My experience? A little something like this- (for the dev's)
As with most other people, my journey on building a sniper platform was in itself a journey to find information.
Be that as it may, typical word of mouth is a great starting tool as a base of ideas, thoughts, and opinions on how to achieve your goal, which leads me to the next point. Understanding how a tool is used is as important as the tool in its application itself, tells me that if sniping is what I'm looking to do, 1) it would make sense to see how airsoft sniping works first before I build 'dat rifle'. 2) Finding that source of collective reasoning in this day in age, is a simple button click away, thanks to search engine optimization and the idea of putting knowledge in written form for others to share.
If I know anything about research, and finding airsoft sniper information is my topic, it's that, "If a collective amount of people walk like snipers, talk like snipers, act like snipers, chances are, they are snipers". Combining that with the above, and the proof of all the great people here on this forum, the quest completes itself. =)
Today, this site continues to boast multiple avenues of leverage, adding more and more asset value each day by systems of content-based, social networking, advertising, and to some degree E-commerce, all of which we as its consumers and customers vote with our site traffic, as a product worth of our time, and opportunity to help grow like it has helped us in the past.
In conclusion, anyone that values customer service, experience of others, and a place to grow their own knowledge of the sport, I would say a partial combination of good content/search engine optimization and word of mouth of advertisement by its user created evangelists. :tup:
As you can see from my join date I'm virtually a plank owner of the forum, sadly its been such a long time now I can't remember how I came across the forum, but I do remember swapping some posts with the original admin guys on a UK site about VSRs :shrug:
I am also one of the remaining active "old beards" of this site. Joining at february -08 and was already an "lesser-God" on the older forum.
I honestly do not recall at all how I stumbled over here... I think I was looking for a more specific sniping forum since my local society is... Well... fu***ed in so many ways... Thank God we have now another new one that is MUCH better than this Finlands first airsoft society.
Anyhoo I also have been VERY pleased that I did found this marvelous community. =) Would recommend this site for anyone if asked for.
P.S. As I refered myself to a "lesser-God" I once again wield my powers and remind
that make an introduction post into the correct section before you write any new posts or start threads because that is against the rules. Please read the rules of the forum to avoid getting infractions which I tell ya you really do not want. =)