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Old August 2, 2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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I Finally Get The Thf!

Not to long ago i posted a thread about the senior members being rude and not understanding the new members and so on and so fourth. I almost left the forum because of this. Now i get it. It just takes time to understand the site and the people here. Im hooked now! Will never leave this site, and to the senior members....THANKS FOR THE HELP BROTHERS!!!!!!
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Old August 2, 2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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Old August 2, 2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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just stay away from the current Ted Nugent/LEO??? thread and you should be ok, it is getting ugly in there
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Old August 2, 2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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Okay, I give up, what's a Thf? If'n you can't tell my GrandMa, don't tell me!
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Old August 2, 2006, 07:05 PM   #5
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As in all communities, cyber or otherwise - there will be a certain amount of disagreements - some vehement - concerning the opinions expressed by the membership, that said sometimes our emotions get the best [or worst] of us.

But hopefully, we all remember that we are linked by the common thread of responsible firearm ownership and as representatives thereof.

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Old August 2, 2006, 07:07 PM   #6
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Yeah whats a thf?
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Old August 2, 2006, 07:17 PM   #7
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See i try to make good and mess up on the int...TFL!!!!!!!!.....sorry guys
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Old August 2, 2006, 09:10 PM   #8
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I was in the same boat with you. Some of the senior members made my blood boil when reading about the stupid questions being posted. It took 3 weeks before I would even open this sight. After using the search feature, most of the questions that I wanted to post had been. As a senior member I can see how the same old thread would be tiresome to sort through to get to legitimate discussion. So for now I am content to post less and read through other threads to learn information.
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Old August 2, 2006, 09:13 PM   #9
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You too can be a senior member. You'll still get dumped on. There is always someone here who will dump on you. Just ignore it. The moderators are pretty good. I've not had a moderator rip me (yet). Gotten a few sarcastic comments but I haven't been "called out".

There is a forum I won't name that if you really want to get crapped on you can join ....
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Old August 2, 2006, 11:35 PM   #10
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I just want to say thanks to everyone in here- junior or senior member. Everyone has been very nice to me, even when I am being a tid-bit clueless...
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Old August 3, 2006, 12:09 AM   #11
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It is rather nice here!
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Old August 3, 2006, 06:06 AM   #12
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Lots of members, Senior & otherwise (keeping in mind that "Senior" only means having over a certain number of posts and has nothing to do with how long they've been using firearms or the forum) tend to forget everbody is a "newbie" at some point.

I've seen fairly new members also post a "not this tired old subject again" as well as members that have been around for a few years.

To be fair all around though, the written word - the format of Internet forums - is very difficult to use as a medium.
There's no facial expressions or voice inflections to go by.
Not everyone (in fact darn few) is able to convey a message in a written manner.

(If writing was easy, we'd all be published best sellers, right?)

Often, what's taken a rude when written, if spoken would be a simple wry comment.

Other times, what someone is trying to convey can be taken completely the wrong way.

A couple of months ago I made a comment about how much I enjoyed seeing a "lurker" post on a subject, after a long time, but often silent member made a comment.
I consider "lukers" to be in the same class a a "wise old sage", - the type that only says something if it's very important to them or if they have something extremely worthwile to add.
My remark, which was intended to be a high compliment, was taken by the other poster as a huge insult.

Anyhow - enjoy and remember to take everything with a large grain of salt. <-- it helps toughen the skin
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Old August 3, 2006, 06:16 AM   #13
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just me

The longer I stay the more I learn.


There are NO stupid questions; there are, however, stupid people, ay?
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Old August 3, 2006, 06:42 AM   #14
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As with any of this

We often miss the point that ...you don't have to read a post or answer it. I usually stop even looking after 10 or 12 replys unless it is something I have already responded to or just peeks my interest.

If you don't take it too personally then it's cool. Everyone has a different opinion and some come on a little strong.

as in don't shoot at water, in a pond, or the bullet will bounce back and kill you.... I swear somefolks never got how stupid that was...

Anyway... welcome and learn which parts of TFL are your favorites and hang out there....
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Old August 3, 2006, 07:27 AM   #15
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Aw, jeez. I'm gettin' all gushy inside.






[Some of us just have to be a smart alec.]
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Old August 3, 2006, 08:14 PM   #16
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just because a person makes a lot of post's doesn't make them smart. take me for an example i have over 550 posts, but that doesn't mean that i know any more than the new member. also i have read member posts that were very well thought out, insightful and articulate and they didn't even have 20 posts yet. this is also why i don't play the age card.

