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CZ LONG ARMS => CZF RIMFIRES => Topic started by: Hat_man on September 26, 2018, 07:11:12 PM

Title: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Hat_man on September 26, 2018, 07:11:12 PM
Is anyone here also a member at RFC?  I almost feel silly asking.  Feels like I'm starting a Ford/Chevy debate or something. 

I just thought it would be one more place to learn from.  I tried to sign up and they were supposed to send an account set up email/link to follow but it never came.  So I went there (RFC) this morning and it will let me sign in, but says I need to follow that link to complete the account set up. I checked again....no email.  So I clicked on the "resend the email" button and 12 hours later still no email.  Not in my junk mail folder either.  I can't even post to ask a mod what's up.

If any of you all are members over there, did you have any problems getting set up?

Thanks
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: painter on September 26, 2018, 07:17:51 PM
I'm a member there, but signed up long before Vertical Scope bought the site.

They're having all kinds of issues. Good luck.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: wagon on September 26, 2018, 07:19:46 PM
One data point for you:  I have no issue when I register on RFC.


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Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Madcap on September 26, 2018, 11:28:47 PM
I attempted to register for the same reason as you being new to rimfire shooting and experienced precisely the same problem.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: M1A4ME on September 27, 2018, 06:35:49 AM
I'm not a member there.

However, could it be your e-mail settings?  Is it possible your e-mail setting are "seeing" their reply e-mail as spam and just not letting that e-mail into your mail box?

It occurred to me a couple weeks back that I had not been getting e-mail notifications of sales from DVOR and another sales/discount company).  I checked and somehow a combination of my e-mail settings and my account settings at DVOR were not letting me get the e-mails from them.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Jiva on September 27, 2018, 06:40:20 AM
I am a member of RFC and have not had any issues whatsoever with any of the members or any technical difficulties using the site. As with ALL information gleaned from internet sites, CAVEAT EMPTOR, buyer beware, do your research and make judgements for yourself based on info received from what you perceive to be solid sources.

I would highly recommend scouring the site for information even if your registration is delayed since many (if not all) questions you may have regarding CZ rimfire rifles have most likely been addressed and perhaps have their own stickie.

Checking your email settings is sound advice. Good luck getting registered and don't forget that in the meantime you can get a lot of information as a guest.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Hat_man on September 27, 2018, 09:38:17 AM
Thanks everyone.

I checked my email settings and it all looks fine. My activation link for this site and other non gun sites I have signed up for in the past have always come through. 

For Madcap.....did you ever get your activation email and get registered?

For Jiva......I get the "caveat emptor" thing.  I've heard opinions on the advice given over there.  My philosophy on most things is Plan the Work, Work the Plan.  I like researching but ironically, I'm more of a physical learner with an somewhat eidetic memory. 

I do learn a lot by lurking as a guest.  But when I have a question it's nice to be able to post and get more clarification to come up with a plan. I'm like that annoying little kid that constantly asks "why?". 

Think about something like tying your shoes. We do it everyday.  Now try to write out instructions to tie those same shoes.  Not so easy.  Now give those same instructions to a kid trying to learn to tie his shoes.  You can see where that's going to lead.  But show that same kid, with your shoes side by side with him and he gets it quickly.  That's me.  I read and remember and understand a lot. But I may not get it until I can do it physically.

Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Jiva on September 27, 2018, 10:43:02 AM

For Jiva......I get the "caveat emptor" thing.  I've heard opinions on the advice given over there.  My philosophy on most things is Plan the Work, Work the Plan.  I like researching but ironically, I'm more of a physical learner with an somewhat eidetic memory. 


Just to be absolutely clear, I have found more useful information and more helpful, generous individuals on RFC than on any other forum I have ever visited :D
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Hat_man on September 27, 2018, 01:46:02 PM
Didn't mean for it to sound like a slight.  RFC is just like any other forum.  People who know a lot. People who think they know a lot. And people that don't know bubkes.  It was more a reply to the caveat emptor thing. Buyer beware. 
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Boris_LA on September 27, 2018, 02:35:57 PM
I have been member of RFC for very long time. Very helpful forum. Ruger 10/22 and CZ sections are both great. I don't generally read the rest of them.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Hat_man on September 27, 2018, 03:23:02 PM
Thanks everyone.  I still would like to register over there.

Just checked my email again. Nothing yet. Can any of you that are members there ask a mod to check on things?  Sometimes the underscore disappears if they are seeing my email on a form or on something that is already underlined.

My email is the same one in my profile here.

Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Old-Duckman on September 27, 2018, 03:52:09 PM
Belonged and yes there are many knowledgeable members there but... I left due to the overly controlling nature of the moderators and the site in general. Another major annoyance were the many “Comedians” too many posts trying to be funny, most were failed attempts to do so IMO.

