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hey fellas. i made a new forum over on proboards for all weapons discussion... i figured it could be a brother board to gunatics... little brother of course.. but i thought it was a good idea. i want everyone to sign up and if you have any ideas, let me know. i also need mods as well. i want to add more forums and threads and i need some help. if anyone is interested let me know.
 

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Oh no, not another forum I need to lurk at :wink:
 

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Don't take any offense to this but I really think that its kind of rude to come on someone elses forum and pitch an ad for your own site that talks about identical issues. Brucie is really trying to build this thing into a bigger site like AR15.com without all the bullshit and to get sponsers to on board. Of course to do this he needs to have ample traffic and by diverting traffic from here that hurts the goal. United we stand but divided we fall. Sure its cool to have your own forum but its alot of work and really gives you little benefit over being a well respected member on someplace like this. I know this cause I had my own at one time as well. Id rather be a mod here than run my own again. Sure we quote alot from sigforum and such but those are more specialized sites and forums while this is a wider reaching one.
 

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i dont understand how being a member of more than one forum makes you "fall." or "divided"... all i am saying is that i made a forum for anyone who might be interested... if you arent, dont join it. i am here regularly and like gunatics, but i was just offering something else to ad into the mix... sorry if this bothers you adler.
 

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I went to the forum to look around and it looks like the same thing we are doing here with almost identical forum areas. I dont see how that is adding to the mix as much as making a duplicate. Its kind of like we are Coke and yours is Pepsi. Both are general gun forums. The fact you created it is by no means my qualm, its the fact that you are advertizing it here. By spliting traffic from here you could inadvertantly hurting the potential of both sites.

I am a member of several other forums but they are specialized. Waltherforums, Surplusrifle, and FALfiles. However all are completely different with Gunatics being the only general topic gun forum I use. Id stop using them if I could get more Walther and Surplus rifle buffs on here.

When I had my own forum going before it got shut down it always erked me when someone would advertize theri new forum on mine when I covered the identical topics. Its like saying "You guys are doing a substandard job and I could do better" Now if your forum was about Colt firearms, S&W, FN, Revolvers, or something in specific I would see the addition of attracting the expertise of that subgroup of gunnies and welcome it as a brother site. But all I see is a competitior offering an identical product. I am not trying to be a dick at all. I just dont see much difference between this and lets say me standing outside another persons gunshop handing out fliers for my own. Just seems a bit rude and improper whether intended or not.
 

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I'm also not trying to be a dick when I say this, so please don't take this the wrong way. That's like going to someone else's house during a party, and saying shit like "hey, there's a party going one over here, who's coming with me". I'm not saying that nobody has the right to try to introduce a new forum, more power to you for doing your own thing, but when you come into a newish forum that's still getting off the ground advertising your forum, it's kind of rude. Personally, I think that a more polite way of doing it would be to wait until you've got a few posts going, and when a topic brushes upon similar subject matter, shoot a link to it as a relevant (sp?......fuck it, I'm drunk, I don't care) outside source. That way, you're getting some exposure without "fishing in another man's pond", as I like to say.
 

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I'm also not trying to be a dick when I say this, so please don't take this the wrong way. That's like going to someone else's house during a party, and saying shit like "hey, there's a party going one over here, who's coming with me".
Exactly, and agreed.

Why do people do this...and think folks aren'tgoing to think they are being a jerk.
I mean lok at the title of this thread...sheesh.

It's the second such time I've seen this happen here.
Also, what do we need a baby brother to Gunatics for?
What will this other board do/offer that we aren't getting/covering here at Gunatics muchless the other hundred gun forums around?

Anyway good luck with that Mesmdz but I'm an OG and am going to stick with supporting fellow OTters Miki & Brucelee.

- Janq
 

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Messchersmitts: good luck with your forum, I hope it does well. I also hope you stay around with us, at least until we get big enough that the assholes and bullshit are too hard to control. :)

The more gun forums the better as far as I am concerned, but there are a lot of good ones already (Thehighroad.org the firingline.com, not to mention all the gun specific ones like ar-15 and glocktalk.) and gunatics is cool right now because we all started with sort of a common interest from elsewhere....like an OT spinoff that's gathering momentum from other non-car-specific places.

