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members for giveaways: there are more benefits if/when you join the community!

This is what happens, if you have some free time, and nothing to do Sad (waiting for new threads, new info, waiting for some sale items)

Already noticed a member (few hundred posts) only showing up in giveaway threads on CPF and BLF;

and low and behold. about 95%+ of his posts are for giveaways...

pretty sick I have to research that.. call it strange interest

 

Edit: deleted table upon request.

 

what do I want to show with this? probably nothing, just publishing the results of my little research Wink

 

edit: You and us are far better off,  if you just joined the talk of the day,  shared your latest dream lights,  shared your grief, shared your problems, showed your new mods,  or post some links to new products,  make a joke or two or even said hi to new members, instead of just joining for giveaways. Or maybe some are just double members accounts Sad 

Edited by: ChibiM on 06/09/2015 - 19:17
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ChibiM wrote:

pretty sick I have to research that.. call it strange interest

USA have NSA
Russia have FSB
Sweden have FRA
BLF have ChibiM

:bigsmile:
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It happens man! I feel like sometimes most of my posts are for my reviews, so I can’t really criticize. That said, I do read a ton of threads here even though I don’t post. Maybe this person is like that? I feel like sometimes I don’t have much to add, so I don’t post much.

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Mhanlen, reviews are of far more value to BLF than someone wanting to walk away with everything without contributing even 1 little thing Wink

Your reviews are plain awesome and have cost you a lot of spare time.

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ChibiM great research. Another interesting thing to find out is what users are only here to post affiliate links and shill for whateverfire companies.

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ChibiM great research. Another interesting thing to find out is what users are only here to post affiliate links and shill for whateverfire companies.

Think I just found the king of affiliate links! His/her name is DanielM Wink

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That's not very difficult, just browse Blf deal alerts, fasttech thread and banggood deal alerts and you'll have the top 10 Wink 

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DanielM wrote:
ChibiM great research. Another interesting thing to find out is what users are only here to post affiliate links and shill for whateverfire companies.

Think I just found the king of affiliate links! His/her name is DanielM Wink


Nah, I would never do affiliate stuff. I like to work for my flashlights. Also the competition is fierce in here.

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Hahaha, you'd have to be really quick to post the latest and greatest link out there Smile 

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They have cost me a bit of time that’s true- but I’m sure you know that, as a fellow reviewer. Anyway thanks, I’m glad I’m seen as a contributer to this site!

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They have cost me a bit of time that’s true- but I’m sure you know that, as a fellow reviewer. Anyway thanks, I’m glad I’m seen as a contributer to this site!

What, you were having doubts? That’s crazy. I’ve watched one of your reviews I think 50 times. You’re the Cristopher Nolan of flashlight reviews. You are unique in this field. So yes, you are seen as a major contributer.
Sorry about the rant but it really grinds my gears when good people stay behind and not so good people get in front.

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I love modding, but I don't have much use at all for flashlights in general.
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Well, we all should know there are people like that in the world. It’s just not something I think about going on here. So many of the members really are so helpful, and give us so much without asking much in return. It’s shocking to think those leaches exist here. Even if they are here all the time, reading every post, that doesn’t make them a contributor to the BLF community. But, what can we do about it? Nothing, really, unless someone wants to start keeping a blacklist… Evil

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ChibiM wrote:

This is what happens, if you have some free time, and nothing to do Sad (waiting for new threads, new info, waiting for some sale items)

Already noticed a member (few hundred posts) only showing up in giveaway threads on CPF and BLF;

and low and behold. about 95%+ of his posts are for giveaways

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJNnDCOK_gw

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Thanks DanielM! I’ve improved my technique tenfold since I did my first one way back when. I had no idea some people watched them that much. Most of my recent reviews have 1000 or less views, some less than 500- despite me thinking I’ve improved them quite a bit. I then look at many other youtube reviews of lights, that have many many more views and figure that I must be doing something wrong- even though I think I’m doing quite a bit right.

One recent review, the manufacturer even told me they wished I had done one in a more wooded area after I reviewed it. I had to explain that despite the lack of their preferred location that I spend a lot of time on them, and I don’t often have the time or work schedule that allows me to travel to a national forest and camp for several days for the purpose of doing a flashlight review for them.

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Huh, I didn’t realize there was a way to list a member’s comments, as opposed to threads.

Thanks ChibiM!

BLF ≠ B-grade Flashlight Forum

 

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i feel a bit guilty on my past few posts on that. haha. i really have nothing to contribute as of now Sad
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Great ChibiM, now you’ve inspired others to do what you’ve done. To think someone is in a dark room, stalking and reading all your history, post by post :bigsmile:

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Man, I'm glad I never post anything!

My PayPal address: oldlumens (insert the @ sign here) gmail.com

My YouTube Flashlight Video Channel

The BLF Modding Links Thread 

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/1374/jQ2wdL.jpg

 

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So did that giveaway-member of the OP ever won a giveaway??

