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WarlockBob

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Registration date : 2012-09-30

PostSubject: BoB Bombers Information    Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:58 am

After the past few months, it has come to the attention of the co-commanders of the BoB Bombers that the populace has requested an explanation of terms, and some general guidelines that we follow as Bombers.

We have decided that these would best be answered by making a post here, with a list of everything we've been asked about, and everything we can think of.

This document is an evolving document, so changes could be made at any time! Please check in with this often, especially if you have any general questions.

As always, for any clarification or specific questions, please feel free to contact kaitlyn3837 or Ozark Wizard.

First thing's first, here's our qualifications to being a BoB Bomber -

1. We ask that you are a member of the forum for at least 30 days, and have posted at least 30 times. We call this the 30/30 rule.

2. We ask that you are a member in good standing. This should go without saying, and pretty much everyone I've ever met on here has been wonderful to chat with, but this is the internet; you have to be very clear and concise with expectations.

3. If you are seeking admission to the Bombers, please send kaitlyn3837 or Ozark Wizard a PM explaining WHY you'd like to be a member; if we feel your reasoning is sound, and you meet the criteria listed above, congratulations!

4. Once you have been admitted to the Bombers, we ask that you participate in all of the bombings you can. We do understand that life happens, and budgets can change in the blink of an eye, but the Bombers can't fly if we have a squadron of 40 and only 5 participating members. If you do have something come up that is unavoidable, just list in the month's bombing thread that you can't participate, or if you'd like to be more private feel free to PM the co-commanders. If you do choose to participate in the bombing run, but have to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances, please PM one of them and let them know. Mainly, the take-away point is that communication and participation are VITAL to keeping the Bombers flying.

5. In regards to bombs, we ask that you do not over-extend yourself. Generally speaking, we like to say a hard limit of $20 per bomb, though not all of our members stick with that. If you can reasonably afford more, then go right ahead! We just don't want anyone to burn themselves out on $250 bombs every month, or create the idea that it's a competition. I can assure you, there is no competition between bombs; the important thing is the message and the act, not the bomb itself. We also like homemade gifts (that are appropriate) and seasonal/holiday-themed gifts!!

6. To extend the points in number 5, we ask that bombs stay anonymous. Now, since the USPS is pretty strict about things, it is perfectly fine to put your name and return address on the box or package, but we don't want any members to feel inadequate compared to others, if they're not able to afford as much as some folks. The bombs aren't about the monetary value of the items! If you've sent a custom gift that's absolutely identifiable, then I understand, but please try to limit identification to just the absolute required minimum by whatever shipping company you're using.

In summary, we just ask that you're an active member of the forum, with your heart in the right place. It's not real hard, and we value participation.

Part 2: Explanation of terms and signature badges

I've been asked personally more than once, and I know I've seen on various threads a few times questions regarding our terminology and signature badge explanations. Fear not, here's your spot for that information!

Generally, our terminology is pretty simple - we tend to stick with military terms, mostly involving aviation. To keep it simple, we call our packages 'bombs', and we call each month's shindig a 'bombing run'. That's about it, when it comes to the terminology. We just like to have fun and be silly.

Signature badges - there's a few of them, and they each have some different meanings. I'll list a picture for each below, along with an explanation.

- This is our regular bomb icon. It represents a single successful bombing run.

- This bomb represents 5 total successful bombing runs.

- This bomb represents 10 total successful bombing runs.

- This logo represents 25 total successful bombing runs.

- This logo represents being the direct target of a bombing run.

There are one or two other special bombing-related badges that were earned during special events. If you have any questions about them, feel free to PM kaitlyn3837 or Ozark Wizard about them.

You are also more than welcome to use these, so long as you meet the requirements for each badge!

I'm sure some other questions will pop up eventually, but these were the big ones we felt that we needed to touch. As I've stated, feel free to PM us if you have any more questions, or you would like to see a general bit of information added or changed on this post.

WarlockBob

-09/06/2016 - Updated to replace Ocelot55 with Ozark Wizard
-06/12/2017 - Updated to replace 'myself' and WarlockBob with kaitlyn3837


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PostSubject: Re: BoB Bombers Information    Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:11 pm

Nice write up, thank you sir! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: BoB Bombers Information    Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:21 pm

Nice clarification! Thanks!
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Blackhorse

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PostSubject: Re: BoB Bombers Information    Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:09 pm

Maybe I missed it, but one other aspect of the bombs is that their sender should remain anonymous. In other words, who sends what is not for public consumption. This was put into play very early on so that guys with very limited budgets would not think others would judge lighter bombs in a negative way. In other words, it was intended to "enable" more guys to take part, regardless of income, etc.

Just sayin'.
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WarlockBob

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PostSubject: Re: BoB Bombers Information    Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:11 pm

Ah yes, good call. Thanks for that one BH! I'll add it to the info!
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Blackhorse

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PostSubject: Re: BoB Bombers Information    Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:19 pm

Say WB...what width is the nib on your TWSBI Eco? If you ever want any ink samples, I got a zillion of 'em. Used to do the Goulet monthly ink drop thing.

Favorites are still the Black Swan in English and Australian Roses duo. Excellent.
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PostSubject: Re: BoB Bombers Information    Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:25 am

BH, it's the 1.1mm stub.

I'd definitely enjoy a few samples! I've got a full bottle of Black Swan in English Roses, and I agree with you that it's probably one of the best inks I have. So far I've had exceptionally good luck with pretty much all of my Noodler's inks, though Baystate Blue stains the bajeezus out of anything it touches, reservoir included...
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PostSubject: Re: BoB Bombers Information    Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:18 am

Tell me if you have some hue preferences and shoot me your Addy via PM.
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PostSubject: Re: BoB Bombers Information    Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:22 am

PM sent, thanks BH!
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