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Where has all the members gone?
« on: October 15, 2021, 04:24:06 pm »
Only 2 people posted yesterday and one today by 4:20pm.  I know there a couple of members that are very annoying but are they driving everyone away?  What is happening with this Forum?

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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 05:25:11 pm »
    It ebbs and flows.  Seems like someone asks that question every year about this time.  Basically the weather has gotten nice and there's a ton of stuff to do.  People are getting away from the keyboard and doing stuff.
    The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.
    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 07:56:58 pm »
    It ebbs and flows.  Seems like someone asks that question every year about this time.  Basically the weather has gotten nice and there's a ton of stuff to do.  People are getting away from the keyboard and doing stuff.

    This exactly.. there is a lot of events going on right now in Arizona..
    That mixed with the weather being absolutely tucking beautiful, people are actually enjoying the outdoors.
    I know that all the long offroad trails have been packed lately with the cool down.
    Hiking has picked up..
    Wives are making their husbands decorate the outside with fall shit..

    It’s normal… just like your complaining about the forums every couple weeks
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 09:30:49 pm »
    I peek in several times a day.
    I try to read and keep my trap shut.

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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #4 on: October 16, 2021, 07:44:23 am »
    Personally, i think a big part of it is the format. Just not mobile friendly. For whatever reasons... doesn't matter.  It just isnt.
    The other forum i am on most of the time has several AZ folks that are/were on this forum.  They post all the time.
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #5 on: October 16, 2021, 08:18:50 am »
    I'm a recent member...haven't moved to AZ but will next year.  I stop by the Forum daily to see if there's any discussions going on that I find interesting.  I'll be in AZ for a week soon and plan on hitting the gun sho in Wickenburg just to see how AZ gunshots are.  They gotta be better than here in Marylandstan.
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #6 on: October 16, 2021, 08:28:08 am »
    I am also still on Calguns. +/- 1,000 new threads/replies every day. Granted, I only look at 2-3% of them.
    I'm on another firearm forum that has maybe 10 posts a week.
    Quality vs quantity.

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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #7 on: October 16, 2021, 12:09:14 pm »
    Only 2 people posted yesterday and one today by 4:20pm.  I know there a couple of members that are very annoying but are they driving everyone away?  What is happening with this Forum?

    An easy assumption to make would be that many of the people who participate on this forum have lives outside of this forum.  :-P
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #8 on: October 16, 2021, 09:29:32 pm »
    Probably many reasons why, the weather is nice, people traveling / out on vacation, life gets busy, etc. I check in about every day to see what's going on and to see what's new.  :thumbup

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    « Reply #9 on: October 17, 2021, 06:39:01 am »
    Personally, i think a big part of it is the format. Just not mobile friendly. For whatever reasons... doesn't matter.  It just isnt.
    The other forum i am on most of the time has several AZ folks that are/were on this forum.  They post all the time.

    That right there...
    Facebook cornered the market on "groups" and basically rendered a lot of forums obsolete.  Who wants to manage servers and software and all of that when FB does it for free.  Plus it is very mobile friendly.
    The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.
    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #10 on: October 17, 2021, 08:29:37 am »
    That right there...
    Facebook cornered the market on "groups" and basically rendered a lot of forums obsolete.  Who wants to manage servers and software and all of that when FB does it for free.  Plus it is very mobile friendly.

    Hmmmmm… to the Admin forum!
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #11 on: October 17, 2021, 10:47:38 am »
    Facebook is a sewer.  I stay away from it...I'm sure it has some redeeming features but none for me.
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #12 on: October 17, 2021, 11:41:12 am »
    This is the second time you've created a thread about others not creating threads or posting. Have you thought about creating threads about shooting related topics that you find interesting?

    That's sorta how these things work man.
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #13 on: October 17, 2021, 11:58:50 am »
    I stopped posting as I find this forum too micromanaged and concerned with "tone" and safe spaces. I'll just lurk for the marketplace.
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #14 on: October 17, 2021, 12:12:18 pm »
    I stopped posting as I find this forum too micromanaged and concerned with "tone" and safe spaces. I'll just lurk for the marketplace.
    Only thing we slowed down was the rhetoric of the political posts.
    This is a gun forum, not a political one.

