The Everyday Marksman forum launched nearly a year ago. In that time, we’ve learned a lot about one another and running a small tightknit community. Now it’s time for the next evolution, a brand new place for you to connect with other marksmen just like you online and in the real world. It’s almost ready, and it’s going to be an invitation-only affair. But now is your chance to get on the waiting list and get invited the day the doors open up.
I can’t wait to show you more.
What would be a forum without some kind of code of conduct to follow? I'm all for the freedom of speech and expression, but I'm also not looking to foster chaos. This post outlines the primary rules for commenting and posting in the forum.
Rule #1: Be cool. Don't be quick to ascribe negative intent to others, and don't be a dick. I have a low tolerance for trolls and shady behavior, and it has no place here. I'm fine with spirited debate and discussion, but the moment it crosses into personal attacks and disrespect then it's over. Issuing personal threats of harm, doxing, or others will result in banning.
Rule #2: Profanity is allowed, but use it appropriately. Do not use profanity in thread titles.
Rule #3: Do not post or link to anything illegal such as how to illegally modify weapons or link to guides for doing so. Do not discuss any illegal activities you yourself might be involved in.
Rule #4: Respect copyrights. I dislike when people steal or copy my content without attributing it, and I don't want anyone doing that to others here. If you find an article, you may share up to four paragraphs of it and share a link to the original content.
Rule #5: I get that we're all adults here, but stay on topic. I'm not interested in an ARFCOM BOTD thread or anything of that nature. You can go over there for that.
Rule #6: No advertising for your webshop or brand without prior authorization from me. Any posts or links that appear to be spam or stealth marketing/shill campaigns will be dealt with swiftly and harshly. That includes affiliate links and other activities. Just don't play that game here.
Rule #7: New members should check in on the introduction forum. Let everyone know who you are and say hello!
Seriously, I'm more focused on enjoying everyone's [digital] company than I am on waving a banhammer around. I look forward to the conversations and where we go from here.
"Man is still the first weapon of war" - Field Marshal Montgomery
Rule #6 is a great one. I hate shills! They make me feel dirty and when I feel dirty, I use Irish Spring Original Bar Soap. It has that crisp, classic scent I love to leave me feeling refreshed. Irish Spring Original bar soap provides 12-hour deodorant protection, so I can feel fresh throughout the day.
"It is an enormous simplification to speak of the American mind. Every American has his own mind." -Ludwig von Mises (Theory and History)
"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." -Robert A. Heinlein (The Moon is a Harsh Mistress)
"Those who are in love with practice without knowledge are like the sailor who gets into a ship without rudder or compass and who never can be certain [where] he is going. Practice must always be founded on sound theory." -Leonardo da Vinci (#19 Of the Mistakes made By Those Who Practice Without Knowledge)
"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement"
Thank you for coming by The Everyday Marksman. This site and its community are a labor of love. I hope you stick around for a while, and maybe even join us.
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