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ESEE forum closed... bummer.

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Norsman, Mar 22, 2011.

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  1. Maniacal Pete

    Maniacal Pete

    Oct 16, 2010
    So you guys ordered ESEE gear in order to post on an internet site about it, and now you're disappointed because you can't?

    pete
     
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  2. PG5768

    PG5768

    Apr 28, 2008
    Thanks, I missed that.
     
  3. jeff_c

    jeff_c

    725
    Jun 9, 2009
    Well now with Mikes information on the other forum it makes sense and it makes sense as to why a "reason" wasnt posted here.

    Good for them.
     
  4. Core Knife Co.

    Core Knife Co.

    Apr 8, 2009
    I mean this seriously. Isn't it funny how everything gets pinned to the top of the forums but nobody sees it?
     
  5. chavez556

    chavez556

    Jan 10, 2011
    I want my money back!

    Why would they close the forum? I think they are sick of people posting threads about how they cant figure out how to start a fire ! Or they are just too:cool:
     
  6. Bushman5

    Bushman5

    Oct 31, 2007
    ESEE legacy pictures

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  7. -Ranger-

    -Ranger-

    474
    Mar 23, 2010
    Nice pics Bushman5; and it's nice to see someone else using a real fire steel. :thumbup: I'm still working on my technique.
    I'm usually successful when the conditions are juuust right. :D


    As for the closing....it's disappointing, but I understand after reading the explanation.
     
  8. bluefivespot

    bluefivespot

    130
    Dec 18, 2010
    This must be the signal I needed that I spend too much time on the internet. Time to get out on the farm, get some real work done, and tell the "intra-web" to f**k off. If I need to know how to do something, I'll figure it out myself. I have knives, guns and a tractor. And a fertile wife. What else do you need?!
     
  9. gundude73

    gundude73

    Oct 6, 2009
    bacon ;) :D
     
  10. Bushman5

    Bushman5

    Oct 31, 2007
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  11. james_colgan

    james_colgan

    125
    Jan 24, 2010
    Well this sucks. I visit the ESEE forum all the frickin time.
     
  12. PG5768

    PG5768

    Apr 28, 2008
    Who reads instructions?;)

    Just click on the register button and viola!

    When I read why, I understood perfectly, those auto-registering comment spammers are a real PITA.
     
  13. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    I'm going to nip some of this in the bud: I did not suggest closing the forum, we were asked to shut it down.

    The posters who mentioned "if we did it for some, we'd have to do it for all" are 100% correct. The ones who mentioned a cantina style subforum should pat themselves on the back: I suggested this earlier today. My suggestion was rebuffed. I was asked to close the forum down, and did so prior to going home and I've been out with my family since.

    I just got back home and am catching up on this situation. I didn't have any problems with ESEE prior to this, but I am not happy with the way this has been handled (to put it mildly). There was no reason to draw lines in the sand over this situation, but that was out of my hands.
     
  14. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Thanks for chiming in, Spark. :)
     
  15. bluefivespot

    bluefivespot

    130
    Dec 18, 2010
    True, but given a little time I can get bacon out of my guns, knives and maybe a little tractor work ;)
     
  16. Core Knife Co.

    Core Knife Co.

    Apr 8, 2009
    Spark, I know my opinion means jack in the grand scheme of things, but I wanted to comment on the "cantina" you mentioned. I have spent almost all my time in the ESEE forum since my registration. The reason for that was the community they have formed. We have talked about everything from knives, to packs, starting a fire, and so on. It's been that way since my first memory of the forum. It's more than a knife company. They're survival experts who teach this information.

    To have that taken away now, seems counterproductive in the grand-scheme. There is a root problem here. Is the root-problem the fact that it's always been that way? Or that someone believes it needed to be changed after all this time? Find and fix the problem, not try and fix something that was never broken.
     
  17. freq18hz

    freq18hz

    Mar 4, 2010
    Spark can you clarify which "situation" you are referring to?

    Thanks,

    -Freq
     
  18. Bushman5

    Bushman5

    Oct 31, 2007
    agreed!
     
  19. DanR217

    DanR217 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    I'd bet it was just too much trouble for them to maintain their forum and hey, it's not like they don't have enough business now... They'd probably have to hire on at least one new person just to handle their forum. Its a lot of work to read all those posts and make sure people are behaving. *edit* I just re-read that and it seems like I'm being sarcastic about the work it takes, but I'm not.

    Seemed like outsiders didn't have any place there as well. I posted that I got my first ESEE knife and got a ton of flak from the old heads. Odd, usually people in manufacturer forums are glad to share their brand with someone new...

    Maybe they just got tired of people being rude... isn't that why we go out camping and day-hiking, to get away from jackasses?
     
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  20. Maniacal Pete

    Maniacal Pete

    Oct 16, 2010
    Reading between the lines, it appears to me that the situation is that the owners of BF would like to keep the discussion in the knife related areas knife oriented.
    HI has a Cantina where the good folks interested in that company can post non-knife related subject matter in a brand specific communal setting.
    This would be even more ideal for ESEE, since so much of what ESEE is about is already tangential to the actual knives themselves.
    It could be linked to their knife manufacturer forum and we ESEE fans could go there any time to discuss our bug out bags ad infinitum.
    I for one am very fond of the ESEE folder, shame to see them go (interesting too, that the most engaging discussions there are often of the non-knife related variety).
    But after being here a while I can see how order must prevail in order to prevent BF from degenerating into an abject shit show.
    Too bad to see this situation going down in such a rough manner.
    Discussion and compromise are key in good relationships.

    pete
     
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