    While I do understand that politics and guns do coexist…. A lot of what was being posted and brought up.. was not needed in a gun forum..
    Personal attacks aren’t allowed either 😉
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #15 on: October 17, 2021, 02:00:18 pm »
    I stopped posting as I find this forum too micromanaged and concerned with "tone" and safe spaces. I'll just lurk for the marketplace.
    I am sorry to hear that.  I found your contributions very good.

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    « Reply #16 on: October 17, 2021, 02:53:00 pm »
    Only thing we slowed down was the rhetoric of the political posts.
    This is a gun forum, not a political one.

    While I do understand that politics and guns do coexist…. A lot of what was being posted and brought up.. was not needed in a gun forum..
    Personal attacks aren’t allowed either 😉

    I'm on the Colt Forum and a couple of car forums...no politics, religion or personal attacks are allowed.  Violating those rules will get you the ban hammer for a week or more.  Members are usually very polite subject-wise and personally.  It works.  I'm also on the Maryland Shooters Forum...extremely active and pretty much the Wild West...just about anything goes...and there's enough knuckleheads that abuse it and keyboard commandos that know everything and try to impress everyone with that.  There's also enough thoughtful and knowledgeable people there to keep things interesting.

    I'm new here and would prefer to see it remain polite and interesting. 
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #17 on: October 17, 2021, 03:40:13 pm »
    I peek in several times a day.
    I try to read and keep my trap shut.

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    Same here. I think most of us do to be honest. I'll try to add more content but it's hard to find something that hasn't already been discussed here or there.
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #18 on: October 17, 2021, 04:17:54 pm »
    I used to be a member on one of the 1911 forums. Their rules were so strict that I once got temporarily banned for responding to new member introductions in the freakin new member forum.

    Sadly there are a lot of gun forums that are infinitely more strict in their interpretation of the rules than we are. Personally, if I really wanted to wade knee deep into the political quagmire I'd create myself an account on Fakebook and Twatter. I kind of like the fact that the preferred focus here is on guns rather than on the idiots and ideologues that run this country.
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #19 on: October 17, 2021, 05:23:26 pm »
    Everything is sounding like this forum needs to be updated and redone. One of the best designed, administrated and moderated that I have seen is the "TJ Wrangler Forum" done by Chris.   

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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #20 on: October 17, 2021, 05:31:28 pm »
    Oh, and I forgot to say user friendly.

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    « Reply #21 on: October 17, 2021, 06:02:49 pm »
    So kind of you to ask where I went this weekend! I was out camping in the desert, doing off-roading and shooting type things. Enjoying the amazing weather. I shot my Henry 45-70 lever for the first time and absolutely LOVE it! Also shot my AR pistol chambered in 7.62x39 for the first time. Love it too. A buddy of mine was surprised that it was louder than my 45-70, but I wasn't, I knew it would be louder. Funny story about that AR pistol... it is brand new and I forgot to put any sort of sights on it. So my point of aim depended on the previous dust cloud from where the bullet  hit the dirt. LOL

    I personally would like more  threads about "what did you shoot this weekend and how did it go" rather than just what did you buy.
    I consider owning and shooting guns to be a fun hobby. That could also save my life or the lives of others.

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    « Reply #22 on: October 17, 2021, 06:55:56 pm »
    So kind of you to ask where I went this weekend! I was out camping in the desert, doing off-roading and shooting type things. Enjoying the amazing weather. I shot my Henry 45-70 lever for the first time and absolutely LOVE it! Also shot my AR pistol chambered in 7.62x39 for the first time. Love it too. A buddy of mine was surprised that it was louder than my 45-70, but I wasn't, I knew it would be louder. Funny story about that AR pistol... it is brand new and I forgot to put any sort of sights on it. So my point of aim depended on the previous dust cloud from where the bullet  hit the dirt. LOL

    I personally would like more  threads about "what did you shoot this weekend and how did it go" rather than just what did you buy.
    I’m about to resurrect a thread that would do just this!!!
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #23 on: October 18, 2021, 10:21:52 am »
    I nominate our esteemed colleague, 5632, for the position of moderator in charge of forum upgrades and user interface standards.  Do I hear a second?   :coffee
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    Re: Where has all the members gone?
    « Reply #24 on: October 18, 2021, 10:38:13 am »
    oh jeez oh pete, how about some ammo, gun, content, instead of the whine. :-P

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