Hello from Edmonton, Alberta!!!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by burned00, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. burned00

    burned00 New Member

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    Greetings, I'm Ben from Edmonton, Alberta. I am just getting into airsoft, having played it at my friends house and having tons of fun! I'm 13, and play lots of Xbox 360 and my ipad. These forums seem to be an awesome place to learn, so I hope to become smarter through these!
     
  2. marine121496

    marine121496 Wahahaha~ Supporting Member

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    Hola and welcome to the society, here you will be able to rebuild your airsoft life with threads and threads of new information! Up at the top is a search bar, it will look like this.

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    One of the greater things about this society is that it's been around FOREVER so you can imagine nearly every simple question has been asked before, such as "what's the best m4 for 150 dollars?", "What's the best brand?", or "Help with DMR build" all that information can be yours (if you're willing to learn that is)!
    Alternatively if you have trouble with the search bar, you can try searching via google and attaching "airsoft society" to the end of it. Like so.
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    Now I don't mean to bully you, and you may be wondering why I'm telling you all this new information, you see around here we have had rash of new guys who always ask the same questions, and to be frank, it gets old. So I'm just making you're aware of all this the second you join, so you can help us avoid some of the trouble. Get em while they're young, know what I'm saying?

    Oh make sure to read the rules! http://www.airsoftsociety.com/forums/f10/announcement-rules-regulations.html


    Do you have any tech experience by chance? Techs are always a nice addition to the forum; we always have people asking about builds and people who need help fixing their gun. If you're not that's perfectly fine as well! Hang around here long enough and you'll probably try something or other with your gearbox. One note on posting although, another thing people have a tendency to do when they join (and even some members who've been around a while) is give out poor or simply incorrect information, don't be afraid to share your experiences or opinion, but if you get into a factual argument, please please make sure your facts are right for example please don't post things along the lines of

    First off that would violate the rules which state to use proper spelling and grammar, so let's go ahead and add that in.

    This is better, at least you aren't violating any rules with this, however one of the first things you should learn is that FPS doesn't mean nearly as much as people would like to believe, for example the difference in range between 350 FPS and 380 FPS is negligible. So that isn't really a selling point, also when you think about it that post really doesn't describe much about the gun! Let's try making it a non arguable statement with some more details. A good format (when recommending something) is to find several things you like about the gun and make note of at least one thing you didn't like, this way people can see you're trying to be non biased, for example, I'm much more likely to believe the guy saying "Yeah I personally love goldenball bbs, they get me fantastic range, but I have spotted a high rate of bbs with bubbles in them." than the guy who says, "Goldenball bbs are awesome, they get me fantastic range!" Now adding that all into this quote.

    This is a much better post, however brings me to the last of my points, if you ever tell someone to look for something try to provide a link. If there are several lancer tactical reviews he may find a crap one where a guy fires 5 shots at a paper target on his trash bin some 15 feet away. To avoid this, link him.

    Lastly, because some people don't understand the concept we have people called moderators, who hang about the forum policing it and making sure the rules are followed! You may notice them as some of the guys giving threats:D you are going to want to make sure you check the rules to stay out of the way of those guys, those guys being (Currently active Mods off the top of my head)
    Sparky D
    Knief
    NJnewland
    The only buster
    lil_shady
    Unless you have some very solid evidence arguing with any mods isn't a good idea.

    That's all for now, read, check out the sales section (classifieds) and post!

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  3. burned00

    burned00 New Member

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    Thanks a lot, I appreciate learning new things, and there's a lot of stuff to learn on here:)
     
  4. Urban_ART

    Urban_ART New Member

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    Welcome to AS Forums! Be sure to ask any questions you have and I'm sure someone would be glad to help you. Enjoy your time on the forums!
     
  5. burned00

    burned00 New Member

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    Thank you everyone:D
     
  6. TYSONtheSNIPER

    TYSONtheSNIPER New Member

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    Welcome fellow Edmontonian (?)

    Indeed this is a great place to learn the sport. Lots and lots of knowledgeable people on these forums, so finding answers should be easy.

    What replicas do you own currently?
     
  7. burned00

    burned00 New Member

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    I'm just getting started, so only a g&g mp5 and a spring pistol
     
  8. TYSONtheSNIPER

    TYSONtheSNIPER New Member

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    You gotta start somewhere, and it looks like your starting off fairly good.

    I remember seeing that you've bought your stuff at Buyairsoft. Although its close to us here in Edmonton, its really not the best place to get guns from. Thats only because of the prices, the guns they sell are good, but the money your paying is crazy (even with the discounts).

    As you get more into airsoft and perhaps want another gun, don't be afraid to order online. There are many Canadian retailers that offer better guns then Buyairsoft and at better prices.

    Anyway, have fun and again, welcome to the forum.