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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. flashman70

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    I think TFL's server is down today.
     
  2. Limeyfellow

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    I tend to limit TFL to the rifle forum and rarely one of the others. It tends to have a higher percentage of tacticool mallninja type people there for some reason, or that just could be my impressions.
     
  3. Leif

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    I don't know, Limeyfellow, I seem to see plenty of those types at both. Like Godwin's law regarding internet discussion boards and Nazis, I think anything involving firearms on a publicly accessible internet board is going to attract a fair number of the tactikewl crowd - nature of the beast, it seems. Maybe we could call it Leif's law! :D

    I find both useful, but have spent more of my time at TFL simply because I found it first.

    TFL still is down.
     
  4. tinner man

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    Robert J. McElwain

    I just bought a book about Pearl Harbor, very interesting.

    It is called "Pearl Harbor" By H.P. WILLMOTT.

    The Firing Line seems to have been down all weekend.

    :what:
     
  5. choochboost

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    I couldn't agree more. That is really annoying.
     
  6. steveracer

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    I come here for somewhat intelligent...

    ...information about guns and politics. I go to TFL to make sure I'm still normal enough to get up and put on my uniform.
    You want childish crap with lousy moderation at best? Go to arcom.
     
  7. Avizpls

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    I was browsing because of TFL being down.

    The second third and fifth posts made me decide to register here. I agree that the attitude there has drifted towards...well, I cant put my finger on it, but I think you understand.

    I hate starting at zero again. can someone just add a few thousand posts to my profile?
     
  8. Kurush

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    The way I see it TFL's more forgiving clearances allow for higher reliability in dusty and muddy environments. THR's direct gas impingement system may allow for higher accuracy, but TFL can shoot "minute of bad guy" at likely urban engagement ranges. As far as terminal effects, a TFL might expand but a THR won't shrink. Sure, TFL has a partially unsupported chamber and is made of plastic, but its lighter weight is a big bonus and it has proven reliability. Buy one of each!
     
  9. boofus

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    9mm

    no! .45
     
  10. Barr

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    I cannot say which forum is the best because both are good in their respective rights. I do however find myself spend more and more time and THR than TFL nowadays.

    TFL seems to have more flareups and conflicts over some petty things. The Moderators are also more active over there.

    THR is very active and has many of the same topics with many of the same users. There are still a few flareups and conflicts but usually are resolved before moderators become involved. The Handloading and Reloading forum over here seems to be much more active and have more participationthan at TFL. This area has been my latest concentration of interest because I am getting more entrenched in reloading. I am always trolling for new ideas and suggestions.
     
  11. Boats

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    TFL and THR are the only two firearms boards I bother to bookmark. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

    I guess the real proof of value to me is in my relative post counts, running about 10:1 for THR, not that I say that to disparage TFL. It is just that I really only go to TFL when THR is bogged down or offline altogether.
     
  12. OuTcAsT

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    I've been at TFL for a few months, decided to come over here and check it out, looks like I'll be bookmarking THR:)
     
  13. lamazza

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    I wish they would impose the "post state in title" rule at TFL
     
  14. Al Norris

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    TFL or THR... Hmm... Which one to choose? They are both excellent forums.

    TFL will appeal to some while THR will appeals to others. While the styles are similar, they do diverge - despite the fact that several moderators are part of both forums. That is to be expected, as the overall leadership (Oleg and Rich) are not completely of the same mindset.

    This doesn't mean that one is better (or worse) than the other. Just that there is a slight difference. It is perhaps because this difference is slight, that it is magnified in the minds of the individual members.

    I am on both forums and will continue to be on both forums. I find the differences enriching... It's why I continue to be a member of both forums.
     
  15. Leif

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    lamazza, that's not a bad idea. You should suggest that to them when it's back online.
     
  16. sm

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    Al Norris,

    Very well stated and I agree.

    I started with TFL , when TFL closed for a bit, I continued to use TFL as a resource...always will.

    Oleg started THR and I became a plankowner.

    Then again I have always have and continue to participate in THR and TFL in non public viewed posts, [PMs, emails, letters, telephone, in person...]

    Mr. Norris - been awhile, - hope all is well with you sir.

    Steve
     
  17. joneb

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    The BIG difference I have noticed is "The High Road" has way cooler smilies :neener: to you TFL . I came here snooping to see if the TFL server was down and it is :) I'm always wondering when I can't log on to TFL that I have been axed that seems to be a popular threat there :scrutiny: You never know when you will be joining "The firerd Line" :(
     
  18. ShootingEnthusiatist

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    I enjoy exchanging info and ideas with other members here on THR. I started out at PDO, but after multiple connection problems, I decided to look around and see what else was available. My hat's off to the folks that run this website.
     
  19. Al Norris

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    Steve, I'm fine.

    Planted my mother's ashes at my Dad's gravesite yesterday (she died last Nov.), down in Salt Lake City. Didn't know TFL was down until I came back, late last night. Good story, perhaps I'll tell it sometime.

    Whadaya mean, "been awhile?" You know me over there... I'm Antipitas over there.

    jibjab, you'll know if you get the ax. Here or there. Trust me on that one.
     
  20. joneb

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    Is there a target on my back ? someone ?
    Al sorry about your Mom
     
  21. Al Norris

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    I dunno... Turn around and let me see. :D

    And thank you. She'd been sick a long time.
     
  22. jimpeel

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    Al,

    My condolences on the loss of your mother.
     
  23. sm

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    Mr. Norris,
    I am sorry for your loss.

    Been Awhile

    Yeah I knew that, easy to spot you toting that Ithaca 37 in 20 ga :D

    Oh since I have you here...

    Antipitas needs to put his Post in regard to Meth & Gun Control [forget the exact thread title and TFL is down] in TFL Library- the one I sent you a link on drug stores doing a database on and PM-ed you about.

    Yes , that thread you had the 37 and the get banned button handy .

    Personally I feel that thread, with your excellent cites is valuable , and one that will continue to come to surface again.

    Tell Rich I said it was okay to put it in the Library :D

    I'm talented, I can stay in trouble on both THR and TFL - at the same time no less :p

    Again Condolences,

    Steve
     
  24. Al Norris

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    OK, for those that wish to know.

    Last Nov. I had just gotten back from an elk hunt, when my sister called. Mom had been ill for the last 6 moths or so and she was just ready to go. By Wed. the 16th, the Docs said gather the family. We got there on Fri. the 18th. On Sat. all the family held a little get together and talked about all the good things we remembered growing up. We said all those things most people never get the chance to say. Mom died during the night.

    Mom wanted her ashes strewn over Dad's grave, so we decided to get back together on Mothers Day 2006. This last weekend, we met again, spread some of her ashes and planted the rest under a small Cyprus at Dads head.

    All in all, it was a really good death and send-off. I haven't publicly posted anything here or at TFL, because it's not related to what the boards are meant for. Thanks for the well-wishes.

    Back on topic.

    As of this writing, TFL is still down.
     
  25. horge

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    My condolences, Al Norris.
     
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