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XTPHP1

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I've got a couple suggestions. Since this is a Texas site and being that Texas is so large how about sub group? Like North Texas, South Texas, Central Texas, West Texas, East Texas? If you post up a little town I have no idea where it is.

NFA Section? May not be necessary because so many other sites have it.

Brand specific sub group. For instance, Glock, HK, Sig, in the pistol area. Same for Rifle. As the site grows it will be hard to keep up with topics that vary so greatly.

COC? Whats the code of conduct? In other words, sites like HK Pro are crap for dialog. Great for reference on HK products but they have Nazi's as moderators that make up rules as they go along. It is a dying, if not dead forum. If the mods here are a bunch of pansies that can't take criticism or are easily offended by strong opinions then I need to know. No reason to waste bandwidth with intense discussions that is fair, only to have a mod wave his "ban stick".

I'll think of more crap and questions that I have as the site grows.

 

SIG_Fiend

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Hi XTPHP1. Thanks for registering, and thank you very much for posting about those MG shoots! I completely forgot to check arfcom's regional sections about that sort of stuff.

At the moment, the website is in it's infancy. We do plan on expanding, and I do like the idea of multiple subforums for different regions of the state as well as different firearm classes etc. We probably won't be adding these sub sections for the time being until we have a larger number of registered members and more activity on the site. It is definitely an excellent recommendation though, and we are certainly headed in that direction. Bear with us, we'll get there soon. :)

As far as moderation goes, rest assured strong opinions are not a problem. :D All of the current mods/admins have pretty thick skin. Though, at the same time we want to keep the site clean, don't want any personal attacks on people, no inappropriate content posted (child pron or other obviously illegal/bad content), etc. Also, we will not be strict about punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc however we encourage everyone to try and keep their posts legible. We just don't want things to turn into some of the car forums out there where complete threads turn into teh uber 1337 $p3@k hAxoRz as this website is intended to be a bit more mature than that. We will expand on these rule sets as we go. We want to keep things as laid back as possible without descending into anarchy. XTPHP1 you have made some excellent suggestions. Should anyone else have any others, feel free to make them known.
 

Texas1911

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I've got a couple suggestions. Since this is a Texas site and being that Texas is so large how about sub group? Like North Texas, South Texas, Central Texas, West Texas, East Texas? If you post up a little town I have no idea where it is.
I've been really thinking on this idea, and I'm a bit concerned with one aspect. When you separate into various areas you are going to get less connectivity with the state as a whole. Meaning people in Austin will stay in the Austin forum and never venture out. I've seen this happen consistently when I was a moderator on a forum of 100,000+ people.

I think ultimately the site will move to this just out of virtue for the members being able to track what is going on in their locality. However we will need alot of active members before I transgress in that direction.

NFA Section? May not be necessary because so many other sites have it.
My future goal is to integrate with larger organizations such as the NFA, NRA, IDPA, etc. This will come at a later time when we have more members.
Brand specific sub group. For instance, Glock, HK, Sig, in the pistol area. Same for Rifle. As the site grows it will be hard to keep up with topics that vary so greatly.
This is similar to the above response regarding regions. I don't want to get so finite with the forums that people live in one or the other. I want people to get to know each other and to experience different things.

This is unlikely to happen simply because there are national forums to support brand loyalty. My brand is Texas.

However, I do plan to break down the Pistol section into subsections such as revolvers and semi-auto initially. I can further divide the sections as demand rises.

COC? Whats the code of conduct? In other words, sites like HK Pro are crap for dialog. Great for reference on HK products but they have Nazi's as moderators that make up rules as they go along. It is a dying, if not dead forum. If the mods here are a bunch of pansies that can't take criticism or are easily offended by strong opinions then I need to know. No reason to waste bandwidth with intense discussions that is fair, only to have a mod wave his "ban stick".
I'm very lenient. I don't mind discussion, even political discussion, so long as it remains civil. I won't stand for people trying to tear each other apart. My emphasis is that tempers and guns don't mix, especially when we are talking about a local forum.

I believe in discussing and resolving issues rather than banning people. If I ban someone it's because they simply cannot respect other people.

I'm going to work on a COC tonight.

I'll think of more crap and questions that I have as the site grows.
Thanks for the insight.
 

Texas1911

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If it's in reference to the other NFA, the National Firearms Act. Then I will alter the Texas Legislation forum to read simply: Legislation. That will cover the national and local level of legislation.

I just made a Class III forum as well.
 

Texas1911

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How about a national and local political forum section? Places to discuss the national and state/local political people and a place to get information about candidates? There is a good artilce in the in Dallas Observer on Obam (the one yard politician) but I'm not sure where to post it. So here is a link to it.

http://dallasobserver.com/2008-02-28/news/obama-and-me/1
Currently it's reserved to the Off-Topic, as we expand and get more people I will migrate it into it's own forum.
 

Formula-95

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i think you should up the posts per page to 25. just so theres not so many pages to flip through just for 10 posts.
 

zembonez

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i think you should up the posts per page to 25. just so theres not so many pages to flip through just for 10 posts.
I'm with you on this one. Even 15 would be better.
 
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