.....old timers that stay up to date on guns are the best to ask a question. but an old timer that shoots say a 97 winchester and hasn't been up to date on firearms in the past 40+ years is the wrong person to ask about a back bored browning gold. this also works in reverse a young buck might only know that he has a shotgun that shoots 12ga shells, another might know everything there is to know about the guns that they own, making them a specialist in that feild.
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Old August 3, 2006, 08:57 PM   #17
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Hey Bud,
Got a tear in my eye too! Thread count and 50 cents will get you a lousy cup of coffee! I come here to learn and enjoy a good debate. High thread counts don't equate necessarily to knowledge or expertise!If your able to separate the wheat from the chaff then this can be a valuable resource!!
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Old August 3, 2006, 09:01 PM   #18
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Also, I appreciate the work you guys do. By the way hows the pay and benefits??
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Old August 3, 2006, 09:02 PM   #19
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Thanks for the feedback guys...your great!!!!
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Old August 3, 2006, 09:52 PM   #20
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Hey, bobhwry! Where are you finding 50cent coffee? It's getting where I can't even make a decent cup at home for that.

Just to be adding a comment, remember that a person with 2 posts might have several thousand over on another firearms forum.

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Old August 3, 2006, 10:08 PM   #21
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This is actually one of the best "tame" (if you want to put a label on it)/ ladies and gentleman firearm sights there are out there nowadays.....one of the couple that I open daily to check out. Many forums started nicely, but have made a turn for the gutter, trolling, and just generally bad manners and form. I've deleted many from my favorites at this point, never to see them again. This sight is packed with the best group of people and wealth of knowledge bar none! Very casual, with at least a barometer of decency.
+1 for TFL!
I for one applaud the mods for keeping a firm grip on it, lest it become just more internet fodder. This site is the best "value" I've seen to date.
*With that in mind....is it about time for a contribution drive to the forum, to keep it going as we appreciate it today?
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Old August 4, 2006, 05:18 AM   #22
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TFL and the Ruger forum are the two I browse

along with Packing Dot Orge... which got pretty wierd the last month but has calmed down. Some one had a vendetta or something and kept putting trash on the site. ruger forum is a lot tamer than this one....mostly old geezer collectors but lots of good info on Rugers.

I was surprised when I started participating that there weren't more 'knut jobs' on these list. Most folks seem pretty up front and helpful. But then I'm one of those evil liberals .... yep a conservative's worse nightmare... a gun toten' liberal.
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Old August 4, 2006, 06:18 PM   #23
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Pay and benefits? Haw, haw! Now, in reality the benefits are right here and though they may not be tangible benefits, they are benefits, nontheless. You have to want to do this.

Back on topic ... maas hit on it. Now and then a long time lurking member will make his/her first post and you wonder why they waited so long to join in. You think there's a lot of knowledge on this board? You're right. But if you had any idea of the talent here that chooses to not post and get mixed up with some of the stuff they see on this board today, I'd venture to say you would all be astounded.

Think about it. Authors, radio personalities, industry executives, factory reps, well known gun rights organizations, politicians, government staffers ... many from these walks of life are registered but have never posted and even more lurk and read here without registering. But most of them that used to come here, don't any more. Why would these successful, knowledgeable and in some cases influential, people jump into a thread titled, "OKOK choose my next gun!" or "hey, did I mess up?" or "which one should I get .45 or 9mm?" or "will .22 Mag stop a bear?"?? They need knowledge and they have knowledge to share. They are willing to share if we are willing to listen. But as long as we are worried about post count and who's a senior member and credibility is tied to those, we'll never know what we are missing.
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Old August 4, 2006, 07:13 PM   #24
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Yeah but senior member ask smarter questions. Observe.........
If you were traveling through space like really really fast and you took a shot at a space goat 20yds in front of you would the speed you were going overtake the speed of the bullet causing you to shoot yourself? Or would the speed you were going exceed the speed of the bullet so far that the gun would blow up? Or would you overtake the bullet, shoot yourself, and crash into the space goat causing a catostrophic disruption in space and time so severe that your head would simply explode? And would this make the space goat so angry that he would lead a massive space goat offensive against earth and destroy life as we know it?
No seriously I respect all forum users the same without taking junior or senior member ranking into account. Who knows if the junior member has been a gun smith, etc. for the last 20 years and is just new to the forum?
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Old August 4, 2006, 09:07 PM   #25
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I'm all for removal of postcount and postcount based titles.
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