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    Default Where are the Trolls

    I logged back on here after a brief holiday and noted something I've seen on the front page for some time... about the place being friendly.

    And that got me thinking about all the forums I've used, and the fact this forum has far too few trolls for the number of users.

    Sure there are fights over Surefire etc, and some deluded people who think warmer is better than brighter and even I've been in some heated discussions about amber light and fog...

    However despite this, CPF seems to have way less Trolls than any other forum I've used. Sure, Youtube seems to be a Troll magnet but them being there doesn't stop them going to other forums.

    Does this mean Flashaholics are just naturally nicer people than the average person online? Are Trolls afraid of the light? Or have I just been lucky over the years and missed most of the trolling threads? I do expect a good chunk of credit would need to go to the Mods and Admins but that can't explain it all?
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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Yep better than average, no doubt. However I would also note that the moderators are very much on top of what is going on and that is a big help.


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    All the trolls get banned pretty quickly

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Trolls live underground.
    The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    The subject is too nerdy for them .

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by eh4 View Post
    Trolls live underground.
    They can see in the dark to, so they have little use for this form.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Trolls are remotely detonated


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    Give props to the Mods and Admins...they seem to run a pretty tight ship around here. God bless 'em.
    My dog ate my flashlight...

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    I agree that there seems to be a lot less trolls here than other forums I belong to. IMO flashlights are not controversial enough for most trolls.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    It's nice that a lot of the manufacturers have an active presence on the boards. Trolls would very quickly ruin that.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    I also think that most flashaholics recognize that there are different lights for different needs.
    Sure there are arguments about throw vs flood, warm vs cool, and LED vs incan but ultimately different people have different needs.
    I think it's nice to have such a diversity of lights. How boring would this forum be if all we talked about was Maglites?
    Last edited by Imon; 01-31-2012 at 06:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Huge props to mods for keeping the place tidy, for sure.

    Also, it seems that the forum attracts, in general, hard-working intelligent people who are interested in being prepared to help themselves and others. The scuzzy underbelly of society that feeds on controversial themes and posts garbage on so many sites doesn't appear to gravitate here, nor would they be welcome.

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    The mods for sure help keep it all tidy. It's very easy to spot a troll so they get banned pretty quick.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    it means the admins and the dinosaurs here step right up and have a zero BS policy
    and never argue. there is the law, and that is it... no whining and also no unjust nagging by mods

    it is simply well managed by reasonable peeps

    believe me I want to be a troll so bad about some flashlights that are simply the
    ugliest creations man has ever forged, yet people fawn over them. must.bite.tongue
    Last edited by 127.0.0.1; 01-31-2012 at 09:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Also if you watch the movie Troll Hunter, you'll see what a flashaholic can do
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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    I think that it is due to a general love of flashlights. Even if someone does push that x is better than y, there seems to be enough of an understanding when pros and cons are expressed for the statement in question. This is something that i have not seen in other forums of my hobbies. This prevents many arguments.

    With that being said, Chevy is better than Ford.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    +1 to trolless forums. Been generally good here and a thumbs up to the mods for keeping everything peaceful.
    Then it comes to be that the soothing light
    At the end of your tunnel
    Was just a FREIGHT TRAIN coming your way...

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    For whatever reason, it seems like people here understand the difference between fact and opinion. Sometimes it surprises me how many people can't see the world objectively rather than subjectively.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    DM51 keeps them locked up in a cage in the plane of Oblivion...after he devours their souls of course...

    Last edited by angelofwar; 02-01-2012 at 12:23 AM.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Some people here view a person as a Troll if he has a different opinion about their favorite light. Not everyone likes what you like & vice versa. Heated arguments about a product are not automatically Trollish in nature but, different opinions about a product. The Mods do a great job here at monitoring this Forum & my Thanks to them for it!!

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Threads like this are about the only places I'm comfortable posing joke questions like:

    "What's the point of paying a bit less for a flashlight when you can't:

    • Run a tank over it


    • Dazzle, stun, and beat a bear to death with it


    • Use the ceiling bounce for working light to:


    • Skin the bear with the bezel crenelations


    • Cook a tasty bear steak on a campfire started with the light output


    • Set the light to moonlight mode for a romantic dinner with the sweetie"
    My biggest light-hog is my camera.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    even when there are different opinions on whatever ist the topic, all posters need to have some info on the topic at all,
    this alone makes up for discussion, not trolling

    + the mods sometimes have interfere
    (and do a hell of a job. IF I notice them reaciting, that is soooo late, I would have banned the person way earlier. Also they have such a loooooooooong time to even "notice" direct, personal sayings...)

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Its just a great very well run Forum,with decent people using it in the right way

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Probably the best forum I've ever used, both very friendly and VERY helpful... Hard to find a place like this on internet... Mods are doing outstanding job (while participating actively in correspondence at the same time... well, sometimes)...

    Hope it stays like this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tana View Post
    Probably the best forum I've ever used, both very friendly and VERY helpful... Hard to find a place like this on internet... Mods are doing outstanding job (while participating actively in correspondence at the same time... well, sometimes)...

    Hope it stays like this...
    This goes for me also, its great here, sure hope to be here along time!!--Larry

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    I chalk it up to people actually being adults and having an Adult conversation instead of the usual rudeness I have seen on other forums. They should remember " if you don't have anything good to say,keep your mouth shut". Nobody wants to hear your childish remarks.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    The best forum I have also used. CPF is the best thing I have ever found. It sure is friendly and yes the admins. and mods. have everything on check. As long as you read the rules and use the search engine you'll be good to go. I use to frequent a Nissan and Honda forum but there are a bunch of kids who think they know everything and would rather clown you instead of leading you on the right track.

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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGLOU View Post
    The best forum I have also used. CPF is the best thing I have ever found. It sure is friendly and yes the admins. and mods. have everything on check. As long as you read the rules and use the search engine you'll be good to go. I use to frequent a Nissan and Honda forum but there are a bunch of kids who think they know everything and would rather clown you instead of leading you on the right track.
    Well said Big Lou...the only time I've ever seen anyone get clowned on here was some-one from E-Bay, that was selling a "Straight Baller'" E2L...

    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...=1#post2266943


    Or this poor guy:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...is-thing......


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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by CarpentryHero View Post
    Also if you watch the movie Troll Hunter, you'll see what a flashaholic can do
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Here's why we have so few trolls:


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    Default Re: Where are the Trolls

    Accidental Post.
    Last edited by Animalmother; 02-02-2012 at 01:05 AM.

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