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    Default What happened to everyone?

    Admittedly I haven't logged into here in a while, but where has everyone gone? The board has almost no activity anymore.

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    Well, I'm not gonna post if you ain't here...
    Welcome back! I discovered the latest in night vision gear, it's evolving nicely.

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    Default Re: What happened to everyone?

    Maybe the Facebook group has taken some traffic away?

    I prefer the forum myself. I'm still here though.

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    Yes, I think that "social media" behemoths have absorbed a lot of traffic that might otherwise have gone to many small and specialized hobby forums.

    I've moved this thread to The Cafe for further discussion, as OP is not really a "New Member" (and probably needs no introduction) ...
    Last edited by archimedes; 08-14-2019 at 10:05 AM.
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    I still check CPF daily, but have slowed way down on flashlights. The cool stuff is too dang expensive for me these days. And agree, facebook has taken traffic from CPF for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    I still check CPF daily, but have slowed way down on flashlights. The cool stuff is too dang expensive for me these days. And agree, facebook has taken traffic from CPF for sure.
    More or less the same. The desire to obtain/engage has slacked off as I've achieved a satisfactory level of enthusiast/armchair mastery of the subjects at hand.

    My purchases tend to be BLF specials lately since the domestic high-end/custom makers are pricier than I care for, seemingly as a matter of business model. It seems to be a combination of the greater cost of doing business in the US, the choice of exotic materials, deliberately intricate design, and the hard realities of short production runs. Emisar and the FW3A got me into quads and triples for <10% of the typical high-end maker (often adorned with a borderline-ostentatious clip itself worth multiple of my lights). I don't begrudge said domestic makers their prices - don't think they're making million$ in the process and with collectability being a real thing small surprise their list prices are high since the maker isn't a charity.
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    Default Re: What happened to everyone?

    Speaking for myself. Used to be fewer sub-groups, I hung around the LEDs. Wasn't a Jedi-LED master, but I could nurse newbies when they wandered in. The forum changed to have many more sub groups. After the big split up I wound up mostly in Fixed Lighting, it is pretty darn sleepy in there, I don't have that much hot news, so I ghost around now and then but don't leave much sign of my passage.

    Hell, I don't even know if Raggie33 is still in here somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_McE View Post
    Speaking for myself. Used to be fewer sub-groups, I hung around the LEDs. Wasn't a Jedi-LED master, but I could nurse newbies when they wandered in. The forum changed to have many more sub groups. After the big split up I wound up mostly in Fixed Lighting, it is pretty darn sleepy in there, I don't have that much hot news, so I ghost around now and then but don't leave much sign of my passage.

    Hell, I don't even know if Raggie33 is still in here somewhere...
    Yes, raggie33 is still around. He was honored with his own thread back in May. #1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_McE View Post
    [...] I don't even know if Raggie33 is still in here somewhere...
    He even rec'd a custom member title; which happens only once every 4-5 years or so, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brasso View Post
    Admittedly I haven't logged into here in a while, but where has everyone gone? The board has almost no activity anymore.

    Rob
    I got bored with the industry. I will never trust unprotected lithium ion batteries especially at high amp draw.

    I used to like small die led like the R2 so you could get decent throw from a small flashlight.

    If someone invents a way to get more throw from a small head without eliminating all spill using primaries my interest would be renewed.

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    I'm familiar with it. Isn't it more than twice the size of an r2? I should make clear what I mean. It would require a jump in tech to a much smaller yet just as bright led. I almost bought a Zebralight with the XPL HI but the throw still wasn't spectacular. It is the best around today but it's been around a long time.

    I am used to Zebralight sc64 so the Eagletac is too big for me to carry comfortably. I do like their products but tough to compete with Zebralight size. If only Zebralight could make a thrower with the same sized head. As I said it would take a leap in tech.
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    Default Re: What happened to everyone?

    CPF check ins come before a coffee in the morning, carries on through the day.

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    I havenít been here as long as or been as active as you guys but for me- I started a new job on nightshift. I check the forum everyday, I definitely prefer this to FB.

