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Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:14 am

I think I'm late. Most of the posts were made 15 years ago. I missed the most active period of the forum. Is there a more active forum now? Or a telegraph group or something?
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Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:19 am

I think the fact that this forum is slightly active at all is because it's more or less the only such forum left, at least in the Anglosphere.

There is also the Francophone "Patator" forum that used to be very active but it's even more quiet now, there is a post from more than 5 years ago lamenting the death of that forum.

I'm also semi-active on Gateway to Airguns but there is no discussion of gas-burning launchers and it's mostly centered on commercially available air guns, with home made projects and experiments being peripheral.
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:54 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:19 am
I think the fact that this forum is slightly active at all is because it's more or less the only such forum left, at least in the Anglosphere.

There is also the Francophone "Patator" forum that used to be very active but it's even more quiet now, there is a post from more than 5 years ago lamenting the death of that forum.

I'm also semi-active on Gateway to Airguns but there is no discussion of gas-burning launchers and it's mostly centered on commercially available air guns, with home made projects and experiments being peripheral.
I noticed that you are one of the few active members, and it has been going on for more than ten years. Your love for this hobby is admirable!
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Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:02 am

yyt wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:54 am
Your love for this hobby is admirable!
Many things have come and gone, but the pleasure of blasting holes in things is difficult to beat :D

It's a shame that this sort of practical hobby seems to be in decline with modern generations.
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:48 am

I agree with the teacher (Jack). It is useless to try to resist producing holes!! :evil:
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Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:35 am

You think it's bad here? Try getting involved in making pulsejets :P

"the death of the forum" has been ongoing for a while, with several technologies vying to take its place. All sorts of gamifyng and the like, and it pulls users from forums with glitz and pizzaz, but the problem as I see it is that they don't, at least in my experience, engender the long-term commitment to a site or group that forums do. It's all short term, instant gratification, short attention span stuff, and it's general, from creative hobbies to forums that were more oriented as chat groups amongst friends. Plus forums cost money to run, and the newer stuff can rake in ad money more easily.

That said, I said much the same about forums back in the days of newsgroups :)
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Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:38 am

It is good here. there are few of us who publish but it is all interesting for me. I guess you can continue to share qualitatively, but not quantitatively. ;)
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