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  1. Not mentioning any names here, but there seem to be a few repeat offenders who I think deserve a warning about this type of thing, I don't do it, and neither do the more 'mature' members of this forum.


    Much as we'd like to claim so, we're not omniescient. When you see a problem, there is a report button that you can click to make us aware of it, but otherwise, it's entirely possible we don't see these repeat offenders.


    If the mods think this is pointless thread, they would have closed it already. It's an important issue that should be made aware of, and taken seriously:


    Well, no. We don't close threads just because we think an issue might be pointless, particulalry in this section. I certainly don't think it's a serious problem, however.


    There is nothing more annoying than missing out on a sale because some little git can't keep his unneccessary opinions to himself.

    It's very, very easy for a seller to counteract claims about HK prices becuase 99% of the time when you calculate shipping and duty the price works out about the same.



    Look, I'm going to say this once more.


    If someone is spamming a sales thread, report it.


    If someone is providing accurate information, then it will be left intact. If someone is just trolling, then it will be deleted.


    How much easier does it have to be, people?

  2. But that's a world of difference from haggling on the basis that prices in Hong Kong are lower.


    At which point the seller either drops his price or justifes himself by point out the costs with shipping.


    Sorry, was I writing in white?


    It's very, very easy for a seller to counteract claims about HK prices becuase 99% of the time when you calculate shipping and duty the price works out about the same.


    I'm sorry, but I really don't see a problem here.

  3. people forget you can get say an agm m14 from HK for £40 but the postage costs are nearly what the gun is which is what they forget.  they seller has had to pay that which bumps the price of the new gun up to £80 and then there MAY be customs on top as well,


    i find it irritiating when people blatantly overprice goods but also find it annoying when people say ph you can get that cheeper elsewhere


    At which point the seller either drops his price or justifes himself by point out the costs with shipping.


    Look, the rules are very simple - If someone is spamming the thread, then the report button or a polite PM to the mod team will have the situation resolved in Jig time.


    What we don't want is the kind of draconian approach we have seen employed elsewhere where no-one is allowed to comment on sale threads apart from prospective buyers and the seller as that fosters a culture of overpricing and misleading decscriptions.

  4. Ok recently site is suffering, now obviously i don't know the honest problem but i thought it was about time the rest of the community contributed to ArniesAirsoft to improve the reliability/performance of the site. Can money/Parts solve this issue ?


    I thought if we all donated, even small amounts, when 100's do it, it will all mount up and i'm sure help a great deal ?


    To intise some, Show an appreciate of there donation. Maybe somehow a unique item/image/text be placed on there forum viewable display(When you post).


    I'm throwing out thoughts here so... Was trying to think different to the ASCUK as didn't want to echo it, but i'm still thinking :P


    At the moment we're running at maximum capactiy for our current server, and no upgrade is physcaly achievable with our current provider. We have plans to move and any donations made will speed that goal, as best I understand.


    However, barring the 'arnaholic' tag/member group (which gets you a larger PM inbox and a couple of other little bonuses) I'm not aware of any plans to make a big deal out of whether people donate or not - it will remain entirely voluntary and we don't really want to foster feelings of elitism.


    Also it seems the site is under-moderated, Maybe wise to appoint some members to the moderation team.


    This is under discussion ATM - at lest one new mod will be apointed soon to sales/off topic, possibly two. Wether they are upgraded to global will depend on the results of their apointment.


    Has a decision been made upon the outcome of the sales output yet ?


    Could you clarify this question?

  5. What about non folding knives?  Such as hunting knives or machetes?  What if, for some reason, an airsofter wanted to buy one of those hedge trimmer shears?  Or would any resident of the UK already know all of this?


    Under current UK law people aged under 16 can't be sold any knife, knife blade, razor blade, any axe, any other article which has a blade or which is pointed, or anything which is made or adapted for use for causing injury to people. There is however one exception to this. Knives, where the blade folds into the handle (like a Swiss Army Knife) aren't illegal so long as the blade is shorter than 3 inches (7.62cm) and does not lock.

    In relation to blades and knives the ONLY types that can be sold on here are:


    * multitools, so long as the blade is of the non-locking folding type and under 3 inches (7.62cm) in length.

    * penknives, so long as the blade is of the non-locking folding type and under 3 inches (7.62cm) in length.


    This thread is not for the discusson of the various legislation and case regarding blades, merely to clarify exactly what can and cannot be traded using our classified section.

  6. About the tabbed browsing, the site does seem to run ALOT better on Firefox. IE is pretty bad.

    I just wanna state, that I wasn't trying to provoke anything here. Just stating an opinion. Like I said above, I like this site, very much actually. I'd like to see it around for a long, long time.


    As above, you came across as agressive, demanding, and to be brutally honest rather rude.


    Saying you are 'just stating an opinion' does not change the fact that that opinion is offensive to others. We appreciate that yes, it IS frustrating when the site has it's slow periods and we do our best to minimise them, however the manner in which you voiced your dissent was not particuarly well thought through.


    In essence, it is like going up to the lady handing out free cans of coke and complaining that she is not giving you a 2 litre bottle.

  7. Jesus its ASCUK all over again!


    Oh god I hope not. ;)


    Having looked over the previous post it was written when I was very tired. It may have come across as a little harsher than it should.


    The original posters tone was agressive and demanding. Forgive us if that come across as a little ungrateful and is taken ever so slightly personally.


    We are fortunate to have a free resource here, and while "you get what you pay for" might not be quite right, come on people!


    Be greatfull for what you got instead of bitching about speed or down time! I couldnt get on the toys r us site yesterday cos it was runnin slow. I didnt *badgeress* about it, I just came back in an hour and ordered stuff then instead.




    Thankyou, that's exactly right.


    Arnies is the BIGGEST english speaking forum for the sport on the web. We do our utmost to keep it free because we want it to be availiable to as many people as possible.


    However, everything costs. If it's a tradeoff between it having slow periods and charging every member a fee, I know what I think poeple would rather have.


    One of the major issues we've found is people using tabbed browsing - what people don't realise is that every tab is a connection to the server, so if you've got 15 threads open at once you're taking up 14 slots that could be better utilised.

  8. I wasn't trying to ruffle anyones feathers here. Just expressing my feelings.


    It's a service you do not pay for, or indeed contribute to in any real fashion. Your logic is flawed because no-one is making you buy from the retailers.


    We do our best to keep the site ticking over, and frankly, s Marlowe says, threads like really do mke us wonder why we bother, considering if we didn't, you wouldn't have a site to look at in the first place... :rolleyes:

  9. Having a 'dupe' account is based on more than IP adress alone.


    For exaple, myself and Hardcore_Mitsuko live together. We have the same IP, but it's blatently obvious we're not the same person.


    Put it this way - if the second account is used for trolling, then we'll be having words. So long as your brother conducts himself with decorum and follows the rules, I can't see a problem.

  10. Since when did the UK have Daylight Savings?


    Before you. :rolleyes:


    The idea of DST was first put into practice by the German government during the First World War, between April 30, 1916 and October 1, 1916. Shortly afterward, the United Kingdom followed suit, first adopting it between May 21 and October 1, 1916. On June 17, 1917 Newfoundland became the first North American jurisdiction to adopt DST with the passing of the Daylight Saving Act of 1917

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