    Another thing that slowed me down is buying some of the lights that I wanted, not wishing that I did. The couple of lights that really tempted me recently, is the Malkoff M91 group buy. I cant justify it now but have wanted a brighter version of my M61N for a long time, and upgrading my ZL H600fc to the latest version. However, I am pretty much set for my lights (for the moment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brasso View Post
    ..., but where has everyone gone? ...

    Rob

    I think theeeey ... went out, got married, had the kids, built the house, got fat and ... U know, 15 years, usual stuff, non ?



    Cheers.

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    91 members and 623 guests on at the moment... Everyone's reading, not posting.
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    Nine years and still here every day. FB can't hold a candle to CPF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Nine years and still here every day. FB can't hold a candle to CPF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beamhead View Post
    Yup, we all know you have a problem.
    Well, it's not like I've tried to hide it.
    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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    I check in every day but donít post as much. Iíve about ended my flashlight collecting and now just by then for tools. Nothing has really blown me away.
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    I still check-in 3 or 4 times a week - and still buying damn flashlights after all these years!

    Some things never get old...

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    The new stuff in the last few years overall hasn't excited me much. I think its for a number of reasons. The LED era has been around long enough where its not as exciting to see what they can do next. There was a time when they were first hitting the market and I was blown away at each new improvement while they were overtaking what incans could do in many ways. Now there doesn't seem to be as big of leaps happening. Its sort of hit a plateau in a lot of ways for me because I'm satisfied with the lumen levels, the run times, and the durability already. So, I'm not sure what more could impress me besides CRI. And even the highest CRI LEDs fall short of my incans. So, it just doesn't seem to be as exciting or as innovative anymore. I've actually reverted to collecting all incans as of lately with the exception of one EDC LED light. Other than that, I'm not posting about or following the new stuff.

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    I have all the lights I need/want, so...for me it.....is the archimedes peak:

    as per archmedes and all credit due to him: ( http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...t=#post4378276 )
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    Hello! I'm still here.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanBurn View Post
    I have all the lights I need/want, so...for me it.....is the archimedes peak....
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    I still check in and will post here and there. Try to help someone like the guy who has a stuck battery. Nothing new appeals to me. I have my few old Surefires, a couple small Leds and thats it. I may not be as well known as others but have been around a long long time...lol

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    Always nice to see an "oldy" back and posting
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Been a while since I even logged in, I was here originally for the drama free flashlight and battery discussion but things changed fast and hard during the years that I was here.
    The other thing that changed was China, high lumen, pretty decent lights for next to nothing these days. Hardly feel like spending the hundreds and thousands on customs anymore.

    Plus, I've got more important things to worry about these days at this stage of me life.

    Great to see the rest of you guys still active though!

    only buying mcgizmos

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    I woke up one day and could only speak chinease .. then I looked in the mirror and I was a ostrich . Long story short donít assume the mushrooms in ya yard are safe to eat
    LED's have gotten too bright in our stuff. Many nights I'm awakened by my modem lights blinking.had help with my sig thank you for your help.

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    Arc flashlights brought me here (via Pocket lights. Com and Flashlight reviews. Com). Led lights with useful outputs. Incandescent lights would never be surpassed, would they. Would they??! Boy O boy, we've seen some stuff. Still new wonders to behold (white lasers are my current 'wow' lights.

    Used to be the first thing I looked at after booting up the 'puter. Bought way too many lights, too quickly to appreciate them all. But I' ve made so many friends here.

    Still buy lights from time to time. Still EDC at least three at once. Still read here with the rest of you.

    Great place.
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    Same here, although not from the 2000 - 2005 join era. Things evolve and things change, that's just part of life. It might be fun for a bit, to gulp down that 3 month old cask wine, but there's nothing like sipping a fine 15yo double malt scotch on a Saturday night. I add one or two lights a year, now, not just buy randomly. I'd guess a lot of members that have moved on, have probably done so, several times, through the latest and greatest crazes. That's ok, to each their own. I am certainly happy to keep revisiting that fine ' old scotch ' and enjoy my lights.

    Hmmmm, I hope that makes some sense.....

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