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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by LarrySC, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. LarrySC

    LarrySC TS Member

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    David & Fellow TS.com Posters,

    This is getting to be a very serious problem-puts all of our credibility on the line. This needs this seprate thread on TS.com-so I'm starting this new thread

    should this site require only registered people with only one personnel ID and one business ID to post messages on this site?

    although we have 1st amendment rights that are protected by the second amendment, we have to reduce some freedoms so that this democracy doesnt slander posters or make them looks like fools

    thats my solution

    What sayest you?

    Regards from Iowa.

    Gene
     
  2. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    The guy that started this thread has 20-30IDs and is "playing you all"

    My solution? get a job esterhaus

    Dont buy into this

    The guy that started the thread is pulling your leg-- he chats from a library and is unemployed but gets a goverment check---

    The guy that started the thread--will pull his initial post probably

    He is looking and fishing for suckers to comment

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. clayshtr

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    I say one ID per person period. Tired of others slandering people under anonymous ID's.
     
  4. LarrySC

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    See what I wrote-its coming true whith people posting as me

    Estie is at it again and imitating me OR else its a troll or somebody else imitating me and other posters-ask gargoyle, who was The Gargoyle for a few messages

    limit IDs on TS.com to prevent expansion of the bandwith and to save the server-it serves us to save the server and prevent the severe problems us posters face on this site.

    Regards from Iowa.

    Gene
     
  5. dlfoky

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    Gene,

    I agree that something needs to be done.

    The hide-behind names are a crutch for those not willing to link an opinion with their name. I don't ever expect to agree with everything other people say - but it has a lot more validity and earns a greater degree of consideration when it's not muttered from behind a curtain.

    I have always signed my name to these posts, and when the topic has been personal (rather than club related) included an e-mail address if someone wants to go off of the forum. Agree with me or not - at very least you know who I am and what I stand for... that way when we meet at a shoot you'll be willing to shake my hand a share a squad with me.

    Would I support the "real names only policy?" You bet.

    David Foky
    Rivanna Trapshooters
    Charlottesville VA
     
  6. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I've long since thought real names should be used or be easily accessible. But what's to stop someone from using a phony name or number? I can say that I am ATA #44-09158, but how does anyone know that's legit? For that matter, what keeps a person from using another's number? We already have numerous "Genes".

    Ed
     
  7. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Well-Known Member

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    Gene, email me. Todd
     
  8. dverna

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    I use my real name. I am not ashamed of any comments or opinions I offer.

    I have met a couple of the guys here face to face. They are good people who I would be honored to shoot with and they don't need to hide behind "handles".

    Yes, one of them loves to stir up crap but that is his way of yanking your chain.

    I have never understood why anyone would be ashamed of themselves; but in reading some of the posts it has become obvious. A lot of people seem to need/desire anonymity.

    Don Verna
     
  9. smartass

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    Maybe you gentlemen should start your own web site and then you can run it like you want. Until then, stop criticizing David for how he runs his.

    My name is John- BFD
     
  10. LarrySC

    LarrySC TS Member

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    I am not pushing for FOID cards like they have in Illinois

    David needs to do something to limit more than 2 IDs (a personal and a business ID)

    Ed, he could check ATA or Pita or natianal skeet or national sporting clays numbers or FOID numbers-just for Illinois shooters-for shooters (at least those registered shooters); but what can he do for those non-registered shooters-you now, the casual shooters-and what can he do about those people that found TS.com and want to learn more about trapshooting or what about youths that want to be us in the future?

    Then would we want to have him have a record of this important info that could be seized by the ATA or gotten by shumer, finestein, hillary, kennedy, duck hunter Kerry, or another Clinton stooge?

    Should this be a pay as you go site-$5 upfront to register-that will stop new posters

    ed-your right about those other phoney Genes

    We need INPUT from the computer genius on this site-but not the feds or antigunnners

    Regards from Iowa.

    Gene
     
  11. southpark

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    Well, it seems like if NO ONE used their real name then it would be a lot harder to slander one another wouldn't it? I mean, is it really going to ruin anyone's reputation if this makes it into the newspaper: "Arf327 called slack-jawed hillbilly on trapshooters.com!"

    I can just see folks sitting around the watercooler at a swank New York City office saying "gee, I was ready to have Arf327 be the contractor for my new house in the Hamptons, but not since I've learned he's a slack-jawed hillbilly."

    So Gene, do us all a favour and start a campaign to force folks here to use anonymous names only.

    Furthermore, wasn't there a long and contentious thread here recently where it turns out the people using their real names kept telling lies and slandering others, while the people using phoney names were telling the truth?