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Hey Chibi, I'm almost at 5000 posts and I'm thinking of doing a giveaway, can you PM me the name of this giveaway-only member? so that I can reserve a small extra present especially for him, if he joins Smile (FTR, I have no evil intentions Wink )

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There are times when I feel like a cad

I don't mean to make anyone mad

But a flashlight for me

Is a tool used to see

More than that I have nothing to add

What I do

 

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djozz wrote:

So did that giveaway-member of the OP ever won a giveaway??

I’ve personally seen it happen a couple of times.

Eh, I guess this meant I got bored wayy earlier than ChibiM. Silly

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I’ve been trying to do this type of search. I can’t find the right combo. All I can get is threads started. How is it done

Click on the user, then My Post -> General Settings -> Content: = Comment (or Both) -> Apply.

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Let him find out for himself.
I submit to you another type of user, the buyer/seller. Only posts here to sell or buy something.
Nothing else.

!elzetta guy!

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ChibiM wrote:

This is what happens, if you have some free time, and nothing to do Sad (waiting for new threads, new info, waiting for some sale items)

Already noticed a member (few hundred posts) only showing up in giveaway threads on CPF and BLF;

and low and behold. about 95%+ of his posts are for giveaways...

pretty sick I have to research that.. call it strange interest

I do also love to walk away with the loot, but next question is what to do with it.

The first few time it may be easy to use the stuff, but soon you got more than enough and do not know what to do with it.

The first few reviews it was nice to get stuff for "free", but today I only review the stuff, but do seldom use it (Do not ask me about long time usage). With maybe 100 charges* I cannot use all of them, but uses only the best ones that match my usage pattern.

*I do not know the correct number, I give charges away to friends and family, but mostly they run screaming away when I ask them if they need a charger or a battery Smile.

 

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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ChibiM wrote:

This is what happens, if you have some free time, and nothing to do Sad (waiting for new threads, new info, waiting for some sale items)

Already noticed a member (few hundred posts) only showing up in giveaway threads on CPF and BLF;

and low and behold. about 95%+ of his posts are for giveaways…

pretty sick I have to research that.. call it strange interest

I do also love to walk away with the loot, but next question is what to do with it.

The first few time it may be easy to use the stuff, but soon you got more than enough and do not know what to do with it.

The first few reviews it was nice to get stuff for “free”, but today I only review the stuff, but do seldom use it (Do not ask me about long time usage). With maybe 100 charges* I cannot use all of them, but uses only the best ones that match my usage pattern.

*I do not know the correct number, I give charges away to friends and family, but mostly they run screaming away when I ask them if they need a charger or a battery Smile.

 

I don’t know how you have time to do all the reviews you do. I know I have had to turn away a few… not that many. But you must have accumulated a ton of stuff you’ll never use ever again. I like you have given a bunch of my stuff away… but I barely have time for the few I do… I could never take on as much as you do. Kudos though, as your reviews have helped many of us here, who don’t have the testing equipment or technical know how to put chargers through any real testing.

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DanielM wrote:
Let him find out for himself.
I submit to you another type of user, the buyer/seller. Only posts here to sell or buy something.
Nothing else.

Yes, these posts (and PM’s which I’ve also received from this member about items for sale) annoy me too. I guess now that the other side now effectively charges sellers might be relevant.

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I don't know how you have time to do all the reviews you do. I know I have had to turn away a few... not that many. But you must have accumulated a ton of stuff you'll never use ever again. I like you have given a bunch of my stuff away... but I barely have time for the few I do... I could never take on as much as you do. Kudos though, as your reviews have helped many of us here, who don't have the testing equipment or technical know how to put chargers through any real testing.

One of the important factors is automated testing. It might take a week to test a battery, but I do not use more than one or two hours.

I will guess that my testing time is about 72 hours each day and only a very small amount of that requires that I do some work.

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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In the giveaways that I’ve run, the users contribution to BLF has never come into question. The fact that the user has registered and said “I’m in” or what ever is required, is proof enough to me that they like flashlights. That is enough for me. If they then want to sell the light or do what ever they want, it is fine by me.
We cant all “give” to the community. If you start analysing the content of users posts, most of the users here would rank very poorly. Quantity does not equal quality Wink

I am not trying to troll this post, just trying to get a bit of perspective from someone who does not post or contribute much!

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mhanlen wrote:
I don’t know how you have time to do all the reviews you do. I know I have had to turn away a few… not that many. But you must have accumulated a ton of stuff you’ll never use ever again. I like you have given a bunch of my stuff away… but I barely have time for the few I do… I could never take on as much as you do. Kudos though, as your reviews have helped many of us here, who don’t have the testing equipment or technical know how to put chargers through any real testing.

One of the important factors is automated testing. It might take a week to test a battery, but I do not use more than one or two hours.

I will guess that my testing time is about 72 hours each day and only a very small amount of that requires that I do some work.

Well I guess that helps. I sort of automate a part of mine but I generally but in 12-20 actual hours into a review.

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I think HKJ has to be reviewer and therefore contributor number 1, both on CPF and BLF!. Thanks HKJ!!!!!

So next time I will look for the funniest member, with the most funny posts.

I guess that must be good old Boaz...speaking of whom! Where is he?

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