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When I first bought my XD almost a decade ago, I joined this site and remember it was very active.

I come in here once in a while now and try to lurk, but it seems there is less and less threads created, and a very few people reply...

I don't know if I'm just being dramatic.. or maybe i feel nostalgic and I miss the old forum .....
 

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It was stronger then, but still viable now.
 

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The old gun forum is gone forever, it's ben turned into a family forum, bring your kids next time so they can enjoy it too. All of those old offensive threads have been eliminated, Check your guns in at the door!
It was a family forum when you joined, nothing has been eliminated... especially guns.
 

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When I first bought my XD almost a decade ago, I joined this site and remember it was very active.

I come in here once in a while now and try to lurk, but it seems there is less and less threads created, and a very few people reply...

I don't know if I'm just being dramatic.. or maybe i feel nostalgic and I miss the old forum .....
Ehh, there’s still help here for anyone that’s needing it and lots of good information. I know I spend allot of time in the funny sections mainly because everywhere else you look is so depressing. The news, TV, radio and the papers just suck anymore. This is still a nice place to come and vent, laugh, give, get advice and find out what’s new. Maybe I’m just getting tired of the hard core testosterone charged arguments and know it all’s on some of the other forums.
 

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When I first bought my XD almost a decade ago, I joined this site and remember it was very active.

I come in here once in a while now and try to lurk, but it seems there is less and less threads created, and a very few people reply...

I don't know if I'm just being dramatic.. or maybe i feel nostalgic and I miss the old forum .....

Yes, this forum is dying. Like everything else, that was once good. Because, those with power, like to control and censor what they DO NOT agree with or believe in. Cancel culture has made it in here.
 

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Lol. I like it this way. Having 80% of the far right haters relocate was a good thing.

Funny that the posters on this thread that take issue, are the same ones that think a gun forum needs a thread with scantily clad women. Maybe it doesn’t interest me because I have a hot wife. Or maybe it doesn’t interest me because I’m not 15 with a stack of porno mags under my bed? Either way, the change was for the better.
 

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Yes, this forum is dying. Like everything else, that was once good. Because, those with power, like to control and censor what they DO NOT agree with or believe in. Cancel culture has made it in here.
It cute that people have jumped on the
“iTs cAnCel cUlture!”
I call it, America deciding what kind of BS it’s willing to tolerate.
Just like people expressing their free will by taking their business somewhere else.
You don’t want to bake a cake for the gays, that’s fine. But when America calls you out and decides to stop giving you business, that’s not cancel culture. That’s karma
 

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It cute that people have jumped on the
“iTs cAnCel cUlture!”
I call it, America deciding what kind of BS it’s willing to tolerate.
Just like people expressing their free will by taking their business somewhere else.
You don’t want to bake a cake for the gays, that’s fine. But when America calls you out and decides to stop giving you business, that’s not cancel culture. That’s karma
Conservatives: “Let the market decide!!”

The market: doesn’t support bigoted conservative businesses

Conservatives: “Boo-Hoo! Cancel Culture is ruining our business!!!”
 

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Reincarnated necro threads are always entertaining
 

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Sometimes boring is good. If you want an active group go over to Calguns. Lots of discussions on what guns they wish they could have if the state would let them buy them. Lots of discussions on what new laws are coming on board to restrict their ability to own, transport, sell or shoot. Those are the type of things that you can live without.

I think people have gotten over the XD vs Glock thing, they figured out just do your thing.
I think we've got a handle on the striker roll pin.

We can always bring up the caliber wars. That's always good for a laugh.

The only thing that perturbed me lately was how long it took to get a Hellcat section going.
 

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Maybe it doesn’t interest me because I have a hot wife.
Pic of hot wife….or it didn’t happen. 😂 JK.

I participate on multiple gun forums, for issues & questions solely related to firearms. When a site wants to be a one stop shop for all your firearm AND personal/political needs, the site becomes diluted.

Not a lot to be said about SA handguns. New stuff is few and far between. What’s out there, in my experience, just works, so not a lot to talk about.

For me, overall interest in the internet is dying. I don’t give two hoots what anyone else is doing in their life. The u tube is good for figuring out how to fix stuff though.
 

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In my estimation, the fact that post with responses over a year old are still on (page 1) , its an indication that not much is going on.
 

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It's definitely quieter in terms of new posts than when I joined. However, the entire social media landscape has changed pretty drastically since when forums/chat boards were the norm.
 

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It's definitely quieter in terms of new posts than when I joined. However, the entire social media landscape has changed pretty drastically since when forums/chat boards were the norm.
Exactly... It's all forums. The stupid internet. And it's not even because anything is better, it's just more addictive. The information age has given us the new attention economy... Everyone is fighting for your attention. Nobody can peel away from FB/Twits r us/snap chat long enough to think.
 

