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that does give me plenty of time to finish up mods, though.
There are several parks around the east side of Cbus that would probably do very well indeed.
(by the way, lynx, I can't get the FF i bought off of you to work. i have a few ideas, but... jesus, what did you DO to it?)
These mostly go out to anyone with modded Big Blasts.
Is it possible to relocate the pump? As in, detach the pump tube from the pressure chamber and move it somewhere else? In this case I'd be trying to make it a bullpup design. From what I've seen it doesn't look like you can cut up the whole one-piece internal thing, but every mod in the directory involves putting the internals back in the shell they came from, so no one really needed to bother trying it.
and of course, How many pumps with the pump plugged?
In short, I was rather off-put to see yet another one of these threads. The fact that it exists is probably in indicator we're doing something wrong; whether that means our expectations are too high or that new members aren't understanding (or any number of other problems) remains to be discovered.
Be a man! Use your dick!
The idea here is to use the leverage and swing the hips; you might need to dig a small starter hole to wedge yourself underneath the main part of the stump at first.
You also may want to practice on a few smaller stumps in the back woods before attempting a full-size phallic de-stumping procedure; guaranteed, though, if you bring along a few of the lady-types (try to find some who aren't too shy) to the main event you'll never sleep alone as long as you live in that town.
I was pretty disappointed in the first post's attempt at an April Fool's stunt, but what really saddened me was that VACC would post a list of what were frankly some excellent ideas and then say that he wasn't going to follow through with any of them.
Why? Nearly all those things ARE coming, they're just coming to NerfHaven instead of NerfHQ. Are we buying you a plane ticket to Armageddon, sadly no, but everything else we are working on.
Suffice it to say, though, that CPVC and PVC are NOT the same thing. PVC is usually a white pipe that has larger ID's than similar sizes of CPVC. It also tends to come in larger size options period. Most PVC is very loose to use on stock darts.
CPVC is off-white to yellow, sometimes with a yellow stripe along the side. I believe it is intended for cold-water plumbing in the non-NERF world. Most CPVC is fairly tight on stock darts. CPVC tends to come in smaller diameters than PVC, as well.
You could use PVC as a barrel, but unless you know what you're getting into your darts will probably just fall out the end.
There will be no tl:dr; I'm assuming that you're all intelligent enough to read the entire post before commenting.
But the one half of "You" could get you banned...
Well, you could just share an account....
Precisely. I share interests with my little brother (and thus accounts having the same ip) on a multitude of sites/games/etc. This does not include the haven. The reason for the different accounts varies; sometimes you can only have one character per account and he wants to play the game as well; sometimes I just don't want him posting ignorant bullshit under the screenname I'm recognized as in that particular community. Most of the time he even operates on a different access point, but since we're on a wireless network we share an ip. Though they can undeniably be convenient get-out-of-jail-free cards, "little brother stories", like "new apartment, previous owner left Internet connection installed" , "Internet co. routinely changed my ip" and "public library" stories are true a good percentage of the time.
As I see it there are a few routes to be taken here, but it boils down to two very basic ones; choosing to ignore the fact that sometimes more than one person under a shared ip attends the same site, or choosing to accommodate that fact. As a passing observer, I would think the haven (it's administration, to be precise) would be fairly forgiving in matters involving little brothers, mostly because of the rather visible encouraging of the hobby in younger generations. (One need look no further than the 'staff' - See FA24's accomplice, Piney's kids, etc.) To be honest, if you have a brother, he's more likely than not going to be involved in your testing and manufacture of modded foam weaponry just because he sees you fairly regularly and you're doing NERF-related things fairly regularly. It can be easily discerned that this is an issue that is going to recur, and logically it makes sense to do something about it.
So what can NH do about little brothers without sacrificing the hard-nosed reputation? I realize that un-banning every member who sends an email saying "zomg it was my little brother" is pulling the rug out from under the accepted authorities, so that is out of the question. There are some things that could be done, though.
