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  1. 35 points
    Hi folks. I want to take a quick moment to thank everyone who has signed up so far. Things will be changing rapidly, for some time to come yet. There are a lot of new features that I will be bringing online. One of the cornerstones of the new site is the ongoing incentive system that I intend to put in place. No one wants to see ads, but we need the ads to survive. So, I am going to run this place more like a radio station than a website. In every spot where an ad gets placed, there will regularly be a banner displayed that if clicked on, gets the first one to click a prize. We intend to build a war chest of all manner of prizes, great and small, and we will disburse these prizes on a regular basis. These prizes will be used to improve participation on features of the site where we want more traffic. They will be used as incentives to help encourage better posting manners and as rewards for those who go out of their way to help others. They will be given away for the hell of it. The prizes will start fairly small, but as the site grows and gets more profitable, the prizes and their frequency will get better. I'll pledge to you now that to commemorate TBS's first month in operation, we will draw the name, from a pool of registered users who have participated regularly over that month, to win a new Glock pistol. I mean to do things a bit differently here than we have done in the past. I hope you will all continue to be a part of this new site and watch our progress.
  2. 25 points
    A number of people asked me if I would allow people who had been previously banned on GT to register here. My answer is of course yes. This is a new site and a new start. I hope that we can put our differences aside. I've been doing this a long time. Over the years, I realize my skin has gotten thinner and I've gotten jaded. Like I said above, this is a new site and a new start. I am going to try to change the ways I do things somewhat. This site will have posting rules and they will be enforced, but I am going to make a real effort to check my temper at the door and treat people more in a manner in which I would want to be treated. How y'all act with me will obviously have a direct bearing on this as well, so DON'T PISS ME OFF!!!:supergrin:
  3. 21 points
    I already had a strange pet, some 15 years ago. One night I needed something out of my garage, walked in and heard some unusual noise. Looked around and saw this tiny field mouse sitting in my wrench box starring at me while I was starring at him. They usually run away first thing but somehow he would just sit there and wait. When I tried to get much closer with my hand though, he made a run. Obviously I didn't want to deal with damaged stuff in my garage and made a trip to a local store for a trap. I came back with a life trap, put cheese in it, next day... no mouse in the trap. Second day? Still no mouse. 3rd day? You guessed it. So I though, what would I fall for, and came up with a piece of milk chocolate. Put that inside the trap, placed it right on the socket box and left. I wasn't expecting to be successful, let alone the same night, but when I had to go into my garage just some 30 minutes later to grab something, this little candy junkie was sitting inside the trap, the chocolate was gone, and he once again was starring at me. Now what? It was in the middle of winter, frozen ground and all. There was no point letting him out somewhere in the woods. Without a nest and source for food he would have died soon. I'm not the guy who kills animals (not counting insects) so I brought him inside. Not sure what to do, I turned an old aquarium into a terrarium with some saw dust, wood chunks and so on. Long story short, this little bugger turned out to be my most loved pet. I could call him by his name and he would come running towards me, crawling up my legs. I even managed to potty train him. He showed up when he need to pee and was shaking a little. Put him into a sink and he did his thing. Every single time he was outside his terrarium. They usually last about 3 years in the wilderness but he made it well past 5 years. He was allowed to run free in the house most of the time. Still have a bunch of photos. Needless to say, he turned into cookie monster just like me.
  4. 21 points
    You gotta wonder how many folks have passed that we don't know about. I'd like to make a toast... To the unknowns :beer:
  5. 19 points
    Wow! I was extremely surprised to see the PM from Eric letting me know that I was the lucky winner. Holy smokes, I never win anything. Thank you Eric for providing all of us here at TBS the opportunity to take home a new G19. It was very generous of you. It will be cool to see what the future giveaways will be. I am truly honored to be the first to win.
  6. 18 points
    Okie. A true gentleman and friend to all.
