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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. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Jeff's a rolling stone. I've posted in two abandoned Rat/ESEE forums now.
  2. Ken C.

    Ken C. Jack of all trades, master of none. Staff Member Super Mod

    Jun 14, 2000
    I know, right? ;)
  3. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Trolls like you make moderating an exercise in continual depression.
  4. NaturalMystic


    May 24, 2006
    Sorry to drag this on, I know this is O/T but I just wanted to state that Ken and I have taken our little discussion offline and all's well now. See, I knew he was an ok guy!

    Cheers Ken! ;-)
  5. mat_890


    Mar 19, 2010

    The super mods on bladeforums are top-notch. Of all the places I visit, this has to be one of the most balanced forums in terms of rules vs freedoms. Sure I have scene some unfair actions from normal mods (red name right?) but nothing like other forums where you witness mods trolling people and banning those who fight back.

    The fact remains they have a job to do. Some people expect an exception and have rules bent for them and only them but its not a realistic request. ESEE expected to have the rules bent for them and it just wasn't something that the mods could allow. People who can't understand this are going to be disappointed. It's nothing personal so get over it.
  6. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Excellent post I could not agree more.

    I enjoyed the ESEE forum and through it I have purchased 9 ESEE knives. I would not have made those 9 purchases without the exposure of ESEE on BF.

    BF is the premier knife forum on the web and BF and Spark will have my continued support.

    I wish Jeff and Mike everything of the best. I am sorry that they made the decision to leave, but it was their decision.
  7. J.Mattson


    Sep 10, 2007
    It does make my head spin to think of how in such of short amount of time we could go from Esee/BF membership drives to this.
  8. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    um, wow.
    didn't you ever hear "there's no such thing as an absolute"?
    from my experience here on BF, rarely have I seen a mod on a power trip, and have had some good advice and assistance from a few in PMs.

  9. Überich


    Feb 20, 2011
    wow, just wow. so you actually think it's ok to call peoples posts crap just because they don't fit inside your box?!
    well you're a "supermod" so you do have means to an end. but don't wonder if people start to leave.

    i'm just glad i was slow to pull the trigger on a gold membership - slow enough to see this bs unfold before i did...

    i'm going to see how this develops before i jump ship though since i still like the idea to see all knife&gear-related user-generated information in one place.
    it's a shame that even people with a common interest just can't get along. the human stain i guess...
  10. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    Ive read the thread over there, and this one, and all I can say is im kinda dissapointed in the thrashing they are giving Ken C over there. Some of those guys I thought better of then that. Saying one thing here, then another over there.... But what should I expect, a couple years ago RYP was a touted a hero to all them, and then very quickly, hes not. I tend to believe the bandwagon hate thing Ken was talking about. You see it alot on forums.

    Ken C,

    I apologize Ken for the behaivior of said individuals. There is never a need to get so personal about these things... I think you are a pretty solid guy. Stubborn at times, but everyone is. While sometimes I might not agree with the way you mod. I realize you have a job to do, and I respect that. That dont make you an A#$hole in my book, Id still buy ya a beer and talk blades with ya, and share a laugh or two. Dont let em get to ya. Im sorry.

    Bummer ESEE had to go. I bet alot of folks said leaving Ontario would hurt their bussiness. Eh..Well they be doin ok. They will continue to be ok. ESEE wont be a cuss word here so im sure they will still have a fan base and wont fade away into the night. Im just gonna have to keep up with their stuff over there. Its mainly classes Im interested in, but I do have my eye on something from them.....

    I think its time this thread faded away. Whats done is done, and I think it would be a show of class for everyone to let it go, lock the thread, and move on.
  11. Spark

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

    Oct 2, 1998
    Look, I hate to break it to you but not everything is a personal insult.

    This sort of thin skinned "He called a bunch of posts crap, HOW DARE HE!" behavior is one of the most irksome things about moderator tasks. He wasn't even addressing you, and yet you managed to let it get under your skin. This childish attitude is not welcome here: you need to realize that the mods have a job to do, and part of their job is addressing with various problem posts, threads, and posters. If he calls someone's post crap, stuff, garbage, etc, and it's not yours... get over it. Pronto. Or beat feet elsewhere. Nobody is forcing you to buy a membership, and really if you are going to be mortally wounded by moderators taking action, I'm not sure you are a great fit for our community anyhow.

    You want to get along? Then do so, because as far as I can tell nobody even mentioned your name. Otherwise don't turn a molehill into a mountain.
  12. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    :D Glad that's not me ,
    I play well with all forums I am on BF,JD,KF,XD,Jungletraining & a few others.
    I am sad to see ESEE leave BF but that does not mean I am closing the door,I enjoy every forum I have posted on & will continue to interact on all of them until I am no longer welcome.
  13. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    Tony you always have a spot at my fire brother.


    Oct 29, 2005

    you obviously have not read the whole thread, and no one is forcing you to participate here.

    exercising authority is not the same as a power trip.
  15. Überich


    Feb 20, 2011
    just to make myself clear: i'm here because i'm interested in what users have to say about their experiences with knifes and related gear. i'm absolutely not interested in what a moderator, owner, manufacturer or anyone else with a commercial interest has to say (since it's mostly out of self-interest) and i couldn't be less insulted by anything like that. so it's not personal - just a matter of interest.
    if some king of the hill attitude of said group of people interferes with that interest i stand up and speak my mind.
    pretty basic democracy stuff by the way...
  16. Spark

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

    Oct 2, 1998
    Helpful hint: this isn't a democracy. The moderators are in a position of authority. You can either deal with it, or move along. I'm not going to get into a protracted debate about it. If you don't care, why did you even chime in and whine?

    My suggestion: don't be combative or unnecessarily irksome.
  17. Überich


    Feb 20, 2011
    see the fact that you answer my post shows that you try to be respectful of other opinions. i'm glad you do. but i don't get why you or the other one need to invalidate different opinions with attributes like crap or whining.
    do you think that impresses me (or anyone else)?

    and by the way - yes, the internet is a democratic space: people decide - with a mouseclick. revenues up if they like, down if they don't. nothing more democratic than that.

    don't get me wrong: i'm thankful for the work both of you choose to do here and i don't want to protract any unnecessary debate. i just think a forum like this - especially at given size and broadness - needs enough openmindedness and mutual respect to work.

  18. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    Since when does a mod have a commercial interest.

    I see logic is not a strong point with some folks.

    The mods I know here are not on a power trip. They put a lot of time and effort into this place for one reason that many do not seem to be able to grasp.

    They actually care about the knife community as a whole and want to nourish it.

    The rest of some of these arguments is nothing but a joke an an excuse for trolls to toss their usual insults around. I feel sorry for them since they do not have the ability to see what they have stumbled into.
  19. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    [jfk]"...Ask not what your forums can do for you...ask what you can do for your forums..."[/jfk]

    Just think how much better this community might be if more folks thought along those lines. Just sayin'...
  20. roughneckrob


    Jul 3, 2009
    Never really thought of it like that. I've never been to another forum so you may be right.
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