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We're Back! Forum software upgraded and new features added.

News 20 Nov 2015

During the last week of downtime, we've upgraded the forum software and implemented a number of new features on the site.  Here are some of the changes:

  • Image Uploading - You can now upload images directly to NerfHaven, without having to deal with Imgur or Photobucket (limited to specific subforums).  The option to attach files is available under the text box when posting.
  • Visual Text Editor - When editing your posts, you can now see the formatting in the editor.  The editor will also autosave your post.  If you would prefer to edit your posts the old way, and see the BBCode forum tags, you can click on the switch icon in the upper left corner of the editor. 
  • Notifications - Logged in users now have a notifications icon, similar to the notifications area on facebook.  You can configure your notifications options to automatically notify you when someone replies to your threads, quote your posts etc. This can be configured separately from email notifications. 
  • IRC Chat - Logged in users will see a 'Chat Room' tab added to the top of every page.  Keep an eye out for other new tabs which will be added in the coming weeks.
  • New Profile Fields - You can now specify your Reddit Username and Youtube Channel in your profile. This info will be displayed next to your posts in the near future. 
  • The View New Content link (top right of every page) now works as expected, and includes more options.  'Content I have not read' and 'New since my last visit' are recommended if you don't want to miss any new posts. 
  • Tagging - Threads can now be tagged.  Eventually tagging will be used to automatically maintain the directory threads, map nerf wars by state and region, and generally organize the site in a way that we could not achieve with subforum categories.  We will be setting up guidelines for tagging in the near future, but for now just try to be as descriptive as you can.
  • Warning System - Warning bars are gone, and warning 'points' automatically expire after a set period of time.  Instead of receiving a PM and/or email when you are warned, you will now be required to aknowledge the warning before you are allowed to post again. 

These are just the first few features that have been set up during the downtime over the last week.  There are many more coming that we will roll out over the coming weeks. 


If you have any technical issues, or any questions about the new features, this thread is the place to post them. 

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Hasbro's Homemades: A look at prototypes from the Nerf design team

News 06 Aug 2015

Today I got to visit Hasbro's headquarters in Rhode Island, and see their facilities. Here are some photos and notes from my visit.

First off, a nerf logo made out of hundreds of megas, streamlines, and elite darts.

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2015 Mod Contest

News 08 May 2015
The 2015 Nerf Blaster Modification Writeup Contest
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We're hosting a contest to find the best how-to guide for modifying the current line of Nerf, Boomco, and Buzzbee blasters. In order to promote the modification of foam dart blasters and encourage our members to share information with new nerfers, we'll be awarding prizes to the best overall writeup, the best flywheel blaster writeup, and the best spring-powered blaster writeup.

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Announcing NH Homemade Contest Winners

News 03 May 2015
Announcing the winners of the NerfHaven.com "Noob's First Homemade" Design Contest


I would like to thank everyone who participated in the NH Homemade Writeup Contest. Your contributions to the site and your patience in waiting for the results are deeply appreciated.

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NERF MEGA RotoFury Blaster

News 19 Jan 2015

I occasionally get some pre-release info directly from Hasbro's marketing team. The following is such an update.

Image and Information Under Embargo until 1/19/15


(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/Available: Fall 2015)
Supersize your NERF battles and dominate the field with the highest capacity MEGA blaster ever! The MEGA RotoFury blaster gives you the option of firing one MEGA Whistler Dart at a time, or slam firing a steady stream of ten darts in a row. Hear the darts whistle as they fly through the air and hit targets up to 90 feet away. Includes 10 MEGA Whistler Darts. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

I don't have any further information about the blaster, and I absolutely can't speculate about mod potential or the internal workings of the blaster. but if you have a question that could be asked of the marketing team (read: Not the designers or engineers) I might be able to pass it along.
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Front Page Update: Mid-Summer

News 19 Jul 2014
In memory of Kyle "Gears" Ripley. September 18, 1990 - August 1st, 2014
Sleep peacefully old wanderer.

