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Going to stop posting videos to the board

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by duelist1954, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Well-Known Member

    I've been giving this a lot of thought lately, and I've decided to stop posting links to my videos on the discussion boards. I put one out on the Handgun-Autoloaders board this morning, and I think it will be my last.

    I'm concerned that the community here sees posting videos as just trolling for views. Actually, I only get about 5% of my views from discussion boards. I post them here because I used to find the feedback helpful. I think it helped me make my videos better.

    But I rarely get feedback anymore, and I think I may just be annoying members by posting the links.

    Hopefully, those of you who do enjoy them are subscribers anyway.

    I'm still going to read the board, and post comments. I love this board...I always learn something...just no video posting.
  2. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Well Mike, I appreciate the sensitivity and concern you show in considering this.

    As the 'net culture continues to evolve what is "sharing" and "contributing" one year seems to become "spamming" or "drumming up hits" the next. Some folks have a way of sharing a video or other media that is really generous and appreciated (I've always found you to be strongly in that category) and some have a way of posting "teaser" links and "Click here for more!!!" type stuff that really does get under people's skin. I don't really know that a hard and fast "nettiquette" protocol has evolved yet.

    But you've always been quite welcomed to post your videos and I'll be sorry to see them not appear here any more.

    I would suggest you give yourself a link in your signature to remind folks where they can check out your latest stuff, at least. I don't want to miss it!
  3. Mictlanero

    Mictlanero Well-Known Member

    Thanks for those informative videos - very helpful stuff to neophytes like me with an 1861 navy
  4. tscmmhk

    tscmmhk Well-Known Member


    I got to tell ya that your videos have certainly helped me make the right choice when it comes to black powder weapons and accessories. Keep up the good work. I'll be checking out your YouTube videos when you post new ones.

    Thanks again for your time.

  5. wheelyfun66

    wheelyfun66 Well-Known Member

    Love your vids, and hope that you will at least post a link to where we can find you on a regular basis....
    I know you are on Youtube, but having the reminder with a link under your signature would help me to find you more often.

    Keep up the great work! Your story about your 1858 shorty and how you got into writing for gun mags is a great one......and I love that revolver!
  6. 72coupe

    72coupe Well-Known Member

    What ever you decide Mike I have appreciated the links to your videos.


    If you decide to continue as before I will watch those as well.
  7. rodwha

    rodwha Well-Known Member

    Wheely: Mind sharing a link to that? I'd love to see it! I'm in need of a shorty 1858 myself!
  8. tom e gun

    tom e gun Well-Known Member

    Hey Mike, I always enjoy checking out your videos my friend! You always have a good balance of information and a bit of humor thrown in that makes it worthwhile to watch, keep it up please :)
  9. frontiergander

    frontiergander Well-Known Member

    Ahhh i wouldnt worry about it dude. I get the same thing with my videos on other places and some just dont want help or simply think their way is better.
  10. J-Bar

    J-Bar Well-Known Member

    Feedback? You actually want feedback? Geez, who knew?

    I am always delighted to give an opinion if one is wanted. But there have been other folks who don't appreciate my opinion, whether constructive or otherwise, so I usually bite my tongue.

    So keep posting away my friend. If you want responses, I promise one for every video!!
  11. Berkley

    Berkley Well-Known Member

    I do, and I am.:)
  12. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    Mike, I hope you don't stop posting videos. I enjoy your videos very much.
    I don't comment on the vast majority of videos I watch, because I don't usually have anything worth adding, and I don't normally have any questions left after watching.
  13. Malckom

    Malckom Well-Known Member

    You can't stop now have to see the rifle finished
  14. towboat_er

    towboat_er Well-Known Member

    Keep posting em. I always watch.
  15. 72coupe

    72coupe Well-Known Member

    Mike if we weren't interested in what you are doing, we probably wouldn't interested in this forum either. That is why we are here, to learn what we don't know and what others do know.
  16. Grmlin

    Grmlin Well-Known Member

    At least post a link to where your videos are, so we can continue to watch. I also usually don't comment because I either have nothing worth adding or my questions are answered.
  17. jason41987

    jason41987 member

    +1 i agree
  18. FiveStrings

    FiveStrings Well-Known Member


    I am one of those who wish you would reconsider. I visit this forum everyday for the same reasons everyone else does. Sometimes the threads provide an array of advice on technical problems. Sometimes they are simply chatty exchanges of opinions and observations. Gun porn is always welcome. Duellist videos, in my opinion, are representative of the highest quality of material here. Because of the professional care that goes into your productions, the variety of guns you present, and the accuracy of your information, your videos always add value to the forum, so much so that perhaps they've been taken for granted.

    Your videos also demonstrate a performance standard for BP shooting that has helped me, and I suspect others, raise our game; particularly in off-hand shooting. Many of us probably shoot "in a vacuum", in other words, we're probably not members of a shooting group where we get to see what other shooters are capable of with these arms and try to compete. Watching you shoot has certainly raised the bar for me when I go to the range.

    I'm not sure I understand your reasons for not wanting to post your videos here any longer. If you plan to keep producing them, there are certainly a lot of fans on THR's Black powder board who get a lot of value from them and just never said anything. I don't think I ever did, until now.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  19. jgh4445

    jgh4445 Well-Known Member

    I'd also like to see you reconsider. I really value your vids and the time and effort you put into them. I can always be assured of getting an honest test and opinion on the different guns. Hate to see you quit.
  20. Steel Horse Rider

    Steel Horse Rider Well-Known Member

    I also would like to urge you to reconsider. I have watched most of the videos you have posted but never commented because I didn't have anything to add. I am also interested in how the flinter turns out as I am pondering such an excursion myself.

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