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I dumped a blade forum

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Wrenched, Mar 31, 2016.

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  1. Wrenched

    Wrenched Loaded Pockets

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    I've never seen so much snobbery in that forum. I responded to a post asking about the HK Turmoil OTF and I told him I bought one for $120. He asked wow where ?? I posted a link but they've been OOS for months.

    I got an infraction for posting a link not on their vendors list. That's not the only snobbery I've ran into and there was plenty but this was the last straw so I told 'em up yours and logged off for good.
     
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    Contact your Congressman immediately. Someone needs to take action on this outrageous / disturbing / extreme issue!
     
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  3. Wrenched

    Wrenched Loaded Pockets

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    Yeah that'll fix 'em. :p
     
  4. jag-engr
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    Let's not talk bad about other forums or their policies. However they decide to do things in their house is up to them, just as some members may not like all the rules here.

    Let's be respectful of other forums and leave what Sal Glesser called "shiny footprints". :)
     
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  5. Wrenched

    Wrenched Loaded Pockets

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    Fair enough. I guess I have to find out some are for the "Privileged."
     
  6. dplafoll

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    I'll point out that many forums have rules about links, especially to retailers. That's not uncommon and it's not really snobbery, because the relationships between the forum and the businesses helps keep the forum running.
     
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    Rule #14 of this very forum is exactly the same.
     
  8. Wrenched

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    Yeah I missed that one. See ya.
     
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    You failed to follow the rules, and received an infraction. I don't see anything wrong with that, and pretty much believe every forum will do the same (including this). Maybe its time to read/understand the rules? ;) Never heard this definition for snobbery, I must admit though.

    I've been on bladeforums for years now, and my experience is nothing but stellar. It certainly has wealth of information and quiet a knowledgeable folk. I'd recommend giving it one more try.
     
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    I've dumped a major light forum and a gun forum for being pricks.

    The light forum I just got tired of being talked down to and being ridiculed if you own anything that doesn't come from their overpriced vendors. The admin and long time members are a close click and if your not in then you are not worthy.

    The gun forum was so childish after I logged out and left (without saying a word) I heard from a friend they tried to ban me and the admin started a trash talking thread about me. Even went as far as changing some of the info and how to threads from mine to him being the author.
     
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    These forums are generally free to join and exist for purpose of merchandising the advertiser's offerings. Everybody gets an infraction now and then. I do things knowing that I will get an infraction. I don't care. I just save up for when I really want to be sarcastic! ;)
     
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    I joined a dedicated blade forum and a dedicated flashlight forum and found I didn't enjoy either one. I like a little balance.
     
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    What's really cool is that when we dump a forum, they don't even care that we left. ;)
     
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    Hi, all. This thread is now closed. It has been EDCF policy for 10 years not to disparage other forums. We hope that you find plenty of edc things to talk about here in a friendly and inclusive environment, whether the topic is knives, weapons, lights -- whatever! Thank you for your cooperation.
     
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