Upcoming Nerf Wars:
July 19th, New Haven CT NENO 8
July 19th, Murray UT S.L.A.N.G. Salt Lake Area Nerf Geeks
July 20th, West Allis WI MANO
July 25th, Austin TX Nerf Night
July 26th, Fayetteville GA NoMNE 4.0
July 26th, Bloomington IL Mayhem 3.5
August 2nd, Oakhurst NJ Apocalypse 2014 <<< Biggest Annual East Coast Summer War
September 13th, Cincinnati OH Ohio Revolution II: Redcoats Revenge
To get your war posted on the main page, submit your planning thread to the 2016 Nerf War Schedule.

We've had several more entries in our quest to find the perfect homemade nerf gun design for n00bs. Links to all the updates after the break below.
We've extended the deadline for updates and submissions. You now have until Monday the 21st of July to submit a write-up to the submission thread, and you have until August 4th to update and improve your guide.

Featured Trading Threads
MHA Dartsmithing Kits
Mostly Harmless Arms Blaster Sales
Snickers' 3D Printing Services

Click here to read more, including:Previously on NerfHaven, Nerf Facts, and a Discussion Topic...
Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with front page updates and announcements.
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Front Page Update: May

News 02 May 2014
Front Page Update is back for the summer. Catch up on everything that's been going on since last summer. Think we missed something? Post it in the comments!


Upcoming Nerf Wars:
[CA] SCUNPREP 2 May 3rd
[GA] Next GA Nerf War May 3rd
[WI] Green Bay War May 3rd
[WI] Milwaukee Area Nerf Outing S.S. 2/10 May 4th
[KY] Post-Derby War May 4th
[NJ] Babbage Park 0517 May 17th
[IL] Mayhem 3.0 Central IL Nerf War May 17th
[PA] Sex(Dwarf) Up Your Spring June 7th
[CA] Armageddon June 21st <<< Biggest Annual West Coast Summer War
[CT] NENO 8 July 5th
[NJ] Apocalypse 2014 August 2nd <<< Biggest Annual East Coast Summer War
[OH] Ohio Revolution II: Redcoats Revenge September 13th
To get your war posted on the main page, submit your planning thread to the 2016 Nerf War Schedule.

There's only about a month left to get your entries in for the Noob's Fist Homemade Contest. We're trying to find the writeup that will become the go-to design for new nerfers who want to build their first homemade. Submit your entries before June 1st. Don't be afraid to ask for help from the moderators and admins if you need it, and don't forget to take Meaker up on his offer to help with diagrams.

Featured Trading Threads
Pre-cut beige dart blanks - Pre-straightened, Pre-cut beige foam from Shmmee
Snickers' 3-D Printing Service - 3D printed plunger heads, grips, and accessories.

Click here to read more, including:Previously on NerfHaven, Nerf Facts, and a Discussion Topic...
Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with front page updates and announcements.
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Welcome to Nerf Engineering

Nerf Engineering 25 Feb 2014
btrettel's Nerf blog was my blog about engineering Nerf guns. There I discussed various aspects of Nerf gun design with a particular focus on theoretical and experimental analysis. The goal was better Nerf guns.

Now it's a column titled Nerf Engineering in the articles section here at NerfHaven. The focus and goal are the same, but the audience is much larger. Despite that, I will make no attempt to dumb down the content. I write for someone in college or older. Some background in calculus will be required for some posts.

Expect a post every week or two. I have a large backlog of topics I've already analyzed, but have not written about in usable form. You can post requests here, in this thread, for now.

All posts here will potentially be updated after their original posting. The date of last update will be listed at the bottom of the post.
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Downtime and Maintenance

News 25 Feb 2014
Over the next few days the site will be experiencing some down time and outages while we perform routine maintenance, mostly in the early morning and late evening hours (EST). Feel free to check in at http://nerfhaven.info for updates if the site appears to be down.
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Happy holidays

News 25 Dec 2013
All of the NerfHaven staff wish our visitors a happy holidays, no matter what you celebrate. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Hanukkah, and Nerf On.
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