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Posted: 10/28/2013 8:05:03 PM EST
Jeff's story really opened my eyes to what arfcom is capable of. A man in need of somebody to talk to had 5 visitors, 22 pages of replies, and a fund to help him out with multiple thousands of dollars in it......just from Arfcommers today. It is truly a strange feeling, knowing of the camaraderie and trust you can share with nearly anonymous, like minded folk such as yourselves. Last June, there was a wildfire burning less than three miles from my house. I started a thread about possibly needing to evacuate (priorities right) and had multiple replies with well wishes and prayers. When the evac turned mandatory, I was getting PMs with offers of storage for my stuff, transportation, and resources. I even had a pm from a guy half the state away, willing to come up with an f250 and a large trailer, help me haul stuff back to his place, and stay there if need be. It was an eye opener to the power of this particular community. Share a story about how arfcom has helped or offered to help you, and gentlemen, am I sure glad to be among you
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:12:55 PM EST
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:17:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.
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Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:17:19 PM EST
Arfcom is full of good folks.
I'd bet hundreds of people signed up to be donors because of that thread.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:20:46 PM EST
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Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?

lol pretty much


As much as I dont agree with some people here, there isnt a single person on the site that I wouldnt help if they were in need.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:21:25 PM EST
It surprised me when I checked back later tonight to see that 24/365 is covering his sons Christmas list and there's almost half the goal raised in less than a day. Lots of people I don't care for here, but the good makes up for it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:24:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?



You nailed it!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:30:42 PM EST
And that is why Staff is so paranoid about fundraisers...
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:35:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?

Second post nails it.

As the OP says; I'm both amazed and proud at the same time.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:37:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?

That's about right.

Lots of people here with a lot of passion about a lot of things. Makes things... energetic...

But 99% of us, at the end of the day, have far more in common than we do differences, and we'll back each other up when it really matters.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:39:47 PM EST
The power of the site to do good for others is impressive.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:48:47 PM EST
It's always pretty much struck me as siblings here. We'll bitch at each other over the most petty fine points of meaningless crap, but when it comes down to it it's a damned tight community right here.

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:50:19 PM EST
Behold the power of ARFCOM!!! It's power can bring about great good or go terribly wrong.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:52:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?


Spot on, lol.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:53:51 PM EST
Yeah, sometimes we're a bunch of assholes. But we are good assholes...
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:56:25 PM EST
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I had put together a HTF meet and greet back in June IIRC. (MT wasn't too successful in past attempts) There was supposed to be a couple or a few other members join up. Well after the scheduled meeting time, I posted in GD an "Ask a guy anything" thread and relayed that I was there, but no one else was. I had a lot of encouraging posts in the thread. Next thing I knew the waitress came up and said "There's a guy on the phone that wants to pay for your beer". He even offered to buy my dinner. They wouldn't allow it, but I asked if I could speak with the caller and they let me. The fellow member related with me that organizing HTF get-togethers is a lot like herding cats. He encouraged me to keep trying. I was floored. That's when I bought my membership. It wasn't a stranger calling from 1,600 miles away. It was a brother reaching out.

We've since had a couple of HTF get-togethers and it's picking up some steam. I look forward to meeting the locals and if there's ever a chance- the distant friends too.

Incidentally, and none too surprising to me, the fellow member is in the picture with Jeff today.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 11:20:04 PM EST
I hate everyone here but if needed I would also drive hundreds of miles away to help someone.
There has always been a hand ready to grab anytime I needed help up.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 11:41:20 PM EST
I wonder if they do this kind of stuff over at DU or the DailyKos?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 11:47:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By I-M-A-WMD:
I had put together a HTF meet and greet back in June IIRC. (MT wasn't too successful in past attempts) There was supposed to be a couple or a few other members join up. Well after the scheduled meeting time, I posted in GD an "Ask a guy anything" thread and relayed that I was there, but no one else was. I had a lot of encouraging posts in the thread. Next thing I knew the waitress came up and said "There's a guy on the phone that wants to pay for your beer". He even offered to buy my dinner. They wouldn't allow it, but I asked if I could speak with the caller and they let me. The fellow member related with me that organizing HTF get-togethers is a lot like herding cats. He encouraged me to keep trying. I was floored. That's when I bought my membership. It wasn't a stranger calling from 1,600 miles away. It was a brother reaching out.

We've since had a couple of HTF get-togethers and it's picking up some steam. I look forward to meeting the locals and if there's ever a chance- the distant friends too.

Incidentally, and none too surprising to me, the fellow member is in the picture with Jeff today.
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Definitely near the top of one of my favorite Arfcom stories.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:02:33 AM EST
I remember a thread with a guy in Wisconsin going through a divorce, mentioned it was bad, and possible bail money was needed, or at least a ride home. He had multiple offers of a ride home, and beers bought, without anyone having actually met him before.

It was southern WI, so he even had some of us northern Il guys willing to DD on a moments notice. I love you fucknards, wouldn't have it any other way.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:30:04 AM EST
Love this place
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:58:31 AM EST
Yep. Often I would like to reach my hand through the internet and slap someone but for every one of those times I find myself wanting to reach through and shake someone's hand as well.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:59:05 AM EST
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Meant it so much I double tapped it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:30:54 AM EST
A stop on someone w/ a BFL may end up with a courtesy paid forward....














This place is pretty cool as well as the people in it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:39:15 AM EST
Best internet place I've been part of. Proud to be among you people.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:40:37 AM EST
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Sure. With your time and money
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:53:22 AM EST
Fairly good group of assholes and maniacs here for sure.

And if I'm not mistaken it was a dreaded 13er that put up the donation site.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:56:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By denverdan:
Fairly good group of assholes and maniacs here for sure.

And if I'm not mistaken it was a dreaded 13er that put up the donation site.
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Should receive honorary 12er status for it.

The guy is Josh, AF and firefighter. Good in my book!
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:07:22 AM EST
Before I left for work the thread asking to set up a fundraiser was locked and the mods said no go, did they change their mind after seeing how many people wanted to help him out?
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:09:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HEMIsphere05:
Before I left for work the thread asking to set up a fundraiser was locked and the mods said no go, did they change their mind after seeing how many people wanted to help him out?
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Nothing official on here. But the site is set up elsewhere.



$10k so far.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:11:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:

Nothing official on here. But the site is set up elsewhere.

http://www.gofundme.com/4zxjjk


$10k so far.
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By HEMIsphere05:
Before I left for work the thread asking to set up a fundraiser was locked and the mods said no go, did they change their mind after seeing how many people wanted to help him out?

Nothing official on here. But the site is set up elsewhere.

http://www.gofundme.com/4zxjjk


$10k so far.


Thanks for link that's amazing
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:15:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ceverett:



Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?

That's about right.

Lots of people here with a lot of passion about a lot of things. Makes things... energetic...

But 99% of us, at the end of the day, have far more in common than we do differences, and we'll back each other up when it really matters.
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Originally Posted By ceverett:
Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.



Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?

That's about right.

Lots of people here with a lot of passion about a lot of things. Makes things... energetic...

But 99% of us, at the end of the day, have far more in common than we do differences, and we'll back each other up when it really matters.



I can live with this....



It's been kind of dusty in here...but dusty in a good way.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:20:13 AM EST
My Marine Reserve unit had recently come back from the invasion of Iraq (OIF I) and we were gearing up to go back again for OIF II/III. The only problem was, that we were short on M-16 magazines. I posted that here and a member sent me a box of magazines. I was able to equip my squad and other members of my platoon with extra mags. They were put to good use.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:23:18 AM EST
This thread is an arfcom cuddle party.













And I didn't bring my jammies....
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:26:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MK262:
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Absolutely
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:34:21 AM EST
You all should meet the guys that go to the Cola Warrior events. It's crazy what people here are willing to do for each other.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:35:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Enlightenme556:
Arfcom is full of good folks.
I'd bet hundreds of people signed up to be donors because of that thread.
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yep
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:39:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By denverdan:
Fairly good group of assholes and maniacs here for sure.

And if I'm not mistaken it was a dreaded 13er that put up the donation site.
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Also a dreaded 13er that initiated covering his son's Christmas.

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:52:40 AM EST
This place is awesome.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:40:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By leatherface_y2k:
It's always pretty much struck me as siblings here. We'll bitch at each other over the most petty fine points of meaningless crap, but when it comes down to it it's a damned tight community right here.

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The siblings analogy is very apt.

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:43:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?




That's about right.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:30:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?


thats about the size of it. I rip 57 strat on a semi regular basis (2600 bux to the BMW dealer )

but i made sure he got caught up on a favorite tv show.

ScaryBlackGuns sent me a bunch of razor blades for DE shaving.

the list goes on.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 10:59:45 AM EST
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Yes it is.

If I ever get banned I will probably cry, then drive to New York and punch the penguin in the dicK!


Link Posted: 10/29/2013 11:07:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?



lol, this is really a great way to describe this place.

fucking chevy driving cocksucker
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:41:06 PM EST
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Sure. With your time and money
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Originally Posted By JoshtheCarGuy:
I wonder if they do this kind of stuff over at DU or the DailyKos?


Sure. With your time and money


I'm sure that in a similar thread there the good folks at DU and DailyKos would tell the OP all they could ever want to hear about which government agencies and community activist outreach groups to contact in order to apply for government handouts.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:45:13 PM EST
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Yep, good peeps here. Pun intended.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:01:27 PM EST
I've noticed this all over the shooting community in general but you're absolutely right. I've been lucky enough to not need to rely on others but it's comforting to see success stories like this where others have and have gotten the support they need.

God bless arfcom
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:05:32 PM EST
Arfcom is like a giant, heavily armed, dysfunctional family that smells like cheetos and gun oil.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:12:31 PM EST
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And bacon.

This IS a good site. Many people came through for me back when I really needed a leg up. I try as much as possible to pay it forward.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:15:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ceverett:



Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?

That's about right.

Lots of people here with a lot of passion about a lot of things. Makes things... energetic...

But 99% of us, at the end of the day, have far more in common than we do differences, and we'll back each other up when it really matters.
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Originally Posted By ceverett:
Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.



Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?

That's about right.

Lots of people here with a lot of passion about a lot of things. Makes things... energetic...

But 99% of us, at the end of the day, have far more in common than we do differences, and we'll back each other up when it really matters.


Nicely said - glad to know there are other good folks out there; I agree with you 100%.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:16:41 PM EST
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Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
Aye, for all the bashing, gnashing, and gashing, flying about, GD has good folks, with good hearts.

Fuck you. You're a cunt and I hate your face.


Flat tire? Dude I'm on my way. You want anything from Chik-Fil-A?
Someone needs to sig that, because it cuts right to the heart of what this site is.
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