update. There were a ton of frags flying around in addition to the ones at the swap, so figure out which is which and update em. Someone took the time to pick/give you a frag...The least you can do is update the chain.
  7. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

  8. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

  9. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Are people still doing DBTC?

    I went back to the old school method of just giving out frags and not keeping track :D
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  10. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    A lot of "Venting" still going on>>>
  11. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    If some people can't follow DBTC requirements then what the point LOL:rolleyes::D;):p
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  12. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    dude i think you're 3 years late to the party...
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  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    But still true...
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  14. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Just give me free sh*t and leave me alone. I might even say 'Thanks!' ;)
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  15. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Only if your lucky though
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  16. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

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  17. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    I thought about writing up this long rant about DBTC but figured I'd just bump this thread and add a little fuel to the fire.

    I do personally think ALOT of newer people who use DBTC don't really understand it.

    My advice (oh boy I can already see myself writing up a DBTC sticky in the future)

    If you truly care about DBTC chain protection/propagation,
    1. Re-list the rules and don't assume random people have read the rules or understand them.
    2. Take a second to think about who you're giving frags to.
      • How many other DBTC's have they taken and how many have they given back? (leachers vs seeders)
      • Are they struggling to keep kenya trees alive? Maybe not the right person.
    3. If you don't care about other people passing on frags or giving you a frag as a back up, WHY DBTC?
      • Just put it in the Pay-It-Forward section aka the Free Stuff section.
    Looking ahead, I plan on making DBTC better in the future. Frag swap planning has got me all tied up.

    I think neuros dbtc tree app is awesome.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2015
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  18. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    @Enderturtle thanks dude. you're on the money with what you've listed.

    For what it's worth about your point #2, I rarely get bites even from members with established tanks. I believe my rules are too high in passing-on or the tank required.

    Seems like most do not want to bare any responsibility in passing them on. But that's my guess.
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  19. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    For sure. I do have corals that i'd rather have a back up of instead of just making money. That's why I use DBTC.

    In regards to your point about #2,

    If you can't find reliable people to grow and uphold your DBTC, you have a number of options:
    • pass it on to a bunch of people, in hopes at least a few of them will be helpful (assuming you have a bunch of frags)
    • hang on to it, and bump your DBTC later.
      • we get new members all the time and not everyone checks the forums all the time
      • sometimes the 20 people that looked at your DBTC arejust not interested. Don't be discouraged because the next group of people to look may be super interested in your dbtc. We all have different taste in corals.
    I'd also like to add that we have a wide range of hobbyists in this club from newbies to average reefers to coral fiends. And the percentage of this range changes throughout the year, depending on the momentum of the club's success.
  20. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    My guess:
    I get the feeling more are simply worried about the guilt if you kill really nice corals you get from friends.
    A common coral, or one you buy ... well, it happens.
    But if someone you know gives you something really nice, and it dies, you know you will feel bad,
    even though you know they would understand.

    And more rules makes that worse. It shows the person giving the coral really cares, putting
    even more pressure on the recipient.
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