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Local gun forums vs. national gun forums

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Has anyone else here noticed how much more civil the vast majority of people tend to be on the local forums such as this one. I am sure many on here also participate in larger national gun forums on the internet as I do and there seems to be such a difference.

    I think the main reason is that the type of person that causes troubles on national boards does not have quite the same confidence on a local forum where there is a much larger chance you might run into the other members you are rude to in a gun shop parking lot or at the grocery store. Attitude is often in direct proportion to the chance of actual fist to nose encounters. It is also quite a bit harder to claim to be an ex-green beret professional shooter/SWAT officer when other people on the forum see the 120lb, 5'6, 20 year old you bagging groceries at the Fred Meyer on a regular basis. :D
     
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  2. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    There are a few 'national' forums that have this problem to be sure. However, most that I have seen are quite civil and friendly. Much like the 'local' forums you speak of.

    'Local" forums can also have this problem though, I have even seen it here (more than once), and experienced it personally as well from certain 'members'.

    I dont think it matters if the forum is 'national', or 'local'. What matters is the type, or types of people that may, or may not come onto them.
     
  3. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    I occasionally post on the Dan Wesson 1911 forum and have found it to be quite civil...maybe more so than on some of the "off topic" threads here.

    You wanted the truth right?


    Regardless...
    NWFA rocks!:buttrock:


    Will
     
  4. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    There are rude people everywhere. National, local. Wherever you may go. There they are.
     
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I would also add that with local forum members I've found that the people I've meet are much different in person than there online personality.
     
  6. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Maybe I am just blind, but I just do not see the same ratio of internet commandos on the local sites that i see on the national forums. A whole lot smaller percentage of the local guys seem to be LEO's or Special forces guys too. :)
     
  7. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    I still haven't met enough people in person to make that same observation... honestly if anything I've seen the opposite... albeit with an admittedly small sample size.
     
  8. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    From what I see the people on the local forums are alot more rude. Of course, this IS oregon and everywhere else Ive gone in the US has been alot nicer than oregonions.
     
  9. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Haven't met me yet!

    Although David has.

    Hmmmmn? Maybe time for a cigar hour at Broadway Cigar? Then you can see what I'm "really like" compared to my "online like".


    Will
     
  10. Kanewpadle

    Kanewpadle Washington Member

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    Yup, your right.

    I can name a local Seattle forum that can be nasty. To be honest I have responded to a few posts in quite a nasty manner because it's allowed, the rules are uninforced, the moderators don't follow the rules themselves, and they deserved it.

    I get sick and tired of those that hide behind thier computer screens and pretend to be tough guys and know-it-alls.

    This place has turned out quite nice.

    Other great forums are the Smith & Wesson forum, Stopping Power, and Hipowers and Handguns.
     
  11. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, I have to agree that most of the guys are different in person. On the forums they seem like decent guys with manners that you would assume have good personal hygiene. In person though...:D :winkkiss: :p
     
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  12. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    That sounds good! I'm overdue for a fine cigar! We need an low key NWFA herf!
     
  13. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    That sounds awesome! I'd come except I have volunteer SWAT team training that day. Also, I'm arguing a gun rights case before the state supreme court and accepting an award from the American Legion because of my service to this country.
     
  14. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    I know! I mean I totally didn't see you coming on to me like you did....
     
  15. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    He is like the beast with 100 hands in person...but can you really blame him. All these male models running around in here. :D
     
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  16. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    What can I say the smell of gun oil just turns me on!
     
  17. gixxer1974

    gixxer1974 Portlad Oregon Member

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    sign me up haven't had a good cigar in a while:thumbup:
     
  18. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    I don't always smell that bad!








    :laugh:
    Let's see if we can agree on a day that's good to burn one. Maybe a Thursday? Afternoon?

    Will

    PS...You can come too PP.
     
  19. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I have found the "local" forms to be more civil also. There are fewer people here suggesting that people are foolish or a criminal for simply discussing certain types of legal firearms. I have only seen two of those ilk here so far. While I have been told in person a few times that some of my firearms are illegal, the person doing so always backs down when I explain why they are wrong. The same can not be said about those online.

    Forums tend to bring out the worst in some people including myself. I have been banned from The Firearms Forum twice for zealously supporting the RKBA.

    Ranb
     
  20. TAT2D

    TAT2D Portland Member

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    I wonder if it's more to do with the mods, keeping this board civil? I haven't felt any need to visit other FA forums, it's like drinking from a firehose here.

    MrB
    (And what's with those Vespa scooters?)