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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. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator Staff Member

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    whipper - If you want to try again, I have sent the activation email to you from TFL. Your email there is the same as it is here, so the address itself shouldn't have been the problem. Let me know via PM if you don't receive it.
     
  2. Heraclid

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    TFL has been a little better source for a newb like me to dredge up information. I do not think this has been for any other reason than that they have just had more discussion of what I in particular have been looking for. This site is also excellent. I habitually check both and some times spend more time reading here than there too. I find both sites to be very civilized, and TFL is just fine in that regard if you ask me, but then that's coming from someone who has seen some from way on the other end of the spectrum. I will say that THR may be a little better in that regard, though. I would like to add that on both sites I am mightily impressed - I have found the members of each to be above par.
     
  3. blacksuit

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    thr

    This is the top gun forum IMO. It feels like home and there doesn't seems to be as many jackasses here...lol

    Shawn
     
  4. Lennyjoe

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    Born and raised TFL but when they closed the doors I moved here and have been happy since. Seldomly ever go to TFL anymore.
     
  5. 1 old 0311

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    TFL is the site for mall ninjas.

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  6. Razor

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    Same here.
     
  7. Graystar

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    That pretty much says it all. That's certainly how I found THR. Back then THR membership paled in comparison to TFL. But now THR has more active members, and that contributes to a more active forum.

    But the thing that makes the biggest difference for me is the THR’s “high road” philosophy and moderator commitment to keeping things civil. I think that gives the forum a nice overall “feel” that I like.
     
  8. Spiphel Rike

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    "But the thing that makes the biggest difference for me is the THR’s “high road” philosophy and moderator commitment to keeping things civil. I think that gives the forum a nice overall “feel” that I like."

    Makes it a bit easier for the uninformed to settle in to. Much better place to send them than GD on arfcom :barf:
     
  9. John G

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    THR is the primary, TFL is the backup. I use both when performing a search.
     
  10. Stiletto Null

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    I actually send newbies to The Other Side first. We're a pretty chatty bunch, lots of good info and a good bit of casualness thrown in.
     
  11. Mannlicher

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    I don't have a preference for one over the other. I was on TFL for a long time before THR started, and I was one of the first here.
    Both forums seem to cater to folks who either A. don't know beans about guns and shooting, or B. Pontificate and present a 'holier than thou' attitude when posting replys. There are a lot of posts on both forums that seem to have been initiated just so the poster can see his name in print. The endless "which is better" threads, and the whacky 'scenerio' threads get tiresome on both fourms.
    Having said that though, I like hanging out in these gun friendly forums. I learn a lot, and I have met some really nice folks.
    I appreciate the time, money, and effort both Rich and Oleg have put into these venues.
     
  12. gitarmac

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    I really loved tfl, then it closed. I recently found out that it had opened again and went to visit. It didn't seem to get a lot of action and some threads were locked and I couldn't figure out why.

    I just discovered this one a few months ago, It reminds me of what tfl used to be.

    I also like glocktalk and ar15.com. ar15.com gets more traffic than any board I go to, no matter what the topic. Have a drywall question - post it on ar15 and it will get answered in a matter of seconds. Refridgerators, cars, aquariums, dogs that eat toys, music, home repair, property lines, what not to do with a fish, circumcisions, poop, all get answered in a matter of seconds. Of course you may not like the answer but that's the price you pay. It's not the place to go if you are sensitive or thin skinned. I don't have much of a life with the hours I work so it's my main source of entertainment. I like that there are a variety of boards I can go to, according to my mood.

    I don't even have an ar15.
     
  13. CajunBass

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    I wasn't aware there was supposed to be any difference in the two. I've never noticed it, other than a few different people.

    I read a lot of gun forums. I post on several. Some of the people are intelligent and agree with me. :D Others I'm not too sure about. :neener: I'm sure a lot of people think the same about me. :what:

    Either way, I'm too old and lazy to argue for very long. After all, this is just the internet. It ain't real.

    (Actually this little guy :what: is one thing I really like about THR.)
     
  14. tegemu

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    I used to like the both of them about equally but since The High Road. on my computer, is often maddeningly slow, it is falling out of favor with me. When it is super slow I just get out of it and go elsewhere.
     
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    Haven't been able to get on TFL for the last couple of days.

    Wassup? Anyone know?
     
  16. choochboost

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    I have regarded both sites highly and always preferred TFL, but now I prefer THR. Seems to be more action on THR lately and better threads as well.

    Check your bulk mail folder. It gets me every time.:confused:
     
  17. 22-rimfire

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    I find myself coming to THR more than the Firing Line. I float back and forth. Not very much into the AR stuff, but the more I read, the more I am leaning toward buying one. That is what makes the sites interesting. Different ideas and priorities. I like the 24hr Campfire Forum quite a bit for hunting topics, Sixgunner for revolvers, and the Colt Forum for Colts specifically. Now you know where I post.
     
  18. buzz_knox

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    TFL and THR are pretty much the same. People who prefer THR will find excuses for their preferences. Ask the same question at TFL, and you'll find them doing the same, probably with a modification of excuses to include "too uptight other places for me." If you get above the preferences, you start seeing the same questions, problems, attributes, benefits, BS, etc. on both.
     
  19. Lone_Gunman

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    I have pretty much stopped going to TFL, unless I am looking for some technical answer that can't get answered at THR (a rare event).

    My main reason for stopping going to TFL relates to Hurricane Katrina. The owner of TFL was emphatic that guns were not being confiscated there, and that the threads pertaining to that were just internet rumor and lies. Those threads were immediately closed, even as consfiscation was occurring. Even in the face of video evidence, gun confiscation threads were closed. I have never understood that.
     
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    I'm another Dec 2002 refuge from TFL. I spend a lot more time here than there but TFL is still a good resource. I don't get into the politics at any web site.
     
  21. stratus

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    It never occurred to me to pick one over the other; as a rule, TFL is where I post and THR is where I lurk, but um, I go through phases, I'll look up in a month and have 1000 posts here or something.
     
  22. atlctyslkr

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    TFL seems to always be down. Also the moderators are quick to close a thread instead of letting it die naturally. If a thread is getting alot of traffic then it might be worth letting it ride instead of shutting it based on the oppinions of a few. I think a thread should stay unless it is threatening or demeaning.
     
  23. CAS700850

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    When i started posting here at THR, I was accepted without question or hesitation. After a short while, I found that my opinions were valued, even though I was a damned prosecutor out to violate people's civil rights. :neener:

    I frankly never saw the need to go anyplace else, so I haven't.
     
  24. Robert J McElwain

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    I like both, but prefer High Road because it let's me read and write in larger font. That's important for some of us who can remember Pearl Harbor.:eek:

    Bob

     
  25. Vitamin G

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    I surf THR more because there's nothing obviously firearms related in the title, and i work alot.
    I surf TFL more at home... well... because i already surfed THR all day...
     
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