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Every times I visit that other place, things seem less civil all the time. Almost any post will immediately bring flame and rudeness from many, many, sources. I know it is an "adult" site. But, couldn't it be a little more civil. I see much more of that here. Its puzzling. Maybe its just me...
 

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Gunco is civil, thats what attracted me.
 

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It was always rough and tumble but loaded with people worth the trouble. So many of them moved on that it was not quite worth the trouble it once was.

Official trolling was one problem and that leads to more teeny boppers than the site should have. I may visit there down the road as it settles down. The place still has great information and many fine people.
 

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I noticed that getting worse and worse as time went by before I left.

Here is a clue, I keep hearing that more and more 16-22 year olds are joining there. If you go out to car message froum or any frourm that caters to the hobbies of that group. They flame each other constantly on everything and anything all the time

I went to car forum yesterday to read up on the Pontiac GTO and to my surpise it was nothing but a bunch of Ricers flaming guys who like American iron and vice versa.

I've seen it on other forums as well on other subjects. I have to admit when I was a young man I was as dumb as a box of rocks or another one my Dad used to use on me. Big, dumb, and full of cum.

If they want the paintball crowd over there and the airsioft crowd then they are going to get that. I know the hardcore airsofters are a weird bunch. They spend almost as much on their guns as we do. Many don't even condone real firearms ownership?

Yeah, that's what I want! A gun that shoots 6mm plastic BB's 50 feet :dunno:
 

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Haven't visited there for a while, but it was the lack of civility there that drove me off. Lack of civility by some of the more immature and inarticulate members is perhaps to be expected, but then it expanded to include at least one of the administrators.

The civility of this place is quite refreshing. I did notice in one thread here a degeneration into flame wars that pretty much put a halt to discussion of the actual issues at hand, but SangRun mercifully put a halt to the thread since it was well on its way to the toilet.

So, why do you hate America, Strange Destiny, you miserable excuse for a human being?

[I find it amusing that "adult" has come to mean what I consider adolescent - e.g. gutter language and porn.]
 

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Everything is your fault Strange D. It wasn't like that over there till you showed up. :D

Actually, that is the reason I came here. I get on the internet to "shoot the bull" with some gun friendly people, much like I do when I go to the VFW, the Legion, or my local shooting club.

I'm glad to find that the Cowboy Shooting forum I've been visiting is like this one also. It isn't filled with people with hostile attitudes. And, that is a busy forum. Much busier than the one you are talking about Strange D. They just don't tolerate flame wars or people that start such stuff. I can disagree with Custer, or even our evil commie, but we don't have to go at each others throats like a bunch of junk yard dogs.

Nuff said about that from me. And, it's still your fault Strange D.
 

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I have some theories on that.
First, as Sang pointed out, there are many more teens on there than really should be. I suspect that the "Beloved Leader" of brand X is allowing this because he figures new people, who don't know the story of Joeken, SAI/informer, the many fiascos associated with group buys, ect, will be more willing to use those venues so he can generate more cash.
Second, to encourage them to come on the board, he has had to really allow the inmates to run the asylum. Vampire, for instance, wouldn't be allowed to mod any other board I've ever been to.
Third, the addition of the Airsoft/Paintball forum should tell you something-that board has NO standards. None. Posting Airsoft stuff on any other gunboard will get you severely ridiculed and probably a note from a mod telling you it's off topic. Nope, X has it's own forum for it. Anything to keep the kids happy. There is a poll going over there about the "Puke Green" look and it's running like 85% against the new look. It was so awful the cries of outrage forced them to give old look alternatives. It's still the default setting, so as to attract the younger kidz.
After the "Great Purge" of dissenting voices, there were many people there who didn't speak out, but were disgusted and angry at the "Beloved Leader" who simply voted with their feet and left voluntarily......many of whom wound up here. I suspect that some of those folks, and more of the "Banned of Brothers" wound up back over there with new user ID's. (Hey, it's not THAT hard to release your IP and pick up a new one) I won't say that they are actually trolling there, but I suspect that many of the ruder posts, and posts egging on the a-holes and pile-ons, are some of them, chumming the waters so the sharks go for the innocent swimmers.
After all, I've seen a post from the Beloved Leader himself bragging how cold-blooded his site is.
Eventually, it'll be down to the spineless, the a-holes, the clueless, and newbies.
 

