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The High Road or The Firing Line?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Matt King, Apr 25, 2006.

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  1. Matt King

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    Which do you think is a better site? Personally I love both of them:) , But I am just wondering which you think is better.
     
  2. Dan M.

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    It may be my imagination (both sites are so similar), but I think there is more of an "I'm ready to shoot anybody anytime" attitude at TFL, at least currently. It's not prevalent, just seems more evident than it does here. And Mas Ayoob posts more often here. Then again, some folks might take that as a negative. Not me. There are great mods at both sites. I like both and check both of them regularly.
     
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    The forums that I haunt here certainly seems to be frequented by more technically savvy gunowners than can be said for other sites. <shrug> Spending time at TFL makes my head hurt, most times these days...
     
  4. GTSteve03

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    I'd say they're both head and shoulders above a certain Talk forum about a certain Austrian pistol that starts with a G... :evil:
     
  5. sm

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    For new folks, I suggest you read a bit on both sites...you might just find some of the same folks, same staff, and not necessarily using the same usernames. :D

    I like it when the same moderator is bashed on one site, praised on the other by the same member...:p

    Me...I've been enjoying the view from a porch and reading some law files written by a critter from the Lone Star State...*snort*
     
  6. Stiletto Null

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    Well, I haven't checked in at The Firing Line in a while. THR seems to be more highbrow.

    I have THR and TFL for my general gun-only discussion, The Other Side for my more social discussion (although there's also an impressive amount of arcane knowledge over there) or for probing new subjects, and Surplusrifle for specific milsurp issues.
     
  7. Black Majik

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    I just like the colors of THR better, the Firingline hurts my eyes. :D
     
  8. Eleven Mike

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    You can customize the display here, perhaps you can there.
     
  9. cosine

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    Both sites are great, and I'm registered at both sites with the same username, but for some reason I gravitate more readily to THR. I usually check TFL once or twice a week, while I usually check THR several times per day.
     
  10. Byron

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    I am a member of both and frequented both. One thread I was on at TFL was closed by the moderator because he did not like it. It was not obscene or rude but several did come to the point in challenging one who seemed to be an "expert" but never establish his credibility.I did not care for the censureship and have not been back. Byron
     
  11. Larry Ashcraft

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    I joined TFL in 2001 but always felt like the outsider, the new guy. When Oleg opened this site I immediately joined (member #145) and decided to be active and one of the "group".

    I still visit TFL a couple times a day, but consider THR my home.
     
  12. hso

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    For you noobs, the sites each came from the other and respect each other very much. TFL got to the point where everything that was worth saying had been said 3 times over. The operator decided to close the forum and leave the library open for folks to use as a reference resource. While that was a great service to the gunowning community it left a bunch of folks without a favorite hang out and with the AWB still stinging there were enough folks wanting another place to meet and talk about RKBA and guns. Oleg and Derek were more than kind enough to open this "home for wayward gun nuts" and gave the people in the gun community that were interested in a civil place to meet a hangout. Eventually TFL opened it's "doors" again and now we've got the two finest online firearms forums in the world available for folks to participate in!

    The huge influx of new members at THR lately, note the first 2 posters are April join dates, have brought tons of folks in from the hinterlands. As such we have a lot of new folks that have only been here a couple of weeks or months and are still feeling their way around the party and haven't learned that the "kill'em all" approach is equivalent to adolescence on THR and TFL. Eventually they'll realize it's not what folks here believe and will either stay stuck in childhood or mesh with the community and be great contributing members.
     
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  13. NineseveN

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    Both THR and TFL are great places to discuss firearms, tactics and the like, but I personally consider THR my home away from home (because my forums are my home of course ;) )
     
  14. Mulliga

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    hso said it best. We don't do forum wars here. ;)
     
  15. 1911JMB

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    TFL seems more thread lock happy. Just the same, TFL and THR are great sites that shooters should be greatful for. These sites are free, and can provide far more info than an extensive magazine collection at a moments notice. I don't think we have room to complain on this one.
     
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    hso, no offense my friend, but I didn't trip over the pull cord on the Skeet field just yesterday you know. ;)

    Yes we have forum wars
    . A little known fact that Rich, Oleg, and other Forums did not think I knew about...but I do. I may not be smart, don't mean I am stupid. I have stated I work at reading my surroundings, paying attention, being aware...

    There exists a Competition between Forums, gets kind of heated, razzing, serious bragging rights...

    Who can spot Gunkid's newest alias the fastest and boot off the board the quickest.


    Sub-Catagory for the Admin, Staff, or Mod indvidual of respective board that does this.

    Last I recall Rich had to send Oleg Shiner Bock, Justin got a big bag of Wasebi Peas.

    Didn't think I knew about that either - did you? Ha!

    :D :D

    Other than that minor War, none b/t forums.

    What do I win for noticing this? :p

    See I are smart ain't I ?
     
  17. SouthpawShootr

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    I prefer THR. I might visit TFL a few times a week, but that only when nothing I see interests me on THR. I think TFL is still suffering from afteraffects of their long shutdown and absence from from the gunboard scene. Traffic seems to be picking up over there but I doubt it's even close to this one. Both useful resources IMO.
     
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    I'm not really a "feelings" kind of guy, bu I feel more at home here.
     
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    I like both of them, have learned a great deal on both forums, and like to think that in some small way, I have contributed to the intelligent discourse on both forums.
     
  20. PinnedAndRecessed

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    They're both useful, at times.

    They also both attract a certain immature attention seeking audience. THR more than the other, I think. (No names, please.)

    I don't like the political/immoral thrust of either, at times, however.

    But they also both host some genuine gun experts.

    And, yes, both forums sometimes practice too much censorship. Also, at times, not enough censorship.
     
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    Hehe, I think he might be back on my forum soon....:banghead:
     
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    Gunboards.com :evil:
     
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    I feel more at home here.
     
  24. hso

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    Tracking down Gunkid in his endless mutations isn't a competition. It's a service to mankind with 2 cyber civic communities working furiously to end the species once and for all!:scrutiny:
     
  25. Bigreno

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    Both are great boards. I am a member on both. However the filtering software at work won't allow me to view TFL so most of my time is spent here.

    ...that's right. The computers at the Sheriff's Dept. can't access sites having to do with (guns/bombs/explosives). God, I love this place.:banghead:
     
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