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I am reading on the other gun forums, that the Colt forum has declined in both the quality of subject matter in posts, and the attitude of members in replying to comments, and questions, to the point of some prior regulars avoiding the Colt forum altogether.

Collecting firearms is not an inexpensive hobby. It can be a enjoyable experience, without negative remarks, and outright insults.

Ridiculous people should just be ignored, not encouraged.

Just my honest opinion.

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I agree with you about ridiculus people. Every forum has the occasional idiot interloper.
I don't see any decline in the helpfulness of the majority of the coltforum people.
 

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Agreed about the occasional intemperate remarks and the reactions that are engendered by them.

I don't know what folks on other Forums (Fori??) are saying about this place, but personally I am not going anywhere. I signed on here several years ago when there were just a few hundred members and the action was pretty slow. The Forum came close to shutting down at one point before a show of support by members gave it a second chance with the owners.

Since then the Forum has enjoyed considerable growth in membership and the number and quality of posts. I find it to be the best place on the Web for information on Colt Double Action revolvers. There are a lot of guys here who are very knowledgeable on that subject and are willing to share that knowledge. Colt DA info is not easy to come by, and the standard reference books on the subject are, in my view, sadly lacking in many respects. Thus, a Forum such as this has added importance.

Have there been members who have come and gone? Yes, and that is indeed regrettable but inevitable. Have there been instances of communications here that were less than gentlemanly? Yes, unfortunately. But on the whole do the guys here conduct themselves properly and enjoy the exchange of information that is not easily found elsewhere? Again, yes.

One recent change has been the appearance of a new Moderator, "Guy Sajer", a long time member. While on the whole the Forum has operated well without close supervision in the past, it is evident that having someone around to keep an eye on things is a good idea, now that the Forum has grown. Guy Sajer (Mitch) is an excellent choice for that job and I am sure that our Forum will be the better for it.

I am sorry that a few guys have left, but I can't do anything about that other than encourage them to come back. It is their choice, but if they want to miss out on the opportunities to learn and exchange information on the guns we all like, then so be it.

I for one am not going anywhere. I like it here, and I am going to continue to try to contribute to making this Forum an informative and enjoyable place to be. I hope others will do so as well.

Regards to all,
Charlie Flick
 

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I for one love it here and get great info here.We do at times though treat the new guys with old questions as if they are insulting our intelligence.I try to answer every question I can with my limited knowledge and hope everyone would do the same if they have the time to respond.
 

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Increased forum activity and visibility also results in increased exposure to "idiot interlopers" aka trolls. The objective of the troll is to disrupt. The methodology of the troll is to engage someone in pointless emotional controversy. When a forum has not experienced much of that activity, the members tend to be somewhat unsuspecting and susceptible to the trolls prods but also may have a tendency to overreact to honest mistakes or misstatements because of the previous forum "purity". Been there, done that. Respond to all issues with facts and courteous reserve. If the prodding continues or escalates, alert the moderator. It can be a tough call, but other forums (fora) have even posted "lists" of troll post characteristics to help sensitize the "normal" members. Sorry if it sounds like I'm preaching. JMHO /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
 

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Thanks for posting guys and for the support I've received so far . I appreciate it greatly .

I have over 3 years of moderating experience over at the 1911forum.com . Trolls are not new to me and won't be welcome here . I don't believe we have any at present .

We've had a few misunderstandings in the past few weeks . Mistakes were made and resolved for the most part . We're working on it .

IMHO we haven't declined here ! I do believe that occasionally someone misinterprets a typed message , not reading the message as it's intended . Ask for clarification . /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif And if there's no doubt that it's a bad post , push the "notify moderator" button .

This is a gun forum . It's a place to relax and ask or answer questions . To share or receive knowledge . To give and receive friendship . I have buddies and some of you have family members over seas taking live fire . My 1LT buddy in the 10th Mtn Div lost three soldiers in a sister company a few days ago . One of the 3 was a local(to me) young man . Nothing on our forum is worth losing your temper over . Right ? I'm not trying to be a downer , just adding perspective . THANK YOU veterans past & present !

Thanks again for caring . We have a great forum !
 

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We have a great forum !

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Agreed. I have learned quite a good bit since I started 'hanging around.'

I'm not a veteran collector like some of you guys, but I enjoy sharing what little information I have.
 

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I am fairly new here. I like this place and check it daily. I also belong to a couple of other gun sites. While they do seem to be more active, I dont know why. I guess with time more handgunners will discover this site.
 

