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How about we stop with this offtopic and spam?

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Hey, really fun stuff going on. I hope I’m not interrupting anything important right now but I made some stickers and currently running a giveaway on r/flashlight if anyone is interested

 

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:

3. This one is minor, but why don’t you post in plain text? Trying to quote anything from you means cutting out reams of garbage mark-up tags. And the mark-up you’re using doesn’t seem to enhance anything in your post.

I think he is using the “Advanced post editor” option (look below the text box when writing a comment). If you switch to that the tags disappear. if you need to quote someone using this format, you could click the quote button, switch to the advanced editor, copy the text sans formatting, then switch back to regular. Extra work to be sure, but maybe less frustrating than deleting all the formatting. I’m not sure the formatting adds a lot for the amount of extra text it creates, but using the advanced post editor may come with some benefits we aren’t seeing by using the “simple post editor” (my preference) anyhow.

Personally, I don’t go for all the flash some like to use in sigs/avatars/etc, but I’ve usually had positive interactions with raccoon city. I think he is a valuable member here, and it feels like we really shouldn’t care too much about what he puts in his signature. I heard this line in a play one time: “ ‘to each his own’… said the lady as she kissed the cow”. You can use an ad blocker to remove/block those items if you wanted to, and it wouldn’t cause any trouble or drama.

I’ve not had much interaction with nev since I joined, but it seems from some of his recent posts that he is a kidder (imagine the uncle that always tries to “yank your chain” or “get your goat”) and probably doesn’t like Anduril as much as I do. Bad words are out of place here, but it seems he changed the avatar since then. I’d say we’re probably good at this point.

As is sometimes said: “It takes all types”.

I’m way excited about the FW3-CuTi version. I decided to save my Lexel AUX board for when it arrives. I’m torn on whether I should put some 219b’s (the lovely SW45K variety) in it or some LH351D’s (5000k 90+ cri). My wife will get the FW3C once I’m finished modding, polishing, and applying renaissance wax to it.

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Ozythemandias wrote:

Hey, really fun stuff going on. I hope I'm not interrupting anything important right now but I made some stickers and currently running a giveaway on r/flashlight if anyone is interested

Those look pretty cool!

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Yeah, it is fixed now for me. Good picture too.

I am no expert… but it looks like you did not make complete crispy critters out of any of your LED’s. Thumbs Up

I do see some dark areas on them all…. BUT, that may just be on the optic or dirty LED’s.

You can clean the LED’s & MCPCB with a Q-tip & alcohol if you wish.
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Have you got a pic of yours Nev? So we could compare.


There you go teach , a link is better than nowt.
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Personally, I don’t go for all the flash some like to use in sigs/avatars/etc, but I’ve usually had positive interactions with raccoon city. I think he is a valuable member here, and it feels like we really shouldn’t care too much about what he puts in his signature. I heard this line in a play one time: “ ‘to each his own’… said the lady as she kissed the cow”. You can use an ad blocker to remove/block those items if you wanted to, and it wouldn’t cause any trouble or drama.

I think they’re just distracting, especially racoon’s creepy sig picture. If it was small, maybe not so much. And really, what do big unrelated sig pictures add? At best, it makes the forum look like it’s filled with advertising.

I’ll look into an ad-blocker. Do you recommend one for Chrome? Ad block plus, maybe? Can it remove just racoon’s sig, and not mess anything else up? Nobody else’s sig bothers me in the least, so I don’t want to block anything else.

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Ublock origin by Raymond Hill

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+1 ublock origin

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Nev wrote:
teacher wrote:
Yeah, it is fixed now for me. Good picture too.

I am no expert… but it looks like you did not make complete crispy critters out of any of your LED’s. Thumbs Up

I do see some dark areas on them all…. BUT, that may just be on the optic or dirty LED’s.

You can clean the LED’s & MCPCB with a Q-tip & alcohol if you wish.
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Have you got a pic of yours Nev? So we could compare.


