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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,748 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    I think the board is just going through the expected growing pains associated with a massive series of changes that nobody really saw coming.

    Nobody expected the board to go down for a month straight.

    Nobody expected the entire archive to dissapear.

    Nobody expected Dan J. to pass away.

    Nobody expected Scott to depart so suddenly.

    Nobody expected to see one of the most villified shows on the forum become an intergral part of the parent company's business concept.

    Now, think about that. That is a TON of change in just a few short months. No way we'd get through all of that without some kickback In the end, I think folks will adjust and, most will respond to the new order of things. That goes for both the members and the leadership.

    Speaking of those two entities, there's something that needs pointing out. For the leadership, the hostility you are seeing just part of what's great about this board. While it sucks to try to break through, you have to realize that it's nothing more than a healthy defense mechanism that has protected this place for years. Some folks might not know this: back in the day I remember Dan telling me (I want to say in a PM I sent him regarding a real mall-ninja jackwagon who was spouting off like the Dalai Lama of guns) that he was going to let the members kick this particular guy around for a little while longer before banning him. He understood that no fast banning would be as effective at keeping a numbskull from trying to re-join under a new screen name better than letting this fraternity of shooters burn him at the stake and then piss on his corpse. That same wolf pack mentality has quickly dispatched many anal orifices in the course of this forum's history. Again, it may suck now, but if you grow into it, it will suit your needs better than you realize.

    :agree:

    Dan knew when to be diplomatic, when to :whip2: and when to :banned:

    You don't start off....

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Ain't no haint gonna run Big Chief off, I'll be right here when the morning comes...........he drank hot grease from the frying pan...........

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExfhYQFaSt0&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=857UlAih2PI&feature=related
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • hisnhers1911hisnhers1911 New Member Posts: 17 New Member
    “Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak”~Thomas Carlyle


    Just sayin....
    Nic
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,951 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    I'm here.

    Well, we know you can't grow a pair.

    Finally saved up for the neuticles?
    I'm just here for snark.
  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 814 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    I'm here.

    Just knowing this will keep me here a while longer!!
  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    :applause::group::hug::love: Thats a pretty good inspirational speech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ain't really taught anyone here anything, but I sure have learned a lot here..... I joined here in 1999 when the G & A board was first getting started, and I got a lot of help with guns, post ammo reloading, etc. political education etc. I will miss Dan J. I have seen a few members come and go here and sadly pass on... I will stay.:usa: This is the best gun and ammo board around!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Well, we know you can't grow a pair.

    No, it's because I physically CAN'T walk away, not with this "baggage". I've no choice but to stay, 's, stupid TV reality show blogs and all.
  • ken55ken55 Senior Member Posts: 782 Senior Member
    Well said, my friend. I'm with you. How about we just ignore the new guy - and the crappy TV show - and stick with what all of us are here for?
  • LerchessLerchess Senior Member Posts: 550 Senior Member
    Thank you BP for posting that! I'm more of a reader than a poster, but I've been here since 2003 (started out as High Tower and switched during one of the forum changes) and quite frankly all of this PMSey whining seems a bit out of control. How on earth can a reality show blog cause so much drama that it over rides the point of this forum? Work up some new loads, rebarrel something, take your kids shooting and put up pictures of their targets, etc...to me that is what the forum is about.
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Thinking about the many sharp comments we've seen here lately, I believe it's a good thing! It means that the members actually care about this forum and want it to be the best. The energy shown in their strong comments is proof positive of how they value this platform and want it to remain strong.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Kind of makes me wish I had been paying attention.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 8,103 Senior Member
    I'm with ya,

    at least up to the Cheeto munching Nancy boy group hug parts..................:queen:
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,747 Senior Member
    I'm with ya,

    at least up to the Cheeto munching Nancy boy group hug parts..................:queen:
    +1 :up:

    Ok, if everyone has had a good cry....................(self-moderating is painful), let's get back to the business at hand.

    Afterall, Sons Of Guns and Ammo Entertainment ain't worth it.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,951 Senior Member
    SOGAE?