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I'm so glad I left there and I have never been back. I know some guys that get banned get a new account and troll. I decided to just let that go even though I had just paid him $70 for donation for me and my Dad's account. You should hear what my Dad says, he never minces words. :D

Anyway, I know quite a few people that had just paid and been banned right after. It's too bad we couldn't band up and when it was alll happening to demand money back.

Of course they have excuses for all that and I'm sure those good guys left over there will keep turning a blind eye to what is going on. I'm glad I got out and got my reputation as a fair person back or kept it intact.

I've never banned anyone here, and the amount of people banned here can be counted on one hand. 2 of them were let back on after apologizing and making things right in some sense.
 

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Bummer that Strange Destiny trashed that site, Pogo. I learned an awful lot over there from some very savvy people before it started to go into the toilet.

Should we have a show trial for her, or just summarily send her to the gulag?
 

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SangRun Hunter said:
...people banned here can be counted on one hand. 2 of them were let back on after apologizing and making things right in some sense.
Oh, great. So you let Strange Destiny back?
 

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She is from Texas. She is a teacher.

I don't know if that is a defense or conclusive evidence of guilt.
 

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Well, I for one wasn't banned over there. I just didn't like the bother of having to wade thru a bunch of ramblings by riff raff with a chip on their shoulder in order to read the posts of people that I like hearing from. I'm glad to see a big number of them coming over here. :)

Oh, and one more thing. My anniversary date for renewing my contribution membership thingie over there is the end of January. I will continue on with a contribution on that date, but it will be in this forum.
 

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Pogo said:
Well, I for one wasn't banned over there. I just didn't like the bother of having to wade thru a bunch of ramblings by riff raff with a chip on their shoulder in order to read the posts of people that I like hearing from. I'm glad to see a big number of them coming over here. :)

Oh, and one more thing. My anniversary date for renewing my contribution membership thingie over there is the end of January. I will continue on with a contribution on that date, but it will be in this forum.
Thank you! We have had a few people do the same. It usually starts with "I was going to reup over there, but decided this place is more deserving" and for us that is a high compliment.

I know we have had a few of these bitch sessions about our past at other places and it's a distraction, but sometimes we all need to vent as well.

At least we can be civil about it.
 

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I did some quick calculations partly based on a few guesses and I figure they recently lost people who were responsible for at least 100,000 posts. These were people who made many quality posts, not just the "nice gun" or smilie stuff.

That is not good business.
 

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I did some quick calculations partly based on a few guesses and I figure they recently lost people who were responsible for at least 100,000 posts. These were people who made many quality posts, not just the "nice gun" or smilie stuff.

That is not good business.
Smeg alone accounted for 20% of that, Lupe, Pogo You and I for another 30%
 

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HA!

Just ran across THIS posted by GNS there.....This from the man who bragged on how "Cold-Blooded" his site is....

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WOW!!!!

Viragos, I am extremely happy you are getting better and recovering. Guns Network has done so much for so many members I cannot even begun to post all the stories over the years. But know if you are a member here you have thousands of brothers and sisters behind you. Some days one can be mislead into believing that a lot of our members are at each others throat due to threads concerning politics, religion, LEO's and other typical hot topics. But deep down no one wants to see our own members in a bad situation or in a bad way. I have seen the compassion from chewing out members for drinking and driving to crying with members due to a death in the family. The compassion on this website is second to none. I have seen by reading the many threads the amount of prayers being asked for, is mind boggling and humbling at the same time. The volumes of members getting behind a member in need just shows the TRUE COLORS behind Guns Network.

Seems Guns Network's family is very diverse with members from all over the world but under one roof. I do believe....I believe in the power of prayer as I too have felt the power from within this website and it can be very over whelming at times. I am thankful for everyone here who does the right thing by allowing others to lean on your shoulders! Not only is it right but it is what makes us stronger.

We are family, we are Guns Network?
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By the way, [Guns Network] is not Disneyland. It is an Adult Only website so I hope you are not offended by descriptive language.
Feel the Love - Guns Network Staff


The indiscriminate use of vulgar language is the linguistic crutch of the inarticulate motherf&^$%^r.


Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege.


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The autosig really points out the hipocrisy here, doesn't it?
 
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