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B.S.A. Owners Group (again)

Discussion in 'Links' started by Rollo, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Rollo

    Rollo Member

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    Hi
    I have just revived my interest in airguns and am trying to join the B.S.A owners Group. However like other posters on this and other forums it keeps rejecting my application as spam. (Ive tried different email addresses, usernames, passwords and different computers). This must be the hardest forum to join. Can any one help?
     
  2. Deggy

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    You want to try the Weihraugh forum, the captcha they use is unreadable and the audio version too distorted, my wife and I spent an hour trying to register me.
     
  3. Patrick

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    Yep had exactly the same problem(s) when i attempted to join so i thought b******s and gave up,didn't bother.
     
  4. collieman

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    After numerous attempts I have finally cracked the validity code, does anyone else struggle or is it just me.
    still awaiting for the email to be accepted for membership though would be easier joining the masons.
     
  5. Sah

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    I had a bit of a job registering, somebody on here kindly contacted a mod on there and it was sorted eventually, don't post on there much though as post have to be approved by a moderator and i am not sure when this will stop and it's quite annoying after a bit as it is almost impossible to keep a conversation flowing. :down:
     
  6. engraver

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    Oh man, BSA group is a nightmare.

    I joined to simply get in touch with someone on there who is supposed to be servicing my s10, you need a verification to log in to join to send a pm and to post, its a nightmare.

    BTW 8 weeks and Ive still not got my gun back from the so called (in house technical officer), Im getting fed up of chasing him now:down:
     
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  7. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    You have joined the best one mate,

    you need look no further;);)
     
  8. tomsteebs

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    It's not a very good forum, seems to have gone down hill


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  9. lone wolf

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    It's a very slow forum to be honest and it's ok for going through its post history for info and there's a few lads on there that are regulars but are also on other forums.

    In my opinion this is the best forum around, not just for shooting but out of all my hobby forums this Is the best with out a doubt.

    The guys on here are sound and there's so much knowledge in all walks of shooting that there's really no need to look elsewhere.
     
  10. tomsteebs

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    Ditto, good mods make a good forum :)


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  11. tomsteebs

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    Facebook groups are more popular than a lot of forums too now


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  12. Elitist

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    Somewhat agree............
    Providing you CAN'T spell and know your place, i.e. never, ever, ever question the opinion of the resident technical 'guru', you should be OK. However, if your spelling & grammar is up to scratch & If you sometimes have a contrary opinion, or horrors-of-horrors, own what a certain 'expert' categorises as a 'fancy' (!) gun, you're heading for lifetime ban territory. Believe me, I've been there, done that & still wear the T-shirt! This forum is far friendlier, better moderated & more interesting by far, so save yourself the hassle!
     
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    Think I know exactly who you mean.....................
     
  14. cloverleaf

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    Tbh I rarely go on there since there doesn't appear to be much in the way of technical knowledge or understanding amongst the majority of the membership (nor much care for correct spelling and grammar either, it would appear :rolleyes:).

    The forum demographic do seem a bit too much like the unquestioning sheep that BSA would doubtless like all of their customers to be..

    I always chuckle at the fact that the forum is provided by "Simple machines" - says it all IMO :p
     
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  15. Patrick

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    Good job then that i never succeeded in joining as my membership would have probably lasted no more than 24hrs before i was requested to leave.;):D
     
  16. Elitist

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    If my short experience is anything to go by, you're probably right, Patrick.
     
  17. tomsteebs

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    I got banned because of a unhappy customer on eBay, who them somehow new my username and asked a moderator to ban me :)


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