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We The Armed and Polite Forum
« on: June 01, 2013, 05:05:55 am »
Recently a Google search led me to another forum.  A poster was asking for suggestions for a lower priced 1911.  Some 1911 fanatics thought that equated to spiting on Mr. Browning's grave or wanted him to whip up more money like the Federal Reserve and get a 1911 north of $1,000.  I realized WTA is way different and that is really cool.  It is a more relaxed culture here and if there is someone who is an antagonist felon, the moderators take care of it.   :thumbup1

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    Re: We The Armed and Polite Forum
    « Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 12:16:51 pm »
    It is a cool place with many cool people.
    "Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave."
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    Re: We The Armed and Polite Forum
    « Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 12:21:53 pm »
    It is a cool place with many cool people.
    True, and we're fairly vigilant about weeding out the 'problem' members.



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    « Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 12:32:15 pm »
    Yeah, unfortunately you need that.    I used to hang out on a different forum, but it started to get out of hand and I left.  Some people started posting subtle (and not so subtle) racist crap and the ownership never brought the hammer down on them.  There was also a period of several months where they were having constant server problems.  Eventually, a lot of the better posters started to leave and the place is now a shadow of what it used to be.

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    « Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 02:19:42 pm »
    We are pretty much hands-off for the most part.  The membership (that's you guys) are fairly self-regulating.  I can think of a few times when an issue was brought up  among the staff, only to discover that the membership self-righted it before anyone could get to a computer to sort it.

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    « Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 05:11:24 pm »
    We the armed is the only forum I have joined, but it does have something unique about it. Aside from our members being polite, it is also a fairly small group which I think makes it feel more personal then those "other forums". Yes I do think I will enjoy it here.  :cool
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    « Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 08:17:51 pm »
    Most everyone here I consider friends... Those I've met personally are the most impressive guys and galls I know.
    I think were a tighter nit bunch.

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    « Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 09:31:11 pm »
    There are people here that I think more of than many of my blood relations.
    That I think of as extended family.


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    « Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 09:42:42 pm »
    Cheers and hoozah to this group. I do really believe that this is a top tier bunch. I've learned more and felt like I've contributed more to this than any other forum.
    We all might be fanboys of one thing or another, but I've never felt wrong for it.

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    « Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 11:12:58 pm »
    On the subject of eminently civil and excellent gun-related forums...is anyone else here on Chris Byrne's (aka the Anarchangel, and yes, he was a minor character in Dead Six) www.theguncounter.com?
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    « Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 10:14:14 am »
    The people here are A number 1. All types, all kinds, and upfront. Experts with tons of experience and first hand knowledge. Ask questions. You'll get answers. Best bunch of guys you could know.


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    « Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 06:53:32 pm »
    I am more of a lurker than a poster, but I still post occasionally. What I like about WTA is that although the vast majority of posts are about guns, there are many other topics that get posted about.  Motorcycles, movies, politics, you name it.  How many gun forums do you know of that have a creative writing section?  I don't read too much of the creative writing stuff, but I like that it is out there.  Nothing is out of bounds here as long as it is mostly in good taste, and everyone it respectful to one another.

    Welcome aboard, and feel free to bring even more subject variety to our forum.

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    « Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 08:13:11 pm »
    This is by far the best gun forum around. I have tried 4 or 5 different one over the past 7 or 8 years. Now if i could just find a good sports forum.
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    « Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 08:20:41 pm »
    After hanging out here for the last few years, I don't want to go anywhere else. The folks on  WTA have spoiled me for other forums.

    Felt right at home, even though at the time I didn't own, but wanted to find information about guns. I have to say, that my time as a member got me into firearms. After talking to everyone here, I wanted to be a part of the group as a peer, not just a wannabe.

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    « Reply #14 on: June 03, 2013, 12:13:25 am »
    Wait, there are other boards that talk about politics?  The members make this board and you guys deserve all of the credit. 
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    « Reply #15 on: June 03, 2013, 01:35:39 am »
    This place is definitely different.
    Most other forums feel... condescending, there is a constant one-upsmanship or standoffish nature of the people.
    I have found here a great place with generally good, knowledgeable people wanting to share and seek out knowledge without malice (generally speaking  :D).

    I do consider this my home on the internet, its one of the first three sites I open in the morning and of the last three before I bed down at night.
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    On the subject of eminently civil and excellent gun-related forums...is anyone else here on Chris Byrne's (aka the Anarchangel, and yes, he was a minor character in Dead Six) www.theguncounter.com?

    Yep I'm a member there with the same username (I wish in retrospect I'd picked a different moniker years ago when I started doing the forum thing lol oh well)
    Pretty good place, a couple of the mods bring some big attitude to the table but generally good folks.
    I was a member of the forum attached to theothersideofkim.com back in the day, so I hooked in with those guys when they started the gun counter.
    The place over there is just kind of slow  :shrug dunno, just spend more time here. 

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    « Reply #16 on: June 03, 2013, 07:13:57 pm »
    After hanging out here for the last few years, I don't want to go anywhere else. The folks on  WTA have spoiled me for other forums.

    Felt right at home, ........ After talking to everyone here, I wanted to be a part of the group as a peer, not just a wannabe.

    Thank you everyone, beers on me should we ever meet face to face. (Or beverage of choice)

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    « Reply #17 on: June 05, 2013, 02:50:27 am »
    I have been a member since day two, and while I don't post very often, the knowledge I have gained through this forum has not only broadened my mind but has also influenced my life considerably.  Heck, my family and I are planning to move to Arizona next year because of some of you!
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