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      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .

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musky999 scores his second weekly win this week with 343 points. His first weekly win was not that long ago at week 20. Congratulations Musky!

musky999 343

delzz7 321

Iron Cowboys 305

eye8pout2 ® 305

SledNeck ® 305

walleyes12 ® 300

Fishing_Novice 298

Rip_Some_Lip 294

Reef Runner 294

fishinchicks 289

Papa Grump 285

HOF#13 283

JAR JAR ® 281


2 by 4 and 1 by 2 274

Cheeser 272

metrojoe 270

BlueLundFisherman ® 268

shiner2367 267

legend 89 265

mnwildman 265

Johnsonator 263

Harvey Lee © 261

Yaggie 260

elevatorguy ® 259

takem34 ® 259

huckfin ® 256

RosoRiverRat 256

Twinlake ® 252

eric29 ® 251

amp88 ® 247

hanronson ® 246

jbell1981 239

juneau4 237

BEAST/smoke20 235

Tunrevir1 235

BpAki987 ® 233

Uncle Bill 229

thorski ® 229

Harmonica Bear 224

bbqhead 222

TNFL 221

88fan ® 219

BK19 ® 218

mnhunter 215

1lkstage 214

DDT26 210

Sutty 210

PikeBayCommanche 209

jwhjr 206

2dog 203

SoldierGirl 201

Double D 199

Capt.Blaine © 196

Sprinter ® 188

Airjer 186

wally20 184

The Pro ® 145

gregg52 ® 125

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Total Points

We have a new points leader!!! Nice job RIP!

1 Rip_Some_Lip 6,489

2 Fishing_Novice 6,465

3 Reef Runner 6,447

4 legend 89 6,426

5 BEAST/smoke20 6,416

6 Airjer 6,407

7 Harvey Lee © 6,354

8 Iron Cowboys 6,349

9 Johnsonator 6,295

10 LMITOUT88 6,281

11 metrojoe 6,279

12 jbell1981 6,265

13 Tunrevir1 6,262

14 eye8pout2 ® 6,258

15 mnwildman 6,249

16 Cheeser 6,219

17 BpAki987 ® 6,195

18 musky999 6,190

19 HOF#13 6,187

20 SledNeck ® 6,181

21 Sprinter ® 6,179

22 walleyes12 ® 6,119

23 DDT26 6,103

24 BlueLundFisherman ® 6,081

25 Papa Grump 6,066

26 88fan ® 6,052

27 huckfin ® 6,047

28 delzz7 6,046

29 PikeBayCommanche 6,019

30 bbqhead 5,998

31 elevatorguy ® 5,983

32 Yaggie 5,969

33 BK19 ® 5,964

34 juneau4 5,956

35 eric29 ® 5,941

36 Harmonica Bear 5,938

37 jwhjr 5,928

38 Capt.Blaine © 5,893

39 RosoRiverRat 5,874

40 mnhunter 5,871

41 JAR JAR ® 5,857

42 The Pro ® 5,846

43 1lkstage 5,843

44 fishinchicks 5,803

45 gregg52 ® 5,802

46 TNFL 5,780

47 Uncle Bill 5,773

48 2dog 5,756

49 amp88 ® 5,722

50 takem34 ® 5,721

51 Sutty 5,673

52 hanronson ® 5,656

52 wally20 5,656

54 2 by 4 and 1 by 2 5,626

55 Twinlake ® 5,585

56 Double D 5,551

57 SoldierGirl 5,315

58 thorski ® 5,117

59 shiner2367 4,947

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Rank Changes

Rip_Some_Lip +1

Fishing_Novice +2

Reef Runner +3

legend 89 +1

BEAST/smoke20 -2

Airjer -5

Harvey Lee © 0

Iron Cowboys 0

Johnsonator 0


metrojoe +1

jbell1981 -1

Tunrevir1 -3

eye8pout2 ® +3

mnwildman 0

Cheeser +2

BpAki987 ® -1

musky999 +4

HOF#13 0

SledNeck ® +1

Sprinter ® -7

walleyes12 ® +2

DDT26 -3

BlueLundFisherman ® +1

Papa Grump +3

88fan ® -3

huckfin ® 0

delzz7 +3

PikeBayCommanche -3

bbqhead -1

elevatorguy ® +1

Yaggie +4

BK19 ® -3

juneau4 0

eric29 ® +4

Harmonica Bear -1

jwhjr -4

Capt.Blaine © 0

RosoRiverRat +4

mnhunter +1

JAR JAR ® +3

The Pro ® -5

1lkstage -1

fishinchicks +4

gregg52 ® -5


Uncle Bill 0

2dog -2

amp88 ® 0

takem34 ® +2

Sutty 0

hanronson ® +1

wally20 -2

2 by 4 and 1 by 2 0

Twinlake ® +1

Double D -2

SoldierGirl 0

thorski ® 0

shiner2367 0

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I hate those dang fuel mileage races! I had both Johnson and Martin on one of my fantasy teams. Oh well, still trying to make my way into the chase in this league. Congrats to this weeks winner!


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Only 100 pt difference between 9th and 17th so there could be a lot of shuffling yet in the standings.

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    •   Sounds plausible to me.  Is the thickened footing in your mind the same as pouring the perimeter of the slab thicker?  We did an 8 inch perimeter around the 4 inch slab.
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