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Topic: Optics Talk History
Posted By: lucytuma
Subject: Optics Talk History
Date Posted: October/07/2008 at 18:57
I've enjoyed this site for 2yrs now, can someone give me alittle history about the site.

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"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." - Thomas Jefferson



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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: October/07/2008 at 18:57
talk to mark or  mike mcdonald, mithran or roy finn

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: October/07/2008 at 20:04
Get%20Your%20Popcorn%20Ready


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Fish to Live, Live to Hunt


Posted By: Ed Connelly
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 06:31
Al Gore created it.


Posted By: lucytuma
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 08:19
Ed, thats what I thought, but I wasn't sure.

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"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." - Thomas Jefferson


Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 14:02
First there was chaos...
Then there was light and people started wondering whether they could see just a little more detail on that distant hill.
Then scopes were created as temptation for people, so that they would always have doubts: "I wonder if with a bigger scope I could see farther and better".
Then night came and people were confused: "Who turned off the freaking light? I can't see sh*t, so I step into it all the freaking time!"
Since people could not see sh*t anyway, the put down their scopes, wiped the dog crap off their feet and turned on their computers in search of advice.
There were many forums on the web where people talked about optics, but they could not tell a good scope from the dog crap they just wiped off their feet.  After much deliberation people decided that if there is a golden ring on the scope and a large letter L on its side, then it must be good and they were content.
Then the light was turned off again, and the braver ones among the people, said: "Wait a second, the whole gold ring crap is pretty and all, but I still can't see sh*t except for that glow-in-the-dark gold ring".  But the many internet experts who said that all you need is a gold ring told them: "you are not focusing your scopes right.  If you only knew how to focus your scope with a gold ring you'd have x-ray vision".  The brave ones were still not convinced.  They said: "I have been trying to focus this bloody thing for days using your instructions, but I still can't see sh*t until I step into it".
So they turned on their computers again and looked for the higher truth to no avail.  Eventually the Almighty took mercy upon them and inspired a certain Texas entrepreneur to create OpticsTalk, so that the faithful ones could see and the other ones... well, let's just say they have to wipe their feet a lot.

ILya


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Posted By: Ed Connelly
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 14:11
 
                                                                                              Excellent     Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing


Posted By: Dogger
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 15:00
That is just damn inspiring Ilya!

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God save the Empire!


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 15:44
Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

I've enjoyed this site for 2yrs now, can someone give me alittle history about the site.
 
What would you like to know specifically, LT?
 
 


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 15:51
I thought CF posted something about how SWFA and the OT started? I have bot been able to find it. I want to say it was about a year ago.


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Posted By: lucytuma
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 15:51
I was looking for when it was started, who was involved, what changes have been made, who were the first members, you know the History & Background.

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"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." - Thomas Jefferson


Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 15:54
October 1 2003.  First member was Guest, then Chris.  If you go to the Memberlist it has some of that info you want.

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:06
Dale Clifford, Roy Finn, Mike McDonald, Mike Yates were all charter members here.
 
Optics Talk was a lot slower traffic wise, but still offered SERIOUSLY GOOD optics advise. 
I knew the first time I came on here that this place was very, very special.
 
There was what I refer to as "The Crash". Something crashed (server?) and all our post counts got washed away.
 
Pyro and Dolphin had the idea to start the Firearm and Reloading forums, which have been a smashing success.  
 
Lots of good people have come through here and I have had the privledge of meeting and knowing a few of them.
 
4 years I've been here damn near everyday....I'm getting misty now. You'll have to excuse me......Really%20Sad  
 
 


Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:27
Ranburr was also here early, if memory serves me right, although he does not show up much these days.

ILya



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http://fb.me/DarkLordOfOptics - Facebook
The greatest obstacle to discovery is the illusion of knowledge


Posted By: lucytuma
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:31
When year was it started?

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"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." - Thomas Jefferson


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:37
Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

When year was it started?
 
1 Oct 2003
 
 


Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:42
It only became useful after I started here............<g>


Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:46
Useful for comic relief? it really wasn't useful for that until Mark and his nikonitis showed up...

ILya


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http://fb.me/DarkLordOfOptics - Facebook
The greatest obstacle to discovery is the illusion of knowledge


Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:50
Somebody had to lighten up the place.


Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:52
Then there was Pyro..... http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=10">  
Then ED!  http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=10">  







http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=12">


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Folks ain't got a sense of humor no more. They don't laugh they just get sore.

Need to follow the rules. Just hard to determine which set of rules to follow
Now the rules have changed again.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:55
Roy, you and Koshkin already knew each other from 24 Hour Campfire, right?
 
I always thought "E" would end up over here eventually. Big%20Grin


Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:56
Then You have Cyborg stiring the pot.  http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=10">  







http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=12">

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Folks ain't got a sense of humor no more. They don't laugh they just get sore.

Need to follow the rules. Just hard to determine which set of rules to follow
Now the rules have changed again.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:59
Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Ranburr was also here early, if memory serves me right, although he does not show up much these days.

ILya

 
He's sorely missed. I use to get emails from him from time to time, but nothing recently.  


Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:59
For a long time Cheaptrick watched over it all trying to control the rabble with small success.  http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=10">  







http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=12">

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Folks ain't got a sense of humor no more. They don't laugh they just get sore.

Need to follow the rules. Just hard to determine which set of rules to follow
Now the rules have changed again.


Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 16:59
Negative, it was from here. I think ILya and Eremicus would make a nice couple though


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 17:01
Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

I think ILya and Eremicus would make a nice couple though
 
Absolutley!! Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing


Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 17:02
ILya still pissed at me for getting him involved with that knucklehead


Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 17:10
Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

ILya still pissed at me for getting him involved with that knucklehead


@$#@%3$%^&*, Roy!

As a side note, I still think that Eremicus is the very first penguin who learned to use a computer, so give him some credit for that.

ILya


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http://fb.me/DarkLordOfOptics - Facebook
The greatest obstacle to discovery is the illusion of knowledge


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: October/08/2008 at 17:12
Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

For a long time Cheaptrick watched over it all trying to control the rabble with small success.  http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=10">  







http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=12">
 
It's not easy being me......Embarrased


Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 03:35
Shocked

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"Always do the right thing, just because it is the right thing to do".
Bobby Paul Doherty
Texas Ranger


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 06:30
what no mention of our cowboy friend?

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: cyborg
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 06:39
Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

what no mention of our cowboy friend?
Thanks Pyro, I'm speechless. Embarrased 

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Posted By: cyborg
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 06:47
Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

ILya still pissed at me for getting him involved with that knucklehead


@$#@%3$%^&*, Roy!

As a side note, I still think that Eremicus is the very first penguin who learned to use a computer, so give him some credit for that.

ILya
Roll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing
And to think, Ilya actually gives Mark all the credit for the Comic Relief.


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With Freedom comes great responsibility, you cannot have one without the other

An armed public are citizens. A disarmed public are subjects.

OATH KEEPER #8233 Support us, and join our cause.

Cyborg


Posted By: cyborg
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 06:53
Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Then You have Cyborg stiring the pot.  http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=10">  







http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&ref=12">
Who?????? ME??????? Nah, Never would I do anything like that.Peeker

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With Freedom comes great responsibility, you cannot have one without the other

An armed public are citizens. A disarmed public are subjects.

OATH KEEPER #8233 Support us, and join our cause.

Cyborg


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 06:58
well i figured if roy and mark and ilya wanted to bring up e i would bring up larr "e"

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: cyborg
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 07:01
Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

well i figured if roy and mark and ilya wanted to bring up e i would bring up larr "e"
That ain't no "COWBOY" Maybe a "COW POKER" though.

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With Freedom comes great responsibility, you cannot have one without the other

An armed public are citizens. A disarmed public are subjects.

OATH KEEPER #8233 Support us, and join our cause.

Cyborg


Posted By: Optimus Prime
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 07:13

Sleep



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He did it HIS way!!!


Posted By: Ed Connelly
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 07:57
                   
 
                                                                                 Mean%20Computer
 
I've been visiting since 2006.  I finally joined up in 2007.  I have made a bunch of new ( and sometimes "unusual"...)  friends here...........Big%20Grin


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: October/09/2008 at 18:37
Millet threads, The Dark Lord, Optics Goddess, Barska SWAT scopes, Lar's lies, counterfeit Leupold's, Eagle Eye Optics and agendas, the rise and fall of  LTM Refinishing good advise, bad advise, etc.
It's been a hell of a ride......Vato
 
 



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