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WTF?!? So.... The great ARFcom meltdown
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    So.... The great ARFcom meltdown

    Is anybody else enjoying the Great Meltdown of 2019 at Arfcom?

    And FWIW, I am an innocent bystander.
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    What are you talking about? Link(s) please.

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    Nope, haven't been there in many years. What are they melting down about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    What are you talking about? Link(s) please.
    They were bought out by Brownells, long time (good) Mods getting the boot, Site Staff themselves getting threads locked.

    Just venture on over, and enjoy.

    https://www.ar15.com/forums/General/...246568/?page=6

    edit, a couple more....

    https://www.ar15.com/forums/General/...aff/5-2246320/

    https://www.ar15.com/forums/General/...ood/5-2246607/
    III

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turret Buster View Post
    Is anybody else enjoying the Great Meltdown of 2019 at Arfcom?
    Totally clueless. Elucidate.
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    Youre such a brat lol.

    Why does the name Brownells ring my chimes?
    ....and, I thought an armed society was a polite one. ::::musing chin stroke smilie face:::
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    I can’t make heads or tails of that thread.

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    Arfcom = Military Africa Command?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Publius View Post
    Arfcom = Military Africa Command?
    Arfcom = www.ar15.com (largest ar-15 discussion board in the world)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    I can’t make heads or tails of that thread.
    Maybe not quite a shitshow. Yet. Maybe. We'll see. I guess.
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    I've been doing a little driveby reading, not posting, just reading, have not been there much at all lately, but ARF meltdowns can be epic FTW.
    "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Publius View Post
    Arfcom = Military Africa Command?
    No. Talking dogs.
    Your levity is good, it relieves tension and the fear of death.

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    New corporate owners. New rules. New mods and staff. Threads being deleted and or locked. It used to be in the GD that basically the only rules were no nudity and no talk about committing illegal acts or overthrowing the government. It was compared to being as close to being in the wild west as you could get in a message board outside of the 4/8 channels. Now it almost seems that you can't even talk about nudity to get a thread shut down and infractions are being given for being impolite in your comment to a poster. I'm guessing that Brownells is trying to get rid of or at least slow down the non-tech side of the board which will dry up traffic in the long run.

    Its a shame as its not unusual that breaking news items get posted there well before they hit other sites such as our own. And there are a lot of bright members there with a lot of different experiences and views which add a lot to the discussion

    tbd

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    Maybe its a conspiracy - maybe someone bought it who is NOT in favor of 2nd Amendment, doesn't really like guns particularly the AR-15, and is looking to drive readership into a hole so they can justify closing down the site?

    "See - we have declining numbers of views so your ad will not get full exposure and frankly we're looking to shut down. All due to a changing gun demographic and feelings nationwide after the Texas and Ohio shootings."

    Well, conspiracy is a precursor to doom - and makes good fodder for our board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twobarkingdogs View Post
    New corporate owners. New rules. New mods and staff. Threads being deleted and or locked. It used to be in the GD that basically the only rules were no nudity and no talk about committing illegal acts or overthrowing the government. It was compared to being as close to being in the wild west as you could get in a message board outside of the 4/8 channels. Now it almost seems that you can't even talk about nudity to get a thread shut down and infractions are being given for being impolite in your comment to a poster. I'm guessing that Brownells is trying to get rid of or at least slow down the non-tech side of the board which will dry up traffic in the long run.

    Its a shame as its not unusual that breaking news items get posted there well before they hit other sites such as our own. And there are a lot of bright members there with a lot of different experiences and views which add a lot to the discussion

    tbd
    Yeah the flavor of that site has changed with the ownership. I used to enjoy when ever someone posted something stupid and the beat down he got. Reminded me of good friends giving each other a hard time. Not so much now.

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    So, what happened? They got bought out? Why? When? What was the issue that caused ARFcom to sell?

    How about some freakin DETAILS for chrissakes?

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    Thanks. From your link:

    The Avila family will continue to run the site day to day and the same moderators will moderate the forums under the same rules for which you are accustomed.

    Evidently that is not the case from what I've read on this thread.

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    Mabey Brownells bought the site for it's traffic and doesn't give a damn about the forums -- just like when Rakuten bought Fatwallet and soon afterwards shut it down (but redirected all traffic to their own site and then started doing the cash back there).

