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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by sm, Sep 19, 2003.

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  1. sm

    sm member

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    ...why do you continue to frequent?

    I know many have read the Rules of Conduct and understand why this forum exists. I know many , like myself, were members of The Firing Line. Many belong to other forums, including firearms and RKBA, or something totally different.

    I was having an discussion about the "Technology Gap" often referred to as the " Digital Divide", and the discussion got me to thinking. Before computers and the Internet, people would gather at the town square, barber/beauty shop, coffee shop...etc., and discuss various subjects. Often many would gather with like-minded folks to share like minded views. Granted people still do, but with the 'Net , the "gathering" places have expanded. So...

    Why are you here at THR? Why do you continue to frequent?


    Oleg, Administrators, Moderators, Staff : Same question for you folks. I know many were doing these jobs at TFL, some perform similar duties on other forums. I for one appreciate all you do, I know there has to more than an occasional thank you from members for the tireless effort, time, and headaches to keep a site up and running.

    THR is a bit over nine months old...just curious, perhaps people came for one reason...continue to stay for another.
     
  2. S_O_Laban

    S_O_Laban Member

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    Good question. I am registered at many RKBA type boards and lurk at most of them on and off. This is the only board that I post at with any frequency. I think the name here says alot about why I post here and spend time reading this board. I certainly appreciate the fact that I can let my family (wife and kids) read what goes on here and not be too ashamed at what someone else posts. Most here go out of their way to be polite and clean in how they present things.Even retarded people seem to have no trouble using four letters words with some skill. It takes a better comunicator to get the message accross with out trash talk, and most here seem to do a good job. If I could find a good coffee or gun shop to hang out at, I would, but so far I find nothing to compare to THR. Just a few thoughts...
     
  3. telewinz

    telewinz Member

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    I enjoy the intelligent conversation and the diversity of thought offered by THR members. You have the wise old wisdom types through the radical emotional types. This "spread" of beliefs makes for some very interesting threads in addition to being a "thinktank" on firearms in general. The moderators seem to be pretty fair minded and tolerant. THR (like TFL) is the only forum I am a member of, the others seem second rate at best.
     
  4. NIGHTWATCH

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    One word....INFORMATION. :) When it comes to firearms, THR is the best source for fast answers IMHO.

    Its not the "warmest" forum on the net, but I respect the vision. ;) Just my 2.
     
  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Besides INFORMATION, after a hard stress full day
    it offer's a little R&R. Plus I like all the camaraderie.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  6. Border

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    Information and lively discussion! I was a TFL member but came to guns fairly recently via traditional archery if you can believe that, and need to learn, learn learn! THis is THE place!
     
  7. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

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    Because most gunshops wouldn't want me hanging around bending their collective ears and drinking their coffee all day ;)

    It is also very difficult to find so many gun aficionados in one place.

    For years I visited the newsgroups talk.politics.guns, rec.guns and tx.guns
    and found that the trolls, abuse and lack of timely responses were frustrating to say the least.

    The Firing Line and The High Road has filled the need to talk about my favorite subject.

    Maybe once in a while I can accurately answer a question or two
    and help someone else out based on my own experiences.
     
  8. mtnbkr

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    Information and Civility.

    Chris
     
  9. New_comer

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    All of the above :D :cool:
     
  10. Nando Aqui

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    Ditto all of the above -

    Why reinvent the wheel? Folks here are happy to share their experiences and knowledge, and do so in a very nice way. You can get all the information you need, and if you press the point, more than you could use in a lifetime.

    Moderators do an excellent job.

    I usually read it early in the morning, at noon, and in the evening.

    ENJOYABLE!!!

    Alex
     
  11. Lancel

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    Why I come to THR:

    I'm here for the sharing of well-spoken, interactive, moderated, firearms info and

    it's a short drive to get here, with a

    comfortable seat, or simply -

    "I came for the waters."

    Larry
     
  12. Pappy John

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    Many of my friends are familiar with guns, but few have the depth of knowledge that can be found within this forum. I could talk guns to this extent at a good gun shop perhaps, but I'm sure they'd want me to buy something or move on after a few weeks of leaning on thier display case.:D :D
     
  13. TallPine

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    Obsessive-compulsive disorder :D
     
  14. foghornl

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    INFORMATION

    Fiendly oooops friendly folks to visit

    Enlightening and frequently spirited debate

    Knowledge & experience you absolutely cannot find anywhere else

    More "points of view" on any subject than possible from any other source
     
  15. Henry Bowman

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    Addiction.
     
  16. FPrice

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    I was a member of TFL for a year or three and found the discussions to be interesting, enlightening, and very often thought-provoking. And the occassional rowdy thread helped add to the general enjoyment.

    THR seems to be carrying on that tradition. There are a number of people on this board who's opinions I respect and whom I come to for advice. Now I don't agree with everyone all the time (no one does, or should) but for the most part we can cuss and discuss in a friendly atmosphere and at least come away with a mutual respect if not complete agreement.

    I also belong to other boards but THR is the one I come back to. It seems to have the broadest representation of political and firearms-related thoughts and thus is the greatest single source of information I have found so far.

    Group hug! Group hug!
     
  17. 280PLUS

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    top quality camaraderie and information,,,

    did i spell camaraderie right???:rolleyes:

    :D
     
  18. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

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    Addiction.
     
  19. Mark Tyson

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    Because I like talking about things with people who have a common interest - namely firearms and personal freedom, which are intertwined.

    I also get ragged on for some of my other political views. But that's important too. You can't just restrict yourself to listening to people who you agree with, you have to have your views tested.
     
  20. OEF_VET

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    Broad base of knowledge, friendship, and the interesting topics. I've made some like-minded friends here in Nashville through THR and now have some folks to go to the range and gun shows with. Not to mention the non-shooting get-togethers.

    Plus, what Henry Bowman has already said a couple of times, it's an addiction. You guys are also enablers for my other addiction though, the buying guns one. I'm not complaining, just making ya'll aware.

    Frank
     
  21. Litlman

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    Why ?

    Knowledge and diversity. There are alot of really cool people here and I enjoy this forum very much. Be good...
     
  22. Jack19

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    Well, I came here mostly because this is where everyone from TFL came after it shut down.
    I stay here because people here are well behaved, the cult of personalities is minimal, and lastly, but not least, because the knowledge base here is incredible.
     
  23. Okiecruffler

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    There's a certain amount of respect here among us. Sure from time to time someone steps on someone else's toes and someone gets bent out of shape (usually some Glock Wienie :neener: ), but it never get too far out of hand, or if it starts to there's always a Mod there to shut it down. Plus, when it comes to buying a new gun, I trust you guys and gals more than I do some gun mag or the guy behind the counter.
     
  24. hillbilly

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    Of all the gun boards I've subscribed to, this is by far the most intelligent one.

    For example, I have not read one post here yet hollering about black helicopters........................

    I can't say that about many other boards I've spent some time on.

    hillbilly
     
  25. El Tejon

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    Two reasons: to annoy Tamara and so MPFreeman and I have something to talk about.:D
     
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