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    [faint news station on small radio in background]

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    In before the Lock.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    I was just getting ready to type "hey, very few new posts for two days".... "threads still relevant"...

    Or "in before close" but you beat me to that one Mono.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Yes, a thread complaining that there are too few new posts, which is generating new posts, should be closed so fewer new posts are created.

    I'm going to go start a thread on threads that delete themselves before they are created, watch black holes form..
    Hey donít knock it til youíve tried it. You might like Locking or Deleting threads more than you think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Hey donít knock it til youíve tried it. You might like Locking or Deleting threads more than you think!
    When spammers start causing problems around here, @nbp is all, like ...


    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Hey donít knock it til youíve tried it. You might like Locking or Deleting threads more than you think!
    What's that axiom concerning power?

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    Itís way more difficult to wield than people think... We always know the best thing to do when we arenít the one who has to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Itís way more difficult to wield than people think... We always know the best thing to do when we arenít the one who has to do it.
    Yeah, I knew you were kidding. Not all of us think it's easy, or enjoyable for that matter. I bet it's kida like playing cards with your brother's kids, or somethin. Nerve racking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    I was just getting ready to type "hey, very few new posts for two days".... "threads still relevant"...

    Or "in before close" but you beat me to that one Mono.
    Yeah, while everyone is trying to get past the Bouncer at the front door, I'm heading in through the side after bribing a member of the kitchen staff.

    Let's Rave!
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    This IS the Cafť... Maybe we need kitchen staff. Now I'm hungry...
    "Rage, rage against the dying of the light..."

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    Me too



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    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Pass the ketchup.

    Never point a flashlight at anything you don't intend to illuminate! Never buy a flashlight you have to make payments on.

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    A bit late to the prior conversation; but plz keep in mind that the more power you wield, the more pesky PM's you receive as a result, lol.

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    Like, getting grumpy and moving those 'food' posts to the appropriate thread.
    Off-topic, you're all banned, that sort of thing; would probably get pm's from the whole lot of ya.
    Last edited by Kestrel; 06-24-2018 at 08:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    Like, getting grumpy and moving those 'food' posts to the appropriate thread.
    Off-topic, you're all banned, that sort of thing; would probably get pm's from the whole lot of ya.
    Perhaps a Snickers bar is all that's needed. You're not yourself when you're hungry.

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    The "hobby" has been dying a slow death for many years. For me, it peaked in about 2008-2012 (at the latest). Since then, LED improvements have been incremental. I used to own a ton of flashlights, now I can find 3 or 4. It's enough. If you own 5 variants of the same thing, then you are collecting art, not technology and you don't need a website like CPF to promote art.

    You can walk into a mass market retailer today and get a multi-mode flashlight with 500 lumens for <$20, something that runs on a single AA or two AA for less than that, with probably 100-200 lumens, or more than enough for 95% of all uses. My local outdoor shop has way way more variants in headlights than flashlights and yet that's a fairly non-busy section on here. High end flashlights are a niche ... always have been, and with the performance of run of the mill so good today, it's a niche that is getting smaller and smaller. When you are paying $100 and trying to get 100-200 lumens, ordering online with painful returns, then people will do research. When it's $20 and I can return it no questions asked if I don't like it ... well ...

    CPF used to have a lot of leading edge information as well, people who really knew there stuff, and while there are still a few around here, I can't say I have really learned anything on CPF ... in a very very long time with the exception of Osram Black LEDs.

    Add in the old-adage, grow or die. Once you fall below critical mass, where you are not creating enough new content to pull new people in and keep old users coming back, then it is a slow decline till an eventual death. One person posted about selling CPF. Merging it with another site, converting exclusively to FB, etc. are all possible avenues for long term survival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssanasisredna View Post
    ...then it is a slow decline till an eventual death...
    THE feel-good post of the year.


    https://www.embracepossibility.com/b...ng-new-things/

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    Last edited by KITROBASKIN; 06-25-2018 at 08:32 PM.

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    Nuffin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    Nuffin'
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    Snickers.......? Nothing? Boy, tough crowd!

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    I'd never snicker at Kestrel! He'd have me on Spam patrol or worse!!!
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    Well thats sure food for thought scout....................

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    Snickers Ďn SPAM. Sounds like something youíd eat at deer-camp. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Itís way more difficult to wield than people think... We always know the best thing to do when we arenít the one who has to do it.
    Like being president, or CEO of some mega-corporation. Or the concept of socialism/communism in general. We all occasionally think that, "if only It were me in charge, I would make things turn out wonderfully. Unlike that long list of previous leaders/dictators who messed things up, or killed so many people". Sounds pretty narcissistic when you think of it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Snickers Ďn SPAM. Sounds like something youíd eat at deer-camp. Lol
    I abhor Spam! My mom used to cook it somewhat frequently. But I remember reading about how we sent literal boatloads of Spam to the Russians as part of lend-lease during ww2, and the Russian soldiers supposedly liked it for the most part...... Yuck! If you are being bombed, shot at, forced to retreat, while freezing your butts off, AND while hungry, I guess Spam could seem like a well seasoned, grilled ribeye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KITROBASKIN View Post
    How clever of you to guess that Winnie the Pooh is still my favourite book.
    I used to commute into London to work, while all the others were buried in The Times or Financial times, I was reading WTP. Didn't even hide it inside something else. Still I always got a seat to myself - WIERDO!
    My Nuffin' was to replace an inappropriate post.
    Am I the only one that posts and then 5 minutes later comes back and erases it?
    I think my Smartarse Alarm needs new batteries.
    Whoops, I've started talking about posting again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KITROBASKIN View Post
    THE feel-good post of the year.

    I'm beginning to think this member legally had his name changed to Anders.

    https://www.embracepossibility.com/b...ng-new-things/

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    As with this particular example; each of us as individuals, define & demonstrate how we want to relate to others.

    I truly believe that the reason we're all here is to be a community of flashlight enthusiasts, and to share our enjoyment of the hobby.

    Our doors are open for that purpose - staff members are all happy to be here, to facilitate and support quality discussions toward that - myself included.

    I'd like to think that all of us who want to participate - members and staff - are proud to be CPF members and really do enjoy this community & conversation.

    Sincerely yours,
    Last edited by Kestrel; 06-26-2018 at 10:12 AM.

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    Well said K, I don't know what that guy said, but your response was brilliant.
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