GUN Looks like Glocktalk is going to paid plans

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by lugoismad, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    Theres a sticky post in the general non-glocking section about it.

    I suggested they go to the offtopic model, with paying for subs and what not, and the owner, eric, seemed kind of a dick in his reply.

    I really don't get where all his "costs" are coming from. Glocktalk is not THAT active of a board. a few hundred posts a day, just a lot of readers.

    A Co-lo server and a shit ton of bandwidth is only $175 a month. They already have ads. When I suggested the offtopic model:



    "[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica]Let me reiterate my thoughts.

    I will not pay to post on GlockTalk. There are other gun forums I'd rather go to if it came down to paying $5 a month. In fact, I already pay for one.

    As I said before, you may want to look into the system that forums.offtopic.com uses. You do not need to pay to post. However, you do need to pay to use the search feature, and get an avatar. The avatar is a respect thing. The guys without them are usually reminded (friendly most of the time) that they really ought to get one.

    If you pay $5 for an Avatar, for a month you can use all of the extra features. After that month, your avatar remains, but you can no longer use search features, you can't change your avatars picture, and your PM box will only hold 5 messages.

    That way anyone selling anything is going to be encouraged to get an avatar. Anyone who wants to search will need it, and so forth. There are closed forums that only the members with Avatars can get into, and usually anyone selling anything in the for sale section doesn't want to deal with anyone that hasn't payed the $5 atleast once.

    Its seemed to work out great, and the owner of the site makes a nice chunk of change.

    Problem is, they have a pretty good gun forum, and If I have to pay to be here, I'll just stick with the one site I'm already paying for.

    I just checked and the front page says there are 1100 active users at this instant. I've seen it go over 2000 in the evenings sometimes. If just a tenth of those purchased the extra features for $5 a month, thats $500 a month. And those are just the users surfing right now. I have no clue how many active users glocktalk has on a daily basis, but the front page says 67,000 registered users. I'm gonna take a guess and say maybe 20,000 are active. If even just a twentieth payed for an avatar and everything else, that would be a dang nice chunk of money. I know hosting isn't cheap, but its not THAT expensive either. A private server at a colo is only around $200 a month last time I checked. And that was with a 5 mb/s connection.

    Another thing your going to want to think about is, a week or so ago I made a post (I can't remember about what) and used the word "cock". As in "That guy was a real cock". I got 2 separate Personal Messages from different people telling me to edit my post. If I'm paying to post somewhere, you better believe I'm going to be ticked if I can't type the same way I talk. I'm not saying let people post hard core porn, but if someone is paying, and a "****" or "damn" slips in here or there, they shouldn't be chastised like little kids. This is a gun forum after all, and I'm sure the majority of gun owners and enthusiasts are of age."

    [/FONT] he replied with "[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica] It isn't going to cost you anything to actually read what I posted. If you don't want to support GT, that is your right. I covered that in my posts as well. Eric"

    So here I am trying to make a damn good suggestion, and one that worked out great for Fazle, and he's being a jerk in his reply.

    Eh, whatever. I've never been a big fan of that site anyway. Too many jerks. One of them got me banned because he figured out I'd quit using an old account, and was using a new one and had been for months. He reported me to an admin and both were banned because it was against their rules. When I signed up a while later under a new name, to ask a pertinant gun question, he immediately started sending me threatening PMs.


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  2. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    what a bitch :rofl:
     
  3. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    He figured it out when I posted a link to an ebay auction. He noticed my Ebay username was the same as my old username. Reported me to an admin because he is a little cocksucker, and both accounts got banned.

    Same guy bashed me when I asked about drinking and CCW. I said I was turning 21 in a few months, and asked if it was legal to drink while carrying IF I was in a friends home, not at a bar. He was like "what are you drinking for anyways, your underage" and started threatening to figure out who I was and report me to the cops in my area.

    If I ever figure out who he is, I will drive to his house and kick his fat (he's posted pictures) dumb ass.
     
  4. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    Be sure to post address in the main forum so OT can do what it's best at. ;)
     
  5. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    :rofl: @ friendly no av reminders
     
  6. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    yeah, i thought that was a bit of a stretch too
     
  7. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    fuck gt. ill stick with wmd, thr, tfl & rfc.
     
  8. bigboostdsm

    bigboostdsm New Member

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    GT has some good stuff, but fuck paying for that. OT is worth it because of all the entertainment that I get from it, and the porn :o
     
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    bigboostdsm New Member

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    Not only that, but GT has one of the oldest VB versions out there...you can't even get a thread preview...fucking gay.

    Why the hell would you pay to go onto an old ass shitty site? Stupid.
     
  10. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    I'm not as much a fan of glocktalk as I used to be.
     
  11. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    me neither since i bought a walther instead :mamoru:
     
  12. Ford4Life

    Ford4Life Guest

    It was good in the past, but over the last 2 years or so it's been invaded by a bunch of mall ninja douches.
     
  13. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Wait, you mean noobs are flaming pieces of monkeyshit? Who knew?
     
  14. Want2race

    Want2race Fearless

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    So someone start up glockchat.com.. and tell erik to fuck himself
     
  15. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Erics are always assholes.
     
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    Candy B's New Member

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    Yeah that place sucks. Every thread is the same shit over and over.

    -Just got a G19, it rox!
    -Anybody have problems with the G36?
    -10mm is so kewl!
     
  17. vettefan52

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    that site is a fucking shithole.
     
  18. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    Well, Eric just finished it for me. He can go fuck himself.
    I apologized for coming off like a dick. Here is his response.

    "[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica] Look, you may not have meant to come off as condescending, but you certainly nailed it. You know very little about this site's problems or operation and if you cannot understand why what you have to say (Actually, more how you chose to say it) is irritating, I can't help you. As I have said seven or eight times now, if you don't want to pay, don't. As I have also said more times than I can recall at this moment, basic membership here will always be free.

    You have shared your opinions on my site here at length, so why don't you go spread your sunshine in some other threads and give this one a rest? Eric"
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  19. bigboostdsm

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  20. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    That site used to be so nice. I don't even enjoy frequenting it anymore.
    Haven't for about a year or so now.
     
  21. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    hmmm...

    my dreamhost acct has a phpbb one click install feature...
     
  22. dooks88

    dooks88 need some bat wings

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    I have been lurking on GT for a while. Before I bought my Glock 27, I found more useful info here in one day than I did on GT after 3 weeks. Its not a bad site, just not good enough for me to pay.
     
  23. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    Do it. Steal his graphics and everything too.

    Glocktalk is a decent side, but its not special by any means. Arfcom, The Highroad, all those sites are just as good.

    I'd give maybe a $10 one time donation, but thats it. Eric has a big head, and he's going to shoot himself in the foot with this.
     
  24. vettefan52

    vettefan52 Guest

    eric sounds like he swallows sausage. glock talk is a fucking shitty forum with a craptastic layout. there is some good info, but its not like you cant find it anywhere else. they arent reinventing the wheel here with glocks...
     
  25. bigboostdsm

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    Mother fucking .

    Their forum is old as fuck too...the VB needs updated BAD
     

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