So once I left I went back only once to check PMs of which I had one from a member I much respected but disagreed with in areas of gun laws.

So would I recommend the forum, absolutely not but you should find out for yourself. Different strokes for different folks...YMMV.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Madcap on September 28, 2018, 12:22:51 AM
 I visited RFC earlier this morning and I'm registered now. I didn't do anything other than pull up the site to look for some info and found a "welcome" - never did rcv an email activation.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Hat_man on September 28, 2018, 10:09:40 AM
So I checked my email again this morning.  Nothing from RFC.

After reading through numerous posts about potential new members not receiving activation emails I am giving up on them.  It seems this has been a frequent problem for at least the last two months.  It also seems they are having problems with long-term members upgrading their accounts or renewing already upgraded accounts going back to early July. 

It's a shame because I have heard the CZ section over there is very good and I'm sure there are some really smart and friendly folks over there.  But, not being able to to get a simple email sent after hitting the "re-send" button three different days is telling.  In contrast, when I registered here I opened a new tab and checked my email for the activation link, and it was already there. Took me less than five minutes.

I'll probably keep lurking over there as a guest and keep my eye on their support forums, but I'm not going to pursue being a member.  If I see posts in the support forums explaining the problems and how they have been fixed them maybe.  I haven't closed the door to RFC completely, but for the time being, I'll only be looking in through the windows.

For those of you that are members at RFC, please don't take this as a slam against the other members or mods over there. It's not meant to be. The site (not the forums) seems to be a little disorganized right now and issues seem like they are being addressed reactively rather than proactively.   

It's disheartening.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: bamajoey on September 28, 2018, 10:43:34 PM
I'm a member there, but signed up long before Vertical Scope bought the site.

They're having all kinds of issues. Good luck.
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I have been a member there for years, and have received an enormous amount of info on CZ rimfire s. Would you please elaborate on what kind of issues you are talking about.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: Phlyers13 on September 28, 2018, 10:58:43 PM
I had issues over there at first. My account was actually deleted after a day. It’s an awesome forum with a ton of great info.
Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: WorldSBK on September 29, 2018, 12:12:27 PM
So I checked my email again this morning.  Nothing from RFC.

After reading through numerous posts about potential new members not receiving activation emails I am giving up on them.  It seems this has been a frequent problem for at least the last two months.  It also seems they are having problems with long-term members upgrading their accounts or renewing already upgraded accounts going back to early July. 

It's a shame because I have heard the CZ section over there is very good and I'm sure there are some really smart and friendly folks over there.  But, not being able to to get a simple email sent after hitting the "re-send" button three different days is telling.  In contrast, when I registered here I opened a new tab and checked my email for the activation link, and it was already there. Took me less than five minutes.

I'll probably keep lurking over there as a guest and keep my eye on their support forums, but I'm not going to pursue being a member.  If I see posts in the support forums explaining the problems and how they have been fixed them maybe.  I haven't closed the door to RFC completely, but for the time being, I'll only be looking in through the windows.

For those of you that are members at RFC, please don't take this as a slam against the other members or mods over there. It's not meant to be. The site (not the forums) seems to be a little disorganized right now and issues seem like they are being addressed reactively rather than proactively.   

It's disheartening.

Hat_man,

I had the same problem. Never received the email. But I tried to sign in with my registered credentials after a few days, and it worked.

You should try to sign in.
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Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: John A. on September 29, 2018, 01:44:46 PM
I'm a member there, but tend not to ask questions there.  I also haven't visited in a while either.  Last time I posted a question asking about what kind of accuracy that I should expect from shortening my barrel down to 12.5" got some really weird responses.

There were a few genuinely good replies that were trying to be helpful, but, some were just really far out there. 

Telling me to slug the whole barrel and to try to find the tight spot in the barrel and cut it there (so the tight spot in the muzzle would act in a similar fashion as a full choke in a shotgun) and even one guy telling me that he had a barrel shortened down to 1 inch long and it would shoot 1 moa at 100 yards, and another telling me it was illegal to do even while welding and pinning a barrel extension on it.  After that, I lost interest with all the foolishness.  If I wanted to read stupid stuff, I'd go read stuff on cnn website.

Title: Re: Hate to ask about another site but.......
Post by: painter on September 29, 2018, 02:06:33 PM
I'm a member there, but signed up long before Vertical Scope bought the site.

They're having all kinds of issues. Good luck.
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I have been a member there for years, and have received an enormous amount of info on CZ rimfire s. Would you please elaborate on what kind of issues you are talking about.
As have I.

Since Vertical Scope bought the forum members can't upgrade memberships, they have been having issues processing online payments, and some members have lost their 'Team' benefits for no apparent reason. There are threads in the announcement section.

I'm not saying that the CZ section is lacking any amount of support, or info for our rimfires. It's still a wealth of good info if you know who to listen to.