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    Default F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    In an effort to make the use of this forum, and the lives of those who moderate and run it, a little easier, I have compiled a list of links to specific discussion threads, and important information announcements, designed to be sort of a F.A.Q. thread that can actually work in this environment.

    While most information sites have a Frequently Asked Questions heading, designed to both help people find the most commonly needed answers, and reduce the need to answer the same basic questions over and over, the traditional F.A.Q. just will not work here due to the vast diversity of sub topics. Even with the use of "stickys" in every sub forum, the lack of a user friendly search feature, results in the same questions being asked, and answered, over and over. Along with the incredible amount of growth this site has undergone, the chance that half truths and outright bad information being given and not being caught by Staff, has increased exponentially. This thread is the best way I could think of to combat this growing problem. Hopefully, this can be stickied as it's own F.A.Q. sub forum.

    To start, I will divide this F.A.Q. into two(2) distinct sections- Important Site Links, and Commonly Discussed Topics, with forum specific links.

    *As always, if you think you know of a better link, or a better way to arrange this, or anything else I might have missed, please PM me so I can review it for inclusion*


    IMPORTANT SITE LINKS
    Forum Rules


    How rules are enforced


    Forum Subscriptions


    Announcements


    Support and suggestions


    Classified Section Rules


    Post in the Correct Forum


    Site Use Features:
    Reputation Score Guide


    Reporting a Post to the Staff


    Guide to Posting Pictures


    Filing a Complaint Against Staff


    How to Post a Signature Image


    Tips on Posting Feature Use(Like Using Quotes)



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    COMMONLY DISCUSSED TOPICS
    Sub-forum links are red, Thread links are blue

    Relating to FIREARMS, Types and Accessories:
    PISTOLS:

    Advice on selecting a pistol


    RIFLES:

    Advice on AKs


    Advice on ARs


    SHOTGUNS:

    Type for home defense


    Bird or Buck shot


    12G vs 410


    NFA/Class 3/Title II:

    How do I get started?


    Overview of laws


    Marking requirements


    Homemade Suppressor


    Guide for making a SBR


    Lawyer or not?


    RELOADING:

    Beginner's guide


    Supply Resources


    OPTICS:

    MIL DOTS


    Relating to CARRYING A FIREARM, LICENSES, METHOD, LAWS, PLACES:
    GENERAL CARRYING TOPICS:

    The actual laws-Uniform Firearms Act(U.F.A.) Links

    Where you can and cannot carry


    Printable fold out summary of laws


    Interstate Transportation overview


    License To Carry Firearms Overcharging


    LTCF Information by County


    CONCEALED CARRY METHOD RELATED:

    Applying for LTCF-General info


    Applying for LTCF-Philadelphia info


    Belts for Carrying


    Holsters for fat guys


    OPEN CARRY METHOD RELATED:

    Open Carry information thread



    Relating to TRAINING, TACTICS, and COMPETITION:
    Due to the transient nature of training classes, you will need to keep an eye on the Training forum for actual class links
    TRAINING, TACTICS, and COMPETITION:

    Online Target Competition


    The Appleseed Project


    IDPA Advice


    Act 235 Advice


    Airsoft as a Training Aid


    Free Targets


    Relating to HUNTING:
    HUNTING:

    Hunter Safety Course


    Pa. Hunting License Information


    Different Types of Hunting Licenses


    PGC WEBSITE


    Trying to Legalize Semi-auto Hunting


    Relating to GUNSMITHING:
    GUNSMITHING:

    Precision Rifle Modifications


    Cutting Down Shotgun Barrels


    Glock Trigger Pull Adjustment

    Gunsmiths


    Relating to RANGES:
    RANGES:

    List of Ranges By County

    Relating to GENERAL FIREARM TOPICS:
    GENERAL:

    Does my Prior Criminal History Preclude me from Owning Firearms or Obtaining a LTCF?


    About Gun "Registration"


    F.A.Q.s About Shipping Firearms


    Guide on Acronyms and Gun Phrases


    Relating to LAW & POLITICS:
    PENNSYLVANIA:

    How to Read a Bill


    Contact Information for Pa. Legislators


    Municipalities in Violation of State Preemption


    NATIONALY:

    List of the RKBA for all 50 STATES


    Pa. Reciprocity Map of the U.S.


    Heller Decision Thread


    Constitution Class


    McDonald Decision Thread


    Relating to CLASSIFIED ADS:
    CLASSIFIEDS:

    Member Feedback:


    Relating to EVENTS:
    LIST OF SCHEDULED EVENTS:


    Relating to REGIONS AND COUNTIES:
    LIST OF COUNTY FORUMS BY REGION:


    Relating to NON-FIREARM RELATED AND SILLY STUFF:
    LOUNGE:

    Political Wasteland:
    Last edited by headcase; July 22nd, 2010 at 10:30 PM.

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    Default Re: F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    RESERVED FOR SPACE

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    Default Re: F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    Stickied because headcase is the man. Thank you IMMENSELY for taking the time/initiative to compile such a list.
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    Default Re: F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    OK, I think I pretty much have it done.

    Again, I am sure there are plenty of threads that other people are constantly directing people to, when they post a thread asking something you have answered a million times. If you think it should be here, PM me or post it, and I will try to see that it gets linked.

    I would suggest that this get posted as it's own forum, like the Rules forum, so that people can always see it right in their face when they view the index.

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    Default Re: F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    Quote Originally Posted by headcase View Post
    OK, I think I pretty much have it done.

    Again, I am sure there are plenty of threads that other people are constantly directing people to, when they post a thread asking something you have answered a million times. If you think it should be here, PM me or post it, and I will try to see that it gets linked.

    I would suggest that this get posted as it's own forum, like the Rules forum, so that people can always see it right in their face when they view the index.

    Dan, is it possible to include a link to this sticky in the activation email that new users get?



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    Default Re: F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    Quote Originally Posted by bdevil73 View Post
    Dan, is it possible to include a link to this sticky in the activation email that new users get?
    I don't know if that would help more than the very first time, for just people who have registered.

    I also think that leaving it stickied in the S&S forum will kind of defeat the purpose. I mean almost every one of these links is a sticky, but no one ever looks. It was actually someone posting a new thread about a rep question, right under the rep sticky, that finally made me sit down and put this together...

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    Default Re: F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    Quote Originally Posted by headcase View Post
    I don't know if that would help more than the very first time, for just people who have registered.

    I also think that leaving it stickied in the S&S forum will kind of defeat the purpose. I mean almost every one of these links is a sticky, but no one ever looks. It was actually someone posting a new thread about a rep question, right under the rep sticky, that finally made me sit down and put this together...
    I agree. I definitely think it should be stickied. I was just looking at other ways to spread the info specifically to new members. Great job by the way.



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    Default Re: F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    I was thinking about it last night... do you guys think it would be better to put this in a format where I post each link in a separate post, along with a relative question? I think that would make it way more effective for someone to use the "search this thread" function, which, if I post instructions on how to do, and spend a little more time getting a more complete list of topic links, could be a pretty good general search tool as well...

    Would that work better, or is it just the vicodin talking?

    Input?

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    Default Re: F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    Anyone? Or is this buried too deep to be noticed...

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    Default Re: F.A.Q. Topic Links *READ FIRST*

    Quote Originally Posted by headcase View Post
    Anyone? Or is this buried too deep to be noticed...
    Personally, I think it's ok as is. While your list is pretty comprehensive, it's also still short enough that it could be quickly browsed for the topic of interest, without even using the search feature.

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