Rules for posting course and/or event announcements - 1911Forum
1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > >

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-16-2007, 05:48 PM
David Blinder's Avatar
David Blinder David Blinder is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 1,457
Rules for posting course and/or event announcements

While it is highly encouraged to post notifications of upcoming training courses and events, this forum is not a venue for free advertising. Regardless of whether you are the instructor or host, you must be a productive member of the forum. You are expected to contribute to the discussions and failure to do so will potentially result in the revocation of your privileges and the deletion of your announcements.

Word of warning: If your first forum post is for marketing purposes, expect it to be deleted!

Last edited by David Blinder; 09-16-2007 at 08:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-06-2011, 12:31 PM
too_pure too_pure is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,791
It would be very helpful if the posts/post titles contained the entire name of the state the training is held in because two letter state abbreviations are not accepted by the forum search engine.
__________________
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Prima di tutto, essere armati. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen. - Jeff Cooper
It is bad to have to fight. It is worse to have to fight and lose.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-25-2013, 07:48 AM
Mick0610 Mick0610 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Blinder View Post
While it is highly encouraged to post notifications of upcoming training courses and events, this forum is not a venue for free advertising. Regardless of whether you are the instructor or host, you must be a productive member of the forum. You are expected to contribute to the discussions and failure to do so will potentially result in the revocation of your privileges and the deletion of your announcements.

Word of warning: If your first forum post is for marketing purposes, expect it to be deleted!
I see a lot of advertising and exceptional bios but there seems to be very little interaction from some folks (who get paid for instruction).


Did I say that out loud?!?!?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 04-29-2013, 11:26 AM
Mick0610 Mick0610 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,925
OK, so why is it there is a ton of advertising for classes but very little interaction amongst us shooters?????
We do two classes a week for 45 weeks and can't advertise here but I try to interact with the shooters here as much as possible.....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-29-2013, 12:56 PM
David Blinder's Avatar
David Blinder David Blinder is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 1,457
Mick,

Who told you that you couldn't post course announcements?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-29-2013, 05:21 PM
Mick0610 Mick0610 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,925
My boss. But it's not a forum related issue......
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-29-2013, 05:37 PM
David Blinder's Avatar
David Blinder David Blinder is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 1,457
So you are just whining? Not cool!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-29-2013, 09:32 PM
Mick0610 Mick0610 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,925
Actually I have no intent to whine or be difficult. I am a full time contract DT/Firearms instructor after retiring from a PD and SO but I enjoy the interaction with other shooters. I could advertise training that is independant from my employer and have no further interaction like happens here but I prefer to discuss topics with my peers.
It seems there are literally dozens of advertisements by those who have no intention of interacting with the rest of us...
Why is that????
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-29-2013, 11:15 PM
David Blinder's Avatar
David Blinder David Blinder is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 1,457
You may not have intended to whine but it came across that way with you initially implying that the forum prevented you from posting courses when in fact, you have personal restrictions that keep you from doing so.

As to your question, I would never be so presumptuous as to speak for others but in the +20 years I conducted training, I was always cautious about posting "advice" as I worried about others not having the proper context to utilize it. Fwiw, I do know quite a few highly regarded trainers scrutinize this forum and others but never post as they don't want to water down their worth and/or prefer to avoid pissing matches. As for the ones who do post courses but don't interact in other meaningful ways, they are counseled to participate or find somewhere else to post.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-30-2013, 07:47 AM
Mick0610 Mick0610 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Blinder View Post
You may not have intended to whine but it came across that way with you initially implying that the forum prevented you from posting courses when in fact, you have personal restrictions that keep you from doing so.

As to your question, I would never be so presumptuous as to speak for others but in the +20 years I conducted training, I was always cautious about posting "advice" as I worried about others not having the proper context to utilize it. Fwiw, I do know quite a few highly regarded trainers scrutinize this forum and others but never post as they don't want to water down their worth and/or prefer to avoid pissing matches. As for the ones who do post courses but don't interact in other meaningful ways, they are counseled to participate or find somewhere else to post.
Maybe I could have worded the part about posting better as that wasn't my concern at all (political and funding issues). I know some trainers who feel like the only way they will talk to you is if you pay them to do so. Others are not like that at all and share whenever possible. Then there are the guys that actually have their own websites to expand the interaction as well. You might see them on the weekend interacting at a local match. We had a local trainer here in TX who stopped shooting with us on the weekends as his financial partner said it didn't
look well that he was not shooting at a higher level and that was hurting his training business. I guess when you are trying to make a living at training it can make a difference.
Technical advice is something to be careful about but the biggest thing I think shooters should hear for advice is to avoid using deadly force (or other degrees of force) unless you can carefully evaluate and ascertain what is needed with great scrutiny. That is something not easy to come by....

Last edited by Mick0610; 04-30-2013 at 07:51 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-26-2013, 06:29 AM
John Hovis John Hovis is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 4
Hi, guys this is first time i am visiting this forum and so happy to see such a great info here. So many things i came to new here* and the way you guys describe everything here sounds amazing. Thanks for all your work will back soon for more updates.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved