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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Foureyes, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Foureyes

    Foureyes Clackamas Co New Member

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    A friend recommended I check this site out, and I am glad I did. I have never participated in a site like this, not a blogger or such so am going to have to learn the ropes. I used to be into firearms a lot then got away from it for a while, now I want to get back into them. Just built my first AR and I am hooked. I hope to learn a lot here. Thanks for having me.:)
     
  2. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    welcome Foureyes.....:gun11: :gun16:
     
  3. chiefchip

    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Welcome Aboard
     
  4. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    welcome to NWFA!
     
  5. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Welcome home foureyes!
     
  6. ajf1

    ajf1 beaverton Member

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    welcome
     
  7. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to NWFA
     
  8. sigman

    sigman Olympia, Wa Member

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    Welcome from Wa.
     
  9. Starship

    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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    Greetins and Salutations.
    Welcome aboard.

    I think you'll find this a very friendly and very well informed group (I do).
     
  10. Tom S.

    Tom S. Hillsboro, Ore. New Member

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    Welcome. This is a great board.
     
  11. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    Welcome to NWFA:) Enjoy!
     
  12. Foureyes

    Foureyes Clackamas Co New Member

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome I really like what I have seen so far.
     
  13. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Welcome foureyes.
     
  14. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    It sounds like this is your first foray into the world of online forums. If that's correct, then please allow me to offer a few words of advice:

    1. The internet is open to everyone, including people who are interested in nothing more than drawing YOU into an argument or exchange of insults, slander, and innuendo. While most forums work hard to spot these people and kick them out, no system is perfect and there will always be a few. Don't bother trying to "one-up" them or "put them in their place" because you're only wasting keystrokes and they aren't worth it.

    2. Word your posts and comments as if everyone knows who you are, where you work, and where you live. Be polite and courteous, and make sure you differentiate between fact and opinion. People often state their opinion as if it were fact (and usually in a snide or condescending way) and often wind up embarrassing themselves.

    3. Resist the urge to spook the herd. There are (and have always been) dozens of legislative bills floating around that seek to destroy the rights of gun owners. Before posting an "Oh my God, they're coming to take our guns away!" thread, noodle around the forum (using the Search feature) to see if a particular topic has already been addressed. In fact, the Search feature is an extremely useful place to start when looking for info on just about anything.

    Good luck, and welcome to NWFA! :thumbup:
     
  15. Foureyes

    Foureyes Clackamas Co New Member

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    Thanks, Jump Wing, I just read your post and appreciate the advice. I will try to be wise in the use of this site. Thank you
     
  16. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    Exceptional post! +1:thumbup:

    and ...Welcome Foureyes!
     
  17. Arkitek

    Arkitek Historic Downtown Roseburg Oregon Member

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    Welcome to NWFA!