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Kittle
January 31, 1999, 02:22 PM
Please satisfy my curiosity. What is the distinction between Member and Junior Member.

DC
January 31, 1999, 03:34 PM
Just the number of posts. I think its around 25 posts (or so) and then the software makes you a member.

Oh yeah, members get one official "get out of jail free" card. ;)




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swehrman
January 31, 1999, 03:35 PM
I think it has to do with the number of times you have submitted a thread or replied to a thread.

Rich Lucibella
February 1, 1999, 10:19 AM
Membership requires 15 posts on TFL (DC's correct in that the default number is 25...we recently lowered it). Not my idea...it's built into the software.
Rich

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4V50 Gary
February 1, 1999, 03:24 PM
Rich,

Do members get a Decoder Ring?

Gary

Morgan
February 1, 1999, 04:13 PM
Yeah, preferably a Smith & Wesson decoder ring - then maybe I could understand their labrynthine "model number" system!

Rich Lucibella
February 1, 1999, 05:06 PM
Sorry guys. Fresh out of decoder rings.
Rich

Jeff Thomas
February 2, 1999, 12:33 AM
OK, so, no decoder rings. Then ... WE WANT T-SHIRTS! Please. ;)

HS
February 2, 1999, 08:20 AM
"JUST SHOOT IT !" - The Firing Line

Hows that for a logo ?

BTW - I'm a medium ;)

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"The Gun from Down Under !"

Kittle
February 2, 1999, 06:55 PM
Thanks for the information. I guess I'll have to post more so I can get one of those decoder rings. No, I want one of those GET OUT OF JAIL CARDS. I've seen times when one of those would come in real handy.

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To insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and the pistol
are equally indespensable...... They deserve a place of honor
with all that's good......" GEORGE WASHINGTON

JJB
February 2, 1999, 10:39 PM
If I can't get a decoder ring I still want a T shirt...and by the way I'm a XXL though with the weight I've gained lately I'm heading for XXXL!!!

Jim in IN

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Rich Lucibella
February 3, 1999, 08:44 AM
This T-Shirt thing:

If I front the $2-$3 *thousand* dollars for a hundred T's, plus art, logo and printing...am I gonna see interest dry up when I have to charge $15-$20 per? That money could go a *long* way to promoting this site.
Rich

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HS
February 3, 1999, 09:25 AM
As long as the postage is at cost (to Aus) my cheque will be in the mail !

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ATM
February 3, 1999, 06:25 PM
Rich -

A thought on the money side of t-shirts. Post the final design/logo for 30 days, requesting orders. For all who are interested get your money in, with sizes, and number requested by the 35th day via check or money order. Then order the shirts. If insufficient numbers respond, to get the posted deal, you can either call it off or raise the price. Again post the question for replies. You can handle the money, by holding the checks, and only cashing them when the order is ready to go in.

This process is longer, but saves capital, and lowers the risk to you financially.

By the way, sign me up for 2 XXL, 2 XL, and 3 L. They will make great gifts to my shooter friends who do/have done me favors (plus remind them to get signed up with TFL :D )!



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Jeff Thomas
February 4, 1999, 01:32 AM
Rich, you've probably already considered this, but I have had great luck getting things sponsored in the past. IF you'll be accepting advertising on TFL someday, perhaps there's a company or two (or ten) who would just love to help us with the t-shirts. TFL logo on the front, advertising on the back? Perhaps a slogan on the front 'TheFiringLine.Com - take your best shot!' or some other cute / clever eyecatcher, with your graphic in the middle of the back and surrounded by company logos for H&K, Sig, Glock, Busmaster, Colt, Para-Ord and so on. For those companies this would take a miniscule investment.

It would be a pain in the a** for you, but ATM's idea could work as well. On the other hand, perhaps a t-shirt company you could trust would handle the admin?

Whatever you decide, don't take on this additional brain damage if it doesn't fit with your plans for TFL. The last thing any of us want to see is for you to get discouraged with this site. You and your crew have created a very special meeting place here. Thanks again.

