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Settle Down, Settle In But Never Settle For Second Best

Settle Down, Settle In But Never Settle For Second Best

The Strays are settling inThe Strays are settling in…and they want everyone to know. Well with two weeks at the top of CTP Teams I would say they are settling in quite nicely.

However they have just put this blog post up to say they are settling in. This is how it began…

“We are settling in as a solid team but these Kore 4 bonuses are going to be interesting. The Surfaholics just had the edge with 2 bonuses to our 1. I am still gathering intel about the Kore4 renewal dates. If you don’t know then go to Sweeva in the member stats area and it tells you.”

I would certainly recommend that you read the post but it is an excellent example of how to communicate with your fellow team members. Lots of very useful information indeed.

Then no sooner has I read this post then, as if by magic, another blog post swirled around my screen. It looked amazingly similar. Settled In was the headline and it began like this:

“We are settled in as a solid team and we have these Kore4 bonuses figured out. The Strays just had the 1 to our 2 which was a nice bonus glad you guys took advantage of it. We have most of our database complete just need to verify which of their members are on their first second or third renewal. I won’t ask you for your upgrade dates as those are all registered, but make sure to visit Sweeva and get your 10 a day done.”

So what is going on? Could it possibly be SurfAholics Alpha’s Team Leader Matt Badura having a friendly poke at his pals The Strays? I think, somehow, that is exactly what is going on here.

I love this good humored rivalry between teams…it is settling down to be most entertaining indeed.

45 responses to “Settle Down, Settle In But Never Settle For Second Best”

  1. Never get settled in there is always someone out there with the same goals as you.

  2. Jon says:

    I agree with Wendy. Settling breeds complacency. It will be interesting to see how everything turns out πŸ˜‰

  3. Marye says:

    A good ribbing can go a long way into getting people motivated sometimes…lol..

  4. Settle -a lovely little town in Yorkshire.

    • Patrick Griffin says:

      Yes it actually is…

      From Wikipedia: “Settle is a small market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is served by Settle railway station…”

      I have been there. It is one of those quintessentially English small towns that people always think of as being quintessentially English.

  5. Karen Kuty says:

    A database with everyone’s renewal dates? OK–so much for enjoying the game!

  6. Lynn M says:

    Matt Badura, you are brilliant sometimes. πŸ˜€

  7. Matt Badura says:

    Hehehe just having a little fun πŸ˜‰

  8. Settle; well dust settles on the floor, arguments get settled, mud settles to the bottom of a lake or pond, settling is the act of coming to rest.

    But a CTP Team, we never settle, we struggle, we scratch and claw, and dig out every available point to stay on top of the heap. Why; because when you settle, you end up on the bottom of the pond!

  9. Aleksandar says:


  10. Stephen Whittle says:

    WTG Matt!

  11. Mandy Moomy says:

    Never just settle…

  12. Georgia says:

    I always like to read the Urban Dictionary. Here is the 2nd meaning that they have for ‘settle’:

    the act of giving up someone you love or something of value for less than desired, the act of not being able to satisfy your need or want and choosing someone or something of lower standard or value.

    After Jack broke-up with Sasha because of her craziness, Sasha had to settle for a loser to marry who would put up with her naggin’.

  13. a little friendly rivalry will bring fun and smiles to those of us who play… keep it up πŸ™‚

  14. Myra P says:

    I guess the word “settle” is not so settling….

  15. I would like to congrats to the strays for staying on top for 2 weeks

  16. I’m loving all the additional meaning for settle that people have found. Fun with words while obscuring databases and strategies. LOL

  17. “Friendly Rivalry” love this word Michael πŸ™‚

  18. Tony says:

    Lucky 13 will never settle on 3rd

  19. charlotte ericson says:

    This really shows how fun it is to be on a team. πŸ˜€

  20. Virginia says:

    Yes, we’ve settled for second place, so Matt has nothing to worry about. Nada. In fact, that whole team can take a nice vacation because we’ve settled ;).

  21. The word settle now has the meaning of Banter πŸ™‚

  22. Kris Rogers says:

    Not settling for second place the Strays are settled in as a solid team to contend with! Matt, u really got to get original material next time for your blog in stead of pinching other peoples ideas! Lol. Anyway, Im taking copying as a form of flattery, and thanks for highlighting our team blog.

  23. Have to keep going someone is always right behind you or trying to get ahead of you. LOL

  24. Elaine Groff Wolff says:

    The base word in settle is set. That must mean like set something on the table or lets Set the pace. Maybe we can change the meaning by using the base word and increasing or setting the pace in the race.

  25. R Van Sky says:

    I might settle in Idaho.

  26. Sig says:

    To The Top – To The TOP!!

  27. Mary Golon says:

    I wish all the best. I’m still going to do what I can for my team to stay at the top. What fun!

  28. […] this blog up for public scrutiny, not to mention misinterpreting the title……refer to The CTP teams blogΒ for more info. I was aware of this post happening and I responded […]

  29. steven schofield says:

    Imitation is the highest form of flattery, Matt lol.

  30. Raj G says:

    Some war-like strategies coming up… lol

  31. So in plain English : Skulduggery is at play here B-)

  32. Patricia Dean says:

    Sounds like a lot of time spent on one word. Database with renewal dates, hmmmm, makes me wonder where the fun went.

  33. Abdellah says:

    the cat is my favorite animal πŸ™‚

  34. Donna says:

    Teehee πŸ˜€

  35. Gary Calvert II says:

    Thank you for letting us who aren’t K4 who are numbers nerds like me, know where to find my teammates who are K4 members renewal updates, and I agree, nothing like a friendly rivalry in a fun game. πŸ™‚

  36. Glenn Witmer says:

    never settle for anything but the best

  37. Ken Wolff says:

    Use all the best strategies that you can and get the most for your team, but don’t forget your day job. Unless you are like me…retired. I am so busy in retirement that I don’t know how I ever had time to work.

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