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Old 09-21-2016, 05:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy Refugee from another forum!

Hi. I was, until today, a member of another slingshot forum that bills itself as "the original slingshot forum" and "accept no counterfeits". I was a member there since 2010, but had only made a handful of posts in the last 6 years (I have a busy life).

A few days ago I made a post there about the dangers of lead ammo, and the desirability of using better ammo like steel ball bearings or even clay balls.

The moderator immediately posted to disagree with me and stated that "nothing is wrong with lead ammo". I got into an minor argument with him about this, and I posted links to scientific information showing that he was wrong.

Guess what happened next? My posts were deleted and I was banned!

I do hope this is not that sort of forum, and that members are allowed to disagree and even argue, politely (I am always polite).

In addition, I should say that I am a follower of Mr Sprave's channel on YouTube and I just love his work!

Guten tag, Herr Sprave!


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Old 09-21-2016, 05:32 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!
Im a newb myself but these guys seems just like nice fun people...mostly
Just HAD to add that


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Old 09-21-2016, 06:16 AM   #3
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Welcome. You are pretty much free to post anything (within the relms of taste and decency) on this forum.
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:23 AM   #4
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Unless you like hunting in which case you will soon find yourself the target of a self righteous minority.
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Hi. I was, until today, a member of another slingshot forum that bills itself as "the original slingshot forum" and "accept no counterfeits". I was a member there since 2010, but had only made a handful of posts in the last 6 years (I have a busy life).

A few days ago I made a post there about the dangers of lead ammo, and the desirability of using better ammo like steel ball bearings or even clay balls.

The moderator immediately posted to disagree with me and stated that "nothing is wrong with lead ammo". I got into an minor argument with him about this, and I posted links to scientific information showing that he was wrong.

Guess what happened next? My posts were deleted and I was banned!

I do hope this is not that sort of forum, and that members are allowed to disagree and even argue, politely (I am always polite).

In addition, I should say that I am a follower of Mr Sprave's channel on YouTube and I just love his work!

Guten tag, Herr Sprave!
Welcome to the forum. Here, you usually do not get banned for having an opinion =).


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Unless you like hunting in which case you will soon find yourself the target of a self righteous minority.
That sounds very bitter. It is true that hunting is usually not very popular
around this forum. But that has a specific reason.
Most users of this forum dislike cruelty against animals.
And a lot of self-appointed hunters shoot animals
but can not ensure the quick death of the animal.
That sort of cruelty is not liked here and leads to angry comments.
I do not think that it is self righteous and
definitely not the minority around here. Hunting is nessessary.
Especially in Australia... rabbits, toads and even kangurus.
It has to be done.
But using animals just for moving target practice is despicable.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:03 AM   #6
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I'm not a slingshot hunter but I DO use slingshots mainly as a way to keep birds away from my roof, from which I harvest drinking water. Birds are attracted to the gutters, for some reason. I send shots close to them, alarming them, and they tend to stay away after that!
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:52 AM   #7
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Welcome. I can promise you it wasn't me who banned you on the other forum. I'm a moderator over there but do not have any idea how to ban someone and frankly, not interested in learning either.

There is only one person that can ban on this forum and that is Jorg, himself. The only time you will ever receive such a thing is if you are not respectful to others, even when their opinion differs from you. Arguing is acceptable, just do not descend into name calling and you will be fine. Generally, Jorg gives two warnings before he bans.

Hunting discussion is permitted on this forum but not viewed positively by most. Hunting threads are actually quite exciting. Many people bring out their favorite recipes and post them for the rest of us to try.
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The moderator was Happy Henry. Perhaps a better name is Trigger Happy Henry
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:59 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum. We are just witchhunting some people from time to time, but most time one is safe! Have fun!
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:50 PM   #10
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Welcome to the nuthouse.

Oh, and if ya want some recipes, just ask. No need to start a hunting thread... still much more fun though...


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