    Pronounced So Ghey?
    I'm just here for snark.
  • wookiewookie Member Posts: 128 Member
    What Ken said. No one would miss me if I left. But I would miss out on alot of good reading. Just for the record I think the TV show is stupid. But I have been here before the marshal was here. I remember the fights and the bull that went on that is why I stopped come here for a long time. SO BP scute your butt over and pass me a beer and the popcorn I ain't skeed of now new kid on the block.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    So has anyone actually left the forum because of the new management:uhm:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    So has anyone actually left the forum because of the new management:uhm:

    ADRidge said he was. Other than that, a lot of empty words.

    I remember I "left" one time as well. No one missed me, so I figured I'd better start posting again. :tooth:
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    "I remember I "left" one time as well. No one missed me, so I figured I'd better start posting again."

    **************************************************************************

    I remember I "left" one time as well. No one missed me, so I figured I'd better start posing again.

    There ! fixed it for yah !!!! :tooth:
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,175 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    So has anyone actually left the forum because of the new management:uhm:
    I left once----then my right hand got better after I started shooting .327 :blah:
  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 814 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    So has anyone actually left the forum because of the new management:uhm:

    Teach has left.
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    Kind of makes me wish I had been paying attention.

    Really!
    Did I miss something?
    What the heck is going on?
    What's all the hubbub , bub?
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Teach has left.

    I've seen Teach reading some threads so please don't jump to conclusions on that. I know he is hurt with good reason and hope he'll over look somethings cause there are to many here (99.9% of us) who care about him, need his guidance and would miss the knowlegde he gives ...
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    I have been watching these threads with a bit of concern, and so far have opted to stay out of the fray until things calmed down. BPSniper makes some excellent points, and for my 2¢ I have to count myself among the members who are staying.

    It has been a tremendously difficult last few months, as has already been stated. Scott is a good friend of mine, and assures me that Ben is good to go, and while there will have to be a period of adjustment to the "new normal," that's good enough for me.

    All of us here - Ben included - are still getting used to the tremendous changes that have been forced upon us. I will be staying, if for no other reason than to help maintain the quality and family focus that has made this forum my online home-away-from-home. Some of my best friends I have made here, and I won't walk away that easily.

    Here endeth the sermon.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    mkk41 wrote: »
    Really!
    Did I miss something?
    What the heck is going on?
    What's all the hubbub , bub?

    The new guy threating to ban folks if you bring up Scott's departure.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • Mark in WVMark in WV New Member Posts: 1 New Member
    Some of us are still read here but never registered for the new forum.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    The new guy threating to ban folks if you bring up Scott's departure.

    I think this is due to a lot of misunderstanding, and has since been recanted.

    Teach made an offhand comment about why Scott left. It wasn't meant as a criticism of Scott, or in any way to demean him or attack his character. Ben, being new, and not knowing how to take the comments, interpreted it as a personal attack on Scott. He reacted, or rather over-reacted, and threatened to ban anyone who brought up Scott's departure. He has since backed off of that position and admitted to over-reacting.

    The irony is that no one was attacking Scott, and all of us have high regard for him, including Ben.

    I think there's been a lot of over-reacting lately, and it would be good for all of us to calm down and back off a bit. I'm willing to give Ben a chance to prove himself, as most of us seem to be.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,772 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »

    I think there's been a lot of over-reacting lately, and it would be good for all of us to calm down and back off a bit.

    I recently read in another post in another thread where one member (wish I remembered who, since it's sigline worthy) quoted his grandfather as saying, "Now, the most important thing, son, is to not get overly excited".

    Sound advice, methinks.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • NyGunownerNyGunowner Banned Posts: 328 Member
    Buford wrote: »
    The new guy threating to ban folks if you bring up Scott's departure.

    Dunno why, but a certain line from a Skynard song popped into my head when I read that..... The same tune talks about old Neil......
  • FishnTimFishnTim New Member Posts: 24 New Member
    Thank you BP - I'm still here everyday, posting little, but always learning something new about shooting, hunting, and more than fair dose of human decency thrown in to boot. I agree this is one of the best places on the 'net.
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