    So your "solution" would guarantee we have more trapshooters identifying to the world not only that they lie and slander but their real names? I don't think that accomplishes anything. If you never realized posters here say plenty of stupid and untrue things even when using their real name you haven't been paying attention and may not be a good candidate to head this crusade.

    Finally, most major employers do an internet search on prospective employees these days. Maybe not everyone is willing to jeopardize their families livelihood by telling a prospective employeer their political beliefs and that they love to play with guns. It seems to me that choice should be left to the individual.

    Try judging a post on its merits. If a post you don't like is written by someone named "luckyshot" or "southpark", it should be easy to laugh it off -- who are these jokers after all. If, on the other hand, some guy named "Jacob R. Smith, Providence R.I., ATA No. 123456, says something people don't like you've now created a situation that could lead to violence or asinine complaints to the ATA.

    I think that has been done before. A rash of complaints like is something that could really turn into lawsuits over reputations being slandard or libled. I wonder how long David is going to want to keep this site going when that happens.

    Gene, take a lesson I learned years ago from Uncle Remus and learn to ignore troll posts by anonymous posters and restrain yourself from hitting the tar baby.
     
  12. LarrySC

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    lcc and switchblade,

    both you guys raise some mighty good points-its good to be anon cuz there are lots of identity thievers around

    and, this cite has gone down hill-we still need and can get construction advice to helps each other out and also to help those mindsets that want to know more about trapshooting

    we got to git rid of the trolls, backbiting posters, phonies, antis, whiners, fightin amoung trapshooters and skeeters and SC shooters. Of course, we have to allow diffreneces of opinions like grammie, WPT, BigDon and some of the udders that have good points even though they may not be as sharp as a tack

    as we said in the 1960s-let's make peace not war and cant we all love one another

    Let's put on our thinking caps, Froggie!

    Regards from Iowa.

    Gene
     
  13. g7777777

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    That isnt Gene--

    He is just a troll troublemaker and loser looking for you guys to bite

    Gene
     
  14. LarrySC

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    SouthPark-if your in construction, you would be hired to build my dreamhouse

    I dont want to perpetualize this post forever or a long time but Southpark raises some very valid good and constructive points-i know that he is kidding about requiring all phony names; but, he's spot on with the idea that all posts gots to be looked at on an individule basis and not just by the writers names

    no racist slur is inteneded-Uncle Remus, Brer Rabbit, and the Tar Baby have a good parabole--the proof is really in the pudding

    So, whose gonna devise the BS Meter that we can use on this website?

    Regards from Iowa.

    Gene
     
  15. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    David and I have discussed some of this. Such as requiring a valid email address for registration, as many. many sites on the Internet require. The password is then mailed to that address so someone is not trying to hide.

    I would like to see a side bar for O/T and For Sale threads.

    I think someone should only have ONE valid user ID, also.

    Just my thoughts.

    Whiz
     
  16. willing

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    Whiz has the right idea. Let only one login per email address. Maybe we can get rid of some of the JERKs. Would any one of them inject their sort of BS in a normal conversation? Of course it only shows their intelligence and I'm sure they like to broadcast it.
    Bill
     
  17. John Wall

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    What Whiz and Gene (the real one) said.

    John Wall
     
  18. Jerbear

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  19. AveragEd

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    Whiz, I belong to numerous Internet organizations pertaining to handloading, rifle shooting, motorcycles, sprint car racing and so on. EVERY one of them (except this one) requires a valid email address to which the user name and temporary password are sent. Then, in the case of some of them, the probationary member must post something, preferably of an introductory nature, in the "new members" folder within 10 days or the user name is deleted. The thinking is that if you aren't going to at least contribute an intro to the site, they don't want you.

    Also, ANY bad-mouthing or slandering of another member will get you barred from the site for 30 days; if there is a second occurrence, you're gone for good. Constructive heated discussions and differences of opinion are fine but some of the stuff on here would not fly.

    If you'd like the email addresses of any of those site administrators, let me know (drop the "x" from the address above).

    Ed
     
  20. Jerbear

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    Man you guys think you get beat up here, go on over to the Sporting Clays site and tell them you just bought a Stoeger Competition O/U and it's every bit as good as those P and K guns. It's like an atom bomb went off. I watched that thread long ago over there and I think it made it to 200 post. Talk about flaming. This site is tame compared to others, as for the multiple sign-on names as long as you have disposable email sites IE Yahoo, Gmail, MSN, Excite ect... there will always be someone that will long on with multiple names.

    Look at "Hank The Duece" I found out it was "Pied Piper" only after HE told me and most everyone here emailed me after I found out that they knew. You can have fun but don't let it go too far.





    Jerbear
     
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