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Re: [Killietalk] New AKA Convention Auction Guidelines
I want one a dem der pink paddles! If I don't get one, I'm gonna quit!! An
where do I go to get dem der sparkles for it???
AKA#08234, ChiKA, WAKO, MKKA
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vannerson, William G." <WVannerson at foley_com>
> To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 2:31 PM
> Subject: [Killietalk] New AKA Convention Auction Guidelines
>> Ken Normandin and I have worked out a new bidding plan for the AKA
>> convention auction that will solve all of the hobby's problems. We are
>> so confident that this will solve all of the AKA's problems that we
>> believe that KillieTalk can be shut down as there will nothing more to
>> be said so email traffic on the list will drop to zero.
>> The plan is quite simple really and is an extension of the master
>> breeder bidding concept put forward earlier. We expanded on that idea
>> recognizing that one's skill with in a given class of killies doesn't
>> necessarily translate into another. For example, it would be a mistake
>> and perhaps unethical to allow a master breeder who specializes in
>> Nothos to bid on a rare Riv. The outcome could be disastrous, perhaps
>> even resulting in the loss of all little brown fishes from the hobby. (I
>> know some would actually appreciate that, but the purpose of this email
>> is to solve all of the AKA's problems and not address any conspiracy
>> The result is a color coded list of paddles where each color designates
>> a class of species where the master breeder is allowed bid on the rare
>> and difficult species. The determination of such species is done by
>> voice vote by all of those present in the room as each bag comes up for
>> bid. Special agents in the back of the room on a leased phone bank would
>> take proxy votes from members unable to attend. Likewise, a special
>> Java Script program on the AKA web site would collect votes from a live
>> web cam of the auction. Anyone can vote, even if they are not a member
>> since they could likely purchase these fish on Aquabid anyway, so who
>> needs member benefits.
>> The auctioneer would then begin the auction using the below color codes
>> to authorize approved master breeder bidders:
>> Red Paddle - Master Notho Breeder
>> Blue Paddle - Master Aphyosemion Breeder
>> Purple Paddle - Master Scriptaphyosemion (Roloffia) Breeder
>> Yellow Paddle - Master Fundulopanchax Breeder
>> Cyan Paddle - Master Diapteron Breeder
>> Green Paddle - Master Chromaphyosemion Breeder
>> Brown Paddle - Master Rivulus Breeder
>> Tan Paddle - Master SAA Breeder
>> Gray Paddle - Master U.S. Native Killie Breeder
>> White Paddle - Newbie
>> Black Paddle - "Black Hole" (More money than skill)
>> Gold Paddle - Master Breeder
>> When a Black paddle goes up at an auction, everyone else beats it
>> When a Gold paddle goes up, everyone bows in homage and doesn't contest
>> the bid......
>> When a White Paddle goes up, everyone advises him/her gently if it might
>> be a "difficult" fish to breed..... If he/she continues to bid, take
>> him/her to another room quickly until he/she sobers up...... If that
>> fails, let the Black paddle go back up......
>> Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in them becoming
>> automatically part of the by laws, and hence then become official AKA
>> policy. Anyone caught stealing or borrowing another master breeder's
>> paddle will be banned from keeping killies and be sent home with a pair
>> of Convict cichlids and be advised to join the ACA.
>> These guidelines are necessary in order to save the hobby. They will
>> ensure that only the right people get the best fish while maximize the
>> AKA's profit to support the huge BOT salaries and bonuses.
>> Now... if you made it this far, my only wish is that we came up with
>> these ideas soon enough to make an April 1 post.
>> May the farce be with you.
>> Bill Vannerson
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