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DFSniper
08-06-2008, 07:39 PM
well, vike thought i should put this up to a vote:
i've been thinking over the past few days (something i find myself doing too much of during summer vacation) and the title "Veteran Forum" sends out the wrong message. the title makes it sound like anything non-spyder related is better than spyders and should be in here, or that if you don't consider yourself a vet, you shouldn't post. i know when i started playing and hung out on the old forum, i didn't even dare to venture here because i thought everything in here was over my head. i think a more appropriate title would be "General Paintball Forum." i'm not sure what the webmaster had in mind when he/she/they created the sub-forums, but the vet forum isn't just about high end markers or advanced tech talk, but it encompasses everything paintball that is non-Kingman, including other low-end guns and advice topics to and from beginners.

just thought i'd throw this out there to see what the mods and regulars have to say on the topic.

nastystankweed
08-06-2008, 08:14 PM
NOOOOOOO, I like the name

timmyshoota
08-06-2008, 09:14 PM
There needs to be a Vet forum, with special privileges needed to post in it.

Ace24
08-06-2008, 09:40 PM
I never thought that... I always just read the little thing below it and went there if I had a serious question to ask about paintball, in hopes that the more experienced people (as it says) would give me incite. :eek:

bigred76
08-06-2008, 11:53 PM
There needs to be a Vet forum, with special privileges needed to post in it.
Troof! I'd love an OG forum for all of us that have been on here for a long time! Not the random **** that PBN has for OSST where after a year you can post, sorta a hand picked thing of the active veterans on the board. Ted excluded, of course, so we can have a place of refuge on here from his "Ion this" and "Ion that!" :D

I never thought that... I always just read the little thing below it and went there if I had a serious question to ask about paintball, in hopes that the more experienced people (as it says) would give me incite. :eek:
I've always chilled in the vet's forum... It's just the general forum for those looking to get answers from those more experienced in the sport. I'm surprised at how many posts show up in the General Spyder forum that could very well be answered in the Vet's Forum by those of us that avoid the MR and General Spyder forums (generally I do, at least... I don't want my infraction count to increase at an exponential rate just yet! ;)).

As for the naming issue... "Ask The Vets" is all I can come up with. :shrug:

Ace24
08-07-2008, 03:01 AM
I hate you Tim :dodgy:

HelpDeskHustler
08-07-2008, 06:39 AM
General Paintball, OG vet forum.

shunut
08-07-2008, 07:03 AM
Vote all you want nothing is going to change. This thread is pretty pointless.

especiialypsycho
08-07-2008, 09:51 AM
^ hes crushing our hopes of a new sub forum):

SpyderMan723
08-07-2008, 10:29 AM
shu, you're raining on DF's parade! :P

mr1 sniper
08-07-2008, 10:40 AM
There needs to be a Vet forum, with special privileges needed to post in it.

I think thats a good idea even though i know i wouldnt be accepted:p but then the current "vets" sub forum would be renamed general paintball forum

HelpDeskHustler
08-07-2008, 11:48 AM
Vote all you want nothing is going to change. This thread is pretty pointless.

I made a picture thread about cooking frozen waffles, don't you tell me what a worthless thread is. :dodgy:



EDIT: on a functional note, if the Special privileges forum were the first listed forum (above general spyder) it would serve an actual purpose which would aid in moderation. Spam/Porn bots which do manage to make it into the site ALWAYS post in the first forum on the list. By having a restricted access forum first on the list, you block the porn bots from posting.

TheDarkShadow
08-07-2008, 11:52 AM
I made a picture thread about cooking frozen waffles, don't you tell me what a worthless thread is. :dodgy:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb2/z06vetteboy/roflcopter-1.jpg

mr1 sniper
08-07-2008, 01:14 PM
i think this is why they need a special privileges forum so they can get away from frozen waffles and rofl-copters lol

vikingshadow
08-07-2008, 02:59 PM
EDIT: on a functional note, if the Special privileges forum were the first listed forum (above general spyder) it would serve an actual purpose which would aid in moderation. Spam/Porn bots which do manage to make it into the site ALWAYS post in the first forum on the list. By having a restricted access forum first on the list, you block the porn bots from posting.

Not necessarily - I've deleted porn/spam from the MR forums, the picture forums and the member review forums just within the last couple of months.

Guys, as far as the vet members only section - there isn't enough activity here, especially from veteran members, to make a "special forum" and I don't buy the, "If we had one, there'd be more people posting" thoughts either. Maybe at first, but it'd die out. Besides, what would you have to say in a secret forum that would need to be seperated from the Non Paintball forum anyways? We don't have the regular idiocy that flows in the only other well - known forum that I know of that has a "special" vets forum in it. We don't get ridiculous posts for the most part - it's just elitist thinking we need to separate ourselves from those with less posting experience in this forum - those people, and the new players, come here specifically at first to get our help. Separating ourselves and for those only posting in that special forum are literally saying, "I don't want to talk to you, you lesser person, you!"

Besides, all it would turn into would be a huge off topic forum anyways, which we already have. We've debated this quite a bit in the penthouse, but it always comes out that it's just not necessary.

DFSniper
08-07-2008, 03:28 PM
i have to agree with vike on this one. but here's an idea: can we get special pins or buttons or icons or something to wear next to our names? don't have it be limited to how long you've been a member (like a certain OSST...) but by how helpful our posts have been. because i've noticed that most of the helpful people on here are either OGs from the old forum, or members that have been around for a while.


oh, and josh, :tonofbricks:

TheDarkShadow
08-07-2008, 04:33 PM
i think this is why they need a special privileges forum so they can get away from frozen waffles and rofl-copters lol

don't be dissin the rofl-copter

bigred76
08-07-2008, 09:28 PM
Separating ourselves and for those only posting in that special forum are literally saying, "I don't want to talk to you, you lesser person, you!"

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand???? :D

Ace24
08-07-2008, 09:36 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand???? :D

:fishhead:

You'd be the one to say that too. haha

vikingshadow
08-07-2008, 09:58 PM
What you guys don't realize, and I'll probably get kicked off the mod squad for this but I'm tired of the secrets, is there already IS a secret forum for certain veteran posters - invite only....and it's not the penthouse! I was told to keep it a secret, but I'm a bit upset so I'm spilling the beans tonight!

You ever notice that sometimes there are like 10 members online, and something like 30 guests? Ever wonder why we always have so many guests, but not that many members? Well - here's the secret - they aren't guests, and they aren't just visiting the regular forums! They're in the secret forum.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v402/vikingshadow/untitled1.jpg




Ah, I can't do this. I'm just kidding!



















Or............am I? :devil:

Ace24
08-07-2008, 10:28 PM
...It's like the fourth dimension of KUSA!!! Creepy. :eek:

Hob Hayward
08-08-2008, 08:15 AM
=o

nubs and their lack of registration...

DFSniper
08-08-2008, 03:07 PM
or... is it just those that chose to remain hidden while online, with a few guests brought here by links? :D

either way, i've been around longer than 90% of the forum and i'm still waiting for my invite to that secret otter-thong washing cult... oops, did i say that out loud?

irishwarrior
08-08-2008, 05:03 PM
^lol, I wouldn't be opposed to DF's idea of a special button or something next to the name.

HelpDeskHustler
08-09-2008, 05:23 AM
I only agreed with DF because he lead me to belive vike approved. I feel used.

timmyshoota
08-09-2008, 11:10 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand???? :D

+1

:fishhead:

You'd be the one to say that too. haha

I was gonna say it first, but my opinion on this forum doesn't matter.