A lot of posters here (including me) could really do a better job of posting about shooting. Some of the people here that actually post substantively about shooting get nothing but shit on. It kind of makes things a waste of time. At this point, the only way I can even tolerably navigate this forum is via very heavy use of the "ignore" feature. I don't ever see the majority of posts on this forum because I have gotten pretty quick to ignore users that don't have anything to say or are malicious or are stupid (or some combination of the above)
I have wanted to post this for a long time, but I haven't because the likely result is just me being shit on. On the other hand, I am apparently the only person that this message can come from.
I would really really really like to see shooting discussed on here. I would like to see USPSA politics talked about. I would like to see IDPA rules made fun of.
For example, I am tired of Team Glock jokes. That shit was played out in 2011. It is completely baffling to me that a few of you choose to relentlessly troll on the few posters that keep range diaries on here and actually shoot.
I am perfectly happy to continue podcasting and not posting much, but after talking with several members (face to face) of this forum I decided to try to push the forum in a better direction.
Just to clarify, I am not going to shut the forum down. I am not personally offended by stuff posted here. That being said, most threads on here are completely useless. We have had a few threads that have been immensely valuable. Running Paul Hendrix out of the sport on rails was a good thing. Being the only relevant place where you can actually have an open discussion about the USPSA political situation is a good thing.
Most of the people from this forum I have actually met are pretty good people. You guys (as a group) have been really good to me. The pro shop is a success, I spend most of my time traveling around and putting on classes that are attended largely by forum members. I know that most of you (probably the ones that don't post much) are tired of the guys acting fucked up on here. You aren't butthurt... you aren't trolled... you just read right past it.
It is white noise.
I think the signal to noise ratio should change.