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My main gripe is not about no porn.....believe it or not. My beef with the ...argue if you want to, is the selective new enforcement of the so called rules that have been in place for years. It has been known the content was sensitive and listed as such. As a member of many gun forums I have seen good ones go to crap, ...in some cases the good ole boy soft porn has been a reason, but not the main reason. The lack of understanding this is an ADULT forum and should be viewed by those over 18 to begin with. Other forums have pic threads...some worse than we have ever had, but they are in an area that members must request to be able to see the content and know it is an adult portion of the forum. This gives and opt out for women or men that do not want to see the content. The overall silencing of individuals, networks and organizations seems to creep into every aspect of our lives and it is annoying. I understand this is a site that is not protected under any amendment as it is private....that is the fact like it not. The majority rules is not a factor, the overall wants of the members do not make the rules as it a few of the chosen ones that have the power and make the rules. Live with it or hit the road...I get that also. I am living with it, but just not buying the "enforcing the rules already in effect" as reality. There must have been a reason...a complaint by someone with more pull than we ( and there were many) that viewed the threads in question. As discussed prior...the membership and the topics have gotten stale and the enforcement of so called rules in effect will not help this. This is my last post concerning this subject. I own a XDe and like it, but probably will never own another Springfield as I prefer CZ or Glock. I do not see much to be posted that can in any way add to my knowledge of or that can assist in doing anything to my XDe but will stay a part of the membership...if permitted to check in now and then.
 

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My main gripe is not about no porn.....believe it or not. My beef with the ...argue if you want to, is the selective new enforcement of the so called rules that have been in place for years. It has been known the content was sensitive and listed as such. As a member of many gun forums I have seen good ones go to crap, ...in some cases the good ole boy soft porn has been a reason, but not the main reason. The lack of understanding this is an ADULT forum and should be viewed by those over 18 to begin with. Other forums have pic threads...some worse than we have ever had, but they are in an area that members must request to be able to see the content and know it is an adult portion of the forum. This gives and opt out for women or men that do not want to see the content. The overall silencing of individuals, networks and organizations seems to creep into every aspect of our lives and it is annoying. I understand this is a site that is not protected under any amendment as it is private....that is the fact like it not. The majority rules is not a factor, the overall wants of the members do not make the rules as it a few of the chosen ones that have the power and make the rules. Live with it or hit the road...I get that also. I am living with it, but just not buying the "enforcing the rules already in effect" as reality. There must have been a reason...a complaint by someone with more pull than we ( and there were many) that viewed the threads in question. As discussed prior...the membership and the topics have gotten stale and the enforcement of so called rules in effect will not help this. This is my last post concerning this subject. I own a XDe and like it, but probably will never own another Springfield as I prefer CZ or Glock. I do not see much to be posted that can in any way add to my knowledge of or that can assist in doing anything to my XDe but will stay a part of the membership...if permitted to check in now and then.
You are entitled to your opinion, but not your facts. Here are the facts....

In my 13 years here, this is the 3rd or 4th time this has been argued over. The exact same argument. The rules have been exactly the same for 13 years... No changes.

The easiest of all.. No profanity. There is zero moderation. I use it regularly. The forum goes bonkers, members are perma banned for profanity.... No profanity means no profanity.

Serious question... Do you as a member think it is right to have rules, but then not enforce them, and then later punish members for violating them? Is that acceptable to you?

It's not for me. Every single time this has come up, I have said... Change the rules! But ownership always said NO. Which I then say...them enforce them, and stop ALLOWING them to be violated. Run your site.

Nobody "higher up" complained about anything. The same rules have been in place for 13 years. Look back at the history. Learn about the site.

A few months ago, the site went bonkers again, people were banned... A REQUEST was made for help on the site. 2 people agreed. TWO. ANYBODY could have volunteered. ANYBODY, right now, can voice their opinion to ownership or staff.

If you think the site is stale, then fix it. Please, I encourage you to invest your time into making this site better. Reach out to staff or ownership on what you would like seen done, or what you are willing to do to help. Thank you.
 

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My main gripe is not about no porn.....believe it or not. My beef with the ...argue if you want to, is the selective new enforcement of the so called rules that have been in place for years. It has been known the content was sensitive and listed as such. As a member of many gun forums I have seen good ones go to crap, ...in some cases the good ole boy soft porn has been a reason, but not the main reason. The lack of understanding this is an ADULT forum and should be viewed by those over 18 to begin with. Other forums have pic threads...some worse than we have ever had, but they are in an area that members must request to be able to see the content and know it is an adult portion of the forum. This gives and opt out for women or men that do not want to see the content. The overall silencing of individuals, networks and organizations seems to creep into every aspect of our lives and it is annoying. I understand this is a site that is not protected under any amendment as it is private....that is the fact like it not. The majority rules is not a factor, the overall wants of the members do not make the rules as it a few of the chosen ones that have the power and make the rules. Live with it or hit the road...I get that also. I am living with it, but just not buying the "enforcing the rules already in effect" as reality. There must have been a reason...a complaint by someone with more pull than we ( and there were many) that viewed the threads in question. As discussed prior...the membership and the topics have gotten stale and the enforcement of so called rules in effect will not help this. This is my last post concerning this subject. I own a XDe and like it, but probably will never own another Springfield as I prefer CZ or Glock. I do not see much to be posted that can in any way add to my knowledge of or that can assist in doing anything to my XDe but will stay a part of the membership...if permitted to check in now and then.
Very well put, and agree with you.
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