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07 July 2010 - 05:45 AMAwesome!
But ... what about the Warpfeed?
20 June 2010 - 05:45 AMTraded to R-M-I.
19 June 2010 - 09:12 PMLe bump.
Maybe it's the price or the market for EMags is saturated. Shaved US$50 off the OBO price, but ... really, offer up. "Worst I can say is no." - Bla bla bla. I am really just to get this baby sold.
19 June 2010 - 12:33 AMTo get this back on track to a topic about ... 5 pages ago:
TechPB caters to the Youngin's, yah. We cater to all of them, and we take them in with open arms. We try to show them the paintball world, stop them from doing mistakes, take the edge off and give parents a basis to inform themselves or even speak to us, so they know what their little ones are doing. Obviously, you cannot have the good without the bad, and whoever had to watch a group of young kids knows this: They will jump up and down, scream, draw on your walls, pull the ears of your dog and stomp on your wife's flowers. It just happens. We try to clean up every day, spending hours moderating the forum and keep the place a little better than we found it, we work together on informative projects (Like the Mod's Gun Bible, that is WIP right now), we bring the past closer to the present, and we try to come from all angles, looking out for each other. This doesn't go by with befriending the ones that are a little immature - but you cannot guide them and oppose them at the same time. We try to come across as light-hearted as we are, poke fun and do little games in the forums, like the Cricket Series or the Mod Off Topic Battles.
Also, we have a strict set of rules, that is lenient enough to hinder no one in day to day forum activites, but keeps the place clean. We run a very uptight BST, but that BST is also very safe. We traded simplicity for safety, and while I can see that a mature and honest memberbase wouldn't need this, this enables us to cater to the Youngin's as much as to the veterans of 15 years plus. We have a fair share of scenario ballers, and the longer you stay at TechPB, the more it becomes ... extended family. Just like here, at SpecOps. I am sure you know what I am talking about - just looking roughly in Legato's direction, or Tyger, or, or, or ... I have watched the SpecOps forums for about 3 years now. It's cozy in here.
What I want to defend myself against is the statement that people have to hang on our [the moderator's] nuts - our words are just that, words. We are all human beings, and we are also, besides our mod jobs, individuals with opinions. Judging the whole staff from one incident is hardly fair. I can guarantee you, on serious matters we don't jump to conclusions and we check back with our staff before we apply drastic measures. Disagreeing won't get you banned or warned, and if you cannot convince someone, it is just as a regular discussion: A and B disagree. That is a perfectly normal result of the discussion. Keeping things civil is important, for all parties involved. Sometimes things get out of hand, and I can assure you (ghostinthewoods) that I slipped once or twice, too. But I got my head washed for that, I still have shampoo in my ears. Mike keeps us on a short leash.
Now, the rant/offtopic section of our forum is hardly our bread & butter portion. As I said, catering to the younger audience, that is what they do - they rant, vent, yell, curse, complain and all nod into each others pockets. Now, as they are young, they are impressionable. A mod is something some members of TechPB look up to, so we have to pick our standpoints and words carefully, because people will line up behind us just because of the green "moderator" status. I am very well aware of that. But, judging and generalizing the whole community because of that is something that it takes it too far. We all make mistakes. And I see where you are getting at - but, then again, I saw some stones flying both ways, eh?
I see no grounds for hard feelings. Quite the opposite.
TL;DR: TechPB isn't half as bad as perceived. A young audience brings it's young problems with it.
PS: Just for Tyger, as he requested it.
(It's fully functional, too! Built in 1973.)
18 June 2010 - 11:42 PMHey there!
This = perfect. Can you change the ASA on that thing? Because it looks like it and I would love to slap an On/Off on the launcher.
I'd like to get my hands on the launcher plus the nerfies. Don't need the tank, got one myself.
Let me know.
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