There you go teach , a link is better than nowt.
https://ibb.co/3dNc3Lj0

Thanks Nev… Those are XP-L HI aren’t they??

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Thumbs Up .. The one on upper left the main problem??

Was this pic before the famous meltdown video?? Wink

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They were took just before the video , for neal.

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Nev wrote:
They were took just before the video , for neal.

OK…. thanks mate. Beer

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teacher wrote:
Nev wrote:
They were took just before the video , for neal.

OK…. thanks mate. Beer

Thanks teacher , I’ll delete the huge photo before someone gets the hump Wink
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See the bottom one? That spec of whatever can cause it to look like the top left one after a few seconds of turbo. That is the worst solder job I have ever seen. The wires, the LEDs, the solder balls, the flux. It’s all bad.

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contactcr wrote:
See the bottom one? That spec of whatever can cause it to look like the top left one after a few seconds of turbo. That is the worst solder job I have ever seen. The wires, the LEDs, the solder balls, the flux. It’s all bad.

Yep , I thought so too.
I probly coulda done better with my 1980’s soldering iron.
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OK.. these pics were before the ‘Magic Smoke’ Nev. Did the emitters look any different after the video episode??

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No, they look the same , the only difference is ,the black wire is now desoldered, probly because it got even hotter because the bezel wasn’t pushing down & aiding heat transfer ,
I could smell the burning plastic before I opened it , that’s the reason I opened it.

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I wish there would be ignore option for some dumb muthafuckas….
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I wish there would be ignore option for some dumb muthafuckas….
Reading would be much more pleasant.
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Are they doing anything different with the buttons on the newer FW3A/C/Ts?

I just got a new FW3C from Illumn and it seems the button on this version is easier to activate and feels softer. I prefer the original button.

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Are they doing anything different with the buttons on the newer FW3A/C/Ts?

I just got a new FW3C from Illumn and it seems the button on this version is easier to activate and feels softer. I prefer the original button.


Some people’s complained that it was to easy to accidentally activate,
Lumentop changed the button to make it activate easier ,
I think the two are related.
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That’s unfortunate. Thankfully, everything is swappable, so I’ve switched the buttons between my FW3A and FW3C.

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f0xx wrote:
Ublock origin by Raymond Hill

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oweban wrote:
+1 ublock origin

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Excellent, it works! Thanks! No more of racoon’s annoying page-spanning sig graphics. Big Smile

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Good God can’t we all just get along? If you see something you don’t like, just ignore it and move on. Some people need to learn to not be so damn sensitive and stop the constant complaining about others comments or postings. It’s just words and pictures, no way can they physically hurt you. You only let them hurt you feelings because you’re just too sensitive for the internet.

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That being said and back on topic, I just ordered my FW3Ti polished XPL! Cool

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
f0xx wrote:
Ublock origin by Raymond Hill

Edit: I’ll respond to the other questions when I’m not driving.. currently at a red light.

oweban wrote:
+1 ublock origin

Adblock plus has sold out

Excellent, it works! Thanks! No more of racoon’s annoying page-spanning sig graphics. Big Smile

It also removes ads!

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If it removes adds , then maybe I should get it , thanks Thumbs Up

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Ok, wut?

Why would you block ads on BLF?

I don’t actually.

BLF is one of the many sites to which I added a whitelist for ads on desktop.

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Hi, please stop with the petty arguments and personal insults. Also please go back and delete any of your recent posts in this thread that were unrelated to the topic of the FW3A, and also delete any of your posts that contained overt or disguised profanity. Thank you in advance.

 

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
f0xx wrote:
Ublock origin by Raymond Hill

Edit: I’ll respond to the other questions when I’m not driving.. currently at a red light.

oweban wrote:
+1 ublock origin

Adblock plus has sold out

Excellent, it works! Thanks! No more of racoon’s annoying page-spanning sig graphics. Big Smile

Awesome to hear that it works because Ad Block Plus extension in Firefox is pretty useless now.

Can you explain how you blocked that sig pic please? PM me if you like

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