    Now would be a smart time for those who are members there to drop hints in posts over there inviting them to come check our forum out. It would be great to snag some of the membership from there before it gets censored all to hell or shut down completely.
    “The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.” – Robert E. Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Thanks. From your link:

    The Avila family will continue to run the site day to day and the same moderators will moderate the forums under the same rules for which you are accustomed.

    Evidently that is not the case from what I've read on this thread.
    Except the moderators are changing as well as the rules.... so yeah the same as before......lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    Thanks. From your link:

    The Avila family will continue to run the site day to day and the same moderators will moderate the forums under the same rules for which you are accustomed.

    Evidently that is not the case from what I've read on this thread.
    I suspect corporate lawyers started reading, about went into convulsions at the potential for lawfare in this politically correct and litigious society, and its been downhill from there. It would be interesting to hear from a couple of mods (or ex-mods)... I'm guessing there's some major rule changes and lots of pressure to conform.

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    I was expecting a glowing write up on Anderson lowers by John Lovell, Garand, or MAC. Many of the Gucci gun snobs laugh and point fingers at the "poors" who have success with the lowly yet perfectly functional Anderson.

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    Brownells - Firearms, Reloading Supplies, Gunsmithing Tools ...

    Link:
    https://www.brownells.com/?cm_mmc=af...klVJF1iEQG9Xs0

    Brownells is a large firearm firm where you can purchase firearms, firearms parts and related firearms accessories....

    Have purchased from them....

    Now are to ar15 & Brownells, need more info on the what is happening with actual facts....

    Do visit ar15 occasionally and have not recognized anything hinky....

    Texican....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texican View Post
    Brownells - Firearms, Reloading Supplies, Gunsmithing Tools ...

    Link:
    https://www.brownells.com/?cm_mmc=af...klVJF1iEQG9Xs0

    Brownells is a large firearm firm where you can purchase firearms, firearms parts and related firearms accessories....

    Have purchased from them....

    Now are to ar15 & Brownells, need more info on the what is happening with actual facts....

    Do visit ar15 occasionally and have not recognized anything hinky....

    Texican....
    I have seen a lot more locks than in the past. Also, conversations are much more tame than they used to be. My 2 cents

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    There was a thread with pics or video about the cop in the UK that was attacked with a machete. The UK police contacted the mods and asked them to take down the pics, which they did. Everyone is up in arms about the censorship of the thread and its getting ugly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20Gauge View Post
    I have seen a lot more locks than in the past. Also, conversations are much more tame than they used to be. My 2 cents
    Agree. The changes are not as noticeable in the tech forums where its mostly the discussions on the different actual firearms, build, repair, etc, as the rules were fairly simple and understood where you didn't talk about any illegal modifications. Its when you get into the general discussion areas that the new rules are having a greater impact and the greater dislike by the posters. Threads are being locked where the entire conversation on the thread was why a previous thread was locked. The mods are taking no dissent. It will be interesting to see what the site looks like in a year. I'm guessing traffic will be down and it will basically be a gun tech only board.

    tbd

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    Have been an Arfcom member for a long time, there will always be some drama and some who do not as yet grasp the whole being an adult thing, little has changed in my view of most of the forums including the general forum. On the other hand I don't go there to visit" Babe of the day", well not much anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic 217 View Post
    Have been an Arfcom member for a long time, there will always be some drama and some who do not as yet grasp the whole being an adult thing, little has changed in my view of most of the forums including the general forum. On the other hand I don't go there to visit" Babe of the day", well not much anyways.
    We need a Babe Of The Day forum here. No, really, we do.
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    As long as it’s not porn, you could use the Take It Outside room

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanic 217 View Post
    Have been an Arfcom member for a long time, there will always be some drama and some who do not as yet grasp the whole being an adult thing, little has changed in my view of most of the forums including the general forum. On the other hand I don't go there to visit" Babe of the day", well not much anyways.
    I always enjoy the guilty or not-guilty threads. The comments are great and it is also enjoyable the lengths some ar15 members go to in order to dig up other pictures of the subject to help in your ruling of guilt

    tbd

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    somehow I missed arfcockalypse with the posting of pics of many johnny and the twins. All of which were deleted and more than a few perma bans
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Olson View Post
    As long as it’s not porn, you could use the Take It Outside room
    Fantastic idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turret Buster View Post
    We need a Babe Of The Day forum here. No, really, we do.
    Your presence is requested: http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showt...he-day-8-14-19


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911user View Post
    Now thats funny
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