Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Need New Section just for RANTS.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WALKERs210, May 2, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,342
    Location:
    Heart of Dixie - Alabama
    In my older age I have really learned to just let things roll off the back and never look back. But lately I have really had several things that make me groan and change the channel or go to a different forum for information. I don't want to have anyone reply with a "Poor ole pitiful me" just sometimes you want to get something off your chest without distracting from more important issues that are here on THR. Therefore I recommend that new sub-forum be created just for Ranting. Ok that felt better already.
     
  2. 50 cal

    50 cal Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    131
    Location:
    Illinois
    The place for rants is anywhere but the HIGH ROAD FORUMS, or so the moderators have told me.
     
  3. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1,955
    Location:
    People's Republik
    Go ahead & rant. Then somebody can rant about your rant. Then somebody else can rant about ranting on rant threads.:evil:

    I think if the rant is gun related it's OK. I could be wrong... ;)

    It needs to be a civilized, non bashing High Road style rant tho.
     
  4. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    2,791
    Location:
    Council Bluffs, Iowa
    And when they're finished reading your rant, expect the thread to be locked. That's why if I rant, I put a genuine question in with it, because when I do rant, it's usually because I'm having issues with a firearm. Any other subjects, I either find a different forum that pertains to that subject, or Facebook itself.
     
  5. The_Next_Generation

    The_Next_Generation Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    860
    Location:
    Washington State
    Sooo true. Sometimes the ranters end up getting deleted though, so be careful!
     
  6. bds

    bds Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    13,667
    Location:
    Northwest Coast
    <Rant ON>

    :cuss: :fire: :cuss::cuss: :banghead: :cuss::cuss::cuss:

    <Rant OFF>

    Thanks Fishslayer! Wow ... I feel so much better now. :D
     
  7. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011
    Messages:
    280
    Join ARFCOM. Apparently that's what they use General Discussions for over there. ;) "I keed, I keed." Seriously, I'm not forum-bashing. Half of their membership thinks that GD is for heathens.
     
  8. Kiln

    Kiln Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2,465
    This is the message I've recieved also.
     
  9. Inebriated

    Inebriated Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    3,683
    Location:
    NC
    Apparently not... they banned me for what I guess you'd call a rant. It was about them, though......
     
  10. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    33,736
    Location:
    Central PA
    :)

    Ok...I think everyone understands why we're not really going to do that, but I certainly can appreciate the need to vent sometimes.

    However, I see people "rant/vent" here every week and a surprising number of them manage to focus that energy into something useful. There's no harm in expressing your frustration (politely, in PG terms please) in a thread here, so long as there is some actionable purpose to it.

    A warning to others? A question and/or request for help/advice? That's all fine, even if you're wound up and angry about it when you start.

    Of course, it always pays to remember that something like 75% of the things folks get frustrated and angry about are started and exacerbated by misunderstandings or mistakes of their own making! Other folks, 'specially those on forums (;)) just LOOOOVE to point that out. So if you're going to rant, better have a nice thick skin and a good sense of humor, 'cause usually you're waving your own butt in the air for everyone else to come plant a good natured boot print on it! :D

    "Them doods on the news (or at my local gun shop, at this or that other internet forum, etc.) is STOOPID!11!111!!!!" isn't really something we can help you with, or that helps the board any, so please don't do that kind of thread. ;)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page