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I-FISH, anti 2nd ammendment?????????

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by CVMustang, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. CVMustang

    CVMustang Hillsboro Member

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    The following is a PM I recieved on another internet forum:

    Dear Member,

    After an initial review of your account and account history, we have determined that you are offering nothing substantial to the Ifish community. You have only posted in the Life in General section three times in three years, all of your other postings, close to 200 of them, are related to the firearm classifieds.
    We will be performing a thourough review of your account to determine whether to either disipline or suspend your account.

    The Ifish team.


    Immediately after getting this I wrote back and told them to close my account as I wanted nothing to do with a community that looked down on someone who is legally buying, selling and trading firearms.
    Those of you who know me on here know I'm nothing but a legitimate business man, I was quite disgusted with the attitude of Ifish.

    Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them on Ifish?
     
  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I-Fish used to have a link on their home page called "Doing business on I-Fish." If you have a business and want to run ads in their classifieds you have to clear it with Jenny (the owner) first.
    I am sure it involves support/donation/sponsorship of some kind.

    This may help: http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=228903

    There are some scary-liberal-progressive types over there, but the site itself isn't anti-2ndA as far as I know.
     
  3. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    very dissapointing. :thumbdown:
     
  4. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Never heard of I-FISH, but it is not so surprising. Same goes for ebay/paypal, craigslist, and others. Child prostitution is a-okay though.:thumbup: (well until recently anyway)
     
  5. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    Have you considered this may have nothing to do with guns? Maybe their beef with you is that you only use the forum to “Do Business”.
     
  6. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    You can go there and search for posts by member. I'd like to know where they came up with that info.
    That is bogus
     
  7. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    I got banned off of ifish a few years back for a small thing. I disagreed with a mod and it went to the queen and I was history. Don't sweat it! There are a lot of good people on the site though.

    ifish is not like McDonalds - "You will get it our way." :bluelaugh:
     
  8. OR4X4

    OR4X4 Hour south of portland Member

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    they will be the first to tell you that since it is privately owned there is no free speech there, they dont care or want to hear your side of any story.. If you arent in the "in crowd" then you should assume you aren't welcome to express yourself or your ideas. It's how they've ran that site for years.

    It is however NOT Jennie, its her moderation team that is so dramatically out of control. She is a super nice little old lady that has bad eyes and breast cancer. She is not the one sending the emails.

    There are more than a couple other NW fishing and hunting forums that have much better atmospheres, just take a look around the web for a minute and you'll find some.

    It would be odd for a forum that revolves around fishing and hunting to be against the 2nd amendment.
     
  9. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    WOW, that seems a bit excessive on their part. I've never heard of the site before this, but I can't lie i'm headed over there now to check it out to see what's up.
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    We really don't want to get into a site war, I've seen them, they get ugly.
     
  11. OregonJohn

    OregonJohn Sutherlin, Or Bronze Life Member #1 Lifetime Supporter

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    I think the point that they are making is that IFISH is based on hunting and fishing. The classified section is just a small service for members that are active in the forum as a whole. The point is that your activity and interest on the forum seems only based on the buying/selling/trading of firearms. That is why they have a 50 post min and member min time, to be able to post item in the hunting classified section. I don't know if this is a good way to treat members, and I would think that a person could enjoy the forum and never make any type of post in the hunting/fishing sections. I enjoy all of IFISH as I am a outdoors based person. But I love to sell/buy/trade firearms too. So, I really don't know what to think of this action.

    John
     
  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sounds a lot like BArfkom.
     
  13. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    I agree with John as well. Been a member on there since its infancy. It really started as a fishing only chat group with just a handful of members. I really miss those days.

    As with a lot of sites it grew and grew. More things were asked to be added and when they added the classifieds it was what we considered a "safe" area to buy and trade goods. We knew each other and did face to face transactions. It was a good feeling to be trading with a small group of "friends". With growth, issues started to surface.....kinda' like Craiglists problems. They were loosing the "safety" that this site offered us and they tried to control it with the 50 posts and other requirements. If you really only made 3 LIG posts and everything else was in the classifieds then it is apparent to me what your intentions were. There are other sites better suited to your dealings.

    The Ifish site was created solely for the sharing of fishing tips, tricks and areas to go.....everything else was an after thought. To pay for the growth they had to take on sponsors.....just like this site. You have to take it for what it is. Just like this site there are great people on that one as well and I enjoy both sites because they both offer me something based on my interests.

    I wouldn't be mad at them for it....they are trying to protect us. I think that site has over 30,000 registered members and can you imagine how hard it is to control that?
     
  14. jddeloa67

    jddeloa67 Oakridge Oregon Member

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    Ifish Is anti everything If you got ban off there your really not lossing anything fun really...... its a money site only
     
  15. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    I think they have you confused with someone else. You have not been on the board for three years (about 2 1/2). Almost all of your 147 posts are general things on the LIG forum. They have something screwed up on there. I wouldn't just quit, have them explain it to you. Just doesn't seem to match up with what they told you?
    :(
     
  16. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Meh, I tried to join it a while back. I thought they required way to much personal info, for a discussion forum. So I never finished the registration,,,:paranoid:
     
  17. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've been banned from there since I started this site :(
     
  18. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    Well, can we talk about fishing here? I think would like to give it a try, but know absolutely nothing about it. I inherited some old reels that my Dad used in and before the 50s. One is a fly casting reel. Are such items considered collectors pieces?

    Any site that bans members for joining/starting another site doesn't sound like one I would wish to join.
     
  19. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I was going to wait until after the upgrade to add a specific section on fishing, but I might as well just add it now :thumbup:
     
  20. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a great idea! Fishing and Hunting is like PB&J! They belong together.