If I were you I'd make it firearm specific to a gun that just came out, like the S&W MP40. Maybe make itswmp40.com or somethning like that. Janq and I went to the range yesterday, I shot it and it was a fantastic gun in almost all respects.
 

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i think thats kinda fucked up to come here and advertise your forum. but unlike these other guys, i dont really care if i sound like a dick. in any event, good luck with your forum.
 

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I'm not gonna check it out becuase your an asshole. Its like your pissing on Bruces hard word while he watches and you don't care. He took the time to make this forum for us with out the bs and you have to go and fuck it up. If i were him i'd ban you. We don't need a little brother this forum is perfect. Have fun over there we don't care to have you around here if your gonna do that shit.
 

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but unlike these other guys, i dont really care if i sound like a dick..
In real life I dont pull any punches. But since I am a Moderator here I try to nicer.
 

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There is a huge difference between forum sharing and supporting members and forums just leeching off other forums.

I am on another gun forum as well, since 2002 or so. Someone came in there and announced a new forums, I think on proboards or ezforums or some shit like that as well, it seemed like a clone of the other forum I was on. This is when Gunatics.com just started up, it was only like a week old or so.

Anyway, I noodled over to that forum, registered, and linked back to gunatics.com and said howdy, I'm from this other forum, come check us out. So I became a member there, and at least one or two other guys from that forum became members here. Needless to say, they posted a few times and pretty much dropped away, then I posted a few times on theirs and dropped away- I can't even remember the name of the place. So I spend most of my online gun-time here at gunatics. :)

So we both got something good out of the deal- a few posts, a few members, at a time when initial growth was important. However, if you ain't got nothing to offer gunatics, such as posts, members or interesting discussion, don't try to get people to come over to your forum, especially when this Gunatics is still small and wants to keep the core membership together. It will be a totally different story when we have ten thousand members but we ain't there yet.
 

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Wow, you guys really are fanatics :roll:
 

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no no Gunatics! LOL!!!

Personally speaking, the 1 unique thing about Gunatics, is the openess of Real Steel peeps to Airsoft peeps.

I know most other real gun sites look down upon the airsoft world, but here, Bruce not only welcomed airsoft, he got a high level airsoft sponsor.

The reality here, esp if you're from Kalifornia, is airsoft wil probalby be the only way for us civilian peeps to fondle any type of Kali restricted arms. But bottom line is most fo the older airsofters love real steel. Airsoft Extreme is a good examples of that.

Anyway, I think Gunatics is a unique forum. It would be hard to find anything like this site that touches on all thing Guns or Gun related.

Mesh, I think you just went about your announcement where it rubbed folks the wrong way. Good luck on your site tho.
 

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on that note, lets have a round of applause for Bruce and the guys who made this forum happen


YEAH! w00t and all that.





/goes to fondle his CA M4 carbine
 

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machine fuck off. all i did was post this thread SO ANYONE that was interested could join and thats it!!!! i am NOT taking away from gunatics whatsoever. not once have i stated anything taking something away from gunatics. its like you cant be on any other gun forum that isnt specific to one gun if you are on this forum. that is bullshit and pawns like machine need to grow up. if something bothers you, dont deal with it. bruce if you dont like the fact that i posted this, my apologies. close the thread if you want.
 

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I'm not gonna fuck off what you did was rude and like everyone else i spoke my mind i don't care if you agree or dissagree. What you did shows no respect for brucelee and the hard work and thought he has put into this sight for all of us to enjoy. If you had any respect for him you would of asked him before you posted if it was ok to do so. He has been trying to increase traffic to this site and your diverting the traffic. all you wanna do is ripe him off and say hey guys i made a new forum. You can be on more than one gun forum i am. It would be like if you placed advertisments for your gun shop in another gun shop with out asking the owner.
 

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Shad wrote: Personally, I think that a more polite way of doing it would be to wait until you've got a few posts going, and when a topic brushes upon similar subject matter, shoot a link to it as a relevant (sp?......fuck it, I'm drunk, I don't care) outside source. That way, you're getting some exposure without "fishing in another man's pond", as I like to say.


I couldn't agree more, you could have accomplished your goal with a smarter approach. :roll:
 
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