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Old 03-03-2011, 17:17   #1
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I'm Outa Here!

Not sure what's going on with this site, but this post has definitely got me concerned.

What I have found out, using a search of domain names, that the current owner has the registration hidden by using a domain proxy service, with keeps the owner anonymous.

Compare this to other popular forum sites; the owners of the AR15.com site has a full page proudly presenting their objective and their names. The owner of SKSBoards.com lists his name in the domain registration. The theCMP.org site make no reservation about its purpose. The PAFOA.org owner is up front and makes his position public, proudly.

Whoever is making the changes here is, at best, cloudy. I would think that a new owner would be proud to take up a position of leadership, and share with us his outlook and vision for this site. Or at least, introduce the new administration team.

But without an announcement, all one can do is to speculate and guess.

I would feel a lot more comfortable if it was known that the site was owned by a private individual, who shares his vision with the posting community.
You guys enjoy, I'm gone!
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Old 03-03-2011, 18:04   #2
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shame to lose you....good luck

will you at least check in when i try out your challenge? i was gearing up to give it a shot around spring break! hell, i might fail miserably and then you would be obligated to drop by and give me a hard time...

of course, if i do it......you might wanna stay gone!
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Old 03-03-2011, 19:10   #4
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WoW,

(OMG 2 WoW's in one day)

I'm a little confused, (which really isn't out of the ordinary) but didn't Bill introduce the new Owner/Admin back in December, AKA: Kevin Felts? I checked out SurvivalistBoards.com, and some of the vids on Youtube and it all seemed alright. What do you need, a statement of core values? Am I missing something? There have been some changes, and it's a little harder to find somethings, but as long as the members are still here, so is the core knowledge of the mini! Just my opinion. Take care!
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What I have found out, using a search of domain names, that the current owner has the registration hidden by using a domain proxy service, with keeps the owner anonymous.
This is not unusual, particularly for domain owners who don't have a business address. Otherwise, literally anyone can find a domain owner's address and phone number in ten seconds. Not wanting that info to be public for the entire world to see isn't suspicious.
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Old 03-03-2011, 20:39   #6
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Old 03-03-2011, 23:06   #7
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Man, throw away that tin foil hat!
I once lurched around drunk in a thunderstorm with lightning hitting all around me with a tinfoil duncecap on... nothing happened.
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don't get your drawers in a wad Steve - you're too valuable to the page to lose over a little 'swapping around'.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:30   #10
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Originally Posted by Mr. Snuffalupagus View Post
I once lurched around drunk in a thunderstorm with lightning hitting all around me with a tinfoil duncecap on... nothing happened.
That hat obviously saved your arse, hope you kept it.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:57   #11
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yeah come on Steve who cares if big brother is watching.
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Not to worry, Steve. Everything you've said has already been taken down and will be used against you.
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The attrition rate has been up lately.

I wonder why that is?
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Old 03-04-2011, 17:18   #14
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This happens on every message board. Why do people post threads saying they are leaving the forum?

Just leave.
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Old 03-04-2011, 18:29   #15
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Originally Posted by BLAMMO!! View Post
This happens on every message board. Why do people post threads saying they are leaving the forum?

Just leave.
I have never understood that. If your not happy just stop posting and leave gracefully. Why stir the pot.
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Originally Posted by Jeff F View Post
I have never understood that. If your not happy just stop posting and leave gracefully. Why stir the pot.
Oh I don't know, check his posts, and his tag line!

Graceful was never an adjective I attributed to Steve.

I can think of some others,

Insightful, knowledgeable, witty, and acerbic.

I will miss reading his posts!!


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Old 03-04-2011, 19:51   #17
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Originally Posted by BLAMMO!! View Post
This happens on every message board. Why do people post threads saying they are leaving the forum?

Just leave.
Because the people who announce they are leaving are different from you and me. They have Adonis DNA. They have rock star, tiger, ninja blood. Normal-brained people like you and me can't understand them.
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Excuse me but I've been away for about six weeks and holy shi*te, this place has changed!

I got in trouble a few times when Bill owned it but I respected him and the forum enough to stay onboard. I'm not a high post count guy but I love this place too much to not stick around and see how it goes.
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Hey Steve,

At least keep hanging around the reloading forum. Hopefully the jr. high youtube stuff will stay in this forum.
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That was a great tantrum. Well done! I'm a little surprised a 5 year old knows so much about guns though.
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That was a great tantrum. Well done! I'm a little surprised a 5 year old knows so much about guns though.
Damn I liked that one

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Well, I see the jr. high flame wars have started. It was a nice run while it lasted.
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Originally Posted by cqbinkalifornia View Post
Hum, easy for some of us to figure out, not so easy for others (or is that really the case)?
Truth be told, CQB, I'm getting a real good handle on why people are leaving or simply not coming back.

But, I'm sure glad membership is up!!
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Originally Posted by cqbinkalifornia View Post
I know you did, the response was more for the audience
Right on, brother!
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Give me a break guys! Steve was a great asset at one point to the site but has been nothing but a Ruger basher and a pot stirrer for months.... Please show me his last actual informative post? He checked out months ago, long before the site changed hands!
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