Rich Lucibella
February 4, 1999, 09:34 AM
ATM-
A worthwhile suggestion....I've already enlisted some resources to help look into the project.

Jeff-
Thanks. I had a discussion with a marketing guy at SHOT yesterday who is interested in taking over the Home Page project...he also did The *outstandng* BlackHawk site. Anyway, he got on me about turning TFL into a commercial enterprise....again.

I've concluded that this just isn't going to happen, unless it becomes a *real* financial strain. While I'm a needy capitalist like everyone else, and I embrace the profit motive, it would require commercializing the site. I'm dead set against that, even though others, including BladeForums.Com (http://www.BladeForums.Com) and GlockTalk (http://www.GlockTalk.com) have done it quite tastefully.

We'll see about the T's.
Rich

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Jim V
February 6, 1999, 06:53 PM
Ok, it takes 15 posts to grow up to a real member from a junior member. Is that 15 new threads submitted or is that new threads and answers to old threads?

P.S. if you send HS a T-shirt, put a dead kangaroo on the back. (;-D

Rich Lucibella
February 6, 1999, 10:16 PM
Welcome, Jim...and don't make me crazy! :).

15 posts.
Rich

HS
February 7, 1999, 06:47 AM
I know this isn't the place for a chat ;) but speakin' of Kangaroos on T-Shirts.... Remember when WE won the Americas Cup ?

A real doozy of a shirt was a Kangaroo having a (how can I say this politely?) "social intercourse" with a Bald Eagle !

Now that was a T-ShirtBig :D

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Jeff Thomas
February 7, 1999, 12:18 PM
HS, I appreciate your fondness for Para-Ordnance, but I could have lived a long, happy and productive life without knowing about that particular t-shirt! ;)

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Dennis
February 7, 1999, 05:48 PM
HS,
Does that mean Aussies are "for the birds"? :)

HS
February 8, 1999, 04:39 AM
Dennis, ever seen our Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise ?

The answer would be [b]YES !!</>

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G36
February 24, 1999, 01:30 PM
Hey Rich! I'm just posting this to get me one step closer to full blown Member status but I had to give you a "heads-up" on the GlockTalk link you posted a couple of messages ago 'cause it doesn't fly..... Should be <a href="http://glocktalk.com/">GLOCKTALK!<a/>

Obviously unintentional!

Thanks for the great job you're doing.

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Rich Lucibella
February 24, 1999, 05:40 PM
Thanks, G36.
I believe it's fixed now.
BTW- the error in your own HTML code is the reason we discourage use of HTML and ask that you use UBB Code instead. (See the faqs tab on the Forum Summary Page).

It's pretty easy to screw up UBB software with a misplaced HTML character.
Rich

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GMike
February 24, 1999, 05:51 PM
how do i become administator insted of junior member? :)

Rich Lucibella
February 24, 1999, 06:39 PM
GMike-
Start your own Board ;)
Rich

GMike
February 24, 1999, 09:16 PM
Rich, :( :)ok,ok what about Moderator?

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Rich Lucibella
February 25, 1999, 08:48 AM
The system requires that a Moderator be assigned to a Forum. Our Moderators demonstrate superior knowledge in their areas. Propose your topic and qualifications by email. If it fits, you got it.
Rich

GMike
February 25, 1999, 07:09 PM
Rich
I think I'll stick to jr member for now,and hopfully grow up to be MEMBER one day,but thanks for the info. jrGMike

Bullmoose
February 26, 1999, 02:29 AM
Remember that the get out of jail cards
are good because you won't have any REAL buddies to bail you out. 'If they are
REAL buddies they will be in jail with
you.' (courtesy of Jeff Foxworthy) Jim

Dennis Glover
March 4, 1999, 01:26 PM
Sign me up for a get out of jail card. you never know when you might need it. So give me one more post toward member status.