Me too, *between the lines* is where I spend most of my time and actually this is my profile info wherever I go:
Real name: Ivan
Born in: Kiev, Ukrain.
Currently residing in United States and running a family operated Dental
laboratory specializing in full mouth cosmetic restorations.
In my spare time I host a forum known as "The Arbalist Guild" focusing
on bringing crossbow enthusiasts together and sharing our knowledge of
crossbow history, design and fabrication, and aid in the research and
development of the crossbow, both as a hunting and recreational tool.
So my Philosophy of Crossbow Community resides along the lines of "there is no equality without diversity"
. This template serves as a basis for our community. It keeps the elitists in check (in fact they can't survive under these conditions), and kids get the raw truth about the subject which in turn sets the stage for them to seek out the "facts"
and only then judge things based on that - learning that "there is beauty in all things - you just need to find it"
All in all, I think communities dealing with creation of something with one's own hands and mind immensely surpass any other and when built to welcome all, they truly begin to serve a greater purpose. So, I take every opportunity to thank you all for being who you are and doing what you do, no matter if it's Modern, Medieval, Hunting, Target shooting, Larp, Functional / Non-Functional Art, or anything in between - I believe in you all and welcome all your efforts to be the best you can be.
We kind of went off topic here... the original conversation we had that led to this question was actually about something I wanted to do for our community and not about splitting the forum.
~ I'll edit this post and add a link to a new topic in a bit. See you all then.
Thanks for participating though, it was great to hear that you guys like the place the way it is -
All for One and One for All! Ivo
PS: Thanks for the effort little browski, truly a great sight - you taking this thing as seriously as I do.
Lol, the rank is killer by the way...[and means you were fiddling with the administration panel without me knowing...I'll let it slide this one time. ]