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- LEDs & Other Stuff -  - UI CheatSheets -  - CRX Mods & Builds -  - Stuff for Sale -CRX Hand Made FlashlightsThe only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future.
It is a product of our imagination causing us to fear things that do not presently and may never exist. Fear is a choice.

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I’m sure there was some discussion about a flashlight here once Smile
Yeah… but what light was it?? Facepalm

Is this the GT4 Thread??? Shocked Big Smile . Big Smile

No wait…. FW3A !!!

It’s ready to ship isn’t it?? .. jk

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Of course…. We were never “not” friends. Thumbs Up . Wink
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Loved that movie!!

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Of course…. We were never “not” friends. Thumbs Up . Wink . Loved that movie!!

AWWW

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I’m very late to this party, but if it’s not too late, I would like to purchase one of these lights.

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teacher wrote:
Of course…. We were never “not” friends. Thumbs Up . Wink
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Loved that movie!!
AWWW
You instigator…. Big Smile . Big Smile . Big Smile . Wink

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DB Custom wrote:
Jason, your sig line is getting pretty long … when you answer several people consecutively your signature line fills the page. You might want to consider condensing that somehow. I always figured a signature was just that, your signed name, not a free billboard. Wink

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

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Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

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If I want to quickly see [X]… I click “[X]” in my Sig line.

Signatures are for other people to see, and optionally for other people to click on. There are other ways to keep personal bookmarks, like in the browser itself or in a separate thread for links one finds useful.

It’s also a good idea to keep in mind the effect signatures have on search engines. For example, if someone wants to list the lights they have, it’s typically better to make the list an image instead of doing it in text, because text tends to mislead the search engines. It ends up guiding people toward a signature about “X” instead of a thread about “X”.

Long signatures also have some unfortunate interactions with my interest-list update script, but that shouldn’t matter to anyone except me. Basically, the sig content trains the script to ignore any posts with long signatures, and when I’m viewing posts that way, the actual post content scrolls offscreen entirely and all I see is the signature, so I might miss requests which have a long sig afterward.

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There is no need to go to extremes with some sensible suggestions that have been made.

Yeah… Taking things to their logical extreme usually accomplishes nothing. It’s typically inflammatory but not productive. For example:

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So if we are going to STERILIZE BLF, let’s do a complete STERILIZATION. … no half measures, all or nothing as far as I am concerned.

No one suggested this. This type of response is called a straw man fallacy, giving the impression of refuting an idea but actually refuting a different idea which nobody brought up. Specifically, this is a sub-category of that called reductio ad absurdum, or appeal to extremes. Like, if someone says “Walking across a busy highway tends to get people hurt… so don’t do that.”, and someone responds “If we restrict walking, we should just outlaw walking entirely.”

Hopefully it’s clear how this kind of thing can interfere with any meaningful or productive discussion. Most topics aren’t all-or-nothing, they have some sort of optimal point in the middle. Finding the sweet spot is a matter of nuance, subtle adjustments in pursuit of balance. Dismissing nuance in favor of logical extremes… doesn’t help. It tosses the baby out with the bath water.

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Just keeping things going with some drama till the next update Big Smile

This is how BLF celebrates CNY. Big Smile

At least we’re not debating the finer points of Joe Biden eating a sandwich. As Randall Munroe says, our brains have just one scale, and we resize our experiences to fit. So during CNY when nothing is happening but the brain needs something to do, “nothing” starts to feel like “something” and we argue about nothing.

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This is the last I will have to say on the subject.

It was suggested more than once that bandwidth needed to be conserved & saved.

It was suggested one way of doing this was eliminating “long signatures”.

The other ‘extremes’ I suggested were done so, as already stated; in a further effort to conserve bandwidth…. a lot of bandwidth really.

So, ‘if’ the goal is truly to conserve bandwidth…. let’s really take all possible actions to conserve it…. rather than pick & choose.

Is there middle ground on this, personally I don’t think so unless we pick & choose. YMMV.

As far as my sig line…. anyone is more than welcome to click on anything there. Someone might find something helpful and/or interesting. Most probably will not however….. just like with every other BLF sig line containing links.
Most people probably never click a single link……

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teacher wrote:
This is the last I will have to say on the subject.

Great! …and it’s not a straw man’s fallacy.

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Yes, well, this almost makes me look forward to the endless slow/lost/damaged/ misdirected shipping posts yet to come.

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Sounds like there is extensive interest in having a discussion about signature lines.

… but perhaps it would be better to have that discussion in a dedicated thread about the topic, rather than having it in the middle of the FW3A thread.

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Of course it would, but these things happen on BLF.

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/\… Well said CRX. Thumbs Up .. And according to my calculation ‘these things’ ended just over 23 hours ago. The exhortation came a bit late didn’t it? Wink

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Now we’re going to have a discussion about keeping threads on topic. Big Smile

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And a lively discussion I am certain it will be…… Wink

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so any news when light will go in full production or are they still waiting for feedback on the few lights they sent out for testing ?

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And a lively discussion I am certain it will be...... ;)

Now what makes you say that?

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What he said.

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Chinese New Year festival ends 2/19 so I wouldn’t expect anything new from them until after that date.

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Hi, New here, please put me in for 2 if it’s not too late. Thanks

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Chinese New Year festival ends 2/19 so I wouldn’t expect anything new from them until after that date.

Depends on the vendor, most manufacturing resumes at least in light shifts by 2/14. I hope we hear about production dates soon!
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Not that it makes one bit of difference what any of us think or hope…… but, I am hoping a few key people get True Production Samples to check out before all out production starts.

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That would be great for everyone, less potential problems/returns/fixes after the fact. It would really save a lot of headaches, especially given the driver fitment issue.

I really hope so too.

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can we get back on topic with the signature lines!

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DB Custom wrote:
And 6 months later you can do it all over again as it will gradually turn back to the natural Ti color with even the slightest wear and tear. ;)
That's why I don't think I should actually use it. It's pretty, but I don't trust it to stay that way if it gets used. If it's anodized like I think it is, the finish won't be very durable. The FW3A gets used a lot though -- more than any other light I have.

 oK I've had it .... having to listen to you talk about your many Fw3A's  has made me a bit crazy ..

 I'm going to start talking about my imaginary Fw3a and how much I like it ...I think the one Fritz sent me in raw form is the nicest. I like it better than the Titanium one he just sent ..

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I think the one Fritz sent me in raw form is the nicest. I like it better than the Titanium one he just sent ..

You’ve got something pretty special there. I think only you, Fritz, and CRX have anything like it… and CRX had to build it from scratch. I agree though, that it’s better than the titanium FW3T. Titanium is heavier and doesn’t handle heat well, and the threads are gritty. So even though it looks good, it’s not as nice to carry.

I’m still waiting for a FW3M, in copper/silver mokune gane.

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would a copper fw3a be out of the question ? since it handles heat superior.

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