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I am reading on the other gun forums

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dogging this forum and it`s members on other gun forums shows in the least poor taste. in my opinion if you have a problem with a regular established member of this forum, why not private message them and work it out.problems that start HERE should be worked out HERE. we are all reasonable adults, we will not always agree on everything but thats life. i would urge any member who has a problem with me, dont hesitate to contact me directly about it.ok i`m done now /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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I am fairly new here. I like this place and check it daily. I also belong to a couple of other gun sites. While they do seem to be more active, I dont know why. I guess with time more handgunners will discover this site.

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Welcome . Glad you joined in . Smaller is sometimes better . Forums that have a narrow topic base like "Colt's" will have a much smaller membership than more general forums like THR & TFL for example . We specialize /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

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b-bill,
also a newcomer and feel that i've learned alot in a short time here...IMHO we shouldn't be bothered by what our neighbors on other forums might be saying /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif.
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This forum has come a long way in the last couple of years. When I joined in 2003 there would sometimes be several days pass without a single post in any topic. With the increase in active membership comes the same crosshatch of individuals with all the little idiosyncrasies that make us individuals. The human animal comes in all shapes, sizes, and temperaments, and with a variety of talents. There will always be a few members looked upon as the resident experts, some with the better collections, a few wheeler dealers working the classifieds, a few comics, a few to rely on for gunsmithing questions, and the majority of members that will lurk and ask an occasional question or answer a question that falls within their realm of personal experience or expertise. Most of us don't have the time to do more than take a quick look here a few times a week, but there will be a few who seem to always be here and have the time to look up information on any topic and reply to a question.
The flip side of the coin will usually turn up a few that feel they must post a reply in every thread even though they haven't a clue of the topic, a few who must have the last word in a debate and will stretch a thread 20 pages to get it no matter how far off base they may be, a few that will show up only in the classifieds to buy low and sell high, and at least one or two troublemakers that are crafty enough to stay under the moderators radar.
People will come and go for various reasons. Some silly, some legitimate, and some for no reason. I did notice that one member who named a couple of reasons for departing, committed one of the exact same sins he had complained about, on another gun forum, the very next day.... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Had to chuckle, but somehow resisted the godawful urge to post a comment... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
One thing I have learned from 62 years on the planet and 50 years of steady employment, is that nobody is indispensable and when gone, are soon forgotten and the void is filled by someone else, with hardly a ripple in the overall scheme of things.
I lurk on several forums but only post here, and on the three S&W forums. Of the open forums, this one is, hands down, the most civil of the bunch, with the possible exception of the SWCA forum. That may try to change as the membership increases, but hopefully, a strong moderator(s) will be able to keep things polite and on track.
 

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Ridiculous people should just be ignored, not encouraged.

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Amen! No way to make this point any better. Nothing more to be said.

Therefore, in keeping with our great tradition, I will post a picture of my very favorite Colt:



Maybe not the oldest; and I know the pic has been posted before; but I thought it was worth a second look.
 

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First of all, I have never mentioned this forum on any other forums. I commented on what I read by a Colt forum member on another forum.

Second. My comments were on the revolver forum because the screaching at each other by forum members was going on there, not in the lounge.

Third. IMO, posts that get nasty, should be deleted at once by the moderator.

Fourth, and last: I have no issues with any other Colt forum member, or for that matter no other forum member period.

Life is to short!

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I too have never been too concerned with people that "knock" other forums . I think your comment in the opening post said it all ! Ridiculous people should just be ignored, not encouraged. Well said ! /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif



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First of all, I have never mentioned this forum on any other forums. I commented on what I read by a Colt forum member on another forum.

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I can't speak for others , but I never thought you were commenting elsewhere .

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Second. My comments were on the revolver forum because the screaching at each other by forum members was going on there, not in the lounge.

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I understand your reasoning . I moved it here as it was a general topic and not directly revolver related . I feel the Lounge is for non-gun related topics and discussion . I left the re-direct so anyone could follow along .

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Third. IMO, posts that get nasty, should be deleted at once by the moderator.

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I'll take that into consideration . Thanks .

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Fourth, and last: I have no issues with any other Colt forum member, or for that matter no other forum member period.

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If you did , it was not apparent . I always considered your posts well mannered and informative .

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Life is to short!

Bob

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My feelings as well . Let's talk about Colt's /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 
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