  7. 17 points
    I built GT and I am still an admin there. You are entitled to your opinions, but in this case at least, I think your opinion is based on ignorance and maybe a bit of misogyny. I’m not going to waste my time explaining the administration of a site like GT, but you are way off base. I will say that far more men than women proportionally use thread complaints abusively. This is not a gender issue. That is simply where you decided to drag the topic and I do not agree. I would like to see more women involved in the shooting sports, in firearms ownership for defensive reasons and on sites like this. This site, and GT for that matter, are not boys’ clubs. They are places where reasonable adults, both men and women, can hang out and chat about common interests. Women are welcome here, same as men. I realize your comments were directed at the situation on GT, but you posted them here and I don’t want anyone to think that they reflect the views of this site.
  8. 17 points
    Another couple of icons from the Bad Old Days.
  9. 17 points
    I was just sitting here looking at the new site and I got to thinking about conversations I had with Sharon, about starting a new site. I asked her more than once to come and be an admin on the new site, when I got it built. GT is the poorer for having lost her, but TBS never felt her presence. That makes me very sad. Why don't use this thread to post the names and memories of our online friends who have passed, that will never get an opportunity to kick the tires on the new site. You are sorely missed, Sharon. I wish you were here.:sharon::sharon::sharon::sharon::sharon:
  10. 17 points
    I don't want to drag one site's problems onto another site. I believe that what I said is self-explanatory. All are welcome here, unless or until they make themselves unwelcome. I hope that doesn't happen much. I would truly love to recapture that golden time from GT's past, when everyone just got along. I think it was a Tuesday.:supergrin:
  11. 16 points
  12. 16 points
    I've got a hell of a lot on my plate right now. I was hoping to put off the dealing with the TOS can of worms, until I was able to deal with some of the many other issues demanding my attention right now. I am not going to host a site where people shoot the breeze about recreational drug use. I had hoped that it wouldn't be necessary to point out something this obvious. You folks know me. I didn't have a personality and sensibilities transplant, in the last few days. If I need to formalize the site's posting rules, I'll do so. I want things to be more laid back here, with more personal freedoms. That only works though if people take responsibility for their actions and use some self-restraint when they post. I'll have a TOS up by the end of the weekend. Sites like this need structure and I launced this one without much structure in place. That is on me. I'll get that rectified and we can move forward. FWIW, I am working on the modifications to the software that will do the selective bad word filter and some of the other features I have mentioned. These things are a priority for me and I hope to get them up and running soon. I think you guys will like them.
  13. 16 points
    I have a bunch, but this one seems to find its way into my range bag more regularly than the others: [ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\tIMG_0305.JPG Views:\t2 Size:\t164.1 KB ID:\t2098","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"2098","data-size":"full"}[/ATTACH][ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\tIMG_0306.JPG Views:\t2 Size:\t162.7 KB ID:\t2099","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"2099","data-size":"full"}[/ATTACH] A model 19, the original 19. :wiggle: These are the only pics I can find of her. She's dirty and she has fingerprints all over her, but she still looks sharp. This is after putting a few hundred downrange.
  14. 16 points
    Hello boys and girls.
  15. 15 points
    This forum is really a fantastic place. Welcome. If you are new, say hi!
  16. 15 points
    Me after a hunt the other day. I could not at least show off my grandson. He likes riding on that mower
  17. 15 points
    50 years ago - me on the left with my two older sisters. And me today
  18. 15 points
  19. 15 points
    Why is my Glock malfunctioning? I upgraded the barrel, sear, springs, trigger and sights. Now it just jambs.
  20. 15 points
    Long time listener, first time poster [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","title":"tbo.gif","data-attachmentid":168}[/ATTACH] I'm from MN, or as many call it, God's country (reference to all the wonderful outdoors to enjoy and explore). I enjoy humor, humans, and humanity. Mixed in with that of course are guns, gear, and good conversation. :wavie:
  21. 15 points
    This is day one. Give it a little time. Bugs will get ground out and some really cool technology will come online. There will be plenty of opportunities to call each other **** face. :)
  22. 15 points
    My family owed Eric's family a blood debt. When the Powells came to rape the horses and ride off on the women in my little village, my ancestors promised to one day follow them on the internet when it is invented. I am now released from my bondage by being here. I also get magic beans and a goat that generates cash at a truck stop glory hole.
  23. 15 points
    Howdy! Still the same ol' me!
  24. 15 points
    Hi... My name is Josh, I'm a 35 year old male, and I enjoy long walks in the park.
  25. 15 points
    Where all the white women at?