Post by Luke Skywalker on Mar 16, 2016 12:56:12 GMT -5
Please welcome Al/defcon to our Consortium. Al has become a valued vendor on the IRA with a consistent string of positive feedback, and his ever growing offering of saber bags, t-shirts and other products. It's been a pleasure having such a great, talented and friendly member/vendor join the IRA.
Thank you Al for what you bring to the IRA.
Updated from Armory to Consortium member.
*** Armory addition*** Old thread.
Wow!!! Lots of changes this week.
Please join us in welcoming Defcon4 to the IRA Armory. As I'm sure you're all aware, Defcon4 makes the best saber carry bags on the planet. Not only does he have a huge inventory of ready designs, he also will make a custom design to properly match your personal hilt. His fabric options are numerous as are his colorful use of paracord drawstrings.
I just spoke with Defcon a few minutes ago and am about to place my first order on a saber bag with custom design.
Thank you Defcon for what you've not only brought to the hobby but what you bring to the IRA. Like all of our Consortium and Armory members, you're a valued vendor to our site. Thank you for your time and energy spent giving to this hobby.
I hope you enjoy your new vendor spot in the armory. Not only will it help you as you build your saber bag business, but it will also help our literally hundreds of new members locate your bags.
sandpeople: FB issue #2. trash talking. Because the person isn't face-to-face with some posters leads them to spout off all manner of garbage. it's often ill-informed to un-informed, yet some folks still defend the rabid ignorance. opinions aren't facts.
Dec 3, 2017 1:10:33 GMT -5
sandpeople: FB #3 repetitive. without having a forum to point folks to, it just gets bogged down with all the "me-to's!"
Dec 3, 2017 1:12:52 GMT -5
sandpeople: FB #4. Douche-baggery is celebrated. it's like getting banned for being a tool is a merit badge for some of these clowns. Nope, it's just someone being a tool.
Dec 3, 2017 1:14:31 GMT -5
scarecrow: I agree about the vulgarity. I've seen some thinly veiled racism, as well. I like our family friendly format. I just joined facebook and I've tried to steer people this way just to have my comments deleted.
Dec 3, 2017 1:22:20 GMT -5
scarecrow: I also have no idea how people can learn to build from the info on the groups. Most of it is just regurgitated nonsense from people that have no idea what they're doing.
Dec 3, 2017 1:24:30 GMT -5
scarecrow: I mentioned mil-spec wire, psu's and dmm's just to get shot down by kids saying none of it was necessary. Yeah, they know best.
Dec 3, 2017 1:27:22 GMT -5
sandpeople: indeed. it's ok for hearing saber news, or for some special runs that we might not hear about on just forums, but for much more than that, it's either ridiculous or fishing grounds for scammers and insta-smiths.
Dec 3, 2017 1:29:59 GMT -5
Luke Skywalker: Plus the format is horrible. How could you ever find anything specific. I’m not old school in thinking FB is the new trend. For things like sabers, a forum format works best.
Dec 3, 2017 8:57:54 GMT -5
scarecrow: My feed is set up for updates from vendors and that's it. I used to check them individually so now it's a breeze and I can see the comments, too. Sometimes there's pertinent information in them.
Dec 3, 2017 14:21:00 GMT -5
megtoothsith: FB is ADHD, too hard to find specific information, forum format is more organized for the elderly...like me.
Dec 3, 2017 16:30:09 GMT -5
profezzorn: could be more organized though: It would be really cool if there were one or two people who spent some time finding the useful information on the board and organizing it and making it easy to find...
Dec 3, 2017 23:53:08 GMT -5
scarecrow: It's already in the works
Dec 4, 2017 1:11:33 GMT -5
maverickhunter: Glad I’m not the only one who absolutely despises using facebook as an alternative to the forums.
Dec 6, 2017 16:58:17 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Just noticed that TRA passed the 100,000 post mark. Congrats and thanks to Luke Skywalker, AmpTrooper, and the rest of the crew that founded this awesome forum!!!
Dec 8, 2017 1:29:04 GMT -5