User-Submitted Lists. This would essentially entail a clause being added to the CoC stating that "If you have a little brother who shares your account or share a network [ip] with other users, Post in this thread/send an email here/etc. with a brief message detailing your situation. to prevent accidental banhammering." A mod-viewable-only thread/dump email account would be created for these messages to be sent to. Mods wouldn't have any added workload except keeping the email account open or whatnot. When a user was banned mistakenly (it will happen eventually, so not when/if) they would send off an email to one of the mods/admins asking very nicely that they be checked against the lil' bro database and then wait for the mods to feel merciful enough to bother looking into it. Once they had a post in the lil' bro thread confirmed, then the mods could look into it further if they wanted to. This places the burden of proof primarily on the user- users could be required to provide photo evidence in their initial post in that thread/email if you wanted to take it that far, even just to continue asserting the strict nature of the haven's rule enforcement. Additionally, since this was in the CoC (which everyone should have read) any cases that don't have a post in the lil' bro thread or an email in the inbox can immediately be dismissed since they didn't follow the rules anyway. This shouldn't take much effort to initiate- just make a thread and wait. If there are going to be pictures in the thread it would probably be desired by some of the parties involved that only the mods be able to see their pictures. (We wear masks for a reason.)
The probably harder way and maybe not possible way- Multiple profiles per account. I play a few online games where even if you have one account you can still use multiple classes/characters without losing your others. This is accomplished through the use of profiles. I log in with my username/pass and then select a profile, and depending on which one I pick I have different keyboard setups and different saved stats. For some servers I even have the option of logging in to the game launcher, then selecting the username who's stats I want to call up, then selecting the profile I want to use from that username. This same concept could be transferred to the forum realm, but probably not without a huge amount of work. basically it would involve a user logging into the forums and then being prompted what profile they wanted to use. The profiles would be password protected. This way you could ban one profile if you know there are multiple users on the same account, or just ip ban the entire account if you know that only one person uses account. Still, this idea verges on overcomplication and would probably require -1- as foundation anyway, which I'm 115% sure is too much work.
If I think of anything more streamlined the -1- I'll add it.
Thanks for reading.
Actually, might it be possible to add a disclaimer to the top of the mod directory reading something like "Be sure to check the date of the last post before replying to threads you find here" ?
I never saw the result of what was supposed to be an acid test of a modified NiteFinder that someone claimed would shoot "100 feet". I don't know what happened, but it never made it to the test site, I think.
Here you go
tl:dr it didn't hit 100, but it was a solid mod that consistently hit 70' under rigorous testing. PN maintains that it fired 100' when he had it; ridiculous factors such as temperature and altitude are considered.
Relating more directly to the topic- I'm personally not too sure that "you should be able to tell if it's too tight" means anything to me. "You shouldn't have to screw things in" is also pretty subjective. As someone fairly new to this I don't have experience with a wide range of barrel materials; my CPVC take a little effort to get darts into, but I don't screw anything in. I honestly have no idea if they're "too tight" since I have no calipers to measure ID with. I get the feeling the OP migth be in a similar boat.
Wait what was that? Your vagina made you quit WoW?
Someone's just a little pissy because they don't have an Effeminate flying mount like I do.
You're right. I hate my girlfriend and real job. I'm just gonna sit in my parents' basement, eat cheetos and whine about my acne over teamspeak....that's working out sweet for you, right?
All the cool kids use Vent, VACC.
Currently though, I fall asleep to Franz Biebl's arrangement of Ave maria -easily the best, in my opinion- performed by chanticleer. If I had to choose now, this is the song I'd want this song played at my funeral (though I'd have a hard time deciding between having chanticleer and phantom regiment performing it).
I enjoy hardcore house/D&B and classical music, or better yet, both together.
I like Five Iron Frenzy and Roper, some Orange Range and Asian Kung-Fu Generation stuff, Johnny Richards and Stan Kenton, Squad Five-O, Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's instrumental stuff, some Yngwie malmsteen, the IUP marching band and Phantom Regiment. I also enjoy the more symphonic brass band stuff and more modern symphonic and band music.
I'm also pretty puzzled here. My best guess is that there is a long in-line clip in the gun beforehand that you must remove to place the flag tube in, thus rendering flaggers incapable of firing? But then why would he have a flag on the clip tube to begin with... I would also say it was intended as a decoy, but for the fact that in the diagram the one with the would-be-decoy is the one taking the flag. I'm lost.
The man with the longshot makes the rules.
While I honestly can't help but chuckle at the falsetto, I do admire the functionality and straight-up cost effectiveness. As mentioned in the Youtube comments, an L-corner CPVC piece would probably be better for securing the cocking handle to the shotgun slider bar CPVC. I've got some CPVC things in my basement.. basically 1/2 inch CPVC version of McMaster Carr part 3192T51 that I found at Home Depot in a six-pack for something like 93 cents that would probably work just as well as the glued-on longshot barrel so you could save that for something else. (reinforcing PETG barrels or something?)