That didn't work!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by JimRau, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The threat 'What would you do' was lock with instructions to go the 'political and controversy' form if we wish to participate, but this is a 'private' form!!! Why were we instructed to go there if we are not allowed to participate/post??????????:confused:
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    That's a supporting member forum to keep things from getting crazy by drive by trolls.
     

  3. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    You have to be a paying member to get into some of the threads and other goodies
     
  4. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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  5. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    $20/year


    :)
     
  6. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    Thank you. Guess i may ponder that after i get my vehicle worked on.
     
  7. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know that and I will probably pay the 20 just to support this site, as I have a lot of respect for what goes on here, BUT please don't instruct or invite me to a place which is off limits to me.:confused:
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Jim- so that you and others understand-

    For good and sufficient reason, a very few categories are reserved for supporting members. Last time I looked, that was $18.50 a year.

    We went thru a period of what I call the grenade attacks- a new member who did not post anything about guns or shooting- but would "drive by", hurl a grenade into a political discussion, stir up things- and drive away.

    Folks that were already members were grandfathered in, but folks that joined our merry little band at a later time were able to read- but not to post in politics, religion, conspiracy threads. They could read, but not post. However, new SUPPORTING members could.

    When a non-supporting member is posting a topic in politics, religion, conspiracy, we COULD just delete the thread. If it is a really good thread, we will try to leave it up, but move it to those categories.

    We have had FAR fewer incidents of trolls and flamers that are willing to pony up $18.50 just to stir up trouble. In short- it has been working. I would also note that several folks have EARNED a Supporting membership by WRITING a tech article for our postings here. No money needed.

    Do not want anyone to feel they are being given the runaround. It's like at the ball game. There are tickets for the box seats, and tickets for the bleachers. And all are welcome to buy a ticket for the box seats, and help keep the lights on here at Casa FTF.

    And I WOULD like to take this opportunity to deny that those funds from new Supporting members would be used to redecorate the Moderator's Lounge, Locker Room and Sauna. :rolleyes::D:p
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the reason i closed that thread is because pretty much every discussion of the florida thing leads to very heated debates and such "controversy" is reserved for the private subsection. we are primarily a gun forum not a political arena. there are some areas like the legal and activism where gun related politics ARE dicussed but anything there that gets overheated gets locked or deleted or moved.

    As C3 said if you want to participate in politics and very controversial things and religous discussion along with conspiracy and a few other topics, that is reserved for those who choose to invest in becoming a member and weeds out the bomb throwing trolls.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have to add this to C3's post, that when some topics were moved to where only SM's could post there, troll membership went down. C3 is somewhat upset as he loved smiting trolls with a passion. :(

    but rest assured C3, there will always be trolls for you to hunt.:D
     
  11. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I understand, and as I said I will buy the upgrade.
    How do I get a chance to 'blog' about this. As a LEO and Defence instructor I feel I could shed some light on the 'facts' of this incident!
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Yeah, but did you notice that C3 didn't add beverages or cookies in his post?
     
  13. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    BHO's new C and C program (Cookies and Cocktails) supplies those for nothing now.
     
  14. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    You know, you could have left it open where it was and actually moderated it to keep it under control. From what I would guess moving it eliminated participation to more than half the members. It looks as if their opinion and insight doesn't matter.
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    That' because C3 wants them all to himself.
     
  16. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I guess I will not be upgrading my membership.:( I went to do so and it requires a PayPal account. Did I miss something here? Is there a way to pay without a PayPal account? My wife had a PayPal account and we had some BIG problems with it so I WILL NOT have one.:(
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Please PM Notdku. He will give you an address to mail a check or money order to. I would like to see you as an SM. It's as easy as dropping a check in the mail. Please include your user name on the check or money order.
     
  18. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    Ive been thinking about writing an article, i even have an idea in mind.
     
  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    That's another option, too. Great idea. Looking forward to reading your article.
     
  20. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Roger that!:)