The race is on.

Discussion in 'About the Forum' started by JoergS, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    April 10th, 2013, 11:10 AM:<br><br>This forum: 6.268 members<br>The SSF: 7.191 members<br><br>We are only 923 members behind now. If this forum continues to grow at this kind of speed, we will be the biggest slingshot forum (in terms of no. of members) in less than two weeks.<br><br>Of course the competition has a much cooler forum software, and a more complete feature set. But the upcoming changes will take care of that, too. <br><br>PS: We are already leading in terms of members per moderator - we have only one mod (me), they have a full dozen. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">.<br><br>PPS: We are far behind in number of rules, though. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  2. jt-1911

    jt-1911 Senior Member ProPlatinum

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    Awesome!! Hey can some one give me the link of the other forum, since I whant to check it out <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. Tysonspapa

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    I can create a few more accounts <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  4. kineticweaponry

    kineticweaponry Senior Member

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    you should do another give away to get some more people on this forum
     
  5. jt-1911

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">you should do another give away to get some more people on this forum</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Agreed <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  6. Eisengard

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    I just joined, not fair do giveaway now:(
     
  7. JoergS

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    What really, really worked well is the pdf and How-to thing that require forum registration. I plan on doing that again this weekend. <br><br>Giveaways are really problematic - most shipments go to the US, and shipping is only affordable when I use uninsured, non traceable transportation. It has now happened several times that packages are getting lost, or show up with many weeks of a delay. I end up sending things several times. This is getting an issue. <br><br>
     
  8. Eisengard

    Eisengard New Member

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    You got that right, ''How to'' videos hit the spot, that is how you got my interest to apply for a forum. Minor part was the fact that I discoveder your videos yesterday on Youtube and spent 2 workingdays watching them, and when I finally decided to build something, I found out that you need to Join Forum, which is peace of cake. <br>Anyway, thank you for your effort and interesting and amusing videos, I enjoy your humor.
     
  9. linuxmail

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    Joerg, you don't need to compete with other forums, ignore them and what they do. You are original, funny, a little crazy, and make videos. Just be yourself and let the popularity grow by itself. As I know it will.<br><br>As far as the HOW-TOs and PDFs, I like that part best of all! <br>(I know you hate that part) <br><br>Remember, I will always make drawings for you!<br><br>Regards,<br>Brian<br>
     
  10. Hegz

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    Looks like that reddit IAMA brought alot of people to the forum. I've seen a lot of Introductory post as of late.
     
  11. JoergS

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    Yes, we are now only 795 members behind. We shortened the distance in a single day by 128 members.<br><br>
     
  12. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Eisengard wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">You got that right, ''How to'' videos hit the spot, that is how you got my interest to apply for a forum.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Same here!! The slingshot channel is the first forum i subscribed to. I have an account at the SSF but i never use it. I gonna check out if i can" unsubscribe"... They will loose 1 member at least <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  13. Bert the Welder

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <br>Giveaways are really problematic - most shipments go to the US, and shipping is only affordable when I use uninsured, non traceable transportation. It has now happened several times that packages are getting lost, or show up with many weeks of a delay. I end up sending things several times. This is getting an issue. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>That's the biggest con in the 20th century right there! Drives me nuts. You pay for a service but then you have to pay to insure that they provide the service you payed for!<br>Isn't that kinda like extortion? Neighbourhood mafia "protection" payments are the same thing.</span>
     
  14. JoergS

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    Difference now down to 600.
     
  15. <div>this forum is the best and soon it will be the biggest!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>I love making slingshots and slingshot crossbows<br>check out my youtube channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/theartofweapons/featured" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a> for more!<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  16. JoergS

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    Difference now down to 492.
     
  17. bushcraft kid

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td class="quote">You got that right, ''How to'' videos hit the spot, that is how you got my interest to apply for a forum.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Same here!! The slingshot channel is the first forum i subscribed to. I have an account at the SSF but i never use it. I gonna check out if i can" unsubscribe"... They will loose 1 member at least <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Good to know i am not the only one <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  18. stej

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    I don't want to be negative, but .. what's the point? I don't understand why it's needed to compete with SSF. I understand that SSF is only about slingshots, but as probably a lot people see, TSF is more general - "rubber powered weapons".<br><br>Also what matters a lot is people activity. A lot of members doesn't mean a lot of good advices / new ideas / ...
     
  19. JoergS

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    You are right of course, but a race is always exciting - don't you think?