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opaww 08-13-2011 10:30 AM

Forum good people and A-holes
On any forum you go to you will find good people and A-holes. This forum is no different; the mods try and weed out the A-hole types before they do much damage. Sometimes we miss one or two or maybe they were A-holes because the OP was an A-hole.

All one really needs to get along in this forum is a somewhat thick skin, a sense of hummer, and a common bond of gun ownership and/or support. This is not exclusively a conservative forum; we do have a few liberals who enjoy the common bond with us all. Not everyone will see eye to eye on every issue we discuss, post, and/or debate. Having a diversity of views is what helps the debate and makes for a good forum.

We almost have Yunus and Ploofy converted though, just kidding guys.

There are a lot of forum sub-forums and if a subject does not appeal to you for debate or posting an opinion then by all means do not participate in it. If you find a subject fascinating, then jump in with both feet. We donít bite to hard just a little nibble is all. Sometimes a discussion will get a little heated but all you got to do is take a deep breath, relax, and attempt to say how you feel and/or your opinion.

I would like to see the topic stay on topic a lot more but that is almost a miracle to do at times. Last but not least a worm welcome to all new member who have joined and will join.

P.S. if youíre female and single who likes older men I am available.


winds-of-change 08-13-2011 10:36 AM

Well said, Opaww. I tend to accept all kinds of opinions whether I agree with them or not. Every rare once in a while someone says something that REALLY rubs me the wrong way and I'll jump in. And if it bothers me enough to want to jump in, it is usually a post I report to the Mods, too. But normally I'm not very argumentative nor looking for a fight.

I usually refuse to discuss politics or religion........particularly on an open forum like this. I'm just here to learn about guns, make some friends, find some shooting partners, etc.

AcidFlashGordon 08-13-2011 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 562102)
I usually refuse to discuss politics or religion........particularly on an open forum like this.

Those are the 2 subjects that, over all my time on this planet, have shown to me provides the most proclivity to promote arguments. I will crack "wise" on some posts and on others try to give an honest response, albeit sometimes emotional (depending on the subject matter), but I attempt to NOT be an a**hole. I don't always succeed but then none of us are perfect and I fall far from that arena of thought.

I can also spew the bulls**t with the best of them and occasionally exhibit that "skill" too.....;)

danf_fl 08-13-2011 03:50 PM

Everybody has an opinion, and I am of no exception.

For the most part, I'll say it as I see it. To keep a thread going because you disagree with someone does not help to clarify your position.

Ploofy 08-13-2011 04:06 PM

That was an awesome post. Thumbs up.

bkt 08-13-2011 04:32 PM

Good post, opaww. Being civil is important and we try to keep folks in line in that regard. It doesn't always work out, though. As a general rule, if you wouldn't say if face-to-face, don't post it. People tend to grow really big balls sitting at a keyboard.

As for staying on topic...good luck with that. Threads can stray all over the damn place and that's OK if the material is interesting and useful. We don't have a lot of threads here start out interesting and devolve into total nonsense with absolutely no value; we do try to kick threads back into play if they go into the weeds.

Buckeyeborn 08-13-2011 05:37 PM

Thanks to all the mods for the thankless work you do Bucky

rigjumpr 08-13-2011 05:41 PM

allow me to chime in, an outstanding OP. I agree, that in an open fourm we have the opportunity to come in contact with some that we will never see eye to eye, no matter what the subject is.

although I have not been a member of this fourm very long. I have always tryed to be respectful, and will continue to do so. even if my "A" type personality and passion on some issues normaly gets me into some heated debates. But it is all done with intended respect.

LONGHAIR 08-13-2011 06:14 PM

To me Respect gets you Respect....or like opaww said have thick-skin....I agree to disagree on any topic....That's what makes the world go around........I really like this Forum and been hanging-around since last Sept....I think it's about time I join....I was just waiting,and lost track of time I guess.....Anyway....This is one of three forums I talk and chat on and is by far the best....X D and are the others and I feel more at home here then either of those two......We need more people to come-up with more topics in the CLUB-HOUSE...????......Just-Saying...........I will say on one of the Harley-Davidson Forums,in there Club-House people are talking and chatting about so many topics at once it can get CRAZY....but it's cool at the same time......O K It's time to go shooting now...BYE.........

c3shooter 08-13-2011 06:17 PM

Good OP. Myself, I try to pick my battles. I have enough kids/grandkids that I need to have understand the words "That is stupid, and it is going to hurt you." When there is someone that I am NOT related to on a forum that falls into the same category, I will offer my opinion, hopefully in a non-hurtful way.

If they chose to ignore it, so what? Their choice, and so long as it does not affect me, not my problem. If someone wants to make insulting remarks to me, I shall be forced to sit in a corner all night and whimper.

Naw, that ain't gonna happen. Cutting remarks do not need stitches, and it is really not important. If someone is looking for knowledge, it is important that they get it.

Among other things, I teach presentation skills. One of my rules for presenters is stay away from sex, politics, and religion- unless your topic is sex, politics, or religion. Becomes a barrier to communication.

Excuse please- was up early, have worked hard, time for beer and nap. See y'all later.

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